Furniture for Private Events

What's available and what's included in your fee

Venue Hire

London Canal Museum has three types of furniture available:

Basic Furniture

Oblong folding table

We have 11 folding leg tables (sometimes incorrectly called tressle tables) available. The sizes are (in inches):

In addition there are 40 gallery chairs available. These are not upholstered. We have two coat rails.

No charge is made for use of basic furniture at any event. For informal, unseated events, and for small events, the basic furniture is normally sufficient. The meeting room furniture is not normally available for use in the museum galleries and is not part of the basic furniture. Coat rails are provided free for all large scale events.

Banqueting Furniture

Chairs with padded seats, blue decorative backrests, around a table

We have a complete set of banqueting furniture comprising 12 tables and 120 chairs. The tables are round, of 5 feet diameter. The chairs are a comfortable folding design with upholstered seats and contoured back supports in an attractive design. The colour is blue. These are suitable for a seated meal or for theatre style conferences. The charges (where quotations for the event were given after 4/10/10) for use of the banqueting furniture are:

Meeting Room Furniture

The meeting room has a flexible layout of 8 tables and 12 fully upholstered grey chairs. These are normally for use in the meeting room only. Where theatre style meetings for up to 20 are held in the conference room, we provide additional seating at no extra cost. Quotations for hire of the small conference/meeting room are inclusive of all tables and chairs, except that a small supplement is charged for round tables.

External hire

You or your caterer can hire furniture externally from any company except Hallmark Catering and Equipment Hire. If you hire furniture externally you need to book storage facilities with us as may be necessary and have plans in place for it to be put in store at the end of the event, either by us (extra cost) or by your caterer. Usually the caterer hires everything on behalf of the client.

The following companies offer furniture and catering hire.

If you hire furniture please remember that you will need to book storage facilities with us, at extra cost, if the furniture is to be delivered before the time your hire of the museum starts, or is to be stored after the end of the event for collection, for example, next morning. Please also ensure that we know about your plans for furniture delivery and collection and that this is during normal opening hours unless other arrangements have been made.

Please Make an enquiry to ask for a quotation or check availability, to book, or contact us to arrange a viewing.

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