A Bar Mitzvah is a once in a lifetime celebration and so understandably, you’ll want to get it right. As with any other major occasion, step one is always choosing the right venue to set the scene, so take a look at some of the gems London has to offer and see what catches your eye.
Found in the heart of the prestigious and much sought-after area of Mayfair, the Royal Institution of Great Britain is a suitably grand offering, with Grade I listed status for all its charm and heritage. Spread across 3 floors in all, there are several different ways you can utilise the various spaces, which are all sure to impress. Inhouse catering and AV will no doubt come in handy, whilst assistance from the events team will ensure everything goes without a hitch.
Encapsulating all the elegance and timeless beauty of the Edwardian era, the Royal Horticultural Halls is a generously proportioned venue that boasts a maximum capacity of 700. The primary space, The Lindley Hall, is a vast, open-plan room benefitting from a high domed ceiling that both adds interest and makes the interior feel spacious and airy, even when bustling with people. With Victoria train station just 10 minutes away, it’s well situated even for those who are travelling from outside the capital specifically for the occasion.
The Lansdowne Club is a private members club that takes the notion of quality and exclusivity associated with such venues to the next level. The sheer attention to detail throughout is simply breath-taking, with stunning period features and ornate touches awaiting every glance in a seamless blend of both 18th century grandeur and Art Deco charm. The range of function rooms on offer makes this a venue suited to gatherings both big and small alike.
An integral part of London’s Georgian history, 116 Pall Mall is a magnificent building with Grade I listed status that has been lovingly and sensitively restored. With no less than 7 specially designed function rooms to its name, they range in finish from highly elaborate to understated yet elegant, meaning there’s a space for everyone. But if you want to ensure it’s a totally private event, exclusive hire is indeed available at weekends, providing full use of the 400-person capacity.
The Arts & Ecology Pavilions is a pair of buildings situated in the tranquil surroundings of Mile End Park, perfect should you want the convenience of a London location without the bustle of being in the heart of the city itself. The architecturally striking spaces benefit from full-length windows so you can really make the most of the charming waterside views, with the blank canvas nature of the finish, spacious interiors, and ability to bring onboard your own caterers all helping to enhance the adaptability of the venue as a whole.