The Townhouse at Tom's Kitchen Chelsea offers three beautiful bespoke private areas for all types of events including weddings, meetings, product launches and all other celebrations creating the perfect private dinner party venue in London. Each private room offers something different, from a private bar or lounge to an open plan kitchen with a wood-smoked oven, spit roast and grill bringing a homely yet vibrant feel to Toms Kitchen with your own team of chefs exclusively for our event. From multi-award-winning chef Tom Aikens, the hearty British fare at Tom’s Kitchen also pays homage to fine Italian, French and American flavours. Seasonality is key to the bespoke Tom Aikens menu, with rich creations like pan-fried duck breast with caramelised chicory and orange jus, or poached Cornish brill with pea and mint sauce. From the grill come juicy burgers and steaks served with triple-cooked chips, while Tom's Kitchen desserts include wild berry posset with hazelnut praline. Offering a ground floor brasserie featuring an open plan kitchen, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea creates the perfect space for any event, from seated wedding receptions and corporate parties to a standing canape and drinks receptions. Seated: 60 / Standing: 100 The 1st Floor Private Dining Room is ideal for more intimate events, however is still just as versatile featuring its own private bar. Seated: 40 / Standing: 60 The 2nd Floor Private Room features a grand dining table accompanied with a comfortable lounge, suited for pre-canape receptions followed by sit down dinners. Perfect for corporate meetings and intimate dinner parties and celebrations. Seated: 22 / Standing: 35
Hoxton Docks is an incredible canal side venue for hire in London. The ex-coal storage facility is a unique blank canvas venue in London. We cater to all types of events in London including weddings, product launches, and corporate parties. Found on the regents canal in Hoxton E2 we function as a private dinner party venue and as a film and photography location venue. There is very little that we can't do as the space is so versatile. We have two rooftop venue locations on site as well as large internal and external courtyards on location.
We create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed spaces are the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup.A boutique coworking and event space with 28 locations around the world. We are all about supporting communities and allowing our members and people we work with to grow organically. We love networking and sharing knowledge through meetups, networking drinks, panels and more.Our quirky spaces allow us to create amazing events in luxe environments that are warm, inviting and stimulating. Our beautifully designed lounges in Shoreditch can accommodate up to 200 guests after office hours on business days, or full days during weekends. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect location to host your next launching events, off-site session, hands-on workshop, guest lecture, panel event, or casual meetup do not hesitate to reach out to us.
The Hope and Anchor is perfectly situated between Brixton and Clapham and is the perfect unique venue in London for any event or party. With two floors including a private room and our enchanting garden, we offer individual heated outdoor huts, two outdoor bars and have ample space to accommodate all needs. We have space for private drinks parties, meetings, work gatherings or as event space for hire. With a focus on cocktails, burgers and finger food we can tailor bespoke packages and offer personalised service for any event all in our exiting, fun bar complete with DJs and late night drinks.
15 Bateman Street is the perfect venue for all types of exhibitions, events and launches, pop ups or shoots. Our classic shop front leads to a deceptively large two floor space, with a unique and stylish interior. We are located in the very heart of Soho's theatre and restaurant district. This is a space that exudes character, and is the perfect backdrop to create a story for your clients or guests. With our experience as a commercial art gallery, we are the ideal location to display your new product or line - our custom lighting system can be arranged to best display your products. Create a story for your patron within which to experience your company ethos as they move throughout the different spaces of our venue. Our space is both versatile and dramatic to create an immersive experience of your brand for your viewers.
Omeara is an ode to the late night escapade, inspired by the undiscovered haunts of Central America. The bar serves an array of cocktails, craft beers and wine – with our unparalleled collection of tequila leading the charge. Street food vendors directly next door can provide amazing events catering and the space has a very impressive late license. Included in the hire is the main bar downstairs as well as mezzanine bar, terrace & Omeara Live (our state of the art music venue). If you're looking for more space then The Siding can be tagged on brining capacity to 750.
If you are looking to impress, Morton Society certainly fits the bill. With stunning original decor and impeccable service we have everything on hand to make yours an unforgettable night. The Booze Lab brings you in off the street, from where you are invited down the stairs to discover the dazzling venue below. Friends or family, guests or delegates, clients or suppliers, you can count on us to send them home well-fed, watered and happy.
The City Thames
The Oyster Shed is one of the City’s finest venues. With an abundance of bookable space during the week and panoramic sun drenched views across the Thames - it is ideal for any event. Offering exclusive hire at weekends, you can happily let all your dreams come true in this beautiful space.
in Kings Cross is a truly unique space that blends architecture from 1800s with a sophisticated modern-day development. Originally built in the 1800s as the first example of social housing, the original building is a characterful brick building that now sits inside TOG’s workspace, giving a one-of-a-kind aesthetic and an industrial feel. The ground floor offers space for 300 people within pared-back, relaxed surroundings, while the incredible roof terrace, dotted with original chimney pots and brickwork, offers incredible views and space for 40 people. In addition to the large event space, this building has 9 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4 person to 100 person.
Vauxhall Arches is a collection of 10 railway arches close to the River Thames. Only 20 yards from Vauxhall Underground, Rail and 24-hour Bus Station, the venue is well known and easily accessible. Close to the banks of the River Thames under Vauxhalls railway arches possibility can flow freely and spontaneity has more than enough room to dance.Vauxhall Arches are available for external hire throughout the year. Now regarded as one of London's leading clubbing destinations, we offer a multi-functional and flexible interlocking rooms. The venue is made up of Fire, Lightbox and Protocol, 3 separate rooms can be hired in a variety of combinations to suit the size of your event. The main room and lounge can be used together to create a 1000 capacity event which can be increased through the use of an additional small, adaptable room. The 2nd Arch can be hired for a 1 room event to hold 450/500 people and finally all 3 rooms can be hired together to host a larger scale event.
The Garden Museum, located on the banks of the River Thames, opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament is a stunning and unique venue in London that can cater for private dinners, weddings, corporate drinks receptions, corporate dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions and product launches. Dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Garden Museum offers a traditional church space with soaring pillars and beautiful vaulted ceilings alongside the brand-new, contemporary Sackler Garden, offering sought-after outdoor space and providing an oasis from the bustle of city life.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ditch dry hire rate starts at £550+VAT per hour/ £5,000+VAT per day The Ditch is the untouched basement of the original Grade II listed building. Over a dozen interconnecting rooms with original features, exposed brickwork and pipes, fireplaces and stoves provide a unique and intimate setting for events. Although it has an abandoned aesthetic, The Ditch has full production capabilities and remains as flexible and responsive as the rest of the building. It can be transformed to create an immersive setting for memorable product launches, creative fundraising events, unique receptions, conference breakout spaces and even dining.
The London Reign situated on Piccadilly is a stunning club, bar, venue and also just happens to be London's first showclub. This gorgeous venue was once a cinema 100 years ago and then the infamous The Red Fox cabaret club in the 1930's. The atmosphere inside along with some key design features pays homage to the glamour, fame and theatrical and show past. Known as 'the club where famous people go', we also offer the most amazing events venue and have held events for worldwide brands as well as personal celebrations. Spectacular performances mingle with state of the art lighting and sound and indoor pyros. We can accommodate parties of up to 400 for a standing drinks reception and 100 for a seated dinner. Our space is divided into two main Floors: the Mezzanine (up to 100) that looks onto the main floor (up to 300) capacity. Alongside a fantastic events food and drinks menu we have our very own incredible Teppanyaki grill with dedicated chef who uses his culinary skills with flames and fire as a performance showcase. Corporate events, launches, networking, afterwork drinks, wrap parties, premiers, we are THE go to place !
Strand, Central London
The Vaults at RSA House are ideal for large standing receptions, unique celebrations and evening parties. Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meeting. It was built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. The DSA can accommodate up to 70 people. The RSA is an enlightenment organisation that seeks to understand and enhance human potential located in the heart of the West End. Throughout its history, the RSA has extended a welcome to others looking for a place to discuss their ideas. This tradition continues, with the Great Room, Durham Street Auditorium and Benjamin Franklin Room and our more intimate rooms providing the perfect backdrop to dinners, conferences and workshops. Recently awarded Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall at the London Venue Awards, 2018.
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.