When it comes to throwing a birthday party in London, you’re certainly spoilt for choice! If you’re looking for the perfect birthday party venues, you will not be disappointed with what the city has to offer. Browse through the capital’s numerous pubs, bars, and restaurants ready to host your big celebration. Looking for something unique? London is home to funky karaoke rooms, exceptional cafes, and party boats, too! Whatever style, size, or vibe you’re going for, you will find it here! And with Tagvenue, your ideal birthday party venue in London is only a few clicks away.
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Another year has passed and you’re looking for a spot to hold your next birthday celebration? London has all the best birthday party venues and it definitely has just what you want for your party. To help you out with choosing the perfect venue for your celebration we’ve prepared a list of things to consider when hiring a birthday party venue.
Budget. Start off with deciding how much you can spend on your party. Decide on the cost for each person, the decorations, and any other attractions you may want to have during your birthday party. Usually, the more people come the more you have to spend, so if your budget is rather tight, but you still want to invite a lot of people, consider hiring a minimum spend venue.
Location. Look for a venue that will be easily accessible to everyone attending, either by car or by public transportation. If you’re planning for the party to last through the night look for places where everyone attending will have no problem coming back home in the late hours. Look for spaces that spark no security concerns as well. If your guests are arriving from outside of town, check whether the venue is easy to find.
Date. Think about when you want to organise your party. If it’s exactly on the day of the birthday, make your reservation as soon as possible to make sure you are going to have your dream birthday celebration. If you’re flexible about the date, you can adjust it to match your dream venue’s availability or your guests’ preferences.
Size. You may already have a specific venue in mind, but make sure everyone attending will be able to comfortably fit in the space you’ve chosen. If you’re aiming for an intimate party a vast venue may be too big for the occasion while a small space for a big group will leave your guests uncomfortable throughout the event. Many venues provide info on their capacity in the form of easy-to-read charts, so make sure you check them before booking.
Style. Look for the venue that will match the style of your celebration. If you want a posh dinner, look for a smart restaurant. If you want to celebrate your child’s first birthday - look for a family-friendly venue. A pub is a great choice for hanging out with your friends, while an outdoor venue will be great for a BBQ party. If you’re planning to take a lot of photos during the event, look for a venue that can make a great backdrop for the photos without having to add extra decorations.
Food and drinks. Before you make any reservations check what menu the venue offers and whether it can be adjusted to meet any dietary restrictions your guests may have. If you would rather have an outside catering or would like to bring your own food or alcohol, make sure the venue allows that. Some venues offer special birthday packages, so it might be a great option for a worry-free organisation of your birthday celebrations.
Entertainment options. If you would like to have some extra entertainment options during your party look for a venue that has DJs, live performances, karaoke sets, or guest barmen or barmaids. Some venues have food or cocktail workshops on offer, so if you would be interested in that make sure to ask the venue manager for the options. If you would like to hire a third party for the extra entertainment, check with the venue if they allow that.
Privacy. Decide on whether you want to have a fully private event or you don’t mind sharing the space with other people. You can hire the whole venue for your party, where no one would be allowed from the outside. You can also look for venues with private rooms, where you can hire only one of the spaces the venue provides, while the rest of the place is being used by other people. Some venues also offer semi-private areas, which are separated away but don’t provide as much privacy.
Get inspired by some of these birthday party ideas:
Afternoon tea – it’s hard to think of a more British way to celebrate a birthday! Indulge yourself and your guests with delightful treats, such as scones with clotted cream and shortbreads. High tea is a really special way to celebrate a milestone birthday party, like a 30th, 40th, or 80th.
Boat party – full steam ahead! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Thames and London’s iconic skyline while you’re celebrating your birthday. No matter if you’re searching for a luxury boat or something more affordable, Tagvenue has a host of boat birthday party venues for you to choose from.
You can hold a birthday party pretty much anywhere that matches your vibe. Some great traditional locations for a party include bars and pubs, which are available for a minimum spend hire. If you want a dining celebration, look for restaurants and cafes, where you can choose menu options to suit your taste. If you want to organise a party from A to Z, consider hiring a blank canvas space like a studio or a loft to transform it into exactly what you want.
Hiring a venue for a birthday party is a low-stress way to celebrate growing older – or younger (we’ll let you decide). Regardless of your age, you won’t have to suffer the pangs of preparing your home for a large group and you also won’t face having to do the dishes afterwards.
Be sure and check the venue offer before you book your event to make sure. Also, double check with the venue manager to ensure that they are able to support your catering vendor as needed. You might want to investigate whether there are any extra fees for this, such as a corkage fee, for example.
The minimum spend on birthday venue hire starts at around £100 per session. Hourly fees can start at as little as £15. Party packages offer deals from £10 per person. Remember that hire fees may vary depending on the time of day and the day of the week, with prices higher on the weekend. (Based on Tagvenue data.)
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