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Drinks Receptions

Tobacco Dock is one of the most versatile and well-equipped party hire venues in London. With a wide range of spaces and a wealth of experience, we can really help to get the party started!

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Tobacco Dock is one of the most exciting and versatile venues for drinks receptions in London. Whatever the size of your guest list, we have the space to accommodate you. Whether it’s a large drinks reception for 1,500 in the beautiful Great Gallery or an intimate few cocktails in Dock St Bar for 65, we can give your attendees a party to remember.

Our indoor spaces provide stylish and atmospheric settings for your drinks reception ideas. Why not raise a glass in our airy, light-filled Quayside 1? Giving out onto the cobbled Quayside walkway, your guests can enjoy views of our famous ‘pirate ships’ and iconic entrance. Quayside Bar, with its marble countertop and fully-equipped bar makes a stunning setting for receptions for up to 365 guests.

We also have a host of outdoor drinks reception spaces (all boasting plenty of covered areas). Drinks receptions work very well in the Vaults, where the barrel ceilinged spaces and central bandstand provide ample styling and theming opportunities. The Great Gallery Courtyard affords breath-catching views of our historic building, with York stone underfoot and listed timber beams overhead.

In a venue as flexible as this, we can make anything happen, so for more inspiration and options, get in touch with the sales team, who will be delighted to help build your drinks reception event.

Great Gallery Courtyard

Why Use Our Spaces?


Our spaces can be adapted to a wide range of uses and can accommodate events of all sizes.


Our characterful yet pared-back interiors provide a striking backdrop to all your creative branding and theming ideas.

World-class customer experience

Our experienced team will support you on every step of the event journey from initial enquiry to post-event debrief. Alongside our best-in-class service partners, we will ensure both your event and your attendees’ experience is unforgettable.

Venue Enquiry Form

Call us on 0207 680 4001 or send us an enquiry form