Summer parties: Venue inspiration for crowds from 251 to 500

Summer parties: Venue inspiration for crowds from 251 to 500

Posted on 19 May 2017

Summer parties: Venue inspiration for crowds from 251 to 500
Arrange a knock-out summer party this year in one of our favourite spots

Skinners Hall - venue hire

Capacity 300

Dating from 1670, Skinners’ Hall is a Grade I-listed building with a history that’s as rich as its interiors. The Roof Garden is a tranquil space surrounding a fountain and suits civilised summer entertaining.

Eight Club Moorgate - venue hire

Capacity 300

With a series of light, bright spaces this members club makes a handsome setting for summer dos. The most obvious spaces for alfresco entertaining are the two terraces. Views over the City with a cocktail? Sounds good to us.

Chelsea FC - summer parties venue hire

Chelsea FC, Fulham

Capacity 300

Just in time for warmer days, the football club is bringing back its popular Summer Garden pop-up. Guests can watch the season’s sports on an outdoor screen while enjoying barbecues, Pimm’s and ice cream.

BMA House - summer parties venue hire

BMA House, Bloomsbury

Capacity 320

Well placed for King’s Cross and the Eurostar, the venue has 22 elegant rooms available for events. The peaceful botanical garden adds further appeal for the warmer months – as does the venue’s striking courtyard.

IET London Savoy Place - johnson roof terrace

Capacity 330

The impressive venue recently reopened for events following a £30m refurb. Looking out across the water from a prime spot on the north bank, the Johnson Roof Terrace can host memorable barbecues and summer parties. The indoor Riverside Room is the spot for dancing later on.

Institute of Contemporary Arts - venue hire

Capacity 350

This modern arts hub has two light and airy spaces for summer entertaining. The Regency-style Nash and Brandon Rooms also give guests prime views of Big Ben and The Mall. You can look forward to catering from Peyton Events too.
Weddings at Langham London - venue hire

Capacity 375

The Grand Ballroom (as attractive as when it first received guests over 150 years ago) opens onto a terrace overlooking the Courtyard Garden. Elsewhere, high ceilings and large windows give the Postillion fine views of All Souls Church, and is a great spot for a cocktail reception.

The View From The Shard - bar

Capacity 400

This is one of those event spaces that can justify its superlatives. The Renzo Piano-designed building allows guests to see up to 40 miles away, in all directions, thanks to two viewing platforms.

London Transport Museum - venue hire

Capacity 500

London Transport Museum brings a striking venue to a prime location beneath the glass and cast-iron roof of the old Covent Garden flower market. You can also enjoy vintage public transport vehicles and exhibitions that look at London’s future transport system.

Want to keep looking? Find plenty more summer party venues here.

This article was first published in SquareMeal Venues + Events, Spring/Summer 2017