Looking for summer party venues? You're in the right place! Are you considering breaking out the Pimm's, fizz and beer bucket? Well, Lime Venue Portfolio encourage you to think differently and consider the art of mixology cocktails instead to really wow your guests this summer and beyond.


Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style and with so many to choose from, including non-alcoholic, there can be something for every taste and every themed event. We’re pleased to announce a selection of our venues have partnered with award winning Zest Mixology to bring the art of cocktail making to your next summer party. Zest Mixology supply premium pop up bars, first class cocktail mixologists and bespoke cocktail solutions.


Zest believe guests should be WOW’d on arrival, this is achieved with the visual treat of having the first drink timed to perfection and on the bar waiting for guests. If 200 guests arrive at 7pm, there will be 200 cocktails ready on the bar so that all guests feel comfortable straight away. During the drinks reception hour the mixologists continue to shake up cocktails providing theatre and juggling bottles in ‘Tom Cruise’ style routines. With the first cocktail on the bar at the arrival time, four mixologists can comfortably serve 400 cocktails in an hour, which is two per person, due to their speed and the quality of their preparation.


There are a number of upgrades available such as juggling flair mixologists or theming elements around the bar. A good option if you’re looking for something a bit different is the ‘Gin Garden’ theme which includes birdcages and floral displays or  the ‘Mediterranean Summer’ theme which includes citrus trees around the bar and large elegant vases of lemons displayed on the bar top.

Their core service is the provision of a pop up bar, elegant glassware and mixologists that have the ability to not only shake up great cocktails but engage with guests at just the right level to create a memorable experience around the bar service. The company have over 100 meters of pop up bars in various styles stock for nationwide delivery, all can be branded with vinyl prints to showcase a company logo or any graphics.


Behind the bar, the mixologists are all first class cocktail professionals and all Personal License holders, they are an extension of the venue’s team on a live event day. They bring with them all the cocktail tools needed to prepare quality cocktails. Their Head Mixologist can create a tailored selection of bespoke cocktails according to a theme, concept or set of ingredients. They have over 20 years’ experience working for premium brands like Grey Goose, Woodford Reserves and Bombay Sapphire.


Zest MIxologists


Where Zest Mixology shine is in the creation of bespoke cocktails. In their cocktail lab they are super creative in their ideas around ‘Instagrammable’ cocktails that capture the imagination of guests and are very sharable on social media. Science & Industry Museum in Manchester came to Zest with a brief to create a ‘WOW’ arrival cocktail for their Rocket Returns event, where a historic steam train was arriving back at their venue. The result was hundreds of arrival cocktails garnished with a piece of real model railway track, the cocktail was the big talking point of the night.


Zest Cocktails for the National Railway Museum event


“The Zest Mixology team have provided a very professional and flexible service that has enhanced the customer experience here at National Railway Museum. Their cocktail mixologists are engaging and knowledgeable as well as being able to cope with high customer demand. Murdo and his team are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to building on this relationship for future events.” David Slack, General Manager, National Railway Museum


We've collated some of the best UK wide summer party venues for hire, so you don't have to search high and low for your perfect space. Our selection of stunning venues with rooftops and lawns will have you dreaming of that perfect summer bash. Whether it's a formal corporate reception, a laidback garden party or a BBQ with friends and family Lime Venue Portfolio are on hand to help find the right venue for you, add Zest Mixology to the mix (excuse the pun!) and you are guaranteed a summer party to remember.

Take a look at all summer party venues here.

Watch Zest Mixology in action here.

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