Featured in well connected, much sought-after areas of the city and able to accommodate a vast range of different budgets and capacities, we are confident that we have the church venue that is right for you.
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 events of all sorts. 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 suitable for Weddings, exams, AGM’s, conferences, fashion shows, filming, boxing, banquets and exhibitions The Small Hall serves as an ideal ancillary to functions in the main hall or as a charming venue in its own right, the versatile. Small Hall has capacity for up to 50 people and can be used for any manner of events. The Duchess of York Suite and the Blue Room, which are ideal for more intimate gatherings or as an extension of the Main and Small 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. Suppliers We have a network of recommended partners, including photographers, DJs, Entertainment, florists and AV however our clients are welcome to use their own suppliers if they prefer. Twitter Facebook Everyone Events
A centre of hospitality and welcome since it’s origins as a priory in 1106.Conveniently located in on the South Bank in vibrant London Bridge, the Cathedral is a historical masterpiece boasting the oldest example of gothic architecture in Central London. The Parish has been home to many notable historical figures including William Shakespeare, John Harvard and Charles Dickens. Today, the Cathedral’s doors are open to all. With eight versatile spaces to hire and two spacious outdoor areas, offers clients a unique opportunity to hold events from intimate to spectacular from 6 to 800 guests. Our experienced events team offer a personalised service, working with you and our range of accomplished suppliers to deliver events of all shapes and sizes including receptions and dinners, meetings and conferences,concerts fashion shows and more.
AVAILABLE FOR EXCLUSIVE HIRE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES AND CORPORATE EVENTS - One of North Hampshire and Surrey's most remarkable properties and best kept secrets. COMPLETELY PRIVATE LOCATION - provides a perfect backdrop for any type of event with breathtaking views across beautiful countryside. FLEXIBILITY ON ACCESS AND CURFEW - complete privacy and unrivalled flexibility. ORANGERY & LAWNS - catering for up to 200 dining, 450 standing cocktail party, up to 1000 for outdoor music festivals. HISTORIC 480ft WELLINGTONIA TREE AVENUE - overlooking the imposing facade of the Manor House. PERFECT FOR TEMPORARY STRUCTURES - offering everything you need to create a totally bespoke occasion. 1 HOUR TO CENTRAL LONDON, 2 MINS FROM J4 OF M3, 20 MINS TO FOUR SEASONS HAMPSHIRE
The Emmanuel Centre, situated in the heart of Westminster, a truly unique place, used regularly for exhibitions, AGM's, shareholders meetings, training seminars, council meetings, product launches, church gatherings, rallies, presentations, concerts and conferences. This Grade 2 Listed building, built in 1928, was designed by the world renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker, has a distinctive atmosphere, elegant marble foyer, high vaulted ceilings with Bible inscriptions and huge columns.
The Garden Museum, located on the banks of the River Thames, opposite Westminster and the Houses of Parliament is a stunning and unique venue in London that can cater for private dinners, weddings, corporate drinks receptions, corporate dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions and product launches. Dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Garden Museum offers a traditional church space with soaring pillars and beautiful vaulted ceilings alongside the brand-new, contemporary Sackler Garden, offering sought-after outdoor space and providing an oasis from the bustle of city life.
A sought after garden venue in central London, a minute from Piccadilly Circus. St James's Southwood Garden is a hidden oasis of calm and tranquility. Shaded by tall trees, with the Sir Christopher Wren church of St James and Jermyn Street buildings offering an impressive historic back drop. This unique venue is ideal for summer parties, drinks receptions, sculpture exhibitions, fashion shows, and stills photographic shoots. Suitable for up to 150 guests, with a well appointed professional kitchen on site.
Located in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Crypt on the Green offers a magnificent venue for exhibitions, wedding receptions, wine tastings, conferences, live performances and much more. With vaulted arches, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring, this unique and versatile space is bound to help make your event unforgettable. We have 4 spaces available to hire, so whether you're looking for a party location for 300 guests or a small meeting space for 10, we've got something on offer for you. This unique venue is located at the heart of Clerkenwell, one of London's most attractive, historic & accessible areas, and is situated within walking distance of Farringdon and Angel tube stations. Please note, the Crypt on the Green is not available on Sundays!
An iconic, multi-award winning live music venue, a working church, a centre for those experiencing homelessness, and also a beautiful building with many flexible spaces for hire - all inside a gorgeous, Grade I listed building! Our experienced and supportive team will help plan your event from booking to load out, whether it be a long term rehearsal, one off workshop or a public event. *Please note: we are not able to host private parties, including wedding receptions.* The Chapel The Chapel itself is the most well-known space at UC. Home to many famous gigs over the years, this space is also great for corporate events, ceremonies, large-scale meetings, and film and photoshoots. The Chapel is octagonal in shape with ground floor and balcony seating in the original wooden pews (seated capacity of 900). Our bespoke stage sits underneath the beautiful stained glass, rose window and our unique Henry Willis organ. The Chapel can be hired through our all inclusive gig package, or by an hourly rate as a dry space hire. For more information on the Chapel, please see the attached package of tech specs and venue information, as well as the floor plan. Sunday School Hall The Sunday School Hall is a beautiful period hall with an internal balcony on three sides. It has a high ceiling, original wooden beams, and cast iron pillars. This space is most suitable for long term hires and is hired exclusively - set, props and equipment can be left in place overnight. On short notice, the Sunday School Hall can also be hired for shorter term hires, or evening event hires (standing capacity of 200). For more information on the Sunday School Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Upper Hall Originally built as a lecture hall, the high ceilings, wooden floor, and medieval style features lend to its atmosphere. It's a great space for meetings, away days, photoshoots, as well as auditions and rehearsals. As this space acts as our bar when there is a gig in the Chapel, it is only available in the evenings on short notice and not available for exclusive hires. If available, the Upper Hall is also a great space for intimate gigs (standing capacity of 180). For more information on the Upper Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Lower Hall The Lower Hall is a great, multi-purpose room on the lower level of the building with large windows and a flexible space great for auditions, meetings, and workshops. The Lower Hall can also be hired in the evenings for weekly dance classes, choir rehearsals, or other evening activities (recommended maximum capacity of 40). This hall is not available for exclusive hires. For more information on the Lower Hall, please see the attached floor plan. Committee Room The Committee Room is our smallest room, but still full of the same beauty and unique features as the other halls. This space is used as our dressing room for gigs, and as such is often only available for half day, morning hires (recommended maximum capacity of 30). For more information on the Committee Room, please see the attached floor plan. Please be in touch with us to discuss your potential hire and rates! We are accustomed to a multitude of different kinds of events, rehearsals, and other hires, and are very willing to help you decide on the best room for your needs.
A venue with a fascinating history that dates all the way back to 1719. Originally built as a small Huguenot chapel, it has accommodated many different East London congregations over the years eventually becoming part of Christ Church in 1887. Charles Dickens was a regular visitor in the 1800s using the building for public readings of his works and in 1888 the Match Girls held their famous strike meetings here as they prepared to protest against working conditions at the nearby Bryant and May factory. Magnificently renovated into a diverse venue space; it boasts high ceilings and windows to bathe the room with natural daylight. A recent restoration and makeover has seamlessly combined the contemporary Spitalfields style with the heart of a national heritage building.
In the heart of London’s vibrant East End, an inspiring destination for private, corporate and charity events. A truly unique venue, Hawkmoor’s beautifully restored Baroque masterpiece, offers a magnificent backdrop with several versatile spaces. Impress your guests with our 300-year-old Nave, with its soaring Tuscan columns it's the perfect space for up to 600 guests, while our vaulted Crypt is perfect for those more intimate events for up to 250 guests. Within easy reach of Liverpool Street and Aldgate East Station, This is a memorable setting for drink receptions, banquets, meetings, dinners, conferences and exhibitions, concerts, filming and other events for between 10 and 600 guests.
The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues, situated at the heart of Camberwell on Camberwell Road. First opened as The Regal Cinemas in 1940, changed to the ABC Cinemas in 1961 then later bought and managed by Gala Bingo, the venue has played host to a number of events and shows such as “Billy the Kid” and “Wicked, Wicked”. Following on from its recent refurbishment by its new owners, the Grade II Listed Building now boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern Art Deco, which is suitable for the use of most events and even community functions. This venue is one that has started creating a huge buzz in London’s Venues sector, with modern and state of art facilities to host a huge array of events, shows and functions.
St Martin’s has a series of stunning spaces available for hire. With our enviable Trafalgar Square location and profits that support our charitable work, St Martin’s ticks all the venue hire boxes. Our beautiful Crypt and Gallery both have stunning 18th century architecture. Combined they can hold up to 500 guests standing. St. Martins Hall & Lightwell feature neutral, modern, architectural design and three meeting rooms full of natural daylight. Our in-house catering team offers a range of options from canapés to a full sit down meal for up to 200 guests, or canape for up to 500. Whether you are looking for a quick meeting, a full company wide AGM, a dinner or maybe considering filming in our historic venue, get in touch.
Beautifully renovated church in the heart of the city dating back to 1550 and King Edward VI. The world famous painter Vincent Van Gogh, during his stay in London in the late 1800’, visited the Church many times as he was drawing the magnificent old building that was destroyed in the Blitz. This hidden gem is incredibly central, yet secluded, located on Austin Friars and away from the busy roads. In fact is just a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Bank Underground Stations. The Dutch Hall is Grade II listed building and strikes a perfect balance between stunning original character and contemporary design features. There are four event spaces, which can be used individually or in combination offering great flexibility and versatility for a wide range of events. The Great Hall, the Van Gogh Room, the Library and the Outdoor Garden There are a number of ways you could use the space to gain maximum impact, best discussed on a viewing. Pricing Daytime events – from 8am to 5pm Price include early access and time to de-rig and clear the venue afterwards For events starting really early we strongly suggest to set up the day before, please check availability and additional costs with your Event Manager. The Van Gogh Reception Room – £1,950 plus VAT perfect for small and medium theatre and cabaret style meetings – from 50 up to 120 people seated or 200 standing (AV included) The Great Hall – £2,450 plus VAT Wonderful and spacious room that can cater for large conferences up to 200/250 guests – (additional AV and lighting needed) Whole building– £2,950 plus VAT if you need flexibility and space for your guests, using one room for refreshments and the other for the main event The Library – £850 plus VAT if booked alone - £500 if added to the other rooms if you need a private meeting room for up to 12 people with Plasma TV, Wi Fi and AV connections The Outdoor Space (weather permitting) - £500 plus VAT – only in conjunction with the hire of the Van Gogh or the whole building. This price includes: Hire fees Expert Venue Managers Top network of accredited suppliers Cloakroom and cleaning staff High Speed Wi-Fi throughout the building (more speed available at extra cost) Health and safety paperwork Brand new toilets facilities Kitchen use for caterers including all the equipment Van Gogh room only equipment including: Hidden natural screen up to 2m x 2.5m Overhead projector with connections at the front and back of the room Brand new PA System with microphones BOSE surround Digital system for Blu-Ray and Presentations Up to 100 comfortable chairs plus sofas Permanent oak wood Bar and Buffet station Brand new wooden and Perspex lectern Three 2m x 1m stage EVENING EVENTS – from guests arrival 6pm onwards Please note the hire fee include set up time and clear time We can cater for seated dinners from 50 up to 200 people and receptions drinks up to 750 guests. Reception Drinks – 6pm to 10pm Great Hall - £5,900 plus VAT Van Gogh Reception Room - £4,900 plus VAT Both venues - £6,400 plus VAT Dinners/Late evenings – 6pm to 12am Great Hall - £6,900 plus VAT Van Gogh Reception Room - £6,400 plus VAT Both venues - £7,900 plus VAT Late finish? We charge £1,000 plus VAT per hour after 12am This price includes: Hire fee including all day set up and plenty of time to clear the venue afterwards Expert Venue Managers Top network of accredited suppliers Toilet Attendants Water and Electricity Cloakroom Top security team Health and safety paperwork All day rate We do allow full day hire subject to availability and description of the event. Please ask your event manager for a bespoke quote. Late Licence We are delighted to have a late Licence that will allow all our guests to stay late and enjoy themselves if they wish. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday till 12am Thursday, Friday and Saturday till 2am Please note additional charges will apply after 12am Additional costs You need to consider Catering, Lighting, Visual and Sound for your event. The Van Gogh room needs minimal production and can be transformed really easily into a beautiful room. Extra lighting and some theming is required. The Great Hall can be used as it is, with the internal lighting on. However, to bring the room to its splendor it needs additional atmospheric lighting and Sound system which can be obtain from our capable suppliers. Catering We have a full list of great caterers that can cover every type of events, big or smalls. They can offer a Michelin Star dinner for that important award ceremony or serve a very special sandwich lunch at the staff meeting with affordable prices. We are proud of working with these specialists and we’ll be delighted to help and assist in gathering quotes tailored to your budget. Accredited suppliers We work with a list of fantastic accredited suppliers who know the building well and can help with all your needs. If you would like any guidance on which ones are best suited to your event, we happy to help. In the mean time please see attached the full list of suppliers, including websites and numbers. Please do remember that everything can be tailored to your preference and budget. We are always able to get the best quote from any suppliers on our list. Damage Deposit We will require a damage deposit prior access to the venue to safeguard the Grade II Listed building from any damage that may occur during your event. This fee is Exempt of VAT and fully refundable once the venue is returned in its original state. Fee range from £500 to £2,000 depending on the size and complexity. Night Tube London Underground will keep open, on Fridays and Saturdays, some of the biggest Tube Lines in London, including the Central Line. This would mean your clients would be able to leave after midnight without rushing back in order to catch the last train home. In fact with the Underground open all night, there isn’t a limit on when they’ll be able to catch a train from either Liverpool Street or Bank Station. More information and maps click here Access Monday to Saturday – 08.00 – 00.00 An earlier start and later finish is possible but need to be agreed in advance and additional charges apply If you need any more information or to arrange a viewing, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Vout-O-Reenee's is a unique hand painted and designed venue in London, a surreal space. Venue for hire in London, Tower Bridge. Vout-O-Reenee's is a hidden gem for a launch or party, small or large. A full cocktail bar . 2 record decks, projector, microphone, performance area, piano, 2 music systems. Vout-O-Reenee's is a Private Members Arts club + gallery with full facilities. An outdoor terrace/smoking area. Free parking weekdays after 5.30/6.30 in the area and all day weekends. In the Crypt of a Pugin designed listed Church.
Sparkling with a ceiling of golden stars, marble walls and precious mosaics, this jewel-like building, once the chapel of the Middlesex Hospital, is now a fabulously unique events venue. This gorgeous Grade II*-listed building, just minutes from Oxford Street and in the heart of Fitzrovia, can be hired for occasions such as weddings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shoots, product launches, corporate celebrations and filming. Artist Grayson Perry called it 'This jewel-box of a building' and The Telegraph dubbed it 'The most beautiful room in London you probably didn't know about.'
Built in 1826 on its own ‘island’ in the heart of the capital, One Marylebone opened its doors in 2008 and quickly rose to become one of the leading event spaces in the Capital. The Soane Hall is the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone; at over 27 feet in height, the prestigious space is both impressive in size and beauty. Opulent mosaics and stained glass windows evoke everlasting elegance. The first floor contemporary and light Galleries are the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or can be used on their own for a multitude of events. Able to host standing receptions for 800 and sit down dinners for 350 or more intimate parties for under 100, One Marylebone is one of London’s most flexible and unique venues
?If you are a publisher tasked with marketing a book, or a self-published author looking to promote your new work, you’ll understand just how vital a book launch is. Getting the crowds there and buying the book, be it fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, is a vital start in getting the sales needed to be successful. To make your book launch truly special, you need to make it as enticing as possible.
The first way to do this is through the venue that you choose to hold it in. While libraries and book shops are the obvious choices – and do work well – finding a unique venue that is a little bit out of the ordinary can intrigue your potential audience so much that they make a point of attending your launch. After all, if you regularly go to book launches, it becomes easier to skip the odd one unless it really grips you. This is particularly true for any press you are hoping will be in attendance. Hosing your book launch in a café, bar, or even one of the church venues for hire in London, can give your event an added gravitas. An interesting venue hints at an interesting book.
If you are traditionally published but organising your own launch, it’s important to ask your publisher about the help that they offer authors. They may give you some marketing materials and other goodies to hand out, as well as advertising the launch through their channels. If you are self-publishing, then get in contact with your local arts centre to see if you could collaborate. Maybe there is another author looking to launch a book at the same time as you. If so, you could join up for the event. This will not only mean splitting costs, but you are much more likely to gain a larger audience – who might buy two books instead of one! Coordinating with as many people as possible is always advised. The arts community generally wants to promote each other and is always willing to help a new author.
Who to Invite?
The more people you can get attending your launch, the better. Encourage friends and family to come along and support you, as well as those from your writing group if you have one. You can even print flyers and put them in your local cafes and arts centres. Getting the press involved is always a good idea. Have press kits made up and don’t be shy about getting interviews arranged. You can also invite book bloggers and reviewers to the launch to encourage them to write about the book and generate even more publicity.
Have a Bookseller
Make sure that you are in contact with a reliable local bookseller from the very beginning. You need to make sure that they can source the book, or that you can get all of the copies directly from the publisher. The book selling needs to be able to look after itself on the night as there will be times when it will be quite busy. You, whether you’re the author or the publicist, are going to have your hands full with the rest of the event, so you need to be confident that all of the sales will be going smoothly.
Getting the word out there is the key to any successful book launch. After all, no one can come if they don’t know that it’s happening. Social media is very important for writers now, and the author needs to use this to his or her full advantage. Making a Facebook event, promoting it, taking pictures when the cover is revealed. Anything and everything they can to promote their new work. Bloggers have already been mentioned. Many would be happy if an author wanted to go on what’s known as a ‘blog tour’, answering questions about their book and writing process or even their favourite authors. Whatever the blogger wanted in exchange for some promotion for their new book. Don’t forget about the importance of the phone call or even the text message. If an author reaches out in person to ask people to attend, then they’re much more likely to get a positive response.
Think About Your Audience
Some refreshments are expected, make sure that you have someone taking care of this. It usually includes wine or soft drinks – there’s no real need to offer anything more. Just something for the audience to sip while they chat and mingle with others. When the author gives a reading, it shouldn’t be too long. There should also be no long winded explanation about how they found themselves writing the book. Brief is best, give the audience a taste, but don’t bore them. After that’s done, the author needs to be prepared to sign copies of the book and talk to the people who have so kindly turned up to the launch. Time needs to be spent showing how much you appreciate the turnout. Too many authors spend the time talking only to their friends – it’s important to mingle with the people that you don’t know but who obviously have an interest in the book. At the same time, it’s important that you enjoy yourself. This is your night after all and it’s time to take the time to revel in its success. This is true whether you are the author – or just the organiser.
Launching a book is an exciting time for any author. Whether it’s your first book or your fifth, the launch is just as important to get right every time. By choosing a truly unique venue and advertising the event well in advance and to as many people as possible, you are sure to have a launch night to remember.