Best Summer Party Venue 2019
City Central at the HAC
City Central is an impressive semi-permanent structure providing a unique and flexible event space in the heart of the City. It is a magnificent space offering over 2,500sqm with a capacity of between 250 to 2,500 guests across two live seasons, summer and winter.
The summer season venue includes a large private garden with an opportunity to extend over the five and a half acres of private outside space. An exciting addition is the funfair which includes a Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Dodgems and Side Stalls. With the backdrop of the Armoury House and its vast grounds, this creates a the ideal setting for a summer party with a spectacular view in the heart of the city.
In each year at City Central, Ultimate Experience will deliver between 45 to 50 exclusive events over a total of ten weeks and cater for approximately 30,000 guests. Over 80% of our clients rebook for the following year – so we must be doing something right!
Dinerama launched in 2015 as one of London’s original food markets and has gained a reputation as one of the city’s best venues for summer parties.
Just a short walk from Old Street and Liverpool Street station, Dinerama is an open-air playground with multiple spaces for guests to explore for the ultimate summer party.
With an impressive portfolio of clients ranging from creative industries through to tech, media, finance and insurance firms Dinerama has fast become the go to venue for summer parties in London.
The venue brings together great street food, brilliant drinks and good vibes while in the background a dedicated and passionate operations team deliver slick events each and every time.
With a glowing catalogue of client testimonials and positive feedback Street Feast’s innovative take on summer parties has reinforced Dinerama’s position as a corporate game changer.
This combined with the venues world class food and drink, impactful festival-style decor and iconic ‘good vibes’ make Dinerama London’s best summer party venue.
Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is 500 years old and currently in its fifth home since 1965. This iconic grade 1 listed modern building overlooking Regent’s Park, houses an award-winning conference and events centre offering highly versatile event facilities including its beautiful medicinal garden which has proved incredibly popular for events. The garden contains over 1100 medicinal plants, a timeline through 1000 years of medicine.
From creative, healthy and sumptuous BBQ packages, live food theatre, sushi and pizza making to AV and tech solutions to light up the event, the RCP team pulls out all the stops to create summer parties to remember.
To celebrate the venue’s 500th anniversary we utilised our summer party credentials to put on The RCP 500 Years of Summer Festival in our medicinal garden. The event featured street food stalls and fabulous entertainment and took guests travelling through time, igniting their senses and sampling five centuries of gastronomic delights.
The venue prides itself on the great relationships it has built with its clients and the clients that keep coming back year-after-year for their summer parties are testament to this.
Sea Containers Events
Since launching in March 2017, Sea Containers Events has gone from strength to strength to become one of London’s most sought-after venues. The building is not open to the public, meaning that holding an event is one of the only ways to experience it. With breath-taking views overlooking some of London’s most iconic landmarks, terraces in every space and floor-to-ceiling windows, not forgetting the stunning Roof Terrace, SCE has become one of London’s most popular venues for summer events.
Sea Containers Events occupies the top three floors of the building, the pinnacle of which is the outstanding 225 capacity Roof Terrace. Located on the 14th floor it sits strikingly behind the iconic lettering of Sea Containers, overlooking the Thames, making it the jewel in the crown of SCE. It’s the most popular summer party space, due in no small part to the views it commands across London as well as the many photo opportunities it provides.
Truly one of London’s most imaginative bars, Skylight is an outstanding location for a summer party. With beautiful 360° views of the distinctive financial district’s skyline, which are handily at just the right angle for jaw-dropping sunset gazing, and stylish, colourful design, this is a venue with a major impact.
Our croquet lawns and pétanque courts offer guests a fun way to socialise and to get competitive. One of the benefits of lawn games is that participants don’t have to be massively talented to have fun and enjoy a game and there is minimal ‘rule’ learning to be done!
With a full capacity of 600, we offer both full and shared hire to fit all sizes of party. We offer competitive party packages and our team will work with clients to make the event their own. There are plenty of covered seating areas and heaters, should the weather be unkind. We have a pergola on our level 10, which can accommodate 200 people. Meanwhile, our garden booths on the top, mezzanine level provide relaxed and comfortable seating. Our large level 9 is completely covered and also boasts its own indoor croquet lawns so rain won’t stop play!
Somerset House – an iconic 18th Century Grade I listed building in the heart of London – offers a stunning and atmospheric backdrop for a variety of summer events. Whether it is for an intimate party for 50 guests or a large-scale celebration for 1500 in the courtyard, Somerset House covers every eventuality. Their dedicated events team ensure that every summer party is a stress-free, happy occasion – which is evidenced in the numerous testimonials received by the Events Team and the number of repeat bookings. The number of summer parties has also risen by 40% in the last three years.
‘The uniqueness of the venue drives footfall and increases attendance at our annual events; as an event organiser this is our biggest concern when planning events’ – Natixis (investment managers).
The four magnificent inter-linking rooms, as well as the beautiful secret walled garden, means that the Hall is extremely versatile and flexible and attracts local business as well as industry related clients. Key guests this year include The Lord Mayor, Prince Charles, David Attenborough & pop band Diversity.
Stationers’ Hall is very conveniently located right next to St Paul’s Cathedral it is at the heart of the City and very much part of London history, both past and present. The Stationers’ Company’s involvement in training and education began around 1557, the contributions to their charities generated from commercial summer party lettings is vast.
The introduction of an outstanding summer party package meant all key 2019 summer dates were sold out. Tastings converted at 91%, mystery shopper scores currently average 96% and customer feedback post event averages 98%.
The Clubhouse, Bank
The Clubhouse is London’s leading business members club, meeting and events space, home to over 650 businesses and with locations in Mayfair, St James’s, Bank and Holborn Circus.
The Clubhouse, Bank opened in October 2017 and is located on the 7th and 8th floors of the recently completed One Angel Court, in the heart of the Square Mile perfectly situated close to Bank, Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations with panoramic views over the City skyline.
Covering 11,500 sq ft, The Clubhouse, Bank offers a great mix of spaces available for hire including a private roof terrace and garden. In addition, The Clubhouse, Bank offers a range of flexible events spaces, meeting rooms, boardrooms and presentation rooms including the stylish Clublounge and an expansive flexible meeting area that features bespoke leather banquettes, concept furniture, and stunning lighting as well as floor-to-ceiling windows with views of every major City landmark. These spaces can host a variety of daytime, evening and weekend events for up to 200 people. The entire space sets a new benchmark for the City and is ideal for corporate receptions, parties, conferences, roadshows, offsites, strategy days, talks, networking events and product launches.
The Hurlingham Club
A hidden gem…a quintessentially British venue in the heart of London
Set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds on the border of the Thames in Fulham, The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international renown, effortlessly combining timeless elegance with state of the art event facilities.
Steeped in grandeur, the Hurlingham Club is not only a private members’ club, but also a venue for private hire. Home to events such as Fete Champetre and the Aspall Tennis Classic at Hurlingham, The Hurlingham Club is also available for corporate and private events. Guests are always treated with the high level of service which has become synonymous with the Club.
The Club provides a unique space to host gala dinners and award ceremonies, with the magnificent Palm Court offering a stunning entrance for drinks receptions and backdrop for photos, and choice of function rooms catering for 30 up to 1,200 guests; and everything in between.
The Club’s team of highly trained and experienced staff, high class facilities and experience with hosting prestigious events ensure that your guests’ will leave your event with only great memories to behold.