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Corporate Event Venues in London

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Whether it's meeting rooms or reception spaces you are in search of, we have spaces that offer full private venue hire, granting you exclusive use of the facilities, as well as those which offer partial hire for smaller events which are being planned on a strict budget. We also have venues that come both up-and-running, complete with all the necessary technical equipment, or as a blank canvas, where you can out-source décor and facilities on your own. Truly, the choices are endless, so take a look and see what works for you.

  • Old Street

    Passo

    Standing 300
    Theatre 150
    Dining 100
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  • Bounds Green

    Green Rooms Arts Hotel

    Standing 100
    Theatre 60
    Cabaret 60
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  • Chelsea

    IRIS Studios

    Standing 200
    Theatre 150
    Cabaret 120
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  • Covent Garden

    Cinnamon Bazaar

    Standing 30
    Dining 27
    Boardroom 27
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  • Victoria Station

    Artist Residence London

    Standing 45
    Dining 34
    Boardroom 24
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  • Westminster

    Prince Philip House

    Standing 300
    Theatre 170
    Dining 120
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  • Euston

    BMA House

    Standing 320
    Theatre 294
    Dining 200
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  • City Barbican Moorgate

    London Wall

    Standing 220
    Theatre 80
    Dining 80
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  • Lisson Grove

    Lord's Cricket Ground

    Standing 500
    Theatre 300
    Dining 400
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  • London Bridge

    Omeara Live

    Standing 320
    Theatre 64
    Cabaret 75
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  • London Bridge

    Call Me Mr Lucky

    Standing 70
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  • Hackney Marshes

    Studio 9294

    Standing 600
    Theatre 350
    Dining 156
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Top corporate event planning tips

Running a corporate event? Whether it’s large scale or small, it can sometimes be difficult to even know where to start planning. Everyone will have their own ideas of what they want to happen, that it can be difficult to get a clear vision in your mind. We’ve put together these corporate event hacks to help smooth all of those bumps in the road.

 

Understand Your Purpose


The best place to start is to understand why you’re organising an event in the first place. What do you and your team hope to get out of it? What are your end goals? From a small meeting, to a large conference, every event has its purpose, and knowing this will help you to make all of the important decisions. One thing to consider at this point is how you are going to evaluate if your event has been a success. This will be useful for further events that you might organise as well as setting the bar for everyone else. Is it a more creative event happening off-site, or a formal meeting? Whatever the event, keep its purpose in the forefront of your mind.

 

Pick the Venue That’s Right for You


Once you have the purpose of the event set, and a rough date and time where you want it to take place, it’s time to find the venue that fits. There are so many corporate hire venues in London, that no matter what style you are looking for, you’ll be able to execute your vision. Whether it’s a formal daytime product launch, or for a corporate party in the evening, it’s important that the venue reflects your purpose. There’s no use in having a creative event in a formal lecture hall, just like it doesn’t make sense to have a meeting with the CEO in a bar. Keep to theme, and you’ll have no issues.

 

Beat the Queues


If you’re organising a large event, one of the worst things that can happen is long queues. People will inevitably get bored and complain about how it’s been organised. Ensure you have plenty of attendants for crowd control and keep an eye on your ticket sales. If they are high, then you know that you’ll need to provide extra amenities. Encourage people to sign up online beforehand so that they can get into the event quickly and not have to wait at the door.

 

Remember Your Branding


This is your event, and your company’s event, so having suitable branding is important. Consider what freebies you want to give out in goody bags and make sure that you order enough, and well in advance. Try and come up with something innovative that participants might not have seen before, instead of the usual pen and notepad. Having your venue decorated with your branding will showcase your company to everyone. Walking into the venue, participants need to know who the organiser is. Remember your theme at all times however, as some events will call for a more subtle look.

 

Test the Tech (and have a Backup Plan)


Nothing spells event failure like a tech mess-up. This is why you need to test every laptop, every microphone, and every screen beforehand. Have a tech expert on hand at all times, just in case something slips. If you are having presenters, not all of them will know how to set up their own tech so be aware of this. Let them know that they need a copy of their presentation offline, and to inform you if there’s anything particular they require. The main thing to remember is to never rely on the internet connection, and to have backups of everything.

 

Have Food to Die For


If the food is good, then the people will come. No question. You want your events to be known for the outstanding catering you put on. whether it’s an event for hundreds of people, or just ten, the most boring meeting can be transformed with good food. It’s your job to find a catering company that you trust, and you’ll have to taste test before the event (oh no!). The food needs to arrive on time, it needs to be hot when appropriate, and there needs to be plenty of it. Obviously, not everyone’s budget can extend to the gourmet, but shop around, there’s plenty of good food to be found in the city.

 

Prevent the Empty Room


Of course, you want people to turn up to your event, but what anyone in event management will tell you, sign-ups do not mean turn-ups. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, this will likely still be the case. Charging for tickets is one way around this. Even if it is a small charity donation, people are more likely to go if they’ve paid. However, you should still expect a minimum of 20% dropout for large events. If your event is small in scale, then communication is key. Reminders need to be sent out promptly, and those who can’t make it should be asked to let you know in advance so that you can record their apologies.

 

Be Fun


Corporate event or not, it’s important to try to inject a little bit of fun into the proceedings. You can do this by hiring a unique venue, mixing up the presenters, and even having competitions that participants can get involved in. It’s always good to show that your company have a more relaxed side to it, and any event, big or small, is a wonderful opportunity to do this.


There’s no one big secret to organising a corporate event, but by keeping these points in mind, you’re sure to be successful. Stand your ground. If you are the one organising the event, then you should be the one making the decisions about how it is run.