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House of Commons

Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA

Dominating the banks of the River Thames this UNESCO World Heritage Site provides an iconic backdrop for your event. We have 10 event spaces for hire.

The principal function rooms on the upper floors of the New Palace of Westminster, including the Members’ and Strangers’ Dining Rooms and the Pugin Room, designed by Charles Barry in a generalised ecclesiastical style and Augustus Pugin, whose inventive genius for adapting gothic forms created the elaborate interiors. Individually, these spaces can host up to 170 guests for lunch or dinner and 200 guests for a reception or when combined the spaces will accommodate 300 standing guests.

The lower floor offers four smaller private dining rooms and the Churchill Room, so named as many of his paintings hang on its walls. These individual rooms can seat between 10 and 100 guests for lunch or dinner or 25 to 100 for standing receptions. Outside on the Commons Terrace is the Terrace Pavilion, a purpose built marquee, which can accommodate up to 200 guests for standing receptions and opens out onto the eastern river frontage of the Palace overlooking the River Thames.

We have an enviable reputation for delivering first class catering and services. Whatever your occasion, we will work with you to create an experience to remember whether it is a showcase dinner or corporate event, planning your party or wedding, finding the ideal venue, or a drinks reception or working lunch, we deliver successful, stress free and memorable events.

As one of the world’s most iconic buildings, no other venue in the world is more instantly recognised than the Palace of Westminster. It is impossible to walk through its corridors or dine in its imposing function rooms without a deep sense of awe.

It is a unique venue and a very special place. We invite you to share it with us for your own special occasion.

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  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Dancefloor
  • Disabled access
  • Permission to theme/decorate the venue
  • Outside area/ lawn, courtyard or terrace
  • Wedding license

Individual room capacities

NameReceptionSit downTheatreArea in m2
Members' Dining Room200170150181.1
Strangers' Dining Room100606490.8
Pugin Room6020-57.9
Churchill Dining Room10010070127.9
Terrace Pavilion200-90161
Dining Room A Bar50-3061.9
Terrace Dining Room A80546071
Terrace Dining Room B24243546.6
Terrace Dining Room C/D25142022.5

Special offers

40% off venue hire for selected dates in may and june 2017

40% Off venue hire for selected dates in May and June 2017

The House of Commons has an exclusive offer of 40% discount on venue hire for all new event bookings for selected dates in May and Junel 2017.

Steeped in history, the Palace of Westminster provides a unique setting for your event. Your guests will experience a dramatic sense of occasion as they enter Westminster Hall an pass through the stunning Central Lobby before arriving at the House of Commons. Our impressive venues are exceptionally versatile and ideal for any occasion, from an intimate dinner to a lavish reception we have the facilities to suit.

Please contact the House of Commons Events Team to make your enquiry and quote ‘LLMAY’ to claim your 40% discount. 020 7219 3090

Terms and conditions

This offer applies to all new bookings confirmed for events taking place throughout May June 2017.

It is subject to availability and does not apply to existing confirmed/provisional bookings


Attended a wedding & reception at HOP, in May last year.

From start to finish, the staff and venue were absolutely perfect!

Highly recommended

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