Christmas at The Foundling Museum

A Unique Christmas Party Venue in London

The Foundling Museum is the perfect venue to host your Christmas event and for Christmas 2017, The AC has partnered with The Foundling Museum to offer elegant, traditional Christmas celebrations in their wonderful event spaces. The Grade II listed Georgian-style building provides a stunning, central location for private dinners or drinks receptions.

Located in Brunswick Square, close to King’s Cross St Pancras, Euston and Russell Square stations, the Museum is an impressive backdrop for any event. Enjoy a Christmas party to remember in remarkable and historic spaces, with Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds for company.

Guests have exclusive use of the whole Museum and can explore the opulent galleries whilst enjoying drinks and canapés. Hold a dinner for up to 100 in the stunning Picture Gallery, or a reception for up to 250 throughout the Museum.

We have designed and created special Christmas packages for this venue alone and our Christmas party planners are keen to discuss any requirements you may have for Christmas 2017. If you would like to make any catering additions to your package or to discuss dietary requirements, they will be very pleased to assist you.

Call our Christmas party planners on 020 7326 3863 to reserve the venue and discuss your party options.

Why choose the Foundling Museum and Admirable Crichton for your Christmas party?

  • You will be supporting the Museum’s work by making a valuable contribution
  • You can enjoy exclusive evening hire of the whole Museum
  • Your guests can explore the Collections and beautiful interiors
  • We have a dedicated events team
  • The spaces are fully wheelchair accessible
  • Free parking is available onsite (limited)
  • The Museum is only 10 minute’s walk from major transport links

The Foundling Museum is a registered charity and all income from venue hire supports our work with marginalised and care experienced children

Drinks Reception from £55 per person + VAT

Your 2 hour drinks reception will include:

  • 2 hour exclusive hire of the whole Museum from 19:00 - 21:00
  • Cold and hot canapés (7pp)
  • Unlimited Prosecco, bottled beer plus a selection of soft drinks
  • Use of a Sonos system to play music of your choice throughout the venue
  • Christmas decorations in the foyer
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Dedicated Christmas Party Events Manager
  • Microphone for speeches (if required)
  • Security and staff throughout your event

Canapé Menu

Your choice of (7pp):

Vegetarian

Hot
  • Keens cheddar and pumpkin soufflé, toasted seeds Wild mushroom risotto, candied chestnuts, parmesan crisp cold
  • Coleston Basset stilton foam, cranberry tuille, pistachio crumb
  • Beetroot ravioli, candied walnuts, smoked ricotta, toasted pumpkin seeds

Fish

Hot
  • Scallop pop, dry cured bacon and smoked almonds
  • Lobster arancini and brandy aioli
  • Cinnamon, clove cured salmon, horseradish rösti, clementine crème fraîche
Cold
  • Cornish crab, pink grapefruit, pea shoots and cinnamon brioche
  • Smoked mackerel, buttered beetroot and horseradish blini
  • Lime cured salmon, wasabi crème fraîche, rice cracker, nori dust

Meat

Hot
  • Mini venison dog, crispy onions, cranberry relish Bourbon glazed pork belly, cinnamon and apple Partridge sausage roll, juniper, pear and crackling
Cold
  • Confit orange glazed ham, spiced cranberry jelly, sourdough
  • Foie gras parfait, winter truffle jelly, gingerbread
  • Potted goose with pine, bacon jam and sourdough toast

Pudding

Hot
  • Crichton’s Seville orange and walnut tart, chantilly cream Christmas pudding bon bon, molten chocolate and coconut snow Allspice short crust mince pie, pine sugar dusting
Cold
  • Christmas log, brandy bon bon, cinnamon cream Eggnog meringue, brandy cream and shimmering cherries Clementine cheesecake, lychee martini foam

Why not consider the following additions?

  • Introductory talk by Foundling Museum staff member (£50 +VAT)
  • Bespoke Foundling Museum goodie bags
  • Musicians recommended by the Museum (from £166 per hour +VAT)
  • Uplighters (12 for £450 +VAT)

 
Please note all prices require a minimum party of 50

Canapé and Bowl Reception from £63 per person + VAT

Your 2 hour drinks, canapé and bowl food reception will include:

  • 2 hour exclusive hire of the whole Museum from 19:00 - 21:00
  • Cold canapés (3 per person)
  • Bowl food (3 per person)
  • Unlimited Prosecco, bottled beer plus a selection of soft drinks
  • Use of a Sonos system to play music of your choice throughout the venue
  • Christmas decorations in the foyer
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Dedicated Christmas party Events Manager
  • Microphone for speeches (if required)
  • Security and staff throughout your event

Canapé Menu

Your choice of (3 canapes and 3 bowls pp):

Vegetarian

Hot
  • Keens cheddar and pumpkin soufflé, toasted seeds Wild mushroom risotto, candied chestnuts, parmesan crisp cold
  • Coleston Basset stilton foam, cranberry tuille, pistachio crumb
  • Beetroot ravioli, candied walnuts, smoked ricotta, toasted pumpkin seeds

Fish

Hot
  • Scallop pop, dry cured bacon and smoked almonds
  • Lobster arancini and brandy aioli
  • Cinnamon, clove cured salmon, horseradish rösti, clementine crème fraîche
Cold
  • Cornish crab, pink grapefruit, pea shoots and cinnamon brioche
  • Smoked mackerel, buttered beetroot and horseradish blini
  • Lime cured salmon, wasabi crème fraîche, rice cracker, nori dust

Meat

Hot
  • Mini venison dog, crispy onions, cranberry relish Bourbon glazed pork belly, cinnamon and apple Partridge sausage roll, juniper, pear and crackling
Cold
  • Confit orange glazed ham, spiced cranberry jelly, sourdough
  • Foie gras parfait, winter truffle jelly, gingerbread
  • Potted goose with pine, bacon jam and sourdough toast

Pudding

Hot
  • Crichton’s Seville orange and walnut tart, chantilly cream Christmas pudding bon bon, molten chocolate and coconut snow Allspice short crust mince pie, pine sugar dusting
Cold
  • Christmas log, brandy bon bon, cinnamon cream Eggnog meringue, brandy cream and shimmering cherries Clementine cheesecake, lychee martini foam

Bowl Food Menu

Vegetarian

Hot
  • Blue cheese and pickled walnut gnocchi kale, celery tops, mulled wine butter sauce
  • Pumpkin, organic spelt and chestnut risotto, brussels sprouts, truffle dressing
Cold
  • Goat's cheese, roasted carrots and pomegranate, cumin, chickpeas, warm flatbread
  • Gorgonzola and spiced pickled pears, apple slaw and candied walnuts

Fish

Hot
  • Gingerbread spiced salmon, parmentier potatoes, crushed pea hummus
  • Cornish black bream, champagne sabayon, sea vegetables, crushed potatoes
Cold
  • Hot smoked trout Caesar salad, beans, marinated artichokes, capers
  • Bloody Mary prawn cocktail, hot house lettuce, chicory and avocado

Meat

Hot
  • Cranberry and soy glazed sausages, creamy mashed potato, prunes and armagnac
  • Mini Christmas dinner: roast turkey, chestnuts and apricots, sprouts, roast potatoes, bread sauce
Cold
  • Winter game terrine, roast fig compote à la brioche and burnt chicory
  • Norfolk venison carpaccio and scotch egg, Coleston Basset stilton, frisée salad and caper berries

Pudding

Hot
  • Steamed ginger pudding minced meat, golden syrup and Crichton’s custard
Cold
  • Mulled winter fruits, treacle yogurt, almond florentine

Why not consider the following additions?

  • 1 hour venue hire extension (£450 +VAT, a drinks extension may also apply)
  • Introductory talk by Foundling Museum staff member (£50 +VAT)
  • Bespoke Foundling Museum goodie bags
  • Musicians recommended by the Museum (from £166 per hour +VAT)
  • Uplighters (12 for £450 +VAT)

 
Please note all prices require a minimum party of 50

Christmas Lunch from £115 per person + VAT

Your 2 hour Christmas Lunch will include:

  • Hire of the Court Room or Picture Gallery from 12:00 - 14:00
  • Prosecco on arrival (2 glasses per person)
  • Three course set Christmas lunch menu, followed by tea, coffee and petit fours
  • Unlimited house wine, plus a selection of soft drinks
  • Christmas crackers for all guests
  • Use of a Sonos system to play music of your choice
  • Christmas decorations in the foyer
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Dedicated Christmas party Events Manager
  • Staff throughout your event

Christmas Menu A

Starter

  • Loch Fyne smoked trout parfait, cranberry jelly and cucumber
  • Smoked aubergine parfait, harissa chutney, sumac spiced flatbread

Main course

  • Roast Norfolk turkey breast, ballotine of leg, sage and lemon stuffing, brussels sprout and bacon crush, carrot and swede puree, parmentier potatoes, turkey jus
  • Flame roasted bell peppers, tofu, apricot and couscous stuffing, crushed brussels sprouts, carrot and swede puree, parmentier potatoes, beetroot pesto

Pudding

  • The Christmas log: chocolate, mulled pear and cinnamon cream
  • Rich roast Java coffee and fresh mint tea, Crichton’s petit fours

Christmas Menu B

Starter

  • Carrot and ginger soup, carrot crisps, chestnut crumble

Main course

  • Star anise and orange glazed confit duck leg, bubble and squeak cake, honey roasted roots, mulled wine jus
  • Soy glazed grilled paneer, bubble and squeak cake, honey roast roots, spinach and maple dressing

Pudding

  • Christmas pannetone bread and butter pudding, barbecued pineapple and crème fraîche ice cream
  • Rich roast Java coffee and fresh mint tea, Crichton’s petit fours

Christmas Menu C

Starter

  • Chicken liver and madeira parfait, spiced pear compote, hot house leaves and sourdough croûte
  • Flamed goat’s cheese mousse, pickled mushrooms, thyme roasted beetroot and sourdough croûte

Main course

  • Slow braised shin of beef, ruby port, winter kale, pureed parsnips and pickled walnuts
  • Butternut squash risotto, poached free range egg, toasted pumpkin seeds, crisp sage and winter kale

Pudding

  • Satsuma and cranberry mince pie, cognac cream
Rich roast Java coffee and fresh mint tea, Crichton’s petit fours

Why not consider the following additions?

  • Introductory talk by Foundling Museum staff member (£50 +VAT)
  • Bespoke Foundling Museum goodie bags
  • Musicians recommended by the Museum (from £166 per hour +VAT)
  • Table centres (provided by your choice of supplier)

 
Please note all prices require a minimum party of 30

Christmas Dinner from £155 per person + VAT

Your four hour Christmas Dinner will include:

  • Exclusive hire of the whole Museum from 19:30 - 23:00
  • Prosecco on arrival (2 glasses per person)
  • Three course set Christmas menu, followed by mince pies, tea and coffee
  • Unlimited house wine, plus a selection of soft drinks until bar closes
  • Christmas crackers for all guests
  • Use of a Sonos system to play music of your choice throughout the venue
  • Christmas decorations in our foyer
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Dedicated Events Manager
  • Security and staff throughout your event

Christmas Menu A

Starter

  • Loch Fyne smoked trout parfait, cranberry jelly and cucumber
  • Smoked aubergine parfait, harissa chutney, sumac spiced flatbread

Main course

  • Roast Norfolk turkey breast, ballotine of leg, sage and lemon stuffing, brussels sprout and bacon crush, carrot and swede puree, parmentier potatoes, turkey jus
  • Flame roasted bell peppers, tofu, apricot and couscous stuffing, crushed brussels sprouts, carrot and swede puree, parmentier potatoes, beetroot pesto

Pudding

  • The Christmas log: chocolate, mulled pear and cinnamon cream
  • Rich roast Java coffee and fresh mint tea, Crichton’s petit fours

Christmas Menu B

Starter

  • Carrot and ginger soup, carrot crisps, chestnut crumble

Main course

  • Star anise and orange glazed confit duck leg, bubble and squeak cake, honey roasted roots, mulled wine jus
  • Soy glazed grilled paneer, bubble and squeak cake, honey roast roots, spinach and maple dressing

Pudding

  • Christmas pannetone bread and butter pudding, barbecued pineapple and crème fraîche ice cream
  • Rich roast Java coffee and fresh mint tea, Crichton’s petit fours

Christmas Menu C

Starter

  • Chicken liver and madeira parfait, spiced pear compote, hot house leaves and sourdough croûte
  • Flamed goat’s cheese mousse, pickled mushrooms, thyme roasted beetroot and sourdough croûte

Main course

  • Slow braised shin of beef, ruby port, winter kale, pureed parsnips and pickled walnuts
  • Butternut squash risotto, poached free range egg, toasted pumpkin seeds, crisp sage and winter kale

Pudding

  • Satsuma and cranberry mince pie, cognac cream
Rich roast Java coffee and fresh mint tea, Crichton’s petit fours

Why not consider the following additions?

  • 1 hour venue hire extension (£450 +VAT, a drinks extension will also apply)
  • Introductory talk by Foundling Museum staff member (£50 +VAT)
  • Bespoke Foundling Museum goodie bags
  • Musicians recommended by the Museum (from £166 per hourr +VAT)
  • Table centres (provided by your choice of supplier)
  • Uplighters (12 for £450 +VAT)

 
Please note all prices require a minimum party of 30



Call our Christmas party planners on 020 7326 3863 to reserve the venue and discuss your party options.