Originally a barrel-vaulted bargehouse linked directly to the Thames, the are now our most modern and adaptable events space. Spread over the ground floor and mezzanine level of the South Wing, this network of rooms have been reinvented as home to Somerset House’s most celebrated exhibitions and hosts annual exhibitions such as Photo London and the London Design Festival, as well as one-off shows curated by Somerset House’s in-house team. The is one of our more exclusive spaces, rarely available for private hire, when available the mezzanine level is an impressive space for large-scale dinners and receptions, while the whole of the Galleries offers a spectacular space for press days and conferences. Its dramatic steel and glass feature staircases, hardstone flooring and bright walls introduce a contemporary and urban element to this historic space. Offering the flexibility of a blank canvas space, the can be transformed and are also the perfect backdrop for catwalk show and fashion presentations.
An immersive 5,000-square-foot club-bar and street food diner concept, that offers a variety of environments including private rooms and a karaoke lounge. The venue has the capacity to accomodate up to 360 guests, so more than ideal to organize any type of private event.
Set in a modern, glass-fronted building, the Paternoster sits right next to St Paul's Cathedral, providing the perfect metaphor for London today: the modern juxtaposed against the traditional. This theme continues inside, the Paternoster is set in a bright, airy, open plan space, but still retains the traditional values that encapsulate the British pub.
Looking for the perfect, intimate venue in the heart of central London to hold your next high-end event? Look no further than London’s most prestigious townhouse. Featuring stunning and luxurious interiors, this is the ideal choice for those wishing to run an event in a venue which oozes class, elegance and atmosphere! Our expert events team can help you create your bespoke event. From intimate dinners to small meetings, receptions and talent after parties, the team are on hand to help make your event a true success.
Based in an iconic building with a rich history, Battersea Arts Centre is a unique venue with a number of flexible spaces for events of all sizes. With an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair, the venue provides everything you need to make your event last long in the memory. Battersea Arts Centre hosts a wide variety of events; from weddings, award ceremonies, parties, location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Event Seating: 600 Cabaret: 500 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Event Seating: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
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.
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
Conway Hall opened in 1929 and named in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway, anti-slavery advocate, outspoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. The venue is Grade 2 listed and offers hirers various event spaces, especially the Main Hall with its highly-regarded acoustics. The venue is unique for providing a central London location and a building with character, steeped in history, combined with cutting-edge AV facilities. Owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a charity, the building is famous for being the birthplace of humanism, as well as hosting the longest run of classical concerts in the UK (which started in 1880 at the Society’s previous site), jazz concerts in the 1930s, a rare UK appearance from Muddy Waters and gigs by Crass and The Cure in 1970s, as well as many other concerts, including James Blake and La Roux, and events of all kinds since. Today, Conway Hall is a popular, accessible, venue for location filming, conferences, presentations, concerts, talks, fashion shows, weddings, awards ceremonies and brand activations. Previous clients include: BBC • Yamaha • Netflix • Evening Standard • Snowline Media • Ted Baker Penguin Books • Bloomsbury Festival • Guardian Live • Tate • EMAP
41 Portland place is located in the heart of Marylebone, close to Regent’s Park & Oxford Circus. Our unique central London venue is an elegant Grade II* listed townhouse, rich in Georgian architecture with many historic features symbolic of the period. We provide event spaces that seamlessly combine traditional features with contemporary facilities and state of the art AV to ensure a successful event in beautiful surroundings. Perfect for conferences, press & product launches, dinners & receptions, parties, weddings and filming.
This eclectic venue features custom lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, a full bar and state-of-the-art sound system, making it ideal for receptions, film screenings, high end dinners, drinks receptions, corporate meetings, fashion shows, product launches and play backs. Room hire from £1,500 with a minimum spend of £5,000 in Food and Beverage No private birthday parties under the age of 25
Venue Video Profile Banking Hall is a venue that has been designed to impress. Surrounded by towering marble columns and stunning Art Deco décor, you can host your event with a touch of glamour in an excellent location. Banking Hall straddles Cornhill and Lombard Street, overlooking the Bank of England. The space is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate your needs – whether for a dinner, standing reception, wedding banquet, conference or exhibition for up to 800 guests.
Situated on the first floor of a Grade II Listed warehouse in close proximity to London Bridge Station. Available for events, meetings, photoshoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for events both corporate and otherwise. In addition to numerous areas of soft seating there is a 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets. Weddings 2021 Based in the heart of London Bridge, a stone’s throw from Borough Market, Menier Venues is a versatile collection of wedding venues and meetings and event spaces - beautifully designed with spectacular views that are set to impress for any occasion. Taking away the stresses for the many couples who have to re-plan after tweaking, changing, postponing and downsizing their weddings this last year, Menier Venues is launching intimate, safe, and most importantly stress-free wedding receptions in its most popular spaces: the Menier Penthouse and the Menier Lounge. This chic venue collection in the heart of London Bridge perfectly lends itself to an intimate and stylish soiree in the City. Ideal for couples keen to tie the knot this year without breaking the bank or losing yet another sleepless night, our reception package is a one stop shop: you tell us the date and the best bit? As much or as little as you want of the organising is taken care of — bonus! We’re talking cake, flowers, brunch or dinner, drinks, entertainment, all curated and included in the package price or as optional extras. Promising to be the easiest wedding reception anyone has ever had to plan; our wedding reception package comes as a direct response to the pandemic and the restrictions couples who are eager to plan their big day now face. Our packages offer you and your guests a memorable ‘big day’ experience with all the traditional touchpoints of a wedding reception noted and organised in our signature Menier Venues style. We are proud to be a Covid Secure venue, acredited by Hirespace Safer Venues, enabling us to create these packages with your safety in mind. Contact us for more information.
Tucked away on the first floor of iconic south London local, the Landor Pub, you'll find a stylish, versatile venue-for-hire. Conveniently located in Clapham North, Landor Space is a modern, flexible function area perfect for businesses and organisations in need of a bit of extra space - day or night. Our multi-purpose theatre and studio space can accommodate all sorts of events: - Corporate events: workshops, brainstorming, team building, Private events: small weddings, birthday etc.. intimate music, cabaret, theatre, movie screenings venue Oh, and just in case, we've also included a bar…
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.
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.
Specialising in handmade liquor, Portobello Star Signature Cocktails are made using the team's own in-house spirit infusions. The Portobello Star is also becoming a sought-after destination for private apartment, offering organisers the opportunity to host an intimate party without worrying about any of the cleaning up after! A favourite for celebrations and industry launches, the apartment party is an on-trend option for hosting high-end events in stylish surroundings while serving superior food and drinks to your guests. All our spaces are available to hire both daytime and evening.
With climate change the way it is, and plastic pollution getting worse every year, everyone is trying to do their bit to reduce waste where they can. But when it comes to planning a wedding, how on earth are you meant to do that and still have the day that you’ve been dreaming of? The answer is that no wedding will ever be 100% eco-friendly, but like with all big events, there are things that you can do to lower the environmental impact of your big day. Some of these ideas might not be feasible for you, but others are much easier than you might think at first and might even help your budget a little.
If you are looking for a wedding that is more sustainable, the first thing that you’ll need to do is talk to your reception venue. You’ll be surprised at just how accommodating some venues can be. This is especially important if your venue offers catering as well. One way to have an eco-friendlier wedding is by ensuring that all the food provided is locally sourced. If you are keen to have a wedding that is as environmentally friendly as possible, why not have your reception out of doors? If you have it start earlier in the day, you’ll be making the most of the daylight and saving on electricity. Venues have lots of different ways that they do their bit to reduce waste, so don’t be afraid to ask them. There are hundreds of wedding reception venues for hire in London, so you’re sure to find the one that meets your needs.
We’ve already mentioned about endeavouring to get your food from locally sourced suppliers, but what about your flowers? Depending on the time of year that your wedding is taking place, many flowers may have been imported from abroad, or grown in artificial environments in order to make them bloom out of season. We also have a love for more exotic flowers that would never naturally grow here. In order to reduce the environmental impact of your flowers, contact a local supplier who grows native blooms in season. Not only will you have flowers that are unique, you’ll also be doing your bit to support local businesses.
Your invites are another way that you can cut down on waste and save some money in the process. Save the Dates are a must these days, but they are still a modern idea. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of sending them all out, then why not send a bespoke email to all your nearest and dearest instead? You’ll be sure to know that they got it from all the replies that will come flooding in, and it will save on paper as well! For those family and friends that still have difficulties with the internet, why not give them a call and let them know the date? They are sure to appreciate it and they can get it into the calendar right away. When it comes to the invites proper, you can still post physical ones! After all, they make great mementos. Just plan carefully the material that you are using. They don’t have to be big, as many couples have detailed information on a wedding website. You can even get ones made from recycled paper, which is definitely doing your bit for the environment. When it comes to RSVPs, this is where your website comes in again. Asking everyone to detail dietary requirements (and so on) online will help you keep organised and save everyone posting responses. Simple!
If you are looking your décor to be sustainable, the best way to do this is to think reusable. There’s no need to buy centrepieces that are going to be thrown straight in the bin afterwards, you want something that can be used again. One great idea for this is books. You can choose your favourites and stack them for a literary theme and even give them out as favours at the end! Or you can head to your nearest charity shops and pick out some older volumes that need to be reused. Another great idea for centrepieces that turn into favours is to use plants such as succulents in individual pots. Have a sign saying, ‘take me’ and all your guests will be in love. If you do decide you want something else, check online for people that are selling the centrepieces from their weddings, and don’t forget to do the same after yours!
Having a sustainable wedding means reusing items as much as possible. If you can grab some bargains on décor that others are selling after their wedding, even better! One trend has even seen wedding dresses being sold on to the next bride interested. And why not? After all, once a dress is dry-cleaned, it will look good as new. This is also a great idea if you have your heart set on a certain dress, but it’s from a couple of seasons ago. In this case, buying second-hand might be the only way to go! The same thing applies to suits. Many already go down the route of hiring a wedding suit as it’s unlikely to be worn again. Not only does this save money, but it’s a sustainable way of shopping as well.
If you’re environmentally conscious, then planning a wedding can cause a panic. Yet there are lots of things that you can do to ensure that your wedding is an eco-friendly day. Not only that, but it will also make your wedding reception truly unique and encourage other vendors that being sustainable is what today’s brides and grooms are looking for when organising their weddings.