Here's our round up of London best summer party venues
We're looking forward to providing outstanding outdoor parties at some of London's best venues this summer.
Whether its bubbles and canapes on the lawn or beautiful bowl foods and finger-licking finger foods. Followed by a sizzling barbecue on the terrace or a spectacular sit-down dinner alfresco style we have eleven venues that can host a wide range of summer private and corporate events.
So take a look at our top picks for outdoor summer parties in... & just outside of London.
Kew Gardens is famous for its beautiful collection of plants and gardens which provide the perfect backdrop for a summers party! Kews 18th Century Grade II listed Cambridge cottage boasts two main spaces, The Drawing Room and The Gallery. Both rooms can access the picturesque Duke’s Garden easily, making it the perfect multi-use venue at Kew. Alternatively, the Orangery and Nash Conservatory brings the outside indoors with their large windows, tall ceilings giving beautiful views of the grounds. The newly opened Temperate House also brings the outdoors inside featuring 10,000 plants within its central, two octagonal and two additional wing spaces.
Nearest train Station: Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge
Car Park: Kew Gardens car park is located on Ferry Lane
Winchester House is situated on the banks of the River Thames giving guests a beautiful view during outdoor events. The lawn can be accessed from the Winchester Houses main room which can host up to 150 guests standing and 100 seated and is commonly used for sit-down dinners after bubbles in the garden.
A little garden fact...
Today at Winchester House, a mulberry tree stands proudly and beautifully – according to a legend, the tree was planted in the garden during the early 1650s and still stands today, still bearing fruit.
Nearest Tube Station: Putney Bridge
Nearest Train Station: Putney
The Churchyard at St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's rarest hidden gems, working perfectly for private and corporate events. This hidden outdoor space is located towards the north-west parameter of the Cathedral and can be used for pre-dinner drinks for up to 250 guests before dining within the Nelson Chamber or Crypt. Alternately the Churchyard can be used for barbecues for up to 350 guests with the option of hired furniture and decoration.
The pristine lawns, lush foliage and historic façade of St Paul's create a exquisite backdrop for this outdoor summer hire space setting it apart from many other venues.
Nearest Tube Station: St Paul's
Nearest Train Station: City Thameslink
City Central at The HAC is a Ultimate Experience by CH&CO venue purpose built for the summer and Christmas seasons. This venue is completely unique, due to it's seasonal rebuild; ensuring the space stays contemporary, cutting edge and popular for a large range of clients. Unlike many venues City Central can facilitate innovative and bespoke events, achieved with state of the art sound and lighting, bespoke in-house catering from Create Food by CH&CO and bespoke styling from Full Circle. The Artillery garden has been used for a number of events from corporate afternoon teas and large scale barbecues to company family days.
Nearest Tube Station: Moorgate
Nearest Train Station: Moorgate
With views of London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Shard Old Billingsgates terrace is a popular choice for central London summer parties. This space has catered to a number of events from pop up food trucks, brand launches, sit down dinner and countless numbers of summer drinks receptions. The Grand Hall opens straight onto the terrace making it the perfect combination for large scale events that require indoor and outside space.
Nearest Tube Station: Monument
Nearest Train Station: Fenchurch
Carpark: Tower Hill Corporation of London Car and Coach Park 50 Lower Thames Street (opposite Sugar Quay) London, EC3R 6DT, 250 metres from Old Billingsgate
Syon Park offers a wide variety of outdoor spaces that can be used along side the house and conservatory
The perfectly manicured inner courtyard is a impressive space for guests to enjoy canapes and bubbles in the sun. This space gives guests plenty of room to mingle along with ample space for food stations and entertainment.
The four ace walled garden can be used for a number events along with the use of the large marquee that can hold up to 600 seated guests or 800 standing guests.
For much large scale events Syon park can offer larger open green spaces including the Lime Avenue, The Helicopter Field (around 13,000 square metres), the Twenty Acre/Farmer’s field (approximately 100,000 square metres), the enclosed Wilderness or the South Lawn.
Train journey from London: From Waterloo to Kew Bridge then a bus
London Overground to Gunnersbury then a bus
Nearest Train Station: Syon lane
Carpark: On site
The Pavilion sits within the North Moat at the Tower Of London catering to many types of events from awards ceremonies and charity dinners to team building events. The private gardens give guests a opportunity to enjoy the historic surroundings whilst enjoying the VIP treatment of having exclusivity of the area. The pavilion is one of two purpose-built summer and Christmas venues that benefit from bespoke catering from Create by CH&CO and styling by Full circle.
Nearest Tube Station: Tower Hill
Nearest Train Station: Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
Carpark: The nearest coach and car park is situated on Lower Thames Street and is a 2 minute walk to the venue
Besides the stunning Georgian - style mansion that is Hedsor House, the estate offers 85 acres of exquisite land. The estate can be hired on an exclusive use basis which provides a great deal of event flexibility and opportunities. From flawless open grassland to beautiful oak and beech woodland and not forgetting a lake and island, Hedsor offers a wide range of outdoor summer event possibilities.
Train journey from London:
London Marylebone to Beaconsfield - journey time 22 minutes.
From London Paddington to Burnham - journey time 32 minutes.
Carpark: Venue owned parking
The Conservatory at Painshill Park offers exclusive hire of the venue & private walled garden.
The conservatory features a fully furnished reception and main event space that can hold up to 320 guests for seated dinners, buffets and receptions.
The venue's clean interiors provide the perfect canvas for a wide variety of event styling which is regularly paired with the venues high-tech sound and lighting equipment to create showstopping events.
Nearest Station: Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon
Carpark: Venue owned parking 200m to the right of the venue
Printworks Yard covers 40,000 sq ft with capacity for upwards of 2,000 people. This versatile space is most commonly used for food festivals, product launches along with summer parties. The Yard space includes 'Vanway a large industrial indoor space along with Container Yard the interconnected outdoor space, enclosed by shipping containers.
The venue also has a premises licence which covers entertainment, sporting events, live and recorded music, provision and sale of alcohol and late night refreshments.
Nearest Station: Canada Water