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.
THE VALE STUDIOS are bright and spacious daylight studios situated in West London overlooking Acton Park. Having close to 10,000 square feet over two floors and large Crittall windows facing north, east and west, it’s the ideal apartment-style space for film, photography and event productions. What used to be a large scale laundry, the building has been stripped back to its open plan arrangement with floor one offering a bright an airy white washed space and floor two having an old wooden floor throughout. Each floor offers 3-phase power, kitchen and bathroom facilities and lounge area’s.
With an industrial yet modern look, The Loading Bay in Shoreditch offers a tech-themed venue with a double-height ceiling and lots of natural light. Panels, pitch events, networking meet-ups and presentations are supported by high spec AV throughout, including 110" Screen with HDMI Connection (Adapters available onsite). Half day and full day bookings available. Microphones can be hired in at £45 + VAT each (for either handheld or lapel). “We hosted an event here for around 40 people, and the team could not have been more helpful in helping us put together the event. The space worked perfectly, and having the mezzanine area meant that we could easily break out into less formal networking and have plenty of space for refreshments” - Imogen, London & Partners “Amazing team, staff, space and vibes. We love using all of Techspace's facilities and the events team always go above and beyond. "Impossible" is not in their vocabulary. Forever grateful and can't wait to see you all again soon!” - Vinit, Filtered
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.
This incredible space in The Shard does a pretty good job of speaking for itself – up on the 24th floor of the tallest building in the UK, it boasts some incredible views that manage to sit just under the clouds, meaning perfect visibility out over the Thames. TOG worked really hard to give the space in The Shard a distinctly different, relaxed feel, plus it’s more versatile than you think; it has event space for up to 200 people and has hosted everything from mini golf to cocktail fountains and poker tables. In addition to this, there are 8 meeting rooms, ranging in size from 5 - 70 person.
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
Our Grade II* listed building is a haven in the city, where culture, heritage and learning meet. Renowned as a central hub for public events for 125 years, Bishopsgate Institute is also a remarkably atmospheric location for private and corporate events. From the moment you step across the threshold, the originality of the building is clear. Our venue combines elements from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements, along with typically Victorian motifs. Every one of our rooms is full of individual character and steeped in history. Our spaces are suited to any event you might have in mind, and our flexible rooms have capacity for between 4 to 500 people. Set on the edge of the City of London, you can find us just two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station.
We are a 120 capacity, multifunctional events space situated in the heart of London, Europe’s largest creative hub. Our community is comprised of the best in the Music, Film & TV, Tech & Fashion industries and we service them along with a multitude of external clients. We’re designed to be highly versatile to cater for the niche requirements of the top tier in both the creative and corporate industries. Some of our regular clients include Apple, Amazon, Sony Music, BBC, Channel 4, Beats 1 Radio and The British Heart Foundation amongst many others. We’re here for music events, artist showcases, panel discussions, art exhibitions, community workshops, presentations, private parties, Q&A’s and corporate away days. Our events are a platform for both the top tier and the underground. We have personalities, visionaries, legends, next big things, ideas, inspiration, diversity and substance all rolled into a calendar of events that are designed to engage, entertain and inspire. We have a fully licensed bar and bespoke catering facilities, and a dedicated event team to guide your event from conception to completion.
The Old Baths of Hackney Wick were built in 1934 to provide washing facilities, laundry and community space to the poor population living in the area. Now under the name The Bath House, the space runs as a non for profit community building with artist studios, event spaces, gallery and cafe. With many spaces inside, we can cator to so many different types of events. Below is a list of the rooms and how they can be used: The Hall: 300cap Music Events Workshops Weddings Birthday Party's Yoga Movement Classes Exhibitions Cinema Screenings Audio Visual displays The Cafe/Lounge: Music jams Smaller workshops A place to eat and drink Relax Civic Classroom: 50cap Workshops Movement Classes Educational Classes Screenings Yoga Sound Baths Birthday Party's Art classes Acting as a hub for the surrounding community and beyond, The Baths is open to all personal and creative endeavors that will ultimately bring the community together. If you'd like to hold an event with us, we'd love to have you! -----
Prepare to unleash your competitive spirit, whether you're into modern gaming or looking for a dose of nostalgia. It's all about going all-in with your gaming skills or taking it easy, and our attentive hosts are there to ensure your experience is top-notch. With 8 semi-private video game booths, each equipped with both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5, plus an E-sports stage featuring 10 high-powered gaming PCs, you can effortlessly switch between gaming consoles with a simple touch. Our menu boasts signature cocktails, craft beer, delectable wood-fired pizzas, a wide range of soft drinks, and low-alcohol options to cater to all tastes. Perfect for corporate events, team away days, networking events, birthday parties, hen and stag dos, or just a memorable night out with friends.
The Little Scarlet Door is the Flatmate’s latest home. Split across two storeys, a New York loft-style space meets London’s quirkiest flat-share. Find us in the beating heart of Soho, the melting pot of London night life. A WALK AROUND OUR FLAT: The Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen - For up to 60 people standing - Our vibrant bar and restaurant sits on our ground floor with gorgeous velvet sofas and a beautiful kitchen bar where guests can enjoy cocktails surrounded by colourful works of art. This is the ideal spot for laidback dining and drinking. Basement Studio - For up to 130 standing - Where our ultimate house parties take place! With its industrial exposed pillars, long bar and its open-plan living, it creates the perfect space to host the house party you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s playing the classic Nintendo 64, cosying up by our beautiful fireplace or dancing the night away to our resident DJs, Wednesday - Saturday, there’s space for everyone to join in on the fun and revelry! The Vault - For up to 12 seated - Paying homage to Warhol’s factory, the aluminium walls have made their way to our Vault at The Little Scarlet Door. Hidden away from the rest of the venue behind the laundry room, this spot is the ideal intimate setting for cocktails and conversation. The Courtyard - For up to 26 seated - Nestled just behind Greek Street, our courtyard is ideal for alfresco dining. Surrounded by beautiful blue tiling and plants, you will be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of central London.
Kindred, in the heart of Hammersmith, West London, is the perfect city venue for your next event. With a range of spaces designed for those with an eye for quality, comfort and style, our dynamic, dependable team pull out all the stops for occasions to remember. If you are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary conference space that is bound to make a statement in line with your brand, a candlelit private dinner with incredible food and wine, or a decadent party that needs to impress, Kindred is a fantastic choice, and one you won’t regret. We deliver best in class hospitality, entertainment and guest experience, and most importantly, we take care of everything; taking the stress out of the process and allowing you and your guests to simply turn up and enjoy. Clients often choose Kindred for the following types of events: Meetings, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions, Private Dinners, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties and other Celebrations, Weddings, Filming and Photography, Live Music Events and Performances, Full Takeovers. We fully cater for our events, providing food and drinks tailored to your requirements. Priding ourselves on delivering warm, friendly and efficient service, we also cater for most dietary requirements, and will do our best to find solutions to problems when they present themselves. We are set up with straightforward tech facilities to allow for meetings, presentations, and other audio-visual needs. For more complex requirements we have several tried and tested partners we rely on for additional equipment and support to make your event run seamlessly. Our venue is fully accessible with a working lift, no internal steps or ridges, and a disabled toilet on the ground floor. We’re conveniently located outside Hammersmith Tube Station which makes us one of the most easily accessible venues just 15 minutes outside of central London. We believe passionately in being an inclusive space, boasting gender non-specific bathrooms, and we want to hear from you about how we can ensure your guests feel welcomed and looked after. The prices listed are guide prices. We will work with you to understand your budget and requirements, and will do our best to tailor your quote for you.
An iconic Grade II Listed deconsecrated chapel in the heart of London’s West End, Stone Nest is an atmospheric and exclusive venue in a prestigious location. The building benefits from a 2am licence and is highly adaptable for a range of cultural and corporate activities including rehearsal, filming, private events, dinners, fashion shows, exhibitions, celebrations, ceremonies and launches. The 19th century Norman Style Welsh Chapel (1888) is composed of a galleried central space with an umbrella dome, a large basement bar, and attached manse. After many years at the heart of the London Welsh community, the chapel closed for worship in 1982. In 1985 it was transformed into the legendary Limelight nightclub. Our clients have included Alexander McQueen, Chapman Brothers, BFI, BBC, Netflix, Isabel Marant, Agi & Sam, Nike, Alexandra Moura, Champion, Grey Goose, Famous Grouse, Viktor & Rolf, Midnight Madness, Annabel Dining, Disney, London College of Fashion, Sophia Webster, MO Film, Central St Martins, Heist Gallery, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Nokia, Brown’s Fashion, Kitbag, Tomb Raider, Johnnie Walker, Wingstop, Creative Review and many more.
Looking for a space to host a fashion show? Building a brand activation to blow people’s minds? Selling a self-published zine in a petite pop-up? The Studios has got you covered. The Studios covers a total of 13,000 sq.ft across five adjoining studios, with hire package options to suit everything from pint-sized pop-ups to full-scale brand activations. The Studios have worked with some incredible clients over the years—Spotify, Malfy Gin, Sky News, Puma and Evian to name a few—and have established relationships with lovely local suppliers and trusted tradesfolk to help bring your boldest ideas to life. If you’re looking for a central Shoreditch location, it doesn't get better than this! Situated between busy Shoreditch High Street and Curtain Road, you have guaranteed exposure and amazing footfall. The studios have recently undergone a refurbishment and are in a pristine condition with polished concrete floors, white washed walls, 5m- 8.5m high ceiling and large windows throughout which give you bundles of natural light. The Studios has five interconnected spaces with multiple hire options available. Studio 1 - Bar area and restaurant setup, perfect as an entrance to your event. Studio 2 - A self-contained unit that does it all, from pop-ups to car launches, with shutter access directly onto New Inn Yard. Studio 3 - The smallest studio in the space, this space works as an extension of Studio 2 and Studio 4. Studio 4 - The largest studio in the space, with its own production office and shop front access. Studio 5 - Located alongside studio 4, perfect for small brand activations and showrooms.
Merging design, technology and wellness to provide your business with the perfect home from which to grow. Combined with their inspirational cultural program, your company will benefit from both the space and the knowledge of being a part of a community that understands the link between planet, people and profit. These businesses build better relationships with clients, suppliers and most importantly their employees. #Modern #Creative #Co-Working
Greenwich Yacht Club boasts 2 unique venues in London with Thames river views. Situated close to North Greenwich tube and the O2 arena this is a great venue for hire in London. It is also a wedding venue in London with a wedding license. It is a popular corporate and conference venue in London and has the ability to cater for Private dinner parties
GOT A CONCEPT? BRING IT TO LIFE! Right in the heart of Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, Iron Bloom shows signs of its former life as an ironworks in its industrial styling, cast iron pillars, high ceilings and old industrial lift shaft, converted into a suspended DJ booth. Equipped with a cocktail bar, commercial kitchen with a charcoal oven, and a full sound system, this three-tiered space makes for a versatile venue for top notch events that blend historic rusticity with a warm, modern feel in a relaxed ambience. KEY OFFERINGS: Industrial interior design Astounding sound system Fully licensed commercial bar & kitchen Exterior & Interior Branding SPECIALISING IN: Brand Activations Product Launches Pop up restaurants / Supper clubs Parties, Events & Meetings
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.
A lot of people have heard of the term “dry hire venue” but do not know what it means. A dry hire venue is a venue that only provides the use of the space that they have. This means that you are responsible for sourcing your own venue services, catering, staffing, bar etc. There are lots of dry hire venues available to book in London, allowing you to put your own unique stamp on your event plans.
Hiring a dry hire space in London has a whole host of benefits, especially if you are looking to manage every stage of the event planning process. For example, hiring a dry hire venue gives you complete freedom to handpick your own suppliers, decorate the venue in line with the theme of your event, and even save money in the long run as hiring a blank canvas of a venue is going to cost far less than hiring out an all-inclusive event space. Ultimately, you have complete control over planning your event as essentially you are only hiring a space.
Dry hire venues can be used for any event, including: • Pop-ups • Launch events • Birthdays • Weddings • Corporate events • Press events • Dinners • Parties. Whatever event you are planning, you’re sure to fine a dry hire space that will be able to accommodate your vision.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect dry hire venue, you will quickly discover that they are a lot cheaper and accessible than full-service establishments. Many dry hire venues in London even offer a set price that does not fluctuate depending on the time of year. This means during peak seasons such as summer and Christmas time, you won’t have to pay more.
A dry hire wedding venue is a wedding venue that couples hire as an empty space. Also known as a blank canvas space, choosing a dry hire wedding venue means that you are responsible for booking your own catering, furniture, entertainment, lighting etc. This type of venue hire is perfect if you have a unique vision for your special day and if you are happy to take complete control of planning and booking each element of your wedding day.