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 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!
On the edge of the Square Mile, near The City, Canary Wharf and Shoreditch, the Whitechapel Gallery is an iconic venue displaying international art from the modern to the contemporary. The Gallery offers 3,600 square metres of beautiful and versatile space which can accommodate many different event needs — all housed in a distinctive building with artist-designed features and décor.
Located in a historical Rum warehouse at West India Quay, Rum & Sugar pride themselves on locally sourced British produce, premium rums, mojitos and bottled beer from Central America and beyond. The Team are pleased to welcome you to sample the fabulous food, peruse the wine list over a mojito, or simply sip a cold beer as you watch the sun go down on the impressive outside terrace.
With the added advantage of being located in the Museum of London Docklands, ITA* are also able to provide meeting rooms and seminar space all within the realms of the Museum. So why not contact us and have your cocktail party surrounded by the historical features of the 1800's. The live music on a Wednesday evening should be a definite date in your diary! Check out their upcoming eventshere!
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.
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.