There is something undeniably glamorous about hosting an event in the great outdoors, with the sun shining down on your guests as you sip cocktails or sit down to enjoy a gourmet picnic. During the warm summer months, gardens and courtyards available for private and corporate hire are hot property and there is certainly no shortage of choice in the capital’s most popular neighbourhoods, including central London, the West End and the City.
To help you find the right venue for your next outdoor event, we have taken the time to compile a list of the best London venues with outdoor space, all of which are available for private hire. Ranging from luxury hotels and fine-dining restaurants to historic palaces and sporting grounds, SquareMeal’s complete list of London venues with gardens and courtyards is sure to feature a space for every kind of outdoor event.
Whether you are looking for a historic, opulent 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 simply as a breakout area, an ideal breathing space for high pressured business conferences or corporate away days where delegates are required to give it their all.
If you are looking to host an outdoor event during winter, spring or the 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.