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!
Guildhall has been the City powerhouse since the twelfth century and its impressive architecture is testament to the prestige of the venue. Guildhall is still home of the City of London Corporation and acts as a grand setting for glittering banquets, royal occasions and receptions attended by heads of State and other dignitaries. This Grade 1 listed landmark is a magnificent setting for memorable events.
The Tower of London is one of the UK’s most prominent and iconic landmarks, holding an important place in the history of the British monarchy for not only being the home to the Crown Jewels but also the royal holding site for prisoners and, for many, the site of their execution. If you're looking for an unusual and show-stopping venue in London, steeped in history and elegance, the Tower of London can offer a perfect setting.
Give your guests a truly unique experience with a private view of the Crown Jewels, a special Yeoman Warder tour or have them stand witness to the ancient Ceremony of the Keys.
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!
Hampton Court Palace is one of the most prestigious venues in the country, home to some of the most important royals in history, but chiefly associated with Henry VIII. The majestic riverside palace is actually two palaces: Henry VIII’s grand Tudor palace, solidly built and lavishly decorated and the more elegant baroque palace built later for William III and Mary II, offering a variety of magnificent settings full of character and history.
Secreted away on a quiet square in the heart of the City of London, Brewers’ Hall seamlessly blends historical elegance with contemporary flexibility. It offers a centrally located, elegant and adaptable venue suitable for a wide range of events. Entering the building through the graceful marble lobby before climbing the carved oak staircase to the circular reception area will create an impeccable first impression for your guests. From here the function rooms interconnect to form a highly adaptable suite of available space.