Three floors of fun... Welcome to Benk+Bo, a stunning brutalist building which is host to three floors of beautiful, creative, inspiring and multi-functional events spaces in the heart of Spitalfields, east London. From a fully-fitted professional kitchen, cafe and bar, yoga studio, two-story events space, a meeting room and a piano room all in the signature Benk + Bo aesthetic, we are perfectly equipped to host a whole range of events. From workshops to Supper-clubs, press launches, to exhibitions and private parties, our carefully curated style and attention to detail as well as the flexibility, functionality and competitive pricing of our event spaces means we can offer our clients a truly unique and memorable place to host your event and wow your guests. Ground Floor The ground floor comprises a stunning cafe/ bar area with seated lounge filled with mid-century soft furnishings and plenty of greenery and bathed in natural light. This space is ideal for drinks receptions, talks and socials and also provides the perfect welcome area for a food/ wellness event on the other floors. Lower Ground Floor The lower ground floor comprises our large, fully-fitted professional kitchen (please see our brochure for full specs) and beautiful dedicated events space. This area lends itself perfectly for private dining events, talks and exhibitions as well as press launches and brand activations. The furniture and layouts are extremely flexible and the space provides a stunning blank canvas on which to create a personalised setting for your event. Like the rest of the building, the space boasts eight Philips Hue lights which are fully customisable to any imaginable colour palette- perfect for creating a branded space or particular mood. First Floor Our first floor comprises three rooms as well as WC shower room. Our large, bright, airy and well- equipped yoga studio is perfect for hosting wellness events as well as seated talks, workshops and also exhibitions. In addition to this we have two meeting rooms which also double us as green rooms, treatment spaces, cloakrooms and workshop spaces. To learn more about the spaces we hire please see ur brochure. More details on the events we have hosted in the past available at https://www.benkandbo.com/hireourspace
Clarette is a modern Restaurant and Wine Bar that offers an extensive wine list. It is a destination for wine lovers to savor and explore wine in a relaxed and modern setting, accompanied by refined dishes. Clarette is an independant restaurant owned by restauranteur Natsuko Perromat Du Marais and Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos, of the family behind the prestigious first growth wine estate, Château Margaux. The wine list, led by Head Sommelier, Natalia Kozlowska, includes countless exceptional wines by the bottle, and served by the glass including an immense Coravin range, making fine wines available to everyone. With this family connection to Château Margaux it is inevitable that Clarette boasts the biggest selection of Château Margaux wines in London, sourced directly from the Château and in pristine condition. The restaurant presents inspired contemporary European cuisine. Led by young established British Head Chef, Aaron Ashmore most well-known from MasterChef the Professionals 2012 as a Semi-finalist who then progressed to working alongside Marcus Wearing & Gordon Ramsey before joining Clarette in 2017. The Salon Privé is an elegant private dining room located on the second floor, featuring an impressive wine display, surrounded by unique windows inlaid with heraldic stained glass and a side bar counter for arrival drinks. The Salon Privé accommodates up to 30 standing or 20 seated – note that we recommend 18/19 seated in the room. Previous private dinners and press events at Clarette include Chanel, Tag Heuer, Hermès, Paul Smith, LVMH Moët Hennessy, Château Margaux & The Ritz Paris.
Dalston Heights sits on top of a floor of a former cardboard box factory, a unique urban space, rich with texture and plenty of striking photographic backdrops.The total floor area is 7,200 sq ft split into two distinct working areas plus a large make-up & styling room. The spaces are filled with a collection of eclectic props and furniture which can be arranged to suit. There is an eye-catching pitched roof with iron support structure in one room and skylights throughout offering good natural light in the daytime.Dalston Heights has a separate kitchen area which can be used for catering.
Opened in 1924, Café de Paris is a stunning grade II listed building with magnificent rooms which are sure to make your jaw drop. With an added 21st century twist of the newly installed state of the art sound system and staging, Café de Paris is the perfect venue for a private event. With its grand sweeping staircases, original features and beautiful eye catching chandeliers, Cafe de Paris has thrown some of the most extravagant parties London has ever seen as well as exclusive and intimate events. For exclusive hire events, the venue can accommodate new and exciting events, from immersive brand experiences to alternative corporate conferences and away days. The venue has a standing capacity of 715, banqueting capacity of 286, multiple rooms and beautiful original features. The exquisite main ballroom is the centre piece of this stunning space, along with the adjoining mezzanine level which is perfect for a drinks reception before a dinner or can just be incorporated into the main space where required. Private hire clients will always have exclusive access to the venue in its entirety including all three private rooms, Red Bar, Blue Bar and VIP room. Cafe de Paris can cater for all types of events from film premiere parties to catwalk spectaculars, music showcases to award dinners and Christmas celebrations. Cafe de Paris has a desirable track record of delivering the perfect event. Cafe de Paris is also licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies as well as being a creative director’s delight when it comes to film or photo shoots. Capacity: 100-715 Standing reception 180 Theatre style 60-286 Banqueting style Types of events: Drinks Receptions Seated Dinners Award Ceremony Summer Party Christmas Party Conference Wedding Fashion Show Bah and Bat Mitzvah Engagement and Birthday Parties Tickets events Rates: All are rates are seasonal Sunday-Wednesday – from Minimum spend of £8,000 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
Clapton Country Club is a unique urban industrial venue for hire located in Hackney, London. Location shoots, vintage style weddings, pop up events, photographic shoots, video shoots, private dinner parties, meetings and training or something completely different. We have a commercial kitchen and outdoor seating area. Smaller studios available for hire upon request.
Warehouse style cocktail bar and rooftop hideaway in Hackney with huge windows and heated terrace that looks out onto the far-reaching views of the Capitals skyline. NT's is available for private hire 7 days a week offering a range of bespoke services and venue features, including food, drink, entertainment and more to ensure you create the perfect event or party.
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.
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.
Our Top Floor private event space is available for private functions and parties. The space is modern and versatile, with a capacity of 50 seated and 80 standing. It has access to our food and drink offer downstairs as well as its own bar, which can be stocked and staffed however you would like. The space is perfect for parties and events, including birthdays, office parties, Christmas parties, engagements, receptions and more. Our team will work with you to ensure the space best fits your occasion and requirements. The Top Floor is a modern, photogenic space, with exclusive access to a 60 person roof terrace. We’re happy to flex the room lay-out to best suit your event, adapting it and using our furniture to create seating areas, a dance floor, a photo booth, DJ or any other extras.
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
The Hoxton Basement is a multi-purpose venue available for hire in the heart of London's East End. The decor throughout is minimal yet tasteful - really allowing for the identity of the events we host to breathe.
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!
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 Shop is a beautiful room house inside a striking Grade II listed building connected to La Goccia restaurant. The room is drenched in sunlight through three Victorian atriums which illuminate the Genoese chandeliers in our emporium. Staying true to Petersham Nurseries’ origins, the Shop is a green space, abundant with specialist indoor plants and magical floral displays. A memorable and impressive venue to host an elegant seated meal or standing event, under the chandeliers. The florists back drop provides a sensational setting for any event. Whether a product launch or special celebration, The Shop is a unique space which will thrill and wow your guests. The Shop is licensed for civil ceremonies and parties are invited to hire connecting La Goccia Bar for a post-ceremony reception or consider our sister restaurant The Petersham just a few steps across Floral Court.
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.
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. About the venue: Set up by Damien Brown, an embodiment facilitator and interior designer, to address the lack of properly equipped affordable studio and workshop spaces for wellness and personal development professionals. The spaces are used by a wide network of wellness and personal growth practitioners including yoga teachers, coaches and massage therapists. Our studio space, workshop spaces and treatment rooms have been hired by women’s circles, men’s work coaching, entrepreneurship sessions, meditation classes and Yoga Teacher Training. We’re proud to give 10% of profits to our sister venue The Arc Centre in Islington which is a local community project. 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.
There are a number of beautifully designed event spaces for hire. At the heart of the building is The Exchange, a versatile space designed for the sharing of ideas and experiences. Combing bohemian accents with lush greenery and raw industrial edge, this venue is the perfect space to host memorable events that will leave a lasting impact on guests. The space features a Function One sound system – a fully equipped club standard DJ booth – plus programmable event lighting, stage options, state of the art projection equipment and fully stocked bar licensed until 4am. The Gallery is a light and bright event space boasting 4m floor-to-ceiling windows. From screening and lectures to networking, away days as well as private parties, this space is suitable for a variety of purposes. The Private Dining room, featuring a dramatic walnut boardroom table with copper inlays, is the place to host impressive metings, dinners and working days.
Do you love to cook? Are your friends and family always trying to get a dinner invite every time they see you? If you’ve dreamed of a career in the food industry but aren’t really sure about the best way to go about it, you should consider starting your very own supper club. Supper clubs happen as regularly as you want them to, so if it’s not your full-time job, then you don’t need to stress about it. They can also be whatever size you want. They are designed to be intimate, so no one is expecting you to cook for a hundred people a night. Interested? Here’s some tips to help get you started:
Define Who You Are
It’s all very well saying that you are going to start your own supper club. You probably have tons of ideas, recipes you want to try, and themed events that you want to explore. Yet when starting out, it’s best not to get ahead of yourself. In order to attract guests during your opening weeks, you need to have a set vision of who you are, and what you want to do. Now, this might involve a changing and varied menu each month exploring new cuisines, or it could be settled on one theme or style. Whatever it is you decide to go for, you need to make that decision early on and stick with it – so long as it’s feasible of course. Without an exact vision in mind, you are going to struggle to set up your supper club, and customers aren’t going to be interested in trying you out.
You might have all your plans nailed down, know exactly what you want on your menu, and how you want your supper club to run. But don’t rush into anything. Try it out on family and friends and ask for honest feedback of what they think. Of course, this will always be a little bit biased, but it’s still an important thing to do. It’s easy to run head-first into a project but by taking things slowing and working it all out in an exacting way, you’ll end up with a supper club that runs smoothly and tastes great too. Remember as well that you’ll be inviting paying guests eventually, so they’ll expect to get their money’s worth.
Pick the Right Venue
Many supper clubs are held at home, which gives them that wonderful mix of restaurant quality food and relaxed atmosphere. Yet by hiring out a venue for a few days a month, you can give your guests much more room, and you will have a much bigger kitchen to work with. Hiring out a venue can also help you form the theme that you are looking for from your supper club. Is it cool and chic, or rustic and laidback? The venue you choose will depend on the atmosphere that you are looking to create, as well as the food that you are preparing. Luckily, supper clubs are becoming more and more popular in the city, and so there are loads of supper club venues for hire in London.
Start a Mailing List
Your mailing list is going to be the primary way that you advertise new supper clubs and get people signing up for them. To create a list initially, you’ll have to market online through social media, but soon the majority of your customers will find out about you through word of mouth. If people like what you do, then they are bound to tell their friends about it. Having a basic website where people can add their name to the mailing list and book tickets for your next event is essential. You can put pictures up of past events and explain to everyone how it works and what they are to expect. Once you have a developed mailing list, you’ll soon find your tickets sell out fast!
Reward your Loyal Customers
Those who have been with you from the start and are regulars at your supper clubs will soon make themselves known, and it’s only right that you reward their loyalty. You can do this in any number of ways but the best one is probably through giving them freebies. Why not offer a free ticket after someone has attended five of your events? Or a bottle of champagne? Anything that you can do you make your customers feel valued is a major plus. Even for first time customers, giving them something that they can take home will be a wonderful memento of the night. This can be anything from a magnet to some sweet treats that they can eat later at home and remember the wonderful evening they’ve enjoying your supper club.
While you might not exactly like your customers having their phones out at the table, it’s important that you recognise the importance that social media has when it comes to creating a following. While word of mouth is likely going to bring in many of your customers, everyone likes being able to post pictures on their social media, and every little bit of publicity helps. Creating a unique hashtag for each event and having a general one that covers your whole supper club will help others to decide if it’s something that they would like to attend as well. Using these hashtags, you can set up a photo competition for each of your supper clubs, with a prize to the one who captures your dish the best. Plus, if everyone is taking pictures, then your presentation just has to be perfect!
Everyone loves good food and good company, which is what makes a supper club such a fun event to host! It’s not as difficult as you may think to get started, and they key is to keep things small and take things slow while you find your feet.