The Library

The Library is a grand, adaptable space located on Level 1. It offers a maximum capacity of 500 people in reception-style – but it may also be combined with the adjoining Lecture Hall to cater for events of up to 1,000 guests.

Its notable features include impressive triple height ceilings, natural daylight, and optional black-out facilities – providing a versatile setting to host conferences, larger seminars, exhibitions, and even graduation ceremonies.

The Library is also directly accessible from the Grand Foyer, which can be used as a convenient registration area if required.

Features at a glance

  • Space for up to 500 people, reception style
  • Can be combined with the Lecture Hall to provide space for up to 1,000 people 
  • Located on Level 1
  • Triple-height ceiling
  • Natural daylight
  • Optional blackout facilities
  • Flexible, sound-proof wall partitions
  • Easy access from the foyer
  • Flexible catering and AV options
Catering setup in the Library

Set ups and sizing

Theatre 450
Cabaret/Dinner 200
Boardroom 60
U Shape 55
Classroom 180
Exams 160
Reception/Standing 500
Total Space 292.4 sq m
Width 17 m
Length 17.2 m
Height 8.2 m
Total Space 292.4 sq m

Technology and AV

We can provide an extensive range of technical equipment to complement your event in the Library.

Our standard presentation package covers video, audio, and staging and includes:

  • 10-inch 16:9 format screen
  • Christie 7K projector with ultra wide angle lens system
  • HDMI / VGA input from client laptop
  • K-array KR2 ultra thin vocal reinforcement system
  • 2 wired lectern microphones
  • Perspex lectern
  • A dedicated AV technician for up to 10 hours, including set up

Sound reinforcement-only and projection-only options are additionally available. White Light, our expert audio visual partner, can also suggest a range of bespoke technical solutions to support your needs. Simply get in touch with us to know more.

Purple lighting & projections at evening reception in Library
Guests and catering staff in Library during daytime event

Menus and catering

Catering in the Library is as flexible as the room itself, and we have an extensive range of menus for you to choose from. These range from seasonal standing lunch options to canape and bowl food menus, perfect for networking. All accompanied by a carefully selected drinks list.  Or, if you would prefer a bespoke menu, we can also work with our on-site catering partner, Green & Fortune to create it for you.

Catering and refreshments are usually set up in the Library or in a separate breakout area, depending on your preference.

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BBC News 

Thank you and the team for all your support yesterday.   Considering my eleventh hour request and all my demands on the day, absolutely everyone I came in contact with were both highly professional but, more than that, really friendly and caring.  100% customer service.   I never know what I'm going to face when I arrive on a new site to set up and deliver, you made the experience both easy and pleasurable.


The Creative Edge Training Company 

The team at Central Hall Westminster were absolutely wonderful, extremely efficient and nothing was too much trouble. The staff greeting our delegates were friendly and helpful and the catering we ordered was served to perfection.

The Enterprise Forum Ltd.