The Function Room at Jones & Sons is an amazing 1100 sq ft space with its own bar, Dj system and AV set up. We seat up to 80 people and hold 150 standing, the venue is perfect for weddings, birthdays or celebrations of all types.
Located in the heart of central London, 34 Bloomsbury is a newly renovated Georgian townhouse. Combining an elegant contemporary style with a rich heritage, the space offers four rooms across two floors, as well as an urban garden to host a variety of events, from meetings and away-days to press launches & celebrations, and everything in between. The space is offered on a dry hire basis which makes it a real blank canvas with versatility to meet different event needs. All rooms have complimentary high-speed WIFI and built-in Sonos sound system.
Housed in a spectacular grade-II listed building – the former home of the British Linen Bank - is Piazza Italiana, the breathtakingly beautiful Italian restaurant, bar and event space. With an exquisite menu made up of classic dishes from all over Italy, a chic bar serving up wine and inventive cocktails, and three striking event spaces for the most elegant celebrations, Piazza Italiana is the place to see and be seen in the heart of the City of London. The second you step into the restaurant, you’ll be blown away by its stunning opulence – with high ornate ceilings, exquisite chandeliers, Neoclassical Corinthian columns and floor-to-ceiling arched windows, allowing natural daylight to shine in. Tucked away on the left-hand side of the restaurant is a gorgeous private dining area for 12, the centrepiece being a stunning, round marble table, ideal for intimate celebrations. Towards the back of the restaurant is a semi-private area with its own bar counter, whilst upstairs by the main bar is another private dining room with its own bar and a display showcasing rare whiskies and cognacs. Piazza Italiana is the perfect location for a soirée or corporate event of any size. Curated by Sicilian-born culinary maestro Remo Mazzucato who has over 50 years of Italian cooking experience, the menu and catering options are made up of antipasti, sharing plates, pasta, meat and fish dishes, driven by a young restaurant team offering a modern culinary touch. Wines have been hand-selected by the team, boasting unique options from across Italy, including the regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. The extensive list offers wines for every taste, with iconic producers and great vintages as well as classic and emerging producers from all over the world. The venue is perfect for larger scale award ceremonies, parties and weddings as well as smaller product launches, corporate meetings and private dinners. We have a range of spaces to host business meetings or working lunch, and a range of equipment to assist the day. From board meetings to team lunch catch ups we can provide a quiet space away from the office. We also provide full catering whether that be a sit-down meal or sharing platters and canapes. Wedding photos courtesy of Lex Fleming Photography.
A memorable and flexible events venue for your private and corporate needs. The Orchard is an exclusive Clubspace within The Portman Estate. With impressive views across Hyde Park, it's a vibrant space for connecting, socialising, and celebrating Variety of spaces suitable for 4 to 120 guests Ideal for meetings, private dining, conferences, presentations, drinks events, celebrations and countless other occasions Outdoor terrace with stunning views across Hyde Park Full array of catering options, from breakfast pastries through to fine dining Vibrant bar with a carefully curated selection of drinks & cocktails Sustainable & local suppliers for all food & drink The support of our team to ensure you and your guests enjoy your event With unrivaled views across London, The Orchard offers a unique venue for your next special event.
Situated in the ever-popular cultural centre of Camden, as part of the contemporary Hawley Wharf development, Curzon Camden’s unique design sees five intimate 30 seater screens nestled under the arches of the train tracks, perfect for parties, gaming, corporate hospitality or presentations. The beautiful bar is large enough to accommodate up to 60 people for receptions. The separate Café space can be hired alongside or independently of the screens for meet-ups, quizzes, get-togethers and more.
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.
The Grubstreet Author is a collection of luxurious new event spaces created and operated by the team behind London¹s leading event venue The Brewery. The venue is situated on what was once the notorious Grubstreet, an area renowned for bohemian writers and industrial print houses.This colourful history has provided the inspiration for the venue, offering a setting that is full of character, rich in history whilst still catering to the needs of a modern event. The assortment of spaces allows Grubstreet to host a range of events for 20 to over 100 attendees in an environment that sparks imagination and excitement. Dining at The Grubstreet Author is an experience all to itself with inspired cooking that thrills with robust flavours and intriguing ingredients. The passion for food is in harmony with the wine, seeing distinctive bottles paired alongside individual dishes. As the choice for corporate events, conferences, product launches, meetings, birthday parties, weddings or private dining there is no alternative to The Grubstreet Author that can offer such exacting levels of quality and service in a truly jaw dropping surrounding.
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.
Our second food hall will open in the heart of the restored Battersea Power Station has seating for 500, 13 different cuisines on the menu, 2 bars, 3 restaurants, and a private dining room. Located on level one of the Power Station opposite the North/Riverside entrance. Guests can experience 13 different cuisines, made up of new brands such as Phed Power, Siu Siu, Leccami Gelato, and Flat Bread by Thomas Straker. Drinks at Arcade Battersea come from two bars; Tap Room and ABC Bar. Tap Room showcases a wall of 36 taps, serving cocktails using locally sourced ingredients and a host of beers from international and South London breweries. ABC Bar, inspired by classic cocktail culture, will offer a concise menu of the world's most famous cocktails. In addition to the food hall, Arcade Battersea houses three restaurants, Manna; a US-style smash burger and fried chicken joint, Solis; a new grilled chicken and steak brand by the pair behind T?t? Eatery Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng, as well as BAO, the cult Taiwanese brand.
Our beautiful Canal Boat is moored just off the terrace of 9294 and Number 90. It has a seated capacity of 30 for a dinner inside the boat or up to 80 for a standing event. Weather permitted we can also have up to 60 standing on the roof. The boat comes fitted with own PA system so you are able to play your own music throughout your event at background music level. We can provide a range of menus from canapes & bowl foods to a 3 course seated dinner so can cater for any event.
Introducing Paddington East, a distinctive event space afloat, exclusively available for private hire. Nestled on the water, this stunning venue is tailor-made for an array of occasions, including supper clubs, brunches, meetings, product launches, and film screenings. Immerse yourself in elegance aboard our boat, accommodating up to 30 guests comfortably, catering to both intimate gatherings and larger events. Our bespoke catering services are designed to match the unique requirements of your event, whether it's a lavish lunch, delectable canapés, or a refined 5-course private dining experience—our seasoned team ensures culinary perfection. Explore our diverse range of beverages or opt for the flexibility to bring your own drinks, with a corkage cost of £16 per person. For those seeking an extraordinary experience, embark on a self-driven adventure aboard our picnic boat, accommodating up to 8 people. Cruise leisurely towards Little Venice and Regents Park, absorbing the picturesque views and sounds of London. Return to The Boathouse London for a delightful dinner, culminating in the perfect day. Whether planning a corporate event, a special celebration, or a leisurely day on the water, Paddington East promises a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave indelible memories. Connect with us today to secure your booking or to learn more about our exceptional services.
A place to have fun in what you do and who you do it with. The venues has perfect place for a party of up to 90 guests; MAMA has celebrated engagements, baby showers, Christmas parties, birthday parties, album launches and podcasts. This is the place to see and be seen; a private space at the heart of MAMA with your own secret garden cocktail bar and retractable glass roof for when the summer is at its peak. With food and drink sourced locally and made fresh with love by our award winning chefs, MAMAs is the place for the best boujie event. Located on the Hackney Road in zone 2 a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green underground on the Central Line, a short stroll from Shoreditch and well connected to the routes crossing central London. The place where everyone in London can pass through and feel taken care of by their own MAMA
Sitting with ME London 5* luxury lifestyle hotel on the Strand is our ME Studios. Dedicated purpose built event, meeting and party venue with 4 meter ceilings and the ability to host from 10 to 250 guests, it is perfect for large-scale conferences, gala dinners and product launches. The ME studios can separate into 8 unique spaces or open up to 1 ballroom style space, and with lift access to all other areas of the hotel including bedrooms & the famous Radio rooftop it is one to be experienced. Catering is expertly provided by our five-star banqueting team, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. Each meeting room rental includes an event planner, tables, chairs, catering stations, projector & screen or plasma TV, whiteboard, flipchart, Wi-Fi, still and sparkling water, and eco-stationary, allowing you to focus on your event's success without logistical worries. Our in-house AV team can enhance your event with upgraded sound, staging, and lighting, the options are endless. Book in your site inspection today! Please find a link for our 3D tour of the events floor: https://me-london.firstview.us/en/me-room ME Room & All Studios offers complete private hire of our lower ground floor, with an arrival area for your groups registration or welcome drinks, your guests can walk through the tall doors into your planned oasis. Flexible and adaptable, the ME studios are suitable for a diverse range of events with a total space of 444.56 square meters and accommodating a maximum of 250 guests. Each meeting room rental includes an event planner, tables, chairs, catering stations, projector, screen, whiteboard, flipchart, Wi-Fi, still and sparkling water, and eco-stationary, allowing you to focus on your event's success without logistical worries. Our in-house AV team can enhance your event with upgraded sound, staging, and lighting. Please find a link for our 3D tour of the events floor: https://me-london.firstview.us/en/me-room
Dockside Vaults is an exclusive location situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks. The 200 year old historic structure exudes charm and individuality, perfect for a bespoke event unique to your company. Nestled between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and having just undergone an extensive refurbishment, the venue is now available again to hire for a variety of events from corporate parties to immersive events, brand activations and many more. With a new team of event management and production specialists, they can make your event vision a reality. The head chef was trained in a Michelin-starred restaurant so food options are fantastic and can be catered to individual requirements.
The Underglobe is a spectacular evening events space located at the iconic cultural landmark Shakespeare’s Globe, on the banks of the Thames. This award-winning corporate events venue features a prestigious location, a private riverside entrance, and can host events for 80 to 425 guests. With an experienced team available to deliver your perfect event, this atmospheric space is the ultimate choice for awards dinners, receptions and evening high-tech conferences. From glittering seated award ceremonies to stunning standing Christmas parties, the Underglobe can do it all. Our Creative Production and AV partners will work with you to design and deliver tailored experiences. The possibilities are endless with our spectacular, newly installed, projection mapping visuals. We work with creative entertainment companies, DJ’s and live bands to ensure your event is the best it can be. Private tours of Shakespeare’s Globe can be arranged, subject to availability. Executive Chef, Cedric Tourainne, and his experienced brigade create stylish, delicious, sustainable menus for our parties and events. The Underglobe is part of the Swan bar, restaurant, and private dining rooms so you can expect restaurant quality food, wine and service at your event. Inspired by exceptional British ingredients, Cedric’s menus change with the seasons and use produce sourced from British farmers, south-coast fishermen and local artisan suppliers. Please note the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
Corporate parties have a reputation for either being a lot of fun… Or no fun at all. In order to make the one that you plan something that people will remember for all of the good reasons, you’ll need to keep a cool head and come up with a strategy that works. The more that you know about what the employees want, the better a party it’s going to be.
So, you need to start planning your corporate party? Then it’s best to start thinking about it and making plans much earlier than you might expect. Particularly if your party is happening near a holiday season, venues can book up really quickly. If you want the time to make a calm and informed choice, then getting organised early on will help you plan everything just the way you want it, while keeping on top of the rest of your day to day work. Breaking down all of your tasks into prioritised lists will help you to stay on track while you wait for replies from your enquiries.
Put a Team Together
While having a list is a great first step, it’s almost impossible to plan a large corporate party by yourself, so get a good team around you to help out with all of the logistics. Delegating items to certain people and having frequent progress meetings will make sure that you are all on the same page. Having a team means that everyone has a chance to communicate their ideas of how the event should go and with the support of others, you’re much more likely to have the courage to try something new.
Choose Your Theme
Even a corporate party needs to have a theme. This doesn’t mean fancy dress however; your theme can be much more subtle. If you are having an awards ceremony or a talk from senior leaders in the company, your theme could be something as simple as ‘Success.’ Having this in mind will help you to brand the event and organise the dinner and party in a way that complements it. It will help you to come up with the different awards that you want to give out to staff and show them that there is a reason and purpose to the whole event.
Set a Budget
One thing you can’t forget about when planning a corporate party is budget. You might have some grand plans, but depending on how much money you’re being given, these might not come to fruition. Your budget will decide on a lot of factors, and you’ll need to stick to it and come up with cost estimates for each part of the event. If your budget is tighter than you’d like, you might have to look into alternative venues or a different keynote speaker in order to keep to the standard that you wanted. Checking your cashflow at regular intervals is important, as deposits need to be paid to secure services.
View Some Venues
One you have a plan in mind, it’s time to view some potential venues. There’s an abundance of private party venues for hire in London that are perfect for a corporate event, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing from them. This is why it’s such a good idea to walk around them in person with another member of your team, so you get a feel for their atmosphere and space. If you are having speakers, you’ll need a stage, and a good-sized area if you are also having a sit-down meal. If it’s more of a casual end-of-year party, them you’ll be looking for something that has a cool and relaxed vibe, so that everyone feels free from the stresses of the workplace.
Promote and Invite
Once you have the date, time and venue all sorted out, you’ll need to start promoting your event. The first way that you can do this is to send through a formal invite to everyone in your company, as well as stakeholders and other important people that you want to attend. Follow this up by asking them to register and let you know of any dietary requirements that they may have. If this is a strictly internal party, you won’t be promoting it on social media, but you may want to consider having information about it on your company intranet. The most important thing is that everyone should know about it and be eager to attend.
Have an Agenda
If you are having speakers, an awards ceremony, or anything that requires some logistics to be ironed out, you’re going to need to have an agenda. This will give you a timeline to stick to throughout that will ensure that you’re not getting behind at any point in the evening, dinner won’t wait after all! Giving everyone speaking a certain length of time and getting them to stick to it is the best policy when it comes to planning out your evening in the best way possible.
What is a corporate party if you don’t have any photographs to remember it buy? Make sure that you have a professional photographer in attendance to capture all of the best moments, particularly of employees with prises and of keynote speakers. Not only will these make for some wonderful mementos, they can also be used for future promotions and branding. If you can update your company blog with a post about your corporate party and how much everyone enjoyed it, along with a few key snaps of the night, then this will allow your customers to see the human side of your business.
Whatever you do, make sure that everyone has a little bit of downtime at the end of the night – it is a party after all! Whether this means heading to the clubs or hiring your own entertainment, no one wants a corporate party that is too corporate. Remember to have some fun!
Private party venue costs depend on the style of venue, the number of guests, the location and how much private space you require. If you’re looking to save some money, you could consider hiring a private area for part of the night - for dinner, for example - and then head to the public bar for the rest of the evening. Your best bet is always to talk honestly with the venue manager of a space you think could work for your event, let them know what you’d like to do and what your budget is, and they can make recommendations to help organise a memorable party. You can use the advanced search function on Canvas to narrow down the right party venues for you, then use the Wishlist function to make a short list of your favourite spaces.
There are all sorts of venues in London you can hire for a private party. From exclusive and luxurious penthouses to quirky warehouse spaces and cosy bars, you can find the perfect space for your upcoming private party on Canvas. When you’re trying to choose a venue it’s useful to have your guest list and budget in mind. Generally speaking the more information you can share with the venue manager, the more specific they can be with their recommendations for your event. But if that feels overwhelming and you’re just putting the feelers out, having your budget and knowing how many people you’d like to invite are key. Checking venue capacity is especially important when finding Covid-19 secure venues so you and your guests are able to socially distance throughout the event.
A private party can be any type of gathering that is held in a space that isn’t open to the public. This can be ticketed, have a guest list or just be an honor system, but typically you need an invite to go. Events can range from a low-key birthday party upstairs in a pub, to an elaborate ticketed gala. You don’t need to have a huge budget to host a private party, so if you’re looking to hold a cost-effective event have a think about offering drinks vouchers rather than an open bar, or sharing platters instead of a sit-down meal.
Semi-private events are typically private areas in a public space. So think of a VIP area or booth at a bar. The benefit of semi-private is that you get to enjoy some of the benefits of a private party - everyone gets a seat, and you can often take advantage of table service - but while still enjoying the atmosphere, music and even entertainment of the wider venue. This is a great option for birthday parties and fun celebrations, but is not generally recommended for corporate events where privacy is key.
If you’re hosting a private party in a venue, normally the answer is yes! Most spaces are very flexible with their music when it comes to exclusive hire, but if you’re sharing the space with other patrons they might not be able to be as accommodating. If having your own music is important to your event, hiring an exclusive space for a private party is normally a good call. Some venues have specific suppliers they work with which can include DJs, so make sure to check in with the venue manager and discuss the different options available to you before you confirm your booking.