BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. A beautifully bright and spacious Grade II listed building designed in 1911, our magnificent venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology. A strong balance between the old and new is at the heart of our offer. New technology, new thinking on nutrition and new ideas about what an event space can be merge with real heritage and a proven track record to create the story of BMA House today. From small meeting rooms to full conferencing spaces for up to 320, it is a favourite for Conferences, Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Summer, Parties and Weddings. We’re incredibly passionate about our food. Healthy meetings being our ethos with delegates’ wellbeing at the forefront of all menus, our talented chefs have created mindfully nutritious menus which focus on sustaining concentration and nourishing delegates with wholesome food. We are also fully stocked on ideas for any event or individual requiring vegan or vegetarian dishes. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston and Kings Cross, our superb location suits both national and international conferences. BMA House has decided to remain a COVID-conscious venue for the foreseeable future. This means we will be allowing extra space in our rooms, encouraging breaks outside and fresh air whenever possible, extra ventilation, encouraging face-coverings to be worn in meetings and enforcing face-coverings to be worn around all communal areas, and additional precautions to keep guests and staff safe such as track and trace, temperature checks and vaccine passports/proof of negative tests where applicable. Please note these may be subject to change based on the current climate and you will be notified immediately of any changes.
The HAC is an exceptional and thoroughly unexpected peaceful venue; a historic 18th century mansion set in a six-acre garden yet located just minutes from Moorgate and Old Street stations in the heart of the City of London. The Honourable Artillery Company estate compromises of three main areas: Armoury House, a Grade II-listed Georgian manor house, the hidden five-acre historical lawn of the Artillery Garden; the Prince Consort Rooms, a large converted contemporary drill hall with its own entrance and terrace. Armoury House Inside Armoury House, several elegant rooms are available for hire, including the atmospheric oak-panelled Long Room, which is one of London's most stunning venues for a private dinner, reception or party. When you approach Armoury House, an instant impact is made from the impressive building and its original features including large cannons, and stone entrance steps. Inside, stained glass windows overlook the central staircase and, on the ground floor, you’ll find the Ante Room and Queens Room (each with capacity for up to 60 guests). Both spaces benefit from large, front-facing windows and plenty of natural daylight. Prince Consort Rooms The Prince Consort Rooms offer a contemporary space inside a historic and prestigious venue with a dedicated entrance designed for you and your guest's privacy. The neutral decor means this room can be transformed into any themed or styled event you envision. Artillery Garden The Artillery Garden is ideal for sporting events, rugby, football and cricket are played on the lawn every year. The HAC’s Artillery Garden is also available to host private and corporate events such as drink receptions, summer parties and training or team building days. The HAC’s Events Team – alongside its renowned catering partners, Searcys – work to organise and cater for events of all shapes, themes, and sizes. With years of experience, their skill and uncompromising dedication to excellence ensures occasions run seamlessly, from start to finish.
Cutty Sark is one of the world's most famous and beautiful ships, the fastest and greatest of her time. Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, this monument to the glory days of sail traveled the world and survived the high seas. The ship boasts a spectacular riverside setting, with sweeping outlook across the Thames and to the city beyond. Entertaining at Cutty Sark is a truly exclusive experience, with four superb locations for evening events. The ship's gleaming copper-clad hull is suspended dramatically above the Dock - an awe inspiring event space ideal for receptions, dinners and product launches - accommodating 450 standing or 240 seated, while the 'Tween deck - where precious cargoes were once carried - also provides a unique space for intimate dinners. Enjoy sunset reception drinks for up to 100 on the weather deck with breath-taking views across London.
Our 5400 sq ft studio offers a unique daylight experience in London. Located on the top floor of Fitzroy House in Dalston, the space benefits from panoramic views of East London and an abundance of natural light. Located one minute from Dalston Junction overground station, this centrally located venue is in a prime location for shoots, workshops, brand launches, private parties, PR events and pop ups.
The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, BBQs, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
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.
A Central London venue situated in one of the most charming areas of London, just off the fashionable Marylebone High Street. Housed within an impressive red brick and Portland stone facade we have a variety of event spaces we have hosted a range of professional and private events, from fashion shows, product launches and weddings to smaller meetings and presentations. All of our spaces are filled with natural daylight and come with high speed Wi-Fi. At the heart, The Great Hall - A blank canvas space that can be transformed easily to reflect any brand or personality creating a totally distinctive and unique event each time. This space is easily adapted and ideal for all events including award dinners, product launches and fashion shows, to high-end conferences, AGMs and film screenings to themed parties and exclusive press shows. With the mezzanine level balcony included in the hire of this space use it as one of your break out spaces, or give guests a glimpse of what is happening below opening the balcony onto the Bar, which can be hired exclusively with the Great Hall. Situated on the ground floor the Friends and Members Rooms is a grand space with high ceilings, can be used as one large space or separated into two using the bi-folding doors making it ideal for business meetings, to pop-up shops and press events, as well as receptions, private dinners, wine tastings or as a perfect backdrop for your filming, photography, TV/Magazine interviews, or readings. When hired together with the Great Hall, this space works well as a green room, VIP area, breakout space or wardrobe. Used during LFW as a dressing room and make up room for the Kiko Kostadinov womenswear fashion show Our smaller rooms that can be hired individually or with our other spaces include the Boardroom; an elegant, first floor room with large soundproofed windows overlooking Paddington Gardens provides space for meetings, conferences and lectures for up to 50. The Library, on the second floor, provides a space for meetings, and small conferences and workshops for up to 25. On the third floor the Print Room and Glass Room are both ideal for smaller meetings and training sessions (up to 12 people). The Map Room is a lovely space ideal for one-to-one meetings, interviews, meditation and training sessions up to 4 people. When available the Bar area on the ground floor, is offered as a lunch space to clients hiring the smaller meeting rooms who have pre-booked lunch via our in-house catering service.
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
Jack’s Mill lies sandwiched between the Grand Union canal and the Colne River, about 12 miles from Heathrow and 13 miles from central London. It has a large capacity function room, catering kitchen, reception rooms, luxury accommodation and stunning grounds and views. The main venue room is 16.7m x 7m. Three of the walls are predominantly floor to ceiling glass windows or doors, giving a 270 degree panoramic view of the stunning 7 acre grounds. On the remaining wall there is a beautiful huge open fireplace, with wood available to fires. There is underfloor heating underneath the oak floor. The adjoining large catering kitchen is available to dry hire, or we can arrange catering for events. There are tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery to cater for 60 people, and more with enough notice. Upstairs there are 7 luxury bedrooms of which 5 are ensuite and the other 2 share a bathroom. The rooms can be arranged with up to 13 beds sleeping up to 20 people. The grounds are all private, with the River Colne running through the land and with the large Troy lake next to it. The beautifully kept grounds offer a mixture of soft lawn and wild nature, with mature trees, and charming features. The area attracts a broad mixture of nature, especially water birds. The site is situated in a beautiful conservation area with few local residents and feels rural whilst being within a short cab ride from Uxbridge tube station on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines, as well as overground train stations
Our Underglobe space is situated directly beneath the Globe Theatre – right in the belly of the beast. By day it houses Globe’s Shakespeare exhibition, but at night it comes alive as one of London’s exclusive hidden events spaces. With a sweeping staircase, private mezzanine and secret river-side entrance we can happily host up to 350 guests seated and 450 standing for exclusive Gala dinners, award ceremonies or decadent wedding parties. Complete with a full-sized model oak tree and full sound, lighting and projection systems, the Underglobe has everything your event needs to go off with a bang. Our Underglobe becomes an even more magical space during Christmas, with a new theme every year, this 2020 our guests are immersed in a secret underground forest lay covered in snow. Welcome to a magical evening of feasts, fairy tales and enchantments! With lunchtime packages starting from £75+VAT per person, and evenings from £110+VAT, our festive packages include everything you need for your party. Please note that the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique festival and glamping venue just an hour from London in Essex. Acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake provides endless possibilities for activities, on-site catering, sundowners or team building exercises! Dining/Conference Area There are three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests, acting as a beautiful undercover space for dining / confernce area overlooking the lake. Accommodation Our glamping accommodation at CWM is in the form of luxury “Nomadic” bell tents which can be made up as single and twin occupancy with double bedsteads, or multiple occupancy (max 4 person) with single mattresses on the floor. Our luxury cabins, are situated just a 2 min walk from the CWM offers all your creature comforts on the edge of a beautiful lake.
If you’re looking for a prime space in Shoreditch it doesn’t come better than this. Situated between Shoreditch High Street and Curtain Road, you’ll find Protein Studios, a 3,500 sq ft multi-purpose warehouse to hire. Protein Studios has four interconnected spaces with multiple hire options available. Studio 1 - Bar area and restaurant setup, perfect as an entrance to your event. Studio 2 - The largest space in the studio with shutter access directly onto New Inn Yard.Studio 3 - The smallest studio in the space, this space works as an extension of Studio 2 and Studio 4.Studio 4 - A self-contained unit perfect for pop-ups and retail.
The City Thames
The Oyster Shed is one of the City’s finest venues. With an abundance of bookable space during the week and panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames - it is ideal for any event. Offering exclusive hire at weekends, you can happily let all your dreams come true in this beautiful space.
ROSEBERY LOFT SPACE 3,000 open plan industrial loft space and is located in the heart of Clerkenwell and adjacent to Exmouth Market, which is a daily pedestrianized street with an open-air street food market. Furthermore the immediate surrounds are home to a plethora of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs providing an exciting and urban district for creative businesses to thrive. The property is situated within a short walking distance of Farringdon, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane and Angel Stations.
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: 130 theatre / Ceremony only Studio 2: 180 standing / 140 theatre / 90 seated Studio 4: 250 standing / 300 theatre / 225 seated Studio 5: 250 standing / 280 theatre / 180 seated Courtyard 1: 200 standing Courtyard 2: 200 standing
South West London
Tara Theatre is an awarding-winning gem available for venue hire in London. Just 10 minutes by Rail from Waterloo. Step through the Indian front door of our Edwardian terrace into a world of elegant fusion, providing a unique setting for any event. Theatre – plush seats, soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork combined with state-of-the-art technical facilities, perfect for private parties, launch events, conferences, weddings and receptions. Studio – an abundance of natural light and smooth oakwood floors, ideal for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, seminars and more. Foyer & Patio-Garden –a charming haven for parties and events with a café/bar.
It’s time to finally start planning your big day and boy, do you have some ideas! But when it’s the biggest day of your life, where do you even start when it comes to planning? Here in the UK, there are hundreds of different Asian weddings every year, each with their own unique sense of culture. Planning this into your big day may seem like a daunting ask, but we know that you can do it.
First Things First
Before you do any booking (but the credit card away!) you’ll need to make some important decisions that will impact your whole day. It’s easy to be impulsive and buy something that you’ve always thought you wanted, but until you actually sit down and work out a plan, you need to wait before you purchase anything.
This is going to decide a lot of other aspects of your wedding. Are you receiving any gifts from your family? How much spending money do you really have? If your budget is on the lower side, you might have to change your expectations of a large wedding. After all, the important thing is the two people who love each other, not how lavish it is.
Are you having a small wedding or a big one? In some Asian traditions, big weddings are a must, and so if this is something that you want as well, the rest of your day will need to be budgeted to accommodate this. You can always have a buffet instead of a sit-down meal. By picking something that is important to you – such as having a large number of guests – you’ll find it easier to cut costs elsewhere if you need to.
Having a rough date idea is going to help you a lot when it comes to looking at venues. Have a discussion not only with your spouse to be, but also with your immediate family. There may be a particular time of year that is very unsuitable, and so you can know to avoid this. Summer and holiday times are always the busiest, as well as the most expensive, so you’ll need to keep this in mind as well.
Are you looking to have a theme to your wedding? Sometimes a theme can really help to keep all of your décor and ideas together, and it can be nice for guests to have a dress code to adhere to. There are lots of themes that your wedding can have, whether it is traditional Asian, royalty, or black tie. Having at least an idea of the colours that you want your wedding to follow is going to make it much easier to decide on some of the big purchases.
Now that you have some of the preliminary planning out of the way and you have all the details straight in your mind, it’s time to start organising the most important aspects of your day. These are likely to be your biggest purchases, so take your time when deciding and don’t be pressured into anything that you don’t want.
This is what will ultimately decide the theme of your wedding, and the look that your whole day will have. There are lots of suitable Asian wedding venues for hire in London, and so you’re guaranteed to find the one that suits your style, the number of guests that you want, and your budget. It is best to start looking early for your perfect venue however, as they do tend to get booked up quickly, particularly when it comes to popular dates. Make sure you view multiple venue options, as it isn’t until you see a place that you truly know if it’s going to be the right one for you and your big day.
For an Asian wedding, the dress decision can sometimes cause a little bit of stress. Have you always saw yourself in a white dress, but your family expect you in traditional clothing? Sometimes budget constrains mean having either the white dress or the traditional garment can be difficult. Whatever you decide, make sure that it’s what is right for you and no one else. Modern weddings can be a great mix of two separate cultures, which means there’s no reason why you can’t change your clothes later on in the day so that everyone is happy.
Food is another really important aspect of anyone’s big day. Again, this can be whatever you want, whether completely Asian inspired, British food, or a mixture of both. Food can be pricey if you are having a big wedding, but you can also consider self-catering idea if you have a lot of friends or relatives who would be willing to cook. After all, nothing spells out love like a home cooked meal.
Things to Remember
It’s your big day. It’s easy for everyone you know to come to you with amazing ideas for you wedding, but remember, the final decisions are made by you and your spouse.
Relax. Give yourself time to relax before your wedding. No one wants to be stressed out in the days leading up to it, so try and chill out as much as possible.
Enjoy it. Once the day arrives, there’s nothing more to be done apart from relaxing and enjoying the day. It will all be over quicker than you think, so try and soak it all in.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it should be fun! Give yourself plenty of time and pick out what you want carefully. By making a plan and deciding on your theme early, everything else will fall smoothly into place and all you’ll have left to do is the best part of all – get married!
If you’re looking for a large Asian wedding venue in London – well, you’ve come to the right place. London has its fair share of choice when it comes to all types of wedding venues, including the larger variety that are perfect for an Indian wedding. Browse through our selection of the best venues for an Asian wedding in London.
The cost of an Asian or Indian wedding varies on what you plan and the wedding budget you give yourself. However, typically, they are up to double the price of a basic wedding. This is down to everything from the chosen wedding venue traditionally being larger and for Indian wedding celebrations lasting over a few days.
When it comes to your wedding venue, we suggest beginning your search and wedding venue tours as early as possible. It should be the first part of the wedding planning process as all the other wedding planning relies on a confirmed date. A typical recommendation is to start looking at least a year in advance.
If you’re planning a big wedding on a budget, or just opting for a smaller scale Asian wedding, you should take your time when it comes to your wedding search. Reach out to each of the wedding venues you’re interested in using our Wishlist feature. The venue managers are incredibly knowledgeable about their venue and helpful when it comes to making the most of your wedding budget.
For brides and grooms planning an Asian wedding in London, you will not be disappointed by the number of venues you can choose from. Whatever the size of your guestlist and whatever you have planned in terms of entertainment, you’ll find something perfect for your big celebrations.