Serpentine Pavilion

Since its launch in 2000, the annual Serpentine Pavilion has become one of the most anticipated events in the global cultural calendar, and a leading visitor attraction during London’s summer season of culture.

Each year, an internationally known architect is invited to design and create their first built structure in England: the Serpentine Pavilion.

Along with the Serpentine Gallery, the Serpentine Pavilion can accommodate summer receptions for up to 500 guests. Designs of the Pavilion vary dramatically, and this changes the capacity of the structure itself. As it becomes an increasingly popular space for entertaining, requirements of each design now include: a water-proof covering, lighting, power, and an in-built bar. As standard, maximum sheltered standing capacities range from between 200-300, and seated dinner capacities can be for a maximum of 70.