Somerset House, the event venue, is launching its largest and most exclusive indoor space this autumn, Embankment Galleries.

Running the entire length of the South Wing and situated on two floors with capacity for 800 people standing, the opening of the 1,059 square metres Embankment Galleries for the 2017-18 autumn and winter seasons will significantly increase event capacity at Somerset House.

The space is suitable to host product launches, experiential events and large dinners. Somerset House is running an open house event on April 19 – 20, 2017, to showcase the Embankment Galleries’ versatility. The production company, Light Motif, and the florist, Pinstripes and Peonies, will transform the space to illustrate the variety of events that can be staged.

Jenny Freestone, head of corporate events for Somerset House Trust, commented: “This is a very exciting time for Somerset House as we’re able to offer our largest venue to event organisers for autumn and winter 2017-18. Up until now, this exclusive space has not been available for such an extended period of time. We expect demand to be very high for this versatile venue.”