If you have your favourite meal every day, it wouldn’t be your favourite for very long. That’s because scarcity makes things more valuable, as our economist friends keep telling us.
A reception event is a distinguished social event for a few reasons: they’re bigger, bolder, cooler and rarer.
So if you have a special occasion, or just fancy a good old fashion night out, you can be the legend that organises the best night of your colleague’s year.
Our guide to unique reception venues in London can empower you to make that less of a fantasy and more of a reality. So hop on, let’s see which one fits.
1) Hip and Upbeat Venue for Celebrations
Our unique reception venues in London list is starting with a bang. Say hello, to this hip and upbeat venue.
Fall in love with the pinks, neon lights, and floral life of its indoor and terraced areas. Each area is an exciting set design, making an adventure of your reception.
What’s more, it’s in Hackney, East London. The East of London is one of the leading areas in the world for cuisine, music, and an enterprising spirit. Be a part of it at this trendy reception venue.
Plus, the capacity is an eye-watering 500 people! Time to throw the party of the year, right!?
2) Retro Space With a Trendy Design
Our next reception venue in London is this retro space with a trendy design. As you can see, it’s defined by a playful and loud use of translucent materials and colours.
Equipment includes WiFi, a PA system, microphones and a flat-screen TV with Mac and PC inputs on request. Moreover, the location also offers in-house catering, or bring your own if you like.
The capacity of the space varies between 25 and 55 people for sit-down events and 75 people in a standing layout.
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3) Classy and Upscale Event Space for Celebrations
Following our loud bang, we’ve got this classy and upscale event venue.
Straight away, you’ll see a magnificent glass vaulted ceiling that is straight out of a modernist architecture textbook.
The natural sunlight is, of course, superb, and the decor exudes sheer radiance. Don’t slip on that polished marble floor!
There’s also a dance floor for when the restless toe-tapping starts.
It’s a big space, with up to 836m2 to experiment with. You can accommodate up to 350 guests for a standing reception and 190 for a seated dinner.
Amenity-wise, this reception venue is equipped with a high-speed WiFi connection and sophisticated AV equipment.
4) Spectacular Conservatory for Various Events
If you’re looking for a reception venue for hire in London that will make you feel like the cream of English nobility, check out this spectacular conservatory.
Whether it’s during the height of Summer or one of Spring’s many showers, this is an all-weather affair. And with many nooks and crannies to explore, you’ll never be bored!
Capacity-wise, this glasshouse welcomes up to 150 guests.
5) Airy and Verdant for Special Gatherings
You’re probably dreaming about somewhere along the Thames. This reception venue in London sits on its banks and offers stunning views.
With this airy and verdant venue, you’re treated to playful decor under a radiant roof. If you’re looking for something whimsical without being a joke, then this is the very place!
Additionally, this spectacular space can welcome up to 400 guests. Amenity-wise, the venue comes with an excellent WiFi connection, a projector and a sound system.
6) Unique Event Space in a Historical Building
We like our unique reception venues in London. To that end, we’ve got this artistic room in a historical building.
It’s a carefully curated space, packed with art, furniture, and everything in between. That is its charm; the room has inspired and created its own energy. So hold on tight and enjoy the ride!
The event space can further accommodate 60 guests standing and 40 for a seated event.
An excellent WiFi connection is available, while other services, including catering, are available upon request.
7) Green Outdoor Theatre for Various Events
Next up, we’ve got this green outdoor theatre. This is landscape gardening in the extreme. You’ll be fighting the urge not to run and climb these artificial hills the whole time you’re there!
This outdoor theatre can be used as a marquee site to host a seated dinner for up to 250 guests. There’s also additional space for a DJ and a dance floor.
Amenity-wise, the venue comes with a super-fast WiFi connection, an event manager, front of house staff and cloakroom facilities. Other services, such as catering, are available upon request.
8) Extraordinary Venue With Georgian Architecture
If your dream reception venue in London is Georgian architecture with a polished modern interior, how convenient. We’ve got your number.
This extraordinary venue blurs the lines between event and living space. So if you are looking for a stylish home away from home, need you look further?
The event venue can host up to 200 guests for a reception and 80 guests in a cabaret layout.
High-speed WiFi, sophisticated AV equipment, a projector and a screen are available. And of course, there are excellent catering and drinks options available.
9) Luxurious Glass Venue with Views of London’s Skyline
Reception venues in London atop skyscrapers are pretty rare. But luckily, we’re here, with this luxury glass skyscraper.
This luminous event space includes amenities such as an excellent WiFi connection, a sophisticated AV system, state-of-the-art LED lighting, live streaming platforms, autocue/prompting service, a cloakroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and an onsite crew. Add-on other services, such as catering.
It has a standing capacity of 300 people and a private dining capacity of 220 people.
10) Former Brewery Venue for Memorable Events
There’s an old saying in the UK about someone who is so dim-witted that they couldn’t organise a reception in a brewery. Thankfully, this doesn’t apply to us?
The original MINI Cooper is a charming touch. The openness of the space is soothing, and the beer vats get the taste buds tingling.
This reception venue is suitable for up to 150 people for a standing event.
11) Fancy and Chic Room for Stylish Events
We couldn’t put together an article about unique reception venues in London without mentioning this chic room.
The pop-art is cosmopolitan, the furniture is outlandish, and the lighting motif is an atmospheric treat.
The room comes with air-conditioning and free WiFi.
Capacity-wise, this lounge can host 20 people for a reception and 12 people for seated events. Interested?
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12) Elegant and Cosy Bar with a Retro Touch
Now it’s time to move to the other end of the reception venue spectrum. This elegant bar is yet another facet of stylish London town.
This reception venue is a lesson in retro design. Brown has, honestly, never been so sleek.
The space comes with an excellent WiFi connection. Other services are available upon request.
In terms of capacity, the event space can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests.
13) Canal-side Event Space with Modish Features
The glory of mother nature and urban-industrial is on full display at this canal-side event space.
Watch traditional British canal boats gently go about their business as you share drinks with your colleagues on sturdy wooden picnic benches.
The venue is designed to accommodate 300 guests for a standing event and 120 for seated dinners.
Amenity-wise, you’ve got a high-speed internet connection, catering services, an extensive drinks menu, and in-house DJs at your disposal.
14) Unique Event Location with a Courtyard
Queued up next, this reception venue for hire in London is a unique location with a courtyard.
You’ll love the funky wooden structure that’s sprawling with homely fairy lights and lots of plants.
Moreover, the location provides in-house catering and parking spaces.
Capacity-wise, the reception rooms are suitable for up to 250 people for cocktail events and 96 people for private dining.
15) Fabulous Cocktail Room for Elegant Events
Being outlandish is a treat, and extravagance can be the key to a memorable drinks reception. This fabulous cocktail room is the solution.
It beckons those of you who have elegant taste; indulge yourself in this loud, coloured-in Art Deco style.
Do you know what else can be elegant and rambunctious? Immersive dining experiences. Learn all about them and the very best of the immersive dining experiences in London here.
16) Unique Boat Venue With a Rooftop
It’s hard to explain why canals are so satisfying. Maybe it’s the suggestion of nature in the middle of the big bad city?
Regardless, this unique boat venue with a rooftop is the perfect place to enjoy the canal and socialise away. Unlike traditional British canal boats, this boat has been renovated in sleek modernist fashion.
You can host receptions or private dinners on the deck or inside. The deck has a capacity of 15 people, and the interior can host 20 people.
So, did any of these reception venues in London fit the bill? Can you choose a favourite, or should we allow a top five?
Events like these don’t happen overnight. You need to take time to plan and build excitement. In the meantime, you could keep your party-lust at bay by throwing an afterwork party in London?
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