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.
The Hope and Anchor is perfectly situated between Brixton and Clapham and is the perfect unique venue in London for any event or party. With two floors including a private room and our enchanting garden, we offer individual heated outdoor huts, two outdoor bars and have ample space to accommodate all needs. With a focus on cocktails, burgers and finger food we can tailor bespoke packages and offer personalised service for any event all in our exiting, fun bar complete with DJs and late night drinks.
We are redefining cinema, with our state-of-the-art venues offering a truly unique experience combining luxurious seating, great bars and in-chair waiter service. We have the very best technical facilities, with each of our cinemas available for hire 7 days a week, so whether you’re seeking the perfect space for an intimate private screening or a red carpet extravaganza, our dedicated and experienced private hire team will ensure your event is delivered seamlessly. Each venue is individually available for private hire - perfect for everything from corporate and client events to celebrations. Featuring our signature comfortable sofas, plenty of leg room and bespoke design features, each of our screens provide a unique event space sure to impress your guests. Everyman Broadgate features three screens, and a modern, flexible bar space: Screen 1 - 145 seats Screen 2 - 88 seats Screen 3 - 25 seats - Please note, listing pricing applies to 2.5 hours hire within the stated period
With over 3000 SQFT of event space and capacity for up to 250 guests this unique venue provides a versatile backdrop for almost any kind of event. Exposed industrial architecture and panoramic glass ceiling, provides a unique backdrop. This space is perfect for a wide range of hires from experiential events, dinners, cocktail receptions, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and product launches. Located on the doorstep of Broadway Market, the building is conveniently situated in the hustle and bustle of one of London’s most sought-after districts.
Housed in a majestic eight-floor Art Deco building in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, Mortimer House is a destination for those who wish to create, work and unwind. Founded upon a philosophy of providing holistic balance in work and life, it is intended to satisfy the needs of both the head and the heart. Intuitively designed meeting rooms, terraces, event spaces and a Rooftop Bar effortlessly meld mid-century design touches with the classicism of the original building.
In a Grade II-listed building on the City end of Shoreditch, the Singer Tavern is a thoroughly modern pub ideal for private parties, conferences and weddings. Wood-panelled and tiled interiors with large windows accent an airy main space that’s dominated by a bar serving craft beer, with an extensive wine and boutique spirit list. Able to host 120 diners or 400 standing. In-house kitchen and beautiful cocktail bar below make it a great events venue with food and drinks menu that can be tailored to your needs.
In the heart of Balham for over 21 years, this venue offers something for everyone; an escape from home to make your own. Spread over three floors, the relaxed space can be used for anything from work to play; from breakfast, brunch, and coffee, to intimate dinners, cocktails, dancing, private events and late-night parties. On the ground floor is the central bar, lounge spaces, large covered terrace and the secret garden. For those wanting to escape the confines of the home office, there’s plenty of plug sockets and super-fast Wi-Fi. Up one floor you will find the open plan mezzanine with a large covered balcony. Next door is The Studio, a private room ideal for special occasions with friends and family. On the top floor is The Gallery, our biggest private room and the perfect space for that big celebration. Tucked next door is our boutique cinema, showing classic and feel good films or available for private parties. Work to play, and we have it all under one roof.
Located on Greek Street, in the heart of Soho, Martinez is a flexible & effortlessly stylish Members’ Cocktail Lounge and private events space. Through a discreet door, located on the 1st floor, Martinez has an airy loft-style feel, with sleek green tiled walls contrasting exposed brick and distressed walls. From bursting with artwork with a carefully curated selection of artists, whose works provide a sophisticated backdrop to any event. Martinez is a versatile space that can accommodate a range of different events from photoshoot hire, pop-up shops, live music events, fashion shows, charity events, and more! We are a community of cocktail connoisseurs, alongside those with a newfound interest in the subtleties, and the exuberant elements, of the cocktail experience.
Housed in a spectacular grade-II listed building – the former home of the British Linen Bank - is Piazza Italiana, the breathtakingly beautiful Italian restaurant, bar and event space. With an exquisite menu made up of classic dishes from all over Italy, a chic bar serving up wine and inventive cocktails, and three striking event spaces for the most elegant celebrations, Piazza Italiana is the place to see and be seen in the heart of the City of London. The second you step into the restaurant, you’ll be blown away by its stunning opulence – with high ornate ceilings, exquisite chandeliers, Neoclassical Corinthian columns and floor-to-ceiling arched windows, allowing natural daylight to shine in. Tucked away on the left-hand side of the restaurant is a gorgeous private dining area for 12, the centrepiece being a stunning, round marble table, ideal for intimate celebrations. Towards the back of the restaurant is a semi-private area with its own bar counter, whilst upstairs by the main bar is another private dining room with its own bar and a display showcasing rare whiskies and cognacs. Piazza Italiana is the perfect location for a soirée or corporate event of any size. Curated by Sicilian-born culinary maestro Remo Mazzucato who has over 50 years of Italian cooking experience, the menu and catering options are made up of antipasti, sharing plates, pasta, meat and fish dishes, driven by a young restaurant team offering a modern culinary touch. Wines have been hand-selected by the team, boasting unique options from across Italy, including the regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. The extensive list offers wines for every taste, with iconic producers and great vintages as well as classic and emerging producers from all over the world. The venue is perfect for larger scale award ceremonies, parties and weddings as well as smaller product launches, corporate meetings and private dinners. Wedding photos courtesy of Lex Fleming Photography.
The newest addition to the All Star family! Designed with 1930's Miami in mind you couldn't get more Art Deco than this. Kitted out with two luxury Karaoke rooms, two bars and a beautiful private room with 2 lanes, space for up to 60 theatre style, projector and screen we are ready for every kind of event.
The Underglobe is a spectacular evening events space located at the iconic cultural landmark Shakespeare’s Globe, on the banks of the Thames. This award-winning corporate events venue features a prestigious location, a private riverside entrance, and can host events for 80 to 425 guests. With an experienced team available to deliver your perfect event, this atmospheric space is the ultimate choice for awards dinners, receptions and evening high-tech conferences. From glittering seated award ceremonies to stunning standing Christmas parties, the Underglobe can do it all. Our Creative Production and AV partners will work with you to design and deliver tailored experiences. The possibilities are endless with our spectacular, newly installed, projection mapping visuals. We work with creative entertainment companies, DJ’s and live bands to ensure your event is the best it can be. Private tours of Shakespeare’s Globe can be arranged, subject to availability. Executive Chef, Cedric Tourainne, and his experienced brigade create stylish, delicious, sustainable menus for our parties and events. The Underglobe is part of the Swan bar, restaurant, and private dining rooms so you can expect restaurant quality food, wine and service at your event. Inspired by exceptional British ingredients, Cedric’s menus change with the seasons and use produce sourced from British farmers, south-coast fishermen and local artisan suppliers. Please note the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
Behind the opulent 'looking glass' hides a secret private space, with dim lighting, vintage furniture, and eccentric entertainment (with a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights) in a lavish setting. This is the perfect spot for birthday parties, corporate parties, networking events, engagement drinks, wedding receptions, live music events and Christmas parties.
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.
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.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Quaglino’s is an ideal venue to accommodate any event with a wow factor. A modern interior redesign by Russell Sage Studio has seen the signature sweeping staircase, balcony bar, main restaurant and mezzanine private dining rooms elegantly restored, along with the addition of a glamorous central cocktail bar and a stage for intimate live music performances.
Puttshack is a ‘World’s First’ social entertainment concept, using ground-breaking patented technology to catapult the traditional game of mini-golf into a cutting-edge gaming phenomenon! With technology facilitating automatic point scoring, leader-boards, and intuitive gameplay, Puttshack is quite simply, the most incredible mini-golf concept in the world.
Stage your event in a five-storey Shoreditch landmark – whatever your ambitions, Rich Mix have a space that will work for you. Located on Bethnal Green Road just a stone’s throw from Brick Lane, Rich Mix is home to a three-screen cinema, theatre, live music venue and creative hub. Their welcoming, flexible spaces can be configured for parties, premieres, product launches, meetings and much more – there’s endless potential for your event at Rich Mix. As an independent charity, all venue hire profits go back into supporting their mission and core purpose: welcoming the communities of the world in East London to create, enjoy and share culture. One of London’s busiest and most diverse arts centres, they are experienced in staging and presenting events of every kind. Their skilled team of event managers, technical experts and front of house staff can expertly plan your event in advance and ensure everything goes to plan on the day. Rich Mix are able to tailor their spaces for anything, including: Celebrations and Parties Conferences and Meetings Filming and Premieres Charity and Community Brand and Product Launches Outdoor Advertising Whatever your event, the Rich Mix Private Hires team can make it happen. Rich Mix also offer a variety of flexible workspaces, music, film/TV production studios and offices to rent at competitive commercial and charity rates. If you're interested in joining their community of creative and charitable businesses, they have a variety of workspaces currently available.
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.
If you’re organising an event on a tight budget, a minimum spend venue could be a great choice. This is mainly because there is no venue fee due upfront, on the condition that an agreed amount is spent by your guests on the night. So, if you’re confident that lots of people will attend your event, minimum spend venues can provide you access to great deals. And London has a fantastic choice of minimum spend venues to choose from.
A minimum spend agreement is designed to allow people to privately hire a venue or room free of charge by guaranteeing a minimum amount of money will be spent on the night. This allows people to access a wide range of different event venues, without having to worry about covering the costs of the actual venue hire itself or any up-front fees. This is a great option if you are organising a large gathering.
One of the main advantages of minimum spend venues is their incredible versatility, and London is home to plenty of options to choose from. At the same time, many of London’s minimum spend venues are perfectly equipped to handle a wide range of different events and celebrations including the following: • Weddings • Baby shower • Private screening • Engagement party • Corporate party • Birthday party • Summer parties • Graduations • Proms
If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, a minimum spend wedding is a great option. But how do they work? A minimum spend wedding takes place on a certain date, at a specific time, and works off a required minimum guest count or a minimum amount that must be spent on food and beverage services. For example, if the venue has a minimum guest requirement of 150, you must meet these requirements.
The vast majority of minimum spend venues will ask you to sign a contract upfront, with it written in that if you do not meet the minimum spend requirements, you will be responsible for paying the remaining balance. With this in mind, if you do choose this option for your event, it’s crucial that you plan it carefully and ensure that you have more than enough guests to cover the minimum spend.