If you’re throwing an engagement party but you want it to really stand out and feel almost as special as the big day itself, your best bet is to start by choosing a unique venue that will set the scene for a day to remember.
The style and décor at Little Nan’s Bar can be described as anything but dull. Bold, quirky, fun and colourful would all much sooner spring to mind, with all manner of brilliant touches ensuring that there is something to catch the eye at every glance. With Teapot Cocktails, a fully stocked customisable bar and a capacity of just 75, it’s ideally suited to a more intimate gathering with your loved ones. With several awards to their name and past clients including the likes of BBC, ITV and Vintage Life Magazine, the quality on offer is clear.
Designed to be different, Piccadilly Institute is another venue where words like bland and boring will never be applicable. With no less than 9 individually themed bars all under one roof, there’s sure to be a space for everyone, with these many rooms adding up to offer a whopping maximum capacity of 1500. Full hire is available, though individual rooms can also be booked for smaller events. Found in Piccadilly Circus, it’s within stumbling distance of the area’s namesake tube station.
Hugo’s restaurant is a relaxed venue with an understated charm to its décor, where the personal level of service is key in ensuring every guest gets exactly what they want from the day. The venue is able to accommodate up to 150 people for either a sit-down dinner or a more informal buffet-style event, where guests are better able to mingle. As for getting there, the nearest public transport link is Queens Park tube station, which can be reached in just 5 minutes.
Shoreditch Studios is comprised of 2 railway arches, which offer the very best of Victorian architectural design, including the distinct curvature of the ceilings and extensive exposed brickwork for a fantastic industrial feel. Despite these features bringing plenty of character and atmosphere to the venue, it is in fact something of a blank canvas, with 3500 square feet of open floor space able to be tailored to suit your event. Old Street and Shoreditch High Street can both be reached in 5 minutes, meaning it’s also well connected.
The urban feel of Clapton Country Club allows it to adapt to all manner of different event types for up to 200 people, from vintage style weddings to photo shoots, and private dinners to meetings. Handy extra features include an onsite commercial kitchen for any catering needs, an outdoor seating area and the ability to hire additional smaller studios upon request. Amongst the nearest transport links are Clapton, Rectory Road and Hackney Downs.