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 Underglobe space is situated directly beneath the Globe Theatre – right in the belly of the beast. By day it houses Globe’s Shakespeare exhibition, but at night it comes alive as one of London’s exclusive hidden events spaces. With a sweeping staircase, private mezzanine and secret river-side entrance we can happily host up to 350 guests seated and 450 standing for exclusive Gala dinners, award ceremonies or decadent wedding parties. Complete with a full-sized model oak tree and full sound, lighting and projection systems, the Underglobe has everything your event needs to go off with a bang. Our Underglobe becomes an even more magical space during Christmas, with a new theme every year, this 2020 our guests are immersed in a secret underground forest lay covered in snow. Welcome to a magical evening of feasts, fairy tales and enchantments! With lunchtime packages starting from £75+VAT per person, and evenings from £110+VAT, our festive packages include everything you need for your party. Please note that the Underglobe is only available for evening events.
West London’s premier event spaces Our refurbished Victorian foundry with 5 interlinking spaces and 2 large secluded courtyards are available for all occasions. Featuring natural brickwork, high ceilings with exposed beams, wooden floors, large windows and skylights that allow for abundant daylight. While retaining its original features, this location also benefits from all the modern components to create the perfect event. Studio 1: 200 standing / 130 theatre / 100 seated Studio 2: 220 standing / 140 theatre / 120 seated Studio 3: 150 standing / 50 theatre / 60 seated Studio 4: 450 standing / 300 theatre / 220 seated Studio 5: 450 standing / 300 theatre / 220 seated Courtyard 1: 200 standing Courtyard 2: 200 standing / 70 seated
A beautifully distressed chapel, Asylum is a grade II listed building built in 1826, bombed in WWII. The present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theater, weddings and funerals. A unique venue in South East London for weddings, corporate events, press shows and private dinner parties.
The London EDITION offers a range of luxurious contemporary event spaces that are the ideal stage for high-end corporate and private events - from film premieres and product launches to board meetings and investors’ dinners. Studio 2 is extremely versatile and can accommodate a variety of set-ups tailored specifically for each individual event. With a maximal capacity of 80 standing guests, you can hire the space for unforgettable standing receptions, parties, formal dinners and presentations. A boardroom set up, Studio 1 is perfect for meetings, private lunches and intimate dinners up to 12 guests.
SMITHS’ is an iconic all-day dining concept with 4 floors in the heart of the City. We are a popular and unique Private Dining and Exclusive Hire venue with our many floors, flexible spaces and an experienced event team working with guests to organise any occasion, be it a Business Meeting, Corporate Private Dinner, Birthday or Wedding. We also offer Cocktail Making Classes and a Beef Butchery Masterclass, ensuring guests are always offered a unique and enjoyable ‘SMITHS’ experience.
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.
AMP Studios are situated on the Old Kent Road in 2 railway arches with a spacious courtyard and pavilion. They are an ideal location for many types of events, from private parties, wedding receptions, product launches, exhibitions, rehearsals, community groups, exercise classes and theatre. The covered courtyard area is perfect for alfresco dining and drinks receptions and is great even in wet weather! There is a large loading bay on site so vehicles can drive directly in to unload, and vehicles can even drive inside the arch if required. The courtyard space is ideal for accommodating street food vans or outside games, and there is also a back courtyard for caterers to set up if you prefer. We have lots of tables and chairs on site which are available to use for your events, and similarly these can be stored in the back courtyard if you need the space clear. A perfect versatile venue for a range of events!
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.
26 Leake Street is a raw, unique and multi-purpose space underneath Waterloo Station. Arches 1 and 2 offer a cmbined footprint of over 4,000 square feet. The imposing arches and revealed brickwork create a stunning blank canvas for experiental events.
Asia House is a beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian Town House in central London. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Regent Street, our venue is highly flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events from 2 to 250 guests. The building offers three Fine Rooms in the Regency style of architecture with high decorative ceilings, and marble fireplaces on the 1st floor, two smaller meeting rooms on the ground floor, a 10-12 seat boardroom with plasma screen, and one unique purpose-built exhibition spaces.
The County Arms is a unique venue for hire in London. Situated on Wandsworth Common it is the perfect picturesque back drop for many occasions. A London wedding venue, we are licensed to hold ceremonies and experienced in hosting the best receptions. We have multiple function spaces for hire suitable for meetings and away days as well as birthdays, engagements, parties and private dining. Warm and cosy with fireplaces for the winter and a beautiful garden for the summer.
COVID-19 certification Harrow School Events is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 certification. This is a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers that our business adheres to Government and public health guidance. Harrow School is a unique venue in North West London. Our famous Speech Room was built in 1871 and can now be hired exclusively for your events. The historical style of the Speech Room replicates the Globe Theatres curvature, housing tiered seating. This provides a dramatic backdrop for guests to enjoy corporate conferences/dinners, award ceremonies, private dinners, fashion shows or even a pop-up cinema. The Speech Room also holds a Civil Wedding license. This is perfect for a traditional wedding in London and Asian Weddings, accommodating 500 guests for the ceremony or a 120 guest, seated wedding breakfast. Related Venue: The Alex Fitch Room
Here at The Montague, we are lucky to have a wonderful outside area overlooking peaceful gardens. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate you summer party or make the most of the festive season in London then our themed Ski Lodge or Beach Bar is the place to be! From mid-November, our famous Ski Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland complete with everything you need to get into the festive spirit. In the summer, join us on the Wood Deck at our incredible pop-up Beach Bar, complete with real sand, summertime cocktails and delicious BBQ food. This space is perfect for large parties and tailored to your requirements - call us and let us create an experience that you and your guests will always remember.
A place to have fun in what you do and who you do it with. The venues has perfect place for a party of up to 70 guests; MAMA has celebrated engagements, baby showers, Christmas parties, birthday parties, album launches and podcasts. This is the place to see and be seen; a private space at the heart of MAMA with your own secret garden cocktail bar and retractable glass roof for when the summer is at its peak. With food and drink sourced locally and made fresh with love by our award winning chefs, MAMAs is the place for the best boujie event. Located on the Hackney Road in zone 2 a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green underground on the Central Line, a short stroll from Shoreditch and well connected to the routes crossing central London. The place where everyone in London can pass through and feel taken care of by their own MAMA
Sparkling with a ceiling of golden stars, marble walls and precious mosaics, this jewel-like building, once the chapel of the Middlesex Hospital, is now a fabulously unique events venue. This gorgeous Grade II*-listed building, just minutes from Oxford Street and in the heart of Fitzrovia, can be hired for occasions such as weddings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and shoots, product launches, corporate celebrations and filming. Artist Grayson Perry called it 'This jewel-box of a building' and The Telegraph dubbed it 'The most beautiful room in London you probably didn't know about.'
Let’s be honest, getting married is a big deal. You want everything to be just right, and for it to be a day that you truly love and will remember forever. While you might be getting into the detail of the food and the party aspect it’s important not to neglect the actual ceremony. This will be where you’ll be exchanging vows after all. If you already have a wedding reception venue in mind and want to choose somewhere else close by for your ceremony, then there are a few things that you’ll need to remember to make sure that everything runs smoothly, and the guests keep smiling.
The great thing about having a ceremony-only venue is that it’s then easy to find one that you can legally get married at. While there are hundreds of reception venues in London, you can’t get the paperwork completed at all of them, which can necessitate a trip to the registry office the day before your wedding! In order to have the reception of your dreams and get legally married on the same day, many brides and grooms opt to start at a different venue for their ceremony and then move on somewhere else for the reception. It’s a really great idea that can provide the happy couple with the best of both worlds. And with loads of registered wedding ceremony venues for hire in London, you’re definitely not going to be stuck for choice.
Before you get into the details of what you want your ceremony to be like, you need to make sure that the venue that you have chosen is going to work with the reception. How far away are the two? How far is the ceremony venue from where you are getting ready? How are you going to get there? While cars are normally hired, it’s also time to think about how your guests are going to travel from one venue to the other. If they are expected to drive, is there parking for everyone? A great idea is to order a bus for all your guests to be whisked away in after the ceremony is over. This way if you have a drinks reception at the ceremony venue, everyone will be able to partake and won’t be thinking about traffic!
The great thing about having two separate venues for your ceremony and reception, is that you can essentially have two separate weddings! Many brides stick to one theme throughout the day, but you don’t need to do this. You can go romantic and classic at the ceremony, and then the reception can be a little bit more out there and have more of a party feel. There can even be two dresses involved! It can be difficult to settle on a style that you want for your wedding, so this way you can incorporate more than one in a straightforward way. Afterall, both venues will be decorated separately, and this is where your theme really comes to life.
This is, of course, a big decision to make, and one that you’ll need to talk about together. Do you want to stick to the traditional vows? Or do you want to write your own instead or as well as? Writing your own vows can be daunting, but it can also be something that you do together as a couple as opposed to separately. It can be a chance for you both to make the promises that mean the most to you. At the same time, there’s nothing wrong with just sticking to the classics, sometimes they say all that’s ever needed.
Time to Think about Music
What song will the bride walk down the aisle to? This is perhaps one of the most important music choices to make, after the first dance song of course. This is also the perfect chance to inject some of your personality into proceedings. Most people go for an acoustic version of their chosen track, but again this is entirely up to you. Are you getting someone in to play or are you playing it through a phone? Making sure that whatever tech is needed is there and working will be something you do during the rehearsal or set-up stage. You will also need music to be played when you are signing the registry, as well as the exit music for when you leave the room as husband and wife! The exit music is generally a little bit more upbeat and also more modern, but again, the decisions are all yours.
When decorating any venue, the flowers are what people generally think about. Yet you can have as many or as few at your ceremony venue as you want. Some venues are beautiful on their own and need very little in the way of décor added to them. If this is the case, think about the fact that sometimes less really can be more. It’s always best not to make any venue look over cluttered. When it comes to the bouquets and boutonnieres, it’s time to bring out all your favourite flowers! The style and colours will generally match the theme of the day, not to mention the wedding dress! Yet if you have a favourite flower, then there’s no reason it should be left out of the proceedings.
Your wedding ceremony is all about the love you and your partner share, and so it’s important to try and relax even in the midst of all of the planning! Luckily, most venues have an amazing team on hand to help you with all of the important details, so there’s no reason to worry. No matter what, make your ceremony about you as a couple, and there’s unlikely to be a dry eye in the house.