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Top Large Venues in London

London is the go-to city for large functions. Want your event to be as stunning and monumental as the capital itself? Well, if you’re searching for large venues for events in London, you’re in the right place. Whether you're trying to organise a wedding, a conference, or a banquet, Tagvenue can help you find a spectacular venue fit for your needs. Everything is handled online, with no additional fees. See how quick and easy it is to find the perfect space with us!

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Large Venues Hire Guide

Sometimes you need to go all-out for a large-scale event that will leave an impression on your guests. Large events need a lot of planning, but they also need a venue that will help you turn your plans into reality. But what kind of venue are you going to need? You need to figure this out. Here’s some elements you should think of before choosing a venue:

  • Location - Do you want something central? Or maybe a large venue on the outskirts with plenty of outside space would be ideal? With Tagvenue you’ll be spoilt for choice. From Camden Town to Greenwich, we know the best event venues in every part of London. Also, make sure to check if the event venue you like has convenient transport links.
  • Purpose - Adults or children, retro or modern, private or corporate - what is your event targeting? The variety of our event venues is extensive, so you’re sure to find something that’ll fit the mood perfectly. Don’t forget to top it all off with splendid decorations!
  • Accessibility - If you’re dreaming of a large, open event or conference, you should think about meeting the basic accessibility standards. The absolute minimum would include ramps or elevators for wheelchair users, signs with text in Braille, and service people who can help them out in case they need it.
  • Parking - In order to accommodate everyone who wants to go to your event by car, you’re going to need a lot of parking. Get in touch with your venue and ask how many spots they have available. It’s going to be especially important if you’re organising an event involving lots of guests from outside the city (such as a wedding).
  • Sound - It’s not only large conference venues that need a powerful state of the art A/V system. Be sure to check the event venue’s acoustics before it all starts. Many event venues are designed especially for live music, but it’s always better to have one more soundcheck – just in case.
  • Facilities - Need a flipchart, a whiteboard or a projector? It’s quite likely that your event venue will provide it for you. Make a list of the extra equipment you might need and speak to the venue manager to see if they can help you find a solution that fits your needs.

If you have any problems determining what you’re looking for, you can take a couple of approaches. For example, you can try to check out several venues before choosing your hire. That way you’ll have an easier time to compare all the details and have a better idea of the true size of the space. You can also use that opportunity to ask additional questions about the venue and its terms and conditions. Also, try to use the search tools on Tagvenue to your advantage. If you already have some requirements when it comes to space, budget or facilities, you can use filters to see only the venues that are fit for your needs.

How to plan a successful conference

Do you have a huge idea or passion and you want to bring people together to make something happen? Organising an open conference is no small feat, but if you keep your expectations in check and follow our advice, you should be able to make your next event a success! Here's some tips on how to start out with conference planning:

If you want to schedule a conference, you should start planning at least 6-8 months in advance. This will mostly depend on the scope of your event, as catering services and venue managers will need to start preparing months in advance. And since you’re most likely to schedule your hire for a weekend (as this option would be most convenient for the guests), they may have their services scheduled for months on end. Even those attending will need to book their hotels early.

As we already mentioned, if you’re looking for the most amount of traffic, you should plan your conference for the weekend instead of the weekdays. Unless your conference is specifically business related, then you could get away with doing it in the middle of the week. That way you can have a higher chance to get the venue you want for a lower fee. 

What is your conference about? You should find a way to reach your target audience and convince them to attend. One of the best ways to do that is to take advantage of Internet communities for your niche. People who are active in such forums or platforms are the most likely to be passionate enough to sign up for your conference. This applies both for business or marketing professionals and hobby enthusiasts. Depending on who you’re looking for, you should focus your efforts on LinkedIn (for business people and professionals), Reddit (smaller “hobby” communities) or Facebook (a mix of both).

Large Venues in London FAQ

Can I host a large venue for multiple days?

Yes! It’s quite normal to hire large venues for 2 or more days, especially for weddings and events. Remember to contact your venue way in advance so that the managers can fit your event into the venue’s schedule.

Where in London can I find the best large wedding venues?

If you’re looking for a stunning venue to organise a large wedding or engagement party, you’re in luck! Venues suitable for 150 or more people can be found in all parts of Central London. Multiple wedding spaces can be found between Green Park and the Embankment. If you’re looking for luxury wedding venues with at least 500 seats, you can’t go wrong with the historic halls and ballrooms, such as the one in Holborn or Marylebone.

You can also just check out our list of large wedding venues.

How much do large venues in London cost?

The price tag for large venues in London depends on how big you want to go, and how close to the city centre the venue is located. The target purpose of the venue will also play a big part. If all you want to do is a seminar or lecture, you can get a conference room for around 200 people for as little as £100 per hour, but venues for weddings, conferences and showcase events will start at around £500 per day. (All data from Tagvenue.) Make sure to research all your options before hiring your large venue.

What types of events can I host in a large venue?

Depending on the layout of the space, you can carry out all sorts of events in a large venue. Weddings, corporate events, conferences, concerts and showcase events would be the most common uses for large venues.

Guests Reviews of Large Venues on Tagvenue

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Jessica Hinds-Mingo
Booked Meeting Room - 'Elton' at Here Soho, Greek Street W1
Everyone was super friendly, helpful and attentive The location was great, very central. The venue itself is aesthetically pleasing and dynamic - you can do a lot in this room. We hosted a hen party there, played games, ate a big meal and it worked - so even though it's a meeting room, it doesn't feel too corporate-y. It's warm and quirky.
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Tom McConnell
Booked The Games Room at Heist Bank
Everything about Heist Bank was great - the organisers were extremely helpful and accommodating guiding me through the process, which I was terrible at. On the day the rep was brilliant, helping me to set up beforehand and always around to help out and answer questions. I thoroughly recommend The Games Room.
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Talisa Wallace
Booked Events Space at Timber Lodge
Everything was wonderful! Gigi the manager was extremely accommodating and ensured everything went smoothly. He made the effort when it came to the ambience and room set-up. There were many comments concerning how friendly and generous the staff were and people were raving about the food from the BBQ menu. A great choice for an event.
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Dixie
Booked Whole Venue at LOVER STUDIOS
Simon was amazing. From booking, viewing, all the way through to the day of the event. And even at the event itself. He is very attentive and ensured every request we had was met. The venue itself was perfect, good size and adaptable for what we needed.
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Ellie Rathbone
Booked Red Lounge at Jak's Mayfair
Perfect room for our all day team meeting! Really great attentive service all day. Communication was fantastic and very flexible to our needs. Lovely relaxed atmosphere which is what we were after. Thank you!
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Una Dillon
Booked Dining Room at ICEBAR London
The Moose Room at Icebar London exceeded our expectations. The staff looked after us from the moment of arrival. Even with two other parties nearby, the level of service was sustained from start to finish. The food was excellent and the service - the staff brought trays of drinks around all evening and topped up drinks, etc. - incomparable. I would definitely use this venue again.

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