Ever considered hiring an unconventional space for your bespoke event? There are so many venue options for event planners to consider but many of the more unusual ones can be quite hard to find unless you are in the know! Here are six of our favourite unconventional spaces for you to consider next time:
The Vanguard is a 10,000 sqft former horse hospital turned event space located in the iconic Camden Market. Originally home to 92 horses, it has since been a nightclub (Proud Galleries), A Theatre (Peaky Blinders: The Rise) and is now a blank canvas event space.
The venue boasts a 5000sqft warehouse space complete with a sound system, lighting rig, projector & screen, a 750sqft break out room and our unique grade 2 listed stables, which provide 6 further break out spaces from the main warehouse. Back of house consists of 2 dressing rooms and a production office as well as a wardrobe. The Vanguard can host dinners of up to 180 guests, receptions for up to 400 and club nights for 700 people.
In recent years Camden Market has undergone a major facelift and remains to be the second most visited attraction in the UK (after Buckingham Palace) as one of the worlds leading cultural destinations.
Behind the Bike Shed
Ready to elevate your event experience? Nestled under the iconic railway arches, step into a world Behind The Bike Shed where exposed brick meets modern design, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for your next event. We can help create intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, offering versatile spaces to suit your event needs.
Embrace the trendy and industrial vibes of Shoreditch. The exposed brick, high ceilings, and urban charm create a backdrop that will leave a lasting impression. Corporate Meetings, Product Launches, Fashion Shows, Pop-Up Shops, Private Parties; we’re here to make it work.
Opened in 2018, The Ministry may look inconspicuous from the outside, but the inside reveals history and character beneath every layer. Located just around the corner from its sister venue, The Ministry started its history as a Letts factory. Now, over 150 years later, it has developed into a prominent and distinctive venue.
Everything was stripped out – the walls, the floors, the ceilings – all exposed and taken back to their natural state. When walking around the venue, you’ll be able to spot gaps, chips, pencil marks, all sorts on the ceiling above you; all of which were left on purpose.
Premium Italian furniture was made exclusively for the venue and there’s even a signature scent that circulates throughout the building. The Event Space within the building, The White Space, is an empty blank canvas, the floor untouched and exposed, and flooded with natural daylight from the large, dual-aspect industrial windows. It also offers full conference AV equipment.
This level of attention and detail brings Ministry into its own venue category, providing a unique setting and experience.
Shoreditch Town Hall
Shoreditch Town Hall is a distinctive London venue, perfectly suited for hosting product launches, conferences, fashion shows, and dinners. Functioning as an arts venue with a dynamic program of non-traditional theatre, it has firmly embedded itself in the cultural fabric of East London.
Boasting eight stunning spaces available in various configurations, clients have the opportunity to craft entirely unique events, ensuring a creative and innovative brand experience for guests. This Grade II listed building, once among London’s grandest civic structures, stands in the heart of one of the capital’s most vibrant areas. Transformed into a flagship arts, community, and live events venue, it offers a selection of stunning and unique spaces suitable for a diverse range of events.
Set within a secluded and picturesque 100-acre estate, Hedsor House offers an idyllic retreat just a stone’s throw away from London and Heathrow. It serves as an ideal venue for exceptional team-building activities, corporate gatherings, product launches, and executive retreats. Dedicated event specialists will work with you to craft a bespoke experience tailored to your guests’ needs.
The venue boasts ample space to accommodate up to 150 guests for formal seated dining or up to 250 for lively parties or daytime team-building activities across the estate. Enjoy exclusive access to the grand Ballroom and four additional reception rooms on the ground floor, perfect for presentations or breakout sessions.
For overnight stays, indulge in the luxurious comfort of 13 well-appointed bedrooms (excluding party events). Ample parking is available for up to 100 cars, ensuring ease of access for all attendees.
Archives London is a new multi-purpose bar and events space nestled in the heart of Tottenham Hale. Housed within a carefully transformed warehouse, Archives London blends its brutalist aesthetic with contemporary design and has already played host to a range of leading brands. The versatile venue offers options for a range of events, including large-scale music events, film and photography shoots, product launches, brand activations, corporate gatherings, and intimate private parties.
Archives London combines it’s industrial setting with a range of in-house facilities, featuring two fully stocked bars, catering services on-site, and a cutting-edge lighting rig and sound system whilst also maintaining flexibility for bookings to bring in further production on the day. The venue is split into three areas; with it’s bar & kitchen set between a large blank canvas event space & a heated outdoor courtyard, providing a unique setting for guests to unwind and socialize. With a total capacity of up to 1,600 and a licence until the early hours, Archives London delivers a unique addition to the venue landscape of London.
Obviously there are hundreds more unconventional venues for bespoke events, so get in contact if you need any help or advice.