Minimum Spend Venues for Hire in London

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Here at Tagvenue, we list a range of minimum spend venues, so it's easy to find an affordable space for your next special occasion. Minimum spend venues are ideal if you want to avoid paying an upfront fee for a venue. Instead of paying a venue charge, on the night of your event you and your guests just have to spend a minimum amount at the bar. It's #magic, see how fast you can book a budget-friendly hire space today for your next party.

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Minimum Spend Venues Hire Guide

Free venue hire in central London? Sounds too good to be true! But it’s absolutely possible with a minimum spend venue. A minimum spend means you don’t need to pay a separate hire fee – you’re just required to spend a certain amount on drinks and/or food served during your event. For example, when throwing a party for 100 in a venue with a £1000 minimum spend, it’ll cost you just £10 per head!

And the really great news? In London, there are plenty of minimum spend clubs, bars and nightspots. When organising a private party or club night, getting your guests to pay for themselves at the bar makes meeting the minimum spend even easier. When you divide the costs between your guests, a minimum spend means venue hire will be a lot cheaper than you’d expect. If there’s a large group of people attending your event, meeting the minimum spend will be as easy as A-B-C.

Minimum spend venues – tips, tricks and ideas:

  • Keep in mind that a minimum spend may cover the entire menu, or it might just apply to drinks.

  • Venues that tend to use a minimum spend pricing option include cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.

  • Double check if the minimum spend works with your budget. If not, you can always try negotiating different terms.

  • No hire fee bars are great for parties, especially 21st birthdays and leaving parties.
  • Remember that the minimum spend needs to be reached during the hours of your venue hire. Otherwise, you might end up being charged extra.

  • Hiring a minimum spend wedding venue saves you a lot of time and money. The catering is already provided by the venue, so you don’t need to stress about it. And, best of all, there’s no hire fee! There are plenty of stunning no hire fee venues in London, and Tagvenue’s mission is to help you find the perfect one.

Looking for someone to point you in the right direction? Here at Tagvenue we focus on finding the best venues in London at the best price. When organising a private party, such as baby shower, hen night or a big birthday bash, a minimum spend is one of the most budget-friendly options. You can estimate the price of the event in advance, food and drink are taken care of and you don’t need to pay any extra hire fees. What’s not to like?

Minimum Spend Venues in London FAQ

What does minimum spend mean?

Minimum spend is a way to book an event space without any hire fee. Most venues have a set minimum spend, and this can range from thousands of pounds to less than £50. During your event you will need to purchase drinks and food for the agreed upon amount. If you don’t reach the minimum spend, you will need to settle for the difference at the end of your event.

Which types of venues in London offer a minimum spend option?

While minimum spend is a popular pricing model for nightclubs, pubs, bars, and private event rooms, many restaurants and cafes often offer this option as well. The price for minimum spend can vary, so be sure and find the venue that can meet your price point.

When does it make sense to hire a space based on minimum spend?

Hiring a minimum spend venue makes a great deal of sense when you are inviting guests who will be covering their own tabs. This makes it a great model for birthdays, baby showers or office get-togethers.

Guests Reviews of Minimum Spend Venues on Tagvenue

Lisa-Jane Maynard
Booked Studio 61 at Sway
All the workers on the night were amazing even when a couple of friends and family came without ID. They showed us to the room, checked on us all night, let me know when we'd hit the minimum spend and even had a little boogy with us. They even checked at the end of the night how it went. Niamh was amazing always friendly and answering my questions. Would 100% recommend to use sway... Much cheaper than hiring a hall and much more intimate that getting a table inside a club... We pretty much got free rein with what to do with the room. It was really such an amazing night for my partner and his surprise 30th.
Adam Soilleux
Booked Cocktail Lounge at Forge
Great venue, very hospitable, allowed us to put up some decorations, ensured the night went smoothly etc. No hire charge and a very reasonable minimum spend amount. Couldn't have asked for more from the venue!
Georgia Bron
Booked Lounge Bar at Lost Society (Battersea SW11)
Jack was amazing all night, great service and stress free.
Lyndsay Wolfe
Booked Function Room at The Yorkshire Grey
The space is a perfect size for event hires and we were able to have access to our own private bar (minimum spend was smaller than many other venues in the area), play our own music (iPad plugged into their systems) and the venue were more than accomodating - they can arrrange pre-ordered food and drinks but we just chose the bar as ‘pay as you go’ and we more than met our minimum spend.
toni adams
Booked The Angel's Lounge at The Angel
Lovely venue, great service, good value for money would def book again for a big group
Gina Silverman
Booked The Feather's Lounge at The Prince of Wales Feathers
Very cheap minimum spend compared to others for a very pretty venue

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