Doña is a passion project born of friendship & a shared love for high-quality, magical Mezcal, community living & music. Designed to promote the core ethos of empowered feminine energy and independent creativity, the space is a Lynchian wonderland, complete with roses, soft lighting and gorgeous velvet interiors. Serving delectable cocktails, wine and spirits, as well as amazing tacos from Tigre Tacos upstairs, this is the perfect venue for any kind of celebration, unique gathering, product launch or dinner party with a difference.
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
Southwark Quarter offers a medley of spaces and a full takeover includes the below spaces - get in touch today to discuss combinations of spaces and how you can hire Southwark Quarter to deliver an unforgettable event. Omeara Our live music jewel this venue has a live music performance space, a bar arch, a terrace and mezzanine as well as Omeara'a little brother Rae's offering a second performance space of VIP lounge. Carrubo Carrubo offers the perfect outside reception space, all within easy reach of London Bridge. Here, festoon lighting sets a welcoming tone, and a well-designed shelter ensures your event runs seamlessly, rain or shine. Welcome to your go-to outdoor destination, conveniently located just moments away from London Bridge. Arch 33 an iconic event space that combines historic charm with contemporary style, offering you the perfect canvas to create extraordinary memories nestled beneath the arches of London Bridge, our unique railway arch venue is the ultimate setting for your next unforgettable event. Flat Iron Square The iconic Flat Iron Square consisting of the Taproom Railway Arch, Arch 24 and outside space with street food vendors and picnic table seating.
Host an event with a bang! Clays takes the wonderful world of competitive socialising to another level with its fully digitised clay shooting experience using world-class technology, alongside tantalising dishes and drinks to tickle those taste buds. So, if sipping on stunning signature cocktails with tasty sharing plates whilst clay target shooting sounds like your thing, let us tell you some more. Whether you’re a keen shot, or you’ve never played before, we guarantee fun and games all round! Step inside our luxurious picture-perfect cocktail bar, with its dark greens and earthy pink tones and tree built around the main bar. Spanning two floors, Clays is available for exclusive hire for up to 380 standing guests or up to 90 standing in our private shooting room, as well as semi-exclusive options. This new experiential concept comprises twelve shooting pegs or booths, each peg comes equipped with a real shotgun and a four-metre-wide screen that brings the British outdoors indoors. State of the art technology has been built into the games to provide wholly realistic shooting experiences with five different game modes to choose from. Clays features an extensive menu of delicious small plates and sharing platters, paired with premium cocktails. Package prices starting at £65 per head, for large group bookings. Exclusive hire will require a minimum spend per event. Our expert in-house Events team will be on hand every step of the way to help make sure your event is a showstopper to remember!
Located opposite Shoreditch High St station, the Sky Guild Gaming Centre is a multistorey, multipurpose gaming and events venue spanning over 15,000 SQ FT. With two main event spaces, over 10 breakout rooms, and a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the East London cityscape, the SGGC lends itself to a wide range of events. From product launches, corporate away days and gaming tournaments, to Christmas and summer parties, networking events and panel presentations, the SGGC has a team of experienced professionals at the ready to deliver on your event vision. As a part of our commitment to excellence, we have established strong relationships with local suppliers, including caterers, accommodation providers, merchandise and print suppliers, staffing and security agencies and more. Our local partnerships enable us to offer our clients high-quality and bespoke services that can be tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Whatever the brief, our in-house events team will work closely with our network of trusted suppliers to deliver on your vision to the highest standards.
The Wellington Hotel’s two striking meeting and event spaces combine state of the art technology with classic architectural charm to host memorable events from the extravagant to the quietly impressive. Both spaces, together with a stylish restaurant, contemporary bar and Blue Orchid hotels’ professional events team provides a wealth of event options to satisfy the widest range of demands and tastes.
Hawksmoor Spitalfields restaurant & private room This Spitalfields steakhouse has wooed much of London since opening in 2006; word-of-blog has only served to create an even bigger buzz around the restaurant and its food. A case of the emperor’s new clothes? We think not.’ Time Out Spitalfields was our first restaurant, and the general view is that it is where the ‘Hawksmoor spirit’ is best embodied – many of the staff have worked there for years and would never consider elsewhere. Great steaks, amazing private room that takes up to 45 seated, a separate bar available for private hire and events, great drinks and an amazing atmosphere, full of people who desperately care whether you enjoy your evening. Spitalfields's private room has the capacity to take 45 seated and is available for private hire Monday - Thursday. Can be hired for corporate functions, dinners, trainings, wine tastings, Christmas parties or just simply meat-fulled parties. The menu is versatile, with a rich seafood and vegetarian selection. Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar - Winner International Restaurant Bar Tales of the Cocktail 2016 & 2019 Located in a former illegal strip club, our basement bar has been home to a crack team of cocktail-geek bartenders for the last 4 years with both the bar and the people winning numerous accolades as amongst the best the world’s cocktail industry has to offer. Our newly launched menu features numerous Hawksmoor classics from what we think of as our ‘gin years’ including Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew and Marmalade Cocktail. Spitalfields Bar is available for exclusive hire with a capacity of up to 70, standing (seated also available on request only). Available for private hire Monday - Saturday, daytime and evening, making it the perfect space for birthday parties, informal events, tastings, brand activation & fashion events. Our in-house events manager will co-ordinate every aspect of your event and support you throughout the planning process. No hire fee required, quotes based just on minimum spends. Our food is a greatest hits list of the best from all our bars over the last decade, including ox cheek nuggets (a Time Out ‘Top 10 Dishes in London’). The events food menu have been crafted with groups in mind – bowl food, sharing cuts and canapes that channel the very best of Hawksmoor menus – expect our dry-aged steaks, sustainable seafood from British coastlines, and carefully-sourced seasonal ingredients. Along with our award-winning cocktails, our wine team can also help select incredible wines that will pair perfectly with your event.
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.
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.
Night Tales is home to East London's largest weatherproof 10 000sq ft Terrace, located under 3 epic Victorian railway arches - all just a stone's throw away from Hackney Central. Boasting a 650 capacity venue, Night Tales is comprised of 3 multifunctional event spaces ready to be discovered for those who are looking to create a memorable event. Night Tales consists of a 6000sq ft all-weather Terrace, an indoor Tropical Bar featuring a giant LED palm tree and a separate Club room packed with state of the art lighting and sound equipment ready to create a multisensory experience. Taking inspiration from Japanese night markets, the founders brought to life this neon filled jungle featuring colourful festoon and ambient globe lighting surrounded by tropical palm foliage. All providing a canopy to numerous seating areas including raised daybeds, sofas and trestle style tables. Guests enjoy watching Tommy from Sons of Slice, their in house pizzeria, create fresh pizzas from scratch with authentic Italian ingredients. Their food offering is complimented by the carefully selected seasonal cocktail offering served from up to 4 bars located conveniently across each space. Night Tales is primarily available for those wanting a unique setting for their Corporate Summer/Christmas Party, Product Launch or Networking Event as well as Brand Activation.
Located just a short walk from Holborn station, The View was fully reimagined and modernised for events in 2021, with a focus on sustainability, innovation and sustainability. Famed for its world-leading research and scientific endeavours, the venue is headquarters to The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Faculty of Dental Surgery, and boasts a large terrace overlooking London’s largest public square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The View is managed by the UK’s longest-established events caterer and restaurateur, Searcys, serving extraordinary seasonal British food and fine wines. The View on the 6th floor of The Royal College of Surgeons, has two main rooms, The Conference Suite which can hold up to 300 guests in theatre style and 180 guests on rounds for dinner, and The Park View for your catering or evening reception. The Park View space with access to the terrace looks out onto the historic Lincoln Inn Fields, and wider London beyond. There are also two smaller rooms, The Linder Boardroom and Newman which are perfect for a small breakout room.
Situated in the Railway Arches of Bethnal Green, our unique Restaurant on Paradise Row consists of a Terrace, Restaurant and Mezzanine Private Dining Room, making it the perfect space for every event. You can choose from Dinner in our Private Dining Room to a drinks reception on the Terrace in the sunshine or a full venue exclusive. Located minutes from Bethnal Green tube station makes it the ideal location in the heart of East London
We love a good party- but we love hosting them even more. If you have something to celebrate, we have the space for you. The Old Brewery is a south east London private hire hidden gem. With stunning copper features influenced by our Naval and brewing heritage, our dining room and outside terrace offer a unique experience for your party needs. With views of the Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf outer-terrace is perfect for celebratory drinks and canapes, plus our dining rooms elegance and grandeur allows the perfect backdrop to dance the night away. From weddings, birthdays, retirement, corporate, meetings, baby showers and anything in between you can think of, impress your guests by hosting your event in a UNESCO world heritage site.
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.
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 Grade II* listed building is a haven in the city, where culture, heritage and learning meet. Renowned as a central hub for public events for 125 years, Bishopsgate Institute is also a remarkably atmospheric location for private and corporate events. From the moment you step across the threshold, the originality of the building is clear. Our venue combines elements from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, along with typically Victorian motifs. Every one of our rooms is full of individual character and steeped in history. Our spaces are suited to any event you might have in mind, and our flexible rooms have capacity for between 4 to 500 people. Set on the edge of the City of London, you can find us just two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station.
If you’ve recently gotten engaged, you’ll know just what a great feeling it is! Filled with giddy excitement over your future nuptials, you’re likely to want to celebrate with your friends and family as soon as possible, That can mean only one thing. An engagement party! The best way to get everyone together before the actual wedding, an engagement party can be a much more chilled out, relaxed affair. You won’t be able to keep the smile off of your face all night. To save you from any stress when it comes to planning, we’ve got these tips to share with you on how to organise the engagement party of the year.
Decide Who’s Hosting
Tradition dictates that the bride’s family host the engagement party, but this isn’t the case anymore. Anyone can host, and most commonly it’s the bride and groom to be themselves. As a newly engaged couple, you’re going to be the ones who know exactly what you want your engagement party to look like, so it’s best if you make all of the decisions. Of course, if someone else offers to do all of the planning and host the event, then all you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourself!
Decide When to Have It
Most couples want to have the party as soon as they get engaged, but that isn’t always right for everyone. Depending on how long your engagement is going to be, it might be best to hold off for a little while so there is less time between the engagement party and the wedding. Many couples decide to travel or move to a new city during the early stages of their engagement. If this is the case, then you’ll probably want to wait until things calm down a little first. Deciding on a date is important, as it will enable you to get a venue booked and send out invitations with plenty of time to spare.
Decide on a Theme
Are you looking your party to be formal or informal? Will there be a sit-down meal or is it just a party? Do you want it to have a specific theme? Deciding on all of his is crucial. It means that you can then let your guests know about the dress code. It will also make it much easier to pick a venue when you know how you want your party to look, what you want to happen at it, and of course, how many people will be there.
Decide Where to Have It
Venue for any party is a key decision. There are hundreds of available engagement party venues for hire in London, so you really can go for anything. You can have a formal engagement dinner that’s fully catered, or you can hire out a bar for all of your nearest and dearest to celebrate with you. Whatever you decide, it’s a good idea to think about how far people will have to travel to get there and get home again. Taxis can be expensive and if it’s a party, many people won’t want to drive. For those that are getting behind the wheel, having adequate car parking facilities nearby will make the whole event run much smoother.
Decide Who’s Invited
Getting the guest list sorted needs to happen quite early, so you have an idea of numbers when it comes to the venue. Don’t invite a bunch of people who you know aren’t going to get an invite to the wedding, as they’ll end up being disappointed. If you’re unsure, have a quieter engagement party with only close friends and family in attendance. Make sure that you give everyone as much advance notice as you can, as people’s calendars fill up quickly! While a formal invite isn’t needed, an email or message should be sent with all of the details they need. This will stop you from being bombarded with questions.
Decide on Gifts
The gift policy at engagement parties is a strange one. No one is ever really sure if gifts are expected or what to buy for the happy couple. Letting guests know on the invite is a way to solve this. You can have a strict ‘no gift policy’ or you can direct them to either a small wish-list or registry that you’ve created. Keep the items on the smaller side. Gifts aren’t mandatory at an engagement and they are more meant to be a token than a large present – that usually comes at the wedding. An alternative is to ask people to donate to a charity of your choice in lieu of gifts, which gets rid on any awkwardness around the topic.
Decide on Entertainment
What, exactly, is going to happen at your engagement party? While you might have a venue at the ready and invited everyone you want to be there, you need to consider how you’re going to entertain them. While music and dancing are always a good way to go, it’s also the chance to play some games with your guests. You can discuss how you both met, how the proposal happened, and a few other funny anecdotes to the crowd. This will get everyone relaxed and ready for some party games! As there are likely to be a few people there who don’t each other, or even many people at all, now is the time to get everyone talking.
An engagement party is a great way to celebrate the fact that you’ve decided to spend the rest of your lives together. It’s a chance for all of your nearest and dearest to congratulate you both in person and party alongside you. It’s also a great way for the two families to meet again, and you can introduce all of your friends to each other. Plus, it’s the perfect way to get everyone excited about the future wedding that’s on the horizon!
London is full of interesting and glamorous places to host an engagement party to remember. The first thing you’ll need to decide before searching for a party location is whether you’d like to have a totally private venue, or a private space in a public venue. Private venues give you room to decorate as you please and gives you the run of the space, but they can be expensive. Try looking into both options before you choose your final space.
Some couples prefer to have their engagement party at home, and some prefer to hire a space at a venue. Depending on where most of your guests live, and whether you have the space to host at home should give you an idea of what is right for you. If you have a lot of family in your hometown, and most of your friends are in London, why not do both? A casual event in a cool bar or restaurant would be the perfect way to celebrate with friends.
Engagement parties are a popular event in the bridal calendar. Traditionally couples wouldn’t be engaged for a long time, but it’s becoming more normal for couples to be engaged for a year or so before getting married, so having an engagement party can help keep the momentum going! Like everything with wedding planning, the decision of when to have your engagement party is totally up to you as a couple, but it’s normally closer to the time the couple gets engaged rather than closer to the wedding.
Every couple should make the decision of what is right for them, but it’s normally a good idea to only invite wedding guests to the engagement party, unless there are extenuating circumstances (for example, you know some people can’t make it to the wedding). You don’t necessarily have to have set the date or chosen your wedding venue yet, but deciding on the guest list should be your first wedding whether you’re having an engagement party or not! And if you have booked your venue by the time your engagement party comes around, you’ll be able to save a lot of money on postage and hand the invites out in person.
Today, anything goes when it comes to engagement party planning and more couples than ever before are choosing to push boundaries to plan an engagement party to remember. And, while you can’t go wrong with a classic engagement party, there are plenty of ways to make your celebration unique if you want to. Here are some of our favourite unique engagement party ideas: • Roller disco • Wine tasting • Reserve a suite at a sporting event • Go karting • Themed party • Silent discount • Glamping • Boat party on the Thames • Head to the races • Cocktail making