Tournament Gallery

Capacity - 20 to 60 people

Tournament Gallery

Capacity - 20 to 60 people

Private Dining for 20 to 60 Guests

The Tournament Gallery is one of the most impressive gallery displays giving you the opportunity to step far beyond any other reception or dinner experience. From uncontrolled beginnings, the tournament developed into a highly regulated and sophisticated sport with as many varieties as football. From the 15th century onwards special weapons and very specialised armour were required for the various types of tournament and the Royal Armouries contains an unparalleled collection of these, exhibited in this light and airy setting. This gallery charts and interprets the development of the three major types of tournament fighting – the tourney, the joust and foot combat.

We offer an outstanding start to your evening next to the combat arena where your guests can be treated to the display of knights in shining armour wielding two handed swords or pole-axes, whilst they enjoy sipping a chilled glass of Veuve Cliquot and nibbling freshly made canapés created by our award winning in house chefs. Electric violins, a string quartet, a jazz trio, a harpist or even authentic wandering minstrels can set the mood during your specially designed and intricately prepared most delicious dinner.

Private Dining for 20 to 200 Guests

The Tournament Gallery is one of the most impressive gallery displays giving you the opportunity to step far beyond any other reception or dinner experience. From uncontrolled beginnings, the tournament developed into a highly regulated and sophisticated sport with as many varieties as football. From the 15th century onwards special weapons and very specialised armour were required for the various types of tournament and the Royal Armouries contains an unparalleled collection of these, exhibited in this light and airy setting. This gallery charts and interprets the development of the three major types of tournament fighting – the tourney, the joust and foot combat.

We offer an outstanding start to your evening next to the combat arena where your guests can be treated to the display of knights in shining armour wielding two handed swords or pole-axes, whilst they enjoy sipping a chilled glass of Veuve Cliquot and nibbling freshly made canapés created by our award winning in house chefs. Electric violins, a string quartet, a jazz trio, a harpist or even authentic wandering minstrels can set the mood during your specially designed and intricately prepared most delicious dinner.

Tournament Gallery Capacity Chart

Dimensions

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  • Location
    Second Floor

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Reception

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  • 200
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Banquet

  • 20
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  • 60
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Cabaret

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Client Testimonials

  • Blind Veterans UK
    Louise and Martin were brilliant to work with, as were the staff who helped us with the catering and set up of AV equipment. You were all so helpful and kind - thank you!
    Blind Veterans UK
  • Samantha Haynes
    The process of arranging my birthday party was really easy, and all my requests and queries were handled swiftly. On the day RAI, staff were really helpful and made everything run smoothly. Family and friends have said how much they enjoyed the event and how unusual the venue was, and loved the ability to look around the gallery with drinks, which we did at the start of the night.
    Samantha Haynes
  • Sue Foster
    Absolutely brilliant night, RAI, certainly know how to put on a good party.
    Sue Foster

Client Testimonials

  • Blind Veterans UK
    Louise and Martin were brilliant to work with, as were the staff who helped us with the catering and set up of AV equipment. You were all so helpful and kind - thank you!
    Blind Veterans UK
  • Samantha Haynes
    The process of arranging my birthday party was really easy, and all my requests and queries were handled swiftly. On the day RAI, staff were really helpful and made everything run smoothly. Family and friends have said how much they enjoyed the event and how unusual the venue was, and loved the ability to look around the gallery with drinks, which we did at the start of the night.
    Samantha Haynes
  • Sue Foster
    Absolutely brilliant night, RAI, certainly know how to put on a good party.
    Sue Foster