Corporate Events & Entertaining » Dinners
The sequence of sumptuous State and Private Apartments within Syon House were designed for leisure, pleasure and entertaining. The principal Floor of Syon House is offered most usually on an exclusive basis, and guests are welcome to view and enjoy the rooms, as well as having the option to have formal or informal tours.
The State Dining Room can host up to 50 guests on one long spectacular table, or around 80 people on round tables. The Great Hall can host up to 120 guests on round tables. Both Robert Adam rooms are decorated in cool pale tones – and linked by the brightly coloured and vivid Anteroom. Adam remarked that instead of being hung with damask tapestry and soft furnishing, his plan was for the rooms to be “finished with stucco, and adorned with statues and paintings that they may not retain the smell of victuals” – hence they are welcoming and formal.
The grand scale and splendour of the Great Hall resembles the Imperial Rome of a Hollywood epic with its splendid black and white marble flooring, echoing the ceiling pattern and decorative stucco work. It was based on a Roman Basilica. Its purpose, even to this day, is to give welcome to the Duke’s guests.
The pinky-white and gold State Dining Room features marbles statues representing the mythological gods and goddesses of food and wine.
The Duke’s Private Dining Room is a wonderful option for an intimate dinner party of between 20 and 30 guests around the antique mahogany table, and is offered with the neighbouring Green Drawing Room for after-dinner coffee and relaxing.
The Long Gallery is the most elegant room in which to hold pre-dinner drinks with its magnificent views of the tidal watermeadow too. The State Dining Room and Great Hall can also be used for drinks. If the weather is favourable, guests are welcome to use the Inner Courtyard garden compete with its parterre garden, central fountain and perfumed white and cream flowers, before or after dinner. After-dinner coffee is usually served at table, or for smaller groups within the Green Drawing Room with comfortable sofas, roaring fire and grand piano.
Dancing is not permitted inside Syon House – but we can recommend acoustic musicians or entertainers to enhance your evening.
The Great Conservatory is offered for summer evening dinners with dancing from April to mid-October each year. This unique historical glass building is set in the Pleasure Grounds – and works for parties with between 50 and 160 guests seated for dinner – or up to 200 for a standing drinks reception. Pre-dinner dinks are served on the formal lawns in front of the venue, with the Cactus House and arm areas being used in inclement weather. We are pleased to have hosted some excellent parties here: the venue is elegant, classic, and relaxed. Ask the team about using Syon House and the Great Conservatory together for a summer celebration too.
Food and drinks are supplied by your choice of caterer from Syon Park’s excellent approved list. It is a condition of hire that clients choose from this list. All the approved caterers are experienced party planners.