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Planning an event but want to keep your costs low? Alternative options to consider include self-catering venues that allow for non-traditional catering (like food trucks), sponsored catering or DIY catering. It's worth remembering that town halls, libraries or other local community organisations are often much cheaper than a banquet hall, hotel or conference centre, and are ideal for self-catered events. Here at #tagvenue, we showcase a variety of alternative hire spaces, so it's easy to find a self-catering venue for your next celebration.

Self Catering ideas

Self catering at your event is not just about cutting expenses. It gives you freedom of choice and it’s a brilliant creative opportunity as well. #tagvenue comes in handy when searching for the perfect self-catering venue in London. Book with us and see how quick and easy it can be!

Self-catering venue hire tips:

  • see if the venue has a special space for preparing food – like a kitchen or a kitchenette. Such facilities allow you to prepare tasty, fresh nibbles and serve them right away.

  • plan the menu carefully – keep in mind that some of your guests may have special dietary requirements (gluten free, halal, vegetarian). Because of that, having a variety of entrees, main dishes and snacks is the key to a successful self-catered party.

  • use seasonal produce – think Eton mess with summer berries in June and spicy pumpkin soup in autumn. It’s not only cheaper, but much more delicious!

  • manage your time wisely – if you’re thinking about a self-catered wedding, remember that it can be really time consuming. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your menu. You can use food trucks as well as DIY food stations and dessert bars. After all, there are many different self-catering options for your big day.

The most popular self-catering venues in London include community centres, halls and warehouses. You can also take a look at our dry hire venues, many of which are happy for you to organise your own catering. No matter if you’re searching for a self-catering party venue or events space in east London, Brixton or Battersea, #tagvenue is here to lend a helping hand.

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