This magnificent late Victorian building, lovingly restored to its original glory, provides a beautiful, memorable and photogenic backdrop for weddings and receptions, while its central position at the heart of the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, offers event organisers a well-placed, endlessly adaptable space. It is also a popular location for filming and photo shoots.
Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, is London’s working arts centre - home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces. It is also so much more than a building, it is a global platform for creativity, dedicated to nurturing and empowering ideas, backing newness and championing openness. The venue offers 12 impressive blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. From season to season, our cultural programme is ever changing, offering a myriad of opportunities to enhance your event and provide guests with an unforgettable experience at . Venue spaces include: the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, Embankment Galleries, Portico Rooms, Navy Board Rooms, East Wing, West Wing, Seamen's Hall, River Terrace, Lightwells and Deadhouse, Lancaster Rooms, River Rooms and the Screening Room. Download their exclusive Summer and Christmas package offers below and enquire today.
In the heart of Balham for over 21 years, this venue offers something for everyone; an escape from home to make your own. Spread over three floors, the relaxed space can be used for anything from work to play; from breakfast, brunch, and coffee, to intimate dinners, cocktails, dancing, private events and late-night parties. On the ground floor is the central bar, lounge spaces, large covered terrace and the secret garden. For those wanting to escape the confines of the home office, there’s plenty of plug sockets and super-fast Wi-Fi. Up one floor you will find the open plan mezzanine with a large covered balcony. Next door is The Studio, a private room ideal for special occasions with friends and family. On the top floor is The Gallery, our biggest private room and the perfect space for that big celebration. Tucked next door is our boutique cinema, showing classic and feel good films or available for private parties. Work to play, and we have it all under one roof.
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.
Embodying all the elegance and grace of the Edwardian era, this period venue exhibits immense light and sophistication, creating a simply breath-taking effect for your event. The Lindley Hall is an iconic venue in central London providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue has capacity for up to 700 guests and is entirely flexible; perfectly suited to a truly unique event.
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
Our PDR is the perfect place for your meeting. We can also offer you our Semi-Private Events Space & if you are thinking bigger & bolder you can hire the whole venue and make it a night to remember. We don't just know great wine, we know great hospitality too. Canary Wharf can be non-stop but rest assured we can keep up the pace. No need for you to worry anymore, we've got this.
Chucs Westbourne Grove is nestled in the heart of fashionable Notting Hill, just a stone's throw away from the famous Portobello Market. Having opened its doors in February 2016, Chucs has become a neighborhood stalwart - a favourite amongst the locals for a casual dinner or intimate & refined private event. The restaurant boasts a light-flooded marble bar and two impeccable dining rooms, as well as a stunning garden terrace featuring a large brick fire place - the perfect spot to entertain, even in the winter months. Chucs Westbourne Grove can be hired in its entirely, or clients can rent one floor or the garden terrace only.
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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We combine the best eat drink play experiences to cater for any type of private event. The team are on hand every step to plan an amazing event in our unique spaces. From drinks receptions, conferences, meetings to experiential brand activations and full venue takeovers for up to 2500. Along side our exclusive drinks you a can choose from any of our curated street food inspired vendors covering cuisines spanning the world to cater for you and your guests. Full venue takeovers also include exclusive use of a VR experience and Axe throwing, great for an experience within your event.
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.
Ebury by Fat Macy’s is a mission driven restaurant serving Middle-Eastern-inspired sharing plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alongside our delicious recipes, we sell a range of natural wines and artisanal products from local suppliers and other socially-minded businesses. Our restaurant space is a beautiful airy wooden building designed by award winning architects. We are suitable for a range of events, such as weddings, private dinners and larger events.
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery was the country retreat of Sir John Soane, one of the most influential architects in British history. Pitzhanger reopened in 2019, following a three-year £12M, award-winning conservation project to restore it to Soane’s original designs. Set in the picturesque grounds of Walpole Park, the Manor offers the feel of a countryside escape in central London, a short 8 minute walk from Ealing Broadway Underground station. Offering an exquisite range of styles for hire, from neo-classical suites to Georgian rooms with garden views to contemporary gallery and restaurant spaces, Pitzhanger is perfect for weddings, events, photography and filming. Civil ceremonies are licensed across varied spaces within the Manor and our adjacent Soane's Kitchen restaurant space can accommodate drinks and dancing to follow, ensuring that your perfect wedding day can start and end at Pitzhanger. We make filming and photography easy, offering a range of historic features, beautiful gardens and clean modern spaces. We work with first class partners who will help to deliver a memorable experience. Our approved suppliers can shape and customise events - from uplighting and floristry through to creating fully hybrid events to welcome guests joining from home or abroad.
Once one of the grandest civic buildings in London, is a magnificent Grade II listed building in the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of the capital. Now a flagship arts, community and live events venue, the space boasts a number of stunning and unique spaces perfect for a range of events. The Assembly Hall is an ideal location for corporate dinners, product launches, talks and other events. The high ceilings, Italian marble panelled walls, Matcham style balcony and glorious architectural features give the Assembly Hall a distinctive feeling of grandeur and elegance. Once the original Vestry Hall, the Council Chamber is the most architecturally significant space, featuring an original highly ornate moulded ceiling, floor to ceiling columns and stained glass windows. Located on the ground floor, the Council Chamber is a flexible space ideal for parties and receptions, conferences, launches and talks and can be hired as a singular room, breakout, or complemented by the Mayor's Parlour, the adjacent space. The Committee Rooms, with their distinctive period features, Edwardian fireplaces and an elegant buttressed ceiling and located on their own corridor are ideal for private parties, networking drinks, receptions, meetings and breakout spaces. A unique venue in London perfect for product launches, conferences, fashion shows and dinners. As an arts venue with a programme of non-traditional theatre, it has established itself as a key part of the east London cultural landscape. With eight stunning spaces, hireable in a number of configurations, clients can create events that are completely unique, guaranteeing a creative and innovative brand experience for guests, just five minutes’ walk from the City of London.Learn more about all of our spaces for hire, for a bespoke quote or to arrange a site visit, please get in touch with a member of our dedicated events team.
A place to have fun in what you do and who you do it with. The venues has perfect place for a party of up to 90 guests; MAMA has celebrated engagements, baby showers, Christmas parties, birthday parties, album launches and podcasts. This is the place to see and be seen; a private space at the heart of MAMA with your own secret garden cocktail bar and retractable glass roof for when the summer is at its peak. With food and drink sourced locally and made fresh with love by our award winning chefs, MAMAs is the place for the best boujie event. Located on the Hackney Road in zone 2 a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green underground on the Central Line, a short stroll from Shoreditch and well connected to the routes crossing central London. The place where everyone in London can pass through and feel taken care of by their own MAMA
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.
Your child’s bar or bat mitzvah is probably something that they will have been thinking about for years. Seeing cousins celebrate theirs, friends’ older siblings, and of course hearing about it through the synagogue means that it will never be too far from their minds. After all, it is the first step on their journey into adulthood, so it’s understandably as important to them as it is to you. The parents however, are the ones that need to organise the celebrations, so it’s vital to have a list of important details on hand to help you plan.
Don’t Get Carried Away
Even if you are having a lavish party with 300 guests, it’s important that you don’t lose the meaning of the event. Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah classes are more important than what DJ you have. The same goes for their mitzvah project, and the charity that your child wants to support. It should be something that they really believe in, and it can even become a theme for the party itself. When they come of age, your child becomes a full member of the Jewish community, whether a bar/bat mitzvah is held or not, so it’s not about how much you can impress people. Make sure that you talk to your child about the section of the Torah they are to say and discuss their mitzvah project with them.
Pick a Date
You will likely know the date that the synagogue gives your child up to three years in advance, so you can preliminary book a venue with plenty of time to spare. When you have settled on a date, it’s important that you send save the dates out to everyone that is invited. This means that they can get it into their calendar early, and your date is less likely to clash with others. If someone else is thinking of the same date as you, there is always the option of changing plans to have a joint celebration with another child. This way, you can split the costs. After all, if the children are in the same friend group, they would be going to each other’s celebrations anyway.
The venue you choose can help you to really get all of your plans clear in your mind. Whether you are having a small intimate gathering, or a large celebration, a themed party, or a traditional feel, the venue can help all of this become a reality. If you’re based in the city, there is a whole variety of bar and bat mitzvah venues to hire in London. It’s recommended that you take your time and view a handful before making your decision on what one is right for you and your family. Many have their own caterers that can provide kosher and non-kosher food as well as a full children’s menu, which will be one more thing ticked off your list.
Consider a Party Planner
Some bar/bat mitzvah are likened to weddings when it comes to the detail of planning that goes into them. From a candle ceremony to catering, décor and entertainment, it’s a lot to do, and many families simply don’t have the time. Of course, you can scale back the celebrations, but if a big event is what you want, then a party planner might just save you a whole load of stress. Even for smaller parties, it is sometimes useful to have someone who is looking after it for you. Leaving you to make decisions on what you’d like, without having to contact any vendors or spend ages coordinating.
The theme for this celebration can really be anything but should reflect your child’s interests in order to make it special to them. Whether this is sports, a favourite TV show or movie or something like Hawaiian or Hollywood, make sure that you have an agreement from them. If they really don’t like your idea, then they’re not going to have a good time. It’s really important that you try and involve them in this process as much as you can, and the theme is one way that you can do that.
Have a Timeline
As with any big event, having a timeline for when everything is going to occur is essential. After all, you need to make room for a range of formalities, and if you are having horas or a candle ceremony, time needs to be made for this as well. Having a timeline will let everyone at the party know what is happening and when. It will be particularly useful for caterers and entertainers. If you have a particular time that the event needs to close at, make sure that all of the guests are aware of it and can arrange the appropriate transport home or to their hotel.
In your kids’ eyes, this might be one of the biggest factors to consider. Having a band or a DJ, or even just playing the music that they like, will mean that the dancefloor is never empty. Other ideas include a photobooth and a caricaturist to make sure that everyone is entertained the entire night. If there are also going to be a lot of younger children in attendance, ensuring that there is something for them is also essential, as it means that their parents can relax.
Your child’s bar/bat mitzvah is an event that they will remember forever, just as you will. It has so much significance in their lives, that it’s important that you try and get the balance right between spiritual meaning, and entertainment for your guests. So long as your child enjoy it and are involved in the planning to a degree, everything is sure to go smoothly, and they’ll be thanking you for organising it so well.
Like all great parties, Bar and Bat Mizvahs come in all shapes and sizes. And in a city with as many excellent venues as London, you’ll definitely find a space to suit your guest list. The most important thing to know before you start looking for your perfect Bar Mitzvah venue is how many people you want to invite – and how many might turn up even without an invitation! The closer to central London a venue is, the more expensive the larger spaces tend to be – but their venue managers are always very knowledgeable and will easily be able to help you organise the best Bar Mitzvah ever. Mazel tov!
Venue prices in London vary a lot, and it will depend on what you need your venue to provide. Do you need staging and audio-visual equipment? Do you want to have an elaborate meal or an open bar? Will you need secure storage for gifts? If you’re looking for an affordable Bar Mitzvah venue, consider spaces just outside of Central London to get the most for your money.
If you’re interested in providing your own catering, you’re likely to need to find a dry hire space. A venue that will offer dry hire will charge you a fee for using the space, and then you will need to provide everything else. This can seem like a great way to get an affordable Bar Mitzvah venue, but remember that you will need suppliers for all of your party rentals, and this can be very time consuming, expensive and a big logistical undertaking. It works well for smaller gatherings, but if you have a lot of guests we would recommend finding an all-inclusive venue or one that offers a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party package.
Bar Mitzvah venues in London range from small, intimate spaces to large, elaborate ballrooms. So whatever the length of your guest list, you’ll find the perfect space. If you’re intending to hold a ceremony and the party in two different locations, just remember to organise or provide transport for your guests so they don’t get lost en route before the rest of the event begins!
Most venues in London provide their own licenses that will be appropriate for most types of parties and gatherings. If you would like to sell alcohol yourself at a dry hire venue, you may need to get a temporary alcohol license. Or if you want the DJ to keep playing until the early hours of the morning, you may need to organise a late license. This will depend on the venue and the area of London, so the venue managers will be able to tell you what licensing you will need to apply for and how.