How can we find interesting event venues for hire? Now that we can confidently start to plan events again, the conundrum of which style of venue works best is again on our minds. Some venues lend themselves perfectly to certain types of events, for example if you are planning a party and want an onsite bar then you would start by looking at bars and pubs and maybe hotels. Dedicated meeting rooms have everything you need to hold a meeting. Conference style hotels are fully geared up for large conferences. Screening rooms are perfect for presentations and so on.
But, how can we make our next event one that everyone wants to attend? Venue choice is one of the most key things to consider when planning any event. Experience shows that attendance is likely to be much higher if the venue is different. Of course content will also play a key part, but getting the venue right will ensure that your event is a huge success.
New venues to the market tend to have a pull simply because no-one has been there before. Thinking outside of the box and being creative will add to the attraction.
Here are some of our favourite interesting venues that can be very versatile and lend themselves to a wide range of events.
If you are planning a small meeting or a private or corporate party, where better to host it than by the Thames? Imagine a contemporary setting with fabulous views..
Conferences, exhibitions, pop-ups, parties – anything is possible at this unique venue in Covent Garden. Capacity up to 380
If you can stray away from London, this venue has 1600sqm of exhibition space, a 300 seat tiered auditorium plus a number of smaller meeting rooms.
With potential to hold from 100 to 800 guests in a variety of formats, the Grand Hall is as functional as it is unique. A unique stained glass domed ceiling and a mosaic floor reflect it’s 125 year history. The Council Chamber also accommodates up to 300, so BAC is perfect for large conferences and exhibitions.
If a blank canvas venue is more up your street, then look no further than Leake Street. Three huge arches underneath Waterloo Station offer a combined area of 11,000 sq ft. Superfast wifi comes as standard and whilst the space is raw and industrial, it has all mod cons including fantastic toilets!
Formerly a textile factory, The Compound is perfect for exhibitions, off-sites, pop-ups and creative meetings. Facilities include an underground screening room for 25 and a speakeasy bar. Perfect for chilling after an event!
If you have an event to plan and would like some inspiration on interesting venues, please give us a call or drop us an email and we will be very happy to help.
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