Site Visit

Jeremy King checks out the latest venue to lend itself as a corporate party space. The Tate Modern offers amazing views of the capital and an exciting venue for a range of creative events.

Where is it? Tate Modern is located on the south bank of the River Thames at Bankside, near Blackfriars Bridge, opposite St Paul's Cathedral and next to the Globe Theatre.

What is it? Created in the year 2000 from a disused power station, Tate Modern displays the national collection of modern art from around the world. On 1 April 2006 the venue's restaurant and East Room on level seven will become available, for the first time, to companies on the venue's select list for creative events.

What's it got? A versatile event space with views of the capital. The restaurant boasts specially commissioned artwork designed for the space and will be able to host up to 350 guests for a reception-style event and dinners for up to 150. The East Room is a flexible space that will also be available for daytime events as well as breakfasts, lunches, dinners and evening receptions. It has sheer glass walls on three sides of the room, providing a spacious and light atmosphere.

Anything else? Tate Entertaining offers clients an event catering service that can cope with everything from the most intimate afternoon teas to large receptions and decadent dinners.

Who's been there? Despite Tate Modern not opening its corporate party doors until next year a range of high-profile companies are already clamouring to host events there. Its sister venue, Tate Britain, was voted the 15th most popular corporate party venue in last year's RSVP readers' poll, so Tate Modern is sure to rank highly among the party glitterati.

How do I get there? Southwark and Blackfriars are the closest underground stations, while the Millennium Bridge provides a pedestrian route across the river to and from St Paul's Cathedral.

Who should I talk to? Contact the Corporate Events team on (020) 7887 8689 or email to discuss your event and arrange a site visit.

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