Gala balls and awards dinners

If you have an awards dinner coming up or you’re throwing a gala ball, you’ll need an awards dinner caterer to create an amazing dining experience for your guests. Payne & Gunter are specialist awards dinner caterers who have been catering for gala dinners and awards ceremonies for decades.

We can provide gala guests and award dinner attendees with special sit-down dinners, bountiful banquets, and bespoke menus to ensure the event is the belle of all balls and as award-worthy as the nominees. 

Awards Dinner Caterers

Hosting all of the nominees and of course celebrating the winners means putting on a show-stopping variety of food and drink. Our menus are original and creative, making the awards dinner a winner and a memorable meal for guests to enjoy before, during or after the awards winners are announced.

Whether you’re organising a corporate awards event where the top salespeople get to reap the rewards of their efforts or the top talent compete to take the trophy for putting on the best show, you need an event that’s fit for worthy winners and competitors alike.

Gala Ball Banquets

We’re used to putting on a banquet, rolling out the red carpet for ball goers that looks and tastes like a fairy-tale feast. If you’ve got a gala ball coming up and you want the perfect black-tie event caterers to keep the standards high and set the right tone, then Payne & Gunter, London’s original caterers know how to put on a high-quality evening with top-notch food and service.

 Gala Ball and Awards Dinner Venues

Our venue partners feature some of the most unique, historic, and prestigious British event venues. Here are some of the top picks for gala balls and awards ceremonies: 

The Natural History Museum

This iconic and breath-taking venue is perfect for amazing awards dinners and hosting some spectacular gala balls where the surroundings are suited to a celebratory evening.

Find out more about the Natural History Museum here

The National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich

At the heart of the National Maritime Museum is Neptune Court, with a large glass ceiling, this is the ideal setting for a gala ball or awards dinner with the perfect blend of grandeur, innovation and modern architecture.

Find out more about the National Maritime Museum here

The Science Museum

This venue has diverse and exciting event spaces with award-winning exhibitions and stories of scientific achievement in the cultural heart of London. These interesting event spaces are ideal for gala balls and awards dinners with a difference.

Find out more about the Science Museum here

Cutty Sark, Royal Museums Greenwich

With a riverside setting and copper-clad hull, this is an extremely impressive and exclusive event venue for award ceremonies and gala dinners.

Find out more about Cutty Sark here

Old Billingsgate

This gala ball and awards dinner venue boasts fantastic event space – The Grand Hall, The Vault and The Gallery. It has a great deal of heritage and is a striking building situated on the North bank of the River Thames in the heart of London.

Find out more about Old Billingsgate here 

Hampton Court Palace  

This outstanding venue is a regal and historic building that has hosted many a gala ball and banquet with Kings and Queens dazzling audiences for centuries. Hampton Court is a majestic venue for gala balls and awards ceremonies situated close to London.

Find out more about Hampton Court here

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a world-renowned venue where waxworks of the rich and famous provide a star-studded environment for gala balls and awards dinners that make guests feel like they’re at the Met Ball or Oscars for the evening celebrations.   

Find out more about Madame Tussauds here

Get in touch

If you’re organising an awards dinner or gala dinner and are in search of top caterers, look no further and call us on 0330 123 0407 or email us at  to discuss your requirements.