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Special Event Venues
Unique and unusual special event venues to hire in London
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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.
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.
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.
Eltham Palace is a stunning art deco showpiece which incorporates the medieval palace that was once Henry VIII’s boyhood home. Set within tranquil, moated gardens and located near Greenwich, this is one of London’s most unique and exceptional venues for meetings, receptions, summer parties, team building activities or weddings.
The Natural History Museum is one of London's most iconic venues. Stunning architecture provides the ideal backdrop for events of all sizes. From the intimate to the spectacular, the Museum's variety of spaces will suit any corporate event, private party or wedding. Our dedicated team provide expert support to plan and deliver your event
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, ideally located in the heart of Covent Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hedsor House is a magnificent Georgian country house set in 100 acres of glorious parkland that offers a variety of rooms for meetings and events and grounds for outdoor events and activity days. A private and versatile venue just 20 minutes from Heathrow that can cater for smaller meetings of 20 to dinners for 140. Free parking and free wifi
Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous ships and is the last surviving tea clipper, the fastest and greatest of her time. She stands as a glorious monument to the age of sail and to all those who lost their lives in the merchant service. Situated on the shore of the mighty Thames River the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf.
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#FORO, and how to deal with it?
Anyone in events will tell you that there are many things a guest will forgive; AV failing, the speaker not quite hitting the mark, but running out of food is not one of them. With 42% of event feedback being about food, it is important an event organiser gets this aspect of their event right. This is why #FORO exists, the event industry’s justified fear of running out.
Our friends at Payne & Gunter
At Lime Venue Portfolio we’re privileged to work closely with the teams at our sister company, Payne & Gunter.
This is a business that understands ‘special’ as much as they understand events and food. They create the very best menus, produce food of the highest quality and deliver it with flair and surprise.
It means that through our venues we have a partner that can ignite the creation of experience through food. From delivering the best possible catering to the cream of the music industry at the Brits, to an elegant event to reward a board, a chairman, or event to place special emphasis on an individual for personal or business reasons.
We love working with Payne & Gunter because they make it their business to know our unusual and unique venues back to front. They know how menu’s can work in tandem with the themes and backdrops the venues provide, to add special details, moments of intrigue and interest, and elements of playfulness that underline the importance of the special occasion.
How to Make ‘Special’ Special
At Lime Venue Portfolio and Payne & Gunter we talk about the creation of experiences, and not just the organisation of events. Great events don’t just present content, feed people, or say thank you. They create memories, they make simple messages resonate, they reward through experience, they bring people together intimately or en mass.
When organising events remember the power that you have to create the truly exceptional, and the effect it will have on everyone who came along. Create an experience through every aspect of the organisation; from an invitation that creates anticipation, a venue that fulfils the anticipation with theatre and emotion, entertainment that surprises and delights, to food that creates a talking point and a visual fixture of the evening.
Think about the mind-set you want people to be in as they arrive, how you want them to feel at every stage of the evening. Think about the emotional journey you want them to go through; as a producer once said ‘Make them laugh, make them cry, make them think and send them home happy”!
The Meetings Show’s 2014 Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception was hosted at the Science Museum and the catering provided Payne and Gunter truly set the event apart. With a “steampunk” theme inspired by the amazing machinery on display at the museum, the theme was pulled through the bespoke menu which celebrated historic British flavours but went further to consider the display and food stations and the waiting staff uniforms as well. The result was quite simple a memorable special event and a stunning opening to The Meetings Show
Working with Lime Venue Portfolio
As a brand that is firmly in the world of events, we want to encourage our customers to have the very best experiences and their guests to be continuously delighted. We believe that working with unusual and unique venues is the first step in this process and that by choosing unique venues and working with brilliant companies like Payne & Gunter you are already very close to creating something exceptional.
So call us or call them; but firstly think about the power of what you’re doing and the memories you are looking to create, we’d love to be a part of it all.