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Be it the beginning of an evening event or the end of a productive business meeting, a reception allows casual networking, conversation and informal business to be done. The perfect reception venue works in many ways for the event planner and help build the total event experience.

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  • Aintree Exterior 45923410104 O

    Aintree Racecourse

    Capacity: 3700

    Liverpool

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

  • Alexandra House Exterior

    Alexandra House

    Capacity: 240

    Swindon

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

  • Card Aviva Stadium Aerial Shot 46112355424 O

    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.

  • Carlisle Panoramic 45923467334 O

    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.

  • Churchill Entrance Churchill War Rooms 46114952584 O

    Churchill War Rooms

    Capacity: 350

    London

    In the heart of Central London, Churchill War Rooms is the perfect setting for any meeting.

  • City Social View Of London 46840388841 O

    City Social

    Capacity: 300

    London

    Situated within the iconic skyscraper Tower 42 in London is Jason Atherton's Michelin-starred restaurant.

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    Eastwood Hall

    Capacity: 400

    Nottingham

    Within easy reach of historic Nottingham, Eastwood Hall is set in 26 acres of landscaped grounds.

  • Edgbaston Stadium Evening Shot 46115261394 O

    Edgbaston Stadium

    Capacity: 1050

    Birmingham

    Edgbaston Stadium is ideally located in the beating heart of Birmingham.

  • Mansion House At Edinburgh Zoo 45925972025 O

    Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House

    Capacity: 250

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Zoo & Mansion House is a unique setting for meetings, conferences, private dinners, and more.

  • Epsom Downs 32774404528 O

    Epsom Downs Racecourse

    Capacity: 1117

    Epsom

    Epsom Downs is a truly unique venue for a conference, wedding, product launch, Christmas party and more.

  • Hammersmith Apollo Refurbishment 31995452417 O

    Eventim Apollo

    Capacity: 3341

    London

    Eventim Apollo, one of London’s most iconic theatres, offers charm and wow factor to events.

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    ExCeL London

    Capacity: 65000

    London

    ExCeL London is the home of world-class events, offering a wide range of event spaces.

  • Exeter Racecourse Ce 41 46608192282 O

    Exeter Racecourse

    Capacity: 300

    Exeter

    Exeter Racecourse is a renowned conference centre surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside.

  • Exterior Hampton Court Palace 46808262052 O

    Hampton Court Palace

    Capacity: 220

    London

    Hampton Court Palace brings its charm and character to a range of celebrations.

  • Single Executive Box At Harlequins 46000687475 O

    Harlequins FC

    Capacity: 910

    London

    Twickenham Stoop Stadium has been developed into a unique and excellent events venue.

  • Hatfield House Gardens 46870369721 O

    Hatfield House

    Capacity: 300

    Hatfield

    Hatfield House is a spectacular location for celebrations and dinners oozing with English Tudor grandeur.

  • Haydock Park 31706725517 O

    Haydock Racecourse

    Capacity: 500

    Haydock

    Haydock Racecourse, located between Liverpool and Manchester, is a place that's brimming with excitement.

  • Hedsor House Exterior Shot 33061787298 O

    Hedsor House

    Capacity: 180

    Maidenhead

    Hedsor House, a Georgian house nestled amongst 100 acres of parkland.

  • Slh Hever Castle 39682823803 O

    Hever Castle

    Capacity: 200

    Kent

    You’ll struggle to find a more special place for a wedding than Hever Castle in Kent.

  • The Boat Deck Hms Belfast 46818183892 O

    HMS Belfast

    Capacity: 350

    London

    HMS Belfast, permanently anchored between Tower Bridge and London Bridge.

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    Huntingdon Racecourse

    Capacity: 242

    Huntingdon

    One of Cambridgeshire’s most impressive venues, Huntingdon Racecourse is the ideal backdrop for events.

  • Indigo At The O2 32994930548 O

    Indigo at The O2

    Capacity: 1600

    London

    indigo at The O2 is fast becoming one of London's most sought-after events venues.

  • Airspace Exhibition Iwm Duxford 46870219191 O

    IWM Duxford

    Capacity: 2240

    Cambridge

    Imperial War Museum Duxford is an impressive aviation museum for dinners and conferences.

  • C IWM (SITE LAM 001762 Ext)

    IWM London

    Capacity: 1000

    London

    The Imperial War Museum London offers an elegant setting to enjoy incredible events and food experiences.

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Making the most of your reception venue

The evening reception is all about space and time; it could be champagne and Pimm's on the lawns of Hatfield House or Hever Castle, or bowl food and wines within the inspirational settings of Aston Villa Stadium or Twickenham Stadium. These events are popular with organisers and their clients alike, but why? 

First of all, they allow the event to start in its own time, find its own pace, and act as an elegant prelude to what is to come. They also allow an event to wind down; an evening reception following a full day of business allows for relaxation, a reward and a rest bite for the delegation. On a logistical note, maybe it offers the event team their own chance to turn a room around. 

Creating an unforgettable experience

At Lime Venue Portfolio, we talk about creating experiences. We’re well placed to do so, as well. Our contribution to an event can be both the reception venue and the food and wine. However, it is the event planner that really understands how experiences are made, and no more so than through a reception-style event. 

Great event planners don’t just organise events – they curate experiences for their delegates that will be inspiring and memorable. They understand that while guests come for content, networking, fine food and excellent wine, they leave with an experience they will remember. A reception is usually part of a wider event but needs to be created as a one-off set piece as well. 

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

Summer or winter reception venues

Summer drinks receptions can be amazing; the right mixture of reception venue, fine dining, a smartly dressed delegation, croquet on the lawn, or the chance to play casual games, can all set a delightful tone. Food can be created that underlines this elegant tone; smart, fresh canapés, light cordials, and seafood served over ice can all create theatre and add to the already stunning surroundings. Depending on the timing, the evening reception venue can catch the last of the day’s light, creating a passage between afternoon and late evening experience. 

Equally, a Christmas reception venue can provide a subtle start to proceedings, a chance for people to relax, put the day behind them, wind down from the company conference, and again provide a steady transition from business to pleasure. From the event organiser’s perspective, food can line the stomach, stop it grumbling and soak up some of the earlier alcohol intake. 

Select a reception venue with ambience

The surroundings of a unique venue can create conversation. The beauty and elegance of the Imperial War Museum North, for instance, which provides views across the Quay to Media City, creates activity that can be taken in at the delegate's own pace. For a sporty venue, the chance to enjoy the arresting ambiance of an iconic stadium can provide similar excitement and awe. 

To discuss your reception venue requirements in more detail, please contact our expert team.

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