2018 Winners

Best New or Refurbished Venue

Winner: Sea Containers Events

Silver: Royal Lancaster London

Bronze: Six Storeys on Soho

Finalists

  • CCT Venues-Docklands
  • Glaziers Hall
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Clubhouse, Bank
  • Thirty Eight Grosvenor Square

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Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall

Winner: RSA House

Silver: The National Gallery

Bronze: Tower of London

Finalists

  • Museum of London Docklands
  • Skinners’ Hall
  • Stationers’ Hall and Garden
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • The Law Society

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Best Sporting Venue for Events

Winner: Twickenham Stadium

Silver: The Kia Oval

Bronze: The London Stadium

Finalists

  • Emirates Stadium / Arsenal FC
  • Lord’s
  • The Championships, Wimbledon

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Best Venue Customer Service – under 300 attendees, theatre style

Winner: Lord’s

Silver: Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Bronze: The Clubhouse

Finalists

  • Firmdale Hotels Plc
  • Lumiere London
  • Sofitel London St James

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Best Venue Customer Service – 300+ attendees, theatre style

Winner: Tobacco Dock

Silver: East Wintergarden – Canary Wharf

Bronze: Friends House

Finalists

  • Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
  • InterContinental London Park Lane
  • One Great George Street

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Best Christmas Venue

Winner: Somerset House

Silver: The Ski Lodge

Bronze: Carousel

Finalists

  • The Hurlingham Club
  • The Ironmongers’ Hall
  • The Mermaid London
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Twickenham Stadium

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Best Venue with a View

Winner: Sea Containers Events

Silver: Alexandra Palace

Bronze: Searcys at the Gherkin

Finalists

  • City Central at the HAC
  • HMS Belfast
  • Oval Space
  • Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

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Best Unusual or Unique Venue – under 500 attendees

Winner: Haymarket Hotel

Silver: The Postal Museum & Mail Rail

Bronze: Perseverance Works JJ Media

Finalists

  • All Star Lanes
  • Big Chill
  • Sanderson
  • The Steel Yard
  • Wellcome Collection

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Best Unusual or Unique Venue – 500+ attendees

Winner: Hawker House

Silver: Alexandra Palace

Bronze: The National Gallery

Finalists

  • Harrow School
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Pavilion at the Tower of London
  • Wimborne House JJ Media

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Best Catering at a Venue

Winner: 30 Euston Square

Silver: Tobacco Dock Food

Bronze: The Hurlingham Club

Finalists

  • Clerkenwell Green at the Postal Museum
  • No 4 Hamilton Place
  • Prince Philip House
  • The Royal Society

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Best Venue for Screen & Sound

Winner: IET London: Savoy Place

Silver: Ham Yard Hotel – Theatre & Dive Bar

Bronze: The Hospital Club

Finalists

  • May Fair Theatre
  • The BFI IMAX
  • Walthamstow Assembly Hall

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Best Wedding Venue

Winner: Dartmouth House

Silver: The Queen’s House, Greenwich

Bronze: Eltham Palace

Finalists

  • Haymarket Hotel
  • Searcys at The Gherkin
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel
  • The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

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Best London Event Venue – under 1,000 attendees

Winner: Hilton London Bankside

Silver: Carousel

Bronze: Kings Place Events

Finalists

  • BMA House
  • InterContinental London Park Lane
  • RIBA
  • RSA House
  • The BFI IMAX

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Best London Event / Exhibition Venue – 1,000+ attendees

Winner: City Central at the HAC

Silver: QEII Centre

Bronze: The O2

Finalists

  • Alexandra Palace
  • Barbican
  • Hilton London Metropole

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Best Private Dining Venue

Winner: Searcys at The Gherkin

Silver: Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Bronze: Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

Finalists

  • Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Lord’s

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Best Party Venue

Winner: Cirque Le Soir

Silver: Bounce Ping Pong

Bronze: Puttshack

Finalists

  • Banqueting House
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Oval Space
  • Tobacco Dock and Skylight

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Best Venue for Employing Women and Gender Equality

Winner: Arsenal Football Club

Silver: CCT Venues-Barbican

Bronze: Prince Philip House

Finalists

  • Lumiere London
  • RIBA
  • Tobacco Dock

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Best Venue Space in the City

Winner: Barbican

Silver: Old Billingsgate

Bronze: Museum of London

Finalists

  • City Central at the HAC
  • Stationers’ Hall and Garden
  • The Clubhouse, Bank

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Most Versatile London Venue – under 1,000 attendees

Winner: The Mermaid London

Silver: Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Hotel

Bronze: 30 Euston Square

Finalists

  • St Martins Lane
  • Royal Horticultural Halls
  • Oval Space
  • Troxy, London

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Most Versatile London Venue – 1,000+ attendees

Winner: QEII Centre

Silver: Tobacco Dock

Bronze: ILEC Conference Centre

Finalists

  • Alexandra Park and Palace
  • Battersea Evolution
  • Friends House – The Light

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