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Summer Party Venues to Hire in London

Find and book a unique summer party venue in London

There are two parties in the office calendar that really count - the infamous Christmas party and the summer party. Although it hasn't always been a stalwart, it's quickly becoming more popular and some of the best venues for hire in London get booked out sharpish. Whether you're looking for a blank canvas space for your DIY summer party ideas, or a venue that comes fully furnished and prepared, check out our list of great spaces for your work summer party:

    Top Recommended Summer Party Venues to Hire in London

  • Angel

    Affordable versatile venue with natural light

    Standing 150
    Theatre 100
    Dining 40
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  • Fulham

    The Prince

    Standing 800
    Dining 400
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  • Greenwhich Pier

    The Old Brewery

    Standing 150
    Theatre 50
    Dining 100
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  • Gherkin

    Swingers City

    Standing 500
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  • Hoxton Square

    The Green Room

    Standing 120
    Theatre 45
    Dining 47
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  • South West London

    Tara Arts

    Standing 150
    Theatre 98
    Cabaret 106
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  • Ladbroke Grove, Little Venice

    The Molly Anna

    Standing 25
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  • London Fields

    NT's

    Standing 250
    Dining 90
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  • Shoreditch

    Queen of Hoxton - Rooftop

    Standing 300
    Theatre 110
    Cabaret 80
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  • Angel

    Islington Metalworks

    Standing 400
    Theatre 200
    Dining 130
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  • Canning Town & Star Lane

    FOLD

    Standing 500
    Theatre 250
    Dining 100
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  • Borough Market

    2425 The Shard

    Standing 200
    Theatre 70
    Dining 36
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  • Shoreditch, Old Street, Liverpool Street

    Colours Hoxton

    Standing 450
    Theatre 100
    Dining 65
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  • Multiple Rooms

    North West London

    A world class sporting venue in leafy St John's Wood.

    Standing 500
    Theatre 300
    Dining 400
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  • Liverpool Street

    The White Horse

    Standing 160
    Dining 70
    Cabaret 60
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  • St Paul's

    The Sky Bar St Pauls

    Standing 180
    Theatre 120
    Dining 70
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How to Organise a Corporate Summer Party?


As the weather heats up, we invariably start to think of beaches, cocktails… and a day that we don’t have to spend in the office. Just like Christmas, summer is a time that has a natural holiday feeling to it, which is why more and more companies are hosting summer parties for their employees. It’s a chance for everyone to unwind and it’s always great to know that your boss appreciates all you do enough to let you have a day off work to enjoy the sun. Organising a party like this has its own pitfalls, so here are a few steps to help you plan.


Step 1: Choose Your Day


When to have your corporate summer party is always the question. You don’t want it on a date when everyone is off on holiday, but it still has to be in summer. The middle or end of July seems like a good halfway point. The weather should be good, but hopefully won’t be at the scorching highs that London can reach in August. One rule of organising a summer party, is to always have it on a work day. While you might like the idea of everyone bringing their family on a Saturday, the reality is, that no one wants to give their weekend up to work, no matter what the reason. As it’s summer, kids will be off of school anyway, so it’s still possible to invite them along.


Step 2: Budget


If you’re planning a corporate party, you’re going to want it to be as high class as possible and knowing how much you actually have to spend is the first step in achieving this. Without a budget ahead of time, you can easily splash out too much on food and drink, and not leave anything left over for hiring any entertainment. Planning is the key to any successful event and this all starts with the person who holds the purse strings. If your boss isn’t sure of a budget, come up with a working plan and estimates so they can approve it for you in advance.


Step 3: Picking a Venue


Picking the perfect venue for a corporate party is maybe the most important part of planning. As it’s summer, you’ll have to carefully consider the type of venue that will be able to accommodate everyone and still make it enjoyable. The best way to do this is to find a venue that is a mixture of indoors and outdoors. There’s a wide variety of summer party venues for hire in London, and the best of them have a large outdoor area for everyone to congregate and enjoy the sun, as well as an indoor section that will be both out of the direct heat, and a place to shelter in the case of adverse weather!


Step 4: Food and Drink


Without good food and a fair amount of drink on offer, you’re not going to have any type of party. Secure your caterers as soon as you have a venue and discuss with them ideas for how you want to serve up. As it’s summer, you could go for a BBQ style party. This helps to create a relaxed feeling throughout the group, which is perfect for when you just want a day to wind down and not have to think about work. The caterers will be able to look after everything, but you should also consider hiring some bartending staff to keep the drinks flowing. Plenty of ice is of course going to be needed if the day is extra hot!


Step 5: Do Something Good


Why not have your summer party be in aid of a local charity? Have everyone give a donation and invite someone from the charity to speak at your event. This is a great way to not only let everyone have a day off to enjoy themselves, but also allow them to give back to their community. There’s nothing better than knowing that you’ve done something that will benefit others. It might even encourage some people to get even more involved with the charity and organise more sponsored events throughout the year.


Step 6: Entertainment


If this is a summer party for everyone to relax, then they are going to expect some form of entertainment. There are loads of unusual entertainment options out there, and many can be modified to work in either an indoor or outdoor setting. A good idea is inviting your local circus school to come along and not only entertain everyone with what they can do, but host taster sessions to let people have a go themselves. This can be a great way to unwind and can double as a teambuilding exercise.


Step 7: Night Time


Like most good parties, it’s likely that your corporate event will still be going as the sun goes down. While it might still stay warm and balmy, summer nights can be surprisingly cool, so you will need to have thought this through. Introducing fire pits can create a great atmosphere as well as adding warmth and are perfect to sit and chat around. Providing blankets is also advised to keep the chill away. If you’re not having firepits but heaters instead, you’ll still need to think about lighting for the outdoor venue. No one likes to be left sitting in the dark.


The summer is made to be enjoyed, which is why it’s so important to organise a corporate summer party for everyone to be able to have a day out in the sunshine. Once you’ve finalised what day it’s on and hired of the perfect summer party venue, you’ll be surprised by how easily the rest falls into place. Giving you plenty of time to grab a drink and enjoy the best of the British summer.

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