The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international renown bordering the River Thames in Fulham in 42 acres of magnificent grounds. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs, it retains quintessential English traditions and heritage, while providing modern facilities and services for all of its guests. Whether you are looking to host an intimate event or a glamorous gala dinner for up to 1,200 guests, The Hurlingham Club is well practiced in hosting events for a huge variety of clients including conferences, charity balls, summer parties, corporate events, weddings, social events and more.
Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
The Old Parish Hall is a large, blank canvas space perfect for your next event, whether it’s for a photo shoot, a wedding, corporate event, private party or gallery showing. Re-launched in August 2017, this former Edwardian parish hall has been restored to its former beauty and character. Located in Hackney in East London it is a unique venue in London. * Huge 220 sq metre event space * 6m high barrel-vaulted ceiling with excellent natural light * Supporting reception area with professional kitchen * Wheelchair accessible with lift and ramp * Available for day & evening hire We are a charitable initiative whose aim is to make osteopathy accessible to all. We provide osteopathy on a pay-what-you-can basis, to help those that cannot. We also offer our patients low-cost wellness classes as part of our bid to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. All other activities within, such as weddings, photo shoots and event hire, help to fund our charity.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
Located in the majestic Victoria House overlooking Bloomsbury Square, just a moment’s walk from London’s West End and in close proximity to the City, our venue offers three diverse and versatile event spaces; The Ballroom Rose Bar Long Bar all connecting and suitable to comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests in reception style. We can host a wide range of events in our flexible spaces which are all adorned in opulent Art Deco theming that lend themselves to an atmospheric occasion. Ideal for corporate parties, award ceremonies, weddings, product launches and live music events, nothing is impossible thanks to our professional in-house events team. Our own in-built Audio and Visual equipment, stage and back of house dressing rooms are also available for your event with the added option to choose from two alternative entrances. We are also able to offer catering in-house or a choice from one of our selected external suppliers who work regularly with us. Home also to The London Cabaret Club, we are also able to source a wide range of entertainment packages to enhance your event. Speak with our expert events team who will be able to bring your vision to reality.
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 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.
Looking to plan an unforgettable private event? Look no further than our team, who specialize in combining the best eat, drink, and play experiences for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a drinks reception, conference, meeting, or experiential brand activation, we have unique spaces and expert planners on hand to make your event truly amazing. Our multifaceted venue is suitable for both small corporate events to full venue takeovers for up to 2500 guests, giving you exclusive access to Pop Golf VR experience and Axe throwing activities for a truly unique event. But that's not all - we also offer a variety of curated street food stalls serving cuisines from around the world to cater to all tastes. Choose us for your next private event and let us help you create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
This newly refurbished Art Deco space is available to dry hire for a variety of different events. The room supports theatre, cabaret, board and committee room layout styles. The room has an adjoining reception area and ticket booth with private entrance, with a small food preparation kitchen for bar refreshments and a space for setting up a cloak room, with nearby gents, ladies and inclusive toilets.There is also a larger food preparation kitchen opposite the hall accessible for caterers. Furniture: 20 rectangular folding (seat 6-8) / 20 circular folding (seat 8-10) / 250 chairs. Accessibility: Level entrance from Acre Lane. Fixed induction loop included. Accessible toilet. There is a new large 3 x 3 60" Display Video Wall (4008mm x 2263mm) available on the stage wall in the hall for customers to use for presentation. Recently installed on the 7 October. The hall also has free guest Wi-Fi available to use. In addition to the Assembly Hall you can also bolt on hiring the Courtyard during summers month for a guests reception on Friday & Saturdays from 5pm until 9pm only.
One of the most architecturally astounding and unique spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse and is the perfect setting for large scale dinners, tech conferences, product launches and awards ceremonies. An impressive blank canvas, the iconic Main Space includes a lighting rig, sound system and staging if required. What our clients think; ITV - "Stunning - the perfect backdrop for hospitality" Q Awards - "The Roundhouse team were an absolute pleasure to work with" A fully versatile space with incredible lighting and AV provision as standard with flexible loading options suitable for the automotive industry. Our iconic main space is available for corporate hire for twenty-four hour periods running from 10am to 10am for a dry-hire fee, price on application, including the following equipment and services: - Main Space hire including Circle Balcony (fits up to 850 on round tables) - Full use of Torquil’s Bar and Terrace and Circle Bar - 24 hour housekeeping - 4 x Dressing Rooms and Production Office - Lighting Package and Sound Package (equivalent value in excess of £20k) - Technical support from our highly experienced in-house production team - Water and power supply - Service yard with ground level loading bay - Dedicated In-House Event Manager - Duty Manager during event hours - Medic during event hours - Marquee Kitchen Facilities Other costs to consider are: Catering, Bar, Production and Staffing.
A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum displays are housed within the engine house, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The adjacent 15-meter deep tunnel shaft is Grade II* listed and is available for fashion shows, film shoots and commercials. Make your Event an unforgettable experience with fire pits and artisan drinks in our beautiful Rooftop Garden! We have worked with Midnight Apothecary to create some catering packages, please get in touch for prices. The drinks menu is seasonal and constantly evolving. Inspired by and created from plants grown in our garden or foraged close by, the house-made infusions create an aromatic and bitter forward menu high on organic and local, low on refined sugar.
Old Street's bespoke venue; Interior design, bright, exposed brick, big windows, high quality sound system, central, breakout rooms, commando sockets for photography, high speed internet. As well as dry hire, we can also create a fully bespoke service for your event - everything can be arranged internally such as catering, barista coffee, professional photographer, event staff, sound technician, etc on request. About the venue: We have currently 3 available studios and a smaller library room, 2000sq ft in total. All studios can be booked individually or if necessity arises as a package as they are all situated in the same building floor. Our vision for was to create a beautiful, well-designed space. A perfect blank canvas for any project, creativity expression or meeting. The spaces are used for meetings, workshops, content creation, co-working, photo and video shoots. All of our studios are self-contained (WC and kitchen available) with door code access to facilitate the client's use and autonomy. At Chocolate Studios we believe in inclusivity so we made sure at least one of our studios can welcome anyone with a mobility disability. The white studio is fully accessible, we have ramps and an accessible bathroom. Please note we do not host private events, parties or celebrations due to the fact we are situated within a residential building.
Located in Central London, a short walk from Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus, Mall Galleries is an iconic venue spread over 450sqm of dedicated events and exhibition space, providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue is suitable for events ranging from intimate private dining, product launches, fashion shows, award ceremonies, press nights, corporate hire, special occasions, and so forth. With a capacity of 350 standing, you can either immerse your guests in a breathtaking display of curated visual art as the backdrop to your event or, we offer the opportunity to dry hire the venue, allowing you the flexibility to curate and produce an event to your own specifications. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, efficient and supportive experience to our clients to ensure they have a successful event with us at Mall Galleries.
Embodying all the elegance and grace of the Edwardian era, this period venue exhibits immense light and sophistication, creating a simply breath-taking effect for your event. The Lindley Hall is an iconic venue in central London providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue has capacity for up to 700 guests and is entirely flexible; perfectly suited to a truly unique event. With breakout options on the mezzanine and semi private space that can be offered as a separate bar or dance floor, you can truly make this space your own.
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.
Sitting with ME London 5* luxury lifestyle hotel on the Strand is our ME Studios. Dedicated purpose built event, meeting and party venue with 4 meter ceilings and the ability to host from 10 to 250 guests, it is perfect for large-scale conferences, gala dinners and product launches. The ME studios can separate into 8 unique spaces or open up to 1 ballroom style space, and with lift access to all other areas of the hotel including bedrooms & the famous Radio rooftop it is one to be experienced. Catering is expertly provided by our five-star banqueting team, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. Each meeting room rental includes an event planner, tables, chairs, catering stations, projector & screen or plasma TV, whiteboard, flipchart, Wi-Fi, still and sparkling water, and eco-stationary, allowing you to focus on your event's success without logistical worries. Our in-house AV team can enhance your event with upgraded sound, staging, and lighting, the options are endless. Book in your site inspection today! Please find a link for our 3D tour of the events floor: https://me-london.firstview.us/en/me-room ME Room & All Studios offers complete private hire of our lower ground floor, with an arrival area for your groups registration or welcome drinks, your guests can walk through the tall doors into your planned oasis. Flexible and adaptable, the ME studios are suitable for a diverse range of events with a total space of 444.56 square meters and accommodating a maximum of 250 guests. Each meeting room rental includes an event planner, tables, chairs, catering stations, projector, screen, whiteboard, flipchart, Wi-Fi, still and sparkling water, and eco-stationary, allowing you to focus on your event's success without logistical worries. Our in-house AV team can enhance your event with upgraded sound, staging, and lighting. Please find a link for our 3D tour of the events floor: https://me-london.firstview.us/en/me-room
If you’re organising a formal dance or ball, whether it is for your end of year university bash, or a tea dance for older ladies and gentlemen, you’re going to need to have a solid plan in place. There are all sorts of dances you can host, such as a ceilidh or line dancing but in the beginning, every event like this is organised in the exact same way. Just follow these steps, and you’ll have everyone dancing until midnight.
Start Planning a Year in Advance
A year in advance might seem a little too much, but some things are best cleared up sooner rather than later. Before you know it, it will be the week before the big event, so it’s good to get on the ball (pun intended) early. Having all of your tasks laid out month by month will help you to keep everything in good order and is the easiest way of organising any big event.
Yes, it sounds like you’re organising an AGM instead of a ball, but all events have objectives, even if your main objective is that everyone has fun. Think clearly about what you want this event to achieve, and your goals in planning it. Is it to raise money for a cause? If so, then this needs to be at the forefront of your mind. How much will make the event a success? Other goals can be more social, such as bringing the team together or getting more members to join your group. Knowing what you want to achieve, and the key things you want to see at the event is a good way to start.
Find a Venue
If you have a year to go, then it’s the perfect time to lock down a venue. Dates can fill up fast at certain times of year, particularly for ballrooms. Many also offer their own catering for dinner and so naturally these are the most popular. There is a good range of options for ballroom venues to hire in London, so have a think about what is going to be right for you.
How it Looks
If you don’t know the theme yet, the venue that you choose might help to inspire you. However, it is recommended that you do know before you look at ballrooms, as there is such variety that it’s hard to know which one is right. Think about what type of dancing is going to take place, as this will have a big influence on what you need.
Is the ballroom easy to get to? If it’s far away from where you usually meet or where the majority of your guests live, you might need to organise a bus to accommodate everyone. If not, there needs to be adequate parking for all of those looking to attend.
When choosing a ballroom for your formal event, there are a number of different questions that you are going to need to ask. One is if they can cater for a sit-down meal. Some ballrooms are specifically for dancing, and so you’ll be asked to have dinner elsewhere if you are using them. This makes sense as the special flooring on some ballrooms could easily be damaged from multiple chairs and tables.
There’s no planning if you don’t have a budget in place. Knowing exactly how much you are going to have to spend is essential when organising a formal event. Maybe your group has gathered money throughout the year from other events, or maybe you’ve received a bursary from somewhere. You need to estimate what each part of the event is going to cost you and do some research on what is reasonable. Not only will this help you when booking other aspects of the night, it will also give you an indication on how much you will need to charge each attendee for tickets.
As much as you’ll probably want to take charge of the entire night yourself, every big event needs a set of volunteers to help out. Whether it’s designing the tickets, selling them, keeping social media up to date or just generally lending a hand. The more people you have on board to help, the better. This is going to be very useful on the night as well. As it’s an event that’s centred around dancing, organising the groups will be essential, particularly if you are hosting some sort of competition.
This should be an easy one, but it’s still something that a lot of organisers forget to tell their guests about. When it comes to what to wear, it will all depend on the type of dancing that will be taking place. If it’s traditional ballroom and everyone knows what they’re doing, the dress will be very formal and Strictly Come Dancing inspired. If it’s just a bit of fun, or you have a teacher in showing the group some basic steps, then comfortable clothes and shoes will be needed – this will ensure that no one injures themselves while trying to learn some new moves.
The entertainment is of course going to be the dancing itself, but you need to consider exactly how you are going to organise this. Are you having a competition between couples? If so, you’ll need to think about rules and judges. Or perhaps you are you hiring someone in for the night to compere a group dance? You’ll need to decide on the difficulty of this, as well as how it will all fit into your budget. Maybe you’re just going to get a DJ or a playlist and let everyone come up with their own moves? The choices are endless, but you need to make a decision.
Ballrooms are wonderfully versatile venues and are the perfect place to hold any type of formal event. Once you have your to do list put together, you’ll have no problems in organising a dance-off to remember, glitter ball and all!
Ballrooms are incredibly versatile and there’s lots of different events that you can host in a ballroom setting including the following: • Themed parties • Graduation parties • Dancing events • Birthdays • Dancing competitions • Live shows • Corporate events • Wedding receptions • Masquerade Balls • Fashion shows • School balls
When it comes to choosing a ballroom venue, there’s lots of things you should consider, especially when it comes to ensuring that the venue is perfect for your event. When looking for the perfect ballroom venue, you should think about the following: • Location • Capacity • Flexibility • Services and amenities • Layout • Acoustics • Lighting • Accessibility As you can see, there's a lot to consider when choosing your event's venue. However, if you take the all of the above into consideration and do your research, you’re sure to find the perfect ballroom for your event.
Whether you’re planning a wedding or a special event, there are lots of benefits that come hand in hand with hosting a ballroom reception. For example, a ballroom provides the perfect social setting to dine, dance and socialise. Luxurious and incredibly versatile, a ballroom reception also gives you the option to take advantage of different packages, which incorporate everything from decoration options through to catering packages. And finally, a ballroom will give you plenty of space to decorate the ballroom as you please.
A graduation ball is often the biggest event in the student calendar, and is all about celebrating final year exams before everyone moves onto pastures new. Many graduation balls are set in ballrooms and bring together dancing, food and entertainment to create a night to remember. The vast majority of graduation balls in London are held at the end of the Summer and provides the perfect chance to celebrate with friends and teachers that have been alongside you at every stage of your education journey.
A ballroom is large room inside a building that is used to hold large formal parties and dances known as balls. Traditionally, most balls were held in private residences including mansions and townhouses. There are a number of balls in London available to hire, allowing you to add a magical and memorable dimension to your event.