Hire the Serpentine Sackler Gallery for your next event, one of the two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens.
Situated within the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery with The Magazine restaurant combines the grace of historic Grade II listed building with the coolness of a contemporary art Space.
First opened to the public in September 2013, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery gives life to this former 1805 gunpowder store, formally known as The Magazine.
Available for corporate and private hire, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and the Magazine restaurant are unique venues in which to hold beautiful events.
Since the launch of their original and much acclaimed Dover Street Chucs Bar and Grill in 2014, Chucs has now expanded to other iconic locations in London; Westbourne Grove, opened in 2016 with its secret garden, Harrods amongst the luxurious surroundings of the Fine Watch Room and Chucs Serpentine at the Magazine, in Zaha Hadid’s landmark Serpentine Sackler Gallery extension opened early 2018.
They offer classic Italian cuisine specialising in flavours of the Italian Riviera made with delicious seasonal ingredients all set in timeless, stylish surroundings. They also create bespoke menus and offer tastings for alternative cuisines.
Can we use the outside space?
If you hire the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and Magazine restaurant together, weather permitting you are welcome to use the outdoor seating within the gated perimeter of the spaces.
Is it possible to have earlier access for set up?
As the galleries are open to the public 10:00-18:00, earliest front of house access possible is from 18:00. With the exhibitions that are in place, there isn't usually the need to build too much set up around them. For any branding and build needs, the Magazine restaurant can be hired earlier in the day.
How does the catering work?
Serpentine Sackler Gallery have an exclusive caterer on site at the Magazine restaurant, Chucs, who run the space when it is operating as a public restaurant, as well as catering for private events. They can offer their speciality Italian menus of canapes, bowl food and three course meals, or create something bespoke to suit you.
Is there parking?
There is a car park opposite the venue that is free from 18:30