Some of the venues to hire in london are available at both partial and full hire, making them flexible in terms of both the price tag and the capacity they can offer, and all come with their own unique allure that makes them well worth considering. So for unusual venue hire that is sure to help your next event to be an occasion to remember for everyone involved, take a look through our portfolio.
Maslow's Mortimer House is devoted to exceptional hospitality. Born of a desire to fulfil the modern need for synergy between the personal and professional, we create highly considered, all encompassing environments for a discerning community that wishes to both work and unwind in elevated, yet unpretentious style. Mortimer House is a full-service hybrid hospitality proposition in the heart of London that offers workspaces, member’s lounges, private offices, a public restaurant, event spaces, meeting rooms, a gym, yoga studio and a meditation room. The penthouse-style Loft & Gallery is on the sixth floor at Mortimer House, it’s a vibrant and flexible event space with natural light flooding in from large Crittall windows and comes fully equipped with a screen, projector and PA system. The Loft & Gallery can accommodate a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception and up to 50 guests for a sit-down breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can also accommodate up to 60 theatre style for a panel discussion. The capacity may vary according to set up requirements. This distinctive space features a private balcony with beautiful views across London. The Conservatory can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table and is located just off from the main restaurant dining area (Mortimer House Kitchen) and separated by décor curtains to make this beautiful space exclusive for your guests.
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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.
At home on the site of the historic Television Centre in W12, the event studios at WCH offer a wide range of functionality and capability. The Loft | An apartment style set of rooms including two board/dining rooms, a film library, communal area with working bar, full a/v, and private terrace WCH Studios | Two studios A & B that can be used simultaneously or divided by sound proof panels to host numbers from 10 - 200. Studio A has a stage & full bar. Studio B has a gilded back bar. Full A/V across both studios Screening Studios | 3 State of the Art Screening rooms for 27, 32, and 44 guests respectively featuring DOLBY Atmos systems and a conjoining lobby and bar, can be hired individually or in full
41 Portland place is located in the heart of Marylebone, close to Regent’s Park & Oxford Circus. Our unique central London venue is an elegant Grade II* listed townhouse, rich in Georgian architecture with many historic features symbolic of the period. We provide event spaces that seamlessly combine traditional features with contemporary facilities and state of the art AV to ensure a successful event in beautiful surroundings. Perfect for conferences, press & product launches, dinners & receptions, parties, weddings and filming.
Situated on the first floor of a Grade II Listed warehouse in close proximity to London Bridge Station. Available for events, meetings, photoshoots and filming, the space features plush soft furnishings, a cornucopia of plants and period details, and large sash windows. The space will be a talking point for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for events both corporate and otherwise. In addition to numerous areas of soft seating there is a 14 seat table for business meetings and lunches, a small kitchen and 3 toilets.
Location, is a 2,000 square feet spacious Architect designed minimalist apartment in the heart of London EC1, located near Old Street, Angel and Clerkenwell. Ground floor courtyard garden and design conscious interior. Set over 2 levels, this popular converted warehouse has a contemporary and loft appeal, with interior and exterior patio slab paving stones, exposed brick walls and a mix of modern and retro interiors.The building exterior has a classic London warehouse look with easy access. Together with the fully opening glass doors leading to a patio area, this exciting location is suitable for product launches, filming and photo shoots plus dinners, corporate events, cocktail parties, workshops and screenings. Feel free to inquire 8 am - 8 pm Mon - Sun Tel: + 44 7956 279338 PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT CATER TO PRIVATE PARTIES INCLUDING ANY BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR MORE THAN 10 PERSONS. THIS IS AN EVENT VENUE FOR BUSINESS RELATED, PRESS, FILMING/PHOTO SHOOTS AND CREATIVE EVENTS ONLY.SOME PRIVATE EVENTS ALLOWED. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE BOOKINGS ON SHORT NOTICE AT EXCELLENT RATES. PARKING IS ALSO AVAILABLE.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE DOES NOT ACCEPT PRIVATE PARTIES Hinde St. Studios is located a stone's throw away from Bond Street, in a beautiful, atmospheric Georgian townhouse. The studio offers a flexible event space serving as a blank canvas, ideally suited for your press days, product launch or pop up. It's traditional and elegant elements are highlighted in an abundance of natural daylight. The high ceilings ornate with Wedgwood details, original wood floors and a hint of Provence, provide the perfect setting for your event. This is a dry venue so you have complete flexibility for your catering arrangements.
Looking for the perfect, intimate venue in the heart of central London to hold your next high-end event? Look no further than London’s most prestigious townhouse. Featuring stunning and luxurious interiors, this is the ideal choice for those wishing to run an event in a venue which oozes class, elegance and atmosphere! Our expert events team can help you create your bespoke event. From intimate dinners to small meetings, receptions and talent after parties, the team are on hand to help make your event a true success.
Old Street's bespoke venue; Interior design, bright, exposed brick, big windows, high quality sound system, central, breakout rooms, commando sockets for photography. 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..Please note we do not host private events, parties or celebrations due to the fact we are situated within a residential building. .About the venue: Set up to address the lack of properly equipped affordable studio and workshop spaces for wellness, personal development professionals and photographers. The spaces are used for meetings, workshops, photo and video shoots. Our white studio has high speed hard wired internet for streaming and video conferences. Our vision for was to create a beautiful, well-designed space that would be a home for personal growth and development. One of our recent clients described it as ‘the third facilitator’ in her workshop and we hope that you will feel that way too. We’re proud to give 10% of profits to our sister venue The Arc Centre in Islington which is a local community project.
A magnificent Georgian mansion, a unique venue for hire in London. Brunswick House is a wedding venue in central London which also caters for private dining and corporate events. Inside its lofty interior are magnificent chimney pieces and sparkling chandeliers. Vintage paraphernalia jostle with an eclectic display of fascinating antiques in each room. A picturesque profusion in the patio gardens of old street signs, statuary, fountains, lanterns and lamp posts. Everything is for sale! Catering is provided in-house by the highly acclaimed chefs of the Brunswick House Restaurant.
Prince of Peckham is a pub for south London, by south London. Providing a main bar, with adjacent private area and a first floor event space. Ideal for birthdays, supper clubs, private events and corporate takeovers. We are now taking bookings for Christmas parties! Get in touch to view our delicious Christmas menu!
Absolute Pleasure Yacht is available for private and corporate hire. Both catered and self-catered packages available.
The Groucho Club, located in the heart of bohemian Soho, has several event spaces available for private hire by both members and non-members alike. It is in the ideal location for private parties, private dinner party, birthdays, weddings, drinks receptions, BBQs, conferences, and meetings. Unique and unusual, this venue is perfect for those looking for a quirky and beautiful venue in a central London location.
BMA House – modern events with heritage, placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do. A beautifully bright and spacious Grade II listed building designed in 1911, our magnificent venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology. A strong balance between the old and new is at the heart of our offer. New technology, new thinking on nutrition and new ideas about what an event space can be merge with real heritage and a proven track record to create the story of BMA House today. From small meeting rooms to full conferencing spaces for up to 320, it is a favourite for Conferences, Meetings, Award Ceremonies, Summer, Parties and Weddings. We’re incredibly passionate about our food. Healthy meetings being our ethos with delegates’ wellbeing at the forefront of all menus, our talented chefs have created mindfully nutritious menus which focus on sustaining concentration and nourishing delegates with wholesome food. We are also fully stocked on ideas for any event or individual requiring vegan or vegetarian dishes. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury just a stone’s throw away from mainline stations Euston and Kings Cross, our superb location suits both national and international conferences.
Elmley is a 3,300 acre family estate and national nature reserve on an island off Kent, just 40 miles from London. A vast wilderness. The spectacular landscape, soul stirring skies and breath-taking wildlife provide a truly inspirational escape. We provide an extraordinary setting for off-sites, weddings, retreats and short breaks or simply to immerse yourself in nature. We have a range of spaces to use: Kingshill Barn - an amazing rustic cathedral like space with amazing views and large outdoor area for events, parties, weddings, and meetings. Kingshill farmhouse is a wonderfully restored Georgian house in a stunning setting sleeping 12 in six bedrooms with en-suites. Elmley Cottage is a modern, open plan scandi-haus sleeping 10 with panoramic views of the Reserve. We also offer six cabin and shepherds huts each sleep two with kingsize beds, en-suites, fire pits and stunning views. The Reserve - 3000 acres of wetland wilderness, flower rich meadows and abundant wildlife.
Unfortunately we do not accept private party bookings This light-filled space is a versatile environment for your next event. Featuring stunning views of the City skyline and Shard, and nestled close to Borough Market, the Penthouse is conveniently located a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station. A true haven in the heart of London, the Penthouse has a laid back refined vibe and offers ultimate privacy in the heart of London Bridge. A generous space with areas for breakout, two balconies and stunning floor to ceiling windows. The team at the Menier Penthouse can provide a range of catering options for your event - from breakfast pastries and buffet lunches to fully staffed champagne and canapé receptions. Catering, AV hire, DDR etc all available to meet your event requirements. A popular space for corporate events, training days, product launches, away days, filming and photo shoots. The striking setting of Menier Penthouse has made it popular with many high street, and high end, brands and it has featured in major publications in the UK and internaitonally. Capacity: 60 people Max Setups Available: Theatre style / Banquet / Cabaret / Boardroom Stats: 263sqm internal space + 67sqm of open terraces. 2.7m ceiling height. Kitchen and bathroom. Private lobby with lift access. Facilities: kitchen/toilet/separate green room available on request Access: 3 minute walk from London Bridge Tube/ loading bay directly outside property/ lift opens directly into space Additions: 65" Screen, Sound System, Microphones, Stage, Lecterns, Flipcharts, Beanbags
Want to advertise your company? Then you’re going to need some high-quality, promotional photographs. But how exactly do you go about actually getting this done? Most commercial photographers will be able to help you through all the steps, but to make life easier, we’ve condensed everything down for you.
The Big Idea
In order to create a photoshoot that really works for your company, you’re going to have to come up with a concept. The majority of photographers for business will help you to do this, and will come to you with their own ideas. Yet it’s always a good idea to have a brainstorming session as a company beforehand that can then feed into what you tell the photographer. A commercial photoshoot is all about telling a story, so this is a good place to start. Discuss what type of audience your business caters the most for, and how this can feed into an idea for a photoshoot. You can do this part before you even find a photographer but be prepared for your ideas to change under their care. They know what will work best after all!
Proper photography doesn’t come cheap. So you need to be 100% invested in doing this before you take the plunge. You will of course have the chance to review the photographs, but you’ll also need to hire a venue, a model, and even some props. If you want this photoshoot to be a part of a major marketing campaign, think about making an advertisement using the same characters. Even if you’re not going as far as looking a TV release, hosting a video on your website and social media can be hugely beneficial. If you are spending on the photography shoot, you might as well make the most out of what you’re spending.
Hire a Photographer
Talk to a number of photographers in your area and provide them with your initial concept to see what their response is. Even if you have to pay a small amount for a few different potential photographers to work on an initial plan, this will all be worth it when you know you’ve made the right choice after you’ve seen the various work. When searching for a photographer, make sure you take a close look at the different portfolios available for you to view. Which style matches closest to the vision that you have in your mind? Of course, sometimes just talking to a potential photographer face to face can help to put your mind at ease when you realise that you’re both on the same wavelength.
Find the Perfect Venue
Once you have hired your photographer and you know what style of photographs you want to take, it’s time to hire out your venue. This will of course completely depend on what has been decided upon during your creative meetings, so this will help to steer you in the right direction. If possible, it’s best to get a venue that isn’t too far for anyone to travel to, as it will cut down on a lot of unnecessary costs. There are hundreds of private houses for hire in London, and they are always a popular choice for photoshoots. Many have lovely gardens or terraces so that you can take a number of photographs outside and make the most of the natural light. Whatever venue you decide to go for, make sure that you hire it out for longer than you think you’ll need, as sometimes these things can eat up more time than first expected.
Hire Your Models
For this, it’s always best to go through an agency. Explain the look that you are going for, the scenes that you are looking, and the story that you want your models to tell. Involve the photographer in this process as much as possible as they will have a good eye for what your customer is going to see. Unless this is a fashion shoot, you may not have thought about what you want your models to wear, but this is going to need to be something you provide. Again, talk to your photographer, they are likely to have a lot of contacts in various industries who handle all aspects of photoshoots.
Hire a Stylist
Alongside the clothes that they wear, your models are going to need their hair and make-up done in order to make them look picture perfect. If budget is something that’s becoming tight, you can get in contact with your local hair and beauty school and ask if anyone there would like to work on your photoshoot in exchange for some professional photographs of the looks that they’ve created. Similarly, you can also ask any fashion boutiques local to you if they would like to give you clothes for your models to wear in exchange for the free promotion that you can give them.
Take a Step Back
When it comes to the actual day of the shoot, you need to step back and let your photographer be completely in control. They know what they are doing when it comes to lighting and set-up, so don’t butt in unless you are asked a direct question by them. Trusting them to do their job well will make the whole day run much smoother, and your photographer will be grateful that you’ve given them a certain amount of creative freedom.
If you are planning a photography shoot to help market your business, there is a lot more to it than many people first think. Once you see the finished product however, be it on your website or advertisements in a magazine, it really makes the whole concept completely worth it. If you’ve come up with a good narrative, there’s no reason why you can’t continue it during future campaigns.