The barican and searcys

launch new packages

Barbican Business Events, in collaboration with its renowned in-house catering team Searcys, has unveiled a series of new event packages.


The packages cater to a wide range of occasions, including summer parties, the festive season and weddings, ensuring memorable experiences that blend the Barbican’s iconic architecture and spaces with world class food and drink.


Summer Parties in the City

Delegates can escape to an urban oasis in the heart of the city for their summer celebrations. The Barbican’s Conservatory, with its 1,800 species of tropical plants and tranquil ponds, offers a unique backdrop for the Barbican’s Summer in the City package. This includes three hours of unlimited drinks, a choice of three food stalls offering a variety of options, and a dedicated event manager to ensure the event is a success. Additional enhancements, such as premium drink options and entertainment bookings, are available on request.


Festive Celebrations at the Barbican

The Barbican’s Festive packages invite attendees to revel in the holiday spirit amidst the exotic ambiance of the Barbican Conservatory. From the Festive Fun package, perfect for larger groups seeking a night of dancing and dining under the stars, to the Festive Wrapped-up package, offering a more intimate dining experience followed by an after-dinner DJ session. Each package includes a selection of drinks, canapés, and food stations, all crafted by Searcys to provide a culinary journey that complements the festive atmosphere.

“As London's creative catalyst, an architectural icon and a venue known globally for its ability to deliver incredible events, the Barbican Conservatory is the perfect place to celebrate all year round,” comments Barbican Head of Sales, Jenny Waller.  “These packages represent just the start of what we have to offer and are fully customisable to meet the diverse needs of our clients.”



In addition to their commercial offering, Searcys’ also offers wedding packages from £182+vat per person at the Barbican, designed to encompass everything needed for an unforgettable celebration. Options range from the elegant Lauderdale package, featuring a Prosecco and sparkling elderflower reception, to the luxurious Shakespeare package, which includes a Champagne and cocktail reception and an evening street food station. A Fully Bespoke option can also provide complete personalisation.


Barbican Business Events has been in partnership with Searcys for many years. Together, they provide exceptional event experiences, marked by innovative catering and impeccable services in one of London’s most iconic and important venues.


For more information on these packages or to book your next event, please contact Barbican Business Events at or +44(0) 207 382 7043. 

About Barbican Business Events


The Barbican is one of the world’s leading conference and international arts venues. Located in the City of London, it is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in its fully equipped concert hall, theatres, conference suites and boardrooms. Barbican Business Events brings together the venue’s expertise in the arts and corporate meetings.


Built as part of London’s Barbican development and officially opened in March 1982 by HM Queen Elizabeth, unlike many other venues, Barbican was specifically built with the dual purpose of holding conferences and arts events presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning.


The Barbican’s Business Events team contributes to the venue’s future success. To make the most of the Barbican’s rich culture and heritage, Barbican Business Events was created to bring together their expertise in three very different areas – the arts, creative learning and corporate business. This approach to corporate events is based on stronger, more in-depth partnerships with their artistic, creative learning and development teams in order to bring more creativity and rich content to events.


The Barbican provides a vibrant and inspiring venue for corporate events, conferences, meetings and entertainment. The venue is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in spaces including a concert hall, theatres, a boardroom and conference suites that can accommodate 10-170 delegates and can be adjusted using sound proofed sliding. As part of its wider investment strategy, the Barbican spent £2.2m on a significant refurbishment throughout the Centre in the summer of 2016 including its Frobisher rooms and Level 4. The focus of the Frobisher refurbishment is designed to create an even stronger connection between the Centre’s main conference and meeting facilities and its arts spaces.


About the Barbican

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over a million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas 1, 2 and 3, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, public spaces, a library, the Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.