More than 150 event professionals gathered at Somerset House on Tuesday 16th October for an exclusive showcase of the prestigious East Wing Galleries.
The spectacular event, held at one of London’s most iconic architectural and cultural landmarks, was hosted in association with Payne & Gunter and in collaboration with renowned Welsh chef, Bryn Williams, who also opened a new restaurant at Somerset House earlier this year.
The East Wing Galleries were brought to life for the evening with an array of sumptuous food and drinks, together with stunning lighting and AV displays throughout the series of open plan interlinking rooms.
Primarily used as an exhibition space for the venue’s varied cultural programme, the East Wing is available for exclusive hire for a limited time only from October 2018 to April 2019. With a standing capacity of 300, it offers a versatile, opulent space for all kinds of events from press and product launches to Christmas parties.
During the evening, guests enjoyed an exclusive ‘Walking Menu’ where each dish was served in a different room. Dishes included delights such as compressive watermelon, Dorset crab and avocado; pan-fried stone bass and saffron fennel; roast salsify, rainbow chard, girolle mushroom and beetroot dressing; and for dessert, pink lady posset, tonka bean, marshmallow and blackberries.
Jenny Freestone, Head of Corporate Events at Somerset House, comments: "We were thrilled to showcase our fabulous East Wing Galleries last night. Having recently won Best Christmas Venue at the London Venue Awards, it has been great to give event professionals a taste of the East Wing, which is available for Christmas party packages for the very first time this year.”
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