Best venues for award ceremonies in London

Bust out your glad rags and polish up your tearful acceptance speech - here are our picks for the top award ceremonies venues in London

Updated on 26 August 2022

Holding an awards ceremony is an excellent way to bring people together and boost morale within a company. Award ceremonies celebrate talent, success and achievement, as well as rewarding people for both their hard work and accomplishments. Not only that, they’re also a great opportunity to dress up a little and socialise with colleagues outside of work through some good food, slightly cringey speeches and even cringier dance moves.  

If you’re planning to roll out the red carpet in the near future, it’s important to think carefully about venues and locations. Whether you want to host a formal awards dinner or an annual achievement awards event, the location you choose will be key to making your guests feel comfortable and helping them enjoy the event. No matter the size, scope or style of your ceremony, our list of top venues for award ceremonies will have something suited to you.  

Start by taking some key things into consideration. Firstly, how many guests do you plan to invite to your awards ceremony? Also, will any of the award recipients be bringing friends or family? Be sure to have a rough figure in mind before booking to avoid any potential overcrowding. Secondly, will you need catering at your ceremony? Handily, many venues supply an in-house catering team; however, if you want to use external caterers, it may be worth discussing this with potential venues.  

Finally, be sure to take the location of the venue into account. Choosing somewhere close to the office is always a good idea, but if that’s not possible, be sure your venue is convenient for everyone and has good transport links. You could also consider hiring some transport for the event.  

Bearing all that in mind, check out our list of the best venues for awards ceremonies in London to find something that caters perfectly to your needs. Then, once you've picked the perfect venue, take a look at our guide on how to plan an awards ceremony to guarantee a truly memorable event.

Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3AB

Max Meeting 1000
Max Theatre 750
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 750
The Conduit

The Conduit

6 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA

Max Meeting 100
Max Theatre 150
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 120
15Hatfields

15Hatfields

Chadwick Court, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ

Max Meeting 330
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 230
The View at The Royal College of Surgeons

The View at The Royal College of Surgeons

38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3PE

Max Meeting 63
Max Theatre 300
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 180
London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza (south east corner), Covent Garden , London, WC2E 7BB

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 150
Sadler

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1 R4TN

Max Meeting 1500
Max Theatre 1500
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 120
Sea Containers Events

Sea Containers Events

18 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9RQ

Max Meeting 215
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 150
Skylon

Skylon

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XX

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 300

Having trouble choosing between our range of excellent venues? Check out our guide on how to pick the right venue for your event for some further advice. If you're looking for some tips on how to make your awards ceremony really shine, then have a look at our party planning checklist for the ultimate guide to pulling off a successful event. It's always useful to be prepared for any potential mishaps on the day, and our ultimate contingency guide for events planners will help you do just that. 

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