Gala dinners are special occasions by their very nature and with people usually dressing up in all their finery, you’ll want to make sure you’ve picked a venue that lives up to the glamour of such an occasion.
One Great George Street is a stunning venue, both inside and out and would definitely deliver when it comes to the aforementioned glamour of a gala dinner. This multi-purpose events, conference, meeting and wedding venue in Central London offers no less than 21 different function rooms, meaning there’s a space to appeal to every taste. The largest amongst these is the Great Hall, which has an impressive maximum capacity of up to 400 guests. The location of the building itself is another selling point, with great local transport links and iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey all close by.
Stoke Newington Town Hall is finished in a 1930’s Art Deco style, which remains as popular today as it ever was. The Assembly Hall has many period features which bring charm to any occasion, including the original mirror ball, which still works. Being a former dance hall, it has good natural acoustics and generous floor space (allowing for a capacity of up to 500) making this great for larger scale gala dinners. As the name would suggest, the nearest station is Stoke Newington itself, which sits just a 13 minute walk away and connects you to the rest of the city.
Found in the centre of London between the popular areas of London Bridge and Waterloo (just 10 minutes or so from the station of the same name), you will find Lumiere, a highly contemporary, fully kitted-out studio space. The 2 rooms on offer here feature 2000 square feet of floor space, high ceilings and large windows, which ensure a bright, airy and spacious feel. The white finish not only feels modern but allows you to put your own spin on the style when it comes to the décor for your event, with an experienced team on hand to assist should you require their help.
The HAC is perfect if you want to retain all of the convenience of a city based venue, but with the feel of a much more tranquil countryside retreat. This 18th Century mansion sits within its own 6 acres of picturesque gardens and feels tucked away from the bustle of London, and yet it remains just 4 minutes from Old Street and 8 minutes from Moorgate, keeping you well connected to the city centre. There are several beautiful rooms available for hire inside, including the Long Room, which features oak panelling and makes a wonderful backdrop for many occasions.
No.4 Hamilton Place is situated within the highly desirable and much sought after area of Mayfair and can accommodate guest lists of up to 300 people. Spaces include the Edwardian dining room, a roof terrace and various smaller meeting rooms, all of which are finished to the very highest standard with stunning ornate details that live up to the discerning reputation of the building’s setting. It’s also easily reached from the length and breadth of the city, with Hyde Park Corner tube station just a 3 minute walk away and Green Park just 9.