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The Cholmondeley Room and connecting Terrace are the largest venues available for hire in the House of Lords.
Have drinks in the Cholmondeley Room before moving to the Terrace for a sit-down lunch or dinner. Alternatively, the Terrace can be used for receptions or cocktail parties.
Throughout the Cholmondeley Room you can see royal coats of arms from William the Conqueror to Queen Victoria.
The ornate wallpaper was designed by Augustus Pugin, who collaborated with Charles Barry to produce the gothic designs throughout the Houses of Parliament.
The Cholmondeley Room & Terrace ( PDF 325 KB) hire rates
Breakfast receptionRecommended minimum: 50Absolute maximum: 150*BreakfastRecommended minimum: 50Absolute maximum: 120*
Lunch canapé receptionRecommended minimum: 100Absolute maximum: 250*LunchRecommended minimum: 50Absolute maximum: 120*
Afternoon tea receptionRecommended minimum: 50Absolute maximum: 150*
Afternoon tea (seated)Recommended minimum: 50Absolute maximum: 120*
Evening canapé reception Recommended minimum: 100Absolute maximum: 250*
DinnerRecommended minimum: 50Absolute maximum: 120*
*The absolute maximum capacity must be observed, in line with the House of Lords health and safety practices.