An iconic, multi-award winning live music venue, a working church, a centre for those experiencing homelessness, and also a beautiful building with many flexible spaces for hire - all inside a gorgeous, Grade I listed building! Our experienced and supportive team will help plan your event from booking to load out, whether it be a long term rehearsal, one off workshop or a public event. *Please note: we are not able to host private parties, including wedding receptions.* The Chapel The Chapel itself is the most well-known space at UC. Home to many famous gigs over the years, this space is also great for corporate events, ceremonies, large-scale meetings, and film and photoshoots. The Chapel is octagonal in shape with ground floor and balcony seating in the original wooden pews (seated capacity of 900). Our bespoke stage sits underneath the beautiful stained glass, rose window and our unique Henry Willis organ. The Chapel can be hired through our all inclusive gig package, or by an hourly rate as a dry space hire. For more information on the Chapel, please see the attached package of tech specs and venue information, as well as the floor plan. Sunday School Hall The Sunday School Hall is a beautiful period hall with an internal balcony on three sides. It has a high ceiling, original wooden beams, and cast iron pillars. This space is most suitable for long term hires and is hired exclusively - set, props and equipment can be left in place overnight. On short notice, the Sunday School Hall can also be hired for shorter term hires, or evening event hires (standing capacity of 200). For more information on the Sunday School Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Upper Hall Originally built as a lecture hall, the high ceilings, wooden floor, and medieval style features lend to its atmosphere. It's a great space for meetings, away days, photoshoots, as well as auditions and rehearsals. As this space acts as our bar when there is a gig in the Chapel, it is only available in the evenings on short notice and not available for exclusive hires. If available, the Upper Hall is also a great space for intimate gigs (standing capacity of 180). For more information on the Upper Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Lower Hall The Lower Hall is a great, multi-purpose room on the lower level of the building with large windows and a flexible space great for auditions, meetings, and workshops. The Lower Hall can also be hired in the evenings for weekly dance classes, choir rehearsals, or other evening activities (recommended maximum capacity of 40). This hall is not available for exclusive hires. For more information on the Lower Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Committee Room The Committee Room is our smallest room, but still full of the same beauty and unique features as the other halls. This space is used as our dressing room for gigs, and as such is often only available for half day, morning hires (recommended maximum capacity of 30). For more information on the Committee Room, please see the attached floor plan. Please be in touch with us to discuss your potential hire and rates! We are accustomed to a multitude of different kinds of events, rehearsals, and other hires, and are very willing to help you decide on the best room for your needs.
Nestled in the heart of Borough, London, our venue's rich history as a Victorian diary factory blends seamlessly with modern design elements, creating a one-of-a-kind space perfect for any event. From corporate gatherings to private celebrations and weddings, we've got you covered with a diverse range of spaces available for exclusive or independent bookings. Each area has been meticulously designed to cater to various needs and requirements, ensuring a seamless event experience. With a total of 12 event spaces across the venue and a maximum capacity of 400 guests, the venue benefits from plenty of natural daylight, top-of-the-range AV, industrial charm and outdoor spaces.
Outpost is a super chic bar/pub space located in the Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park in London. We are open daily for cocktails, draft and craft beers, fine wines and top notch coffee. We open at 12noon and close late, and even later on Fridays and Saturdays. Our team retain a wealth of experience hosting events and the venue is perfect for private bookings and promoted events… especially on the weekends We can hold 160 people comfortably. The interior is beautifully coated with coral pinks, deep blues and oak panels and is peppered with contemporary art, sumptuous furnishings and a delicious audiophile sound system. At either end of the space you’ll find two huge Kentia Palms and in the Garden Room, elegant hanging plants and an enormous deep red leather banquette. At the other end of the room, a cosy library area with a large farmhouse table surrounded by comfy sofas. Our menu is broadly Italian, serving fresh stone baked pizza with familiar meat, vegan and vegetarian toppings. Once tasted you’ll be guaranteed to return! We also serve sharing platters and a range of sides and party packages.
The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues, situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Road. First opened as The Regal Cinemas in 1940, changed to the ABC Cinemas in 1961 then later bought and managed by Gala Bingo, the venue has played host to a number of events and shows such as “Billy the Kid” and “Wicked, Wicked”. Following on from its recent refurbishment by its new owners, the Grade II Listed Building now boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern Art Deco, which is suitable for the use of most events and even community functions. This venue is one that has started creating a huge buzz in London’s Venues sector, with modern and state of art facilities to host a huge array of events, shows and functions.
Our venue for hire in London is located in on the Kings Road, Chelsea & is ideal for event organisers looking to host the perfect business event in a unique venue in London. With several versatile spaces & a range of facilities, Beaufort House Chelsea is the perfect corporate & conference venue in London. We are also a popular private dinner party venue with 3 stylish rooms to choose from. Finally Beaufort House Chelsea is a renowned Wedding Venue in London, close to Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Curve Club is the most exciting new luxury events space on the block, in Shoreditch. Famous old Jamie Oliver Fifteen building, just north of Old Street roundabout in London, steeped in history and charm. Housed within a 200-year-old fire station, this venue proudly retains its original features, including functioning fireplaces, rustic wooden flooring, and timeless brickwork. Boasting a luxurious ambiance, it's a space thoughtfully curated for unforgettable events, lively parties, and intimate dinners alike. With a flexible capacity of up to 100 guests for standing receptions and a maximum of 60 for seated dinners, it adapts effortlessly to your gathering's needs. For further details and inquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to helping you create a memorable event in this exceptional setting. Option 1: Full day hire (9am - 12am) Venue hire fee - £1,500 + VAT Minimum spend - £4,000 + VAT Option 2: Evening hire (6pm - 12am) Venue hire: £500 + VAT Minimum spend: £1,000 + VAT Option 3: Partial hire between the above hours. Please get in touch to discuss pricing for more specific hours. Venue deck here - https://docsend.com/view/28darqrj9xnxfhwt
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Quaglino’s is an ideal venue to accommodate any event with a wow factor. A modern interior redesign by Russell Sage Studio has seen the signature sweeping staircase, balcony bar, main restaurant and mezzanine private dining rooms elegantly restored, along with the addition of a glamorous central cocktail bar and a stage for intimate live music performances.
Kupfer is a cultural centre dedicated to art exhibitions and events. We are based in a historical building (1898) in Shoreditch with great character and atmosphere. The venue is ideal for informal gatherings, pop-up exhibitions, book launches, networking events, talks and all sorts of creative and cultural events. Spread through four floors, each room is about 455 sq ft with 2.60 m high ceilings, white walls, original wooden floor and great natural light. The listed prices are per floor, so just let us know if you would like to rent more than one floor. The venue is close to Old Steet Tube, Shoreditch Overground and Liverpool Street Station. There is also paid street parking available. Our opening hours are Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm but can be extended for an additional fee. We offer evening and weekend bookings upon request, so please reach out. A projector and some tools for hanging artwork are also available at the space if needed. Since Kupfer is a non-profit organisation, all venue hire fees go directly to support the continuation of Kupfer’s exhibition and residency programmes.
GOT A CONCEPT? BRING IT TO LIFE! Right in the heart of Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, Iron Bloom shows signs of its former life as an ironworks in its industrial styling, cast iron pillars, high ceilings and old industrial lift shaft, converted into a suspended DJ booth. Equipped with a cocktail bar, commercial kitchen with a charcoal oven, and a full sound system, this three-tiered space makes for a versatile venue for top notch events that blend historic rusticity with a warm, modern feel in a relaxed ambience. KEY OFFERINGS: Industrial interior design Astounding sound system Fully licensed commercial bar & kitchen Exterior & Interior Branding SPECIALISING IN: Brand Activations Product Launches Pop up restaurants / Supper clubs Parties, Events & Meetings
The Function Room at Jones & Sons is an amazing 1100 sq ft space with its own bar, Dj system and AV set up. We seat up to 80 people and hold 150 standing, the venue is perfect for weddings, birthdays or celebrations of all types.
The Den - 300 pax standing / 120 pax theater / 60 pax cabaret - conferences, breakfast meetings, drinks reception, corporate parties, product launch, screenings, Summer & Christmas parties The Boardroom - Stylish 16 pax meeting room The Black room - 8 pax meeting room
Set in the heart of the financial district, just moments away from Lloyds Headquarters & Gherkin building, 140-144 Leadenhall is an impressive building in the perfect Central London location. Arranged over 3 floors in what was once the Midland Bank built by Sir Edward Lutyens, this historic venue is also home to one of London’s most opulent private event spaces; The Vault. This exquisite room was created from the original strong room of the old Midland Bank & is quite simply a truly unique experience All rooms & private areas of the venue are available for exclusive hire. Whether you're looking for a Christmas party, summer party, company celebration or other corporate event, we can accommodate guest numbers of up to 1000 across the full venue or smaller meetings & events in our unique private event spaces.
Our unique event space tucked within leafy East Finchley in North London, has quickly become a favourite space for businesses, friends and family to gather and celebrate. Our dedicated event spaces are all individually designed to offer the perfect setting for a multitude of events. Surrounded by classic and exotic super cars, we provide an exceptional backdrop for you and your guests. Whether you're hosting a party, a conference, or a popup store, we invite you to make our space entirely yours.
The Royal Foundation of St Katharine is a unique venue located in East London, in walking distance from Canary Wharf and with great transport links to the City of London financial centre. We have a range of facilities, which includes 9 beautiful meeting rooms for groups from 2 – 70 in number and the Yurt Cafe in our Precinct. Our meeting rooms vary in style from the listed Georgian house, to the modern and contemporary rooms refurbished in 2019. Many of our meeting rooms have natural light, and look onto our beautiful garden. High speed unlimited WiFi is available free of charge throughout and we provide complimentary AV equipment to suit each groups conference or meeting requirements. We can organise and host celebration dinners and special events such as wedding receptions, birthdays and garden parties. With such unusual and beautiful buildings and grounds we are an ideal filming location for productions of any size. Home cooked and freshly prepared every day, all of our food is made on site. We provide appetising and wholesome food for all our meeting and conference guests, with every effort to provide fair trade produce where possible. THE YURT CAFE Run by The Royal Foundation of St Katharine our Yurt is a beautiful and unique space for receptions, parties, dinners, networking events, talks & seminars within 5 minutes of Bank and Canary Wharf. We have a expert team of chefs who can provide catering for all occasions. Available for hire in the evenings from 6pm.
The London Coliseum was designed by Frank Matcham in the early 20th Century with the ambition of being the largest and finest “people’s palace of entertainment”. As a charity our mission is to change lives through opera, from free tickets for under 21s, to work with schools and community hubs, to working with the NHS to help patients suffering from Long Covid. Next to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross, we are ideally located for corporate and private events in the heart of London’s West End. We can host all manner of events, from away days, parties, conferences, hospitality around our brilliant on-stage shows, and more.
Hosting a charity dinner is no easy task. There are a lot of aspects that you need to think about, besides the obvious. The goal for these events is to attract people to attend – and to get them to donate to your cause. You need to make sure to highlight all of the vital work that your charity does, and not let the dinner overshadow it. It is a fundraising event after all, and so your priority will always be on getting those donations pouring in.
It’s best to get your venue organised as quickly as possible. The more time you have to start on your marketing campaign for the dinner, the better, and this means knowing the date and the venue. There are a huge amount of charity dinner venues for hire in London, and so there will always be one that fits the vision you have. Knowing what you are looking for – or at least certain aspects of it – before you start searching around is key, as it will help you to narrow down the options. Depending on how formal your dinner is going to be will decide of how formal you want the venue. The same goes for if you are having a theme or not.
As it’s a dinner event, the food is going to be one of the most important aspects. Your guests are expecting food that they will enjoy, and so it’s up to you to provide it. Think carefully about your menu and don’t forget to consult with others on it. How many courses are you going to have, and just how fancy are you looking it to be? Make sure that you have a vegetarian option and that other dietary requirements can be catered to appropriately.
Getting the word out about your event is the key to having a successful fundraiser. Without any people actually turning up to the dinner and making donations, you’re not going to raise very much for your charitable cause. Having a good marketing plan in place will help you to encourage guests to attend.
This should start well in advance of any event. It generally consists of having insightful blogs and newsletters that your target audience enjoys reading. Keeping them informed about all of the good work that your charity is doing throughout the year means that they are much more likely to read about and be interested in your dinner event.
Once you know the basic details of your dinner event, it’s time to get flyers printed and sent out to your mailing list. A good, well formatted email is also advised, as there are many people that are much more likely to read this. It should have a clear call to action within it, and don’t forget to mention your cause in detail! Your marketing should persuade your target audience that not only is this charity dinner for a good cause, it’s also going to be a lot of fun.
The power of social media should never be underestimated. After all, the majority of people are browsing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter every day. This is where they are most likely to see and click on an advertisement for a charity dinner event. Having well thought out ads, and paying for advertisement on these sites, is recommended to anyone trying to get a large amount of donations together. Remember to always have a donate button on the landing page that it leads them to. While those who are interested might not actually end up attending the dinner, they should still be given the chance to add to your fundraising total.
Having a well-made promotional video can really get potential donors interested in your cause. A mixture of the work that your charity does and what they can do to help – by giving money or attending the charity dinner – is the best approach. Having a video on YouTube that not only links to other videos you’ve made in the past but also to your website, blog, and social media channels adds an extra level to your advertisement. People are attracted to the visual, and so an engaging video is sure to make then pause when they are scrolling through social media.
Call Potential Sponsors
If you already have a strong list of potential attendees, you should call them directly or even organise a visit to advertise your charity dinner. Not only will they appreciate the personal touch, they are also much more likely to agree – and to donate generously – if you appeal to them directly. You should have a small team of people to do this, preferably those who have already had dealings with some of your biggest sponsors.
A dinner is never going to be very exciting if there isn’t also some form of entertainment to look forward to. Whether this is a comedian, a singer, or even a magician, it needs to be something that your audience will appreciate and enjoy. Think carefully before deciding, as it could make the difference between large donations – or none at all. Consider your timing when it comes to entertainment, no one is going to want the event to run on too long so there needs to be a strict timeline in place.
A charity dinner is always for an amazing cause and you’ll be surprised at just how generous people can be when they are well-fed and entertained. Remember to keep the focus on the amazing work that your charity does, while still keeping the event enjoyable. It’s a fine line to tread but if you have advertised well, you’re sure to get donations rolling in.
Some venues in London are able to offer a discounted rate or a lower cost if you’re organising an event for charity. You can offer to include them as sponsors or “supported by” in your marketing materials. It’s important to keep an eye on unexpected costs – if a venue is able to offer a discount on their venue hire, it doesn’t always mean they’ll be able to offer the same for drinks and food. If you’re on a really tight budget, it might be a good idea to look into dry hire venues and then explore whether separate caterers and beverage suppliers are able to offer a discounted rate.
Costs to host a charity dinner will depend on a number of factors: how many guests, whether you will provide food, drink and entertainment, and where the venue is. If you’re working with a smaller or limited budget, you can save money by choosing a venue that isn’t right in the centre of London – just remember to look for something that has great transport links, so it’s really easy for your guests to get there. Some venues will offer packages that are specific to charity dinners, events and galas so it’s always worth asking what types of events they’ve held before and what they provided for them.
London is an amazing city for events and has the perfect venue for every occasion and budget, it’s just a matter of finding the one that’s right for you. Planning is the most important stage of hosting an event, so think about what kind of charity dinner you would like to have, and it’ll be easier to find the perfect venue. You’ll need to think about your guest list, any amenities and facilities you’ll need the venue to provide and also the atmosphere you’d like to create. Once you’ve got the details sorted, you can use Canvas’ search filter to find the venue of your dreams.
Depending on the venue, use of their staging and AV may be included in their events packages but it’s always worth double checking with the venue manager. For example, they may include use of the equipment but charge an additional fee to provide someone to run it for you. There are no stupid questions when it comes to planning an event, and it’s best for the venue and for the organiser of a charity dinner in London to make sure you’ve ironed out all the details.
A charity dinner is a type of fundraising gala, and it all depends on the size of your event. A charity dinner could be small and intimate, whereas a fundraising gala will likely have a lot of guests and be hosted in a large and luxurious London venue.