**Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stone's throw from the Seven Dials, The Stables is a purpose-built Event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and enclosed Courtyard** The Stables has 2 frontages; on Earlham Street and Shelton Street so your visitors will have superb visibility and access. The venue itself is 4,500Sq/Ft over two floors with an outside Courtyard (versatile space away from the hustle and bustle) but also allows delivery access for easy loading in and out with a total capacity of 380pax. With a blank canvas feel you can create any event around your brief, whether it is for a launch party or corporate event or exhibition it will be a space that can be transformed to wow your guests. The venue boasts in house, top of the range AV equipment, F&B facilities and parking/ loading bays.
Puttshack is a ‘World’s First’ social entertainment concept, using ground-breaking patented technology to catapult the traditional game of mini-golf into a cutting-edge gaming phenomenon! With technology facilitating automatic point scoring, leader-boards, and intuitive gameplay, Puttshack is quite simply, the most incredible mini-golf concept in the world.
Our unique venue in Shoreditch has three floors and is the perfect venue for your next corporate event. Each of our floors are unique in their layout, boasting open plan work spaces with lots of natural light, breakout meeting rooms, lecture rooms and kitchens with complimentary tea and coffee and WiFi throughout. The building is wheelchair accessible with lift access and accessible toilets on the ground and second floor. Our main event space on the ground floor has the best availability to hire and can be set up as a workshop space, in lecture style seating, or as a blank canvas. Included in the hire of the main event space as is another small meeting room, two individual meeting rooms, our kitchen, bar and boardroom. This floor also has kitchen access, including an events fridge, and air conditioning. You can also hire our boardroom separately. Please get in touch to come and view our space and to inquire about hire availability.
A unique and flexible events space, with dramatic features thought to be the original design of Sir Christopher Wren. The space has a 200 seat events space and private dining room. Perfect for wine tastings, dinners, conferences, team building events, weddings or parties in London. Wine is made approachable, connecting maker to drinker. Wine is imported directly from sustainable, independent vineyards.
An iconic Grade II Listed deconsecrated chapel in the heart of London’s West End, Stone Nest is an atmospheric and exclusive venue in a prestigious location. The building benefits from a 2am licence and is highly adaptable for a range of cultural and corporate activities including rehearsal, filming, private events, dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions, celebrations, ceremonies and launches. The 19th century Norman Style Welsh Chapel (1888) is composed of a galleried central space with an umbrella dome, a large basement bar, and attached manse. After many years at the heart of the London Welsh community, the chapel closed for worship in 1982. In 1985 it was transformed into the legendary Limelight nightclub. Our clients have included Alexander McQueen, Chapman Brothers, BFI, BBC, Netflix, Isabel Marant, Agi & Sam, Nike, Alexandra Moura, Champion, Grey Goose, Famous Grouse, Viktor & Rolf, Midnight Madness, Annabel Dining, Disney, London College of Fashion, Sophia Webster, MO Film, Central St Martins, Heist Gallery, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Nokia, Brown’s Fashion, Kitbag, Tomb Raider, Johnnie Walker, Wingstop, Creative Review and many more.
Sager + Wilde | Hackney Road is a Wine Bar in East London with exposed brick work and wooden floors. It's the perfect space for standing drinks parties and events. It's even got a small outdoor area for summer evenings. We also have turntables so you can choose to play vinyls all night or create a Spotify playlist for our Sonos system. Food-wise we are known for our Charcuterie and Cheese boards along with our Cheese toasties.
Our collection takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle. It is an exciting new way of looking at history through the things that generations of families have thrown away. It’s a journey back through the memories of your childhood, all brought back to life again by our Time Tunnel – a fascinating insight into how we have lived since Victorian times. As the world’s only museum dedicated to consumer culture, marketing and design, we are a unique and inspiring events venue. From clients’ parties with drinks and canapés in our renowned Time Tunnel, to seated dinner surrounded by brands in our Exhibition Hall or an indoor/outdoor brand activation, we provide the perfect setting for a range of corporate and social events. We work with some of London’s best caterers and suppliers, but we can also offer our venue on a dry hire basis.
The 2000 sq. ft. space boasts a 13ft x 7ft skylight and picturesque crittal windows that bring 10+ hours of natural light into the studio, making it a uniquely bright and spacious environment for a wide range of events and projects. *We offer the space in complete blackout if your project requires it* Exposed period brick and a 25 ft ceiling gives Vittoria Wharf Studio its open and airy feeling and allows the possibility of working with large studio backdrops and other bulky items. We have a beautiful professional bar in the space with 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Keg system. We offer a selection of Beers from CRATE brewery as well as a selection of wines and cocktails on tap. Give us a shout to hear about our drink packages. In addition to the studio space itself you will have access to a 200 sq ft. balcony surrounded by a steel bannister that looks directly onto the River Lea Navigation Canal and the London Olympic Stadium. We host photoshoots, wedding receptions, concerts, performance workshops, corporate functions and more. We would love to talk with you about offering the ideal environment for your creative project or private event. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! The Space has several key features, including: This space is 13m x 14m. Professional Bar featuring 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Beer and Wine keg system 3 private loos with sink within each loo 1 Urinal Trough 5 Bathroom sinks 1 Shower 1 Large Kitchen Sink 2 Tea Kettle Water Boilers 6 Glass Front Bar Fridges Moveable Banquet tables/ Bars 30 Foldable Chairs Seating for 90 Large Storage Closet for your event 4 High powered electric space heaters 63A 3 Phase Power Available Rubber Box Distribution Box Plenty of Extensions for Distro Power
Based in an iconic building with a rich history, Battersea Arts Centre is a unique venue with a number of flexible spaces for events of all sizes. With an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair, the venue provides everything you need to make your event last long in the memory. Battersea Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of events; from weddings, award ceremonies, brand launches, location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Event Seating: 600 Cabaret: 500 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Event Seating: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
Art has a new home. East London’s most versatile creative space. The Art House by Acrylicize is now available for direct hire. The ground floor of the space boasts an art gallery, events space with built in PA & projector, lounge area, fully equipped kitchen. The first floor is equipped with meeting rooms & desks, idea for more corporate hire. The Art House is open to exhibitions, performances, talks, shows, photography & film shoots, supper clubs, dining events, away days or corporate hire. The Art House team can supply a full service to suite your requirements too, from catering, food & drinks service, general event management, gallery management and artwork installation. We'd love to hear from you, so get in touch!
The Harvey Nichols historic flagship store in Knightsbridge has several different locations available for private hire including the iconic Fifth Floor Bar and the beautiful Fifth Floor Rooftop Terrace. Let our expert team of talented bar tenders, waiters and chefs take care of any event from conferences, drinks receptions to cocktail masterclasses.
*AVAILABLE DATES THAT YOU COULD BOOK VERY QUICKLY*: Oct 31st Nov 14, 20, 21, 28 Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 If an event for less than 30 people we recommend The Lab which is a fantastic, AV enabled creative / meeting space with lots of natural light! x ROSEBERY LOFT SPACE 3,000 open plan industrial loft space and is located in the heart of Clerkenwell and adjacent to Exmouth Market, which is a daily pedestrianized street with an open-air street food market. The versatile venue is perfect for corporate events in a unique, memorable location for a press event, product launch, away day, workshop and more. The property is situated within a short walking distance of Farringdon, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane and Angel Stations.
A homely cocktail bar in Angel Islington which comes with a truly unique & magical hidden roof terrace that transports you to the Mediterranean in the summer & a winter wonderland in colder months. It is on their roof terrace where some of London's best events take place. The rooftop hot spot is charming, intimate and cosy. It comes with a fully retractable roof & heaters, ideal for the unpredictable British weather, and is west facing so views of the evening sunset are truly magical. There is room for up to 100 guests to relax with a fresh and fruity cocktail in hand. With fully customisable catering options available, it lends itself to the perfect private event venue in zone 1 With a high tech audio system, guests are able to choose from multiple entertainment options ranging from live bands right through to top London DJ's and performers to set the beat of the evening. We can even offer fully bespoke options, whereby you can have your own branding on our bar front, cocktail cups & projectors on the walls.
A sophisticated event space recently built in a contemporary style inspired by industrial structures. The building is an urban sustainable venue that covers 16,500 sq ft of space, over the ground and lower ground floors and is an ideal for a variety of events. Set between King’s Cross and Old Street, it is ideally positioned close to Angel Underground Station.
A penthouse private dining room with a stunning balcony overlooking the river Thames and central London skyline. Swan’s light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe theatre. This unique space has lift access, its own private bar and cloakroom and can accommodate up to 70 people for a sit down affair, or up to 120 standing guests. The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, panelled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private event celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners. The long wooden table – handmade from an oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 – is just the thing for board meetings and convivial private lunches or dinners. On the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. These brightly coloured pictures were originally intended as covers for French art magazine ‘Verve’ and were inspired by the circus and the theatre. Impossibly romantic – and with our Shakespearean links, how could it not be? – the space is also licensed for weddings.
Please note, we do not hire out this venue for private parties. Available for product launch, corporate meetings, corporate events, photo shoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for product launches, company away days, photoshoots and all corporate small events. A few minutes' walk from London Bridge station this is an ideal central London location set within a stunning Listed Warehouse on Southwark Street. The Menier Lounge is a unique and unusual space with its own garden, providing ideal breakout space for your spring and summer events: with a covered terrace and large decking area. Please note exclusive use of the garden comes at an additional charge and use of the garden must be agreed in advance. The Menier Lounge is one 1500sqft space furnished with soft seating, an industrial style 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets. Based in the heart of London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market, Menier Venues is a versatile collection of venues and meetings and event spaces - beautifully designed with spectacular views that are set to impress for any occasion.
The typical vision of the ‘corporate world’ can lack a bit of glitz and glamour. But sometimes, it’s quite called for. Not everything is about boardrooms and pie charts in the corporate world, you know. Every now and again, there is call for a corporate reception.
From corporate parties to corporate dinners, product launches to award ceremonies, there are countless reasons to host a business reception (and even more venues to host them in).
No matter the reason for your corporate reception, make sure it goes smoothly and check out our dazzling corporate reception venues.
With some of the best corporate event venues for hire in London up for grabs, you’ve got a lot of flexibility when it comes to planning what you want to do. We’ve got some awesome suggestions just for you!
We’re yet to meet a sane human being who doesn’t enjoy a good cocktail party. A tried and tested corporate reception option, the cocktail party is easy to plan, low-key and gets everyone mingling. They’re perfect for networking events, Christmas parties or just as a celebratory treat. And we’ve got the perfect cocktail venues for you.
Another popular option for a corporate party is a formal sit-down dinner. Everyone loves food and feeling a little bit fancy, so the dinner option is a timeless classic for all kinds of companies and businesses. Corporate dinners are an ideal option for award ceremonies or at the end of training days… or hey, just for the sake of it.
Just because it’s corporate in nature doesn’t mean it has to be all formal and serious. Why not break out the glitter ball (metaphorically, of course… or perhaps not), hire a DJ, rent out a buzzing nightclub and get the party started! A wonderful choice for Christmas parties, product launches and just to celebrate anything.
We have loads of unique corporate reception venues London-wide – venues that are a little different to what you’d normally expect for a corporate event. So, why not have something set in a fascinating, engaging setting like no other? Somewhere that will have your guests in awe from the moment they walk in. It’s a great way to impress without you having to put in the effort. Plus, it will get people talking, which is exactly what you want at any event.
With several cosy-looking venues with in-house bars, tables and grand décor, you could go a bit more casual than cocktail party with a bar social. Whether you go for exclusive hire or you hire out private rooms in bars or pubs, bar venues are places where people feel at ease and in their element. They’re places that give people a change to connect, chat, drink and be merry in a less formal way.
We know event planning can be hard – it takes experience, plus a lot of time and effort to get corporate reception plans together. Sometimes it’s hard to even know where to start. Not to worry though, we’re always here to help!
Step 1: Purpose
Before you do any planning, you’ll need to have a clear idea as to what the reception is for. Is it a networking event? A leaving party? Maybe even an awards ceremony or product launch? Knowing what your event is for leads nicely into our next point…
Step 2: Format
Okay, so you know why you’re having a corporate reception, but what exactly do you want to do? Sit-down dinners, bar social, cocktail parties, or even a mix of several events, perhaps? Figuring out this party is essential to finding yourself the perfect venue to cater for all of that, as well as what you’ll choose for refreshments and entertainment too. That’s why it’s important to tick it off the To Do list as soon as possible. Take your guests into consideration when you’re thinking about what to do – what do you think they’d enjoy the most?
Step 3: Date
Now it’s time to set the all-important date. It might be easier for some, depending on the reason for the event. Make sure the date makes sense – no one ever threw a successful Christmas party in July, and a ‘sorry you’re leaving’ do won’t work too well 6 weeks after the person has already left. It’s also important to make sure nothing else big in the industry is going on at the time, so you know you’ll get a good turnout.
Step 4: Budget
Counting pennies and balancing books is pretty important in the corporate world, so ensure you know exactly what you budget is before you start planning anything that might cost money. It can be easy to get swept up in caterers and venues, only to find out your budget won’t cover the magical wonderland event you had pictured in your mind. We want to make sure your event dreams come true, not watch them get shattered.
Step 5: Venue
You can’t have an event without a venue. No really – you can’t. Your guests would just be wandering around the streets, shivering with confusion. No one wants that, hey. We can’t stress enough how important it is to find the right venue for what you want – which is exactly why we’re here! Set some parameters, including size, facilities and anything else you have in mind, to grab the best corporate reception venue in London for your event.
Step 6: Guests
You know who you want there, so now it’s time to let them know that. Invite all the guests with an email, a formal invitation or mention it at a meeting. No matter how you do it, make sure everyone knows they’re invited. There is very little point in planning an epic event if no one is there to enjoy it, right?
Step 7: Refreshments
If you’ll be offering refreshments such as food and drinks, now is the time to get that organised. Book your caterers (if the venue doesn’t do it in-house) and decide whether you’ll be circulating drinks, having an open bar, or if the guests will buy their own drinks.
Step 8: Entertainment
This may or may not be relevant, it rather depends on the type of corporate reception you’re having. But, if live music or entertainment does sound like something you want to plan into your event, then it’s time to book it! A band, DJ, or even a magician… don’t let them get booked up before you’ve got the chance.
The cost of hire for a corporate reception venue will differ depending on the time of year you’re hosting your event, the day of the week, the number of guests and the location of the venue – as well as a hundred tiny things you’d never think of! Having a budget before you start planning your event is always helpful but can be difficult. If you’re looking to host an affordable event, you can consider whether it will be a ticketed reception or whether to have an open bar.
It’s not easy to find the best venues for corporate events, so that’s why we built the advanced search function on Canvas. Whatever amenities and facilities you need, you’ll be able to find them on the Canvas platform and if you find multiple venues that are right for you, you can use the Wishlist button to create a shortlist of all of your favourite spaces. It will save you time and stress, and the answers will come straight to your inbox or phone.
If you have the time to do a site visit, it’s always worth it. It will give you a good opportunity to get to know the venue and the venue manager, and it’s easier to get a feel for the ambiance when you’re actually there. As you walk around you will also probably notice lots of little details, and it will be really easy to ask all the questions you need to. Just make sure you get any deals or offers on paper so both you and the venue manager are on the same page later when you come to creating a contract for your corporate reception venue hire.
Corporate reception venues in London range from cosy creative spaces to large conference venues. Corporate receptions tend to be smaller and more intimate, so it’s worth looking for something unique. Because of the shorter guest list, you can also splash out a bit more on a luxury venue, with classy catering and an open bar. However many people you decide to invite, have a think about whether your event will be mainly standing or seated, as this will impact the size of the venue you need to hire.