Hackney Bridge is a multi-use, canalside venue that is home to creative coworking studios, independent retail stores and a dedicated events spaces. The street food kitchen features an array of cuisines and, alongside the Hangar Bar, is a destination for food and drink enthusiasts. A sprawling site, the venue boasts interesting interior and exterior spaces that are available for hire, including, but not limited to, a large blank canvas event space and outdoor gardens that capture the sun all day through to the evening. The venue's event spaces can host virtually any event: conferences, live performances, exhibitions, awards, dinners, screenings, private parties and more.
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
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! -----
Passionate about delivering unique experiences, Browning Bros. have built a reputation to deliver unusual corporate events, memorable outdoor weddings, lakeside cabins and the best glamping Essex has to offer. Chalkney Water Meadows is a unique outdoor events and glamping venue just an hour from London in rural Essex. With acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake there are endless possibilities for activities, on-site catering, break outs and celebrations. Build your dream event with the in-house events team at Browning Bros. Dining/Conference/Activities/Party area There are three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests, acting as a beautiful undercover space for dining / conference /activities / party area overlooking the lake. Please note, the venue has the capacity to build upon with acres of meadow space for much larger events over 200. Accommodation The glamping accommodation is in the form of luxury “Nomadic” bell tents which can be made up as single and twin occupancy with double bedsteads, or multiple occupancy (max 4 person) with single mattress beds on the floor. There are two lakeside luxury cabins situated just a 2 minute walk from the venue on the edge of a beautiful lake.
Pop Brixton Pop Brixton transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space that showcases the most exciting independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth. From vintage shopping to community gardening, including kids' activities, yoga workshops, broadcasting major sport events, and with a thrilling DJ line up, the everchanging program at Pop Brixton is designed to cater for all tastes. Pop Brixton, with its trendy bars and cosmopolitan eateries, is also home to an event space, "Pop Box" and a pumping night life. Catering As we are a community-based project, we kindly ask you to choose your catering from one of our on-site food members. You will be able to select from all of our street food stalls ranging from Indian-influenced burgers, to Sushi, to Churros, to award-winning pizza. So along with the venue usage, you would also be getting Foodism Awards’ ‘Best Food Market’!
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.
Located at 62–64 Southampton Row HELLO LOVE is a contemporary retail experience and changeable story space that gives artists and brands a place to co-create and present. The venue is spread between a ground floor and basement and is ideal for Pop-Ups, Product Launches, Sample Sales and Press Days Large floor to ceiling windows present an immersive experience to the steady flow of traffic between Holborn, Russell Sq. and the British Museum.
Old Street's bespoke venue; Interior design, bright, exposed brick, big windows, high quality sound system, central, breakout rooms, commando sockets for photography, high speed internet. As well as dry hire, we can also create a fully bespoke service for your event - everything can be arranged internally such as catering, barista coffee, professional photographer, event staff, sound technician, etc on request. About the venue: We have currently 3 available studios and a smaller library room, 2000sq ft in total. All studios can be booked individually or if necessity arises as a package as they are all situated in the same building floor. Our vision for was to create a beautiful, well-designed space. A perfect blank canvas for any project, creativity expression or meeting. The spaces are used for meetings, workshops, content creation, co-working, photo and video shoots. All of our studios are self-contained (WC and kitchen available) with door code access to facilitate the client's use and autonomy. At Chocolate Studios we believe in inclusivity so we made sure at least one of our studios can welcome anyone with a mobility disability. The white studio is fully accessible, we have ramps and an accessible bathroom. Please note we do not host private events, parties or celebrations due to the fact we are situated within a residential building.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
Discover an extraordinary urban garden oasis nestled in the heart of London. Step into a breathtaking glasshouse event venue surrounded by an expansive, enchanting wild garden, offering you the opportunity to craft unforgettable and personalised experiences that seamlessly blend with nature. Whether it's a corporate gathering, a dreamy wedding celebration, an inspiring away-day, a captivating brand product launch, an influencer affair, an exclusive soirée, or an intimate private dinner, our venue is the perfect canvas. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our surroundings, boasting a thriving kitchen garden, a vibrant wildflower meadow, tranquil ponds, a lush grass lawn, and meandering paths that wind through the entire site. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey where nature's wonders harmonise with your event's vision, creating a truly extraordinary ambiance for you and your guests. --- We can also provide everything in-house for your convenience. This includes staffing, furniture, table linens (tablecloths and napkins), florals, printed menus and guest placement cards, candles, and a bespoke music playlist. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, preferences, and budget, and use our expertise to pull the event design together for you. We can also provide live entertainment, photography, videography, AV and lighting. Please note that we are not a licensed venue for wedding ceremonies. Ceremonies held on-site at OmVed Gardens are commitment ceremonies, which means the couple needs to be officially married elsewhere. For catering, we have a list of accredited suppliers for you to choose from. Please note that we are a vegetarian venue, and kindly request that all catering complies with our vegetarian policy.
Folklore is a superb live music location split into two sparkly sections- Live stage/ 100 cap dancefloor in the secret back space & chill/breakout bar (40 cap) at the front! The vibrant beating heart of Hoxton, Shoreditch-An incredibly VIBESY corner spot minutes away from Columbia road, Brick lane, 3 mins to Hoxton overground and super close to Old st, Liverpool st, bethnal green and 24 hour night buses! Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar & candle/fairy-lit interior will have you fall head over heels in glittery love with the space... Events are our pride and joy - our uniquely personable, warm & experienced approach to private and promoted parties brings us repeat custom time and time again! Film shoots, music videos, private parties, product launches, club nights, live music promotions, brand awareness, fashion shows, showcases, film screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle everything! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We also have a 1 bed flat above the venue for hire if you need too! We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
Kachette prefers to stay hidden in plan sight. Located on busting Old Street in Shoreditch, its the kind of venue you have to hear about and its likely you have walked past in countless times wondering what's going on inside. Kachette is a popular space for corporate parties, fashion events, press launches, pop-ups, warehouse club inspired birthday parties (for those with the budget) and informal weddings. Kachette main room Arch 1 dry hire from £3,500 (+VAT) or whole venue dry hire from £5,000 (+VAT). Arch 1 can be hired exclusively or hire the whole venue for larger two room events. 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 Get in touch to hire Kachette for your event. *NO CLUB NIGHTS*
Nestled in the heart of the lively London Bridge area, Southwark Cathedral is a captivating haven of history, boasting one of the oldest examples of Gothic Architecture in London. The Cathedral offers two versatile indoor spaces and two expansive outdoor areas. The Nave and Retro Choir present a breathtaking venue for diverse events, both day and night. With its awe-inspiring architecture and soaring ceilings, The Nave offers a grand, expansive space, accommodating up to 800 guests. Adjacent to The Nave, the Retro Choir offers an intimate setting ideal for smaller gatherings or as an additional breakout area. This combination of spaces provides unparalleled versatility for hosting events ranging from large-scale conferences and exhibitions to elegant receptions and performances. Both areas feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, ensuring seamless presentations and performances. Surrounded by centuries of history and adorned with stunning architectural details, The Nave and Retro Choir offer an extraordinary backdrop for unforgettable events, combining historic grandeur with modern functionality. 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.
Nature-inspired work and event space in East London. Ideal for photo shoots, team building, training sessions, dinners, workshops and more. 3m wide projector screen. Fully fitted kitchen. Over 30 different plants. Located by the canal on Kingsland Road in East London, our space has an estimated capacity of up to 24 people for workshops and dining and 40+ people for networking and social events. We created House of Transformation to help startups and SME's to re-imagine the way they work. Our space is specifically designed for workshops and collaborative meetings. We also host a programme of wellness events, community dinners and personal development courses. We want our space to become a cultural hub where we all support each other as if we were part of an extended family or tribe. If this sounds like your cup of tea, send us an enquiry! A unique, nature-inspired exclusive hire venue in a great East London location. Ideal for photo shoots, team building days, educational programmes, creative workshops, networking dinners, movie nights and intimate community dinners. Self service domestic kitchen with glasses, crockery & cutlery. Up to 6 break out spaces. Access to communal outdoor courtyard. Great natural light and minimal noise, which is ideal for filming. Can host up to 30 people for a team building workshop or dinners. We also run an 8 acre nature venue in Devon - www.selgars.org - ideal for team retreats and offsites in nature. We have accomodation for 30+ people.
The Art and Ecology Pavilions are two stunning contemporary green roofed venues. Set within the natural surroundings of Mile End Park, they are unique and flexible spaces in an unspoiled tranquil setting. Just a five minute walk from Mile End tube station, they are an oasis in the heart of east London. Perfect for exclusive events for staff and clients. The Pavilions have facilities for auditorium format presentations. They are ideal for conferences, Exhibitions, networking, and professional development events. Both Pavilions are dry hire venues and can be personalised for your bespoke events. We can work with your own choice caterers and do not charge corkage. The Art and Ecology Pavilions are also fully licensed for wedding ceremonies. They can be configured for a range of events including corporate events, product launches and gala dinners. Perfect for private family celebrations, including wedding ceremonies, receptions and memorial events. The Pavilions host public access events such as live performances, makers markets and art exhibitions. Large, light, and airy, The Art Pavilion is a flagship gallery space. It offers exhibitors flexibility for installation of work in a variety of media. The gallery can accommodate an event and workshop programme alongside your exhibition. The pavilions overlook lakes and have direct access to Mile End Park. They can both accommodate mobile catering vans for a street food vibe. The Art Pavilion offers reception and catering space on a private island. The Pavilions are fully accessible and have step free access to all areas and outside spaces. An induction loop is available. Both venues have loading and unloading areas. There is no guest parking at The Ecology Pavilion with limited spaces at the Art Pavilion. Due to The Pavilions proximity to good transport links we encourage guest to use public transport, arrive on foot or by bicycle. The Pavilions are a short walk from Mile End underground station on the Central, District and Hammersmith and City Line. Several bus routes stop on Grove Road and Mile End Road.
Located in the heart of the east end, Curzon Hoxton is a relaxing modern cinema designed to celebrate the beauty of natural materials. With three modern screens, each with luxurious seats and side tables, the venue is fully equipped for conferencing, presentations and corporate hospitality. Alongside the screens there is a spacious bar on the lower-ground floor, as well as a minimalist bar and cafe on the ground floor perfect for receptions up to 125 people.
?Do you want to be the one that organises the next Glastonbury? Even if you have something a little smaller in mind, organising a music festival is no easy feat. There’s a lot to consider, whether you are having it outside, or at your local bar. It can seem like a great idea, but a lot of work goes into it. That’s why those who are successful really are heroes. It all comes down to good planning however. If you keep organised, then you’ll have everyone partying like it’s 1969.
Why Do You Want to Do It?
Is it to promote a certain genre of music that you feel doesn’t get enough limelight? Maybe you want to showcase all of the amazing up and coming local bands in your area, and to promote their talent. Maybe it’s all for charity. It could even be a combined event like a food and drink festival, something to get the community together and have them enjoying the outdoors while your vendors all make a nice profit on the day or weekend. Whatever the reason, you need to know what it is before you start any planning. If you don’t have a reason for doing something, then you won’t have a goal to strive for. Like any large event, a music festival must have an objective. What is it that you want to achieve?
Many major new festivals discover too late just how much it costs to run a music festival. The key to success is having a tight budget. Consider your outgoings vs what you think your tickets and other sales will make. All music acts deserve to be paid for their time, and paid fairly, so you will need to be able to afford to do this. Remember, one of the biggest issues that you will face is cashflow problems. A lot of money will need to be paid out before you will get any in return. This is why it is so important to look for sponsors early on, as they will provide you with a large amount of your spending budget.
Choosing the Right Venue
There’s no festival without a venue. If you’re looking for something out of doors, you need to be well prepared in case of adverse weather. But that’s no reason not to go for it! Outside venues generally give you a lot more room to maneuverer and you can have a variety of vendors set up. Indoor venues can be just as good however. If they are used to having bands play, then they will already have all of the right equipment and your music acts might have even played there before! There are loads of festival venues for hire in London, so take your time when choosing the right one for the feel of your festival. Chances are, the owners will have hosted something similar in the past and can help to walk you through everything that needs to be done. Hiring a venue needs to go to the top of your budget list, as depending on what you want, they can get quite pricey. There’s always something for everyone however, so you’re sure to find the right one for you.
Get Your Acts Together
Once you know when and where your festival is happening, it’s time to sort out who is performing. It’s always good to have a bit of variety, even if your festival is centred around one genre, you want to show how varied this can be. Be upfront about how much and when the acts will get paid. Transparency will build trust between you. You will need a couple of headline acts, so try to get them on board as soon as possible so that you can announce it to your followers. Make sure that you have a DJ playing between sets to keep the mood upbeat. They can even play as part of an afterparty to keep everyone at the venue. If you have a band that backs out at the last minute, then the DJ will be able to cover their set as well, without losing your audience.
Sponsorship Is Key
Without the right sponsorship, it’s likely that your festival will never get off the ground. You need to consider carefully exactly what it is that you can offer potential sponsors. They may want their logo not just on your website, but on all of the merch, flyers and posters as well. You need to get comfortable with this, as most sponsors won’t give out the big bucks unless they know that they are getting good advertisement in return.
Promoting Your Festival
You need to start promoting your festival early and get the word out to as many people as you can. Start on social media by announcing the different acts as they are confirmed, but don’t forget to promote the different vendors you have as well. Flyers and posters will also be important, and these should be placed at as many different music venues as you can in order to advertise your festival. How can people buy tickets? You need to make sure that they are easy to purchase, and reasonably priced as well. All rules for the festival should also be printed clearly on your website, so that people know to follow them. Alcohol is likely to be one of your main sellers, so you need to stop people from bringing in their own.
There’s no doubt about it, organising your own music festival is hard work. But if your dedicated to the task, you’re sure to make a success out of it. The key to it, like many events, is in the planning. Secure your venue and sponsors early on, and you’ll have people queuing up to get tickets in no time.
A lot of work goes into planning a festival, from setting your goals to securing a workforce to making it all happen. In particular, this year will require even more planning and preparation to ensure that everyone has an amazing and safe experience at your festival. • Create goals for your festival • Determine and ring-fence your festival’s budget • Secure a suitable festival venue • Secure and book your festival’s line-up and vendors • Create a strategic marketing plan • Start shouting about your festival and selling tickets • Coordinate volunteers and on-site staff for your festival • Plan your festival’s schedule.
London is already home to some of the best annual festivals, including art, film, music and religious festivals which are held at different points throughout the year. And, if you’re planning a festival, full blown carnival or even a festival themed wedding, London has plenty of spaces and venues that will ensure that your event is as memorable as possible. Renowned for attracting some of the biggest acts in the world, London has a unique selection of outdoor spaces, gardens and arenas, which will add a new and exciting dimension to your festival.
Of course, you can organise a festival at any point in the year, no matter what the season. In fact, there are a whole host of winter festival, including festival festivals, festivals on the slopes and winter music festivals that are held throughout the winter months!
Festivals aren’t just about sleeping in a tent for 5 nights and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. Instead, it’s all about celebrating a shared passion with like-minded people, whilst making memories. And, there are lots of factors that contribute towards ensuring that your festival is one to remember, including the following: • Secure a line-up that will inspire your target market to buy tickets • Choose a line-up that will excite • Choose the perfect location that has the capacity to host your festival • Ensure your customers are catered for in terms of bands, bars, production teams, and food stalls. • Ensure the location of your festival is close to transport links and is accessible • Careful planning and logistics • Market your festival to the right audience to build momentum • Always put safety and security first
A festival is a gathering of people that come together to celebrate a unique aspect of a community, religion, culture, music scene or other special occasion. In recent years, festivals have increased in popularity, marking a whole host of different types of celebration taking place in all corners of the world. From music festivals to festivals that celebrate film and art, today’s festivals incorporate a whole host of celebrations and entertainment. Ultimately, a festival is a setting where people who share common ground gather to celebrate their passion.