From stunningly intricate and relaxing Japanese gardens to strikingly modern conservatories, and lush hidden gems found upon the city’s rooftops, we have some incredibly unique offerings within our database, meaning that we’ve got venues able to cater to everything including summer barbecues, corporate parties, drinks receptions, family fun days and < href="https://www.canvas-events.co.uk/events/wedding/wedding-reception">wedding receptions.
A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden offers a unique lifestyle destination in the heart of central London. Two restaurants, a delicatessen, florist and lifestyle shop are all united by Floral Court, offering a variety of opportunities to suit any occasion. The Petersham is an opulent setting for any event. Sweeping windows, Genoese chandeliers and a private terrace, perfect for a drinks reception or grand entrance. With moveable furniture and a creative team, the space is versatile and an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Take ove the full venue and enjoy drinks in the private dining space and garden, before pulling back the curtains to reveal the beautiful main dining room where long banqueting tables will be dressed for your feast. During dining, the private dining room can be transformed once more to provide the perfect space for dancing the night away. Ideal for a wedding reception to follow a choice of licensed ceremony spaces across the site or any style of celebration. Groups of 12-36 seated and 40 to stand can enjoy the beautiful private dining room, within the main restaurant. Made private by heavy curtains, your guests will be welcomed through their own terrace entrance. The room is drenched in light, with floor to ceiling windows and garden doors which open onto to Floral Court.
Located in the heart of the City of London, Drapers’ Hall provides a majestic setting for any event. On the site of the present Drapers’ Hall, once part of the Augustinian Priory, Thomas Cromwell built his palace in the 1530s. After his execution, the property was purchased by the Guild of Drapers in 1543 from Henry VIII. Drapers’ Hall boasts magnificent interiors creating a stunning backdrop to every occasion. While steeped in history, the Hall is instantly recognisable from modern films such as The King’s Speech and Goldeneye. Our exquisite in-house catering, and the service provided by our experienced and dedicated team, will ensure that your event is perfect in every way. The venue can comfortably hold up to 700 guests for a standing reception when using all rooms, 276 for a seated dinner and 300-350 for theatre style presentations or concerts. This makes Drapers’ Hall the perfect location for all types of events.PLEASE REVIEW OUR OFFERS IN THE DOWNLOAD SECTION BELOW PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ALLOW EXTERNAL CATERING *** SPECIAL WEDDING OFFER: 10% Discount on all wedding packages for weddings booked to take place in January and February 2020. MUST QUOTE CEO20. Every wedding is unique and Drapers' Hall offers complete flexibility for wedding couples, with bespoke catering options and inclusive wedding packages that can be tailored to your taste.
*WEST END BEER GARDEN / PROSECCO TERRACE 1 MIN FROM CENTRE POINT* is a hidden gem located in the heart of the west end, a 2 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube, and a 3 minute walk from Charlotte Street. The terrace is the west ends only beer garden / champagne terrace, and ideal for summer parties, press events, product launches, company celebrations and parties. Inside, the wraparound banquettes and high tables are perfect for a hosting a stylish lunch meeting or an upscale weeknight dinner. Stephen Street is available for exclusive hire, and the terrace area for events up to 100 guests.
Whether you are planning a conference, special celebration, wedding, or corporate away day, the Horniman Museum has the ideal space for you. The Horniman offers a totally unique venue for hire in London, just a short train journey from London Bridge, but set in idyllic 16 acres of landscaped gardens in Forest Hill. Choose from an elegant Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory, or sleek and contemporary Pavilion or intimate Bandstand, all boasting stunning views of the London skyline.
Celebrate in style at Kew Palace Once the family home of King George III, Queen Charlotte and their children, Kew Palace is one of London’s most prestigious event venues. A Grade I-listed royal palace on the banks of the Thames Today this stunning red-brick villa, with its lush gardens and lavish interiors, makes a breathtaking backdrop for celebratory dinners and intimate drinks receptions. You can welcome your guests into this tiny, perfectly formed royal palace and its charming outbuildings – the Royal Kitchens and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage. Their beauty and history promise to fascinate and enchant your guests. Set within the fantastic Royal Botanic Gardens, this picturesque palace is an ideal location for summer weddings, family celebrations and corporate functions. Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the best caterers, florists, entertainers and production specialists in the industry. Whatever your requirements, our approved suppliers will help you deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests
The Culpeper Rooftop is the roofgarden at the top of The Culpeper pub in Spitalfields. It has it's own bar and wood fired grill with a greenhouse dining room. The outside area is covered October - April, and open for the rest of the year. We can sit 12 people inside, or seated / standing outiside for up to 40.
This venue has been lovingly restored to provide a unique venue in London. The venuehas built a reputation not only as a meeting and conference venue for the local community but also as an events and wedding venue in London hosting a variety of private, corporate and conference hire events. With a 3 am license this venue for hire in London is also the perfect private dinner party venue serving great food, drinks and hospitality. With more than 19 years of experience, The venue has become a popular venue hire for private events. The versatility of The Saloon and The Terrace bar allows the venue to accommodate a variety of events, for bar hire from birthdays and anniversaries to summer-parties and christenings, baby shower, The venue also offers a variety of menus to suit any celebration and is keen to work with guests to ensure that every private hire event is a memorable one. We offer the following facilities. Two private bars Lounge area Outside terrace space (can be covered and heated as required) Smoker’s balcony Dedicated dance floor, 3.5k Turbo Sound PA system Full pro DJ set up iPod/laptop dock for music Full A/V facilities Large LCD smart screen in both bars Capacity of 240 All bar staff 2 doormen 3am license
Lost Society is adorned with the most instagrammable corners, art deco decorated walls and gorgeous velvet and brass accent furniture. Situated in the heart of Battersea, Lost Society offers immense versatility and is able to host a wide range of events from corporate parties, baby showers, hen/stag dos and wedding receptions. Lost Society is available for whole venue hire and can hold up to 350 guests. The main room is perfect for large sit-down dinners, launch parties, exclusive parties, corporate meetings and reception drinks. The space has it's own DJ booth and is available from as early as 11am. *This space is not available for private hire on weekends. Our second space is our beautiful botanical garden which is the perfect space for summer parties, away days, team outings. Equipped with its own bar- and capacity of 120 guests- the space is versatile and fitting for a variety of events.Come and celebrate in style whatever the occasion may be with our BBQ set-up and seasonal drinks offering. The garden is available from the price of £750 min spend/ session Our Lounge bar is a private room located between the main room and the garden. The Lounge can hold up to 80 guests and also comes complete with your own bar and bartender for the duration of your event. This room can accommodate a variety of events such as engagement drinks, standing receptions or intimate private dinners for those really special occasions. The pricing starts with £300 minimum spend per session during the week. Please get in touch so our dedicated events team can create the event you've always dreamed of!
Chucs Westbourne Grove is nestled in the heart of fashionable Notting Hill, just a stone's throw away from the famous Portobello Market. Having opened its doors in February 2016, Chucs has become a neighborhood stalwart - a favourite amongst the locals for a casual dinner or intimate & refined private event. The restaurant boasts a light-flooded marble bar and two impeccable dining rooms, as well as a stunning garden terrace featuring a large brick fire place - the perfect spot to entertain, even in the winter months. Chucs Westbourne Grove can be hired in its entirely, or clients can rent one floor or the garden terrace only.
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Situated between number 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, locations don’t come more iconic: the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a legendary venue with views over The Mall, Big Ben, the London Eye and St. James’s Park. The ICA has two Regency rooms, a fully equipped theatre, studio, bar and two classic cinema spaces available to hire. Event organisation and catering is provided exclusively by world-renown caterers Arnold & Henderson, who run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen, based in Shoreditch’s Rochelle School, now also at the ICA. Melanie Arnold & Margot Henderson have been organising and catering celebrations for over 25 years and no brief is too big or too small for their in-house team to organise from start to finish, including menus, drinks, staffing, flowers, lighting, music and entertainment.
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.
Chucs Serpenitne is housed within Zaha Hadid's renowened 'Magazine' extension to the Sackler Gallery - a modern architectural landmark. Surrounded by verdant Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens, the venue affords its guests a sense of privacy & tranquility, despite its location in the center of London. Please note, due to the Royal Parks restrictions, the venue must be vacated by 10:30pm.
Please note: the space is only available for private hire Sunday-Thursday. If you’re looking for a hidden gem in the heart of London Bridge then look no further than Omeara Cantina Terrace & Mezzanine. Guests can enjoy our late license out on the terrace fully equipped with heated booths, Sonos system and cocktail bar topped off with a pretty special view of The Shard. Inside is a spacious mezzanine area with additional cocktail bar and seating area.
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
Peckham Springs is a hidden gem in the heart of South London. The venue features two bars, an extensive and fully heated winter garden, a seating space where guests can take advantage of the carefully crafted selection of cocktails, an intimate performance space and an art gallery. The spaces are available for hire separately or as a whole. All spaces are blank canvases which give you the opportunity to make them unique. Our events team will be on hands all along the way from the very beginning until the day of your event to make sure it is one to remember.
New to market event space in the heart of Regents Park! Open from 8am, seven days a week for breakfast, salads, sandwiches and a wood-fired oven for pizzas that can also be taken away. Our terrace has a BBQ in the summer and both this and the restaurant can be booked for events. Children's menu also available all year round.
?A garden party is a great springtime and summer event to host that gets family and friends together to savour the riches that nature has to offer. With flowers in full bloom, gardens are a great place to kick back and relax, away from the hectic workplace. Gardens have a proven mindfulness effect. This, along with good company and great food, means that your guests will soon see all of their cares float away.
Decide the Theme
When organising a garden party, the first thing that you’ll need to decide as host is what theme you’re going to have. Is it going to be formal like a garden party at Buckingham Palace? A chance for everyone to get dressed up in their finest? Perhaps your garden party is actually a wedding reception that will include a full sit-down meal? On the other hand, the dress code can be completely casual, with trainers recommended and the BBQ and beers on the go right from the start. Whatever theme you decide on, make sure that this is relayed to your guests with plenty of time to spare. The words garden party mean different things to different people, so it’s best to let everyone know what you’re expecting.
Pick a Location
There are loads of gardens for hire in London that suit every type of party imaginable. From rooftop gardens where everyone can relax in a cocoon of mother nature while the city is bustling with activity below you, to a more formal garden in one of the large country houses that are real city gems. There are gardens with water features, gardens with mazes, you name it, you’re sure to be able to find it. When choosing the venue that’s right for you, you need to have an idea of how many people you are expecting to show up. You’ll also need to decide if you want to have an indoors area reserved for your party as well. It’s always good to have this option just in case the weather turns.
Time of Day
It’s essential that you consider the time of day when hosting a garden party. If you are having it start early, you’ll be in the midst of the hottest part of the day, which might not be feasible in summer when temperatures can soar. It the evening, you have the opposite problem. Depending on the weather, nights can still be very cold when outside. You will need to think everything through and plan carefully depending on what you decide. This will change according to the weather forecast as well as the season, so it’s best to keep a close eye on any changes and plan for all eventualities.
The majority of garden parties will go on well into the evening. If this is the case with yours, you’ll need to consider lighting for when the sun starts to set. Fairy lights always look magical in any type of garden, and guests can roam around the flowers and still be able to see where they are going. Some gardens for hire will already have these installed. Having fire-pits is another great idea that will add both light and warmth after dark. They are a great prop to get everyone sitting around in a circle, sharing stories and even swapping some songs! Not to mention, there’s always the chance to toast some marshmallows when there’s a fire-pit available.
There are lots of things that you can do to make sure that your garden party is truly special. Here’s just a few of our top tips for you to think about when you start planning yours.
Choose a Colour Palette
Keeping to a colour palette will make decisions about napkins and other decorations simple. When everything seems to match, it can turn your budget décor into something that looks chic and sophisticated – without the need to add anything else. If you want to continue this, you can even let your guests know the colours, so that they can dress to match.
No one likes a bug in their drink, but there are a few things that you can do to help prevent insects plaguing your garden party. Citronella candles is one. When lit, these discourage insects from getting close so that your guests will be able to eat in peace.
Having the right playlist for the mood is always a must. As it’s a garden party, why not try some more relaxing tunes that will help your guests get in touch with nature? As the evening goes on, you can then change to something a little bit more upbeat if you’re looking to add something more to the party vibe.
Have Plenty of Ice on Hand
There’s nothing worse than a warm drink, so make sure that everything is kept nice and chilled. Have plenty of ice and coolers on hand and keep more inside if you have access to a freezer. It’s always good to have a large supply of water as well so that everyone stays hydrated if it is a particularly warm day.
Make Sure There Is Shade
If you are hosting your garden party completely outside, and there is a limited area indoors, then you will need to make sure that there is adequate shade from the sun for your guests. Put up umbrellas to help keep everyone out of the worst of the sun and don’t forget to bring sunscreen with you!
A garden party is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy nature when you live close to a city. When planned right, it can be a chance for everyone to unwind, including the host! Don’t forget to give yourself time to enjoy the party that you’ve organised and make the most of the sunshine.