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Three reasons why The Conservatory at Painshill is the perfect site for your next event

Choosing The Conservatory at Painshill for your next event with Venueseeker

Planning an event and looking to hire an event venue away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Then here’s why you should choose the Conservatory at Painshill for your next event. 

1 – A quiet and picturesque alternative to central London

The Conservatory at Painshill is set in the idyllic grounds of Painshill Park in Surrey, which was designed by one of the leading landscapers of the 18th century, Charles Hamilton. The Grade II-Listed park was sold after the Second World War and later restored by local government, after which it was acquired by the Painshill Park Trust to bring it back to its former glory.

2 – A stunning purpose-built conservatory with beautiful garden views

This bright conservatory can be hired for 70-320 guests for seated dinners, buffets with occasional seating or theatre-style events. Therefore, this is the perfect choice if you’re looking for flexible event venues for hire for a small- or medium-sized gathering.

In the warmer months you can also hire Painshill’s spacious Walled Garden, which is well suited to summer parties or corporate away days and team-building activities.

3 – Served by top suppliers

Because the Conservatory at Painshill is owned by the Concerto Group, it is served by some of the leading events management brands around. This ranges from our award-winning catering partner Create to the renowned corporate team-building brand Eventwise.

Better still, because the Concerto Group consists of 16 brands, it has excellent economies of scale, which means you can benefit from significant savings to make your budget go even further. So, whether you’re planning a conference or a charity gala, look forward to a showstopping event than will run smoothly from start to finish.

How to get to the Conservatory at Painshill

By public transport, you can reach this venue by taking a train to Cobham and Stoke d-Abernon station (39 minutes from London Waterloo) and a two-mile taxi journey to the park entrance.

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Call or e-mail us to learn more about Painshill or find out about other event venues for hire in and around London. You can also fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why you should book Plaisterers’ Hall

Looking for the perfect London events venue for your next conference, dinner or another special occasion? Then here’s why you should choose Plaisterers’ Hall.

Four reasons why you should book your next event at Plaisterers’ Hall:

1 – One of London’s most iconic Livery Halls

The original Plaisterers’ Hall was established in the 16th century but was destroyed during the Great Fire of London of 1666, after which it was replaced by another impressive hall that was also sadly destroyed by another blaze in 1882.

However, the current Plaisterers’ Hall was opened in the 1970s and emulates the grandeur of the Neo-Classical era. The charismatic interior décor is a spectacular reproduction of the work of Robert Adam, a prominent Scottish architect who designed many other famous landmarks in the late 18th century, from Drury Lane’s Theatre Royal to the Royal Exchange in Edinburgh. Since its refurbishment in 2004, the hall has become one of the most sought-after London event venues for conferences, wedding receptions, birthdays and other major events.

2 – Near the heart of the City

Plaisterers’ Hall is moments from the Museum of London and the site of the Roman London Wall. It’s also just a short walk from St Paul’s underground (Central) and Barbican underground (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), so it’ easily accessible from the rest of the capital.

3 – A flexible, purpose-built events venue

The Great Hall has beautiful corniced ceilings and golden chandeliers and can host 200-600 guests for standing events or 100-360 for seated dinners. Plaisterers’ Hall is also home to an elegant Livery Hall, which is also ideal for receptions and theatre-style events and can house 150-220 guests for standing events or up to 70 for dinners.

4 – Enjoy wonderful cuisine from Create

Like other venues managed by the Concerto Group, Plaisterers’ Hall is served by one of London’s leading caterers, Create. For over 30 years, this trusted brand has been delivering bespoke dishes to luxury venues all across London. It puts great emphasis on ‘best of British’ cuisine, using bold, carefully selected ingredients, sourced in the UK wherever possible.

Book a tailored drinks reception with incredible cocktails, followed by a mouthwatering seated dinner or a more informal canapé reception or bowl food – whatever you prefer.

Get in touch to learn more about this luxury London event venue

If you’re interested in booking Plaisterers’ Hall for your next event, please get in touch with Venueseeker today so we can arrange a viewing. Alternatively, please fill in online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Beautiful Garden Room at Syon Park

Planning your next event and looking for some inspiration? Well, here’s why you should pick the Garden Room at Syon Park, one of our most popular event venues in London.

What makes the Garden Room at the Syon Park the perfect events space?

1 – It’s a stunning oasis in West London

The Garden Room at Syon Park almost feels like the heart of the English countryside, yet it’s only 10 miles from the centre of London. This wonderful marquee overlooks 50 acres of attractive grounds and can be hired for private events from May to September.

Guests here can enjoy mouthwatering cuisine from our trusted catering partner Create, state-of-the-art sound, lighting and technology, and more luxury event services from other brands of the Concerto Group.

2- It’s next to one of London’s finest mansions

The Garden Room is overlooked by Syon House, a former medieval abbey that was transformed into a majestic Renaissance-themed house in the 16th century and became the home of the 9th Earl of Northumberland. Today, this London event venue is still owned by the same family, and is regularly hired for special occasions ranging from weddings to conferences.

3- It can accommodate up to 600 guests

The Garden Room can be hired for 150 to 600 guests for buffets with occasional seating, seated dinners or theatre-style ceremonies. This purpose-built venue is also a blank canvas space, which means it can be adapted to a wide variety of themes. It includes two separate spaces and a private outdoor area that is perfect for summer parties and barbecues, as well as corporate fun days and team-building events.

4- Getting to the Garden Room at Syon Park

By car, this venue can be reached via the M4, A4, the A315 from Kew Bridge or the A316 from Richmond. Alternatively, you can get here by taking a train from Waterloo to Kew Bridge then buses 237 or 267 to the Brentlea Gate bus stop. By tube, you can take the District Line to Gunnersbury and the same buses as mentioned.

Interested in making a booking? Then get in touch with us today!

Whether you’d like to hire this London event venue for a summer party, conference, seated dinner or another special occasion, call or e-mail us today so we can arrange a viewing. Alternatively, send us an enquiry via our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Giant Orb

Designed by architects Populous, the giant orb will be inspired by the science fiction book ‘The Veldt’, and will be similar in size and shape to another music venue set to open in Las Vegas. Populous was also responsible for designing the London Olympic Stadium.

An immersive experience

This futuristic venue will include a spectacular vaulted roof with a huge screen that will make visitors feel like they’re in a forest or underwater.

If approved, the giant orb would become a recognisable symbol of the London skyline, rising to a height of 130 metres – higher than St Paul’s Cathedral – and creating up to 3,200 jobs. In fact, this venue would have enough space to accommodate up to 18,000 seated guests and 5,000 standing.

Planned by one of the world’s biggest holding companies

The project has been launched by the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), which is headquartered in New York and owns some of America’s most prestigious event venues, from the Madison Square Garden Complex to the Chicago Theatre.

The company already owns the five-acre east London site that has been earmarked for the giant orb development. It would be built next to Westfield Stratford City, which is one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres, welcoming nearly 50 million visitors during the Olympic year in 2012.

A spectacular new music venue to reinvigorate London’s music scene?

Although a planning application has yet to be submitted for the giant orb, the project has already won support from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. He said the new world-class venue would help boost London’s night-time economy and confirm the city’s status as a music powerhouse.

This comes at a time when record numbers of music venues in the city have either closed or face the threat of closure.

Interested in booking your own event soon?

Then please get in touch with Venueseeker and tell us which event venue in London you’d like to hire (or elsewhere). Call or e-mail us, or feel free to fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

 

Booking your next event at OXO2

Renowned for its panoramic views of the City skyline, OXO2 on the vibrant South Bank is one of our most flexible London event venues. Here’s why you should book it!

Four reasons to book OXO2 for your event:

1 – A luxury blank canvas venue

On Level Two of the famous OXO Tower, the OXO2’s gallery-style rooms can be easily adapted to different event themes, from fashion shows to conferences. The elegant contemporary space has a neutral colour theme and can accommodate between 100 and 400 guests for standing buffets/receptions, 180 to 220 for seated dinners, or 50-150 for conferences. Therefore, it’s well suited to small- or medium-sized events all year round.

The OXO Tower dates to the 19th century and was acquired by the Oxo stock cubes company in later years before it was acquired by the Greater London Council in the late 20th century. Today, the venue is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, conference facilities, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and big windows for maximum natural light.

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2 – A spectacular view

Probably the main attraction of this London event venue is the unspoilt view of St Paul’s Cathedral and iconic 21st -century landmarks like The Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie (or Cheesegrater, whichever you prefer!). Arguably the best time to come here is on a calm sunny evening or just after dark when the City is lit up.

3 – Incredible catering

When you book your event at the OXO2, you’ll benefit from stunning bespoke cuisine from our long-established catering partner Create. Serving luxury event venues in London for well over three decades, Create was the proud winner of the Caterer of the Year at The Event Awards in 2017. It’s passionate about delivering bold, beautifully presented dishes with seasonal, carefully selected ingredients, sourced from the UK wherever possible.

4 – Excellent transport links

The OXO2 is just moments from Blackfriars station (Circle, District, rail) and is within walking distance of the City and Waterloo. Therefore, it’s easily accessible from the rest of London and the national railway network.

Interested in learning more? Why not contact us to book a viewing?

Does this sound like the perfect venue for your next event? If so, call or e-mail Venueseeker today and tell us what you need. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

 

All About Printworks

A busy printing office until 2013, Printworks became derelict for a few years before being resurrected and transformed into a thriving new entertainment hub in 2017. In fact, old pieces of printing machinery remain in this venue today, giving it an edgy vibe that’s far removed from the contemporary style of many other music venues in London. This huge multi-purpose space is also frequently used for film screenings, art exhibitions, fashion shows and other major events throughout the year.

Launched by an award-winning festival company

This project has been launched by Broadwick Live, which has a proud track record of creating award-winning music festivals, from the Hideout electronic-music festival in Croatia to the Snowbombing multi-genre festival in the Austrian Alps. The company set up the Printworks to shake up the London music scene and introduce a wider variety of daytime and night-time entertainment – from raves to alternative culture.

Printworks’ latest new space

Although Printworks opened in Canada Water last year, the venue also opened a new 3,000-capacity room for live music and arts events last month. This is comparable to the capacity to the Roundhouse in Camden, a popular Grade II-Listed London event venue which can house up to 3,300 standing guests and is used for everything from concerts to corporate functions.

Printworks’ new room will include live music events throughout the week, as well as spectacular electronic-music nights on the weekend. It’s right next to the amazing Press Halls, which is known for its unique industrial design and has welcomed many leading electronic-music artists in the past year.

In total, Printworks can accommodate up to 6,000 guests across just over 119,000 square feet of space. As a comparison, it’s about 20 times the size of Fabric, arguably London’s most famous nightclub.

How to get to Printworks

Printworks is a short walk from Canada Water station (Overground, Jubilee) and Surrey Quays (rail), which means it’s easily accessible from London Bridge, the City and the West End.

Interested in booking your own event soon?

Then please get in touch with Venueseeker and tell us which event venue in London you’d like to hire (or elsewhere). Call or e-mail us, or feel free to fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

 

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How to choose the best summer party venue

Planning your next summer party? Whether you’re considering a large venue for 1000+ guests or a smaller space, here are our top tips for choosing the perfect place.

Five tips for choosing the best summer party space for 2018:

1. Indoor and outdoor space – for the unpredictable British summer

Even if you’re choosing a large summer party venue with space for over 2,000 guests, it’s tempting to want to stay outdoors when it’s warm and sunny. Choosing a venue with a garden, marquee or terrace will give your guests more space to mingle and enjoy any good weather. Plus, if the weather is less than ideal, having some indoor space will ensure you won’t have to cancel or postpone your event.

The Artillery Garden at The HAC

2. World-class catering

Every summer party venue needs great food, which is why you need a professional caterer to give your guests the best culinary experience. We’re partnered with Create, one of the UK’s leading event caterers, which has served in luxury venues for well over three decades. From themed barbecues with delicious falafel burgers, to bespoke dinner parties with luxuriant canapés, Create sources the finest ingredients to deliver imaginative, unforgettable recipes that push the boundaries of modern British cuisine.

3. Flexible layout

A great summer party venue can be adapted to many themes, from a standing buffet to a seated dinner. Many of the spaces listed on Venueseeker are blank canvas venues, which means they can be easily customised to different events so you can be as creative as you like.

4. Good transport links

To attract the maximum number of guests, choose a summer party venue with easy access to public transport facilities. Many of our London venues are within walking distance of an underground and/or railway station so your guests can easily get to the event without having drive or hire a taxi.

5. Scenery

Give your guests an incredible backdrop for their event. Perhaps you’re interested in booking a summer party venue with a stunning panoramic view of London Bridge, the Shard and Tower Bridge? Or maybe you’d prefer somewhere with picturesque landscaped gardens, or a rooftop terrace with dazzling views of the London skyline? Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll help you find the perfect venue.

Contact us to find out more

Whether you’re looking for a picturesque marquee venue like the Pavilion at the Tower of London, or a luxury riverside space like the Old Billingsgate or Winchester House, call or e-mail Venueseeker today to tell us what you need. Alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Luxury events at Winchester House

Planning your next event? Looking for the perfect luxury space for a smaller group? Then here’s why you should choose Winchester House as your next London event venue.

Five reasons to hold your next event at Winchester House:

1. An elegant Georgian house

Dating to the early 17th century, Winchester House may have been used by Oliver Cromwell during the Putney Debates in the English Civil War. Legend has it that he planted a mulberry tree here, which still survives in the beautiful landscaped lawn.

Since 1892, this Grade II-Listed building has also been the home of the exclusive Winchester House Club, which is involved in numerous prestigious sporting events throughout the year, perhaps most notably the Universal Boat Race.

2. A picturesque oasis in west London 

Winchester House is a quieter alternative to the bustling West End or the City. The large lawn overlooks a quiet road and the River Thames and is perfect for outdoor receptions in the warmer months.

3. Easily accessible by public transport

Winchester House is just a short walk from Putney Bridge tube station (District), which has fast links to the West End and the City via Earl’s Court. This London event venue is also within walking distance of Putney Railway Station, which has frequent services to Waterloo and Richmond.

4. An immaculate interior

Winchester House has enough space for up to 150 standing guests or 100 seated guests, so it’s well suited to smaller gatherings. It includes an elegant Library Room next to the lawn and a River Room with superb riverside views on the first floor. Consider hiring both rooms and the lawn so you can make the most of the outdoors if the weather’s good.

5. Fantastic cuisine

Like all venues owned by the Concerto Group, Winchester House offers world-class catering from our renowned catering partner, Create. Serving luxury event venues in London for over 30 years, Create delivers a bespoke service for every client, with a menu philosophy that is centred on ‘Best of British’ and the freshest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible.

Contact Venueseeker to find out more

As the UK’s most trusted venue-finding service, we match our clients with luxury, flexible event spaces across London and beyond. If you’re interested in holding your next event at Winchester House, please call or e-mail us or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

The Artillery Garden at the HAC

Our top five summer party venues

Are you looking for the perfect luxury space for your next big summer event? Then here are some of our favourite London event venues for summer parties in 2018

Five summer party venues for 2018:

1. The Pavilion at the Tower of London

Few event venues in London can compare to the grandeur of the Tower of London, one of the world’s great fortresses. Dating to the 11th century, it was built for the powerful Norman ruler William the Conqueror, and now shares UNESCO World Heritage Site status with Tower Bridge, just moments away.

This venue has an amazing marquee with space for up to 1,200 guests and a large lawn with a 5-metre covered recess in case it rains. It’s just a short walk from Tower Hill (Circle, District) and Tower Gateway DLR station.

2. Winchester House

If you’re seeking a quieter alternative to central London, book a summer party at Winchester House in leafy Putney, west London. This charming Georgian house has a beautiful lawn overlooking the Thames and an elegant interior with enough space to house up to 150 standing guests. However, when the weather’s good, you can also make full use of the lawn for extra space.

The easiest way to get here is to take a train to Putney railway station or Putney Bridge/East Putney tube stations, all of which are about 5-10 minutes away by foot.

3. The Garden Room at Syon Park

Another picturesque location in west London, the Garden Room at Syon Park is a purpose-built venue overlooked by historic Syon House, one of London’s finest homes. Featuring 50 acres of beautiful grounds and a sophisticated Garden Room with space for up to 600 guests, it’s a spectacular setting for any summer party.

The Garden Room at Syon Park is just 10 miles from central London, yet it feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It can be reached by taking the District Line to Gunnersbury tube station, then bus 237 or 267 to Brentlea Gate bus stop.

putney summer party venue

4. Old Billingsgate

Celebrate your summer party at the historic Old Billingsgate, one of London’s great riverside landmarks. Did you know that this building housed the world’s largest fish market in the 19th century? Today, it’s one of our biggest event venues in London, with three stunning spaces the Trendy underground Vaults, the contemporary Gallery, and The Grand Hall. These can be hired separately or for the same event and have a combined standing capacity of 2,400. Plus, you can use Old Billingsgate’s spacious riverside terrace, which has superb views of London Bridge, the Shard and Tower Bridge.

Old Billingsgate is a short walk from Monument (Circle, District) and Tower Hill (Circle, District).

5. City Central at the HAC

City Central at the HAC is a wonderful green space that’s near the heart of the city and can be hired for fantastic summer events from late June to late July. The venue is next to the impressive 18th-century Armoury House, which is the home of the Honourable Artillery Company, one of the world’s oldest military organisations.

This luxury space can accommodate up to 2,400 guests for standing receptions, so it’s also well suited to high-impact events. It’s just a short walk from Old Street (Northern), Moorgate (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, rail) and Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, rail).

Whether you’re planning a big party for 1,500+ guests or 150, Venueseeker will help you find the best London event venue available. To learn more about what we can do for you, please call or e-mail us or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

Restaurant Review: Kudu

Learn all about Kudu, a charming neighbourhood restaurant that opened in south London and has already built an enviable reputation for its incredible global cuisine.

In the heart of lively Peckham, Kudu serves delicious seasonal cuisine with imagination and a playful twist on tradition. The owners, couple Amy Corbin & Patrick Williams, get their culinary inspiration from their South African roots, and are passionate about sharing their love of cooking with family, friends and neighbours.

Before opening Kudu, the couple always dreamt of owning their own restaurant and creating a special place for sharing their favourite dishes. Fortunately, after years of hard work, that dream is now a reality.

What’s on the menu?

For dinner, Kudu is serving an eclectic mix of South African-inspired and global recipes, from Mussel potjie pot with seaweed gnocchi for starters, to Braai lamb neck with smoked yogurt, lettuce and sprouting broccoli for mains. Desserts range from chocolate mousse to pumpkin tart, while brunch dishes include everything from scrambled eggs and smoked salmon to sourdough waffles.

For cocktails, you’ll have a choice of Bellini, Old Fashioned, Smokey Kudo, Negroni and White Lady, while wines on offer range from vibrant South African reds like Swartland Mourvèdre (South Africa) to aromatic southern-French white varieties such as Vermentino.

How to get to Kudu

You can find Kudu just moments from Queens Road Peckham station (Overground, rail) and bus stops for routes P12, 36, 136, 171, 177, 436, M, N89, N136, N171 and p13.

Opening times

This restaurant is open between 6pm and 10pm from Wednesday to Friday, between 11am and 2:30pm and 6pm to 10pm on Saturdays, and from 11am to 2:30pm and 6pm to 9pm on Sundays (please note it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

Reservations

You can make reservations for up to 6 guests for a maximum of 2 hours. Kudu does keep several tables available for walk-ins, too, so it’s not essential to book your table.

Interested in hiring a caterer for an event of your own?

If this has inspired you, then get in touch with Venueseeker today and let us find you the perfect London event venue for the occasion. Alternatively, you can fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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