Alongside the big day itself, an engagement party should be one of the most memorable days of your life, so choosing the right setting for the occasion is key. Take a look at the following broad selection of Central London locations and see what catches your eye.
As the name suggests, Balls Brothers Mayfair can be found in the exclusive and hotly coveted Mayfair, and it is suitably sophisticated and elegant to live up to the reputation and expectations that come with the area. Classic British dishes are complimented by an impressive wine list, but gin infusion masterclasses, bottomless brunch, and a twist on afternoon tea are also available for those who would rather opt for something a little different.
Housed within a Victorian listed warehouse in the heart of Farringdon, The Piano Works is a 400-capacity live music venue that operates as an exciting alternative party space 7-nights-a-week. There’s a bar and restaurant to keep your guests refreshed and satisfied, and in a unique, interactive twist, the musical repertoire is decided by the audience in what they call #HouseofSong, so get ready to dance the night away to your favourite tracks.
The Hari is a luxurious Belgravia based hotel completed in a modern, glamourous style throughout, with the 85 boutique bedrooms the work of respected British designer, Tana Bernerd, including touches such as marble bathrooms, plush velvet window seats and bespoke wooden flooring. As for the social spaces, options include the contemporary Italian restaurant, the stylish bar, and the secret garden terrace complete with a window to the stars.
Piccadilly Institute is home to no less than 9 individually themed bars that have all been designed to stand out from the crowd, with all manner of vivid, quirky details to be uncovered throughout. A flexible offering, these rooms can be hired individually for low-key soirees with your nearest and dearest, or combined to allow you to make the most of the venue’s generous total capacity of 1500. Found in Piccadilly Circus, the tube station of the same can be reached in mere seconds.
Think of Heist Bank kind of like a playground for adults, with a laid-back, welcoming vibe and entertainment options that include karaoke, a pool table, a Nintendo 64, and a projector and AV equipment. The venue even has its own private Games Room, ideal for fun yet intimate gatherings. The restaurant area can seat up to 60 for dinner, with the space as a whole able to accommodate as many as 350. Well connected, good rail links such as Paddington, Royal Oak, Warwick Avenue and Edgware Road can all be reached in under 10 minutes.