We are a restaurant, cafe and bar perfect for event hires such as business launches, corporate dinners and many more. Key features in the space include the main service bar with its over bar gantry displaying the menus on offer with a bespoke handmade ceramic-tiled bar front. The real terracotta tile feature wall and bold jade green painted accent walls inject a pop of colour, complementary to the natural planting hung from a raft running centrally throughout the entire lower level and interspersed with rattan pendant lights. Brass detail, blonde timber fins and white tongue and groove cladding throughout the space adds interest, keeping the feeling of that calm, modern Scandinavian / Ibizan beach bar present.
Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stones throw from the Seven Dials. The space will be a purpose built event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and an outdoor enclosed space. Easy access to Covent Garden, Holborn and Charing Cross station. Blank Canvas Unique spaces with multiple uses Total capacity 450 The venue can accommodate events of all natures, ranging from immersive and experiential experiences such as brand / product launches and exhibitions right up to private / corporate drinks receptions, dinners, parties and loads more!
PRIVATE DINING & EVENTS: M Victoria Street is an incredibly flexible venue for functions, private dining and exclusive events. Our Events Management team are on hand to create bespoke experiences with you which will take you on a journey around both the venue and six continents of taste! We offer 5 group dining & canape menus suitable for a range of budgets and occasions, or would be delighted to create something unique for you. We are very open to creative ideas and happy to work with you in all different capacities! M DEN: Our 60 cover Private Members Bar is now accepting applications and is occasionally available for Private Events – perfect for Drinks and Canape Functions / Presentations. A ‘home from home’ attracting an eclectic mix of socialites, businessmen and women from a variety of sectors including Media, Politics, Luxury, Fashion; M DEN offers a unique, warm, private space for both work and play from 7am to 1am. Accessed through a secret wall, featuring personalised bottle lockers for members, a private bar, fireplace and a private six seat screening room; the décor is a blend of chocolate and burnt oranges, the ambience; understated, absolute luxury. M BAR: Our destination bar can accommodate parties from 20-150 guests and is situated in the basement of the venue, with views of the M RAW restaurant. Complete with DJ Booth, live artists and DJs can entertain guests, creating a high octane vibe. The Eclectic cocktail menu which specialises in Martinis was designed by Lance Perkins, Bars and Beverage Director of the multi award winning Edition Hotel. The Bar food Menu takes light bites from RAW alongside an informal street food offering. Modern yet casual. LA PLUME: A beautiful private dining room set in the heart of the venue perfect for discrete meetings or opulent dining. Seats between 10 and 24 guests and offers independent sound and AV facilities THE SOCIAL DINING ROOM: Our semi-private dining room is named as such as it offers the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of the venue in a private area that offers privacy. Perfect for both drinking functions and also dining, it can accommodate parties dining up to 16 guests and functions for up to 40 persons. EXCLUSIVE HIRES – M RAW OR M GRILL: M GRILL is a two tiered perfectly oval 150 cover restaurant, with deep booths outlining the room. A natural amphitheatre perfect for celebratory or awards dinners and parties! M RAW is a flexible space that can also be hired exclusively and is perfect for private dining for 20-60 guests M WINESTORE & TASTING ROOM: The ambition of M WINE STORE was to break down all pretention and give access to buy exclusive and unusual premium wines which have previously only been available to purchase in restaurants or through fine wine merchants and brokers. THE TASTING ROOM is a 20-cover drinking or dining space which houses six tasting machines, which offer 48 wines to sample in an informal, ultramodern environment with informal canapes for food wine matching, or for a private meal surrounded by wines.
Refettorio Felix is a large dining and supper club venue located in the St Cuthbert's Centre in Earl's Court. Newly refurbished by designer Studio Ilse, it boasts a fully-equipped professional kitchen, stage area and soft seating area. It is available for corporate events, as a wedding venue and private dining space and lends well to cookery classes, talks and workshops. All proceeds raised from private functions help the registered charity offer a free and supplemented lunch service to vulnerable members of the community including rough sleepers and those with mental health issues.
South Place is a luxury five-star hotel in the City of London, the first from restaurateurs, D&D London. We are boutique, luxurious and fresh-faced. Our 80 bedrooms are all designed by Conran + Partners, blending modern technology with comfort; they’re perfect for those travelling for work or play. Let your imagination run wild… South Place Hotel has five private dining rooms, two exclusive bars and the Angler restaurant and roof terrace available for parties from 10 to 200.
We're delighted to offer The Green, Clerkenwell for either sit down or stand up events. Th 1st floor room is a private space with it's own bar. It can do upto 45 for a meal and upto 90 standing. The whole pub is available, too with double the capacity. With different menus available and a great selection of draft and bottled beers, wine, cocktails and softs we're confident we an tailor the event to your needs.
Paddington, Edgware Road
Overlooking Paddington's Grand Union Canal, Lockhouse is an all-day hangout that specialises in craft beer, artisan cocktails, classic burgers, Louisana-style po'boys, fresh salads and a delectable brunch and coffee menu. Lockhouse can cater for: *Private Events for up to 300 standing *Meetings, Training Day, Private Parties on the Mezzanine with Flat Screen *Masterclasses in Cocktails, Beer, Spirits and Food Pairing *Weddings & other occasions *Corporate Bookings *Tour Groups *Breakfast Meetings *Wrap Parties *Filming and Photoshoots
Starting from £700 per hourIdeal for Corporate events, Launches, Corporate Parties and Dinners.Our flagship site, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall is a 180-seat bar and restaurant – an early-morning to late-night celebration of food, drink and music at the ground floor of Royal Festival Hall, within Europe’s largest centre for the arts.From an open kitchen with imposing grill, the team serve a bold, international menu of entrees,sharing plates and classic favourites, complemented by a 110-strong wine list and ever-changing cocktail menu. Bespoke velvet curtains, marble bar and rounded booths upholstered in leather all enhance the world-class offering of food, drink and music across genres on the unique Spiritland sound system. Our team are capable of overseeing your event from start to finish. We can supply menus, drinks of all varieties, artistic talent and much more. Our technical team can record and film talks, stream podcasts or handle anything else you can imagine. From relaxed dining to hedonistic dancing, we can ensure your guests are thoroughly welcomed at our venues. WHAT WE DO • AFTER PARTIES • LISTENING PARTIES • ALBUM PLAYBACK • PRIVATE SCREENINGS • INDUSTRY LAUNCHES • RADIO RECORDING / BROADCAST • PODCAST RECORDING / BROADCAST • FILM / VIDEO SHOOTS BROADCAST • Q&A SETUP • AFTER SHOW PARTIES • CHRISTMAS PARTIES • PRODUCT LAUNCHES SHOWCASES • FILMING • PHOTO SHOOTS • TEAM NIGHTS OUT
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden offers a unique lifestyle destination in the heart of central London. Two restaurants, a delicatessen, florist and lifestyle shop are all united by Floral Court, offering a variety of opportunities to suit any occasion. The Petersham is an opulent setting for any event. Sweeping windows, Genoese chandeliers and a private terrace, perfect for a drinks reception or grand entrance. With moveable furniture and a creative team, the space is versatile and an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Take ove the full venue and enjoy drinks in the private dining space and garden, before pulling back the curtains to reveal the beautiful main dining room where long banqueting tables will be dressed for your feast. During dining, the private dining room can be transformed once more to provide the perfect space for dancing the night away. Ideal for a wedding reception to follow a choice of licensed ceremony spaces across the site or any style of celebration. Groups of 12-36 seated and 40 to stand can enjoy the beautiful private dining room, within the main restaurant. Made private by heavy curtains, your guests will be welcomed through their own terrace entrance. The room is drenched in light, with floor to ceiling windows and garden doors which open onto to Floral Court.
Bayswater - Paddington
Ma Dame is an intimate, French- inspired, live music night club & late-night dancing venue in the heart of west London, close to Royal Oak and moments from Hyde Park. With our boutique style furnishings and superb cocktails, customers enjoy a unique ad intimate experience, late into the night! We pride ourselves in offering great service and bespoke packages, tailored for private parties, intimate gigs, corporate VIP after parties, VIP birthdays, engagement parties and much more! We want to create a movement that incorporates fashion, music and art with product launches and branded parties.
Down in leafy suburbia, set in the heart of a quaint inner city village, lies the first purpose built public art gallery just a stones throw away from central London. A Grade II listed building, the Gallery is adorned with a fusion of baroque and modern interiors, providing the perfect artistic back drop to any occasion. The landscape gardens create a spectacular atmospheric setting for larger events in the warmer months. A vibrant cultural hub, the the world’s first purpose-built public gallery boasts a variety of spaces fit for the grand or more basic affair. Whether you are looking to take your vows in front of a Gainsborough, or host that corporate reception or private family party, DPG is a welcome venue to all.
Often described as a hidden gem in the City of London, The Walbrook prides itself on the discretion, privacy and personal service it offers to members and non-members to entertain, conduct business or simply relax. The Walbrook’s style is that of an elegant private home. It is ideal for holding private and corporate events, for example: presentations, private and corporate breakfasts, lunches or dinners, receptions, private events including boutique weddings, possibility to have ceremony in nearby St Stephen Walbrook church
Our pub boasts an original listed bar, bustling outside area, real wood fireplaces, British seasonal menu, chock-full of classics you know and love with our own little twists. We’re also host to some stunning versatile private hire club rooms for all occasions, whether it be a meeting, birthday, wedding, or just a catch up. With a wide selection of local craft beer, gin-spiring grand Gins, exquisite wines & with irresistible cocktails you’ll be spoiled for choice.
The Pickled Hen is a modern take on the great British gastro pub, serving locally sourced honest food. Join us for an exclusively unique experience in our gastro pub for drinks, dinner and more. Book exclusively the pub or our private dining section, The Den, for your drink’s reception and private events. Our team will tailor a bespoke experience you’re sure to love.
Once your little one arrives, you’ll have a lot of things to think about. Eventually, organising a christening or a baptism might be on that list. Every family does this in a different way, and it normally centres around their religious beliefs. Yet this is not important to every new family. One thing that rarely changes about the event however, is the part that happens after all of the formalities. The party.
Are you inviting a lot of guests to your baby’s christening? If so, there may be those who have to travel from quite far away to attend, and so their needs will have to be considered. If you are having a smaller, more intimate gathering, your plans can probably be more relaxed and less formal, as you’ll have less people to deal with! Knowing who you are going to invite, and the expected numbers, is the first step in organising a party of any kind.
Once you have all of the numbers, there’s one thing that you’ll need to decide quickly on, and that is a venue for all of your guests. Many new parents have their parties in their own home, which is great for a small group. If you are expecting a crowd however, the pressure of catering for so many people means that it’s probably best to look into hiring somewhere that can take care of all of the details for you. After all, you’ll have your guests to talk to and a baby to look after! There are loads of christening party venues for hire in London, so you won’t be stuck for ideas. Think about what it is you want out of the party and focus on that idea. Whether it is formal or informal, a large venue or small, you’re sure to find something that suits you and your new family perfectly.
When picking out the venue you’ll also have to consider some practicalities. How far away is it from where the service is being held? How will people get there? Is there adequate parking for all of your group? While it might seem like the perfect place, your guests are going to be annoyed if it is difficult for them to get to, or there is a large distance between it and the service venue. You’ll need to consider how easy it is to park at the venue as well, as many of your guests might have cars with them.
Deciding the Date
The date will most likely be decided by when the service can be arranged. If you are having a Naming Day as opposed to a religious service, you will be able to be much more flexible with this. It’s best to organise the date well in advance so you can book the venue in plenty of time and it’s much more likely that all of your guests will be free to attend. Think about when you think your family is really going to be ready for a christening party when you have a new addition to take care of.
Invites need to go out to all of your guests as soon as you have settled on the date and venue. They need to contain where the service is and what time it’s at, where the christening party is, as well as some other vital pieces of information. This includes whether there is a dress code, and if there are going to get a meal at the party or not. You should also mention how long its expected to last, and if children are invited along as well. The more information that you can give your guests, the more relaxed everyone will be.
It’s not uncommon to just have a buffet at a christening party, and it certainly won’t look out of place. This helps to keep the costs down and introduces a much more relaxed and party-like feel. If you already have a large group attending, and there are a lot of people from out of town, they might expect something more substantial. Enquire with your venue about set menu options for your group – you’ll be surprised at the offers they might be able to provide you. As always, keep in mind any dietary requirements of your guests, as you don’t want anyone going hungry.
You’ll need to decide early on how long the party is going to go on for, and if you’re encouraging the adults to head to the bar. If it finishes early, that’s a clear sign to keep the drinking to a minimum, although you might want the time to catch up with friends and family and celebrate the addition of your new arrival with them properly.
Will there be a lot of other children in attendance? If so, you’ll need to take this into consideration, and provide a few fun activities that they can do on their own while the adults have a drink and chat. There’s nothing worse than a room full of bored kids, so think this through carefully. The parents will be thanking you for your foresight, as it means that they’ll be at liberty to stay a little bit longer.
A christening party is one of the best types of celebrations. A new life into the world and a new addition to your family is the perfect reason to host a party. Whether you go for a religious service or not, organising an event where everyone can join together and have a chat is an amazing way to celebrate baby.