I found Function Finders online when I had a tight deadline looming and the need to find a blank white space in London for a client. The team immediately jumped onto my search, knowing that I was up against it. They sent through several perfect venues fitting the description, along with all the key information needed for the proposal. Not only were they were incredibly efficient and quick - staying late into the evening to help - they were also very friendly. I would 100% use Function Finders again and would highly recommend to other event agencies.
Selina booked Studio Spaces
Function Fixers came to my rescue when I gave up hope of finding a suitable venue for our conference. Their professionalism was second to none and the speed at which they got exactly what was required, was phenomenal.
If you are ever stuck for venues Function Fixers really is what it says on the tin!
Joy booked Grange City Hotel
A massive thank you to Carrie for helping me organise our Christmas and Summer parties – I would have been lost without her! She really understood the type of venue we wanted and with our budget she found some great choices for me to look at. I will be using Function Fixers again for our next event!
Sarita booked City Summer House
Working with Carrie Larwood was an absolute dream. She is friendly, thorough, organized and very reliable. As an international client with limited knowledge on venues in the UK, I found her assistance outstanding. Carrie is as professional as it gets.
ps It doesn’t do you justice. You’re wonderful! Thanks for all that you’ve done!
Omar booked One Birdcage Walk
Just want to say a huge thank you for all your help. You have been fantastic, especially at such short notice. I know it was a difficult ask!
I’ll definitely use Function Fixers again and will be recommending you to colleagues.
Anna booked The Metropolitan by COMO
I organised my work Christmas party for a team of 70 bankers in Canary Wharf. All the planning and help I received from Heather was invaluable. The party was a great success and has been dubbed unanimously as the Best Christmas Party to date! I would like to thank Heather for finding the perfect venue and working tirelessly to bring it all together! Couldn’t have done it without her! Great service and all for the hefty price of NOTHING!!! Almost too good to be true!
Dominique booked Marriott Canary Wharf
Function Fixers have managed a number of Tradewind/Sanza events including our annual Awards Ceremony. Heather understood our visions and objectives. They offer a perfect blend of flair and professionalism. I would recommend them highly to another company and look forward to working with Heather again in the future. Many thanks, Heather for all your hard work!
Booked the Waldorf Hilton
I recently needed to find a conference venue at very short notice, in Edinburgh. Having tried numerous venues, I came across Function Fixers. They responded immediately and within 2 hours I had a choice of 4 venues to consider. Their service was both professional and friendly and I would not hesitate to use them for all my future venue requirements. Thank you Function Fixers!
Robert held his event at Edinburgh Napier University
Carrie at Function-Fixers has been incredibly on the ball, responsive and helpful from the moment I put in a search query for a venue. Even though my demands were urgent and specific, out of the five venue agents I turned to Carrie was the quickest to respond with results. In particular, I really appreciated being told immediately as and when a suitable venue became appropriate, which helped us to plan our project much better. Carrie was also able to be imaginative, and suggest interesting venues that again others had not found. If I did not work with Carrie then the venue finding aspect of our project would have been much more stressful and time-consuming. I would definitely use Function Fixers again.
Lina booked King's Place
From the off Function Fixers worked hard to ‘tick all the boxes’ for the surprise birthday dinner I was organising. They listened to my needs and sent through some high quality options which they followed seamlessly through to the reservation being confirmed. They saved me a lot of time and energy and the final event at Quaglino’s was executed like a dream by their Private Dining Team. I would not hesitate to use Function Fixers again, they’re a superb resource!
Emma Kernan-Staines was at Quaglino's on the 17th May 2014
I was in a real hole, as I was using a London event venue that was over-priced and with poor service. Heather came to my rescue with suggestions and venue pricing that worked for me. The first venue I visited was spot on for our needs and we now have an ongoing programme in a great new regular venue for us. Heather helps address smaller needs for me as well, all promptly and pleasantly.
Some Venue companies are intimidating and pricing to their own model not the clients. I have not found that with Function Fixers who offer a free service. Well done from a happy customer.
Ad van der Rest, MIIM
Carrie and the Function Fixers team are very professional and helpful. I emailed them late at night and to my surprise, I received a reply within a hour.
They have been instrumental in finding a venue with constant communication and a steady stream of recommendations coming through which was excellent for my low budget. I get the impression that Carrie really cared about my needs and I look forward to using her services in future if needed.
Event to be held at Revolution London on 3rd May 2014
Nike have been working with Heather at Function Fixers over the last year on various events and meetings. They always come up trumps with venues that are Nike fit and never leave anything to chance. Everything is planned down the last detail. Brilliant!
Claire Jones, Nike
I was recently tasked with the job of finding a hotel for a three day residential conference for 80 delegates for early next year and was struggling to find anywhere that could help me. Function Fixers came to the rescue and within a few hours had five different options for me! They even managed to negotiate the rates down for me to fit with my budget.
I highly recommend Function Fixers to anyone needing a venue for any type of event - their service is exceptional, you work with one person throughout and they have amazing venues! Don't waste time looking for venues from now on - just pick up the phone to Function Fixers...
Jeni Allen will be at Savill Court in May 2014
I have worked with Carrie for the last 3 or 4 years via Hays. I initially found her on a Google search and very glad that I did too! If we are all honest there are lots of venue finding services out there but hardly any of them work at the standard and capacity that Carrie and the team do at Function Fixers.
Carrie is absolutely superb – what she doesn’t know about venues isn’t worth knowing! What I adore about her the most is the speed in which she gets back to you. With other venue finders in the past I have waited days and days for quotes for events, so much so that you end up wondering why you didn’t contact them directly in the first place but with Carrie it can sometimes be minutes or hours that she gets back to you. She even had a request from my Director to find a venue with less than 12 hours to go and pulled it off! Not only that but the venue has been used by my Director many times since then and he is very impressed with her speed and professionalism. Carrie and the team at FF have a fantastic understanding of our business and brand and what could suit us as a business for our different types of events. She has a unique way of suggesting venues or a different outlook to your event before you have even thought of it and in turn this has made many of my events even more successful for us and impressed our clients at the same time.
She has worked with me on a variety of events – conferences, breakfast seminars, small workshops, client networking evenings and always impresses!
Function Fixers do all the hard work for you in sourcing and negotiating fantastic rates.
I would thoroughly and highly recommend Carrie to any PAs / EAs and Event Managers.
Victoria Darragh, EA to Group Directors, Hays Plc
Carrie has been exceptional in assisting me finding a venue for our company annual awards night.
Her customer service has been excellent, she has been quick at responding and a breath of fresh air in terms of taking the hassle away from venue finding.
She has arranged viewings, menu tasting and has been extremely helpful and quick to respond to any queries I’ve had. She hasn’t hassled me with calls or e-mails.
I will definitely be a return visitor for our next event.
Nicola Makinson, Tradewind Recruitment
I asked Carrie at Function Fixers to source a venue in London and she was very helpful in sourcing lots of interesting options – from the glamorous to modern, venues I had never heard of to venues everyone has heard of. She is proactive, efficient and very calm to work with. I would highly recommend Function Fixers to anyone looking for a venue!
Dominic Hennessy, Just Us Financial Solutions
I’ve finally caught up on everything after our conference week last week and would like to thank Function Fixers very much for suggesting an excellent location for our international dinner last Wednesday night.
The service I received from Function Fixers was excellent. You got straight on with the task in hand and were very attentive throughout to my requests and gave me a lot of assistance when needed.
The venue you suggested was fantastic. The location was just far enough into London so the journey wasn’t too long for our team on the coach. The restaurant was lovely, everyone commented on how wonderful the food was. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. The room was the right size, perfect layout and it had a wonderful atmosphere.
All in all, 10/10 service from yourself, I would definitely use Function Fixers again and recommend you to all my colleagues and asscoiates.
Caroline was at the Devonshire Terrace on 15th May
I approached four different venue finders for our event and Heather McLardy from Function Fixers was not only the quickest on replying but the most professional. In just a few days I had a full list of venues with prices that were suitable for our event. We soon visited a short list and decided on the venue to hold our dinner. I would not hesitate to contact Function Fixers again!
Ana Fariña, Regional Executive ICAEW
I have recently been trying to book a celebratory tea at the Ritz for my girlfriend and I, but had been told that they were booked up until Spring 2013. One of my colleagues told me about Function Fixers and said that they can usually work miracles so I decided to give them a try... One call and 2 hours later they had done the impossible for me and booked me a champagne tea for two at the Ritz on the 21st Dec. Thank you Function Fixers - you are simply amazing!
Matt Weaving will be at the Ritz on Dec 21st 2012
We are delighted that Function Fixers help to promote and support our Charity Golf Tournament at Wentworth each year.
It is only through working with established companies such as Function Fixers to raise much needed funds, that we are able to continue to improve the lives of those affected by dementia.
Anita Avery MInstF(Cert)
Community Fundraiser South East
Dear all of the potential customers for Function-Fixers (FF).
My name is Chris and I am running a mid-sized promotion company in Korea.
I am writing this comment to share my experience with FF.
If I describe my experience with FF in one word, that will be “Superb – Beyond your Expectation”
I was asking hotel accommodation in UK & Hungary and a venue for our conference in London.
After they received my request, they immediately sent me some proposals from various hotels.
And I was surprised by their SPEED!
Event though, I already contacted some hotels for rooms and conference room and received proposals, FF’s proposal was astonishing. They proposed better priced with same venue.
I was simply shocked by their professionalism.
For those who looking for a venue for conference, especially who does not have many contact points in Europe, I strongly suggest that they should contact Function Fixers.
They know what we want and they act like our team.
I really appreciate Ms. Carrie Larwood’s endless support.
Thanks Carrie and her team ~ You are the BEST.
Chris S. yun
Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Partner
I have been working with Function Fixers on 2 different events now and I have been very pleased with the results so far. Carrie has always been very efficient and amazingly fast in coming up with proposals. She always finds venue that matches my requirements and gets back to me in no time. I’ll keep on working with her on our corporate events!
Anne-Laure is holding her event in April in Central London
I've used Carrie at Function Fixers on a number of occasions now for a variety of different events. Each time I have ended up completely relying on her advice, tips, negotiation skills and calm approach to make sure the function has gone without a hitch. She seems to know every venue out there, and has worked around whatever brief I have given rather than just flinging stuff at me regardless of what I'm after. She will continue to be the first port of call whenever I am looking to organise an event and I would highly recommend her services.
Matt Terry is holding his event at the Grand Connaught on the 21st April 2012
I recently used Function-Fixers to find a conference and meetings venue in the East London area and was overwhelmed by the assistance received! Our requirements were quite varied and involved a mix of plenary sessions and several breakout sessions as well as a unique sports demonstration. Carrie was extremely helpful and responsive and went above and beyond in her timely assistance and diverse venue selections. We couldn't have asked for more and highly recommend the Function Fixers team to those searching the London and the whole UK market.
J Knife Consulting
Function fixers were great to deal with - Carrie has great patience which is essential. We as a company were operating with budget constraints yet we had a definite idea of what we required from a venue. Our event was for 170 people in September and having Carrie do all the ground work and come back with 20+ proposals and suggestions saved me valuable time. I will certainly use Carrie’s services again in the future.
Director of Facilities & Administration EMEA, India and Canada.
was at Norton Park, Winchester
I cannot reserve enough praise for the work that Function Fixers and Carrie have done for us. When I first approached Function Fixers, I was asking for what many would consider unrealistic expectations in a time frame that would be deemed impossible; however Carrie assured me that she would be able to find a venue and at the price we were hoping for, and duly delivered. I was so impressed by the level of service that was afforded to myself and my organisation and truly felt that it went above and beyond the level of customer care that we should have been afforded. Any problems that were encountered I was confident that any help that was required would be provided in their maximum capacity. It is evident that the relationship that Function Fixers has with its affiliate venues is invaluable and as such is passed onto the client. I am immensely grateful to Function Fixers, and particularly Carrie Larwood, for the service they provided. I would recommend them to any organisation or individual for their level of customer care and professionalism.
Assistant Chief Operating Officer, African Lion and Environmental Research Trust
When we were tasked with finding venue in London for our South East regional meetings, it was a real struggle to find the right venue at the right price in the right location. Having spent a few hours myself working on this and spoken to other venue finding organisations, we hit a complete dead end. Then we found Function Fixers who worked quickly and efficiently to identify our needs and then come up with three top quality venue options, one of which we have now decided to go with.
I also like the fact that Function Fixers don't just walk away after they've helped find you a venue, they stay in touch to help make sure everything runs smoothly. As a highly delighted client, I would not hesitate in recommending Function Fixers, they offer a really quality service in finding the best venues at the best prices and stay around to make sure you remain happy with your choice of venue. Thank you Function Fixers!
has 5 meetings booked in London for 2011
I started my wedding venue search by logging onto the various websites only to find no prices were never given up front (very annoying!) So I ended up with about 70 brochures and about the same number of people calling me about venues that were all out of my price range. Carrie from function fixers emailed me some brochures I requested from a website with (shock horror) all the prices and relevant information I needed, Carrie also took the time to ask about what I was looking for, and how much money I had to spend.
My Dream venue was Horsley Towers, but this was well out of my price range. Carrie emailed me detailed information about other lovely venues within my budget but also approached my ideal venue to see if she could get it within my budget. She went out of her way to negotiate with the venue and even arranged the viewing and made sure the venue staff knew about everything we wanted before we even got there. She also negotiated with the venue and got a HUGE discount meaning that we got our dream venue within our budget.
Carrie was incredibly friendly, helpful, honest, quick and professional. Unbelievably good service that I recommend you try, in hindsight I wish I had known about them before as I would have approached them first and saved myself a lot of wasted time and trouble. If it hadn't been for function fixers then I would still be rummaging through brochures and not enjoying the process of arranging my wedding, instead my wedding is all booked at my dream venue that I thought was totally out of reach for us. Thank you so much for making this happen for us...
Laura was at Horsely Towers for her wedding in 2010
I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for everything you have done to get this ball together and that quite frankly it could not have happened without your help. The night was a huge success and everyone had an absolutely amazing time, the event was perfect, it literally was exactly how I imagined it would be, if not better!
You have been so patient with me and so kind and I will make every single effort I can to ensure your name is known to any and all people that do events here at IBM and to anyone looking to do any event that I might possibly know.
I know there are some very good pictures somewhere and when I find them I will make sure I send them your way and you are more than welcome to use them on your website for whatever purpose you choose.
Thank you so much again Carrie, you truly helped make that night as special as it was :-)
Richard Hutton of IBM was at Grange St Pauls
Function Fixers made it extremely easy for me to find an amazing venue for an event in London - without leaving my desk in Manhattan! I had no idea what type of venues London had to offer but Carrie quickly found multiple wonderful choices. I would absolutely recommend Carrie and Function Fixers to anyone planning a party from abroad or who is unfamiliar with London venues. I hope to see a Manhattan branch of Function Fixers soon! Even though I'm familiar with the venues - the time, stress and resources I saved with Function Fixers is invaluable.
Devon Bartlett was at Quaglino's for a client reception
I would recommend Function Fixers to everyone and anyone!!!! We were very pleased and truly grateful for all of Carrie's help, not to mention her prompt replies! A fantastic site and very great people, with so many new venues-that I wouldn't have had the time to find myself. I will always remember Function Fixers for future events, and be making sure all my friends know about this!!!! Thank You!
In today's hectic work setting the service Function Fixers provided me has saved me an enormous amount of time researching and providing great choices according to my remit. This resource has proved invaluable and better yet, its free…
Loraine Barge, Amlin plc
was at The Tower of London
Second year in a row I have been a happy customer of Function Fixers...two birthdays that were two massive hits for both my crowd and the venues. The venue organisation stress was virtually eliminated by Carrie and her team who always endeavour to meet the client requirements and provide the best possible package within budget.
Function Fixers provide a high quality, friendly and personal service to events organisation and I am more than happy to recommend them to family, friends and colleagues. So if you want a stress free event/party, who are you gonna call.....FUNCTION FIXERS! Thanks to Carrie and all at Function Fixers and I look forward to working with y'all again.
Pri was at The Saint
Carrie at Function Fixers proved to be a lifeline for us after we found that our wedding party venue had gone into administration. Carrie immediately sourced alternative venues that suited our requirements and set up viewings for us.
We chose ‘The Saint’ as it is an amazing venue and absolutely perfect for our BOND party, Carrie set up a meeting with the Manager and we met to confirm menus, drinks and the set up for our BOND night.
All in all, Carrie took away the stress and worry of finding another venue in London that would meet our expectations and fulfil our theme requirements. This in itself was invaluable as it would have taken weeks of research for us to do.
We have been very impressed with the service provided by Carrie and Function Fixers and would not hesitate to recommend them to our friends and colleagues.
Lorraine chose The Saint
I would most certainly recommend Function-Fixers to anyone trying to organise a company event. From the time I first contacted Carrie Larwood, she proved to be efficient, helpful and have the ability to source venues that were perfect for our needs. Due to various circumstances, this event was cancelled, so we never got the chance to work more closely. However, I definitely have kept the details on my file and would not hesitate either to recommend her to my colleagues, or indeed contact her myself for a future event.
Marion Driscoll was looking at The Royal Courts of Justice, London
Function Fixers were absolutely fantastic. Carrie, our contact, was efficient, communicative, quick to respond and managed to pull off an excellent deal with next to no time to do it. If you want a reliable set of hands to organise your do, these are the guys to call.
Talitha was at Jamie's Fleet Place London
We had nightmares finding a venue for the London Deaf Netball Team social; everything was either too small, too expensive, or just plain nasty. Carrie from Function Fixers waved her magic fairy wand, and hey presto - we've got the perfect venue in Blackfriars. Thanks Carrie, we're really looking forward to our party!
Caroline was at City Golf Bar
I have used Function Fixers a couple of times for both professional and personal bookings and I am delighted to have found such a reliable company. They are professional, fast, enthusiastic and brilliant at what they do. I don't think they'll be a London secret for long! Thank you.
Adrienne was at Polka
Function Fixers sourced a venue for my friend and I to throw our birthday party. They were prompt, helpful and the customer service was exceptional; best of all they were completely free!
Mary was at Gilt
Function Fixers sourced a venue for my friend and I to throw our birthday party. They were prompt, helpful and the customer service was exceptional; best of all they were completely free!
Mary was at Gilt