Boasting stunning expansive views across London's iconic skyline, including the renowned world heritage site, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge and River Thames, The Tower Rooftop is one of London's finest rooftop venues. Whether holding a prestigious awards ceremony, Christmas party, summer BBQ or a wedding reception, make sure your event leaves a lasting impression with The Tower Rooftop's spectacular and unrivalled views. Suitable for all occasions, expect a personal and discreet service with the aid of the dedicated events team who deliver events that leave a positive impression every time.
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.
Bringing together stunning event spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class art, Tate Events is uniquely placed to offer an immersive event experience. From small, intimate gatherings to large scale corporate events, Tate Events can cater to any event. Our world–renowned venue offers unrivalled options to host your guests, from Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall, to our stunning Level 10 Viewing Terrace boasting views across the river. The Tate Events team has a wealth of expertise, offering a complete package from venue hire to exquisite food and beverage. All profits from our events are donated to Tate, securing the future of art for all. Make your event one to remember!
The 2000 sq. ft. space boasts a 13ft x 7ft skylight and picturesque crittal windows that bring 10+ hours of natural light into the studio, making it a uniquely bright and spacious environment for a wide range of events and projects. *We offer the space in complete blackout if your project requires it* Exposed period brick and a 25 ft ceiling gives Vittoria Wharf Studio its open and airy feeling and allows the possibility of working with large studio backdrops and other bulky items. We have a beautiful professional bar in the space with 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Keg system. We offer a selection of Beers from CRATE brewery as well as a selection of wines and cocktails on tap. Give us a shout to hear about our drink packages. In addition to the studio space itself you will have access to a 200 sq ft. balcony surrounded by a steel bannister that looks directly onto the River Lea Navigation Canal and the London Olympic Stadium. We host photoshoots, wedding receptions, concerts, performance workshops, corporate functions and more. We would love to talk with you about offering the ideal environment for your creative project or private event. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! The Space has several key features, including: This space is 13m x 14m. Professional Bar featuring 5 Taps fed from our ICE COLD Beer and Wine keg system 3 private loos with sink within each loo 1 Urinal Trough 5 Bathroom sinks 1 Shower 1 Large Kitchen Sink 2 Tea Kettle Water Boilers 6 Glass Front Bar Fridges Moveable Banquet tables/ Bars 30 Foldable Chairs Seating for 90 Large Storage Closet for your event 4 High powered electric space heaters 63A 3 Phase Power Available Rubber Box Distribution Box Plenty of Extensions for Distro Power
A beautiful contradiction: an historic building full of charm yet complemented with a blank canvas feel and the latest AV and tech capabilities. A world away from soulless, stark or consistently corporate, Glaziers Hall is an eclectic mix of spaces that come seamlessly together to offer an event experience like no other. The Great Hall, River View, Court Suite, Library, The Bridge, Thames Balcony and London Bridge Arches each have their own unique character and charm. In the same way, they are all wonderfully versatile and can be used for a range of corporate functions. Whether it’s a simple meeting room or an Awards ceremony with pre-drinks reception, three-course-meal and after-dinner entertainment, our team of events professionals provide the support you need every step of the way. With a network of suppliers to meet with even the most demanding of briefs, we work with you to make your corporate function a success. Conferences, symposia and congress events, AGMs, networking and training sessions all benefit from a 1 gigabit fibre-optic internet link, along with 4G backup and WIFI mesh network to WIFI 6 standards. Providing connectivity for increasingly complex events that require online and in person attendance, more than 500 people can simultaneously access the system. Making sure your event meets and exceeds expectations, our team of experts will recommend the catering and drinks, the table centre pieces and decorations, colour themes and lighting. Whatever support you need, our team will be on-hand to help. With breathtaking views of the River Thames and a panoramic vista across to the City of London, Glaziers Hall is the only Livery building to be located on the South side of the River Thames. Although initially intended for use by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Hall is supported by a shareholding of three Companies: The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers and The Worshipful Company of Launderers. The crests of all three Livery Companies can be found throughout the Hall and are displayed prominently on the walls and chairs within the Court Room, which is still used for official business by the Liveries to this day.
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
We are an Award-winning venue based in the South of London. We have tried to set a benchmark for elegance and luxury by offering exclusive and dedicated event spaces. Located in the heart of cultural Croydon. We are just 12 miles away from Central London easily accessible by train bus or taxi and away from the hustle bustle of the city. Some of the key features that work to our advantage are: Multipurpose Venue with four different sized suites designed and built to host sophisticated events able to accommodate between a 80 to 1200 guests Our purpose-built pillar-less ballroom which has us ranked amongst London’s top tier of banqueting venues accommodating over 1,000 guests with separate Foyer area for welcome drinks or meet and greet An on-site car parking facility delivering the optimum environment for all types of events. In-house catering serving delicious food and outstanding excellence. We deliver a world class buffets suitable for every occasion. We have our own team of experienced event managers to plan and execute all types of events perfectly and professionally. An Onsite 40 bedroom Hotel with en-suites Our event suites are Versatile, striking, and with the signature sense of style, our spaces set the scene for events of all types, from the lavish to the intimate
A magical force of the Last Talisman on Bermondsey Street, bringing good fortune in the form of drinks and delicious small plates alongside a sizzling Asian grill. An escape from reality while still feeling like a home away from home. The Last Talisman is set to deliver memorable experiences like no other where guests feel good fortune is on their side while in the magical world of The Last Talisman. The Last Talisman doesn’t stop just there, discover Mala Madre. Mala Madre is The Last Talisman’s Bar-within-a-Bar and Private Events & Hire Space. Connected to, but separate from The Last Talisman, this space comes with it’s own private entrance, bar and facilities, creating the perfect venue to hire in London for meetings, events, parties and special occasions.
Overlooking the stunning view of Parsons Green, the Richardson Room, located on the first floor, is the perfect private hire space for larger groups. With its beautiful high ceiling and aesthetic decoration, it boasts elegance and grandeur. Whether it be a casual get together with friends or a more formal celebration, a business meeting or a larger corporate event, our Richardson Room can be adapted to suit your celebration. As well as being licensed for weddings, the room includes a private bar, cloakroom, lift access, private loos and music sound system. For smaller groups, the room can be screened off to create a more intimate atmosphere
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. A Victorian masterpiece restored… Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower block and concrete. After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is being hailed as the city’s most romantic building. This 5-star London hotel features glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs and the Grand Staircase; all are as dazzling today as when the hotel opened in 1873.
Recent RIBA Architecture Award-winning Woolwich Works is the perfect marriage of heritage and modern design. With stunning views over the river, a bright, airy atmosphere throughout, and the ability to combine indoor and outdoor space, the venue’s flexible spaces are perfect for summer parties, conferences, trade shows, away days, wedding receptions, parties and much more. Conveniently located on the Thames, our riverside location is served by Woolwich Arsenal pier, the Elizabeth Line and Woolwich Arsenal station are a five-minute walk from our doors, and London City Airport is minutes away by DLR. As an arts charity, the words 'each for all and all for each' are part of our history and inspire everything we do. Embrace our site and our ethos and create an extraordinary event in our inspiring buildings.
Our unique event space tucked within leafy East Finchley in North London, has quickly become a favourite space for businesses, friends and family to gather and celebrate. Our dedicated event spaces are all individually designed to offer the perfect setting for a multitude of events. Surrounded by classic and exotic super cars, we provide an exceptional backdrop for you and your guests. Whether you're hosting a party, a conference, or a popup store, we invite you to make our space entirely yours.
The Art and Ecology Pavilions are two stunning contemporary green roofed venues. Set within the natural surroundings of Mile End Park, they are unique and flexible spaces in an unspoiled tranquil setting. Just a five minute walk from Mile End tube station, they are an oasis in the heart of east London. Perfect for exclusive events for staff and clients. The Pavilions have facilities for auditorium format presentations. They are ideal for conferences, Exhibitions, networking, and professional development events. Both Pavilions are dry hire venues and can be personalised for your bespoke events. We can work with your own choice caterers and do not charge corkage. The Art and Ecology Pavilions are also fully licensed for wedding ceremonies. They can be configured for a range of events including corporate events, product launches and gala dinners. Perfect for private family celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, receptions and memorial events. The Pavilions host public access events such as live performances, makers markets and art exhibitions. Large, light, and airy, The Art Pavilion is a flagship gallery space. It offers exhibitors flexibility for installation of work in a variety of media. The gallery can accommodate an event and workshop programme alongside your exhibition. The pavilions overlook lakes and have direct access to Mile End Park. They can both accommodate mobile catering vans for a street food vibe. The Art Pavilion offers reception and catering space on a private island. The Pavilions are fully accessible and have step free access to all areas and outside spaces. An induction loop is available. Both venues have loading and unloading areas. There is no guest parking at The Ecology Pavilion with limited spaces at the Art Pavilion. Due to The Pavilions proximity to good transport links we encourage guest to use public transport, arrive on foot or by bicycle. The Pavilions are a short walk from Mile End underground station on the Central, District and Hammersmith and City Line. Several bus routes stop on Grove Road and Mile End Road.
bbar, located opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and moments from Victoria Station, is superbly positioned for private events in Central London. Whether you are hosting a corporate event, a birthday celebration or an intimate social gathering, we will tailor a solution to your needs. From our excellent private event spaces, opt for your own private bar in 43 Below that allows for reception drinks, delicious canapés, or elegant sit-down meals, or choose our elegant and sophisticated Jubilee Suite. Simple, delicious food inspired by the flavours of South Africa can be found on our eclectic menus with plenty of healthy or dietary options, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, alongside a wide collection of wine, beer, spirits and creative cocktails. bbar has private bars and can cater for private events of up to 100 seated or 120 standing guests and live music/DJ on Thursday and Friday with music available on request for other days. Private dining events at bbar 43 Below Downstairs below the main restaurant, discover ’43 Below’. Offering everything from drinks and delicious canapés, to sit-down meals and pre-theatre dining, 43 Below promises an event of luxury and exclusivity, maximised by its own private bar. Jubilee Suite With an abundance of natural light, the Jubilee Suite is a haven of elegance. Its bright and airy atmosphere makes it the perfect space for any occasion, whether a private lunch, pre-theatre dining, or evening event. The Mezzanine Poised just above the bar, our raised restaurant area is the ideal venue for hosting casual private events. The semi-private space boasts direst access to the outside terrace, offering the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor space. Outside Terrace Nestled amidst a vibrant urban setting, you can gather with loved ones to sip on eclectic cocktails in the company of our resident DJ and indulge in food fresh off the Braai!
This stunning 3300 sq ft converted bank complete with period feature ceilings, situated in the heart of Mayfair, is complete with original ornamental ceiling features combined with industrial exposed pipework creating a remarkable contemporary interior. Located in the heart of Mayfair, and a six-minute walk from both Green Park and Oxford Circus, this is a prime location in one of London’s busiest luxury shopping districts. Situated next door to some of the city’s most renowned locations and the most elite brands in the world on New Bond Street and Berkley Square. The gallery provides a unique atmosphere for those looking to host a premium event. The pristine interior of a white space gallery makes it the ideal venue for press and brand launches, conferences, private dining, fashion shows, exclusive parties and memorable functions. The gallery is complete with gray polished concrete floors, white walls and adjustable lighting throughout the space. This venue is well-equipped for your events with a street-level entrance, kitchen area and large professional LED screen.
Having to organise a funeral reception isn’t a task that anyone would wish to do. At a time of grief, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you suddenly have to plan an event. Everyone’s family has their own way of doing things, and the wishes of the deceased must also be respected. If you are unsure where to even begin when it comes to planning this, we hope that this guide can help you to get everything sorted in a quick and stress-free way.
This is the most important question you have to ask yourself. You will need to take into consideration the wishes and traditions of family, as well as any wishes the deceased may have communicated previously. Wakes can be broadly split into two main types, private and public. A private wake is where only immediate family and friends attend, and people are usually personally invited. This is a small affair and can happen either in the family home or at an outside venue. It might be immediately after the funeral or a few hours later. A public wake is open to anyone who attended the funeral and gives them a chance to talk to the family, give their condolences, and also celebrate the person’s life. If you are having a public wake reception, it’s important that you print where it will be in the death notice. There may be some that can’t make the funeral service, or for whatever reason choose to only go to the wake. Notices can be put out in local newspapers but are also increasingly found online so that people who live further away have easy access to all the relevant information.
Venue will be the next thing that you will need to consider. Depending on how many people you are expecting, you may need to hire out a sizable venue to accommodate everyone. Many wakes happen in church halls, but they aren’t to everyone’s liking and so hotels and even pubs are also popular choices of venue. While numbers will help you to decide, knowing whether you are going to serve food or have any entertainment can also affect your venue choice. Wake receptions are now much more common as a way to celebrate a person’s life rather than mourning them. Depending on your needs, you are sure to be able to find a wake reception venue for hire in London that will suit the type of event you wish to hold.
This will all depend on preferences and family traditions. At some wake receptions, everyone provides food themselves, with attendees bringing plates of sandwiches and deserts for everyone to share. There are venues who won’t allow this however so it’s not as common if you are hosting outside of the home. Other wakes will provide food in a buffet style for people to grab and snack on while talking to the people they know. Still others organise a sit-down meal at the hotel they are hosting from. This is a more formal affair but also allows members of the family to say a few words and thank everyone for attending. If you are looking to serve food of any type, talk first with your venue. They may cater in-house which means that there’s one less thing for you to worry about. This is the best course of action if you require food. When looking for venues, enquire if they can also cater so you can go down this route.
The answer is yes. You can have anything that you feel is appropriate to have. This may be musicians, a slideshow of pictures, or even people taking to a mic and telling their favourite stories of the deceased. Anything is permitted. Many people now wish for their funeral to be a celebration of life, and so encourage entertainment and laughter. Depending on your culture, having a drink at a wake reception will also be part of this as a toast to the memory of the deceased. Wakes no longer need to be a sombre affair, and so if you feel that you would like songs to be played and stories shared, then you should go ahead and organise this entertainment. There may be some who are surprised, but everyone will soon get into the spirit of the event.
Other Ideas to Remember the Deceased
If you are looking to do something to memorialise the deceased at the funeral reception, then there are lots of ideas out there that allow the guests to get involved. These include having a memory jar, tree, or book where people can write down their favourite moments and things that they learnt from the person. This is a great memento for the family to have and seeing how loved their family member was can greatly help with the grieving process. If you are playing music, have a list of the deceased favourite songs as well. You can also decorate the venue with photographs of the person and items of special significance to them. This all can help to lift the mood and make the event once that is more focused on remembrance than on sorrow.
No matter what type of reception you go for, be it private or public, in a sports hall or in a hotel, it’s always going to be a difficult thing to have to organise. The main things to remember is to consider not what other people expect, but what you and other family members want from the day. Perhaps you’ve been left instructions from the deceased to follow? If this is the case, then honour them by following their final wishes and giving them the wake reception that they envisioned.
A wake reception is a celebration of life, where close friends and family of the deceased gather to pay their respects to their loved one. It is usually held after a funeral service and can be hosted in a wide range of venues. Ultimately it is the decision of the deceased’s loved ones to decide where they hold a wake. London has a whole host of venues that are able to host a wake reception.
The death of a loved one can be incredibly distressing. However, many people find great comfort in planning a wake in honour of their loved one. Although the planning process can be incredibly emotional, you should follow these steps when planning a wake reception: • Decide who to invite • Is the wake going to be private or public? • Choose a venue to host your wake • Organise food and drink • Share details of the wake with family and friends
Many people don’t realise that there is a distinct difference between a wake and a memorial. A wake is known as a funeral reception where close friends and family of the deceased gather together to pay their respects. On the other hand, a memorial is a service or statue dedicated to someone who died. Memorials also celebrate the life of the deceased, however this can be held at any time and at any location.
When organising a funeral wake, it's tradition to cater for the people attending the wake. This doesn’t mean that you need to cater for three course meals. Many people opt for a simple buffet that can be enjoy whilst people mingle with family and friends.
When it comes to catering for a funeral wake, it is important that you know how many people you are catering for. Before the wake, make sure you find out who is attending. This will not only allow you to cater for the correct number of people, but it will also ensure that you are able to find a suitable venue to hire.