Here at Hire Space, we’re counting down the days to the official start of summer, and the kick-off of summer parties, the crème-de-la-crème of the events calendar. In fact, we’re so excited, we’ve put together a list of the top places we’re hoping for an invitation to – hint hint!
So pour yourself a Pimms, pop on your sun hat, and take a stroll with us through the best venues on the scene for a summer do. All that’s left is to lay out the deckchairs and bring out the bottles – cheers!
If you’re after a setting with a huge capacity and plenty of character, Night Tales‘ tropical canopy provides a colossal space for a cool summer event. Boasting the title of East London’s largest all-weather terrace, this creative space is tucked under original brick railway arches, just a short walk from Hackney Central. With DJ equipment and professional lighting on offer, and its own professional kitchen serving street food to canapés and formal dinners, everything’s provided under one stunning roof. And with a max capacity of 600 guests across its three breathtaking spaces, it’s a dreamy landscape for those midsummer nights!
Capacity: 600 standing
Built on a fascinating fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian style and cuisine, Pantechnicon is a top spot for a sophisticated summer party. With glass walls, plants galore, a stunning view, and food that’s the envy of the events scene, the roof garden here is head and shoulders above other venues – literally! Pantechnicon also boasts 8 event spaces spread across 6 floors, each one with a unique vibe, so you’re guaranteed to find a setting to fit your event requirements, from unusual nooks and crannies, to spacious, open-plan studios.
Capacity: 120 dining
A quiet oasis in Fitzrovia, The Arber Garden offers a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of greenery to bring the summer indoors. With contemporary decor inspired by the botanist and philosopher Agnes Arber, this botanical beauty boasts a gin bar and garden terrace directly beside Fitzrovia Chapel, and it’s fast becoming a go-to venue for trendy events. Plus, the stand-out menu takes summer events to whole new heights, with British classics reimagined with sustainability in mind. We can’t wait to dig in!
Capacity: 50 standing
Located on the doorstep of desirable Russel Square, BMA House offers a secluded courtyard right in the heart of the city. With a beautiful red brick exterior and ornate furnishings throughout, it’s a fabulous spot for an indoor or outdoor event and offers plenty of flair to impress your guests. We’re imagining a sophisticated evening do, with a champagne reception and a string quartet – you could even have dinner served in the courtyard to really give guests something to write home about!
Capacity: 320 reception
If you’re on the hunt for a venue with a view, look no further than the beautiful rooftop terrace at 30 Euston Square. Equally impressive during the daytime or at night, this spot is miles above most event venues, with a seriously stunning outlook over the city skyline. With plenty of space for guests to mingle and enjoy the sun, the rooftop decking is ideal for barbecues and drinks receptions, while in case of the weather turning, the venue’s adjoining State Rooms are a fantastic addition to a summer event.
Capacity: 320 standing
If you’re looking to add a sporting challenge to your party (a bit of healthy competition makes for a memorable event after all), Clays really sets the bar! With space for 320 guests to experience the exhilaration of clay pigeon shooting (minus the boggy ground and chilly fingers of the outdoors version), this venue provides plenty of excitement, whatever the weather’s like outside. Plus, with delicious food and drink, as well as stunning decor throughout, it’s sure to be a smash hit with all attendees!
Capacity: 320 reception
The Inner Temple is a grand and historic venue that oozes class. With luxurious interiors, sprawling grounds and picturesque views of the River Thames, there’s no better spot for an alfresco celebration in the city. Plus, in summer, its private lawns come alive with a marquee in its 3 acre award-winning gardens overlooking the river. For a truly memorable occasion, why not have dinner served on shared tables in the gardens or opt for canapés and music provided by a jazz band – your guests will be talking about it for years to come!
Capacity: 600 reception
At Lord’s Cricket Ground, you and your guests can feel like royalty as you enjoy a summer party against the backdrop of one of Britain most iconic sporting venues. From the pavilion balcony overlooking the hallowed turf to the exclusive Long Room, the possibilities for throwing an unforgettable event are endless. Impress your guests with a champagne and Pimm’s reception on the outfield followed by a three-course dinner in one of Lord’s many private rooms, or host a sophisticated daytime do in the Harris Gardens – a real suntrap for that sunny weather!
Location: St John’s Wood
Capacity: 900 reception
With 2 locations for 2023, in Finsbury Park and Battersea Park, The Bowls Club is a unique venue that provides an alternative take on traditional summer celebrations. With its fun, competitive spirirt and vibrant atmosphere, it’s perfect for garden parties and getting colleagues socialising. Take advantage of their street food catering options and enjoy drinks al fresco – and there’s even live entertainment on hand to make the evening truly special!
Location: Finsbury Park; Battersea Park
Capacity: 499 reception
Hatfield House provides a magnificent setting for summer parties with its stunning Tudor architecture and picturesque gardens, all just a short direct train from King’s Cross. Set in the grounds of a stately home, you and your guests can enjoy drinks on the lawn and an outdoor dinner as twilight arrives. From live music to outdoor theatre performances, there’s plenty of ways to make your event unique, and your guests will love discovering the history of their surroundings – the Old Palace was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I!
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Capacity: 300 reception
And there you have it – a round up of our top super summer party venues (try saying that after a Pimms or two!) to set your event at this summer! See one that tickles your fancy? Enquire now about availability before it’s snapped up! Still on the lookout? Browse our other sizzling summer party spots, or get in touch for some bespoke suggestions at the button below.
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