An image of the council chamber under preparation for a wedding. A lighting rig set up can be seen attached to the ceiling and long tables line the walls of the room with decorations.

The Council Chamber

A view from the balcony of the Council Chamber. Guests stand at long tables underneath hanging fair lights.

Located on the first floor at the front of our building, accessed via an opulent marble staircase, the wood-panelled Council Chamber is a timeless event space. Light, spacious and versatile, the Council Chamber is perfect for those looking for real creative flair with the ability to transform for a variety of different events.

Hire of the Council Chamber comes with direct access to the Members’ Library which acts as a breakout space and additional function room. The Members’ Library can be transformed into a bar, breakout room, dance floor or whatever additional space your event calls for.


Council Chamber Capacities: 120 sit-down dinners, 140 theatre-style, 200 standing 

(With Members’ Library: 180 sit-down dinners, 210 standing)

Dimensions: Lengths 16m, Width 10m

Suitable for: Weddings, conferences, dinners, lectures, concerts, private parties, birthdays

Rates: 12 hour hire period from £2,500 to £3,300 + VAT
Wedding packages start from £5,500 + VAT for the Council Chamber, £6,000 + VAT for the staircase (Sundays only) and £4,000 + VAT for a ceremony only on the staircase (Sundays only).

Availability: The Council Chamber is available to hire in January, July (weekends only), August and September

Additional Fees:

  • Extended hire periods and load-in and load-out days negotiable
  • Bespoke technical packages are available from the venue at additional cost
  • Staffing costs are quoted bespoke for your event

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