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Banquet Venues

Our hand-selected UK gala dinner and banquet venues

Banquets and gala dinners are surely some of the most fun events to organise. To host a banquet is to open up your guests to the ultimate indulgence – lavish food, exceptional dining, dramatic sets and theming, fine wines. Welcome to a world of great company, splendour and magnificence. 

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    Aintree Racecourse

    Capacity: 3700

    Liverpool

    Aintree Racecourse, home of the world-famous Grand National, is steeped in sporting history.

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    Alexandra House

    Capacity: 240

    Swindon

    For top-class meetings, team building events and activities, look no further than Alexandra House.

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    Aviva Stadium

    Capacity: 1200

    Dublin

    As the home of Irish Rugby and Irish Football, the Aviva Stadium encapsulates the heartbeat of a nation.

  • Bluebells At Beaulieu 45922970975 O

    Beaulieu

    Capacity: 1000

    Hampshire

    Beaulieu, in Hampshire’s pretty New Forest, offers a quirky but versatile setting for conferences.

  • Bristol Museum Art Gallery 31898239757 O

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

    Capacity: 300

    Bristol

    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a stunning landmark venue in the heart of the city.

  • Bristol Zoo Gardens Exterior 31898268597 O

    Bristol Zoo Gardens

    Capacity: 280

    Bristol

    You and your delegates can have the zoo to yourselves by holding your event at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

  • Cardiff City Stadium 31898552047 O

    Cardiff City Stadium

    Capacity: 1501

    Cardiff

    Cardiff City Stadium is one of the premier venues for events in Wales.

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    Carlisle Racecourse

    Capacity: 600

    Carlisle

    Impress your guests with a standout event at Carlisle Racecourse, one of Cumbria’s most diverse venues.

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    CentrED at ExCeL

    Capacity: 400

    London

    CentrEd at ExCeL provides a stimulating and comfortable environment for all events.

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    Cheltenham Racecourse

    Capacity: 3000

    Cheltenham

    Home of the Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse is a world-famous horse racing venue.

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Creating magnificent banquet evenings

When you receive an invite to a banqueting dinner, the sense of occasion jumps out from the invite. It becomes a date in the calendar that's not to be missed. Formal wear is fretted over and the party prepping begins in earnest. This is an event that requires more attention than most. 

So, in a world where economics rule and ROI is continually under the microscope, why do we continue to spend on these moments of such high indulgence? Simply, because they work.  

We take the comfort of your guests seriously, so you can rest assured that each of our banquet venues follows essential Covid-19 safety measures. 

When it comes to banquets, venue choice and food are key

It’s rare for Lime Venue Portfolio to push the importance of a particular event, but in this case we can provide two of the most critical elements of the banquet – the food and the venue. Outside of the guests themselves, these are the two most visual aspects of the event, and require a trusted partner to be involved. 

The quality, service and delivery of the food are critical. With 45% of all event feedback being about the food, this isn’t just about rating the standard of the fare; this is about food as a talking point for the conversations going on at every table. Whether it’s a seven-course tasting menu, a five-course dinner, a feast fit for a king, or an intimate dinner, everyone loves to discuss food. 

The way a meal is delivered can be equally as memorable as how it tastes, and also in keeping with the aims of the event. This is where event catering can be at its finest and most creative. Remember, we’re delivering an event, but we’re also providing an experience. 

Banquet venues with a twist

The venue can create a truly memorable backdrop to the event, and at Lime Venue Portfolio, we only deal in venues that add the 'wow' factor and theatre. 

Every day we see the astonishment on guests’ faces as they arrive at a beautifully lit Hatfield House, dine amongst the steam trains at the National Railway Museum or sip drinks under a jet at Imperial War Museum North. We understand the importance of anticipation when finally they arrive at Bristol Zoo or Churchill War Rooms. The banquet venue creates emotion for the pre-event communications, the on-the-day arrival, as well as the post-event memories. 

Entertainment is also paramount. Banquets are sociable affairs, where food and occasion provide the backdrop for enjoyment, but sometimes we need to add to the talking points. When great entertainment and great company meets wonderful food and an inspirational setting it will be a night to remember. It combines the very best of ‘experience-driven’ events, where anticipation, occasion and memory all work in unison to create something special. 

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