By combining the best features of a grand country retreat and a well-connected inner-city venue, you really are getting the best of both worlds by choosing a city mansion for your next event. Their generous layouts often come in either partial or full hire, making them flexible both in terms of space and budget, whilst also making them a suitable choice for many different event types, including weddings, corporate parties, exhibitions and dinners, amongst many others.
is located in the heart of Marylebone, close to Regent’s Park & Oxford Circus. Our unique central London venue is an elegant Grade II* listed townhouse, rich in Georgian architecture with many historic features symbolic of the period. We provide event spaces that seamlessly combine traditional features with contemporary facilities and state of the art AV to ensure a successful event in beautiful surroundings. Perfect for conferences, press & product launches, dinners & receptions, parties, weddings and filming.
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
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.
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Situated between number 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, locations don’t come more iconic: the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a legendary venue with views over The Mall, Big Ben, the London Eye and St. James’s Park. The ICA has two Regency rooms, a fully equipped theatre, studio, bar and two classic cinema spaces available to hire. Event organisation and catering is provided exclusively by world-renown caterers Arnold & Henderson, who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen, based in Shoreditch’s Rochelle School, now also at the ICA. Melanie Arnold & Margot Henderson have been organising and catering celebrations for over 25 years and no brief is too big or too small for their in-house team to organise from start to finish, including menus, drinks, staffing, flowers, lighting, music and entertainment.
No. 4 Hamilton Place is an Edwardian townhouse in London’s Mayfair, available for hire for weddings, conferences, private dining, drinks receptions and parties. The venue is a Grade II listed building featuring nine versatile event spaces and an attractive outdoor terrace with views over Hyde Park. Once home to the Duke of Wellington, No. 4 Hamilton Place is an impressive, luxurious building with regal décor and traditional Edwardian features including a grand sweeping staircase. Our conference room is well-equipped with full audio-visual facilities and capacity for up to 250 delegates in theatre style, convenient travel links in, out and around the city and renowned high-quality catering provided by our exclusive partner, Blue Strawberry. We have a range of meeting rooms available for hire for groups of differing sizes whether you’re hosting an AGM or a small training session. Each is filled with natural light to keep your guests feeling awake and productive, with a team on-hand to provide any A/V support or refreshments. No. 4 Hamilton Place is also a popular venue for weddings and private events with a license for civil ceremonies and elegant range of ornate rooms suitable for celebrations of all size.
21 Arlington Street, a beautiful, elegant Grade II* listed property. This unique venue in London was originally built in 1740 for Richard Boyle - 2nd (and last) Viscount Shannon. Centrally located in London’s West End, 21 Arlington Street is just a few steps from the Ritz Hotel. The three private rooms available are situated on the first floor, with the main Boardroom overlooking Green Park. Perfect for private dinner parties, receptions, business meetings, product launches and filming. Not available after 11pm.
The Lansdowne Club is a private members club located in the heart of London's West End, where 18th century grandeur meets stylish Art Deco. Steeped in history, our selection of private function rooms offer you a unique and inspirational setting in which to hold your board meeting, seminar, training course, exhibition, private lunch, dinner party or wedding. Centrally located and easily accessible by road or public transport, the Lansdowne Club is the perfect solution for any event, big or small.
Pewterers' Hall is situated in the City of London on Oat Lane, EC2V 7DE. It is a unique venue in London which is one of the few Livery Halls with a tranquail garden. This wedding venue in London is ideal for wedding receptions upto 100 guests. Pewterers' Hall is also a perfect corporate and conference venue.
PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE DOES NOT CATER FOR PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS An exclusive residential property a few minutes from waterloo station. The space is fit out to the highest spec, with high end interior touches, combining original features and minimalist architecture. The space beams innovation and design, perfect for luxury brands, high end technology products, home, fashion and food. This converted New York influenced loft style property will not fail to wow event producers and guests alike. The open plan layout presents a spacious composition with a sense of intimacy across three levels. Natural daylight falls across the property with the option to have mood lighting in the evenings. The sheer ease of style, space and acute attention to detail effortlessly adds quality to your event. The venue is a truly unique and rare venue that is both an extremely high-spec, design conscious residential property and a discrete and well considered event space. Onsite there is a fully functioning professional kitchen suited to the finest caterers with a large dining room, a walk-in cold store, interior ‘garden’, home cinema, bespoke and purposely designed furniture to breakdown with ease, concealed onsite storage, en-suites within all bedrooms, 3 phase power, and great Wi-Fi. Ideal for all types of corporate events, product launches and private dinners. The venue is residential and not suited to live performance or events after midnight.
The HAC is an exceptional and thoroughly unexpected venue; a historic 18th century mansion set in a six-acre garden yet located just a stone's throw from Moorgate in the heart of the City of London. Inside Armoury House, several of the elegant rooms are available for hire, including the atmospheric oak-panelled Long Room, which is one of London's most stunning venues for a meeting, dinner, reception or party. The Prince Consort Rooms offer a contemporary space inside a historic and prestigious venue with a dedicated entrance designed for you and your guest's privacy. The neutral decor means this room can be transformed into any themed or styled event you envision.
A magnificent Georgian mansion, a unique venue for hire in London. Brunswick House is a wedding venue in central London which also caters for private dining and corporate events. Inside its lofty interior are magnificent chimney pieces and sparkling chandeliers. Vintage paraphernalia jostle with an eclectic display of fascinating antiques in each room. A picturesque profusion in the patio gardens of old street signs, statuary, fountains, lanterns and lamp posts. Everything is for sale! Catering is provided in-house by the highly acclaimed chefs of the Brunswick House Restaurant.
If you’ve been tasked with getting all of your old school mates together and organising a reunion, you’ll already be aware about just how big a task it is. After all, so many people move away, change their names, and end up all over the world. It can be hard to track them down, much less organise the event on top of it. We have a few steps that you should follow to ensure that your reunion goes smoothly.
Form a Committee
It’s impossible to do all of the organising by yourself, so now is the time to form your committee so that you can delegate out tasks. Who will focus on contacting everyone? Who will arrange the venue and any catering? Does the event have a strict budget and are you asking for donations from those that attend? All of these things need to be decided upon, and you need more than one person running the show.
Track Everyone Down
Before you’ve even set a date, you need to get a list of everyone that you want to invite to try and get some estimated numbers together. Now comes the task of trying to find out where everyone lives, and if they would be interested in attending a reunion. Luckily, social media can help hugely with getting in contact with people, but don’t be afraid to ask around to see who still knows who. Word of mouth is still a great tool when it comes to organising something like a reunion.
Choose the Right Venue
Having the perfect venue will decide on the atmosphere of the whole event. As people are likely travelling from far away, and maybe even overseas, having a venue that is more upmarket will be very well received. There are so many beautiful city mansions to hire in London. These grand houses can host any sort of party, and really add an air of sophistication to proceedings. After all, you’re not at school anymore! Think about location when you are choosing your venue, as you want somewhere that is going to be easy for everyone to get to. Parking is also always going to be an issue, so ensure there is somewhere for your guests to go.
Send Out Invites
While you might have gotten in contact with everyone initially to gauge interest, once you have the time and date finalised it’s time to get the formal invitations sent out. These will most likely be done over email, due to the amount of people that are going to be spread out, If you have everyone’s addresses however, then there is no harm in coming up with a paper invite as well. Make it clear how people are to RSVP and how important it is to do so. They also need to be reminded to keep in contact with the committee if plans happen to change.
Having some form of catering is a must. Even if it’s just a buffet, your guests are sure to want something to nibble on. There should also be some wine and beer available, as well as soft drinks, so that people can be as comfortable as possible when they mingle. Your venue is likely to have a list of caterers that the recommend, so pay attendion to the information that they give you. They are likely to know best.
Have Name Badges
It might seem corny, but no one wants to be in the situation where they can’t remember their neighbours name. Having name badges and highlighting name changes means that everyone can find each other without any embarrassing faux pas. Get everyone to sign in when the arrive and write their own name badge out so that everyone can read it clearly and that it’s 100% correct.
Reunions can be awkward for some people, and so having a few icebreakers can really relax the mood a lot. It also gives people the chance to summarise what’s been going on in their lives since they saw you all last! Let’s be honest, everyone is going to be curious, and it can be difficult to get around everyone in one night to have a catch up! Think about appropriate games that you can play that will set the tone for the evening.
Have a Presentation
Times like these are when your guests want to reminisce about old times, so having a presentation with lots of photos of everyone from their schooldays might be just the ticket. Not only will it get everyone talking, it’s good fun as well! There are likely some things that a lot of people will have forgotten, and so getting those memories onto a projector screen will leave everyone smiling.
Give out mementos
Is there one particular photograph from the past that the whole group it in? A great idea for any reunion to have something that people can take away with them. A copy of a photograph is perfect. Many times, however, it’s impossible to get one with everyone visible. Even a small gift with the school logo and the date of the reunion will be nice to give people for them to hold onto. Don’t forget to give everyone ample opportunities to take new photographs together and try and get a group shot of the reunion.
A reunion is a great chance to reminisce and get together with old friends. It can be quite a challenge to plan an event such as this however so you will need a well organised team around you to help get everything just right. When the event finally does happen, it will all be worth it to see everyone gathered together and having fun just like old times.