Garden party venues in London: The best event venues with gardens and courtyards

We are sadly not blessed with year-round sunshine in London, but when the weather is good here, there is nothing quite like hosting an event alfresco. Thankfully, London is a city filled with great venues that are home to glorious gardens and chic courtyards just waiting to be hired out.

Updated on 08 June 2022

Looking for the best garden party venues in London? You’ve come to the right place. During the warmer months, gardens and courtyards are hot property. Luckily, there is no shortage of great venues in London, with plenty in popular areas like Covent Garden, the City and Chelsea. 

To help you find the right venue for your next outdoor event, we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the best London venues with outdoor space, all of which are available for private hire. Just imagine sipping cocktails in the sun, feasting on summer dishes or dancing under the stars. All you have to do is have a browse of the list, then choose your favourite. We’ve included the capacity, address and a photo so you can make the best decision. If you still aren’t sure where to book, you can try our excellent, free concierge service. The team will help you find exactly the right venue, no matter how specific your requirements are. 

Whether you’re looking for a lavish venue with a picturesque lawn garden or a small and quiet courtyard in central London, you will find what you are looking for here. Outdoor events are often associated with festivals, weddings and large-scale celebrations, but our list also includes some venues which you can hire for much smaller affairs, such as birthday dinners or intimate family reunions.

It’s not all about the parties either, as plenty of London venues also offer outdoor space for meetings, team building and other corporate activities.

If you are looking to host an outdoor event during winter, spring or autumn, there is no need to worry about being rained off by the famously unpredictable English weather, as some of the venues we have featured come equipped with all-weather facilities, such as heaters and retractable roofs.

Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2AB

Max Meeting 120
Max Theatre 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 220
The Crown Chiswick

The Crown Chiswick

210 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 1PD

Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 80
De Morgan House

De Morgan House

57-58 Russell Square , Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4HS

Max Meeting 80
Max Theatre 80
Max Standing 70
Max Banquet 32
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey, Hampton, London, KT8 9AU

Max Meeting 180
Max Standing 1200
Max Banquet 600
British Academy

British Academy

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

Max Meeting 125
Max Theatre 80
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
The Arber Garden

The Arber Garden

1 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7EY

Max Meeting 40
Max Theatre 40
Max Standing 350
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8EJ

Max Meeting 70
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 150
Bluebird Cafe White City

Bluebird Cafe White City

2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7RF

Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
The Coach Clerkenwell

The Coach Clerkenwell

26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3DJ

Max Meeting 40
Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, London, SW3 5UU

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 250
The Langham Hotel

The Langham Hotel

1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

Max Meeting 26
Max Theatre 275
Max Standing 375
Max Banquet 250
No.11 Cavendish Square

No.11 Cavendish Square

11–13 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

Max Meeting 136
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
Mike

Mike's Peckham

Unit 4.1 Copeland Park, London, SE15 3SN

Max Meeting 60
Max Theatre 45
Max Standing 80
Max Banquet 60
Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London, W14 8LZ

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 60
IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place , Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0BL

Max Meeting 50
Max Theatre 451
Max Standing 330
Max Banquet 330
10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

10-11 Carlton House Terrace , St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

Max Meeting 125
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 100
Uva

Uva

39 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4DH

Max Banquet 28
Rosewood London

Rosewood London

252 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

Max Meeting 430
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 340
Terra Terra

Terra Terra

120 Finchley Road, Finchley, London, NW3 5JB

Max Standing 70
Max Banquet 65
Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 7AU

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 130
Raven

Raven's Ait

Ravens Ait Island, Portsmouth Road , Surrey, Surrey, KT6 4HN

Max Meeting 250
Max Theatre 250
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 250
YOPO at the Mandrake

YOPO at the Mandrake

20–21 Newman Street, London, W1T1PG

Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 54
Pantechnicon

Pantechnicon

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB

Max Meeting 76
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 120
Barber-Surgeons

Barber-Surgeons' Hall

1a Monkwell Square, Wood Street , City of London, London, EC2Y 5BL

Max Meeting 140
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120
The King

The King's Fund

11–13 Cavendish Square , Marylebone, London, W1G 0AN

Max Meeting 280
Max Theatre 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200
Barrio Shoreditch

Barrio Shoreditch

141-143 Shoreditch High St, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE

Max Standing 360
The Conservatory & Garden Room

The Conservatory & Garden Room

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 650
Max Banquet 280
Egg London

Egg London

5-13 Vale Royal, King's Cross, London, N7 9AP

Max Theatre 200
Max Standing 1000
Max Banquet 100
Little Kyoto at Neverland

Little Kyoto at Neverland

Neverland, Fulham, London, SW6 2TY

Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 15
TT Liquor

TT Liquor

17b Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8AA

Max Meeting 90
Max Theatre 100
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 90

One of the biggest benefits of hosting an event alfresco is the abundance of natural light, which brightens up guests' moods. If natural daylight is crucial to the event you are hosting, but you don’t want to fully commit to an outdoor-only event, check out our pick of the best modern venues in London, which benefit from plenty of natural light and a chic, modern style.