With excellent facilities and a wealth of flexible interior space, Twickenham can effortlessly cater for large-scale business conferences with state-of-the-art AV, private dinners and social receptions or meetings. In all there are 25 dedicated spaces and rooms, many providing attendees and delegates with a view of the famous playing field.
Unique and unusual award ceremony venues to hire across the UK
The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, in the impressive Madejski Stadium complex provides the perfect backdrop to any conference or event. The function suites range in capacity from 2 delegates up to 500 with versatile event space from modern conference rooms overlooking the pitch to more traditional spaces that showcase the club’s heritage.
The National Motor Museum Beaulieu is a museum set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire. Beaulieu offers you a versatile and unusual venue with a difference whether you are looking for a conference, dinner, wedding, team building or family fun day out.
IWM Duxford is a venue like no other. This fighter station has been transformed into an impressive events space, rich in heritage and home to over 100 aircraft including the iconic Concorde. Whether you're organising a meeting for 10, a conference for 350 or a gala dinner for 1,000, it's a location to delight and inspire your guests.
Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation & educational charity which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project. The Clifton Pavilion can offer the perfect venue for any occasion. Built in the 1920’s, the building's graceful architecture offers elegant rooms with beautiful views overlooking the west lawn and flamingos.
Leicester City Football Club provides contemporary meeting & event facilities for up to 650 guests. Free wifi, free car parking & city centre location compliments our seven conference suites and 43 corporate hospitality boxes over looking the pitch.
We offer various Day Delegate packages, individually designed to cater for every budget.
Located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, just 16 miles from Central London, we offer a unique collection of individual suites that offer beautiful views of the racecourse itself as well as the natural surroundings. Situated less than a mile from Junction 1 of the M3 and with direct trains from London Waterloo to our on-site train station.
The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference, exhibition and event space in central London. The venue offers world class facilities and versatile spaces for up to 2,500. Conventions, dinners, awards, exhibitions, Christmas parties, receptions, product launches; we can do them all, hosting over 400 national and international events a year.
Looking for something a little bit different for your business event or private function?
The Twickenham Stoop has been home to Harlequins, the world famous rugby club, since 1963. Over the years the stadium has been redeveloped into a unique and excellent venue for conferencing and events.
The O2 is the finest & most technologically advanced entertainment space within the UK. Split into 5 key areas; The O2 arena, indigO2, the British Music Experience, Live Quarter & London Piazza are all totally versatile & unique. The possibilities of the type of show, presentation, conference or special event that can be staged here are endless.
Nothing beats the thrill of a transatlantic flight. Here at NY-LON you can experience that excitement with all the style, sophistication and service you would expect when you fly with Virgin Atlantic or Delta Air Lines ®.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a stunning landmark venue, located in the heart of the city. The magnificent Edwardian Baroque building is a famous city landmark and its world class collection of art, archaeology, geology and natural history provides an inspirational backdrop for corporate hospitality.
The Kia Oval, located in the heart of London, is a world class sporting venue with excellent conference and event facilities. Each room is flooded with natural daylight and boasts outstanding views of the famous Oval wicket. With a mix of modern and traditional rooms ranging in size, the Kia Oval is suitable for a variety of events.
The SnowDome is the perfect alternative to run of the mill conference centres. Located just off the M42 we have a holiday Inn on site, Gym, Swimming Pool and various adrenalin filled snow fun activities.
In the heart of Hertfordshire, Hatfield House offers a stunning and unique setting for any event, from meeting and conferences to dinners and balls.
Located in the beautiful surroundings of Hatfield Park and very easy to access, our venues are ideal to offer your delegates or guests an unique experience.
Cardiff City Stadium is one of the premier events venues in Wales. The stadium contains a range of flexible event space which are decorated in a contemporary style to really make your event stand out.
Cardiff City has easy access to the M4 motorway network, great public transport links and 2000 onside car parking spaces.
The Liberty Stadium is the premier venue for conference & events in south west Wales. The home to Swansea City Football Club and Ospreys Rugby, the stadium is easily accessible from M4 motorway and just 2 miles from Swansea Train Station. Featuring a range of function suites, Liberty can accommodate meetings and dinners for 8 to 600 guests.
There’s nowhere quite like Aintree Racecourse, home of the world famous Crabbie’s Grand National. Steeped in history, drama, triumph and achievement, it is simply unique. Combine this inspirational sporting legacy with state of the art facilities and you’ll discover a stage for conferencing and events that is second to none.
Haydock Park is a place that makes your heart race. From the thrill of watching your horse cross the finishing line to the delight of indulging in its fantastic facilities, it guarantees a great day out. But just as importantly, we’re also well known as a venue that leads the field in holding events that are every bit as memorable as our race days.
The Racecourse breathes fresh air into any business event. There's the sense of scale and space, with green views across Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park and the Trent valley. It's naturally suited to big moments like product launches, showcases and demonstrations and lends a sense of occasion to regional and national conferences.
Just 25 minutes by train from Waterloo, Sandown Park is set in a picturesque green-belt site in leafy Surrey. Suitable for groups of 10 to over 1000 people, event success is guaranteed at Sandown Park with our wide range of flexible spaces and facilites.
Epsom Downs is a truly unique venue for your Conference, Dinner dance, Wedding, Product launch, Christmas Party & much more. The Queen's Stand & Duchess' Stand both have striking facilities; holding an array of diverse events every year, Epsom Downs is the ideal venue for your event.
Warwick Racecourse retains its historic charm and character. Nestled next to Warwick Castle, the racecourse is one of the oldest in the country and with racing having taken place here since the 1700s, this is a course rich in tradition and heritage.
Whether it's a conference, product launch or informal gathering, you'll find the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester makes every event unique.
The museum opened its doors in 1983 and is located on the original terminus of the worlds first inter-city railway, Liverpool Road. There are 5 Listed buildings, 2 of them listed as Grade I.
Home of the Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse is a world famous sporting venue with superb facilities for conferences, exhibitions, banquets, Christmas parties and major PR events. Catering for 2 to 2,250 guests and with free parking for 12,500 cars, it has the versatility to stage profile corporate or private function.
A multi-award winning venue, close to Manchester city centre, Imperial War Museum North is an iconic landmark available for daytime events and exclusive evening hire. Within its striking, aluminium-clad structure, you will find a unique venue for your Conference and Events.
From World War II to Korea, HMS Belfast has been looking after our nation since 1938. Now, moored next to the iconic Tower Bridge, it’s protecting the quality of our nation’s events. As the last surviving example of 20th century Royal Navy warships, she is a truly unique venue for weddings, client entertainment and meetings.
If you are looking for a truly unique venue then the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo is the answer. We offer meetings, conferencing, private dinners, drinks receptions, family or corporate away days and weddings as well as a range of exciting team building activities all based in the heart of one of Scotlands most popular tourist attractions.
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KidZania is not all about the kids… adults can be a part of this experience too. Whether it’s an intimate team building day, a corporate family fun evening or a seated dinner, KidZania’s city is the perfect destination for your next corporate event.
Based within a two hour drive for 75 per cent of the population of England. It is 800 yards from junction three of the M6 and is near an international airport and major railway stations. The Ricoh Arena boasts a 15,000sq m purpose-built conference and exhibition centre as well as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and Grosvenor Casino.
M shed is a world-class cultural landmark set on the harbour side in the heart of Bristol. The building’s industrial heritage has been retained but now offers a purpose built event suite, suitable for corporate and private events. Guests have access to the roof top terrace, giving fantastic panoramic views across Bristol's harbour.
An impressive, flexible, stylish and unique conference and events venue in the heart of East Anglia.
Newmarket Racecourse is a premier venue for conferences and events ranging from small business meetings to large scale conferences with up to 500 delegates
Set on a moated island, Leeds Castle provides one of the most unique venues for residential & day conferences, meetings, corporate hospitality and banqueting in Kent.
Bramall Lane is a fantastic multipurpose venue, offering versatile event spaces with capacity from 2 – 400 guests. The ensuite 4* star hotel, provides the ultimate all encompassing event venue, with 158 ensuite bedrooms that compliment any residential conference.
We are the only venue in the city to offer over 400 free car parking spaces.
Having opened in 1975 as the first National Museum outside of London, the National Railway Museum is now the largest of its kind in the world. Steeped in heritage & history the former locomotive depot houses many famous & record breaking locomotives including Mallard & Bullet Train. The elegant surroundings are sure to add prestige to any event
Chill Factore is an exciting adrenalin filled venue which dominates the skyline.
Combining the 'cold side' technology of real snow slopes with a warm mix of hospitality, the event facilities are presented around an authentically themed Alpine Street creating a truly unique venue for an unforgettable occasion.
For conferences, meetings, seminars and exhibitions, weddings or parties, Carlisle Racecourse offeres the most flexible facilities around. Located just off Junction 42 of the M6, we offer superb facilities for both race day and non race day events with a variety of sized rooms and ample free parking.
Flexible space and award-winning service; Olympia London's conference facilities is perfect for 200-1500 delegates. Our award winning team will help you find the perfect fit to create a bespoke conference in one of our three unique spaces. And with DDR packages from £65, why not book a showround and experience the venue for yourself.
In 2002 the Cabinet War Rooms took over and restored large areas of the Whitehall site. The meeting facilities now include a number of historic period rooms including a 120 seated auditorium - enhanced by discreet, but modern audio-visual facilities and air conditioning. Rooms are available for corporate or private hire, both daytime and evening.
Edgbaston is one the UK’s leading sporting venues which features an array of versatile, modern and luxurious suites that are suitable for any occasion from small meetings to large conferences. Our unique and iconic venue provides an exquisite backdrop with suites that offer natural daylight and stunning views overlooking the famous Edgbaston pitch.
Huntingdon Racecourse is a fantastic venue for many occasions, whether you're coming for a great day out racing or want to host your own event in the grounds. We host 18 race meets each year and when we are not racing we offer a unique and attractive venue suitable for conferences, meetings, parties, wedding receptions or Christmas parties.
The Paddocks Events Centre at Market Rasen Racecourse is a picturesque venue situated in Lincolnshire. The racecourse provides the perfect setting for all your conference, banqueting and exhibition needs. The practical and attractive design of the multi-functional buildings allows you to choose the ideal venue to suit your needs.
Exeter Racecourse is a renowned conference centre surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside. Exeter Racecourse is the perfect place to host a conference, meeting, dinner or wedding with a host of flexible rooms, lots of outside space, easy access and free car parking. Can accommodate up to 300 in theatre style or 180 cabaret.
Highly accessible by public transport links, within easy walking distance from Wembley City's major attractions, Central London is just 10 minutes away by train! Alternatively links from the North and outside of London are also very simple.
SECC is Scotland's national venue for public events. It is also the UK's largest integrated exhibition and conference centre: a world class facility set in one of Europe's most vibrant cities and only a short journey from some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.
ExCeL is the Capital's premier events venue and home to London's International Convention Centre. Our venue has been designed to accommodate a wide range of event formats, including an auditorium, exhibition space and executive meeting rooms. 2016 saw the launch of a brand new training and meetings facility - CentrEd at ExCeL.
Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.
There are eleven venues available for your meeting, conference, dinner, reception or party.
On days that we are not racing the indoor facilities provide exclusive views and a unique ambiance that is perfect for wedding receptions, conferences, meetings, and exhibitions. For out door events such as horse and pony shows, dog shows or car rallies we have up to 90 stables and approximately 50 acres of flat grassland.
Troxy is a versatile events space, which is flexible in both approach and size. Originally opened in the 1930s as a grand cinema, many of the original art deco features remain in this Grade II listed venue. Refurbished within the last few years, this unique space now combines extensive front of house facilities with original character.
Hever Castle in Kent is a truly unique castle venue perfect for meetings, conference and dinners.Oonly 40 minutes from London, the stunning 13th century Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The venue offers many options within its 680 acre estate including The Astor Wing, The Guthrie Pavilion and Golf Course.
Whether you are organising a lavish black tie dinner, an exciting awards ceremony or a team away day, the London Transport Museum provides an extraordinary backdrop for your event, in this truly ‘London’ venue.
Riverside Rooms are situated in the heart of London at County Hall on London’s Southbank. Riverside Rooms provide an elegant setting for any event or party. The rooms boast brilliant natural daylight, classic oak paneling, original parquet flooring as well as stunning views of the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye.
Wellcome Collection is a venue for the incurably curious, it's centre piece is a 154 tiered auditorium surrounded by four fantastic seminar rooms all of which are perfect for any event, we also offer an amazing gallery space for drinks receptions up to 200
Madame Tussauds London is an award winning themed venue which has been hosting parties for over fifty years. A large venue in central London, Madame Tussauds can host events for up to 1,000 guests, and is extremely popular for high profile celebrity launches.
A legendary venue and a Grade II listed building, the Roundhouse reopened in June 2006 following a 30million restoration. This world class venue for Arts and Music performances is available for exclusive hire 12 weeks of the year. The flexible spaces can host receptions from 100 up to 1800, dinners for over 1000 and meetings from 15 to 1200.
Rising from the banks of the River Thames, in the heart of the City, stands a striking historic building which is part of London's heritage. Old Billingsgate now accommodates three versatile event spaces to feed your imagination, and has hosted some of London's most prestigious events, from sparkling film premieres to dazzling award ceremonies.
With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.
Let us take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.
Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site
, the National Maritime Museum is the world’s largest maritime museum filled with inspirational stories of exploration, trade and adventure at sea. Spanned by a spectacular glass roof, Neptune Court is a meeting of classical grandeur & modern architecture, an ideal backdrop for large events.
Flexible and inspiring, a historic London venue, the Natural History Museum naturally creates a stunning setting in which to showcase your event. Our iconic Hintze Hall and inspiring Earth Hall have been joined by the Darwin Centre, therefore we now have many spectacular venues for corporate and private events.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is based in South Kensington. The Victorian building has many extraordinary rooms and spaces which offer exceptional possibilities for entertaining for evening events in a prestigious central London location.
Located in Hammersmith, West London, the Eventim Apollo is one of the UK’s largest and best preserved Art Deco theatres. We have revealed a new high-tech flooring system which is now available to book for a diverse range of events, from awards ceremonies and weddings, to cutting-edge product launches and fashion shows.
Trinity House, the headquarters of the General Lighthouse Authority, has been located in Trinity Square on Tower Hill since 1796. An historic venue, just 50 metres from Tower Hill tube station, it offers a suite of five elegant rooms suitable for civil weddings, lunches, dinner parties, drinks receptions, board meetings and training courses.
The London Dungeon attraction is one of the best loved, themed venues in London. Telling the story of some of London's most infamous moments in history.
This is the ultimate alternative fun venue, a unique combination of real history, horror and humour perfect for dinners, parties and networking events between 50 and 150 guests.
indigo at The O2 is based within The O2 at North Greenwich. It is fast becoming one of London's most sought after venues as it is situated in one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks.
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Organising an award ceremony is a BIG deal! From celebrity showcases such as the Brit Awards or BAFTA’s, to industry awards to recognise the sectors leading lights or internal ceremony to reward star performers – we all love awards ceremonies – when they are done well!
We love awards ceremonies!
We love them on a personal basis because they reward us, thank us and honour individuals. We love them as a businesses, because they provide great marketing, motivation, incentive and external accolade. They provide recognition across industries; from financial performance, charity, government, sport and music.
We love them because they give us inspiration and aspiration. We see people at the top of their game, from the Oscars and Golden Globes to the UN's amazing Big Ideas Competition.
We also prize competition; the opportunity to show our worth, our excellence ahead of our contemporaries, that we stand out from the crowd in our thinking, our doing and our achievements. Winning awards give us third party endorsement, credibility and peer to peer recognition. They create motivation, targets, and team cohesion; working together for a shared aim.
But whilst we can all name our favourite internationally famous awards ceremony, there are hundreds that take place every year. They provide accolades for excellence in specific industries, from manufacturing to … events! They reward excellence in professions; HR, finance, marketing and sales. They also acknowledge otherwise unrepresented communities; Women in Business and Young Talent. If you’re at your best, there is usually an award out there for you to strive towards.
Our unique venues
At Lime Venue Portfolio our venues have hosted some of the most prestigious awards around; big and small, high and low profile. The Hydro at the SECC has played host to the European MTV Awards, The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards and the MOBO’s; The QEII Centre recently hosted one of the event industry’s own awards; the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards.
We know what great awards look like and we like to play host. We know that our unique and unusual venues are a firm part of the theatre of an event; be it the historic surroundings of Hatfield House or the globally recognised venue of Somerset House.
The affinity between the success of the awards ceremony and its venue location cannot be overestimated. Sure, there are awards that could be held absolutely anywhere and they would still pull in the crowds and the media attraction. However, with awards, it is not just about getting bums on seats, but delivering a worthy experience to everyone that has entered, regardless of whether or not they win on the night.
The awards ceremony is an event is like no other in its need to deliver prestige amongst its attendees and the venue can be a major player; great organisers know this. The winner, having reached the peak of performance and recognition, needs to feel the honour of the occasion; what use an award if you can’t collect it in front of your industry peers, with applause ringing in your ears. The ceremony provides as much recognition as the certificate or trophy itself.
To create prestige takes prestigious surroundings and fine food and drink; a banquet fit for the very best in your chosen community. Through our partners at Levy Restaurants UK, we’re able to support event organisers in delivering a menu and service delivery that supports every aspect of the event.
Remember, award presentations are long events, with potentially many awards to give out. The menu needs to complement this, keep things moving or creating a break for conversation and gossip. Food works to settle an audience; a small starter or canapés means guests attention stays on the stage and not on the stomach!
Equally, great food becomes part of the theatre of the event. Many tables will have people that are yet to meet, and food is the perfect icebreaker and conversation starter.
Wine is equally important; event organisers need to draw the tricky line between the sound of popping champagne bottles on one side of the room, whilst others wait in anticipation to see if it is their night. For those celebrating, great wine, champagne and cocktails is the perfect way to see out the night in style. Making it a truly memorable occasion.
As with all great events, when the venue, the food and the content working in unison together the guest is guaranteed a great experience. Awards are incredibly special and the importance of the occasion should never be lost on the organising team. These are evenings they may well remember for the rest of their lives, based on a life-time of work, a moment of inspiration and achievement that may never happen again; an award bestowed on an individual or organisation that will sit on a shelf or in a cabinet for years to come.
So let’s give them an evening that befits the occasion.