Dry hire simply means you are hiring the space only, giving you the ability to create your perfect event. Dry hire venues in London are increasingly popular for events and parties, from warehouse wedding venues to grandiose banquet halls for hire, we have the venue for you.
Located within The Piano Works West End, one of London’s only non-stop live music venues,you will find a hidden gem where you, the audience can take center stage. Think a venue within a venue where speakeasy meets The Piano Works and what you will get is a request-based sing-along experience. Join our musicians Thursday to Saturday and request the songs you want to not only hear but sing! Whether you want to belt a Whitney ballad or gather your friends to sing a Spice Girls classic or you are daring enough to take on Defying Gravity, the choice is yours! Join our singing waiters, West End star hosts and more, at London’s number one sing-along party and dining experience.
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!
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, is a state-of- the-art venue showcasing emerging and established talent within the fast-growing contemporary art world. A gallery by day and private events space by night, the venue boasts the perfect setting to impress clients wishing to host events ranging anything from private dinners to evening networking / drinks receptions, immersive events, brand activations, press days and many more. The venue itself is 6,000 Sq./Ft split over two floors, both of which can operate independently. Exclusive hire of the venue allows for up to 420 guests, with a wide range of facilities on site, including a six-metre custom made LED screen, a sixteen thousand watts / 32 speaker audio system, accompanied by showcase track lighting and multiple rigging points throughout the entire venue. There are also two fully equipped onsite kitchens, both with rear loading bay access. With industrial features as well as a versatile layout, is a brilliant backdrop for events of all natures.
A beautifully distressed chapel, Asylum is a grade II listed building built in 1826, bombed in WWII. The present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theatre, weddings and funerals. A unique venue in South East London for weddings, corporate events, press shows and private dinner parties.
6 Fitzroy Square is a venue for hire in London, a magnificent space centrally located in Fitzrovia. This unique venue in London is set in a Georgian building designed by Robert Adam, offering two grand Georgian rooms with vast Georgian windows overlooking Fitzroy Square. The venue also has a small kitchen and store room available with special request. This is an appropriate private dinner party venue, venue for pop ups, lectures, small theatre groups, dance & yoga workshops and more.
Electric is an iconic, theatrical structure, a venue that is characterful with a contemporary twist. The huge ground floor Main Room and stage are overlooked by a beautiful mezzanine – the Circle Bar, and ideal for live shows with a 1500 capacity and standing receptions of 1700. Electric an ideal setting not only for corporate parties, but also conferences, award ceremonies, dinners, product launches, away days, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, filming and much more. Electrics Main Room can accommodate 320 guests seated cabaret style for awards or gala evenings and 180 dining, whilst it also lends itself to smaller numbers of 250 – 800 when the mezzanine isn't in use. We use only the best caterers around for all of our events. We work closely with a number of preferred caterers who all offer fresh, modern and creative catering whilst upholding traditional service values. The entire team are all self-confessed foodies and continuously provide superb food made only from the finest sustainably sourced ingredients. Our contemporary menus suitable for anything from exquisite canapés and formal dinners through to themed bowl food and innovative conference options are sure to tantalise the taste buds and leave your guests coming back for more. As well as exceptional food, we also provide both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alongside a beautiful array of wonderful cocktails. With ideas from classic favourites through to ingenious mocktails, they’re sure to add the finishing touch to your event. FAQ's Does Electric host birthday parties? No, Electric will not host a birthday party for any age. Can we hire Electric at the weekend? Daytime hire at the weekend is limited due to regular live and club events in the evening, but always ask and we will try and accommodate. Night-time hire is reviewed case by case and always worth asking. Does Electric have preferred suppliers? Yes, although we will always work with the client to ensure the event works best for their needs if they wish to consider outside suppliers. Is parking available? Pay and Display bays are available behind the venue on Buckner Road. They are free after 5.30pm. Is loading access easy? Please direct all deliveries to Buckner Road, for our rear entrance. Flat access to both stage and the main floor. Does Electric provide furniture for events? We do not own any tables or chairs - these must always be hired. Is internet provided at the venue? Internet access is available throughout the venue. Virtual tour (you can use the numbered buttons at the side of the screen to jump between the floors)
Venue Video Profile Banking Hall is a venue that has been designed to impress. Surrounded by towering marble columns and stunning Art Deco décor, you can host your event with a touch of glamour in an excellent location. Banking Hall straddles Cornhill and Lombard Street, overlooking the Bank of England. The space is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate your needs – whether for a dinner, standing reception, wedding banquet, conference or exhibition for up to 800 guests.
From £900.00 The Tropical Library is our newest space and right next door to The Gallery. The Tropical Library has brick walls, wood floors, luxurious furniture and wild lamp! Its topped off with green palms, banana trees, large wild life prints and lots and lots of books to keep you out of mischief!
New to London in July 2017, the distinctive Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is a capitvating and unique venue in the heart of London's East End. Our dynamic events space Kaijo is located on the ground floor of the hotel, and benefits from natural daylight as well as private access from the street. The flexibility of the space offers up to 6 different room options over 178 square meters. It is ideally suited to a variety of events - from corporate meetings to private dinners and weddings - all with the iconic experience of Nobu's world-renowned cuisine. Whether you'd like to host a product launch, trade event, seminar, exhibition, theatre or music event, our versatile Kaijo space can adapt to your unique style and requirements. IDEAL FOR: Conferences Corporate dinners Drink receptions Christmas parties Wedding receptions Bar Mitzvah
Sager + Wilde | Hackney Road is a Wine Bar in East London with exposed brick work and wooden floors. It's the perfect space for standing drinks parties and events. It's even got a small outdoor area for summer evenings. We also have turntables so you can choose to play vinyls all night or create a Spotify playlist for our Sonos system. Food-wise we are known for our Charcuterie and Cheese boards along with our Cheese toasties.
Kachette main room dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or two room dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Kachette is a unique and historic East London event venue housed in the original ticket hall of Shoreditch Station which operated from 1865 to 1940. The popular railway arch event space is located on Old Street, one of the busiest most vibrant streets in Shoreditch. The main room Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. GET IN TOUCH TO HIRE KACHETTE FOR YOUR CORPORATE OR PRIVATE EVENT. *KACHETTE IS NOT LICENSED FOR CLUB NIGHTS* Corporate events: Hire for award ceremonies, brand launches, Christmas parties, conferences, corporate receptions, drinks receptions, experiential events, fashion shows, product launches, networking events, pop-ups and more. Clients include: Adidas, Coca Cola, FIFA, Google, Hendrick's Gin, Instagram, Kanye West, London Fashion Week, Nike, Playstation, Spotify, Supreme, Tesco and Vice. Private events: Hire for birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, Christmas parties and weddings. Included in venue hire fee: Venue hire from 10am until midnight (late license / TENS available for an additional fee) Arch 1, a 1,600 sq ft studio Arch 2, a 1,400 sq ft studio Duty manager PA System in Arch 1 & 2 100Mb dedicated fibre internet service (symmetrical) Air Conditioning Basic lighting Cloakroom facilities Production office Post event cleaning
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.
Modern, bright and airy, the private event space on 7th & 8th floor is contemporary and fully flexible with a prime location right by Holborn underground. Labs House is perfectly suited for corporate events such as conferences, innovation days, workshops, large business meetings, dinners, parties and networking events. With access to private bar, AV, catering and onsite event management, the Labs team can provide every element to make your event a great success.
Battersea Arts Centre is a unique London venue with an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair make our building ideal for those looking for something a little different. We host a wide variety of events; from beautiful weddings and fun parties to location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Theatre: 600 Cabaret: 600 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Theatre: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 130 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
A newly opened 'Brewpub' based in the new and upcoming area in Hackney Central, just a short walk from the Station. Our newly renovated arches offer a welcoming space for an array of events. Our venue is filled with natural lighting, and offers standing events for 300. Our Garden is spacious and allows you to soak up the sun all day round. Our friendly staff will be on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
The Gillian Lynne Theatre’s auditorium is available for daytime hire from 9 am-11 pm on Tuesdays and 9 am to 1 pm all other days. This sizeable auditorium makes a perfect venue for many events that require a captive audience; from a conference to award ceremonies, company announcements and product launches, your AGM or a press launch. Graduation ceremonies are well suited to this space as well as educational seminars. It benefits from front of house areas which work well for break out options too. With new seating, the modern auditorium is practical and comfortable. There are 1,071 seats across 2 levels in the Stalls and Dress Circle.
Do you struggle with what to feed people at your work events? Sometimes when you hire a venue, the catering is always the same old, same old. What you really want is to bring something brand new to the table. With so many dry hire venues in London, you can bring in your own caterers, or even challenge your work colleagues to cook for the group themselves! If you’re at a loss for ideas on how to spice up the corporate lunch time, them look no further, we might have exactly what you’ve been looking for.
A good food truck can sometimes be hard to beat. There are so many in the city, that you can go for whatever type of food takes your fancy. This way you can keep your staff on their toes, and they can even try new cuisines. Not only will it get everyone talking, but there is something that’s really endearing about a food truck. It encourages camaraderie between colleagues and if it’s a nice day, you can all sit outside to eat. Cuisines such as Vietnamese have become really popular to try.
While everyone is encouraged to buy organic, who can say that they have eaten a fully organic meal? Well, there are plenty of caterers that can fix that problem. Everyone is happy when they have some delicious food in front of them, but it’s also a chance for them to learn more about where their food comes from, and of course fair trade. Can your work mates taste the difference in the organic produce they’ve been served?
Is there a local restaurant that you’ve been dying to try? If so, why not bring them to your work event and get them to serve you up a lunch time meal? Not only is it great for the restaurant, you all get to try some of their food. Your colleagues will be intrigued by somewhere that is truly local to you, and that makes for a happy lunchtime.
International Food Day
As a change, why not get everyone you work with to bring in a different dish that represents their country? Workplaces are generally multicultural, so this is a great way to learn not only about different cuisines, but about the places where your colleagues, or your colleagues’ ancestors, were born. You can have some on main meal duty and others on dessert. The results should be an interesting combination to say the very least!
No Meat Monday
For health reasons, and for environmental, it’s encouraged to cut down on the amount of meat that we consume. That’s why No Meat Monday was invented. As a change from the status quo, why not hire a vegetarian or vegan caterer to feed you all at your event? Many people might be surprised at the sheer variety and taste of food without meat in it, and of course, it keeps lunchtime a little different from the norm, which is what you’re looking for.
Build Your Own
Everyone likes putting together their own plate of food. Which is why caterers that specialise in things like tacos are loads of fun. They provide the ingredients, and you make your meal. The combinations that people come up with might surprise you. For dessert, something similar can be done only with crepes or pancakes. Everyone can even make their own on a hotplate. Nothing quite gives you satisfaction like making for own food, and it will create a talking point.
No Waste Meal
Environmental causes are a hop topic right now, so why not invest in a caterer that has a zero-waste policy? You can feel better about where your food budget is being spent, and they can talk to everyone at the meal about how they’ve come up with zero waste solutions, and why it’s so important. This gives a little introspection into what we eat every day, and how much of it we end up throwing away.
If in doubt, it’s best to order one of everything. Having a variety of food stations at your event means that even the pickiest of eater will be happy, and your colleagues will get to try a whole rage of cuisines and tastes. If it’s set up like a buffet, where everyone helps themselves, then people can taste a little bit of whatever they want to, without committing to a full plate.
If you want to go upmarket, consider hiring a restaurant to give you a small tasting menu at lunchtime. Not only will you feel like you’ve entered a Michelin starred restaurant, your employees will thank you for really thinking about what they eat, instead of the usual stale sandwiches. A tasting menu is a whole new experience that many might not have had before, which makes this lunchtime idea,all the more special.
Pizza and Beer
Run out of ideas? Do your colleagues really just want to go to the same fast food place they go to every Friday? Why not just keep it relaxed and have some pizza and beer? You can go fast food or artisan, off-licence or craft beer, it doesn’t matter. Sometimes, people just want a bit of comfort food at a work event, and everyone will be more than happy to get started on that Friday feeling.
If you are going for a dry hire venue for your next work event, then you have free rein on the catering. There are loads of options to choose from, but it should fit with the type of event that’s being held. Hopefully out of these 10 catering ideas, there’s something that’s right for you and your company.