Most Versatile London Venue (over 1000 attendees) 2017
De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
The main reason why The Grand Connaught Rooms should win this award is that we have a space for virtually anything you can imagine. We have 42 meetings rooms on site ranging from 6 people, all the way up to 1500 in the Grand Hall. Most venues either have the one big space for 400-600 but then struggle with the breakouts needed, or have the breakout space but not the large room to accommodate the numbers. We have both.
Furthermore, the way the venue is laid out, with our 3 separate wings gives us 2 distinct advantages: firstly- it allows us to section off zones into exclusive self-contained areas and secondly; you can get to any point in the venue 2-3 different ways allowing clients to be very flexible with the flow of their event. The above demonstrate the vast range of options we can propose when accommodating our clients; unparalleled by our competitors.
Finally our vast array of grand spaces, venue flow, and solution orientated attitude all come together to attest to our claim to be the most versatile venue in London.
Ministry of Sound
Ministry of Sound has been the heart and soul of London since its opening in 1991. A pioneering corporate events space with endless possibilities. Our venue offers six versatile spaces including a heated outdoor courtyard to create, showcase and host year-round events.
From inception through to execution, our exclusive in-house events team will explore and deliver your vision catering for your every need. With unrivalled creative capabilities and the world’s best sound system, we’ll create an unforgettable experience that will exceed your expectations on every occasion.
For 30 years, the QEII Centre has provided a stage for game changers and innovators, hosting world-famous politicians, inventors, actors, philanthropists and royalty. From global conventions for 2,500 delegates to edgy and innovative fashion shows, QEII prides itself on being able to meet any challenge that comes its way.
£12 million has been invested in improvements to meet client needs, resulting in QEII’s highest-ever occupancy levels, increasing numbers of new clients across multiple sectors, high levels of repeat business and exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction.
Over the past year, QEII has increased customer touchpoints to create more opportunities for feedback, informing decisions on physical changes to the building, services offered and in-house processes.
QEII is committed to offering excellence in catering, having appointed a head chef with a background in 5-star hotels to create exciting new menus that go above and beyond what’s expected of a conference venue.
Since refurbishing and rebranding in 2014, the QEII Centre has reimagined what an event venue can be and is attracting a wider variety of clients, from a diverse range of sectors, than ever before.
Printworks London (Venue Lab)
Printworks London (formerly Harmsworth Quays) was established in the docklands in 1989, and for 24 years The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail and Metro newspapers rolled off its presses. The unique site has now embraced a new lease of life, in which the former factory’s warehouses and magnificent Press Halls have been revived as ground-breaking, multi-purpose event spaces. . It comprises over 5-acres of private, gated land, with six event spaces arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and offices.
The venue offers 119,200 sq. ft. of versatile event space with a capacity of 6,000 and a 2am licence at weekends. A further 40,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space and parking is also available, offering producers, agencies and brands masses of creative, flexible and inspiring infrastructure.
All the events that happen at the Saatchi Gallery demonstrate the versatility of the space; from turning the traditional Gallery look and feel into a Rock and Roll phenomenon, a Fashion guru party scene fit for Kate Moss, plus a live SuperCar Launch which was streamed live to thousands of people in China.
We pride ourselves on helping make our clients’ vision a reality. The wide range of events that we hold within the Gallery really does show clients the limits we can push the building to. The process of planning an event at the Gallery can range from a matter of a few weeks to 2 years.
Whether your event is ticketed or private, 1 day or 1 month, we are able to offer the unique option of closing the Gallery to the public, something that other Galleries on our scale cannot provide, making us not only a popular choice in the corporate sector but also a creative haven for production agencies worldwide.
This unique offering results in the Saatchi Gallery being incredibly good value for money as one is able to hire the space for consecutive days and evenings, or for an extended period of time.
Somerset House is an iconic, neo-classical building situated on the north bank of the River Thames. It has become a leading centre for contemporary culture in London with over three million people visiting the historical venue in 2016. Somerset House is a charitable trust and events held at the venue directly contribute to its cultural programme.
Somerset House sells and manages 13 venue spaces including the River Terrace, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the Embankment Galleries and the Portico Rooms. These spaces can accommodate a range of events including press days, product launches, receptions, dinners and conferences.
With its diverse collection of indoor and outdoor events spaces, which range from 54m² to 3,250m², Somerset House has been the venue of choice for a number of high profile companies including BOSCH and San Miguel.
Somerset House’s highly versatile venue spaces range from the traditional and authentic Navy Board Room, perfect for private dining events, to the quirky and original Deadhouse, the oldest part of the building and a favourite for film location managers.
One the last remaining independently-owned entertainment venues in London; Troxy opened in 1933 and remains a famous landmark It even boasts its own Wurlitzer pipe organ – Europe’s largest – which was lovingly restored over seven years But Troxy isn’t a museum, it’s a much-loved venue that still draws thousands of people for amazing nights out. Managed by a very experienced 13-strong team, Troxy hosts a huge variety of events including major concerts, awards, conferences, sports, weddings, immersive film screenings and televised events. Despite being a historic venue, Troxy has inbuilt flexibility with more than 1,000sqm of uninterrupted floor space, a hidden second stage, full in-house production facilities, 15m high ceilings, 24 hour loading access, a large fully fitted professional kitchen and a layout which offers a capacity ranging from 700 for awards up to 3,050 for live music shows. 2016 saw Troxy host performances from Kano, Kaytranada, Jamie XX, Garbage, Craig David and multiple night residencies from The Specials and John Carpenter. It also hosted The Kerrang Awards, D&AD Awards, The Times+ Caitlin Moran Q&A, The Unsigned Music Awards, and sell out indoor sporting events including UCMMA nights and Ultra White Collar Boxing.