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.