Dinners and receptions

A magnificent venue in an ancient fortress

A magnificent venue in an ancient fortress

Letting down our guard

Nearly 1,000 years of siege, ceremony, triumphs, tears, blood and even bears help create the remarkable atmosphere you will experience inside these ancient stone walls.

Give your guests a truly unique experience with a private view of the Crown Jewels, a special Yeoman Warder tour or allow them to stand witness to the ancient Ceremony of the Keys.

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The White Tower

At the centre of this ancient fortress and World Heritage Site is its oldest and most recognisable building – the White Tower.

The King’s Great Hall on the first floor is a truly special space for dinners and receptions, and a magnificent experience at night. Adjoining rooms hold vast displays of armour belonging to English kings including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Capacity

  • Up to 250 guests for a reception
  • Up to 90 guests for a dinner

Availability

  • Evening hire only

The New Armouries

This versatile and accessible space is suited for any large reception or dinner. Offering easy access to the Tower’s inspiring and ancient surroundings, it is a unique and inspiring backdrop corporate away-days and can be used in conjunction with other venues around the Tower to offer guests a memorable experience.

Capacity

  • Up to 300 guests for a reception
  • Up to 240 guests for a dinner
  • Up to 150 guests for a lunch

Availability

  • Day and evening hire available
Long tables set up for dining in the Banqueting Suite set for dinner with garlands and flowers
A long table set for dinner guests in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers space

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

When this prestigious space is not hosting a regimental function for the Fusiliers it is available for your important occasion.

With splendid oil paintings of venerable field marshals and historic displays of regimental colours, this refined venue also offers a wonderful vantage point for the White Tower and the Waterloo Barracks.

Objects of interest include a brass deck plate recovered from HMS Antelope, sunk in 1982 in the South Atlantic, and regimental colours embroidered by Queen Charlotte and her daughters.

Capacity

  • Up to 80 guests for a reception
  • Up to 70 guests for a dinner
  • Up to 40 guests for a lunch

Availability

  • Day and evening hire available
  • Pre-dinner receptions can be held in the museum

St Thomas's Tower

Built over 700 years ago, these chambers were part of the Tower's residential area. The tower once looked out over the river, and spans the infamous Traitor's Gate.

Receptions can be held in the unrestored hall, a fascinating archaeological record of the building’s history.

Dinners are held in the king's colourful bedchamber, with its grand fireplace, four poster bed and King Edward I's oratory – the little 'chapel over the water'.

Capacity

  • Up to 40 guests for a reception
  • Up to 20 guests for a dinner

Availability

  • Available for evening hire, May to September inclusive

Wakefield Tower

This wonderful vaulted room was originally created as part of Henry III's lodgings and was probably used by the King as a private audience chamber.

On a fine summer evening, guests spilling out onto the Wall Walk will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the White Tower, Tower Bridge and the River Thames.

Capacity

  • Up to 80 guests for a reception
  • Up to 40 guests for a dinner

Availability

  • Available for evening hire, May to September inclusive

The Jewel House

No experience of the Tower is complete without seeing the Crown Jewels: the world's most valuable array of crowns, coronation regalia and jewels.

The fabled collection lies secure behind 2,000kg vault doors, but before passing through guests can enjoy a reception in the spacious Hall of Monarchs.

Most of the gold and silver-jewel encrusted pieces on display are the objects used at the coronation of a sovereign. Some were created for Her Majesty The Queen's coronation in 1953. St Edward's Crown is considerably older — it was made in 1661.

Capacity

  • Up to 150 guests for a reception.
  • Up to 500 guests for private views.

Availability

  • Available for evening hire and pre-opening
  • Tours available before or after public opening hours
  • Usual closure time of 20:00 extended upon request
Dinner tables decorated with flowers in The New Armouries Banqueting Suite

I cannot get over how beautiful the tables and flowers looked in The New Armouries. A lot of people couldn’t believe the flowers were real!

Hannah Ward at Premier League

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