10 reasons to DITCH the traditional ‘conference room’!
Hosting an event in a space that is unusual will create a buzz and enhance engagement across social media platforms. People will talk more if they have access to a venue that is by invite only and that is not open to the public such as Clothworkers Hall.
Events that have an unusual or well-known address like ZSL London Zoo are likely increase attendance levels.
If you can match the theme or message of your event to the venue, you can enhance the content, design and menu of the event. For example; a fashion company choosing Haberdashers’ Hallwhich is linked historically to needlework creates greater depth and synergy to the event.
A unique venue reflects your companies’ creativity, identity, thoughtfulness.
Memorability: who would forget an event at the Tower of London?! Your company will therefore be associated with longevity and will be spoken about for time to come.
Hosting an event at a historic venue such as a Livery Hall (Goldsmiths’ Hall),can be a good Corporate Social Responsibility message, the Livery Halls cheap clonazepam donate considerable amounts to schools and related charities.
Exclusivity: you can often hire unusual venues exclusively such as East Wintergarden, this gives you complete control of the space on the day as you will be the only client present.
With exclusivity comes dedication! Your event manager and chef will be entirely focused on your event and your menu, the probability of a seamless operation is greater.
Sponsorship: if you are seeking sponsorship for your event, deals are more likely to be offered and convert if the event is being hosted at an iconic, memorable well-known address like Kew Gardens.
Unusual venues are often not as utilised as large conference centres, so you may be able to agree more flexible access times, storage facilities or more enhanced theming. The Law Societycan offer access 24/7 if needed for example.
And finally, it’s not all about you – ‘the event professional’ (?!) BUT it will look great in the next company meeting and on your CV!
Located on the 39th floor of Canary Wharf’s iconic Once Canada Square, Level39 is Europe’s largest technology accelerator. A modern blank canvas venue with un-interrupted views of London’s iconic skyline and flexibility to host a range of events including conferences, banquets or drinks receptions for up to 250 guests.
Discreetly tucked away on Devonshire Square, Coopers' Hall is a delightful Pre-Georgian Town House in the heart of the City of London. The smallest and one of the oldest City Livery Halls with a history of wooden cask making since its origins in the 13th century, Coopers’ Hall is rich with warmth and character. Refurbished but beautifully preserved, this venue provides the perfect location for exclusive lunches, dinners, meetings, conferences and receptions.
Though hidden away on a peaceful square, Coopers’ Hall is located just moments away from Liverpool Street Station.
The Museum of London Docklands is a venue with its roots in the past, yet one that looks out onto the futuristic skyline of Canary Wharf. This Grade I listed former Georgian warehouse, built in 1802, offers a distinctive backdrop for entertaining, its original pine columns and floors juxtaposed stylishly with contemporary fittings.
It's a unique venue which offers exceptional opportunities for corporate entertaining from formal dinners, Champagne receptions, and parties to daytime and evening meetings and conferences.
Magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall is the ideal venue for large scale corporate events designed to impress. Five stately interconnecting rooms in one of London’s finest and most beautiful Livery Halls offer vast Corinthian columns, ornately decorated gold leaf ceilings, intricate tapestries and sparkling crystal chandeliers made from the finest English glass.
Positioned at the junction of Foster Lane and Gresham Street, just north east of St. Paul's Cathedral, Goldsmiths’ Hall is less than five minutes’ walk away from St. Paul’s station.
There have always been ideas worth fighting for, so join a march through time by meeting at the People’s History Museum. The venue hire spaces are situated in the magnificently restored Edwardian pump house.
The stunning Engine Hall is ideal for a large special event. The Coal Store features restored brick walls and a double height vaulted wooden ceiling. The small Meeting Room is a light airy room with the spectacular Accumulator Tower as a breakout space. The riverside Left Bank cafe bar is run by Couture. It provides all the catering for museum events and specialises in delicious, freshly prepared food with a twist.