The Penthouse at All Star Lanes Shoreditch is a fun and unique venue for hire in London. Your very own private playground, you will have unlimited bowling on 3 lanes, a private cocktail bar and dedicated mixologist. You can feast on the New York inspired menu as well as sing your heart out on the karaoke...if you're feeling brave! All Star Lanes Shoreditch is the ultimate private party, corporate and conference venue for hire. Full venue hire also available. Our fees are made up of part hire fee and part minimum spend - these vary depending on the day and time slot so please get in touch for a bespoke quote.
Nature-inspired work and event space in East London. Ideal for photo shoots, team building, training sessions, dinners, workshops and more. 3m wide projector screen. Fully fitted kitchen. Over 30 different plants. Located by the canal on Kingsland Road in East London, our space has an estimated capacity of up to 24 people for workshops and dining and 40+ people for networking and social events. We created House of Transformation to help startups and SME's to re-imagine the way they work. Our space is specifically designed for workshops and collaborative meetings. We also host a programme of wellness events, community dinners and personal development courses. We want our space to become a cultural hub where we all support each other as if we were part of an extended family or tribe. If this sounds like your cup of tea, send us an enquiry! A unique, nature-inspired exclusive hire venue in a great East London location. Ideal for photo shoots, team building days, educational programmes, creative workshops, networking dinners, movie nights and intimate community dinners. Self service domestic kitchen with glasses, crockery & cutlery. Up to 6 break out spaces. Access to communal outdoor courtyard. Great natural light and minimal noise, which is ideal for filming. Can host up to 30 people for a team building workshop or dinners. We also run an 8 acre nature venue in Devon - www.selgars.org - ideal for team retreats and offsites in nature. We have accomodation for 30+ people.
The Coach House stands proudly next to the Dog & Fox hotel; an iconic pub & bedrooms in the heart of Wimbledon Village established in the 1800’s, featuring the widest and most versatile choices of private hire areas within Wimbledon; making it the perfect place to begin your happily ever after. Whether it is a small intimate wedding or a grand affair, the Coach House is a neutral space ready to be made your own from ceremony to reception; whether you deck the room with flowers or leave as is for a classic celebration. An all-year-round venue, the Coach House provides a beautiful setting in both winter and summer with British seasonal menus, an extensive wine list and little extras to create a bespoke package for your special day. With an onsite dedicated events planner at your disposal it couldn’t be easier. The Coach House holds a ceremony license for up to 120 guests and is also available for receptions only for up to 140 guests seated or 300 standing. With the addition of 28 exquisite, individually designed boutique bedrooms above the venue, including a beautiful bridal suite with terrace, the Dog & Fox is the perfect spot from start to finish. Each room stylishly hints at the surrounding heritage of Wimbledon, with bespoke furniture and décor, complimented by our individual pub history.
Greenwich Yacht Club boasts 2 unique venues in London with Thames river views. Situated close to North Greenwich tube and the O2 arena this is a great venue for hire in London. It is also a wedding venue in London with a wedding license. It is a popular corporate and conference venue in London and has the ability to cater for Private dinner parties
Located a stone's throw away from Oxford Street, this 600 capacity venue boasts 2 huge bars and 9 street food traders serving up delicious dishes from across the world. We've got options for every event; from full venue hire to intimate private events in our amazing private room overlooking Cavendish Square; equipped with DJ ports, it's own bar and TV screens. Come together with your guests in this dynamic space. Drink, dine, relax and play all under one roof in our 600 capacity venue.
River Room boat by Bateaux London is a newly refurbished contemporary venue space with the largest rooftop garden terrace on the Thames. This highly versatile vessel is an incredible blank canvas on which you can truly tailor your vision, whether you are planning a corporate party, a launch event, a wedding or just want a memorable event with a wow factor we have dedicated event planners on hand to realise your vision with you. Offering ever changing views of the city from the rooftop the River Room is a modern, spacious and unique vessel. With flexibility to pick up from multiple locations such as Tower Bridge Quay, North Greenwich & Excel we are a venue that can come to you. Additionally, our captains will greet you upon arrival in their white shirts and epaulettes to guarantee the full nautical experience.
A global food and drink destination. We house nine open kitchens, a standalone bar and a mezzanine restaurant overlooking the food hall. Travel the world with us, from regional Thai curries to US-style smashed burgers and Middle Eastern shawarma, inspired by the street markets where they were born. Arcade's lively atmosphere & music sets an energetic vibe throughout the venue. We have a multitude of spaces and dining options on hand. Arcade is available for hire for up to 400 people. A perfect venue to host large events.
Passionate about delivering unique experiences, Browning Bros. have built a reputation to deliver unusual corporate events, memorable outdoor weddings, lakeside cabins and the best glamping Essex has to offer. Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique outdoor events and glamping venue just an hour from London in rural Essex. With acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake there are endless possibilities for activities, on-site catering, break outs and celebrations. Build your dream event with the in-house events team at Browning Bros. Dining/Conference/Activities/Party area There are three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests, acting as a beautiful undercover space for dining / conference /activities / party area overlooking the lake. Please note, the venue has the capacity to build upon with acres of meadow space for much larger events over 200. Accommodation The glamping accommodation 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 mattress beds on the floor. There are two lakeside luxury cabins situated just a 2 minute walk from the venue on the edge of a beautiful lake.
Overlooking the stunning view of Parsons Green, the Richardson Room, located on the first floor, is the perfect private hire space for larger groups. With its beautiful high ceiling and aesthetic decoration, it boasts elegance and grandeur. Whether it be a casual get together with friends or a more formal celebration, a business meeting or a larger corporate event, our Richardson Room can be adapted to suit your celebration. As well as being licensed for weddings, the room includes a private bar, cloakroom, lift access, private loos and music sound system. For smaller groups, the room can be screened off to create a more intimate atmosphere
About Us Located in the heart of Homerton (East London), Hatch is a truly unique venue. The 1950's building was once a print factory loading bay, now converted into an industrial-style event space. With its rich history as a clothes market, illegal nightclub, and boxing gym, Hatch is a characterful hidden gem renowned for its homely feel. As part of East London’s scene, we are a sustainable and independently run space. Facilities & Capacity The venue features an impressive entrance constructed from mismatched salvaged windows and doors, full ceiling height of over 5.5m, two mezzanine areas, a bar and kitchen. The warehouse-style space is decorated with a mix of vintage and mid-century furniture that contributes to its retro-charm. While there is ample space for a seated meal (50-52 ppl approx.), the venue maintains an intimate feel (standing capacity of approx. 60 ppl). The abundant plant life contrasts perfectly against the white painted brick walls, adding to Hatch´s quirky atmosphere. Located right next to Homerton Station, Hatch hosts beautiful day/evening weddings, product launches, pop-up dinners, birthday parties, film and photo shoots, networking events, live music, and more. – Equipped with microphones, a projector, vinyl decks, and a sound system, our versatile venue can accommodate it all! Services offered Our dedicated team at Hatch would love to help bring your vision to life. We offer a variety of flexible options around dry/wet hire, and food catering. We have partnered with some amazing professionals such as Laura Paine, Cocotte Catering, Millfield Store, whose food is an experience on its own right; a local florist - My Posy Neighbour, known for their eye-catchy decors focused on sustainability. Interested in booking? Drop us a message!
St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square sits right in the heart of London and boasts some of the most unusual and spectacular spaces in which to hold events. From corporate parties, brand activations, private celebrations, film location work, West End opening night parties, product launches to meetings, training sessions and more, we can accommodate you across a variety of unique and memorable spaces. Our stunning 18th century Crypt and Gallery combined can hold up to 500 guests standing, or 200 seated. St Martin’s Hall & Lightwell are perfect for meetings, conferences and training lectures holding 200 standing or 100 seated. Conference and meeting rooms full of natural daylight are available for smaller events or breakout spaces, whilst our outdoor Courtyard is perfect for summer parties. We are centrally positioned 100m from Charing Cross and we have a 2am licence so you can party into the early hours. Our in-house catering team can deliver exquisite fine dining packages or spectacular catering for larger numbers, all within a range of costs to suit your budget, and we can source entertainment for your event should you need us to. We have a dedicated professional events team who will work with you every step of the way to make your event the most memorable it can be. By holding your event with us at St Martin’s, you will be helping us to continue our work with communities and the homeless in London.
Whether you are looking for your annual Christmas office party or an after party following on from a viewing in one of The BFI’s cinema screens, we have a wide range of options whatever your requirements. The Drawing Room Nestled behind a moveable bookcase, The Drawing Room is our secret location. A small and cosy cocktail bar, where a library décor sees conversation and drinks flowing. Suitable for 20 guests seated for lunch/dinner or for 40 guests for standing receptions. The Balcony Bar With large views of the Southbank and the River Thames, the Balcony Bar is the perfect space to host your event for a reception for up to 120 standing guests. The Balcony Bar is light, airy and classically decorated. The space also benefits from having your very own private bar & toilets and there is also a lift should anyone in your group require access. Our fantastic chef's produce seasonal menus and source fresh ingredients from great producers.
The essence of Town Hall Hotel is best captured by the phrase ‘luxury loosened’. We’re a destination that evokes expression and we invite our guests to be their true, unbuttoned selves. Situated proudly in the East, we’re a highly-coveted hideaway, offering delightful doses of charm and character, delivered with exquisite taste and world-class service. Having been the beating heart of our community for over 100 years, we also know how to hold a special occasion in style. Whether it’s for a business meeting, private dinner, drinks reception or wedding ceremony, we’ve got a range of spaces that will make the perfect backdrop for your event. Conveniently located a leisurely 5-minute walk away from Bethnal Green station (for the London Underground’s Central Line), Town Hall Hotel is out of the spotlight but close enough for easy onward journeys. For added simplicity, the new Elizabeth Line can be reached in one tube stop or is just a 15 minute walk, for direct routes to Heathrow Airport terminals in as little as 40 minutes.
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, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
Discover an extraordinary urban garden oasis nestled in the heart of London. Step into a breathtaking glasshouse event venue surrounded by an expansive, enchanting wild garden, offering you the opportunity to craft unforgettable and personalised experiences that seamlessly blend with nature. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a dreamy wedding celebration, an inspiring away-day, a captivating brand product launch, an influencer affair, an exclusive soirée, or an intimate private dinner, our venue is the perfect canvas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our surroundings, boasting a thriving kitchen garden, a vibrant wildflower meadow, tranquil ponds, a lush grass lawn, and meandering paths that wind through the entire site. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey where nature's wonders harmonise with your event's vision, creating a truly extraordinary ambiance for you and your guests. --- We can also provide everything in-house for your convenience. This includes staffing, furniture, table linens (tablecloths and napkins), florals, printed menus and guest placement cards, candles, and a bespoke music playlist. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget, and use our expertise to pull the event design together for you. We can also provide live entertainment, photography, videography, AV and lighting. Please note that we are not a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies. Ceremonies held on-site at OmVed Gardens are commitment ceremonies, which means the couple needs to be officially married elsewhere. For catering, we have a list of accredited suppliers for you to choose from. Please note that we are a vegetarian venue, and kindly request that all catering complies with our vegetarian policy.
All Star style...Cocktails on the lanes, Champagne at the bar, All American burgers in the restaurant and legendary private parties. Holborn is our first venue in London and benefits from a 2am license on Fridays & Saturdays letting you party into the night! It has a maximum capacity of 350 standing across the whole venue and we have a stunning private event space for up to 80. If you are interested in hiring the venue or private space please get in touch. Our fees are made up of part hire fee and part minimum spend.
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.
Most christening parties will be local to the christening ceremony, so depending on where your local church is it’s a good idea to stay close to that area. A good location for a christening party in London is a local pub or bar, as they will likely be able to offer casual dining options for a reasonable price. Buffets and platters are popular choices, and they may be able to offer a minimum spend option rather than a venue hire price. If you want a totally private christening party, this might not be the right option for you so it’s worth using Canvas to find the perfect venue.
Prices will vary depending on the location of the venue, the size, the date of the event, and the amenities and facilities that the venue offers. You might be surprised to learn that christenings don’t always take place on a Sunday – although that is the most popular day – so if your priest is happy to arrange a different day of the week, you might be able to get a cheaper venue cost. Mondays and Tuesdays are normally the least expensive, so it’s worth asking your venue if their prices change during the week and in different seasons.
Canvas is the perfect place to find a hall for a christening party in London. Our search filters can narrow down the ideal venue for you, even if you have really specific needs! Unlike many other venue search platforms, you can search for venues with different accessibility requirements, audio-visual facilities and even WiFi. If you’re looking for a hall, just hit the “Style” button once you’ve started your search and select “hall”.
Some churches will have halls that are available to use after the christening ceremony, and where possible it’s a good idea to book it to avoid transporting your guests between different venues. However sometimes it’s not practical: maybe the hall is unavailable or they don’t have one, perhaps you’d like catering to be included and most halls are dry hire. In those cases, it’s a good idea to find a separate venue, but somewhere local and easy to walk to. Remember: a short walk for you might be a very long walk for friends and relatives with different access requirements, so you may still need to think about transport.