A unique and flexible events space, with dramatic features thought to be the original design of Sir Christopher Wren. The space has a 200 seat events space and private dining room. Perfect for wine tastings, dinners, conferences, team building events, weddings or parties in London. Wine is made approachable, connecting maker to drinker. Wine is imported directly from sustainable, independent vineyards.
Located in the heart of trendy Portobello Rd Market, Westbank Space is the last blank canvas space the area has to offer only minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station. Boasting beautiful botanical views and a lovely balcony over looking the market, this location offers both indoor and outdoor space for hire. Westbank Space prides itself in it's flexibility and ability to cater for any needs whether hosting a celebration or a corporate event.
A versatile and modern venue for any special event from 5 to 500 guests. Our onsite catering and events specialists, Sliced Events, can cater for your personal requirements from stylish weddings, intimate dinners, private parties, corporate functions, conferences, examinations and more. We have four newly refurbished event spaces available for hire.
A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden offers a unique lifestyle destination in the heart of central London. Two restaurants, a delicatessen, florist and lifestyle shop are all united by Floral Court, offering a variety of opportunities to suit any occasion. The Petersham is an opulent setting for any event. Sweeping windows, Genoese chandeliers and a private terrace, perfect for a drinks reception or grand entrance. With moveable furniture and a creative team, the space is versatile and an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Take ove the full venue and enjoy drinks in the private dining space and garden, before pulling back the curtains to reveal the beautiful main dining room where long banqueting tables will be dressed for your feast. During dining, the private dining room can be transformed once more to provide the perfect space for dancing the night away. Ideal for a wedding reception to follow a choice of licensed ceremony spaces across the site or any style of celebration. Groups of 12-36 seated and 40 to stand can enjoy the beautiful private dining room, within the main restaurant. Made private by heavy curtains, your guests will be welcomed through their own terrace entrance. The room is drenched in light, with floor to ceiling windows and garden doors which open onto to Floral Court.
The Wellington club offers multiple spaces on two floors. Depending on the size of your event, you can choose to book the entire venue, a private dining room, the entire restaurant, the club space or the cigar tasting room. Available for day and evening hire, we are perfect for corporate parties, product launches, cocktail masterclasses and private events.
The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, BBQs, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
The Pickled Hen is a modern take on the great British gastro pub, serving locally sourced honest food. Join us for an exclusively unique experience in our gastro pub for drinks, dinner and more. Book exclusively the pub or our private dining section, The Den, for your drink’s reception and private events. Our team will tailor a bespoke experience you’re sure to love.
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.
Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique festival and glamping venue just an hour from London in Essex offering delicious hog roasts, pizza ovens, real ale and outdoor team building activities
Clarette is a modern Restaurant and Wine Bar that offers an extensive wine list. It is a destination for wine lovers to savor and explore wine in a relaxed and modern setting, accompanied by refined inspired contemporary European cuisine. Clarette is an independant restaurant owned by restauranteur Natsuko Perromat Du Marais and Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos, of the family behind the prestigious first growth wine estate, Château Margaux. The wine list, led by Head Sommelier, Natalia Kozlowska, includes countless exceptional wines by the bottle, and served by the glass including an immense Coravin range, making fine wines available to everyone. With this family connection to Château Margaux it is inevitable that Clarette boasts the biggest selection of Château Margaux wines in London, sourced directly from the Château and in pristine condition. The Dining Room on the first floor is secluded and intimate with its cozy surroundings featuring a delightful curtained off room - "The Red Room", a private bar and lots of seating for 34 seated or 50 standing. Previous private dinners and press events at Clarette include Chanel, Tag Heuer, Hermès, Paul Smith, LVMH Moët Hennessy, Château Margaux & The Ritz Paris.
Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for both daytime and evening events. With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop which can be tailored to any event brief. This network of four elegant 18th century spaces can be adapted for press days, fashion events, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tastings and exhibitions. Included in the hire are two private balconies for your guests to enjoy. Whether you prefer to watch the sunset across the River Thames from the south-facing balcony or marvel at our sensational fountains from the north-facing balcony, the Portico Rooms are a truly stunning venue for your event. The Portico Rooms is connected to the Navy Board Rooms, and you can hire the two venues in tandem for larger bookings. Steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, the Navy Board Rooms are an impressive suite of rooms with a distinctive sense of charm and heritage. Climbing the grand, sweeping Nelson Staircase is an experience, as each flight is a one-off architectural work of art. Entering the main space, marble fireplaces and wooden floors create a grand atmosphere with large sash windows offering panoramic views across the River Thames. Originally home to the Navy Board, overseeing British naval affairs as the country set about building an empire., the Navy Board Rooms are now a hugely popular venue for meetings, conferences, receptions, intimate dinners, and press days.
203 Blackfriars Road Venue Hire 203 Blackfriars Road is a versatile, well equipped events venue superbly located in Southwark, central London that can be hired at a competitive rate. We are in the heart of Southwark, a popular area which benefits from excellent transport links to both the City of London and the West End. What we offer Our large, flexible rooms have a capacity of up to 90 people and are ideal for hosting a range of conferences and events. We also offer smaller rooms for more intimate meetings and seminars. All rooms are equipped with audiovisual (AV) facilities and free WIFI. Video conferencing and live streaming to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and client websites can be provided by our highly qualified AV team. Catering options are also available, including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a wine reception. The building is wheelchair accessible. Rooms A and C combined: 90 people (cinema or theater), 40 people (roundtable and cabaret), Room A: 50 people (theater), 30 people (roundtable) Room C: 16 people (roundtable), 25 (theater) For more information and to receive a quote, including for catering and AV facilities, please contact us.
*Please note - the venue will be going through renovations in December 2019 and January 2020 to return to a blank canvas ARCH 29 offers contemporary and innovative space for events. With 2,840 sq. feet spread across the ground and mezzanine floor, the arch is perfect for a wide range of functions such as product launch,talks, screenings, corporate events and more. The venue is available for Dry Hire and provided without any extra features – This is a great option for organisers who want a fabulous location while controlling every aspect of their event from business to catering. The Venue is centrally located with great transport links from Southwark station, Waterloo station, London bridge, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle. Total capacity for the venue cannot exceed 150. Total capacity standing: 75 (ground floor) / 75 (mezzanine) Total capacity seated: Theatre 50 / Cabaret 40 (mezzanine) Theatre 50 / Cabaret 40 (ground floor) Late events: Evening events must conclude by 11pm Monday -Saturday and by 10pm on Sundays due to residential properties in the vicinity
The White Collar Factory is a striking new 15-floor building near Old Street roundabout, with an incredible roof terrace and views across London. This contemporary space makes the most of lots of natural light, with a large lounge perfect for product launches and presentations with capacity for up to 350 people. For a really show-stopping setting, the rooftop terrace has indoor and outdoor space for up to 120 people standing, with a bar, views over all of London and a running track – plus this is a pretty exclusive space, with hire only available four times a year. In addition to the two event spaces, this venue has 8 meeting rooms ranging in size from 4-30 people.
Centrally located, IET London: Savoy Place offers state-of-the-art AV facilities, innovative catering and spectacular views over the River Thames. An unrivalled roof terrace with 180° views across the iconic London skyline is just one of Savoy Place’s 18 versatile event spaces. All spaces are geared up to support technology-driven events, with advanced digital fibre-optic and Ethernet embedded throughout the building. Savoy Place is well placed to meet any tech requirements; including being able to stream content from any room to any other room in the building, live broadcasts, worldwide streaming and much more. With a 500 MB bandwidth, Savoy Place has no problem supporting multiple devices simultaneously to the Wi-Fi during an event, offering up to 2 GB capacity to delegates. Savoy Place's state-of-the-art technology does not stop there. The latest addition is a 7-metre ultra-wide Infinity Gain screen in the main lecture theatre, boasting 5.1 surround-sound – the equivalent to being in a cinema! Live streaming from events, an increased lecture theatre capacity by linking the two auditoriums together, and the dedicated, in-house technicians are amongst the list of things that make Savoy Place such a tech-friendly venue, allowing you to add that WOW factor to your events.
Noho Studios is the West End’s most versatile blank canvas events and exhibition space. Perfect for product launches, pop ups, photo shoots, dinners, exhibitions, screenings, receptions and presentations. Only a two minute walk from Oxford Circus, Noho Studios offers a shop window space and fully brandable frontage with direct access into 2,800 sq/ft of event space with high ceilings, characterful white brick arches and white walls that can be tailored to suit any type of function or event.
So, you want to have a wine tasting for your group? Whether it’s a corporate night out, or a night with friends, a wine tasting is a unique experience that almost everyone can enjoy. If you are looking for something new for an evening’s entertainment, then a wine tasting is certainly the way to go. It’s not a difficult event to host, but there are some rules that you should follow in order to get everything just right. That’s why we’ve got some top tips for you to follow to make your wine tasting one to remember.
Pick a Suitable Venue
If you want to host the wine tasting at home, make sure that you have enough room to do so. Depending on the size of the group, it can easily get uncomfortable, and elbows and wine glasses just don’t mix! Everyone should have plenty of room to relax while still being able to discuss the virtues of the different wines that they are tasting. Hiring out a venue is worthwhile, especially if it’s for a corporate group. This provides you with a lot more options on what to do with your night and takes a certain amount of pressure off you as the host of it. There are a wide variety of wine tasting venues for hire in London, so finding one that is easy to travel to for you and your group shouldn’t be an issue. If they have hosted these types of events before, they’ll even be able to provide you with their own set of top tips.
Consider Hiring a Sommelier
While you might know your wines inside out, hosting a wine tasting evening is another matter entirely. You’ll also probably want to enjoy yourself alongside your group, which you won’t be able to do if you are the one that has to serve them everything, answer all of their questions, and explain each wine to them. This is where a sommelier comes in. They know what they are talking about when it comes to wine and will be able to guide your guests through each glass in a professional manner that leaves you the room to enjoy yourself. If you are hiring a wine tasting venue, they may even be able to recommend someone to you that they have successfully worked with before.
Choose a Theme
Every wine tasting needs to have some sort of theme to link all the wines together, otherwise they are just disparate wines that don’t leave any room for a narrative that your guests can be taken through as you explore and compare them. Type of themes can be as simple as ‘The Wines of France’ or ‘Key Varieties of Grape in Winemaking’. If your event is for a special birthday for example, the wines can take their cue from the theme of that event. Whatever it is, having a theme will help your guests to understand the explanations surrounding each wine, and they’ll be able to easily compare them when they have the stories and providence of each glass.
Choose Your Wines
Once you have your theme, it’s now time to choose your wines! If you are hiring a sommelier, they will be able to help suggest some for you and will be able to tell you where the best place is to buy them. Supermarkets are generally quite overpriced for the quality you receive, so if your sommelier can point you in the direction of a good wine store then you should take their advice. One bottle of wine will give you enough for twelve people to have a taste, and you should have eight to ten wines on the menu. Reds are generally more popular, so consider six or seven of those and three or four whites. You can even have a dessert wine or port to round the evening off. Wines should be tasted two at a time so that they can be compared, and don’t forget to have pouring buckets for any unfinished samples. Don’t encourage your guests to drink it all!
Consider a Food Pairing
If you really want your wine tasting to be a night of decadence, then why not consider having a food pairing with each wine or each duo of wines? Many wines are designed to be taken with food, and so things such as cheese, chocolate and a charcuterie board can enhance the flavours, give a better feel for the wine’s providence, and keep those hunger pangs at bay! If you are having a sweet wine, this is also the perfect time to serve a dessert. Having a food paring with your wine tasting will really elevate the evening into something special and your venue might be able to help you to arrange this, particularly if they have hosted similar nights in the past. Again, if you are hiring a sommelier, you should defer to their knowledge on the best type of pairings to have.
Think About Your Set-Up
When hosting a wine tasting, how your evening is set up is just as important as the wine you serve. Is it going to be a very formal evening or a more casual affair? Will guests all have their set places, or will they wander from station to station? Things to remember when it comes to set up include having two glasses per person set out. As well as the pouring buckets for any leftover wine, you need to ensure that the white wine is chilled in ice. Some wine tastings even provide sparkling wine as a welcome drink so you will need to make sure you have the right glasses for this as well.
A wine tasting is always a fun event, no matter how you decide to do it. Once you’ve chosen the perfect venue, the rest of the evening should fall into place. Don’t be afraid to go for the high-quality wines when choosing your selection as everyone will love tasting something decadent.