If you’re getting tired of the traditional venue format, here’s some exciting news. London and the Home Counties have a great selection of quirky and unusual event spaces that can be booked for business conferences, training events, private dining, weddings and much more. Take a look at these 7 off-the-wall venues and give our venue finding team a call on 020 7186 8686 to find out more.
Handily situated between Heathrow Airport and Windsor, Amber Lakes is a brand new venue set in 450 acres of lakes and lawns that’s perfect for corporate away days, senior management meetings, work parties and more. Available for exclusive private hire, Amber Lodge is a 276 sqm luxury wood cabin with fabulous views over the lakes, a marble top bar and full sound system. There’s a jetty for launching boats, including a captained boat provided to help guests explore the waters and small sub islands, and a pier for launching fireworks.
This small but perfectly formed gem in the heart of Westminster is tucked away between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Dating back to 1365 when it was built to house Edward III’s royal treasures, it is one of only two buildings that survived the 1834 fire that destroyed the medieval royal Palace of Westminster. The historic Jewel Tower is an L-shaped 3 storey building with 2 floors of event space that can be booked for all kinds of small gatherings and corporate events. There are unrivalled views of the Victoria Tower, while the small Palace Gardens are also available.
Well known in the London club scene, the famous Cirque Le Soir nightclub just off Regent Street offers an immersive circus themed experience personalised for your event. There are over 450 unique artists including snake charmers, fire eaters, contortionists, stilt walkers, sword swallowers to choose from to curate the perfect party for your guests. For corporate drinks receptions, Christmas parties, after parties and all kinds of celebrations, you really couldn’t find a more memorable London venue.
Located near Holland Park and with fabulous park views, the Design Museum is a meticulously refurbished 1960s building and one of London’s newest venues. There are several beautiful event spaces including the contemporary Helene and Johannes Huth Gallery, the triple height Atrium, the 202 seated Bakala Auditorium and the pewter and mirror clad Chumsri & Luqman Lounge. With such fantastic versatility, the Design Museum offers unique event space for a wide variety for events including conference and exhibitions, drinks receptions and award ceremonies, banquets and product launches.
West Berkshire is the idyllic rural location for this working organic farm including 2,500 acres of beautiful farmland and countryside. Sheepdrove has originality, warmth and class in spades – ideal for any kind of bespoke corporate or private event including training days, exhibitions, product launches, vehicle demonstrations, award ceremonies, dining events and much more besides. There are 5 different unique event spaces, a Physic Garden, lake and boathouse, and cosy farm accommodation for up to 18 people.
The Sadler’s Wells theatre complex is a well loved performing arts venue in Clerkenwell, boasting a 1,500 seat main auditorium with state-of-the-art technology to offer contemporary and elegant conference facilities. Additional reception rooms and foyer spaces are available for smaller events, catering, entertaining, performance rehearsals, and breakout areas. In a modern and stylish setting, the venue is perfect for daytime and evening meetings and bespoke events in a unique setting.
Hot of the press and available to dry hire from 2018, 41 Conduit Street is a stunning balance of classical Mayfair elegance and contemporary chic right in the heart of London. There are 4 spectacular floors that can be hired individually or together to accommodate up to 600 standing guests or 280 seated. It’s an ideal venue for large scale events such as award ceremonies, fashion shows, exhibitions, product launches, private parties and after parties, dining events etc. There’s a state-of-the-art fully operational kitchen, while the venue has a late licence and excellent transport links.
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