Folklore is a superb live music venue and bar in the heart of Hoxton - 186 Hackney Rd. is an incredible corner spot with Shoreditch just 10mins walk, Hoxton overground less than 5 and bustling Columbia Rd. and Brick Lane a few paces away. Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar and candle-lit interior will have you instantly in love with the front bar, with a secret 100 capacity live music space in the back to keep guests dancing til late. Events are our pride and joy - our personable, friendly and experienced approach to private and promoted parties has seen hundreds of successful events take place under our roof. Birthdays, welcome homes, club nights, live music promotions, product & brand launches, fashion shows, film locations, showcases, screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle a lot! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
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
Warehouse style cocktail bar and rooftop hideaway in Hackney with huge windows and heated terrace that looks out onto the far-reaching views of the Capitals skyline. NT's is available for private hire Sunday-Thursday offering a range of bespoke services and venue features, including food, drink, entertainment and more to ensure you create the perfect event or party.
South West London
Tara Theatre is an awarding-winning gem available for venue hire in London. Just 10 minutes by Rail from Waterloo. Step through the Indian front door of our Edwardian terrace into a world of elegant fusion, providing a unique setting for any event. Theatre – plush seats, soaring ceilings and exposed brickwork combined with state-of-the-art technical facilities, perfect for private parties, launch events, conferences, weddings and receptions. Studio – an abundance of natural light and smooth oakwood floors, ideal for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, seminars and more. Foyer & Patio-Garden –a charming haven for parties and events with a café/bar.
The Bush Theatre is a unique venue in London. It is housed in a beautiful Victorian former library in Shepherds Bush. Situated across the road from Shepherds Bush Market underground station the venue has many multi-purpose spaces available to hire. Available for, corporate and conference meetings, rehearsal space, reading groups, Party celebrations and as a unique wedding venue in London. The whole building went through a 4.3 million pound refurbishment and re-opened its doors to the public in March 2017. The spaces are all wheelchair accessible with lift access.
Cutty Sark is one of the world's most famous and beautiful ships, the fastest and greatest of her time. Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, this monument to the glory days of sail traveled the world and survived the high seas. The ship boasts a spectacular riverside setting, with sweeping outlook across the Thames and to the city beyond. Entertaining at Cutty Sark is a truly exclusive experience, with four superb locations for evening events. The ship's gleaming copper-clad hull is suspended dramatically above the Dock - an awe inspiring event space ideal for receptions, dinners and product launches - accommodating 450 standing or 240 seated, while the 'Tween deck - where precious cargoes were once carried - also provides a unique space for intimate dinners. Enjoy sunset reception drinks for up to 100 on the weather deck with breath-taking views across London.
Please note: the space is available for private hire Sunday-Thursday (any time) and Friday-Saturday (daytime-9:30pm). If you’re looking for a hidden gem in the heart of London Bridge then look no further than Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine. Guests can enjoy our late license out on the terrace fully equipped with heated booths, Sonos system and cocktail bar topped off with a pretty special view of The Shard. Inside is a spacious mezzanine area with additional cocktail bar and seating area.
**Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stone's throw from the Seven Dials, The Stables is a purpose-built Event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and enclosed Courtyard** The Stables has 2 frontages; on Earlham Street and Shelton Street so your visitors will have superb visibility and access. The venue itself is 4,500Sq/Ft over two floors with an outside Courtyard (versatile space away from the hustle and bustle) but also allows delivery access for easy loading in and out with a total capacity of 380pax. With a blank canvas feel you can create any event around your brief, whether it is for a launch party or corporate event or exhibition it will be a space that can be transformed to wow your guests. The venue boasts in house, top of the range AV equipment, F&B facilities and parking/ loading bays.
Built by Britain’s finest boat builders, The Boathouse London boasts a modern interior and provides a fashionable option for those seeking an alternative to traditional hotels. Distinguished by its industrial style and Scandinavian finish this space is guaranteed to amaze. Despite functioning as an elegant hotel, the venue is also capable of hosting a range of other functions from weddings to film screenings. Take advantage of the chic interior and fashionable location to make your next event a memorable occasion.
Troxy first opened its doors in 1933 and ever since then our beautiful art deco building has played host to some of the capital’s most extraordinary events. Our adaptable spaces have been used for major music awards, live concerts, audiences with celebrities, TV shows, live sporting events, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, Christmas parties, conferences and exclusive film screenings. Our brilliant clients come to us not just for the unique vintage features but also our brave and flexible management team, who work tirelessly to make each occasion special. Our grand staircases welcome guests through the front door before they move through to the period interior with its illuminated art deco features, there’s a natural gravitas in the DNA of our building that modern venues cannot match. Troxy’s spaces can also be configured in many ways. Anything is possible, from dinner-and-dance occasions to events where brand exposure is key. Whatever your needs, there will always be a way to make your awards ceremony stand out.
Situated in the City of Westminster, Porchester Hall’s Grade II listed classic art deco design and understated elegance make it a sought-after venue for a variety of events. The grand entrance to the Hall is ideal for reception drinks and leads guests up the elegant staircase with its ornamental bronze and wrought iron banisters, striking marble walls and crystal chandelier. From the stairway, guests are led through to the Main Hall, which is the very essence of grandeur and opulence. Porchester Hall is ideal for weddings, charity galas, conferences, fashion shows, filming, boxing, banquets, exams, private parties, concerts and much more. The main hall’s grandeur and versatility have seen it play host to concerts from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd; broadcasts such as Beyoncé‘s ‘Black Is King’ and Monty Python’s ‘The meaning of Life’; as well as countless legendary parties. The Small Hall, Duchess of York Suite and the Blue Room are all ideal for smaller events, or as extensions and ancillaries to the Main Hall. Catering We work with a carefully selected group of caterers to provide you with a wonderful selection of menu choices to suit all cultures, tastes and budgets. For flexibility, we also offer a dry-hire option, along with corkage and cash bars. Suppliers We have a network of fantastic recommended partners, including photographers, DJs, entertainers, florists and AV, however our clients are welcome to use their own suppliers if preferred.
Spanned by a spectacular glass roof, the National Maritime Museum 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, with a capacity of up to 550 for dinner and 1000 standing. 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. The grounds offer the opportunity for larger outdoor evening events and our meeting rooms offer smaller group facilities in the daytime.
Maslow's Mortimer House is devoted to exceptional hospitality. Born of a desire to fulfil the modern need for synergy between the personal and professional, we create highly considered, all encompassing environments for a discerning community that wishes to both work and unwind in elevated, yet unpretentious style. Mortimer House is a full-service hybrid hospitality proposition in the heart of London that offers workspaces, member’s lounges, private offices, a public restaurant, event spaces, meeting rooms, a gym, yoga studio and a meditation room. The penthouse-style Loft & Gallery is on the sixth floor at Mortimer House, it’s a vibrant and flexible event space with natural light flooding in from large Crittall windows and comes fully equipped with a screen, projector and PA system. The Loft & Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception and up to 60 guests for a sit-down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can also accommodate up to 60 theatre style for a panel discussion. The capacity may vary according to set up requirements. This distinctive space features a private balcony for guests to enjoy until 9pm. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table and is located just off from the main restaurant dining area (Mortimer House Kitchen) and separated by décor curtains to make this beautiful space exclusive for your guests.
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.
Central London Rooftop with cocktail bar, a fantastic location for filming and corporate events. The rooftop has a indoor restaurant that can accommodate 100 guests seated as well as 6 heated cabins, each can be hired exclusively for a meeting or dinner for 6-8 guests. A fantastic space for corporate summer parties, the space can host up to 200 guests in total and benefits from an in-house PA system. Seasonal installation of our winter pods, offering private meeting and dining space for 8-10 guests.
QUEENS is a versatile events space. Based on the lower ground, we boast a main bowling alley, featuring 12 lanes, a private bowling alley with five lanes and a secluded bar space, as well as an ice rink with a capacity of 300. MEATliquor & QUEENS joined forces in 2017 and we have been having a blast ever since. The venue is home to the the main restaurant, the main bar and our completely private (also available for semi exclusive hire) is our SINbin.
It’s a wrap! That big project is done and dusted, you’ve hosted a successful festival, your product launch has gone well, and sales are soaring. Whatever the reason you’re breathing a sigh of relief, the next step is to celebrate. After all, no major project is ever the work of just one person, it’s a team effort. So, whether you’ve finished filming on your latest blockbuster, or you’ve gotten through a stakeholder meeting in one piece, it’s time to show those that work with you that you really appreciate all that they’ve done for you. If you’re looking to host a wrap party, we’re here to tell you how with these simple steps.
Step 1: Get Your Guestlist Together
In order to organise any event, you need to have a rough idea of how many people you expect to turn up. When it comes to a wrap party, you really need to invite everyone who has worked on the project, from the events manager, right down to the new intern. Leave no one out, because they’ve all contributed. This will show that you really appreciate every single person on the team, and you’ll end up with a happy workforce that feels validated. With this in mind, estimate your guestlist. You might end up with more people than you think once you’ve added everyone up! Of course, not everyone will be able to make the party, but you still need to ask. Are you also inviting people’s partners along or is this to be an employee only event? Once you have some numbers, you’ll be able to start planning in earnest.
Step 2: Sort Out Your Budget
Once you have your guestlist together, you’ll then need to figure out how much money you have to spend on this party. Keep in mind how many people there are – particularly if you are hoping to serve a meal to them. Without a set budget, you might find yourself falling short on some of the important things, and so your party of celebration can end up being something of a disaster. If you don’t have the money for a sit-down meal, then don’t worry. Something simple like a buffet or even pizza will do just as well. The main thing is knowing exactly how much you have to spend and getting rough estimates on what everything will cost before putting and deposits down.
Step 3: Find a Venue
There’s no party without a place to hold it, which is why finding the perfect venue should be the first item that you look for when organising a wrap party. Not only does in need to fit everyone, you’ll also need to consider at this stage what type of catering you are looking for. Many venues will provide their own in house, but if you aren’t going for a meal, then this gives you even more options to choose from. Think about the people that you are inviting and the type of party that you envisage having. Is it going to be something casual, or do you expect everyone to be up on the dancefloor partying the night away? Being able to judge your employees’ expectations will help you to find the venue that suits their style. With so many different wrap party venues for hire in London, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Step 4: Make Sure Everyone Knows
There’s no point in telling your employees the week before about the party. Chances are that they’ll already have plans, and you’ll have an empty venue. Even before the project is finished, you should have the date of the party set and a deposit down on the venue. Knowing that they have a reward coming up will encourage everyone to work that little bit harder in order to get there within the deadline. Make sure as well that everyone understands just how important this party is. After all, it’s a chance for everyone to give themselves a pat on the back and say well done, you’ve done a good job. Ensure that email reminders go out at certain times and that staff RSVP their attendance, so you are able to get a final headcount. Emphasise that it’s a chance to relax as well, not a meeting in disguise.
Step 5: Celebrate Your Achievement
The whole point of a wrap party is to celebrate reaching a milestone. Maybe it’s just getting through another year of business, but whatever the reason, now is the time to single people out and recognise their contributions. You can have a miniature awards ceremony and present all the good things you’ve achieved and those who have helped you to do so. It’s also a chance to look forward to the next big project and what that will bring to the group surrounding you. Don’t be shy about giving out prizes and rewarding your employees with gifts or an extra day off in recognition of all their hard work. Just remember, don’t let your presentations go on for too long. While everyone will find it entertaining at the beginning, they’ll want to be able to relax, and they’ll only really be able to do that when there’s no one trying to give a speech.
A wrap party is the chance for everyone to let off a little steam after working hard for months on end. Organising it might be your job but remember to enjoy yourself when you’re there. While the night might be about employee recognition, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy yourself at the same time. It is a party after all! So, get those dancing shoes on, dress up in your finest, and have a little fun with your work colleagues before you all get started on the next big project on the horizon.
Wrap parties are held to celebrate the end of a project, such as a movie, drama, theatre production, fashion event, photography shoot, product launch or even a corporate celebration. Designed to celebrate and signify all of the hard work that has been put into a wide range of different projects, wrap parties can be held at lots of different venues. And, as London is renowned for its world-famous entertainment sector, it should come as no surprise that the capital is no stranger to hosting intimate and elaborate wrap parties.
So, what is a wrap party venue? A wrap party venue is any venue that is equipped to accommodate the needs of your wrap party. London has a whole host of modern and traditional wrap party venues that will add a new and exciting dimension to any wrap party itinerary! From unusual and quirky offerings nestled away in the heart of trendy East London, through to stylish and modern venues in Central London, London’s world-famous skyline is home to a whole host of iconic venues, meaning you’re sure to find the perfect one for your wrap party. So, if you are looking for something a little bit different that will ensure your wrap party stands out from the crowd, take a look and let your imagination run wild – London is your oyster!
A whole host of different components go into making a great wrap party, including the following - make sure you take note! • Does it meet your budget? • A good location • Excellent transport links nearby • An inviting ambience and mood • Access to the latest technology • Flexibility to decorate the venue as you see fit • The perfect capacity and size for your event • Parking • Perfect acoustics and sound You should take all of the components above into account when searching for the perfect venue for your wrap party.
London is no stranger to hosting some of the world’s best events and, with an abundance of world class venues at your fingertips, it certainly won’t disappoint. • London is one of the world’s most connected cities • Enjoy a whole host of iconic attractions at your fingertips • Tuck into world class cuisine • Make invaluable connections • Enjoy a nightlife scene like no other
Many people wonder what goes on at a wrap party. It’s an event where those who have been involved in making a film, TV show, theatre production or any other event meet to celebrate all of their hard work. You’ve heard the phrase “It’s a wrap,” right? Well a wrap party is cast and crew celebrating the end of project.