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Assembly Hall

About the Assembly Hall

Built in 1939 our stunning Grade II Assembly Hall was designed by world-renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker. Natural light streams through the 15 arched windows onto the gallery level, but can be darkened if required. The polished English oak panelling and emblems sit beneath the room’s architectural focal point - a striking 30-foot glass dome. Assembly Hall is a large 519 square meters conference venue that is suitable for different types of events such as Weddings, Special Events, Christmas Parties, Product Launches, Annual Grand Meetings, Exhibitions, Dinner And Dance, Award Ceremonies, Conferences and Meetings.

Key Details

  • Full wheelchair accessibility
  • Air conditioning
  • Flexible stage (if required)
  • Natural daylight
  • Hard wired interconnectivity with all other rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Web-streaming and live broadcasting available
  • Unique domed ceiling
  • Private gallery
Find out more about our Delegate Day Rate

Room usage

Wedding Venue

Special Events Venue

Christmas Party Venue

Product Launch Venue

AGM Venue

Exhibition Venue

Dinner And Dance Venue

Award Ceremony Venue

Conference and Meeting Venue

Specifications

Room

Area
519 m2
Height (max)
9.7m (32ft)
Height (min)
7.1m (23ft) under gallery
Diameter
22.8m (76ft)

Capacities

Location
First floor
Reception
550
Seated lunch/dinner
372
Dinner dance
288
Seated buffet
216
Cabaret
208
Classroom
198
Theatre
600 (468 lower level + 132 gallery)

Lighting

Lighting
Tungsten halogen
Control in room
Yes
Dimmers
Yes

Power

Number of 32 amp single phase sockets
6 (ground floor 2 / gallery 4)
Number of 13 amp plugs
54 (main floor 34 / gallery 20)
Number of 3 phase sockets (63 amp)
1
Telephone / Data points (CAT 6)
Main floor 46 / gallery 36
HDSI distribution
Yes
*Cabaret style is based on tables of 8. Dinner is based on table of 12

About Assembly Hall

The Assembly Hall – Large Conference Venue in Westminster

The largest event room at Church House Westminster is the Assembly Hall which has a theatre style capacity of over 600. The hall is round in shape and has an impressive domed roof and oak panelling.  Designed by world renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, the Assembly Hall is the impressive centre piece of this central London venue. The room is split over two levels a capacity of 468 on the lower level and 132 in the gallery, which runs around the whole room. On the gallery level there are 15 arched window giving natural daylight, alternatively the room can be darkened if required.

The Assembly Hall was originally built to hold the General Synod, the legislative body of the Church of England. Synod still takes place at the venue over a week in February each year, however the rest of the time the 19 rooms that make...

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The Assembly Hall – Large Conference Venue in Westminster

The largest event room at Church House Westminster is the Assembly Hall which has a theatre style capacity of over 600. The hall is round in shape and has an impressive domed roof and oak panelling.  Designed by world renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, the Assembly Hall is the impressive centre piece of this central London venue. The room is split over two levels a capacity of 468 on the lower level and 132 in the gallery, which runs around the whole room. On the gallery level there are 15 arched window giving natural daylight, alternatively the room can be darkened if required.

The Assembly Hall was originally built to hold the General Synod, the legislative body of the Church of England. Synod still takes place at the venue over a week in February each year, however the rest of the time the 19 rooms that make up Church House Westminster become one of London’s most popular conference and events venues.

The Assembly Hall is not only the largest event space in the venue but also the most flexible. As a meeting and conference room, the Hall can seat up 600 people theatre style over the two levels. For a cabaret style meeting the capacity is 208 on round tables with a maximum of 8 delegates per table.

The room can also accommodate large drink receptions for up to 500 guests. The design of the round room with its eight entrances is perfect for the serving of drinks and canapes, assuring that all guests are served promptly. With a dining capacity of 372 the plentiful entrances also assure a smooth service for dinner.

Assembly Hall is most often hired/used as a dinner, dinner dance venue and award ceremony venue. With an excellent selection of menus provided by our inhouse catering team, Church House is a stunning Central London venue for dinner. With a maximum capacity of 372 for dinner and 300 for a dinner dance, dining under the dome of this spectacular room provides an amazing setting for an evening of fine dining.

All events within the Assembly Hall are supported by our excellent in-house Audio-Visual team. While the building itself has huge historical interest, the technical infrastructure is among the best in London, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Assembly Hall. Two Ultra HD 4K projectors throw out crystal clear images onto a variety of different screen set ups, while a state of the art D&B sound system provides the highest quality sound. With four fixed remote cameras and a video cast encoder permanently installed web streaming of any event is available.

Since Church House Westminster first opened in 1990 it has played host to a variety of different events, the largest of which have all featured the Assembly Hall, these have included fashion shows for London Fashion Week, political hustings and debates, wine tastings, concerts, Assembly Hall was also a popular and hired Christmas party venue and exhibitions venue.

Situated just off Parliament Square, behind Westminster Abbey the venues unique location provides excellent transport links, via both St James’s Park and Westminster tube station and Waterloo and Victoria main line stations.

If you have any questions regarding our conference venues in Westminster, please call us on 020 7390 1590 or fill in our contact form.

 

 

 

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