The Aviary at Upper House

  97 reviews  –  Read all
181 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ Show map
Highbury & Islington Station (550 yd)
Nadine C.

Nadine C.

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About this space

The Aviary is one of our beautiful private rooms situated on the middle floor of the House, with space for 36 seated or 50 standing. The room boasts its own bespoke bar, as well as its calm and vivid environment and enormous windows overlooking the historic Upper street.


Capacity

Standing
up to 50
Dining
up to 30
Theatre
up to 30
Boardroom
up to 20
Cabaret
up to 24
U-Shaped
up to 25
Classroom
up to 25

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.
Friday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £500 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 04:00. All prices include VAT.

Catering

In-house catering
Can provide alcohol
Can provide halal
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide kosher
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 04:00

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Disabled access
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events

Rules of the space

The closet tube station is Highbury & Islington station or Angel Tube Station.


Reviews and ratings

4.8

(97 reviews and ratings - read all)

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Annis
September 2019

The staff in the run up to the party were so helpful and accommodating. On the night the team were great and our barman was a total star. Every question I had was answered and the team were hugely cooperative. Highly recommend for a party in a private room.

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Kirsty McFaddden
July 2019

Fantastic venue and the most amazing day. Good value for money in a brilliant location and beautifully decorated inside. All staff were friendly and helpful and sent all guests upstairs. Easy to organise and emails back were prompt. Couldn't recommend more highly!

Nothing!

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Helen Christou
May 2019

was an amazing night, everyone had lots of fun! the whole venue had a great atmosphere. would definitely recommend. Spiral steak was amazing food was great valve

3 of my guests were still waiting for their food (spiral steak) when everyone had finished theirs. Room got very hot, air con didn't seem to do much Crispy duck was so crispy that you could hardly chew it. drinks were quite expensive compared to the food.

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Happy Ballroom Hirer
February 2019

Swift and courteous service - really helpful on emails especially. Open to flexible usage of space and didn’t need to prebook drinks or food. Loved the fact that the bar staff were kind enough to let us stay a little longer than planned.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t use of a step ladder as promised for us putting up decorations, and they were having Wi-fi trouble on the day. We used our own phone for music in the end for accessing our Spotify playlist as the staff didn’t want us to log out of their Spotify account on the tablet provided to log into our own account to play our own music. This meant I had to go without my phone (when guests were trying to reach me) and had to use my own data for music streaming. Not a biggie - just a slight annoyance. One other thing is that although we had a wonderful time (and it really is a lovely space) those guests with young kids had no suitable options for food and had to go elsewhere.


Upper House is a #Supervenue

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Customers rated communication with this venue and their event experience as Superb
Response time: within a day
Response rate: 95%

About Upper House

A beautiful Victorian townhouse in the heart of Islington, Upper House is not only a buzzing brunch hot spot for the locals, but also a very popular venue for private hire. It’s perfect for an abundance of events including intimate wedding receptions, corporate Christmas parties, baby showers, hen parties, photo shoots, meetings… you name it!

Spaces available for private hire span impressively over three floors of the building. On the ground floor you’ll find The Parlour bar, ideal for drinks receptions, as well as twisting and grooving till as late as 4 AM! Another room, The Sanctuary, is a great option for intimate dinners (up to 20 people) to celebrate special occasions in style.

Need a slightly bigger space? Consider the bright and airy Aviary, suitable for up to 50 guests. Bonus points include stunning views of the Upper Street and Islington Town Hall! Last but not least, Upper House’s top floor is home to The Ballroom, an exposed brick wall party space for up to 80 guests. The icing on the cake: all of the rooms boast their own private bar!

Upper House – what you need to know:

- A gorgeous Victorian building
- Located in North London, Islington, N1
- Four spaces available for private hire
- Popular as a wedding venue
- Ideal for private dining, drinks receptions and dancing!


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