If you are looking for venue ideas for your end-of-year Prom party, for the perfect Prom venue for your school’s end of year blowout, look no further. Whether it’s a traditional prom, or a themed event, from a Masquerade Ball to a Banquet Hall, your perfect prom venue is here.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
Battersea Arts Centre is a unique London venue with an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair make our building ideal for those looking for something a little different. We host a wide variety of events; from beautiful weddings and fun parties to location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Theatre: 600 Cabaret: 600 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Theatre: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
is the latest project by the team behind two of London’s foremost cultural institutions, Oval Space and The Pickle Factory. This space has been designed as a blank canvas, set in an industrial but polished setting. The venue comprises of 3 unique areas, a sprawling, blank canvas main room, a roof terrace with breakout containers, and a brandable cocktail bar event space. The venue also features breakout rooms on the 1st floor. The versatility and multi-faceted nature of is bound to whet the appetite of any ambitious event producer, whether they’re planning a product launch, conference or live music gig. Moreover, the venue can boast to be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the country, with a ban on single-use plastics the first step in ‘Oval Green’ a cross-venue initiative to create spaces that deliver unforgettable experiences minus the carbon emissions. All hires include a projector and screen, sound and lighting packages, chairs, staging, lectern and a dedicated event manager.
Here at The Montague, we are lucky to have a wonderful outside area overlooking peaceful gardens. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate you summer party or make the most of the festive season in London then our themed Ski Lodge or Beach Bar is the place to be! From mid-November, our famous Ski Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland complete with everything you need to get into the festive spirit. In the summer, join us on the Wood Deck at our incredible pop-up Beach Bar, complete with real sand, summertime cocktails and delicious BBQ food. This space is perfect for large parties and tailored to your requirements - call us and let us create an experience that you and your guests will always remember.
Built in 1929 and now Grade II listed, Conway Hall is a landmark of London’s independent intellectual, political and cultural life. We play host to a wide variety of events from conferences and lectures to concerts, dance classes, drama, festivals, film screenings, charity fund raisers, filming location and more. With a capacity of 400 spread over balcony and floor seating, our Main Hall retains its period features and is internationally renowned for its excellent acoustics.
Gabeto is The Cuban Spirit of Camden Market. This recently refurbished restaurant and bar combines class and cool with amazing interior design that’s perfect for Instagram! From high-level dining booths to eclectic retro furniture fused with naturally elegant period features and funky, local inspired art – Gabeto is Camden’s trendiest events venue. Set over 2 floors with outdoor terrace space ,Gabeto is one of the most flexible and highly sought after events spaces in the market. From product and car launches to fashion shows and intimate high-end dinners, our expert team can create your bespoke event and be on hand to make sure it goes exactly to plan.
We're a ground floor pub, first floor restaurant with bedrooms and a roof garden. The fist floor is available for sit down dinners for up to 50 and stand up drinks events for upto 80. The rooftop garden has both outside space and a green house, and its own bar and grill. With a variety of spaces available for hire for drinks and food, we're confident we'll be able to tailor our offering to suit your event. We also have 5 bedrooms, and a sister pub with 15 rooms a 2 minute walk away.
London's opulent Art Deco event space, located on the stunning Bloomsbury Square, this venue is in the Georgian inspired Victoria House. With 10,500 square ft of events space, we offer a complete serviced venue and with 3 beautifully restored areas. We can accommodate up to 700 standing, 280 for dinner or 500 for conferences. With full air conditioning, Wifi, parking, disabled access, sound and lighting system, event management service, exclusive 24 hour hire periods to meet all of your requirements.
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
West London’s premier event spaces Our refurbished Victorian foundry with 5 interlinking spaces and 2 large secluded courtyards are available for all occasions. Featuring natural brickwork, high ceilings with exposed beams, wooden floors, large windows and skylights that allow for abundant daylight. While retaining its original features, this location also benefits from all the modern components to create the perfect event. Studio 1: 200 standing / 130 theatre / 100 seated Studio 2: 220 standing / 140 theatre / 120 seated Studio 3: 150 standing / 50 theatre / 60 seated Studio 4: 450 standing / 300 theatre / 220 seated Studio 5: 450 standing / 300 theatre / 220 seated Courtyard 1: 200 standing Courtyard 2: 200 standing / 70 seated
Shaka Zulu, London's largest South African restaurant, opened its doors in August 2010 with a special royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini. Set over a ground breaking 27,000 sq ft, this spectacular two floor restaurant, bar and club offers amazing food, drinks, live music, dancing and is one of Camden’s premier events spaces. The lower floor of this stunning venue is complemented by a display of 20ft high warrior statues and the Mezzanine level offers a champagne bar and cocktail lounge overlooking the stunning restaurant. Carved wooden murals cover every inch of Shaka Zulu's walls making it a popular and alternative venue for your event. From bah mitzvah’s to a high end party to large dinners and exclusive hire, Shaka Zulu boasts 4 separate event spaces that can host up to 850 people – including our amazing Kings Clubs.
Situated in the City of Westminster, Porchester Hall’s Grade II listed classic art deco design and understated elegance make it a sought-after venue for a variety of events. The grand entrance to the Hall is ideal for reception drinks and leads guests up the elegant staircase with its ornamental bronze and wrought iron banisters, striking marble walls and crystal chandelier. From the stairway, guests are led through to the Main Hall, which is the very essence of grandeur and opulence. Porchester Hall is ideal for weddings, charity galas, conferences, fashion shows, filming, boxing, banquets, exams, private parties, concerts and much more. The main hall’s grandeur and versatility have seen it play host to concerts from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd; broadcasts such as Beyoncé‘s ‘Black Is King’ and Monty Python’s ‘The meaning of Life’; as well as countless legendary parties. The Small Hall, Duchess of York Suite and the Blue Room are all ideal for smaller events, or as extensions and ancillaries to the Main Hall. Catering We work with a carefully selected group of caterers to provide you with a wonderful selection of menu choices to suit all cultures, tastes and budgets. For flexibility, we also offer a dry-hire option, along with corkage and cash bars. Suppliers We have a network of fantastic recommended partners, including photographers, DJs, entertainers, florists and AV, however our clients are welcome to use their own suppliers if preferred.
Launched late 2017 becoming the latest venue opened under the Balls Brothers brand; Adams Court is a stunning brand-new venue spread across 3 floors and nestled in a bustling courtyard just yards away from Bank station. The Copper Bar is a beautiful versatile space with natural daylight and a huge outdoor terrace, making it perfect for almost any occasion. Our Top Floor is a magnificent space to be enjoyed by all. We can cater for up to 240 people standing and 130 seated in the space. Perfect for your Corporate Event, Christmas party, private hire large sit-down meals or a night out with friends. Adams Court has fantastic facilities which can meet any event. We offer a fine range of menus to suit any event and have a delectable range of Corporate and Christmas menus to offer. A huge outdoor terrace A busy outdoor courtyard bar Multiple rooms and spaces Bar and Restaurant space Large private dining rooms for up to 130 seated and 240 standing Disabled access
26 Leake Street is a raw, unique and multi-purpose space underneath Waterloo Station. Arches 1 and 2 offer a cmbined footprint of over 4,000 square feet. The imposing arches and revealed brickwork create a stunning blank canvas for experiental events.
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Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
Prom night it a night that everyone who attends will remember for the rest of their lives, so actually organising it comes with its own special type of pressure. If you’ve never organised an event of this scale before, it’s easy to be daunted by the prospect, but follow our simple steps, and you’re sure to stay on track.
Get Your Committee Together
The first thing that you need to do when organising a prom is to get a good committee together. Organising a large event with so many different aspects isn’t easy, and you shouldn’t try to tackle it by yourself. Forming a committee means that you can all contribute different ideas, and it is much easer to split tasks amongst the group. By working together, you can create a prom that everyone will remember, and it takes the stress and decision making away from just one person.
Next, you’ll need to figure out what your budget is. This is one of the most crucial tasks, as it will help you to estimate what the cost of tickets needs to be with more accuracy, as well as what you can reasonably afford. Remember that not all of the money can be relied upon to come from tickets alone. You will need to put down deposits and pay for some items in advance, so if you don’t have some money to hand you will quickly find yourself with cashflow problems. Look into getting sponsorship from some local companies to help you get the budget that you require. Keeping accurate records is essential so you know exactly what you have and how much you need!
Choose the Venue
Once you have your Committee and your Budget organised, it’s time to find the perfect venue for your prom. There are loads of prom venues for hire in London, so you should be able to find one that isn’t too far away from you and fits in with what you can afford. Don’t be afraid to get a few people from your committee together and view a couple of different options. Seeing the venue in person is the best way to decide if it is the right fit for you and your group. Plus, you can ask the manager any questions you might have and discuss some of the other plans that you have in your mind.
With the decision on the venue, comes the final decision on the date. This should be discussed amongst your committee so that it doesn’t clash with any other important events, and that it’s on a night where you’re sure the majority of people will be able to make it. Now is time to let everyone know about the event and promote it as much as possible. A good way to do this is with an invite. This can be posted on social media or sent via email – it doesn’t have to be printed out. Do your best to make sure everyone has the date in their calendar and release more information about the prom as and when you confirm different items – this will keep everyone’s interest in it and ensure that it’s the only topic on people’s lips.
Food is always an important aspect of any big event. People expect in to be served on time, for there to be plenty of it, and most importantly, for it to taste nice. Now, not everyone is going to expect Gordon Ramsey levels of deliciousness but having a good menu that everyone is going to enjoy starts the night off well. When you have a group with full stomachs, the rest of the night is more likely run smoothly. It’s important that you take all dietary restrictions into consideration and that both you and the chef have a list of what’s needed. You need to be able to serve food that your guests are able to eat!
Deciding how everyone is getting to and from the venue is something that you and your committee will need to look at. Typically, a bus is provided at a central location for everyone to depart from. This makes it easy for everyone to get to the venue, particularly if it is quite far away. Pricing this and ensuring that it’s taken into account when setting the cost for the tickets is essential, as transport can be more expensive than you might think.
Some Added Extras:
It’s always a good idea to have a few extras on the night to make it really a prom to remember. Of course, this will be limited by your budget, but there are loads of different things that you can do to make prom night extra special:
Having a photographer there to capture all of those special moments is something that all of your guests are going to expect. But what about all of those more informal snaps? Having a photobooth is great fun. Filled with props, it is an added layer of entertainment on your night for everyone to enjoy.
If you want to make your prom really different, then why not have it themed? It gives all of the guests something to focus on when choosing their outfits, and you can decorate your venue to match. If you go for a particular decade, then all of the music choices are practically made for you.
Having party favours for everyone to take home at the end of the night is a really great idea. If you have a theme, then stick to that, but otherwise it really is up to you. Better even than a photograph, it’s something for all of your guests to hold onto so that they’ll never forget their prom.
Organising a prom isn’t easy, but if you plan well, get a good group of people around you, and stay calm, then everything will fall into place much easier than you think. Soon you’ll have everyone thanking you for hosting the prom night that dreams are made of.
Definitely! There are many benefits to hiring an external venue for a prom rather than hosting in the school hall. There’s always a temptation for students on school property outside of school hours to sneak into the rest of the school and potentially cause some mischief - especially if they’re just about to move to a new school! Hiring an external venue can also help with the clean-up the next day so it doesn’t disrupt the other students. Plus it adds a real sense of occasion that the attendees will love!
Proms have only recently begun to be standard practice in the UK, having adopted the tradition from the USA. Typically a London prom night will be for secondary school students, either leaving school after their GCSEs in Year 11 at age fifteen to sixteen, or after their A Levels in Year 13 at age seventeen to eighteen. Some primary schools have started throwing a “leavers’ disco” or prom for the ten to eleven year olds who are heading to secondary school after completing Year 6
The cost of a school prom will vary widely, so it’s good to have a budget in mind before you start to plan. If this is the first time your school is organising a prom and they don’t have a set precedent on spend, there’s some quick and easy research you can do to get a ballpark figure. One of the key costs is venue hire, so you can reach out to a selection of different venues and ask them what their standard hire costs are. These may not be accurate to your specific event, but will give you a rough idea to get your budget started.
The purpose of throwing a prom is to celebrate the students who have recently finished their exams and are about to leave the school to start higher education. It’s a fun and memorable way to give them a good send off, and will often start with or include a large assembly or prize giving for the teachers and students to reminisce on their time at the school. In the evening there is a dance, which is the highlight of the event for the students! Most students will get dressed up in black-tie, and some schools decide to allocate a theme for the decorations and entertainment.
The most memorable thing about school prom is spending the evening with your fellow students and celebrating your last weeks at school. However, if your school has the budget or you were able to fundraise lots of money to go out with a bang, there are some fun things that can work really well at prom. Organising a photobooth is perfect as it gives everyone mementos of their evening that they can keep forever. You can make custom props that are relevant to things that have happened over the year - they’ll make a great talking point!