Private Dining

If the walls of The Assembly House could talk, they would speak of elegant soirées, lavish lunches, divine dinner dances, glittering performances and spectacular celebrations.

A fabulous entertaining venue since 1754, The Assembly House is still Norwich's most prestigious place to host your event, offering a choice of six rooms ranging from intimate dining spaces to our grand ballroom or gorgeous Music Room.

"We would like to thank you all for helping us to organise our daughter's surprise birthday party at The Assembly House. The evening was fantastic and the staff so very helpful and attentive. The Pots and Shots were absolutely delicious and all the guests commented on this too. The Music room looked stunning with the fabulous chandeliers and twinkling tealights. Your assistance and advice from the very beginning was truly appreciated. The service from all the staff we met was exceptional which shows such attention to detail in your training. All in all we can't thank you enough for making it such a special occasion with happy long lasting memories. It truly was the perfect venue!" Karyn, January 2024

Birthdays, baby showers, engagements, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, leaving parties, wine tastings, coming out parties, business gatherings - whatever the reason for your gathering, we can rise to your occasion.

From the moment the doors opened in the 18th century, The Assembly House has helped create memories for generations of guests and colleagues.

And just as it is a place for us to greet old and new faces, it is also a place where we can gather to say goodbye. We offer Celebrations of Life or wakes of all sizes, from intimate occasions to or larger gatherings to celebrate the treasured moments of someone's life and remember them in style.

At a difficult time, making arrangements may seem daunting, but we have a friendly and warm events team who can help attend to all your needs sensitively and with complete professionalism.

The Assembly House also hosts large conferences and events, from international corporate congresses to day-to-day meetings, whole House takeovers and employee celebrations. Find out more here.

Your private dining party will be offered a dedicated dining room set within the Georgian splendour of our spectacular venue complete with your very own chefs and waiting attendants.

Our events team will work with you to created a first-class dining package to suit your exact requirements, whether you are a party of 14 or a group of 300 and whether you require an innovative and tasty selection of canapès, a multi-course banquet, a set meal or a bespoke afternoon tea.

"I wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for making [the birthday party] so special. The evening was absolutely fabulous, and you made the booking and arrangements so very easy for us. The food was delicious and plenty of it! I have been recommending The Assembly House to anyone who will listen to me!" Tamsin, January 2024

Our rooms are of different sizes and styles, but each boasts its own special architectural features, from sparkling chandeliers to opulent panelling, spectacular windows that flood the space with light to doors that open into our beautiful gardens.


All our menus offer an exciting choice of options and are provided by our experienced kitchen team, guided by renowned Norfolk chef Richard Hughes, who is Director at The Assembly House.

We are able to cater for all dietary requirements and restrictions and can create bespoke menus to suit all tastes. Our private dining reservations team will be more than happy to discuss and plan all options with you.

We also have wine professionals on hand to talk you through our rich and varied international list and are more than happy to help you match wines to individual courses, to work within a budget or to lead you through our premium selections, depending on the occasion.

You will be served by our award-winning Front of House team, all of whom bring a wealth of experience to your table. We also have a car park at the rear of the building which can accommodate up to 40 cars.

For more details, or to arrange a viewing of our magnificent building and our private dining rooms, please call 01603 626402 or email


All our dishes are prepared in our one main kitchen, where a variety of ingredients are used (including nuts, eggs, dairy and gluten) and where allergen-based meals are prepared in the same room as allergen-free meals.

Although we follow the strictest hygiene practices to minimise the risk of cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens, including gluten, shellfish and tree nuts.

The Assembly House makes every effort to comply with the dietary requirements of our guests, but on some occasions we may be unable to adapt a dish. Please notify us of your specific dietary requirements to ensure we are able to provide accurate information and advice on the ingredients and allergens in our dishes.

We do not declare every ingredient used within a dish on our menu, and recipes may be subject to change. If you have an allergy, please let us know before ordering so we can provide you with an allergy information inrelation to the 14 legally defined allergens.

Please check the allergen information every time you visit our restaurant as we may have changed the recipe or the ingredients of one or more of our dishes. We are unable to offer nut-free or diabetic versions of our themed afternoon teas.

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The Assembly House

For all general enquiries including wedding, private dining, corporate or questions about the House please use the form below and our team will aim to get back to you within 48 hours.