A bar mitzvah is a once-in-a-lifetime event and so understandably, you want to go all out and make everything as perfect as possible. Step one in achieving that is choosing the right venue, as it’s this that sets the tone for the day and forms the backdrop of the whole occasion. That said, here are some London venues we think would be perfect.
Characterful with a contemporary twist, the dramatic Main Room and stage at Electric Brixton are overlooked by an additional mezzanine, able to accommodate live events for 1500 guests and standing receptions for as many as 1700, so there won’t be any worries about fitting everyone in. Working closely with the best caterers around, the food will also be taken care of without any fuss, with a great range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks also on offer.
The contemporary features and high quality technical equipment form a striking contrast with the 18th century architecture at LSO St Luke’s for a truly unique vibe of old-meets-new. Custom lighting packages allow you to really make the most of the building’s many wonderful features, whilst natural light floods in the original windows to highlight the beautiful brick walls. Found in Clerkenwell, the nearest transport options include Old Street, Barbican, Farringdon and Moorgate.
There are no less than 7 multi-purpose rooms on offer at Studio Space at ME London; purpose-built event space with functionality and flexibility at the forefront of all they do. Able to accommodate anywhere between 8 and 300 people, these well-equipped rooms also benefit from top quality service and all the other services that you would expect from a luxury hotel, as that is indeed exactly what ME London is. Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Temple stations are all within easy walking distance.
The Lensbury is found in Teddington, South West London, out with the bustle of the main city centre and yet still well connected via rail links for added convenience. This beautiful venue is modern and well-designed, with big windows throughout so that there’s always plenty of natural light and a bright and airy feel. Incredibly adaptable, they have hosted everything from conferences and wedding receptions to teambuilding days and water sports in the enviable grounds.
Porchester Hall is an elegant Art Deco venue that dates back to 1920 that has since been granted Grade II listed status, with a sense of timeless beauty that brings a feeling of tradition and precedence to any occasion, ideal for a special and memorable day such as a bar mitzvah. Oak and walnut panelling and crimson velvet drapes add a splash of drama and decadence to the main space, and there are additional smaller rooms as well for more intimate gatherings or as breakaway/prep areas.