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REF: 1356

Hackney Central , E8

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Shop by day and bar by night, Paper Dress transforms from vintage boutique to flexible event space within a matter of minutes.

Located in the heart of trendy Hackney, opposite Hackney Central station, we're spread over 2 levels with a unique event space upstairs suitable for live music, art events, corporate events and private parties, a downstairs cocktail bar and a seating area and spacious garden area. We also have a second space next door which is in use as a yoga studio during the day and which we regularly use for private events.

Monday to Thursday, Paper Dress is perfect to organise a unique office party or away day, small product launches and fashion shows. The outdoor area makes Summer parties a success and is a private smoking area for Christmas parties and winter events.

During the weekend, our availability is limited by our popular club nights and music events. You can choose to join the fun - ideal for birthday parties, bridal showers and other celebrations – or exclusively book our separate studio next door, suitable for groups of up to 60 people. The studio is also recommended for Yoga classes or other fitness activities for up to 30 people.

"It feels a bit like stumbling into the house party of someone with an exceptionally curated wardrobe. Nestled on the corner of Mare Street, it still has the aura of an in-the-know secret" (Time Out London)

Whole Venue Capacity +
  • Venue capacity icon Theatre: 50
  • Venue capacity icon Cabaret: 30
  • Venue capacity icon Standing: 180
  • Venue capacity icon Dining: 20
Features & Restrictions +


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    Allow external caterers
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    Tables & Chairs
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    Venue can provide alcohol
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    Wet Hire
  • Approved caterers only
  • Can provide Halal
  • Can provide Kosher
  • Dry Hire
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Inhouse caterers available
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Tableware & Crockery
  • Vegan Friendly

Allowed Events

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    21st Birthday Parties
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    Loud Music
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    Open past 12am
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • Child friendly
  • Ticketed Events


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    Alcohol License
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    Late License
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    Temporary event notices (TENs) available
  • BYOB
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Full wedding license
  • Noise restrictions

Venue Specs

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    Air Conditioning
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    Outside area
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    Rain friendly
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    Smoking area
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  • Accommodation
  • Breakout rooms
  • Cloakroom
  • Dog friendly
  • Early access
  • Elevator
  • Goods lift
  • Loading bay
  • Parking Facilities
  • Ramps
  • Separate Entrance
  • Wheelchair access
  • Whiteboards/ flipcharts


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    Bring your own DJ
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  • AV equipment
  • Hearing loop
  • High Speed Fibre Optic
  • Hybrid Events
  • Live Streaming
  • On-site technician
  • PA System
  • Screens / Projector
  • Sky Sports
  • Stage
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Recording
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