Room Capacities

Home of the Rhodes Trust and Scholarships, Rhodes House has, until recently, been a hidden gem, known to many, but used by a fortunate few. Today, corporate and private clients can also enjoy this exclusive, characterful venue.

The extremely versatile flat space of the Rhodes House function rooms can be configured to suit all types and sizes of events. The matrix at the bottom of the page provides detailed room capacities. 

The perfect setting

Rhodes House itself reflects a number of influences: Cape Dutch farmhouse, English country mansion, and the arts and crafts movements of the 1900s. Rhodes House can be hired on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis, making it ideal for a range of events from intimate business meetings in a single room through to large-scale celebrations, such as wedding receptions that encompass the entire venue.

Three principal rooms are available The Milner Hall, The Beit Room and The Jameson Room, named after three of the original Trustees: Lord Milner, Alfred Beit and Sir Leander Starr Jameson. In addition, there is a grand, circular, domed entrance-hall known as the rotunda, which opens into the Parkin Vestibule. From here, you walk through to an oak-panelled gallery, reminiscent of a Cape Dutch stoep — a covered verandah.

Step outside and you’ll find yourself within the beautifully maintained Rhodes House gardens, offering green lawns, gravel pathways and colourful herbaceous borders. This secluded walled garden, which catches the sun from early morning to late evening, is perfect for photo shoots and garden parties, and the West Lawn is large enough for a marquee.

For more information about Rhodes House and hiring the venue, please contact us by using the Enquiry button at the top right of the page.

Room Capacity

The three function rooms within Rhodes House provide extremely versatile flat space which can be configured to suit the requirements of the client. The matrix below gives an indication of the flexibility of the rooms.

Room Configuration Milner Hall Jameson Room Beit Room Rosebery Room Saïd Foundation Room West Lawn
Theatre 200 40 60 60 N/A Marquee available
for up to 250
Theatre with AV / other equipment 160 40 60 60 N/A
Meal - Rounds 108 N/A 45 N/A N/A
Meal - Banquet 150 30 48 60 N/A
Classroom 70 N/A 20 N/A N/A
U-shape 50 N/A 28 N/A N/A
Boardroom 55 N/A 32 60 18
Reception 200 50 60 60 N/A
Cabaret 60 N/A 30 N/A N/A
Length 21m 10m 11.6m 25.2m 7.2m varies
Width 9m 6.5m 6m 9.9m 6.2m varies
Total floor area 189m² 60.5m² 69.6m² 249.5m² 44.6m² varies
Natural daylight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3-Phase power Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Generator
Stage Yes No No No No No