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The Best Function Rooms in London

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In search of the perfect venue for your next private function? Look no further than Canvas. Below will find our hand-picked range of venues ideally suited to precisely such an event, appealing to an incredibly diverse range of different tastes and event styles. This means that no matter the reason for your gathering, be it a meeting, birthday party, corporate event or otherwise, we are confident that you will be able to find a venue that works for you.

Spread across the length and breadth of London, we have venues to hire in London within the buzz and excitement of the city centre, the trendier, laid-back vibes of East London or the sophistication of the world-renowned West End. This broad selection of venues to hire in London means that we also have offerings that can accommodate all sorts of different capacities and budgets.

How to Find the Best Venue for Your Function?


Whatever the function, the venue is one of the most important aspects of the whole day. No matter what else you might have planned, if the venue isn’t up to standard, or isn’t right for your event, then it’s unlikely to be a success. Finding the perfect venue can be tough, which is why we’ve put together a to-do list of exactly how you should go about it.

 

Start Looking Early


If you are on the search for the perfect venue, the key is to get on the ball as soon as you can. The more time you give yourself, the more options will still be available, and the more relaxed you can be. There’s nothing worse that hiring the first venue that’s offered just because your date has been snapped up everywhere else. If you know that you are looking a date in a busy season such as the summer months, this is even more reason to start looking early, as these venues can get booked up a year in advance. If it’s for a wedding, you’ll need to be looking at least two years before the big day!

 

Location


You might have found a venue that you’ve fallen in love with, but if everyone going to your function has to travel a long way, or it’s not accessible by public transport, you might have to rethink. It will be hard to get people to attend if it is far out of town unless you are arranging all of the transport as well. If it is located centrally, consider traffic and how long it will still take people to get there. This should be noted in invitations, so everyone knows when they need to leave by.

 

Layout


The type of function that you are hosting will decide the layout that will work best for you. If it is a family event, you don’t want people to be split up too much, you want them to be able to gather round a central area. If you are hosting a range of activities and expect a large number of people, you will need separate areas for all of these You’ll also need to ensure that there will be no risk of a bottleneck of people all trying to get to one place. It’s never to early to start considering the layout of the space, as you don’t want to realise that it doesn’t work after you’ve booked.

 

Aesthetic


The type of event you are hosting will have its own aesthetic, and you want your venue to be able to reflect that. While you might be going for a more unusual look by hiring a unique venue in London, it still needs to create the ambience that you desire for the day. While meetings can be held in creative spaces, you can go too far. CEOs aren’t going to want to sit on beanbags discussing their budget for the year.

 

Visit in Person


Pictures can only do so much, which is why it is imperative that you visit the location in person. The photos might have looked one way, but actually getting into a venue is when you will get a true feel for it. You will have the chance to inspect the layout, ask questions, and see if it really is the venue for you. Don’t be afraid to check out multiple venues and take your time, comparing venues to one another can help you land on the one that is just right.

 

Facilities


While it may look amazing, if your venue doesn’t have the facilities that you need, it’s not going to work out. Facilities that you need to consider are:


Parking


Is there space for everyone who wants to go? If not, what parking facilities are available nearby? Not everyone will want to rely on public transport, so if there’s not enough parking, your guests won’t be happy.


Amenities


Expecting a big crowd? There’s nothing worse than a long queue for the bathrooms, so there needs to be enough that everyone will be happy.


Tech


Are there going to be presentations at your event? If so, there needs to be adequate technology for them to be able to set up. It’s best to get an expert in to check this out, particularly if you are playing videos or setting up a screen.

 

Capacity and Costs


How many people does the venue comfortably hold? If you are going to be near the maximum of this, you might want to consider a larger venue. No one wants to be cramped, and more room is better. At the same time, you want to avoid your function feeling empty. If there aren’t enough people in the room, the function will look like you expected more to turn up.

 

Ask the venue what costs are included with the booking, and what other fees you might entail with them by hosting your function there. Prices need to be within your budget, so don’t view anywhere that you know is going to be out of your reach.

 

Do You Need Catering?


Catering is an important part of any function, and many venues have their own in-house caterers, which can make the whole day run more smoothly. If you do need to invite outside caterers in, ensure that the venue has the facilities to deal with this. Do they have a kitchen onsite at all? Are they used to having caterers in the building? These are all questions that you need to ask.

 

Don’t be afraid to go into a venue with a list of questions or email them to a vendor. They want their venue to be the perfect one for you and will be happy to answer anything. After all, they’ll be used to it! Give yourself plenty of time to view different venues and consider the benefits of each before making your decision.

FAQs The Best Function Rooms in London


What events can you host in a function room?

Function rooms are designed to accommodate an incredibly diverse variety of different event styles and you can pretty much count on the fact that you will be able to find a function room to meet your event needs! So, what type of events can you host in a function room? • Birthday parties • Corporate events • Wedding receptions • Engagement parties • Christenings • Graduation parties • Summer parties • Award ceremonies • Proms • Themed party • Dance event • Christmas celebrations • Baby showers Spread across the length and breadth of London, there’s function rooms that can accommodate all sorts of different capacities and budgets.



What is a function room?

A function room is a large space that is designed to accommodate a whole host of different events, including birthday parties, wedding receptions, formal dinners, and much more. Dotted throughout London, you will find lots of exciting and versatile function rooms that are perfectly equipped with all of the components needed to ensure that your event is a roaring success. As a city that is renowned for its thriving entertainment scene, you won’t be surprised to hear that the vast majority of function rooms in London can also be adapted for many different types of events.



Why should you hire a function room?

If you haven’t already realised, there’s lots of reasons why you should seriously consider hiring a function room in London! After all, life's key moments should always be shared with those you love the most. Here are some more reasons why you should book a function room for your event. • Accommodate a wide range of budgets • Provide access to drinks and catering services • Latest technology is on hand to ensure your event is memorable • Easily accessible • Versatile • Accommodating when it comes to the theme of your event



Five features of a great function room

When searching for the perfect function room, there’s lots of components that you should look out for that make a great space! Here are some of the features that make a function room great: • Great location – you want to be sure that your guests can attend your event with minimum hassle • Budget – the best function rooms offer a range of different packages that are designed to accommodate a variety of different budgets • Sound proofing – if you’re party goes on until late at time, you want to be sure that you won’t receive any complaints • Catering services – planning an event can be overwhelming and stressful. Choosing a function room that also offers a catering service will ensure that you get another big tick on that to do list. • Technology – lighting, sound and entertainment can make or break your event. Always check out the venue’s facilities



What is a hotel function room space?

Hotel function rooms are special designated rooms that are set up to accommodate a wide range of different events including parties, special occasions, meetings, banquets, exhibitions and more. One of the main advantages of booking a hotel function room in London is that your guests then have the option to stay at the hotel pre-or post-event.



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