From gritty Shoreditch to posh Mayfair, London’s vibrant neighbourhoods reflect the city’s exciting cultural mix. Want to stand out from the pack? If you’re looking to host an event with a lot of personality, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Tagvenue we list some unusual venues that are seriously out of this world. Whether you’re after a hidden gem or a one-of-a-kind concept space, you’ll be surprised what you can find here in the city. Dreaming of a chic cocktail emporium or an old school bowling alley? Maybe you prefer modern venues and an industrial-chic warehouse space is what you're after? Tagvenue is sure to have an unusual venue that’ll get your guests talking. And the best part? It’s easy to search, so you can find an unusual venue in a flash.
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How unusual do you want your event to be? At Tagvenue we have ballrooms, gardens, boats, special stables and more funky venues. The spaces are able to host any type of gathering - from small to large. Just take a look, pick one, book it and enjoy the event.
When it comes to unusual venues in London, our top picks include:
Hiring an unusual venue is a sure way to make your night unforgettable. When looking for the perfect quirky venue for your event, here are a few things to consider:
Type of Event – The desired vibe for your evening is a key thing to consider when hiring a venue. Studios and galleries are great places to host events like weddings, birthdays, and corporate events alike. These spaces offer plenty of space to spread out for activities like dancing and socialising and are a great option for any event. If you’re curious about this type of venue, check out Aures London. Having an event in a space such as a museum or church is a great way to have a party with a classy and elegant atmosphere which is also great for weddings.
Size of the Space – This largely depends on the number of people you have. Many of the quirky rooms available are designed around smaller to medium-sized parties. The kind of hospitality and entertainment you have in mind for your event will play a role as if you have a band or a planned dinner service, you will need more space. The size of the space will also be a determining factor for the price of the event, as larger spaces will often cost more per session.
Food & Drink – Having food and beverages at your party is a must. Not all parties have to have an elegant sit-down dinner as often a buffet or shared plates will suffice for snacking throughout the evening. Having a bar available is always welcome, and there are many types of bar packages to choose from when planning the party. Cash bars are the most affordable option on the side of the party planner, as the guests cover the cost of alcohol and they will pay for only what they use. Open bars, however, are great options when planning a party. Here you can choose between a beer and wine option and also have a full bar service with liquor and cocktails. This decision will come down to the type of event that you are holding. For instance, at weddings, it is great to have an open bar for the evening, but at a corporate event or less formal gathering, a cash bar will often do the trick.
Entertainment – Entertainment is always great to have but not always necessary. DJs can serve a double function as both music curators and also MCs for the event. Many venues will have preferred contractors for entertainment services, but more often than not, you will have free rein over who you choose to hire to provide entertainment and MCing.
Venues are our business so we’ve already done most of the work for you, just click and see for yourself what we have. I think we will surprise you and it’s easy to book, just a few clicks and you will be talking with one of the unique venue managers and booking the perfect room for your event right here in London. From the small to the large we make sure the details are right. Our focus is on you the customer, so making sure you have all the information you need is key. We’ve already done the hard work, you can sit back put the kettle on and let your imagination go wild, just a few clicks and you’re away.
A unique or quirky venue will offer your event a huge dose of character, and a huge shot of fun. Whether you hire a railway arch or a bedoiun tent in the heart of London, a cool and unusual venue will get your party off on the right foot.
When hiring an unusual venue in London, you will find that prices can vary substantially depending on the venue type but you can be sure that you will definitely get what you pay for. The easiest way to book an unusual venue is to choose a minimum spend venue and expect prices in the range of £100 to £1000. For a flat hire fee, most venues will charge between £50 to £1500 per session. (All data from Tagvenue.com)
London has so many unusual venues you will be spoilt for choice. Look to certain unusual venues for a unique event space, including museums, railway arches, boats, buses or guildhalls.
Ways you can reduce costs are by inquiring about dry hire, which is when you just rent the space. You can also choose a minimum spend option, where your party will be required to spend a certain amount of money on food and beverage. Inquiring about outside catering and a BYOB option are also alternatives to reducing overall costs.
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I came across Tag Venue completely by accident and Sarah was unbelievably helpful in saving me valuable time and conducting the search on my behalf. I would not hesitate to use Tag Venue again.
It was really easy to find a wide range of potential locations, and I could contact many different venues with ease. Tagvenue allowed me to be very dynamic when organising my event. Would definitely use again!