Natural History Museumwww.nhm.ac.uk/business-centre/venue-hire/index.html
There are three stunning spaces available for hire at the Natural History Museum, all spectacular and unique in their own right.
The first is the Central Hall, heart of the Museum and one of London’s largest and most flexible venues, the Central Hall is an example of Victorian architecture at its most magnificent. You can dine beneath the spectacular painted ceilings alongside a full-size Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton cast.
The second is the Earth Hall, where striking beams of light climb the 18-metre high atrium walls and dinner is served underneath the magnificent huge globe. Guests can take an escalator ride through Earth’s crust to the very centre of our planet and marvel at the sparkling array of gemstones in Earth’s Treasury.
The third and final is the Darwin Centre, a contemporary and light filled atrium, featuring a centrepiece 65 metre-long, eight-storey concrete cocoon, home to more than 17 million entomology specimens and three million botany specimens. The stunning glass wall opens onto a peaceful garden which offers guests a tranquil oasis and features a large amphitheatre, providing a focal point for entertainment or a relaxed seating area with a cocktail bar.
Innovative, interactive and inspirational, the Science Museum is home to more than 12,000 objects exploring the past, present and future of human ingenuity. It also provides a wealth of contrasting spaces for corporate and private events.
Dedicated conference facilities include the elegant Director’s Suite accommodating up to 100 delegates. The 400-seat IMAX theatre offers an immersive experience for awards presentations, product launches, AGM’s or large-scale conferences.
The Wellcome Wing is the most contemporary space, with award-winning architecture and four galleries suspended in front of an immense blue glass wall, creating a breathtaking setting for evening receptions or dinners.
Other favourite galleries include Making the Modern World where up to 400 guests can dine alongside icons such as Stephenson’s Rocket. In the Flight gallery, guests are surrounded by the icons of aviation history, while the Energy Hall provides a dramatic setting with the eight-metre high Energy Ring which can display personalised messages.
Abbey Road Studios
London’s Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio complex in the world. With a musical heritage that spans over 80 years of iconic artists recording in their remarkable rooms, it is also a unique and exclusive venue.
Abbey Road’s three flexible studio spaces range in capacity from 40 to 395, and offer guests the once in a lifetime opportunity to host events in the very rooms where legends have recorded and performed. Imagine, for example, a champagne reception in the room where The Beatles recorded 190 of their classic songs, or a 250 guest seated dinner in the stunning studio where the soundtracks for Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars were recorded.
Studios One, Two and Three are suitable for a variety of events, including live performances, product launches, award ceremonies, conferences and dinners, as well as unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as our bespoke Record a Song days .
Not open to the general public and only available for a very limited number of events each year, Abbey Road is incredibly exclusive. This, along with the studios’ unparalleled musical history makes for truly unique and unforgettable events.
Madame Tussauds, the award winning venue, has been hosting London’s best parties, dinners and awards presentations for over fifty years.
The attraction has been designed with you, the event organiser, in mind with integrated lighting & sound system & a fully installed kitchen. Madame Tussauds continues to be relevant & topical with high profile celebrity launches each year. A truly red carpet experience awaits your guests. Introducing a BRAND NEW reception space for 2013!
Specially created for spectacle and entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House is the only remaining part of the great Palace of Whitehall and remains as versatile and inspiring an event space as ever.
Spacious enough to accommodate large numbers, the light and quiet Main Hall boasts wonderful acoustics with magnificent pillars soaring towards one of the world’s great masterpieces: Rubens’ irreplaceable ceiling.
The intimate atmosphere of the vaulted Undercroft offers guests a pleasant complement to the soaring, majestic Main Hall. Once enjoyed as a drinking den by King James I and his riotous, party-loving courtiers, it still serves as a wonderful space for bar service, cocktail receptions and pre-dinner drinks.
Available for evening entertaining, the Banqueting House can accommodate dinner dances for up to 300 guests, drinks receptions for up to 450 guests and wedding ceremonies for up to 150 guests.
Hampton Court Palacewww.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace
Once home to some of England's most famous royalty - notably Henry VIII - Hampton Court Palace is an unforgettable venue.
Situated along the banks of the River Thames, It has echoed with the sound of celebrations and royal feasting for almost 500 years and today it still provides stunning rooms for entertaining. Every room is dripping in history, with myriad stories to tell and original features still in fine condition.
The splendour of Henry VIII’s Great Hall acts as inspiration on a grand scale. Originally a dining room for members of the King’s Court, the Great Hall makes an impressive setting for prestigious banquets and receptions, concerts and award dinners. A perfect way to finish the evening is to dance, post banquet in the Undercroft, which was Henry VIII’s beer cellar.
As well as the splendour of the Palace, the surrounding grounds offer a fantastic variety of options to hold bespoke events, from a small dinner in William II’s Kings Eating Room overlooking the Privy Garden; the secluded Garden Room perfect for wedding receptions and conferences; and the beautiful Banqueting House on the edge of the river Thames.
Hampton Court Palace are delighted for Payne and Gunter to Caterer at any of their functions as they always operate to an excellent standard.
Victoria and Albert Museumwww.vam.ac.uk/corporateevents
The V&A is the world's greatest museum for arts and design. A Victorian architectural treasure house teeming with collections of fabulous scope and diversity and including a rolling programme of sell-out exhibitions available for private view. With a number of diverse galleries for dinners, receptions and award ceremonies the V&A is full of artworks from antiquity to the present day and also has the added attraction of the John Madjeski Garden for outdoor entertaining.
Tower of Londonwww.hrp.org.uk/Hireavenue/venuesandsuppliers/TowerofLondon/
For over 900 years the Tower has dominated the city of London. Impress your guests with this unique and memorable setting for your event.
The New Armouries is available for daytime hire. Once the Tower closes its doors to the public 6 very special venues come to life. The Martin Tower is an intimate venue where guests can dine amongst 12,000 diamonds. The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers displays regimental colours and a fine array of silverware. The iconic White Tower houses an exhibition of arms and armour worn by monarchs since Henry VIII. The New Armouries offers a larger dining space whilst the Medieval Palace has access onto an outside wall walk for drinks during the summer months.
A private viewing of the Crown Jewels can be experienced either before the Tower opens or after it closes and can be combined with a reception or dinner elsewhere in the Tower.
Royal Museums Greenwichwww.rmg.co.uk/business-and-hire/venue-hire
Four unique venues located in the heart of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
• The Queen’s House
• Royal Observatory Greenwich
• Peter Harrison Planetarium
• National Maritime Museum
Bringing history, beauty, passion and power into play for gala dinners, award ceremonies, product launches and weddings.
The Roundhouse has a heritage of legendary performances and has held some of the most dazzling events in London, such as the Mercury Music Prize, BT Digital Music Awards, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Car Launch, Classic Rock Awards, and the Event Awards.
Experts in their field, Payne & Gunter have a proven track record of delivering a first class service at a range of large scale high profile events at the Roundhouse including BT Digital Music Awards and City & Guild Awards.
Now Grade II* listed the Roundhouse began life in 1846 as a steam engine repair shed. Following a £30m redevelopment campaign, it reopened in 2006 and is now a unique and innovative London landmark. Ideal for both corporate and private events – product launches, parties, receptions, awards ceremonies, gala dinners, meetings and performances.
All income generated from corporate and private events fund the Roundhouse Trust; an innovative in-house charity that provides ‘space to create’ for young people.
When hosting an event at the Roundhouse, clients can benefit from CSR opportunities to support and collaborate with the work taking place in the Roundhouse Studios.
An historical Venue in The City of London, is The Headquarters of The General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, The Channel Islands and Gibraltar.
Trinity House designed by Samuel Wyatt and built in 1796 is set in a tranquil City location overlooking Trinity Square and The Tower of London.
Trinity House originated as a Guild of Pilots in Deptford in the 14th. Century, operating Lighthouses from 1566, and moving into The City in 1660, finally onto Tower Hill in 1796. The present house was rebuilt in 1953.
Trinity House has five rooms in a versatile town house environment. Shipwrights models, Royal paintings, a fine painted ceiling and unique carpet along with The Bell from the Royal Yacht Britannia assure a very special Maritime atmosphere. The House is suitable for lunches, dinners board meetings, receptions and wedding receptions, for up to 130 guests.
The House accommodates its guests in elegant comfort. The rooms are air conditioned and south facing ensuring lots of natural daylight. The entrance is 70 metres from Tower Hill tube station. There are disabled facilities and limited parking. There is a list of well respected Caterers and Service providers that know and enjoy operating within The House.
SEA LIFE London Aquariumwww.merlineventslondon.com/our-venues/sea-life-london-aquarium.aspx
The SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s multi-million pound refurbishment has created an award winning venue voted best new launch of a venue by Event Magazine. The Aquarium has been planned with you, the Event organiser in mind; with three fully themed areas the venue is ideal for networking events to Awards Dinners, with integrated audio, furniture and lighting effects. The Aquarium is located next to the London Eye, which can be incorporated into your drinks reception, and just opposite Big Ben.
The Boiler House is a top quality semi-permanent structure inside one of the most iconic landmark building in the world.
It has a dramatic entrance; transparent gable-end roof and end wall and fabulous terrace with post-industrial views.
This exceptional space offers an adaptable setting for a diverse range of events including product launches, award ceremonies, private functions, fashion shows, charity balls, screenings, receptions, exhibitions and banqueting.
Battersea Power Station has the flexibility of building larger structures for hosting bigger scale events and projection advertising.
The BRAND NEW London Dungeon at County Hall London is a fully themed fun venue with a unique combination of real history, horror and humour.
Ideal for parties and dinners, the brand new London Dungeon includes your very own 40 minute new scare show which includes 2 rides, and live action shows. With integrated lighting and sound throughout, the new London Dungeon is extremely cost effective.
FIVE at Farnborough International is seeing continued growth and is fast becoming the venue of choice for Events Organisers wanting a blank canvas venue where their innovative ideas can really take shape.
‘Big is beautiful’
Big space is a must for big events but superior flexibility means larger scale venues can often be the perfect solution for events of all sizes. FIVE is a classic example offering 3,150 sqm of clear-span interior space which can accommodate 3,000 people in a conference set-up. However, the venue design allows it to be pided into tailor-made event space for much smaller numbers and unlike some other venues where décor and ambience is not up for discussion, a ‘blank-canvas’ venue like FIVE means that organisers can create any kind of look they want to give their event real impact. Another bonus of the venue and its surrounding private and secure site - home every two years to the Farnborough International Airshow - is that it offers the opportunity to take an event outdoors, or to build entirely bespoke structures on the 100,000 sqm of space available.
Situated in the historic borough of Greenwich, Eltham Palace, once home to Henry VIII, offers London’s most unusual and glamorous settings.
A magical millionaire’s mansion and a magnificent medieval Great Hall surrounded by acres of tranquil moated gardens – Eltham Palace is one of the most dramatic and extravagant examples of Art Deco style. Uniquely, combining two distinctive historic eras in one glittering location Eltham Palace is the perfect choice for any occassion.
Clients hiring Eltham Palace have exclusive use of the palace and gardens. Civil wedding and partnership ceremonies and receptions can be held from 3pm to midnight on Thursdays to Saturdays. Drinks receptions and dinners can take place from 6.30 to midnight on Sundays to Thursdays.
Hedsor House is a stunning Buckinghamshire meeting, weddings and events venue set in a private 100 acre estate. From small meetings to exclusive-use weddings and conferences, Hedsor House continues to be an unforgettable place to meet, entertain, or just escape.
Hedsor offers an elite ‘blank-canvas’ venue allowing you to create a truly unique event. Whether you wish to host an intimate 60-guest ceremony in the Centre Hall, a 140-guest wedding breakfast in the Grand Ballroom or wish to arrange for an 800-person marquee to be built on the lawns, you really are only limited by your imagination.
From informal weekly meetings to your Annual General Meeting, the versatility of Hedsor House caters for all. With 8 meeting rooms of various sizes and styles, our award-winning Hedsor team will devote their fullest attention to your requirements. From car launches to coffee mornings, international premieres to intimate workshops, anything is possible.
Hedsor House is...
26 miles from Central London
15 miles from Heathrow Airport
3 miles from M4 (J7 Slough West)
3 miles from M40 (J2 Beaconsfield)
The brand new Marvel STARDOME 4D provides two floors packed with MARVEL stars.
Designed and produced by MARVEL, STARDOME 4D is London’s only 4D seated show and takes cinema experience to the next dimension. Interactive seats will ensure you feel part of the action, consisting of nine minutes of high octane 3D Marvel effects with an extra dimension -added leg ticklers, water squirts, wind blowing and back pokers; putting you right in the centre of the action.
Chiswick House and Gardenswww.chgt.org.uk
Chiswick House, designed in 1728 by the 3rd Earl of Burlington is a beautiful villa, set within glorious Italianate gardens. It is one of West London’s most sought after locations for elegant occasions and is the earliest and most important Palladian villa in England.
Whether you wish for a stylishly simple or elaborate celebration, our reputation for impeccable planning means you can relax, confident that your special day in conjunction with Payne and Gunter will be a truly memorable occasion.
From the moment your carriage enters the gardens the grandeur and tranquillity of Duke’s Avenue provides a wonderful tree lined approach to Chiswick House. The stunning Domed Saloon with its lofty ceiling is a breathtaking setting for your Ceremony and the huge Venetian windows offer delightful views of the ornamental gardens.
Guests are free to wander on Chiswick’s beautiful lawns, admire the lake and take in the classical busts, sphinxes and columns shaded by giant bowers of cedars trees. Alternatively you can choose to enjoy drinks in the intimate setting of the House Courtyard.
Standing next to Chiswick House, The Burlington Pavilion, a fully lined ivory marquee with a carpeted hard floor and ample chandelier lighting, provides a stylish, flexible reception space within this spectacular setting.
Hidden in the heart of Westminster 45 Millbank is one of London’s best kept secrets. The venue offers a stunning backdrop for celebrations and provides an impressive and inspiring setting for meetings and special events.
Formerly the Royal Army Medical Corps Headquarters and Officers’ Mess since 1907, this graceful one hundred year old Grade II listed building has been carefully restored, with it’s original opulent panelling, elegant carvings and exquisite stuccowork remaining it offers a suite of three magnificently elegantly Edwardian function rooms which provide the perfect and stylish surroundings for any London event.
As a trusted accredited supplier to 45 Millbank, Payne and Gunter are able to plan, manage and deliver events for client event from groups of 20 to parties of 200 for corporate and private dining, drinks receptions, conferences, business breakfasts, press launches, fashion shows and wedding receptions.
Both the Red Room and our Banqueting Hall are licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships, which makes 45 Millbank one of the most unforgettable locations in town to tie the knot in front of friends and family.
45 Millbank also looks after and manages the unique Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, perhaps the best venue in London.
Available for hire for events ranging from 200 to 3050 people. An extremely versatile venue space able to cater for Christmas Parties / Gala Dinners / Award Shows / Live Concerts / Conferences / Exhibitions / Sporting Events / Fashion Shows / Film Shoots / Weddings
Stationers Hall and Gardenwww.stationers.org/the-hall.html
Stationers’ Hall is a Grade I listed building, close to St Paul's Cathedral. It is one of the few ancient Livery Halls remaining in the City of London. Completed in 1673 after the Great Fire of London, the Hall's suite of three imposing, inter-linking rooms makes it one of the most sought after venues in the City for Corporate events and private functions. The secluded garden is a draw during the warmer months for corporate entertaining and the warmth of the Hall with its stained glass windows is the perfect setting for Christmas dinners.
With a wonderful choice of rooms exclusively yours for drinks receptions, dining and dancing, Kenwood will lift your event into a truly unique and unforgettable occasion.
Standing on the edge of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood was built in 1700 as an aristocratic retreat away from the cares of the capital. From 1764 to 1779, the house was remodelled in the fashionable neoclassical style of the day for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield by renowned designer Robert Adam. He added the imposing portico, a third storey and a new wing, containing his breathtaking library.
As you celebrate at Kenwood you are surrounded by an exquisite collection of fine art, with paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough and Reynolds, bequeathed to the nation in 1927 by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh.
Located in tranquil gardens in the heart of Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace offers a magnificent array of venues to befit all manner of occasion.
Situated in the heart of West London this wonderful venue offers a unique selection of rooms for corporate, private and charity receptions and dinners.
The Orangery was originally designed as a conservatory for Queen Anne in 1704. With an abundance of natural daylight and a terrace overlooking the palace gardens, the Orangery is the perfect setting for receptions and dinners throughout the year.
The State Apartments are an excellent succession of opulent rooms at the heart of the Palace. They are available for dinners and receptions and may be combined with the Sunken Garden, which is a stunning outdoor venue.
The Entrance Hall, the latest addition to Kensington Palace’s venue portfolio, is available for large drinks receptions and intimate dinners, and guests can spill out across the splendid East Front Lawns in fine weather.
Tours are also available to offer guests glimpses into the rich history of Kensington Palace.