If you are hosting a corporate drinks reception, setting the tone and making the right impression is key, as it’s an occasion where the balance between business and pleasure must be carefully maintained. With that in mind, here are some of the more unique venues for such an occasion that will help to impress.
The Testing Works is a nod to London’s industrial past found within the centre of the city. Home to a collection of original machinery dating back to Victorian times, it’s sure to delight any history buffs within the group, who will no doubt marvel at the huge hydraulic machine that serves as the focal point of the venue’s main event space. Additional spaces found here include the machine room, which comes complete with wooden flooring and good natural lighting, as well as a small office, and the basement with its exposed brickwork corridor. The venue offers an intimate capacity of 50 and sits close to good local transport links.
Dinerama is a street food arena spread across 2 floors with a capacity of 1000. In terms of the drinks, you needn’t worry about being limited in your choice, as there are no less than 6 different bars onsite, offering wine, cocktails, hot toddies and craft beers from around the world, meaning everyone’s whim should be catered for. Its location in the middle of Shoreditch makes it easily reached from across the length and breadth of the city, with the nearest transport options of Shoreditch High Street, Old Street and Liverpool Street all being mere minutes away.
Hinde St. Studios is the ideal choice for those who are in search of a venue that comes as a blank canvas in terms of allowing them the creative freedom to kit out the space to suit their own needs, but one which still offers plenty in the way of its own unique charm and allure. This lovely Georgian townhouse is, in essence, a bright open space, but the high ornate ceilings, original wood flooring and various period features found throughout ensure the space is never lacking in character. With a somewhat intimate capacity of 60 and good local transport links, this is a venue not to be missed.