Where has the summer gone? We were all dreaming about the long hot summer days only a few weeks ago and then the monsoon rain came!
Well hopefully, I speak for us all, the summer is back on its way. Temperatures are starting to climb and the clouds are finally breaking. Put away those winter layers (which we all had to dig out last week), umbrellas to the back of the cupboard and start to imagine BBQ’s, Drinks and Summer parties.
Yes, now we need to turn up the heat on some serious summer event planning. June is the perfect opportunity to seek out those summer venues, sift through those seasonal packages and put together something punchy to kick off your summer events program.
And, in 2019, the corporate summer party is back in considerable style. From away-days to team building events, exclusive hospitality experiences to a good old summer soirée, what better time of year to explore our beautiful, sprawling, eclectic City in the comfort and warmth of a customary and familiarly hazy summer glow? With more secret gardens, rooftop hideouts and outside event spaces than any other city on earth, London is simply bursting with beautiful venues for you to discover this spring/summer!
And anyway, as the saying goes, make hay when the sun shines, right?!
With events being such a tangible, measurable and effective way of promoting your brand, this is sage advice. Summer is the perfect time to nurture existing contacts and clients whilst nobbling new ones..
So, we've established that Summer is the most seductive season for soirées and such like, but what's out there in 2019? What's different? What's worth doing? What's really going to wow your audience (that's a rhyming version of 'audience' depicting a 'wowed audience'). Anyway...
Here are our Top ideas showcasing Summer Events
Steeped in history and naval charm, HMS Belfast promises an event your guests will never forget.
Permanently moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship.
Add a unique twist to your classic summer party with a ‘Best of British’ themed package evoking the iconic nature of HMS Belfast where the past meets the present. Their vibrant menu and signature Champagne or Rum cocktails on arrival make this package everything you need to get your summer off to the right start.
Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, a short walk from London's most fashionable hotspots. The north side of the hotel faces Hyde Park, offering panoramic views over Royal parkland.
The team at this beautiful hotel have creative ideas to suit everything from Royal banquets to intimate cocktail parties. They offer the same attention to detail no matter how big or small the party.
Overlooking the River Thames, our spectacular neo-classical building is a versatile venue suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. Their dedicated Corporate Events team are available to help you through the whole event process; from first enquiry, advising on the best suppliers for you from their approved supplier list, to being with you on the day.
Throughout the summer visitors will be able to sample a range of special edition beers, brought to Somerset House for an exclusive UK residency from the San Miguel Tap Station. Each beer has its own individual character, from the floral hops of the Hong Kong brew to the caramel and coffee notes in Munich. A delicious menu of small plates inspired by San Miguel’s Iberian connections, has been specially crafted to perfectly complement the drinks selection
The latest addition to London’s famous Lucky Voice karaoke brand, the new Holborn venue on Chancery Lane is a madcap combination of world class cocktail bar, private karaoke rooms and late night party space. Each air conditioned private room comes with access to over 10,000 songs, a fancy dress prop box, disco lighting and room service provided at the flex of a fingertip through a fun ‘Thirsty’ button.
Lucky Voice Holborn can cater to office parties of between 8-200 people, with additional cocktail masterclass and team builder options available. And, if you’re looking to go all out, the venue is available for private hire, with AV equipment in each room and a projector in the main bar area for larger company presentations.
Prices start from £40/person, with a range of bespoke food and drink packages available including canapé and cocktail receptions.
Braxted Park – A little out of town oasis!
Whether it’s an outdoor launch event with champagne and canapes, a summer party with BBQ and garden games, or a large team building event, the grounds of Braxted Park are the perfect backdrop for any event. With 500 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding the elegant Braxted Park house, this stunning country estate can host outside events up to 2000 people, with on-site catering facilities, wi-fi and conference equipment, free car parking and accommodation all available.
Awesome events presents London’s unique venue; London City Beach! The venue is open to the public throughout weekends in June and July for 2019. Enjoy the various themes each weekend, including Club Tropicana, Ibiza White party and Neon Cuban Nights. With bottomless brunches available in the day time and partying through the evening, guests can enjoy an array of entertainment, from giant garden games to salsa dancing or fire performers. Various packages are on offer for this fun-filled event, and even the option to upgrade to have your very own private beach hut to share with your friends. With both indoor and outdoor activities and bars, the British weather won’t stop the fun! Four different bars means no matter your taste their taste, guests will always find themselves sipping on cocktails or sipping on wine and beer throughout the evening.
Shared Party nights:
Awesome events are offering fun-filled nights at their shared parties at the London City Beach this July.
The brand new space for 2019, located on the London South Bank offers an amazing array of entertainment, street food and drinks packages. The beach theme allows Londoners to relax in the sun without even leaving London! Guests can enjoy the DJ and disco throughout the evening, as well as a steel band. If you’re not dancing away, guests can also entertain themselves with giant garden games, football tables and table tennis or our indoor surf simulator to really feel like you’re on the beach. Both indoor and outdoor activities and bars, means the British weather won’t stop the fun!
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