If you’re planning an event in and around the Hackney Wick area and want a unique setting that will help it stand out from the crowd, look no further than the following hand-picked selection of much sought-after spaces.
What’s a more unique event space than a boat? Barge East is Hackney Wick’s answer to a party boat. This 114 year old Dutch barge definitely looks young for its age, and can party like a young’un too with an impressive bar and kitchen aboard. On top of it being a generally cool venue, you get unparalleled views of London’s skyline and the Olympic stadium. Barge East has got a capacity of 120, with both indoor dining areas and an outdoor space on top deck. That isn’t to say it’s just a summer venue though, you can live the life of a pirate any day of the year. To find out more about booking Barge East for your party or event, get in touch with the team right here.
You wouldn’t think about hosting a private or corporate event in a sausage factory usually, but here we are. That’s because this old sausage factory was completely transformed into a unique bar, kitchen and creative event space – with no sausage in sight. You’ll find this venue in the heart of Hackney Wick, backing onto the canal, which is a real nice touch for any events looking to use the outdoor space too. Inside, you’ll find plenty of room to host any kind of event, with the added features of a kitchen, bar and projector if needed.
Swan Wharf is an old Victoria warehouse complex with just under 29,000 square foot of indoor and outdoor space for you to play around with. A popular blank canvas venue, Swan Wharf is a versatile events space, boasting sought-after features like exposed brick work, high ceilings and full height windows. Oh, and not to mention its views of the Olympic Park and the canal in its back garden. You’ll find this warehouse venue just a short walk from Hackney Wick and Stratford stations – a really great location for a really great venue. If you’re interested in finding out more about booking Swan Wharf for your party or event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team via email or call.
White Post Hackney is found in the very heart of central Hackney Wick alongside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and right by the edge of the canal. Available for both partial and full hire for everything from product launches to wedding receptions, this large Atrium style venue benefits from a bright, airy feel courtesy of the high ceilings and full-length windows. This in turn grants the space a contemporary, professional flair that perfectly encapsulates the life/work vibe that the area is famous for.
Mick’s Garage is open throughout the weekend from 6pm on Friday evening and midday on Saturday and Sunday, hosting a range of private and public events. Found within the buzzing Queens Yard, it is comprised of a coffee roaster; SHUK SHUK, a market BBQ, and Jarr Barr, which serves the CRATE core range and delicious house brewed kombucha. Ideal for large-scale gatherings, the total capacity is a very generous 1000, with Hackney Wick and Stratford stations being the nearest transport links at your disposal.
Alfred Leroy may look like a regular wide beam canal boat from the outside, but the interior has been completely transformed into a truly unique cocktail bar, making an event held here a waterside experience with a difference. Cocktails, beers, wine, prosecco and sharing platters make up the menu, and back on dry ground, Hackney Wick station can be reached in a mere 2 minutes. With a capacity of just 50, it’s a particularly good choice should you want to bring a more personal approach to the hosting.