If you are organising an event on a tight budget, the “Minimum Spend” arrangement is very popular, whereby there is no “Venue Fee” due upfront, on the condition that an agreed amount is spent on the night, by your guests. If you are confident of a strong attendance to your event, minimum spend venues can lead to great deals, and allow you to provide cheap, or even free events at many of London’s great venues. Look no further then these collection of fantastic venues to hire in London venues to hire in London with mimum spend option.
A stylish and contemporary bar in the heart of Belgravia, Eaton Square Bar & Kitchen serves up some of the best cocktails in the capital. You’ll also find a knockout wine list, great food, live music during the week, and DJs gracing the wheels of steel at the weekend. Available for private hire, whether it be a corporate event, a birthday party, a wedding, a meal, or just a massive get together with friends.
Ground Floor The Book Club's Ground floor is a converted Victorian Warehouse. Popular with meetings, co-workers and lunches during the day because of it's airy and open feel, it plays host to ever-changing quarterly art exhibitions, keeping it on Shoredtich's map as one of its most iconic venues. By night its slightly darker side comes out - the lights dim and the music gets cranked up to host thirsty and hungry revelers. It is a great venue for anything involving networking and hearty, delicious food and drink and music. It's also an ideal floor to have as part of overall venue hire at Christmas. Ground Floor - Ping Pong Room Need a small, private space to conduct your meeting, class or workshop Hire the space on its own, or opt for a lunch package with teas & coffees. Seated: 12 Seated/Standing: 20 Basement On weekdays and daytimes, steer away from the limp sandwiches and harsh lighting of stuffy conference centres and hire our basement event space for your meeting or away day. Bookings of under 30 can eat upstairs and there are great buffet and platter menus for larger groups. Theater Style: 100 Cabaret Style: 80 At nightime, this flexible event space holds everything from TED talks to club nights. It's often unavailable for general hire during the week due to programming, but it's a brilliant venue to throw a mean Woodlandia-themed Christmas party for up to 250 guests with its own dancefloor, DJ booth, bar, cloakroom and bathrooms all located on one level. Enquire for menus and rates!
Tap & Bottle is an idyllic two story wine bar sitting in a beautiful grade II listed building, above the bustling Flat Iron Square. For parties up to 90 guests you can private hire the whole space inclusive of smoking terrace with plenty of seating or for max 30 guests the top floor private room is perfect. For larger events we can host up to 150 guests with the extension of our Flat Iron Square mezzanine (please enquire for image of mezzanine).
The London Reign situated on Piccadilly is a stunning club, bar, venue and also just happens to be London's first showclub. This gorgeous venue was once a cinema 100 years ago and then the infamous The Red Fox cabaret club in the 1930's. The atmosphere inside along with some key design features pays homage to the glamour, fame and theatrical and show past. Known as 'the club where famous people go', we also offer the most amazing events venue and have held events for worldwide brands as well as personal celebrations. Spectacular performances mingle with state of the art lighting and sound and indoor pyros. We can accommodate parties of up to 400 for a standing drinks reception and 100 for a seated dinner. Our space is divided into two main Floors: the Mezzanine (up to 100) that looks onto the main floor (up to 300) capacity. Alongside a fantastic events food and drinks menu we have our very own incredible Teppanyaki grill with dedicated chef who uses his culinary skills with flames and fire as a performance showcase. Corporate events, launches, networking, afterwork drinks, wrap parties, premiers, we are THE go to place !
Victoria Park East
You are spoilt for choice at The Crown with the pub spanning over two floors and a beautiful terrace overlooking Victoria Park, East London. Our top floor dining rooms with balconies are ideal for any occasion from private dinner parties to family lunches. A fantastic venue to hire for your wedding reception, hen do, work do and meeting space. Serving seasonal British food, great wines and craft beers,The Crown is a jewel in Bow not to be missed.
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.
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.
Brand new to the events market in 2017, Tropicana Beach Club promises to leave a lasting impression with guests experiencing this fun-filled tropical haven in the heart of Covent Garden. Tropicana Beach Club is ideal of you are looking for a different or inspiring venue to get the creative juices flowing! Forget stuffy boardrooms or conference spaces - our tropical paradise will have everyone engaged from the moment they arrive. Up to 180 for a seated dinner and 160 theatre style, this still leaves plenty of space for a drink receptions or refreshment and break out areas. Fully air conditioned and with the facility to project and brand the space. Full use of our light and sound rigging is included along with 2 bars, staging and several projector branding opportunities through the venue for your event. Capacity: 50-600 Standing reception 160 Theatre style 60-180 Seated dinner Types of events: Drinks Receptions Seated Dinners Award Ceremony Summer Party Christmas Party Conference Fashion ShowProduct Launch Bah and Bat Mitzvah Engagement and Birthday Parties Tickets events Rates: All are rates are seasonal Sunday-Wednesday – from Minimum spend of £5,000 plus VAT Thursday – from Minimum spend of £12,000 plus VAT Friday – from Minimum spend of £30,000 plus VAT Saturday – from Minimum spend of £50,000 plus VAT
250 capacity basement venue in Waterloo. Josephine De Beauharnais was one of history's most famous lovers. She started as a nobody but with sass, hustle and a little bit of luck, she became the Empress of the French. The venue will hook you up with the night of your dreams. Available for full private hire, including daytimes and Sundays. Cocktails forever.
Located in the heart of trendy Portobello Rd Market, Westbank Space is the last blank canvas space the area has to offer only minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station. Boasting beautiful botanical views and a lovely balcony over looking the market, this location offers both indoor and outdoor space for hire. Westbank Space prides itself in it's flexibility and ability to cater for any needs whether hosting a celebration or a corporate event.
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.
Our charming pub can be exclusively yours on a Saturday or Sunday for up to 70 seated and 180 standing.The newly refurbished terrace overlooking the busy Square is a perfect spot for dining al fresco or simply enjoying some rays in the summer. With heaters on and cozy blankets up for grabs it turns into a magnificent Winter Wonder Lounge, come cold season!
Chinawhite's latest offering "The Code" is a modern and eclectic venue, choc a block with unique artworks and quirky features. The room boasts a long bar, a dancefloor with a focal DJ booth, TV screen, banquette sofas and moveable cocktail furniture, full laser show and haze machine. As a result of "The Code's" diverse LED lighting system, the space can be used for anything from conferences to product launches, corporate parties and birthday parties!
Strand, Central London
The Vaults at RSA House are ideal for large standing receptions, unique celebrations and evening parties. Originally designed as river-front warehouses, these fully restored Vaults offer a striking contrast to the splendour of the rooms above. The Durham Street Auditorium is a purpose built theatre ideal for screenings, conferences and meeting. It was built on the last remaining stretch of 18th century cobbled roadway which was part of a tunnel beneath the House leading down to the Thames. The DSA can accommodate up to 70 people. The RSA is an enlightenment organisation that seeks to understand and enhance human potential located in the heart of the West End. Throughout its history, the RSA has extended a welcome to others looking for a place to discuss their ideas. This tradition continues, with the Great Room, Durham Street Auditorium and Benjamin Franklin Room and our more intimate rooms providing the perfect backdrop to dinners, conferences and workshops. Recently awarded Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall at the London Venue Awards, 2018.
Located in the heart of West End, Bentley's offers 5 elegant and stylish private rooms suitable for both private as well as corporate use. Up to 60 guests can be seated for a breakfast, lunch, dinner or wedding celebration or 100 guests for a canapes reception with delectable menus and attentive service to really make your event memorable. Our events team wil de delighted to help you organise your perfect occasion and our expert team of sommeliers can also assist you to select the perfect wines to complement your menu from our extensive wine list. We also offer specially designed private dining additions (oyster or seafood masterclass, wine pairing, cigar tasting etc) to really ensure your special occasion is unforgettable with us. There is no room hire and all of our rooms include complimentary tea & coffee. We also have late license until 3am.
Nestled at the back of Angel station, The Islington Metalworks is a unique venue for hire in London.The building was originally used to stable the horses that pulled the trams for London Transport. We hold a wide variety of functions including club nights,concerts, exhibitions, fashion shows, conferences,film shoots and corporate parties and is a very popular wedding venue in London. We are fully licenced with catering team and kitchen on site.
Event management is a tough job, but when you have a small budget, everything becomes even more difficult. Where others have the ability to hire any chef they want and decorate in a way that truly brings their vison to life, a restricted budget will of course put limits on what you can achieve. Yet with even the smallest budget you can do much more than you think, you just need to come up with a few creative alternatives.
The most important thing to do when organising an event with a limited budget is research. While there’s lots you can achieve when you’re strapped of cash, you’ll need to know the best strategies for doing so, and that requires research. Look into local resources that you can use. If you are promoting something in your local community then you are more likely to get something at a reasonable price. You need to plan out exactly what it is that you need to have at your event so that you can prioritise it and work out how you can get it within your budget. You can then have a list of added extras that you would like to have if your budget will stretch to it. This way you’ll be sure to have a successful event.
As your venue is one of the most important aspects of any event, getting this organised first is a priority. While there are many venues out there that require a healthy amount of money, you can still have an event in London for less than you might think. Rooms in bars and clubs are great for this, particularly on a weekday when they are less likely to be booked out and more than happy to rent them out for cheaper than average. Another way that this is achievable is through minimum spend venues. There are lots of minimum spend venues for hire in London that you can put to good use. These let you hire out the space for free, so long as a certain amount of money is spent at the bar on the night. While some require you to put a deposit down, they are a great way to save money on your venue that can be put towards the rest of your event. If you are also charging an entrance fee into your event, you may even make money on the night!
Promoting your event doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. While having physical promotional flyers is great, it’s also not a necessity. Social media is a great free way to promote your event, and if you do it in the right way, you can reach a lot of people. Holding a competition for free tickets is a way to get people sharing the details of your event far and wide. You can even set up a website for free or for very little hosting money. This can help your event to be as professional as any other big company with a large budget available to them.
Struggling to decorate your venue in a way that doesn’t eat your budget? Why not use your DIY skills to create something really unique? Rustic décor is a perfect style to follow if you are going to make a lot of your own decorations. Styles such as this are designed to look homemade, which is why they are perfect if you have a small budget. Done right, you can save lots on your budget, and have an event that looks the part.
One thing that every party needs is some food. When you have budget restrictions, it can be difficult to figure out what you can provide that won’t break the bank. For this, there are a few options available to you. The first is an inexpensive buffet. Guests can help themselves, you’ll have good variety, and everyone will be happy. Another option is to ask a food truck to attend. If you can guarantee a good crowd, they may even work on a minimum spend just like the venue. This means that it won’t end up costing you a thing! So long as there’s food, guests will be happy, and good food doesn’t need to cost you the world.
One of the best ways to host an event on a budget is to collaborate with others. If you can get some sponsorship for your event, then your budget will not only increase, but you will have another company behind you that will help you to promote. This way you might be able to afford some of the extras that will really make your event special. Any form of sponsorship will really help your event take off. Networking with others who put on similar events can also help, you might even be able to pool your resources and work together.
Contact Local Artists
If you need some entertainment at your event, then contacting some local artists is a way that you can save money while still having some great music. Of course, you’ll still need to pay them, but they might agree to a lower price than many of the other entertainment options out there. Not only that, but you’ll have something truly unique at your event, and most groups will be happy to get some recognition and play for a guaranteed large crowd.
Having a limited budget may make you think that your event will end up being lacklustre, but that’s simply not the case. If you research your local area well and hire a minimum spend venue, you can do so much with only a small amount of money. The best part is that when done right, none of your guests will notice any difference between your event, and someone who spent three times as much.