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:
Located in the heart of Royal London, with views over The Mall and St James’s Park. Prince Philip House is part of the Neo-Classical John Nash terrace built in the early 1800s and is the historic home of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Prince Philip House is home of the Royal Academy of Engineering and situated in the heart of Royal London on the classic Carlton House Terrace. Whether it’s a conference for 170 guests in our Al Qasimi room or a small private dinner in our National Grid, you’re guaranteed a historic location with a modern twist. Prince Philip House is perfect for conferences, meetings, private lunches, private dinners, drinks receptions, product launches, filming, branded events. The modern space also means we're able to transform this space for a summer party or wedding with our fantastic terrace and available the entrance to our building. Maximum capacity of 250 guests. Dry hire available however terms and conditions apply. The food service is provided by specialist caterer CH&Co who design, plan and cater the venue’s events with attention to detail, ingenuity and imagination. CH&Co create seasonal menus using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients and buys from small, local, independent suppliers where possible. Resident Head Chef, Stuart Cooper, is a highly experienced professional who is extremely passionate about designing and delivering menus.
Amber Lakes is a new and unique London events venue based in Wraysbury, close to Old Windsor and Heathrow and only 45 minutes from Central London. It is a year-round events venue perfect for conferences for up to 120 guests, summer parties and team building for up to 500 guests, Christmas parties for up to 120 guests and any other number of events including dinner parties and product launches. Amber Lakes video 1 Amber Lakes video 2
Paddington, Edgware Road
Overlooking Paddington's Grand Union Canal, Lockhouse is an all-day hangout that specialises in craft beer, artisan cocktails, classic burgers, Louisana-style po'boys, fresh salads and a delectable brunch and coffee menu. Lockhouse can cater for:*Private Events for up to 300 standing*Meetings, Training Day, Private Parties on the Mezzanine with Flat Screen *Masterclasses in Cocktails, Beer, Spirits and Food Pairing*Weddings & other occasions*Corporate Bookings*Tour Groups *Breakfast Meetings*Wrap Parties*Filming and Photoshoots
London Party Boats Ltd have four vessels available for private charter, carrying from 1 to 360 passengers. All vessels are available seven days a week from 7am to 1am. We can provide a full catering experience and have fully stocked bars on all our vessels. MV Sarah Lee up to 12 passengersMV London Belle up to 120 Passengers MV Jewel of London up to 240 Passengers MV Pearl of London up to 360 Passengers Corporate events can be hosted onboard for summer parties, product launches, meetings and presentations using our large TV screens. We can also provide projectors and white boards if required. Boarding through the Pearl of London’s forward doors, you will enter the middle deck, a spacious saloon with a large fully stocked bar selling all popular brands. The saloon offers seating for up to 90 passengers, with ultra-modern black leather seating booths for up to 10 passengers per booth. The seating booths wrap around the large dance floor and DJ stand with state of the art lighting and sound system. MV Pearl of London has a large basement club which can be used as an exclusive VIP area or open to all passengers for extra dance space. The basement has an ultra-modern night club feel with black leather seats wrapped around the edge of the dance floor, fitted with its own state of the art sound system and lighting. This area also has a separate bar which can be open exclusively for cocktails and champagne or as a normal bar depending on each client’s requirements.MV Pearl of London boasts one of the largest open-air decks on the River Thames. The large roof terrace can hold up to 250 passengers and is finished with artificial grass, poser tables and the only floating 360° roof terrace bar in London. Grab an ice-cold drink and enjoy the unrestricted views of London’s most iconic landmarks. This area is ideal for summer BBQ’s, team building activities and sightseeing cruises. MV Pearl of London is a wheelchair friendly vessel which has a disabled toilet with full wheelchair access and panic alarm installed.
Nestled between bustling Oxford Street and the luxury shops of Mayfair and Bond Street with a view of Claridge’s from the door, Balls Brothers Mayfair is a West End oasis. With an outstanding wine list accompanied by our British dishes. Explore our emporium and take part in one of our Gin infusions Master classes, bottomless brunch and the Balls Brothers twist on the traditional afternoon tea, the Mayfair Afternoon Affair! Whether its a birthday, office night out or corporate event, we’ll be able to make sure everything is taken care of.
Chucs Westbourne Grove is nestled in the heart of fashionable Notting Hill, just a stone's throw away from the famous Portobello Market. Having opened its doors in February 2016, Chucs has become a neighborhood stalwart - a favourite amongst the locals for a casual dinner or intimate & refined private event. The restaurant boasts a light-flooded marble bar and two impeccable dining rooms, as well as a stunning garden terrace featuring a large brick fire place - the perfect spot to entertain, even in the winter months. Chucs Westbourne Grove can be hired in its entirely, or clients can rent one floor or the garden terrace only.
Spanned by a spectacular glass roof, the NMM is a meeting of classical 19th-century grandeur and innovative modern architecture, it is the ideal space for award shows, gala dinners and product launches. The Streets are an optimal space for receptions and pre-dinner drinks while your guests view the varied and amazing exhibits. On warm evenings, receptions can be hosted under the adjacent stone colonnades with sweeping views across Greenwich Park. Upper Deck offers a modern, light and airy space with a seated capacity of up to 580 and 1000 standing.
Clapton Country Club is a unique urban industrial venue for hire located in Hackney, London. Location shoots, vintage style weddings, pop up events, photographic shoots, video shoots, private dinner parties, meetings and training or something completely different. We have a commercial kitchen and outdoor seating area. Smaller studios available for hire upon request.
The London Rowing Club is the oldest club on the Putney Embankment. Established in 1856, the club’s interior is full of memorabilia including pictures of the club over the years, our awards, oars, and even a boat suspended from the ceiling. This unique London venue has 3 rooms that can be used for a range of events including private parties, dinners, corporate and conference events. There is also an outdoor space in the large balcony at the front of the venue.
City of London
The Dutch Hall is a beautifully renovated church in the heart of the city dating back to 1550 and King Edward VI. The world famous painter Vincent Van Gogh, during his stay in London in the late 1800’, visited the Church many times as he was drawing the magnificent old building that was destroyed in the Blitz. This hidden gem is incredibly central, yet secluded, located on Austin Friars and away from the busy roads. In fact is just a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Bank Underground Stations. The Dutch Hall is Grade II listed building and strikes a perfect balance between stunning original character and contemporary design features. There are four event spaces, which can be used individually or in combination offering great flexibility and versatility for a wide range of events. The Great Hall, the Van Gogh Room, the Library and the Outdoor Garden There are a number of ways you could use the space to gain maximum impact, best discussed on a viewing. Pricing Daytime events – from 8am to 5pm Price include early access and time to de-rig and clear the venue afterwards For events starting really early we strongly suggest to set up the day before, please check availability and additional costs with your Event Manager. The Van Gogh Reception Room – £1,950 plus VAT perfect for small and medium theatre and cabaret style meetings – from 50 up to 120 people seated or 200 standing (AV included) The Great Hall – £2,450 plus VAT Wonderful and spacious room that can cater for large conferences up to 200/250 guests – (additional AV and lighting needed) Whole building– £2,950 plus VAT if you need flexibility and space for your guests, using one room for refreshments and the other for the main event The Library – £850 plus VAT if booked alone - £500 if added to the other rooms if you need a private meeting room for up to 12 people with Plasma TV, Wi Fi and AV connections The Outdoor Space (weather permitting) - £500 plus VAT – only in conjunction with the hire of the Van Gogh or the whole building. This price includes: Hire fees Expert Venue Managers Top network of accredited suppliers Cloakroom and cleaning staff High Speed Wi-Fi throughout the building (more speed available at extra cost) Health and safety paperwork Brand new toilets facilities Kitchen use for caterers including all the equipment Van Gogh room only equipment including: Hidden natural screen up to 2m x 2.5m Overhead projector with connections at the front and back of the room Brand new PA System with microphones BOSE surround Digital system for Blu-Ray and Presentations Up to 100 comfortable chairs plus sofas Permanent oak wood Bar and Buffet station Brand new wooden and Perspex lectern Three 2m x 1m stage EVENING EVENTS – from guests arrival 6pm onwards Please note the hire fee include set up time and clear time We can cater for seated dinners from 50 up to 200 people and receptions drinks up to 750 guests. Reception Drinks – 6pm to 10pm Great Hall - £5,900 plus VAT Van Gogh Reception Room - £4,900 plus VAT Both venues - £6,400 plus VAT Dinners/Late evenings – 6pm to 12am Great Hall - £6,900 plus VAT Van Gogh Reception Room - £6,400 plus VAT Both venues - £7,900 plus VAT Late finish? We charge £1,000 plus VAT per hour after 12am This price includes: Hire fee including all day set up and plenty of time to clear the venue afterwards Expert Venue Managers Top network of accredited suppliers Toilet Attendants Water and Electricity Cloakroom Top security team Health and safety paperwork All day rate We do allow full day hire subject to availability and description of the event. Please ask your event manager for a bespoke quote. Late Licence We are delighted to have a late Licence that will allow all our guests to stay late and enjoy themselves if they wish. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday till 12am Thursday, Friday and Saturday till 2am Please note additional charges will apply after 12am Additional costs You need to consider Catering, Lighting, Visual and Sound for your event. The Van Gogh room needs minimal production and can be transformed really easily into a beautiful room. Extra lighting and some theming is required. The Great Hall can be used as it is, with the internal lighting on. However, to bring the room to its splendor it needs additional atmospheric lighting and Sound system which can be obtain from our capable suppliers. Catering We have a full list of great caterers that can cover every type of events, big or smalls. They can offer a Michelin Star dinner for that important award ceremony or serve a very special sandwich lunch at the staff meeting with affordable prices. We are proud of working with these specialists and we’ll be delighted to help and assist in gathering quotes tailored to your budget. Accredited suppliers We work with a list of fantastic accredited suppliers who know the building well and can help with all your needs. If you would like any guidance on which ones are best suited to your event, we happy to help. In the mean time please see attached the full list of suppliers, including websites and numbers. Please do remember that everything can be tailored to your preference and budget. We are always able to get the best quote from any suppliers on our list. Damage Deposit We will require a damage deposit prior access to the venue to safeguard the Grade II Listed building from any damage that may occur during your event. This fee is Exempt of VAT and fully refundable once the venue is returned in its original state. Fee range from £500 to £2,000 depending on the size and complexity. Night Tube London Underground will keep open, on Fridays and Saturdays, some of the biggest Tube Lines in London, including the Central Line. This would mean your clients would be able to leave after midnight without rushing back in order to catch the last train home. In fact with the Underground open all night, there isn’t a limit on when they’ll be able to catch a train from either Liverpool Street or Bank Station. More information and maps click here Access Monday to Saturday – 08.00 – 00.00 An earlier start and later finish is possible but need to be agreed in advance and additional charges apply If you need any more information or to arrange a viewing, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Baroque Church known as one of Westminsters "Hidden Gems". Mainly used for classical concerts, St John's Smith Square is situated in Westminster, 3 min from the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1728 during Queen Anne's Reign, it is composed of the main Concert Hall and the Footstool Restaurant. The story goes, when asked about the design that should have been adopted for the new church, the ageing and intemperate Queen was in no mood to answer. She petulantly kicked over her foot stool and demanded that the church should be designed "like that" - in the shape of her up turned stool. It is from this outburst that St Johns gained the epithet "the Footstool". Located in the crypt of the Church, our restaurant Footstool with beautiful brick arches. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am -5 pm. Evenings/Weekends: Only open if we have concerts.
Our covered terrace at Mac and Wild Devonshire Square is available for private hire. Located on Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, outside the main entrance to Mac and Wild, the terrace is kitted out with its own private bar - making the perfect setting for summer gatherings, birthday drinks, sit down meals and corporate evenings out. Minimum spends apply.