The KIA Oval is a famous cricket ground right by Oval tube station, which has been home to Surrey County Cricket Club since 1845 and plays hosts to international cricket matches. Aside from being a sporting venue, the Kia Oval also offers a whole host of event spaces for hire, able to accommodate everything from intimate meetings to large-scale banquets.
The venue is justifiably popular for its excellent event facilities, which include a conference centre and a roof terrace (the perfect spot for a pre-game glass of fizz). The KIA Oval hosts more than 2,000 events each year and is well equipped to handle requests, providing a team of events coordinators who will manage your event from the point of enquiry right through to delivery, ensuring that it goes off without a hitch.
The KIA Oval has 55 event spaces to choose from, ranging from small meeting rooms to banqueting suites. The largest conference space is the England Club, which is a second-floor suite that can accommodate up to 650 guests theatre-style or 510 for dinner. The room benefits from plenty of natural light thanks to a wall of windows and also opens out onto the Club-Level balcony which overlooks the pitch.
For alfresco events, opt for Sylvester’s Bar, an outdoor terrace which offers panoramic views. The bar is found on the third floor of the Galadari Stand and also gives guests a view across the pitch. It is a great space for summer parties, as well as post-conference cocktails and canapes.
If you are looking to host something more intimate, try one of KIA Oval’s 25 Executive Boxes. Each box features a plasma screen for presentations and is best suited to being used for small boardroom meetings or as break-out spaces. The rooms also benefit from access to individual balconies with seats overlooking the pitch - perfect for when in need of some fresh air.