By Hannah Wright, Venue Sales Executive
Are you in need of a large venue for your next event? Sourcing big spaces shouldn’t be a hassle. Whether you’re having a big fat Christmas bash or a high profile conference, we can make life easy for you with our long list of supersize event spaces. It was hard for me to narrow it down to my favourite four, but here they are.
Is your big Christmas party really going to be big? Indigo at the 02 can be completely versatile to suit your event. They can host dinners up to 540 guests or cocktail receptions up to 1,500 and if you still need extra room, the venue also has a VIP experience in the lounge and terrace which can hold 300 guests. Did you know that Indigo at the O2 has witnessed show-stopping sets from the legendary Prince after party, The Eagles’ album launch, The Who and not forgetting today’s chart-toppers Usher, Estelle and T-Pain to name a few.
When you hire this amazing large scale venue you will also benefit from the following: stage, screens, AV technical team, backstage facilities, 10 car parking spaces for the event organisers or VIP’s, Wi-Fi and don’t worry about partying too late as they offer a 24-hour license. So why not head on over to Peninsula Square, a short walk from North Greenwich Tube station, and party the night away with your entire company and not have to worry about space or plus ones. If it’s not a Christmas party you’re planning but think the venue may be suitable for your corporate event, then fear not as the capacity for conferencing is up to 1,597.
Whether you are planning a dinner, drinks reception, launch party, awards ceremony, conference, meeting or performance, the Roundhouse is the perfect venue to create the ultimate show-stopping event. Boasting an impressive blank canvas measuring a whopping 1,300m², the iconic main space is available to hire for a variety of events; from receptions and parties up to 1,800, to conferences for up to 1,500, and dinners for up to 1,000.
The Circle Balcony overlooks the main space which makes a superb drinks reception area before the main event. Venue hire comes with four dressing rooms and a production office, a full lighting and sound package, stage, technical support and an enthusiastic Venue Manager. Contact our expert team at Venue Reservations who can support you with all things AV and we can also put you in touch with our preferred suppliers.
One of my supersize venues in the heart of South Kensington is The Science Museum. Founded back in 1857 it is one of London’s major tourist attractions by day, but a super special event space by night. There are numerous galleries ranging from traditional to contemporary. Some of my favourites include The Flight Gallery, hosting up to 400 guests for a standing reception. This gallery will take your guests on a journey from the flight dreams of the Renaissance through to the jump-jet and the wide-body aeroplanes of today. You can drink and dance the night away under the full-sized aircraft models above you.
The Information Age Gallery can also host up to 400 guests and is a mesmerising space celebrating more than 200 years of innovation and communication technologies. Another one of my favourite reception spaces is the Wonderlab Gallery, again holding up to 400 guests and this is one of the most interactive galleries in London, I absolutely love the revolving dance floor! Making of the Modern World is one of the larger galleries than can accommodate up to 700 guests. This gallery displays some of the Museum’s most remarkable objects.
My fourth and final favourite large venue would have to be Guildhall. The venue itself is a remarkable backdrop to any drinks reception and Christmas celebrations right in the heart of the City. Bank and Moorgate stations are a short walk away.
The stunning Great Hall can hold up to 900 guests at any one time and natural daylight floods in at each end through two huge Gothic stained glass windows. If you’re looking for an iconic London venue with the wow factor then this venue is absolutely for you. The Crypts are also available for hire for up to 500 guests. The Library and Livery Hall are also 2 beautiful event spaces where you can wine and dine your guests.
So if you’re looking for a big event space to impress your guests then contact us today and let us help!