Searching for office party venues for hire? Forget cheesy discotheques and tired hotel conference centres – Tagvenue’s round-up of the most popular staff party venues in London is sure to inspire. Whether you want to boost employee morale, celebrate good business results or just stick with tradition, office parties are a wonderful opportunity for employers to show their appreciation to their staff, as well as to encourage team building. Without further ado, check out all the best office party venues in London and book your favourite!
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On the lookout for a great office party venue for this year’s company bash? If you’re feeling bored with the boardroom, you might like to plan an out-of-office office party. When choosing a staff party venue in London, make sure to pick a space where your employees can let down their hair.
Perhaps you want to book a great bar or restaurant, or maybe you’re on the lookout for something a little different, like an art gallery, bowling alley or day-cruise ship. Check out Tagvenue’s round-up of the most sought after office party venues in the capital. We’re sure to have a venue that suits, whether you’re after somewhere for an intimate gathering, medium-sized Christmas shindig or huge corporate blow-out. So what are you waiting for? We know how to take a staff party to a whole new level.
You’ll find plenty of venues for an office party in the city, and it may be hard to decide which place to choose. That is why we’ve prepared a short guide on the most popular types of office party venues:
Bars – A casual atmosphere, gin and tonic, dance music… Do you need anything more to have fun? Duh! A fancy place with fancy people! So choose your favourite, gather your workmates and head out for a party where you can truly unwind. There are plenty of benefits to throwing an office party in a bar. Bars often charge a minimum spend hire fee, which means that you can secure a venue for your event for free! All you have to do is spend a set amount of money on food and drinks. Bars offer the extra incentive of a fun atmosphere which often includes fun activities such as karaoke or dancing. You won’t have any time to get bored! You don’t have to worry about music either, because most bars have their own music on site. Choose a bar with your favourite dance music and trip the light fantastic!
Lounges – A comfy room for a group or colleagues with drinks and food provided? Or maybe a fancy space where you can bring your own alcohol and bring your own food? Check out London’s amazing lounges! Take your workmates with you, play some Snooker, watch a football match and more!
Terraces – Looking for an outdoor space with a nice view? Terraces are the perfect solution! Find a nice terrace and take your workmates out for a party! It’s a perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks. What are the benefits of hiring a terrace for your office party? Fresh air and stunning views encourage conversations that will last a lifetime in your memories! Terraces feature an adjoining restaurant or bar, so you can get food and drinks there as well!
Private rooms – Privacy, delicious catering and a lot of fun - these and more are available in a private room. Bring your own DJ, hire an external caterer or take advantage of the venue’s offer, but first - ask the venue manager whether BYO alcohol, loud music and external catering are allowed.
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Game spaces and play rooms – Are your colleagues more into action than chit chat? Hire a playroom instead! These gaming spaces will provide you with an abundance of activities, arouse a competitive spirit and create strong bonds between you and the teammates (or break them depending on who wins of course).
Stadiums – Is your work team a football fan? If your answer is yes, hop on to check out The North Stand at Charlton Athletic Football Club and throw an unforgettable party there!
Galleries – Extravagant, top-notch location. Captivate colleagues and throw a noteworthy office party in one of London’s galleries.
Piano Bars – The perfect option for live music lovers. Sit down and listen to the sounds of music while enjoying your favourite drink with workmates.
Cinemas – Do we have any film lovers here? We bet we do! Hire a cinema and throw a watch-party. Unite with your workmates and watch a tear-jerker, horror, action film or anything else you want! You just bring the popcorn and your mates and let the show begin!
Some venue types are especially popular for throwing office parties at. Their capacity, facilities, excellent communication and helpful staff earned them the name of ‘Supervenues’. They are venues beloved by our customers, featuring many positive reviews. If you don’t want to stress too much about hiring the venue, and you are looking for a safe option, check out these options on Tagvenue.
Now that you’ve decided on the type of the venue you want, it’s time to choose your office party space. So, what should you keep in mind when deciding on a venue?
We don’t have to say how important it is to set the budget for your event, do we? Deciding on this early will help you narrow down possible options and ensure that you can afford something extra like entertainment, drinks or snacks. Bars and restaurants are a great option for free venue hire as they usually offer minimum spend. This is a great option for your event, since all you have to do is spend a pre-agreed upon amount on food and/or drink without needing to pay any venue hire fees.
The venue should always be in a convenient location, and it’s even better if it offers good public transport options. The venue should be easy for everyone to get to. Searching for venues in a specific location will be especially easy if you use an online venue marketplace platform. This will allow you to narrow down your search to venues in a particular area.
3. Catering options
You can either try catering that the venue provides, or decide on an external one. But first you should make sure the venue allows it.
The office party is about fun, and creating bonds with your colleagues. You don’t want to spend the party looking at the wall, do you? Choose a venue with many entertainment options such as bowling, Billiards, karaoke or a dance floor. Paint the town and have fun!
If you want to stay on a low budget for your office party, consider co-sharing a space with a different party, or hiring a private room instead of a whole venue. Picking a venue which provides a minimum spend option will also help you save some money, since you are only obliged to spend a certain amount of money on drinks and food, but don’t have to pay a fee for hiring your chosen venue.
When getting your colleagues together for an office party, you want to make sure that you get the best for your money. Discover some of the fantastic venues you can hire in London without breaking your budget and always be sure to explore party package options when booking. Check out a few of our favourites:
Some venues offer an option for you to provide your own alcohol for your office party. This could be a smart way to stay on the budget, however, make sure to double check this information with the venue manager before you hire the venue.
If you decide on a venue with minimum spend expect prices from £100 to £12000. Per hour rates will range from £6 to £350. If you want to hire an office party venue per day or per session prepare for prices from £100 to £10000. (All prices from Tagvenue.)
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