Venues in London: new venue hire opportunities in 2018!
2017 was a big year for new venues in London, we held some unforgettable events at new venue hire arrivals. Long awaited arrivals such as The Ned from Soho House, and Aster from D&D joined the scene, making for a very exciting year for event planners all round.
Because of this, you’d assume that 2018 would slow down somewhat, but this doesn’t appear to be the case. I’ve been searching for the new options for venue hire in London which you need to know about, so have a read and get booking those site visits!
Who knew that a venue as large as The Brewery has so much hidden space perfect for venue hire which is still not used? Run by the same team, three new spaces have opened under The Brewery for private venue hire with a very different feel to the traditional existing venue. With a private entrance, the rooms are perfect for private dining or drinks receptions, with the capacities from 20 for dinner up to 60 for a reception. The style is much more contemporary than the rest of the venue, and would easily blend in to the streets of Soho. One of the rooms is a small cinema room for around 30 people, which comes with a built in screen, sound system, and lectern as part of the hire. A well needed hint of trend to venues in London in the City.
London City Beach
Now, because sun in London is less than reliable, some very clever eventprofs have opened a beach right by Liverpool St station. The venue can hold anywhere from 400-1,500 people, making it a perfect venue for summer parties. With built in beach huts, street food stalls, and covered bar areas (just in case), the venue boasts plenty of opportunity. However, being a pop up, it’s only around for the duration of June and July, so better get in quick! With varying packages from £75pp to £115pp, there’s something for everyone.
Kensington Palace Pavilion
As the Orangery is under refurbishment for the next 3 years, the lovely folk at Kensington Palace have opened another space for venue hire – the Pavilion – to help with the event load on venues in London. The purpose-built venue is due to open in March 2018, and will have a capacity for up to 800 people inside, and can open into the garden for up to 1000 in the summer. However, the space serves as a café during the day so evening events are the only option. The suppliers list will be carried over from the Pavilion.
No.4 on my new venues for hire in London list is Grace Hall, another brainchild of Cam&Hooper. Much like Banking Hall, this grand and traditional art deco venue is a flexible space with many design options. The limitations are no choice of caters, as you have to use their in-house team, but Cam & Hooper can make completely bespoke menus to suit your event. Contrary to this, for a small fee you can bring in any production company you like if you don’t want to use the in-house supplier. The space can hold 170 seated or 350 standing, and being a 5 minute walk from Bank station, you can’t beat the location. Pricing works on a hire charge and a very reasonable minimum catering spend.
Temperate House Kew Gardens
After a 5 year refurbishment, on the 5th of May Kew Gardens are due to open the much-anticipated temperate house. The large Victorian greenhouse will hold up to 300 for a reception, or 270 for a dinner. Inside you’ll find over 10,000 different species of plant, which would create a beautiful natural environment for a wedding, especially after 2017’s greenery trend! The space is open to the public until 5.30pm, and therefor we suggest an arrival time of 6.45pm at the earliest, to allow enough time for turnaround. You’ll see the usual trusted names on the supplier list, who will be used to working in the space in no time. Kew Gardens have not yet listed Temperate House on their website as a corporate space, but they will take bookings.
Contact us if you’d like to find out more about any of these venues to see how we can find you the perfect event venue in London in 2018!