BEST EVENTS VENUE OVER 750 ATTENDEES 2021
The East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf first opened for events in 1991 and the visionary venue has been impressing clients and guests ever since. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli and modelled on the Winter Garden in New York, the East Wintergarden is housed within a 27-metre-high glass dome with Italian marble floors. Its grand glass façade, 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding skyline and proximity to the iconic towers of Canary Wharf, all combine to create one huge wow factor.
The events team headed up by Natalie Marcus ensure all events run seamlessly, whether it’s the smallest meeting, an elaborate dinner, a private wedding or technical hybrid conference.
Whilst East Wintergarden is renowned for hosting prestigious corporate events, the venue has most recently hosted live-streamed community events, NHS blood donor sessions and has also played its role within the community as a pop-up vaccination centre.
East Wintergarden is clearly a firm favourite with its clients. Flexible cancellation policies have ensured that the venue has retained all of its clients. That is testament to the venue’s hard working team that operate London’s largest multi-space blank canvas venue with its endless branding opportunities and where “no” is not in its nature.
Designed to host events. Located on an exclusive site in the heart of the Grade II listed Battersea Park, Evolution London is a purpose-built event venue, offering a blank canvas setting with an unrivalled level of flexibility and branding potential. Operating since 2003, the venue has 5,500sqm of unimpeded event space and an 8m ceiling height, boasting capacity for 2,000 for dinners, 3,500 in theatre, 4,000 for receptions and 5,000 for exhibitions, and can be divided into separate areas. This versatile venue can play host to a wide range of events, including awards ceremonies, conferences, dinners, film premieres, fashion shows, product launches, parties, charity events, exhibitions, and televised events. The portfolio of clients at Evolution London is wide-ranging, including Google, FCO, Microsoft, Cancer Research UK, Vodafone, and Grocery Aid. In 2019 we welcomed 83,000 people to Evolution London spanning over 112 events. Our customer retention is currently at 57%, with clients such as BSC Expo, L’Oréal and Publican Awards returning year on year. We are confident that our testimonials, paired with this retention, speak for themselves in showing excellence in our venue and customer service.
Located in the heart of the City, The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is a busy events venue, comprising of a magnificent Georgian Armory House and the modern, purpose-build Prince Consort Rooms, set in five acres of immaculate gardens. A short walk from the buzz of Old Street and Moorgate, the venue houses multiple private rooms and outdoor spaces: The Armoury House, The Prince Consort Rooms and the Artillery Garden, with expert catering from British caterers Searcys and huge outdoor space unlike anywhere else in the City.
Able to host up to 700 delegates indoors and 5,000 outdoors, the multi-purpose event venue hosts dinners, meetings, and conferences for commercial, member and military clients.
The HAC offers a wide variety of event spaces which can cater for up to 5,000 guests. From conferences, meetings and awards dinners to Christmas parties and weddings, there is a space for any event, with in-house catering and bespoke packages.
London Hilton on Park Lane
Debuting in 1963, the iconic London Hilton on Park Lane was the first Hilton to open in the UK. Find us overlooking Hyde Park, within half a mile of Green Park and Buckingham Palace. We’re one tube stop from the London Eye and Big Ben. The hotel has award-winning dining, a sky bar on the 28th floor, and specialty afternoon tea in addition to a high-end late night casino and an eco-friendly nightclub Wyld by Nature.
Ministry Venues – 103 Gaunt Street
Located in bustling Elephant and Castle, a collective of six adjoining warehouse spaces with world class production. The versatility of the iconic 103 Gaunt Street puts your events on a global stage.
Ministry Venues has expanded into four state of the art spaces, all within walking distance of our original building, 103 Gaunt Street.
We work with the world’s leading brands, creative businesses and event production companies to produce events across all our spaces. Attention to detail and a focus on excellence ensures we are an award winning team.
The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference and exhibition space in central London and, since opening in 1986, has served as a trusted destination for hundreds of high-profile events, spanning press conferences, meetings, exhibitions and global conventions for up to 2,500 delegates, including the Commonwealth & Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2018 and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2019.
This last year, while events were restricted or forbidden, QEII developed hybrid and virtual offerings while also working on making the venue COVID-secure ready for the return of face-to-face events when restrictions lift, proving the flexibility and versatility of this multi-purpose venue.
Work also focussed on client relations and upholding QEII’s 70% retention rate. As a result of the team’s work, 60% of forthcoming events have been postponed rather than cancelled.
Indeed, the QEII team’s approach to client retention has remained a huge strength for the venue, despite events not being able to take place. They have continued to uphold strong relationships with clients resulting in the confirmation of 23 events worth £600k and nine further events worth £210k to be confirmed. Enquiry levels have also remained high – testament to its strong reputation.
The Ballroom at The Londoner
For larger scale events, The Londoner continues to lead amongst global hotels, offering a plethora of options to suit meetings and events of any size. The jewel in the crown of The Londoner’s events offer is the hotel’s Ballroom, a pillarless marvel in excess of 6,000 sq ft with capacity to host over 800 guests. Physically and technologically designed to adapt to any endless range of events from weddings to award dinners to conferences.
A venue as dynamic as the events it hosts!
With capacity for up to 7,500 guests, Tobacco Dock is as perfect a fit for large-scale events as it is for smaller ones thanks to our versatile layout, variety of spaces and multiple entrances. From bustling lifestyle shows to international conferences for thousands, intimate business meetings to glamorous awards dinners, Tobacco Dock is an iconic backdrop for all sorts of events.
Our 57 different spaces are highly adaptable and can be used in bespoke combinations to fit a brief to perfection and allow for creative and innovative events. Our flexible spaces, paired with our outstanding WiFi provision, AV capabilities, impressive list of service partners and exceptional team, means that Tobacco Dock has wide-ranging appeal.
Our in-house catering team, Tobacco Dock Food, can work with the most demanding of briefs and regularly fulfil service times of just 20 minutes for 1,000 diners as well as working with locally sourced and seasonal produce.
Constantly working to improve our offering, our latest updates include a makeover of our Quayside entrance, brand new production kitchen and an increase in our bandwidth to a capacious 10Gb.