At a corporate reception it’s important to create the right mood and atmosphere, and with Gothic style venues that often comes as a given, making them a wonderful choice. With many to choose from in London, here are some of the best to help you on your way.
Even the name of The Clerkenwell House of Detention is sure to get a few spines tingling, not to mention its turbulent and often dark history. Stretching right back to its early days as a prison when it was constructed in 1617, it was ravaged by fire in the 1780 Gordon Riots before being demolished in 1893 to make way for a school. Beneath the playground however, a labyrinth of atmospheric remains is still in use, now functioning as a multi-purpose event space for those who want to truly immerse themselves in a piece of Britain’s Gothic past.
21 Arlington Street is an ornate and downright beautiful venue within a Grade II* listed building that was first built in 1740 for Richard Boyle, the 2nd and last Viscount Shannon, making this another richly historic offering. Found in London’s world renowned West End, just steps from the iconic Ritz hotel, there are 3 private rooms available for hire, each finished with a true sense of decadence and sophistication, harking back to the elegance of days gone by. Just a stone’s throw from Green Park tube station, it is easily reachable for those travelling from further afield.
This distressed chapel oozes a Gothic feel, and is a versatile space that is suitable to all kinds of events. You can see why this Grade II listed building is often used as a wedding ceremony venue, but it is also available to other events, including corporate receptions and private dinner parties too. Based in Peckham, it’s a unique venue in the area that will certainly bring something a little different to the average conference or business meeting.
St Martin in the Fields blends modern and historic architecture to create a truly original events space, based in the heart of London: Trafalgar Square! The Crypt and the Gallery are available to hire for events, both fitted with stunning 18th century architecture, original brick-vaulted ceilings and stone floors. There is also a conference hall available, along with several modern meeting rooms, making it an interesting venue to host a corporate reception for you and your guests.
The Tower of London is full of history, with nearly 1,000 years of stories behind it. That doesn’t go forgotten with the building’s impressive atmosphere that anyone who visits will experience. It’s undoubtedly a unique space to host an event, with its infamous name and character, as well as its spectacular riverside location. There are a number of rooms and areas available to hire, all differing in sizes and capacity, but all equally impressive. Find out more by getting in touch with the team!