Graduation Hall London

Thanks to our established reputation and prestigious location, an increasing number of clients are choosing Central Hall Westminster to host significant events such as graduations or examinations.

The Great Hall, Lecture Hall and Library are our largest event spaces, and are perfect for accommodating even the largest student group. Institutions that we have welcomed in the past include the College of Optometrists, Royal Veterinary College, Brunel University and Hult International Business School.

All three rooms feature impressive high ceilings and generously sized windows, while our stone walls conveniently limit external noise and distractions.

A graduation ceremony taking place in the Great Hall at Central Hall Westminster
Graduates in robes ascending Grand Staircase to graduation ceremony

Suitably grand surroundings

With its spectacular domed ceiling and expansive capacity, the Great Hall is perfect for accommodating even the largest group of graduates or examamination candidates.

The Great Hall can hold up to 2,400 people, and incorporates a superbly designed stage that is ideal for awarding degrees. Graduates must also ascend the Grand Staircase into the Great Hall before being seated, adding a further sense of ceremony and grandeur to their day.

Meanwhile, the Lecture Hall and Library can hold up to 500 people individually, or 1,000 people when combined into a single space. Both rooms feature triple-height ceilings, plenty of natural daylight and a tranquil Level One location that provides ideal examamination conditions.

Purpose-fitted AV facilities

We have significantly improved audio visual technology in the Great Hall, Lecture Hall, and Library to ensure that both graduates and examination candidates never miss out on any key information.

Additional equipment provided by our onsite production partner can include a state-of-the-art EM Acoustics PA System for exceptional sound, and floating screens and Christie projectors for unobstructed views. We can also offer an array of exclusive lighting and staging options during graduations to reflect the individual personality of each institution.

Robed academic speaking at lectern during graduation ceremony
Polenta canapé made by in-house catering partner Green & Fortune

Graduation catering

If you are holding a graduation ceremony in the Great Hall, Lecture Hall, or Library, we can offer a full variety of catering options.

The expert chefs from Green & Fortune, our onsite catering partner can provide an extensive range of menu options in every room, including a variety of lunch options for daytime graduations.

To see what we have on offer, browse our current menus.