BEST SUMMER PARTY VENUE
On 3rd October, 2022 BMA House revealed figures that demonstrated a 188% increase in summer party activity when compared to pre-pandemic levels.
The results, which compared BMA House’s last full summer before the pandemic to its 2022 activity clearly demonstrated that there was not just demand for events but that BMA House has a winning formula for delivering them.
With 17 more parties in 2022 than 2019, our venue celebrated a particularly busy July, which saw more than 50% of these events They included a range of high-profile clients from the financial, education and professional services sectors.
The increase in party numbers led in turn to a 133% rise in income from these events.
In terms of Summer party venues, The Courtyard is our centrepiece Visible from the road through wrought iron gates, the whole venue is built around this space – which is capable of hosting 320 guests around its beautiful fountain It is an oasis of calm Away from the hustle and bustle of the streets outside.
The Garden is a more intimate space, tucked away yet made truly special by the wonderous medicinal herbs planted to reflect the fact we are home to the British Medical Association
City Central at the HAC
City Central is an impressive marquee which stands within the secure grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), and against the stunning backdrop of the historic Armoury House and buildings. It is a magnificent purpose-built event space with the capacity of between 400 to 2,400 guests and is perfect for both summer and winter events.
Benefitting from prime position in the heart of the City, City Central makes the ideal setting for a variety of events including summer and Christmas parties, charity dinners, conferences, award ceremonies and fun days.
Nestled into 5.5 acres of secret lawns, guests attending a summer event at City Central will be able to enjoy alfresco drinks and garden games whilst watching over a live cricket game. In addition, City Central also boasts an onsite funfair. The funfair includes a large wheel, carousel and dodgems, and side stalls. This sort of entertainment is the only one of its kind within the City!
Sea Containers Events
Sea Containers Events has become one of London’s most sought-after venues since launching in March 2017. 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.
LONDON’S HOTTEST SUMMER PARTY DESTINATION – SCE 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.
SCE offers a number of other spaces for summer events, which can be booked independently or with the Roof Terrace. Situated on Level 13 are three additional summer party spaces, all of which are spectacular in their own right; Sunset, Cucumber and The Wren.
Swingers West End
Swingers is brought to you by The Institute of Competitive Socialising. At the ICS, we believe that life is more fun when it includes an element of competition, and that competition is best enjoyed with friends. Inspired by this belief, we create amazing experiences that combine socialising and healthy competition. These experiences are fuelled by mouth-watering street food and fine cocktails. Because who is to say that great competitors shouldn’t enjoy delicious food and a cocktail whilst they play?
At our central London locations, Swingers the crazy golf club takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails and combines them all into one incredible social experience. Featuring some of London’s most exciting street food vendors, cocktails and entertainment, we have all the elements you need for an unforgettable day or night out.
The scale of our venues, the stunning crazy golf courses and the quality of the food and drink will keep you talking about your visit to Swingers for a long time afterwards.
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
As one of the four Inns of court in England and Wales, who would have guessed we would have a hidden gem situated in central London? Comprising of over 5 acres, the Walks gardens are transformed during the months of June and July for Summer Parties. A purpose-built marquee comes to life to not only host a range of corporate parties within various industry sectors, but to also host a memorable wedding, an awards gala dinner and family fun days.
Gray’s Inn have been able to enhance their packages, the variety of food and beverage we can offer along with pushing the limits on the entertainment and decoration. With a brand-new sales team and a temporary kitchen, the team at Gray’s Inn have worked against all odds to ensure we were able to rise above the challenge, to exceed client expectations and to start the creative juices flowing for the plans for 2024. This historical setting in central London has inspired many and even now we continue this through the vision of each booking and bringing to life a memorable moment in time.
The Inner Temple
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is one of the four historic Inns of Court in the heart of London’s legal quarter, in a quiet oasis between Temple and Blackfriars stations.
Providing hospitality to some of the greatest minds for over 600 years and with the second largest privately owned garden space in the city of London, Inner Temple is one of the best venues to host your summer party.
Complete with three separate outside spaces, including three acres of lawns to stroll on, a terrace and a church courtyard, guests can choose from a range of seasonal and sustainable food and drinks packages including bespoke canapés and cocktails at competitive prices, provided by in-house caterers Searcys, alongside entertainment such as DJ, live band facilities and even fireworks in the award-winning garden with marquee for up to 600 guests.
Tobacco Dock and Skylight
Relaxing on the rooftop, sipping on a cocktail and engaging in a vicious game of croquet; or wafting in evening dress, bubbly in hand, enjoying award-winning cuisine in an enchanted English garden within a Grade 1 listed building; the choice is yours. Tobacco Dock have summer parties to suit everyone, as well as ready-made packages for straightforward planning.
Built in 1812 as a hub for luxury imports and resurrected as an events venue in 2012, Tobacco Dock is rich in history as well as bursting at the seams with best-in-class facilities, and offers ample scope for the summer party planner for parties for 50-2,500 attendees.
An in-house catering team creates menus from locally sourced, seasonal produce and has plenty of experience in serving up spectacular treats, from ice cream and candy floss bikes to ice sculpture shot luges.
Up on the roof, Skylight boasts big spaces under big skies to make your big bash a memorable one! Suitable for parties of as many as 600 and as few as 50, guests can enjoy stunning views, award-winning cocktails and delicious street food along with croquet, pétanque and other lawn games to add a dash of healthy competition to proceedings!