Strictly ballroom

Restaurants make a delicious option for functions.

By Zoe Winograd, November 12, 2012
Banquet at the Royal Exchange

Banquet at the Royal Exchange

Is it all about chandeliers, pillars and ceiling mouldings? Is it about historic London locations? Perhaps it is the feeling of all the glitterati who danced and dined there in centuries gone by. Whichever it is, there is something special about a classic venue.

The Savoy

Iconic architecture, history, enviable London views

In the centre of town, but overlooking the Thames, The Savoy's banqueting rooms hold 60 to 800 guests, with space for large-scale entertainment and dance floors. The Lancaster Room was designed by Réné Sergeant after an 18th-century Parisian salon. Kosher catering is available.

The Dorchester

"A classic venue is about the style, the tradition, the history."

One of the oldest-established hotels in London, the Dorchester has given its ballroom (seating 500) a major refurbishment, restoring Oliver Ford's 1930s art deco interior.

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

"Privacy, exclusivity and security"

The entire first floor of this hotel can be booked for a single event, amid red cherrywood panelling, marble fireplaces and large windows. The hotel's ballroom can host dinners for 370 or receptions for 500 and can be divided into two salons. The black marble reception foyer, displaying fine art and antiques, links the ballroom to a further seven rooms, each with "its own personality".

The Park Lane Hotel

"A classic venue is one which can stand the test of time in terms of location, design and atmosphere, quality; from beautiful gold fittings to ornate mirrored lighting and grand dance floor."

Seating 350 people for a dinner-dance, the ballroom at the Park Lane Hotel is 11,000 sq ft of restored 1920s glamour. Arieh Wagner is the exclusive on-site kosher caterer.

The Mayfair Hotel

"Contemporary elegant surroundings and cool atmosphere" and "being at the forefront of fashion and film, art and music"

The hotel has been the official hotel partner of London Fashion Week for five years and also maintains a warm relationship with the British Film Council and British Film Festival. The Mayfair's largest space, the Crystal Room, has orient-inspired Shagreen style walls and the largest Baccarat chandelier in Europe and seats 180 for dinner.

The Landmark London Hotel

"An elegant and luxurious hotel... professional, approachable events teams and exceptional service."

The hotel's banqueting rooms are classically designed with original Victorian features, high ceilings, chandeliers and lots of natural daylight. The Grand Ballroom caters for a 750-guest reception or 500-guest seated banquet, the Ballroom holds 500 standing or 408 seated. The Winter Garden restaurant, with soaring glass-roofed atrium, makes a stunning evening venue.

Langham Hotel

Magic, romance and light white spaces.

The Langham's Grand Ballroom seats 250, with optional extension to the Middleton Rose Garden – as regal as it sounds. Smaller gatherings can be held in the Private Carriage Rooms or Langham House meeting rooms.

One Moorgate Place

Modern technology within an elegant, historic space

The luxurious rooms are all fully-equipped for your event entertainment. One Moorgate Place suits gatherings of six to 600, with Hermolis as kosher caterer.

Last updated: 2:12pm, November 12 2012