Exclusive Hire

Searcys at the Gherkin

With its iconic glass dome roof and panoramic views, the top floors of The Gherkin impress from every angle. From corporate and special anniversary parties to weddings and breakfast conferences – Helix restaurant and Iris bar, located on level 39 and 40, can be transformed to fit any occasion. With the option to seat 140 guests, the top two floors can also be hired for standing receptions for up to 260.

Our expert team can recommend our favourite suppliers and ensure that every detail is taken care of so you and your guests have an unforgettable event.

Book an exclusive hire in March or April 2020 and receive a complimentary cocktail and canape reception. T&Cs apply.

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Searcys at the Gherkin


Breakfast Hire
Monday – Friday 07:30am – 10:30am
Venue Hire £1,500* Min. Spend £1,000*
Weekday Evening Hire
Tuesday – Thursday 6:30pm – 11:00pm Venue Hire £10,000* Min. Spend £7,500*
Monday reduced venue hire £8,000* Min. Spend £7,500*
Weekend Full-Day Hire
Saturday 2.00pm – midnight
Sunday 2.00pm – 11:00pm
Venue Hire £7,000* Min. Spend £10,500*
Weekend Evening Hire:
Saturday 6.30pm – midnight
Sunday 6.30pm – 11:00pm
Venue Hire £6,000* Min. Spend £7,500*
*All prices are exclusive of VAT at current rate. A late license is available upon request. AV and entertainment are not included within the venue hire or minimum spend amount and must be booked through our approved supplier list. Food and beverage are subject to a discretionary 12.5% service charge. For peak dates the pricing may vary.
Book exclusive hire of the top two floors of The Gherkin


Helix restaurant and Iris bar, located on level 39 and 40 of The Gherkin, can be hired exclusively for evening and weekend events. For weekday breakfast events, Iris bar on level 40 is available for hire.


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exclusive hire of helix and iris is perfect for

exclusive hire of helix and iris is perfect for

  • Award Ceremonies
  • Business Conferences
  • Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies
  • Bar Mitzvahs
  • Corporate Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Gala Dinners
  • Drinks Receptions
  • Christmas Parties
  • Summer Parties
Private dining rooms at The Gherkin


Our five private dining rooms, located on level 38 can also be hired exclusively. With stunning views of the City and one entire glass wall from floor to ceiling, the private dining rooms are ideal for wedding and birthday celebrations, networking events and business meetings. The adaptable rooms can be hired individually or can be combined and shaped to fit your occasion.

Private Dining Rooms