The Council Room is a magnificent event space with a wood panelling and an intricate glass domed ceiling. It is an ideal room for large meetings, drinks receptions and as an overflow space from Cowdray Hall, making it a perfect space for catering, event registration and exhibitions. As a standalone space it can accommodate events for up to 140 people.
The town house at no. 20 Cavendish Square has a rich and interesting history running back almost 300 years. Thought to have been built in 1729 by Edward Shepherd, it was one of the earliest houses in the square and has had some eminent residents including Lord Montford, Lord Barrington and England’s Prime Minister, Lord Asquith.
Sir Edwin Cooper considerably remodel the building in 1922. The room Cooper designed as a dining room is now the Council Room. Here, the decoration of rich panelling spaced with carved pilasters and a glass domed ceiling picks up the classical architecture of the earlier house. In the spandrels of the dome are fibrous plaster medallions containing low relief busts of Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Viscount and Viscountess Cowdray.
20 Cavendish Square boasts a range of flexible spaces perfect for events big and small.