Second only to the wedding itself, your engagement party should be easily one of the biggest and best celebrations of your whole life, and step one in making that happen is choosing the perfect place in which to host it. Shoreditch is known for its good-time vibes, and so is home to lots of great choices. We’ve highlighted a few of the more unique amongst them below to help your party really stand out.
A bar, eatery and music venue, Big Chill Bar is the ideal spot in which to gather with friends, dancing the night away by heading to the dancefloor and letting loose as DJs keep the party spirit high. Highlights and handy extras include a 12-1am licence so you needn’t wrap things up in a hurry; dim lighting for a cosy and relaxed atmosphere; a fully stocked and staffed bar so the drinks can keep flowing; and projectors and Wi-Fi for maximum ease and convenience.
Comprised of 6 separate areas, the rooftop-level meeting and event space at Ace Hotel is found on the 7th floor. Though there is great open-air terrace space to really make the most of the cinematic views onto the city and its landmarks below, the inside space features full-length windows, ensuring that you never miss out. The total capacity allows for a generous 400 guests in all, whilst back at ground level, the nearest rail links include Shoreditch High Street and Old Street.
Capturing the retro-chic look and feel of New York City’s most artistic urban boroughs, Dirty Bones Shoreditch is a flexible apartment inspired events space that boasts old-school beats, fun yet cool décor and styling, and a relaxed, fuss-free atmosphere that is ideal for those craving something a little more low-key and easy going. Found in the Aldgate area, the nearest transport link is Shoreditch High Street, which is reachable in just a couple of minutes.
The Woods is a hidden drinking den, discreetly tucked away beneath the bustle of the city. Red velvet clad walls guide you into the dimly lit bar, which is full of unbeatable character that makes for a truly immersive experience. Not least amongst these details is undoubtedly the feature tree which erupts through an old piano in the centre of the room. As for the drinks themselves, you can expect a great choice of UK and US small batch craft beers, picklebacks and bourbon, as well as classic cocktails.