Council Room

  • Up to 140 delegates
  • Ideal for receptions & exhibitions
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Room features

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.

Movable 65 inch TV screens (4K Ultra HD)
Complementary WiFi

A rich history

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.

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Council Room | Drinks Reception | 20 Cavendish Square

London event space

Meeting space with historic features

London exhibition space

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Latest technology

Latest technology

Our venue is packed with the latest AV tech to ensure your event is a success. From premium quality sound equipment and projectors to PTZ cameras and wireless presentation systems.

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Onsite hospitality

Onsite hospitality

Our hospitality menus have been created to suit a range of different events and meet delegate taste and dietary requirements. All food is prepared onsite using fresh ingredients of the highest quality, most sourced locally.

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Experienced venue staff

Experienced staff

Our friendly venue team have years of experience going above and beyond to support your events. And of course they also know our venue inside-out.

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