If you’ve recently got engaged, throwing an engagement party for friends and family is a good excuse to break up the monotony of the winter months before you get too bogged down with wedding admin. Plus – there may be presents. Our advice would be to not put too much effort into the engagement party; save all those creative juices for the real thing. If you’d still like an engagement party to remember, have a look at these cool and unique venues in Shoreditch and Central London who can do all the hard work for you:
Dirty Bones Shoreditch feels like the coolest NYC apartment. Kick back and enjoy the retro-chic vibes and listen to the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn. Groovy, man. With plenty of seating and big windows, it has a bright and airy atmosphere and you’ll comfortably squeeze in your guest list to-be.
Spiritland on Southbank is an incredibly stunning venue, available for all sorts of events. Found in the Royal Festival Hall, this bar and restaurant has a luxurious interior design that is ideal for celebrating romance and an engagement. Find out more about one of London’s most unique venues right here.
If you’re looking for a grand engagement party venue, Lord’s Cricket Ground could be the answer. With various rooms available to hire, all with a variety of capacities too, you can choose something to suit your party specifications exactly. Whether you’re having a lunch or dinner party, you can have access to private spaces within Lord’s Cricket Ground, all of which look fabulous in the natural light of the daytime, but equally as elegant in the evening.
Below the infamous Breakfast Club in Spitalfields is this hidden basement bar, which is the perfect party location in East London. Celebrate your engagement in this quirky little bar, with a fantastic selection of drinks and food to fill your bellies. And if that wasn’t enough, it has a SMEG fridge for an entrance. Find out more here.
Big Chill Bar is a bar, eatery and music venue that near Shoreditch High Street and Aldgate East stations. The lounge is a semi-private area that offers direct access to the dancefloor – crucial – and has space for up to 100 guests. The dim lighting and cosy atmosphere give it a lovely friendly vibe, and your friends are sure to have a fun time.
On the 7th floor of Ace Hotel London Shoreditch there’s 6000 square feet of rooftop event space just itching for a group of boozy Londoners to descend upon it. The wide windows have cinematic views of the city’s skyline beyond, but it’s the outdoor terrace area that has the best view. Make sure you’ve got a good engagement party hashtag to harvest all the instagramming that will definitely be happening – but let’s try to avoid another Susan’s Album Party disaster, eh?