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Find London’s best engagement party venues to make your celebration sparkle. Dreaming of an engagement party in a chic cocktail bar, on a pretty rooftop terrace or in a romantic riverside spot? We're here to help. You got your ring, now it’s time to pop the champagne! It’s no surprise you want to savour this special relationship milestone – after all, an engagement party is a chance for couples to spread the love around. And the best part? It’s easy to search, so you can find your perfect engagement party venue in a snap.

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Engagement Party Venues Hire Guide

You got your ring, now it’s time to pop the champagne! It’s no surprise you want to savour this special relationship milestone – after all, an engagement party is a chance for couples to spread the love around.

Dreaming of a secret garden, bohemian rooftop terrace or romantic riverside spot? Whether you’re after a classy restaurant in Covent Garden or a quirky bar in north London, Tagvenue can recommend somewhere special to make your engagement celebration sparkle. And the best part? It’s easy to search, so you can find your perfect engagement party venue in a snap.

Popular engagement party ideas:

  • Rooftop food and wine pairing (if you’ve been on cloud nine since the proposal, then a stylish foodie get-together promises you won’t be the only one feeling on top of the world).
  • Sunset river cruise (aside from beautiful pictures, a romantic sunset cruise along the Thames is sure to amp up the feel-good factor at your engagement celebration).
  • Relaxed summer party (bring in the colours you plan to use for your wedding as a theme or serve crowd-pleasing BBQ fare, like mini pulled pork sliders or truffle mac and cheese).
  • Upscale brunch (elevate your daytime gathering with a waffle station, mimosa bar and personalised decor).
  • Cocktail masterclass (an interactive event will take your engagement drinks to the next level).
  • Christmas engagement party (add a touch of magic to your holiday-themed shindig by choosing a colour scheme with Christmas in mind, adding festive songs to the evening’s playlist and serving mulled wine or Christmas punch).
  • Wine tasting (do something a little special and hire a sommelier to guide the tasting or rent out a private room in a local wine bar for a VIP tasting session). 

Looking for something that will entertain your guests during an engagement party? Say no more! We have prepared a list of engagement party games to keep your guests amused. Trust us, you’ll be thrilled with the turnout! 

#1 Ring Hunt 

Set your party guests off on a ring hunt by hiding plastic rings throughout the party. The person who finds the most rings, wins!  Make sure you prepare small gifts for the winners!

#2 The Nearly Wed Game

Do the couples in attendance know each other very well? Let’s find out by playing The Newly Wed Game. The rules are simple, give each of them a mini dry-erase board and ask them questions like:

  • What would your partner request for their last meal?
  • What's one thing your partner thinks you should take a class in?
  • What did they wear on the first date?
  • What’s their favourite movie?
  • What’s your partner’s worst habit?

Then read their answers and see how close the real answer is to their spouse's guess. It's the couple who gets the most right answers that wins!

#3 Memory Lane 

Ask guests to write one memory of the couple on a piece of paper and then mix all the pieces of paper in the box. Make the couple read the memories out loud and guess whose memory it is!

#4 The Shoe Game

This well-known game will test the couple’s knowledge about each other. The engaged couple must sit back-to-back. Each holds one of their own shoes in one hand and one of their partner's shoes in the other. Next, the designated host will ask questions such as, "Who made the first move?" or "Who dresses better?" The bride and groom will answer each question by raising either their own shoe or their partner's shoe, without seeing the other's answer.

(Party games ideas from brides.com)

An engagement party takes some time and nerves to prepare. Tagvenue wants to ease the process for you -  as much as possible! That's why we have shortlisted a few tricks to keep in mind while throwing an engagement party:

Top tips and tricks for throwing the perfect engagement party:

  • Figure out who’ll host (engagement parties are traditionally hosted by the bride's parents, but these days anyone close to the couple can take on this role).
  • Determine the budget (if you’re looking to save on venue hire, why not book a local community centre or engagement party hall?).
  • Send out invites at least a month in advance (e-vites are fine for a casual get-together, but if you’re planning something a little more formal, like a sit-down dinner at a chic restaurant, consider a paper invitation).
  • Decide whether you’d like a themed event (globetrotting party, luau party, vintage party and Mexican fiesta are all popular options).
  • Alternatively, to keep planning low maintenance, hire an amazing venue that’ll blow everyone away.
  • Personalise your event (serve dishes from a special date or vacation, such as sushi rolls and gyoza for a Japanese-inspired menu).
  • Consider giving a short speech to thank guests for attending (but know that etiquette doesn’t require this).
  • Have a think about gifts (build a registry if you’re hoping to receive gifts or, if you’d prefer guests not to bring gifts or would like to suggest a favourite charity they could donate to instead, include a polite note on the invitation).

FAQs about Engagement Party Venues in London

Which kind of venue should I hire for my engagement party?

There are many options for you to choose from and in order to make your engagement party as memorable as possible. You can choose to celebrate in a restaurant with a delicious menu, a bar with tasty cocktails or a pub with traditional pub food. If you’re organising your party in the warmer season, you can choose to book a cruise or a terrace to enjoy the sun to the fullest!

How can I organise an affordable engagement party in London?

Weddings are usually quite pricey, so saving a bit of money on your engagement party could come in handy. Picking a venue with a minimum spend can end up cheaper than other options since you don’t actually have to pay for the space you’re hiring. Some spaces allow you to bring in your own alcohol, which can also help you stay within your budget.

What should I keep in mind when booking an engagement party in London?

When planning any event, it helps to have several suitable dates in mind, so you don’t miss out on your favourite venue just because it is already booked. London is a popular location for weddings so booking a weekend wedding may be difficult. If you choose a venue in a more swanky district such as Knightsbridge or Chelsea or in a famous historical venue, you can expect quite high prices. That is why many couples chose among the city’s minimum spend venues for their London wedding. These venues will allow you to use their facilities while simply needing to meet a minimum expenditure during your event. With these types of venues, you can choose among fabulous venues from Shoreditch to London Bridge and not break your budget.

What is expected at an engagement party?

Speeches are definitely an important part of an engagement party. It is also time for toasts, love stories, some dancing and fun games! Share the joy with loved ones and friends.

Guests Reviews of Engagement Party Venues on Tagvenue

Sabina E.
Booked Entire Venue at The Long Lane
The Long Lane is an amazing gem of a find. We hosted our engagement party here for 50 people and the vibes were immaculate thanks to Ty and the service of his staff. Great food, solid quality cocktails and just a really great space. We had a DJ in the basement for the later part of the night for a dance party which was such a great way to break up the evening's festivities. All in all, it was a memorable night and The Long Lane is now a permanent staple in our favourite bars in London. You have a lifelong customer!
Matthew C.
Booked The Cocktail Lounge at Near & Far Camden
From organising the drinks to checking on us during the event, everyone at Near and Far were amazing in making our night special. A big thank you to Sarah and the team working on the night.
Grace H.
Booked The Hideaway at Be At One Liverpool Street
Staff were amazing and venue was perfect - kept the room exclusive for us with great security. Plenty of bar staff and great music
Georgia C.
Booked Conservatory Area at The Alwyne Castle
A great space for our engagement party and the sharing boards we ordered for our guests were delicious and got lots of compliments! Also loved that I could play my music through the speaker system and the staff were great about letting us put some decorations up and letting us stay past 6pm.
Sinthuja U.
Booked Club Room at Forge
Great service - really friendly and helpful staff. Our queries and requests were responded to very quickly during the organising of the event and during the actual engagement party. Good value for money! Very stylish venue. Guests had a great time.
Amrit S.
Booked Upper Arch at SAMA Bankside
We came to SAMA for our engagement party and it was perfect. The service from when we were booking our area to the end of the event was amazing. The set up, to the drinks to food and bringing the cake out couldn’t have been any better. We even had beer pong which everyone enjoyed so much! Thank you everyone at SAMA for making our night to memorable!
Nikki M.
Booked Patch Basement at Patch St Paul's
We held an engagement party here in January 2019 and it was absolutely amazing. From first enquiry through to the event itself, we were incredibly well looked after by Alex and her team who made us feel like nothing was too much or an obstacle. Drinks were fantastic and great value and the food we ordered was lovely. Thank you so much guys, you really did give us a night to remember!
Krishna M.
Booked The Loft at Six Storeys on Soho
The venue we found was excellent to host our engagement party. It was good value and everyone that attended raved about how cool and central the venue was. The staff at the venue were excellent and we are inclined to use it again for another small event.

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