St Martin’s has a series of stunning spaces available for hire. With our enviable Trafalgar Square location and profits that support our charitable work, St Martin’s ticks all the venue hire boxes. Our beautiful Crypt and Gallery both have stunning 18th century architecture. Combined they can hold up to 500 guests standing. St. Martins Hall & Lightwell feature neutral, modern, architectural design and three meeting rooms full of natural daylight. Our in-house catering team offers a range of options from canapés to a full sit down meal for up to 200 guests, or canape for up to 500. Whether you are looking for a quick meeting, a full company wide AGM, a dinner or maybe considering filming in our historic venue, get in touch.
The Lancaster Room and the River Rooms, located in the New Wing, are unlike any other venue at Somerset House. Stunning views over the Thames and original features including dramatic pillars and high ceilings are contrasted against an aesthetically raw finish, with exposed floor boards adding a contemporary edge. With its own private entrance, the Lancaster Room is particularly popular as a space for immersive and experiential events, product launches, fashion shows and photo shoots. The River Rooms are a versatile suite of rooms situated in the New Wing, with a creative and raw aesthetic. These interlinking, open plan rooms retain faint touches from their former tenants and these are highlighted by the custom-built lighting track in place. This look is complete with dramatic original fireplaces and exposed brick archways, making the River Rooms perfectly suited for fashion events, exhibitions and product launches.
Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, is London’s working arts centre - home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces. It is also so much more than a building, it is a global platform for creativity, dedicated to nurturing and empowering ideas, backing newness and championing openness. The venue offers 12 impressive blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. From season to season, our cultural programme is ever changing, offering a myriad of opportunities to enhance your event and provide guests with an unforgettable experience at . Venue spaces include: the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, Embankment Galleries, Portico Rooms, Navy Board Rooms, East Wing, West Wing, Seamen's Hall, River Terrace, Lightwells and Deadhouse, Lancaster Rooms, River Rooms and the Screening Room. Download their exclusive Summer and Christmas package offers below and enquire today.
Folklore is a superb live music venue and bar in the heart of Hoxton - 186 Hackney Rd. is an incredible corner spot with Shoreditch just 10mins walk, Hoxton overground less than 5 and bustling Columbia Rd. and Brick Lane a few paces away. Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar and candle-lit interior will have you instantly in love with the front bar, with a secret 100 capacity live music space in the back to keep guests dancing til late. Events are our pride and joy - our personable, friendly and experienced approach to private and promoted parties has seen hundreds of successful events take place under our roof. Birthdays, welcome homes, club nights, live music promotions, product & brand launches, fashion shows, film locations, showcases, screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle a lot! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m. We're always looking for new ideas and connections - get in touch!
Experience a little taste of Ireland in the heart of Fulham, London at McGettigan’s. Located at No. 1 Fulham Broadway, McGettigan's is a go-to spot for every occasion, you’ll always feel welcome with us. McGettigan's is a unique venue for celebrating your corporate or social events in London. With delicious Irish food and drink on the menu, coverage of top quality sporting events on show and the best in Irish entertainment, you’re guaranteed a good time at McGettigan's Fulham. Book your next private dinner party, networking event or social celebration with us.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ditch dry hire rate starts at £550+VAT per hour/ £5,000+VAT per day The Ditch is the untouched basement of the original Grade II listed building. Over a dozen interconnecting rooms with original features, exposed brickwork and pipes, fireplaces and stoves provide a unique and intimate setting for events. Although it has an abandoned aesthetic, The Ditch has full production capabilities and remains as flexible and responsive as the rest of the building. It can be transformed to create an immersive setting for memorable product launches, creative fundraising events, unique receptions, conference breakout spaces and even dining.
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Ma Dame is an intimate, French- inspired, live music night club & late-night dancing venue in the heart of west London, close to Royal Oak and moments from Hyde Park. With our boutique style furnishings and superb cocktails, customers enjoy a unique ad intimate experience, late into the night! We pride ourselves in offering great service and bespoke packages, tailored for private parties, intimate gigs, corporate VIP after parties, VIP birthdays, engagement parties and much more! We want to create a movement that incorporates fashion, music and art with product launches and branded parties.
Over 3500 SQFT of blank canvas space in the City of London. Situated in the heart of the City, a short walk from Bank, underneath Cannon Bridge Station, The Steel Yard has been extensively refurbished and offers a new experience to The Corporate market. The Steel Yard comprises of two beautifully restored Victorian railway arches featuring a reception bar, main hall and mezzanine. The venue offers excellent production potential with in-house lighting, sound and AV to make your live and virtual events memorable. Importantly, it also offers one of the fastest internet speeds out of all of London’s venues, presenting opportunities in this current climate to communicate to your clients, staff and key stake holders effectively. Managed by Oxygen, the venue offers an exciting blank space supported by an expert team of production specialists to help transform the space to your exact needs, whether it be hosting dinners, award ceremonies, drinks receptions, conferences, exhibitions or fashion shows and product launches, together with Oxygen and the Steel Yard you will have a truly successful event that achieves your goals. The venue is loved by the corporate market for its flexibility to promote and raise company brands. There is a wealth of options to make the venue your own through branding on the columns, within the arches and along the bars. The venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
Bellavita Academy is a bright gallery and a spacious 100sq meters venue, that combines modern art with light and space. Located only 5 minutes away from Tower hill, the space is ideal for corporate conferences, meetings and training sessions. The venue is fully equipped with a brand new kitchen, perfect for team building activities, cooking classes, wine tastings & supper clubs events. Whether you need an entertaining and dynamic team building or a venue for a product's launch or private celebrations, we will host your event properly. We provide additional services that add the extra touch: from breakfast meetings to all-day events, our quality food & drinks will transform your corporate or private receptions into unforgettable events. Our chefs can prepare the best tailor-made solutions, our fine selection of wines spoils you by choice, our sommeliers can support your delegates thoroughly. Enjoy booking with us: throughout the entire process we will provide a single point of contact delivering our highest standard of services.
Situated at the heart of Netil House you'll find NT's, a buzzing warehouse style cocktail bar and rooftop hideaway in Hackney. NT’s is an impressive open plan space with huge windows that look out on to East London’s railway tracks and an intimate heated roof terrace with booths available to book looking out onto far reaching views of the capitals skyline. (Please note, all tables are carefully spaced in compliance with the government social distance guidelines for the venue will be operating with a new Covid 19 policy).
The East Wintergarden in the centre of Canary Wharf is a modern, stylish and unique venue in London.This 27m-high domed glass space, designed by Cesar Pelli, hosts conferences, gala dinners, receptions, product launches, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. The Gallery above the main floor, can be hired separately for press releases, wedding ceremonies and private drinks receptions. In addition, the Promenade Room is perfectly suited to boardroom meetings, press conferences or a VIP/artist green room.
Embodying all the elegance and grace of the Edwardian era, this period venue exhibits immense light and sophistication, creating a simply breath-taking effect for your event. The Lindley Hall is an iconic venue in central London providing the perfect setting for any occasion. The venue has capacity for up to 700 guests and is entirely flexible; perfectly suited to a truly unique event.
Starting price from £13,000 The custom furnished Penthouse with its expansive wraparound landscaped terrace and 360-degree views of London forms a luxury apartment featuring its own private dining room, full kitchen and living room. Perfect for high end dinners or drinks receptions as well as corporate meetings. Also ideal for welcoming guests or simply enjoying an expansive sense of privacy, the Penthouse offers a unique one-of-a-kind retreat. Access from 3 pm until 12 pm following day. Please note any events to finish by 11 pm due to noise restrictions. No private birthday parties under the age of 25. Minimum length of stay restrictions may apply. View our Christmas brochure for festive details!
Located in a refurbished railway arch in quirky Union Yard, Southwark, Arch 28 is a self-sustained dry hire space suitable for a range of events: Corporate Events - training, meetings and team days Speaking Events Screenings Pop-Up Retail Product Launches A secure film/ production base Live Performances Community & Private Events Whilst not a traditional exhibitions space previous users have created displays through partitioning, hanging displays in the Arch 29 windows. It's a space that welcomes creativity and offers the flexibility to create unique experiences for visitors. Arch 29 has its own direct access, kitchenette area and toilets and is split over two floors. The ground floor is 14m x 8.5m (1,205 sq.feet) and the mezzanine level is 8.5m x 10.5m (1,044 sq. feet) with a capacity of 100 people across both floors. Arch 29 can be hired by the hour or day ans is only a 5 minute walk from Southwark underground station. It is a COVID secure space with on-site sanitisers, ventilation, access to track and trace check-ins and regular cleaning. Evening events must conclude by 11pm Monday -Saturday and by 10pm on Sundays due to residential properties in the vicinity
Located in central London directly opposite Borough station, this beautiful event space boasts double heighted ceilings, stunning feature piece bar, 'bookcase' wall features decorated with books, ornaments and coloured tiled floor. The unique terrace triangulated between some the most iconic landmarks London has to offer features panoramic views of the Shard, St Pauls and the Tate Modern. It also includes full tech set up, an additional break out room on a mezzanine area, prep kitchen, tea/coffees and option of additional 16 person boardrooms if needed. Perfect for any occasion with a full concierge team at hand with on site catering available too. This venue can also provide bespoke packaged live streaming services, allowing for your event to reach thousands across the globe.
So, you want to have a wine tasting for your group? Whether it’s a corporate night out, or a night with friends, a wine tasting is a unique experience that almost everyone can enjoy. If you are looking for something new for an evening’s entertainment, then a wine tasting is certainly the way to go. It’s not a difficult event to host, but there are some rules that you should follow in order to get everything just right. That’s why we’ve got some top tips for you to follow to make your wine tasting one to remember.
Pick a Suitable Venue
If you want to host the wine tasting at home, make sure that you have enough room to do so. Depending on the size of the group, it can easily get uncomfortable, and elbows and wine glasses just don’t mix! Everyone should have plenty of room to relax while still being able to discuss the virtues of the different wines that they are tasting. Hiring out a venue is worthwhile, especially if it’s for a corporate group. This provides you with a lot more options on what to do with your night and takes a certain amount of pressure off you as the host of it. There are a wide variety of wine tasting venues for hire in London, so finding one that is easy to travel to for you and your group shouldn’t be an issue. If they have hosted these types of events before, they’ll even be able to provide you with their own set of top tips.
Consider Hiring a Sommelier
While you might know your wines inside out, hosting a wine tasting evening is another matter entirely. You’ll also probably want to enjoy yourself alongside your group, which you won’t be able to do if you are the one that has to serve them everything, answer all of their questions, and explain each wine to them. This is where a sommelier comes in. They know what they are talking about when it comes to wine and will be able to guide your guests through each glass in a professional manner that leaves you the room to enjoy yourself. If you are hiring a wine tasting venue, they may even be able to recommend someone to you that they have successfully worked with before.
Choose a Theme
Every wine tasting needs to have some sort of theme to link all the wines together, otherwise they are just disparate wines that don’t leave any room for a narrative that your guests can be taken through as you explore and compare them. Type of themes can be as simple as ‘The Wines of France’ or ‘Key Varieties of Grape in Winemaking’. If your event is for a special birthday for example, the wines can take their cue from the theme of that event. Whatever it is, having a theme will help your guests to understand the explanations surrounding each wine, and they’ll be able to easily compare them when they have the stories and providence of each glass.
Choose Your Wines
Once you have your theme, it’s now time to choose your wines! If you are hiring a sommelier, they will be able to help suggest some for you and will be able to tell you where the best place is to buy them. Supermarkets are generally quite overpriced for the quality you receive, so if your sommelier can point you in the direction of a good wine store then you should take their advice. One bottle of wine will give you enough for twelve people to have a taste, and you should have eight to ten wines on the menu. Reds are generally more popular, so consider six or seven of those and three or four whites. You can even have a dessert wine or port to round the evening off. Wines should be tasted two at a time so that they can be compared, and don’t forget to have pouring buckets for any unfinished samples. Don’t encourage your guests to drink it all!
Consider a Food Pairing
If you really want your wine tasting to be a night of decadence, then why not consider having a food pairing with each wine or each duo of wines? Many wines are designed to be taken with food, and so things such as cheese, chocolate and a charcuterie board can enhance the flavours, give a better feel for the wine’s providence, and keep those hunger pangs at bay! If you are having a sweet wine, this is also the perfect time to serve a dessert. Having a food paring with your wine tasting will really elevate the evening into something special and your venue might be able to help you to arrange this, particularly if they have hosted similar nights in the past. Again, if you are hiring a sommelier, you should defer to their knowledge on the best type of pairings to have.
Think About Your Set-Up
When hosting a wine tasting, how your evening is set up is just as important as the wine you serve. Is it going to be a very formal evening or a more casual affair? Will guests all have their set places, or will they wander from station to station? Things to remember when it comes to set up include having two glasses per person set out. As well as the pouring buckets for any leftover wine, you need to ensure that the white wine is chilled in ice. Some wine tastings even provide sparkling wine as a welcome drink so you will need to make sure you have the right glasses for this as well.
A wine tasting is always a fun event, no matter how you decide to do it. Once you’ve chosen the perfect venue, the rest of the evening should fall into place. Don’t be afraid to go for the high-quality wines when choosing your selection as everyone will love tasting something decadent.