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Private Wine Events Venues - The Townhouse

The Long Room

Whether you’re planning a lavish lunch, a business meeting or an indulgent dinner, Berrys has the perfect venue for your needs. In a tranquil courtyard at the quieter end of St James’s Street, just opposite St James’s Palace, you’ll find Pickering Place and its historically important William and Mary Townhouse: a unique and exciting venue on London’s fine wine and dining map.

When hiring The Townhouse in Pickering Place, your event may commence for a reception in the ground floor reception room, The Green Room, decorated in the period design of a William and Mary Townhouse. Once your guests are assembled, you will be shown to The Long Room, which is located on the first floor of our townhouse. Refurbished by celebrated interior designer Nina Campbell, it boasts spectacular period decor and specially commissioned furniture, ensuring complete comfort in classic surroundings.

The Long Room seats 14 people. Take a virtual tour of the Long Room. In the evening, you have exclusive use of entire house, regarded as a tranquil setting in the heart of St. James’s.

The Green Room

The Townhouse, Pickering Place in a nutshell

  • Canapé menus from £29, luncheon & dinner menus from £60 per person
  • Wines at retail, not restaurant, prices*
  • Expert food and wine matching assistance
  • Bespoke tutored wine tastings, including team-building events
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual facilities
  • Minimum spends apply for lunch and dinner. Please contact us for more information
  • Download (pdf) more information and menus

*Wines are charged at our usual retail bottle price plus a £10 service charge per bottle to cover opening, tasting, decanting and preparing the wines

The History of the Townhouse, Pickering Place

Pickering Place itself offers a tantalising glimpse of a bygone age. The site was at one time part of the medieval maidens' leper colony of St Stephen's. Later, the edifice of Henry VIII's tennis court occupied much of 3 St James's Street and part of this structure, built in 1531, can be viewed whilst walking down the passage from St James's Street to the Pickering Place.

The present square was completed by the family back in 1734 and comprised the four houses still standing to this day.

At that time Pickering Place was given over to sports such as dog-fighting, bearbaiting, cock-fighting and even bare knuckle boxing, all providing an active if vivid passing trade for Berry Bros. Before the close of the 18th century the final duel with swords was fought to the death inside the discrete perimeter of the square, and a further duel was fought with pistols as late as the middle of the 19th century. Today, Pickering Place is a rather more tranquil spot but one which retains much memory of its former days.

Private Dining

Private Dining - Berry Bros. & Rudd

The Napoleon Cellar and The Townhouse are like no other private wine event venues. As well as being in the surroundings of an unique, historical location, you will be assigned a Berrys’ wine and hospitality expert who will help you to match wines to your menu and will be on hand on the day, allowing you uninterrupted enjoyment of the food, wine and unique surroundings.

Please contact our Private Wine Events team for more information: 

Demetri Walters MW 0203 301 1600
Richard Veal 0203 301 1604
Steffan Griffiths 0203 301 1605
Reception 0207 396 9600
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