2021 is undoubtedly going to be a fantastic year for sport and sports fans. This year is going to be more special than ever following the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns. With the Tokyo Olympics, America’s Cup, Rugby League World Cup, the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and a plethora of other important fixtures, it’s hard not to get caught up in all the excitement! The world of events is no exception.
Whether you are celebrating your 5 a side team’s end of season with gusto, organising a company away day or party, planning a formal bash, or simply searching for the perfect venue for the birthday of that special sports fanatic in your life there is a wealth of venues and spaces that will fit your theme. Some you may not know even existed!
Here are some venues that will give you inspiration
Impressive architecture, high tech state-of-the-art galleries and uniquely adaptable spaces make The National Football Museum a venue of choice for a wide range of events. Museum by day and creative event space by night, hosting your event here will have a real feel of exclusivity for you and your guests. The Hall of Fame can accommodate up to 500 and is the ideal space for a dinner and dance, product launch or just a great party. You don’t have to be fanatical about football to appreciate what this venue has to offer. Ever changing exhibitions, interactive games, access to galleries and a central Manchester location make the museum a truly unique place for any event.
Swingers is quite simply remarkably different and tremendously fun! Why not tee off with a G&T in hand? For any occasion, be it for work or pleasure Swingers is a real must. Featuring some of London’s finest street food vendors, outrageously good cocktails, the highly entertaining bespoke crazy golf courses make this venue far more than a simple gimmick. Housing two nine-hole crazy golf courses and five bars the scale of the place is impressive. A superb setting for that boring big meeting, and as everyone knows the best business is conducted over a game of golf.
Yes, it’s true, you can hold your event in your team’s home ground! Football stadiums are a much over looked venue choice for events of all kinds. 21 function suites, 42 syndicate rooms and the Great Hall which can cater for up to 1500 guests, Stamford bridge is a true events powerhouse in the heart of West London. Boasting The Millennium & Copthorne Hotel with it’s 275 onsite bedrooms and a selection of restaurants and bars including Marco by Marco Pierre White. Chelsea Football Club should certainly provide some food for thought when planning your next function.
Breath-taking views of the world famous race course and London skyline, elegant meeting rooms, spacious banqueting suites and a heritage to match, Sandown Park Racecourse is one of Surrey’s best event venues. Less than half an hour from London, competitive venue packages, award winning cuisine, inspiring grounds, Sandown really is a one stop shop for events of all kinds. Why not enjoy some of the activities offered including golf, go karting and skiing! Worth a flutter, but certainly no gamble.
Located in the former Clarence House estate and founded in 1908, The Bank of England Sports Centre could not be more respected and established venue. A rich history, 32 acres of grounds, spacious terraces, immaculate lawns, seasonal menus, bespoke wedding planners and just a hop and a skip away from beautiful Richmond Park make this the ultimate and most stunning wedding location. Where else can you say ‘I do’ while watching a spot of cricket? Top class facilities and a dedicated events team ensure this is the perfect venue for away days, team building, meetings and private parties as well. The Bank of England Sports Centre provides a real taste of the country side a stone’s throw from the capital.
In terms of location, scale and prestige look no further than The Emirates Stadium. Not only home to Arsenal FC but also gold standard function facilities. Just minutes from central London and St Pancras International transport links could not be easier whether you are coming from central London, out of town or the continent. Over the years the stadium has become a real landmark in both the literal sense, dominating the North London skyline, and its events production. One of the most technologically advanced arenas on earth, world class events facilities, epic spaces, luxurious suites and an events team of the highest calibre make The Emirates Stadium a perfect choice for many a large or small scale event. Football fan or not, there is no denying the premiership quality of the venue.
A veritable Mecca for racing Silverstone is a name that carries a lot of gravitas, heritage and weight to gear heads and non-racing fans alike. The sprawling complex is home to a number of fantastic events spaces and conference centres. From the latest addition The Silverstone wing, situated right in the heart of the world-famous Grand Prix circuit with its sleek modern design and adaptable space, to the British Racing Driver’s Club with its roof terraces, gardens and bars. If you are after an action packed team building away day, a private event or a product launch; Silverstone has it all.
The Twickenham Stoop Stadium became home to the world famous Harlequins rugby team in 1963. Over the years since, the stadium has been evolved into an events venue to rival the very best in London. Three luxurious suites overlook the pitch along with four function rooms all with their own bars and a total of 39 Executive Boxes, the possibilities are extensive. The events team pride themselves on providing the little extras that make your event something truly special. Great transport links, iconic location, first class facilities, what’s not to like?
Quality food, sublime cocktails, stylish and sophisticated surroundings, and a whole lot of bowling! All Star Lanes is the obvious first port of call for any event with a twist. Bad day at work and want to take the team to smash some pins? Maybe your stuck for ideas for the office party? Perhaps you just want a different night out with your buddies? All Star lanes are the place to go, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of all your guests. With sites based in London and Manchester, each with a range of exclusive and unusual private suites and lanes, you are spoiled for choice. All Star Lanes never fail to entertain and surprise. Bowl in style.
When one thinks of the history of Golf, a single place is always the first to spring to mind, Gleneagles. Opened in 1924 and known as “a Riviera in the Highlands” the beauty and legacy of the Hotel and grounds are undeniable, but is this nostalgic icon of Golf buried deep in Highlands still a beacon of service and luxury? Can non golfers enjoy themselves? Is this a realistic place to hold my event? The answer to all is a resounding and unambiguous YES! A 5 star events team, huge range of packages and bespoke event offers, attractive landscapes, the highest standard of food and drink and of course the world famous golf courses make this a venue like no other and more affordable than you might. If all else fails, you can always go on a grouse shoot and let off some steam.
If you would like more information on any of these venues, get in touch today!
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