Some have been specifically designed to function primarily as an outdoor venue, whilst others provide a blend of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Some even come with the ability to cover the outdoor space, just in case that temperamental British weather we alluded to earlier decides to play up. So be it for business or pleasure, delight your guests by choosing a venue that is anything but run-of-the-mill.
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is an award winning venue in Farringdon, Central London. Available for exclusive unique venue hire, our inspiring venues are suitable for all corporate, experiential and private events. For more than 100 years, Mail Rail was hidden from view. Now you have the chance to experience the secret space for yourself – the ambition, dedication and ingenuity that makes it truly unique space. Mail Rail is an immersive subterranean venue which has maintained many of its original fixtures including exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings, archways and authentic railway features. This industrial event space also contains a mini exhibition gallery with numerous interactive displays for guests to experience during their event. Highly adaptable it can be hired for product launches, award ceremonies, corporate events and gala dinners. The unique 275 capacity venue also provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. Proud owners of three prestigious sustainability awards, our team works with an expert nutritionist to create menus centred around responsibly sourced ingredients; encouraging delegates to eat nourishing foods which sustain energy levels and promote healthy eating. To support wellbeing and work-life balance, visit our Mindful Garden; a peaceful haven which can be accessed all year round, plus our large Courtyard, which provides a breath of fresh air to unwind in between breaks. Our magnificent grade II listed venue boasts 21 unique and versatile spaces for up to 320. All events are supported by a dedicated AV technician, and our caring planners are always on hand to assist. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston, Kings Cross and Russell Square tube, our superb location suits both national and international conferences.
Situated in the heart of Borough, we have converted a Victorian diary factory into a range of cutting-edge event spaces. 79 Borough Road forms part of Ministry Venues and is modern in design but retains the industrial character of the original building. Featuring This versatile venue features a host of spaces that can be booked exclusively or independently giving the flexibility to accommodate a plethora of events. Blank canvas events space Luxury cinema State-of-the-art meeting room suite Private studio Stunning bar and garden
is a registered charity tucked away in leafy Mecklenburgh Square, providing residential accommodation in a unique community for postgraduate students in London. With its international academic and professional community you will find this venue both stimulating and relaxing in its quiet and informal atmosphere. is centrally located in WC1 and is in easy walking distance of numerous underground and mainline stations, with good accessibility from all London airports. The College comprises two buildings on either side of a quiet garden square. Refurbished in 2014, Grade II listed London House has 6 function rooms, all with their own personality, from oak paneled walls to high vaulted ceilings. William Goodenough House on the opposite side of the Square also has two modern function rooms. Four star en-suite accommodation is available at The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square which is located in the Square and rooms are available in the College too. Our permanent, in-house team of dedicated professionals are always on hand to give you support throughout your event. We begin by listening carefully to what you want, then plan and deliver your requirements to the highest standards, ensuring all your needs are met.
For centuries, Hampton Court Palace has boldly and magnificently played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings. Today, your guests can step onto this inspiring stage and experience the soaring state rooms, grand staircases, cobbled courtyards and gorgeous gardens of one of the greatest palaces ever built. Whatever your occasion, you will enjoy first-class, personal service from a dedicated manager able to advise and help you choose the perfect space for your event.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity to hire Elder Street. Previously, the space has been used for client workshops, networking events, product launches and parties, conferences and private dining. The spaces available for hire include our beautiful vertical garden and courtyard, The Undercroft, The Workshop, Upper Lobby, Canteen and Kitchen.
Stratford, East London
Introducing Pitch Stratford: a lush outdoor terrace coming to East London This summer will see the return of the alfresco drinking, dining and event space Pitch Stratford, which will officially open its doors on 8th April 2020. Located at Bridge Street, the space has been transformed into a lush jungle backdrop, with street-food vendors, a drinks menu curated by The Umbrella Project, alongside an exciting schedule of music events, cinema screenings and supper-clubs throughout the summer months. A short walk from Stratford International Station, Pitch Stratford will have a stripped-back design - mosaic lanterns, woven cushions and lush greenery will punctuate the space. There will be wooden Moroccan-inspired dining booths; designed for group bookings, along with a green for outdoor games, and a 196” HD screen for cinema and sport screenings. At the heart of Pitch Stratford will be the drinks. Curated by The Umbrella Project, the East London team behind renowned Discount Suit Company in Spitalfields, award winning Irish whiskey specialist The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green and alternative brewery Umbrella Brewing. Cocktails will be based around the concept of alternative Tiki, using influences from around the world to give a new twist on some of the most popular and delicious classic serves. Beer will be from local East London brewery Signature Brewing and of course cider and alcoholic ginger beer from Umbrella Brewing An exciting variety of dining options will be available from a stellar line up of some of London’s best quality and emerging street-food vendors, handpicked by At The Table. Three permanent street food options will be offered, with one rotating guest street food truck announced via the venue’s social media channels. The street food partners will also work with Pitch to provide a programme of compelling supper-club experiences. The full line up will be announced nearer the time. During the week (Wednesdays to Fridays) resident DJs and house bands will share the stage, providing a playlist tailored to the East London audience. Outdoor cinema sessions and live sports events will be screened together with specially tailored food and drink experiences. At the weekends, Pitch will host ticketed “Pitch Presents...” music nights, including headline sets from acts including Norman Jay MBE, Jazzy B and Krept and Konan With capacity for 400, the space is also available for exclusive hire, making it the perfect location for summer parties with extra games and activities available on request. The Euros returns this year, harnessing the 196-inch HD screen, Pitch will be showing all of the FIFA World Cup games between 12th June and 12th July. Extended opening hours will help pack all the matches in over the summer making it an ideal location away from the overcrowded venues closer to the centre of London. Location: Located deep in East London, and London’s most rapidly changing borough, the venue is close to transport links, so you don’t have to worry about how to get there. Westfield shopping center is just a walk away. And you won’t need to worry about getting home, either - within a stone’s throw of Stratford High Street station, Pitch offers Londoners an exciting new drinking space less than 20 minutes from London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Bank, Camden or Shoreditch. Pitch is a 4-minute walk from Stratford station.
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 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 70 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
The Princess is located in the beautiful Primrose Hill, just 5 minutes away from Chalk Farm tube station. The venue has been recently renovated and has re-established itself as a warm and welcoming local with great food, quality drinks and a laid back atmosphere. Set over three floors that include an elegant dining room on the first floor, lower-ground floor bar a garden room and the Banksy beer garden is the perfect location for weddings, private parties and corporate events.
Situated in the Heart of Covent Garden and a stones throw from the Seven Dials. The space will be a purpose built event venue/gallery, spanning 2 floors and an outdoor enclosed space. Easy access to Covent Garden, Holborn and Charing Cross station. Blank Canvas Unique spaces with multiple uses Total capacity 450 The venue can accommodate events of all natures, ranging from immersive and experiential experiences such as brand / product launches and exhibitions right up to private / corporate drinks receptions, dinners, parties and loads more!
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.
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
Having previously housed The Wapping Project arts programing, the venue had a 4 million pound investment before being left dorment for several years. Boasting much of the original hydraulic equipment and machinery, the space is bathed in atmospheric pools of natural light, pressure pipes, rusty chains, huge hooks, valves and bare brick walls. The venue is a fantastic space for just about any style of events; Dinners, press days, workshops, car launches, private and corporate parties, the site is ideal for anyone looking for a venue with the added wow factor.
Located at the historic Royal Victoria Dock, the floating 8-million-kilo Good Hotel London boasts 148 rooms, 4 suites, a restaurant, private and communal meeting spaces, and a stunning Rooftop Bar overlooking the water, offering striking views of the London skyline. It is a fantastic option for an impressive Summer Party. Imagine soaking up the tranquil waterside views or watching the sunset over the City, as you sip cocktails and enjoy our gourmet hand-made canapes. Also available BBQ Buffet and Street food style Menu with vegan options. Great choice for a team away day with exciting activities including but not limited to Emirates Cable Car, Climbing at the O2, Wake up Docklands with Paddleboard team building exercises, Yoga and Pilates, Mini Golf, speed boats on the River Thames or private boat Thames Clipper from any central London pier. We make for an excellent sustainable option, with our profits going to charitable causes and having numerous conscious partners and suppliers to help make your event go a long way. The way we do business helps to provide a really positive environment - one complimentary to creativity, conversation, networking and GOOD vibes!
Venue Video Profile The Victorian Bath House is Camm & Hooper’s fourth event space in The City of London; located on Bishopsgate Churchyard, a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station, this unique venue will be up and running in full swing for the festive period. The Grade II listed space will host standing receptions up to 150 guests and seated breakfast, lunch, dinner and roadshow groups from 20 - 90 people. The opulent décor at The Victorian Bath House is mirrored in our menu. Victorian food ideas mixed with a modern twist and a touch of decadence are the hallmark of our dishes. Our menus truly offer something for everyone and every occasion.
The UK can be hit or miss when it comes to outdoor events, which is why they are one of the most difficult functions to organise. From food to marquees, umbrellas and sunscreen, it’s hard to know what to expect. This is one event where you’ll really need to keep your cool in order to organise it successfully, but we have a few top tips to help you on your way.
Find the Perfect Venue
The perfect outdoor event needs the perfect outdoor venue. There are a number of really classy courtyards for hire in London, and they are only one option for an outdoor venue. From truly rustic to something more high-end, there’s something to suit every need. Think about what is happening at your event, the space you will need, and the activities that you want to hold. This will determine the type of venue that you go for. If you are expecting a large number of people, parking is also something to take into consideration.
Have a Rain Plan
If it’s the UK, then a detailed rain plan is a must. You never know what the weather will be like, so there needs to be an alternative venue hired out or a large marquee set up where your entire event can be held in the event of a downpour. You need to think of everything when this happens, including music, food etc. Holding it indoors won’t be your first choice of course, but if it does happen it shouldn’t ruin the atmosphere.
Be Prepared for Hot Weather
If all goes well and the rain stays off, you’ll need to consider how your guests will feel in the sun. Temperatures can soar in the summer, and not everyone will be prepared for the heat. Have plenty of water available as well as a supply of sunscreen. There should be a number of shaded areas as well for your guests to retreat to is it all gets too much. This is particularly important to think about when it comes to the timing of events. No one will want to be in the midday sun for very long in summer.
Make Sure it Makes Sense
How difficult is it to organise your event out of doors? Are you finding difficulty getting all of the tech you need set up? Are you having to apply for different permits and licences? Take a step back and consider if it truly makes sense for your event to be outside. There are many venues in London have partial area that is open to the sky, that you can put to use if the weather is good – but still have the majority of the event inside. Sometimes, you have to reflect upon the work it will take and the expense before committing fully.
If your event is going on as the sun starts to set, it’s important that you have enough lighting for the area. You’ll need a lot more than you think to cover the area, so consult with the venue on what they usually suggest. If you’re still not sure, think about moving your event indoors once it starts to get dark. Firepits are a great idea in the summer months that people can gather around, but make sure you are covered by insurance and health and safety!
Ensure there’s Adequate Seating
No one wants to be standing around outside all day, so adequate seating in the different areas of your event is a must have. Whether this is in the form of picnic tables, benches, or even just picnic blankets on the grass, people are going to want to be able to sit back at relax, particularly when there is good weather. Make sure you know what parts of your event will have disabled access, so that you can let patrons know in advance.
One thing about outdoor events, is that amenities are sometimes in short supply. Ensure that there are an adequate number of bathrooms for the amount of people that you expect to attend, and that they are checked and cleaned regularly. Providing supplies such as wipes, plasters and feminine hygiene products is also a great idea to make sure that everyone is well cared for.
You might be considering just hopping behind a BBQ for your event, but it’s probably best to hire caterer. The reason for this is that there are very particular food safety laws when it comes to cooking outdoors and keeping uncooked meat cool. To prevent any incidents, it’s best to leave it to the pros. This way, you and your team can enjoy the event yourselves, without stressing over feeding everyone. Unless you all have a food handling certificate, you won’t be insured to cook even if you want to.
While it’s important to have a lot of bins for guests to use, there will inevitably be a lot of clean up after the event. Unless you are hiring a company to take care of it all, then it’s down to you to make sure that it’s all sorted. This includes getting all of the chairs put away and to arrange for any marquees to be taken down first thing in the morning. It’s a good idea to check back with the venue the next day, not only to thank them but to make sure that everything is shipshape.
An event out of doors might not be easy to organise, but the rewards make it worth it. There is nothing that people like better than the chance to enjoy the sun when it comes out, instead of being stuck in a room all day. Yes, there’s a lot to consider, but you’re sure to have a very happy audience by the end of it.