One Great George Street is a stately and versatile venue that makes the perfect location both for corporate events and dazzling private celebrations. Known to be one of the best large conference venues in London, there are 21 different event spaces available including 2 purpose built theatres that can cater for up to 240 attendees. The venue's enviable location right next to Parliament Square and the Palace of Westminster has also helped to solidify its reputation as a top London film location. Opulent and grand, both inside and out, this is a venue that delivers results.
When you host an event at One Great George Street you know that it is going to be a success. Its stately foyer of Portland stone with its grand sweeping staircase is both impressive and welcoming, setting the scene for something spectacular. Lovingly designed by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the venue is an architectural dream filled with natural light. Complete with intricate details such as ornate plasterwork, fine art and bespoke wood panelling, it is a building that delights. The One Great George Street event spaces can successfully cater for a wide range of events, from grand white weddings to state press conferences and meetings attended by world leaders.
The Great Hall is the most magnificent room in the venue featuring marble walls, gold leaf detail and a wide oak floor, perfect for gala dinners, fashion events and wedding receptions for up to 400 guests. The venue's two conference theatres are fitted with the latest AV technologies and can seamlessly accommodate up to 340 people for product launches, screenings or presentations. Private Dining is also a speciality and the venue regularly caters for private parties, lunches and business events in event spaces including the President's dining room, which has its own discreet private staircase. Food is somewhat of a speciality here and the in-house team lead by a passionate Executive Chef proudly delivers seasonal food of the highest quality for every event.
The venue is developing a reputation as a top film location in London for a variety of productions including feature films, period dramas and TV series. Its grand staircase, period features and large entrance foyer act as memorable production backdrops for a range of scenes. Within easy reach of major landmarks including the Houses of Parliament and St James's Park, as well as key transport links, it is an ideal venue for corporate events in Westminster.
One Great George Street is the headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The building was designed by architect James Miller and built between 1910 and 1913. The elaborate painted ceiling in the Great Hall and its crystal chandeliers commemorate the Institution of Civil Engineers' members who served during the First World War. The rooms are named after civil engineering's most important contributors such as the Thomas Telford Theatre which is named after the Institution's first president.
The building was modernised between 1987 and 1991. During this time, the Godfrey Mitchell Theatre was added and on the lower ground, two meeting rooms created. The building has always been available for its members to use for meetings and banquets, but it first became a dedicated conference venue for external use in 1989. Key events that have been held here include, The signing of the charter establishing UNESCO in 1945, The Butler Report press conference in July 2004, G7 and the presentation of the Labour Manifesto in the 1990's.