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River Room

With a view over Embankment Gardens towards the Thames, and a fresh light interior, the double-height River Room is both a delightfully bright daytime venue, and a sophisticated and elegant evening space. A large central archway between the two halves of the room offers flexibility in configuring this space, with concealed floor-to-ceiling dividers offering an even more private experience if required. Combining elegant grandeur with intimacy and warmth, the River Room is not only perfect for private dining and special parties but also acts as a spacious and stylish wedding reception room for larger events taking place in the Lancaster Ballroom.

Historically The Savoy’s original river-facing reception area, the River Room has been part of the banqueting area since the beginning of the 20th century. The room has played host to a prize-winning Bentley motorcar in 1927, and to Marilyn Monroe making her first official appearance in front of British press photographers in 1956. But in 1946, the River Room became a tiny part of British history, when the Royal Family gathered together for the first time in public since the war, at a wedding reception being held at The Savoy. Press photographs showed the then-Princess Elizabeth standing with a tall blond man in uniform, her future husband Lt Philip Mountbatten. This was the very first time that they were seen together in public.

Room Size
252 sq m / 2,714 sq ft




Capacity by Configuration

  • Event 150 guests
  • Boardroom -
  • Theatre 90 guests
  • Reception 300 guests
  • Classroom -
  • U-Shape -
  • Cabaret -
  • Buffet 90 guests
  • Dinner dance -