With all the blood, sweat and tears that go into reaching graduation, it’s only right that those moving onto the next exciting phase in their lives are given the chance to revel in their achievement and celebrate in style. Here are some great, unique venues that will help to do just that by giving them a ceremony to remember.
Central Hall Westminster boasts the largest conference and events space in Central London, which has helped to cement its reputation as one of the city’s most respected, sought after and forward thinking venues. The main auditorium (which can itself seat 2,400 people) is bolstered by an additional 25 rooms, no less. Playing host to more than 700 events each year, they are well versed in what they do, and the beautiful Grade II listed building’s location opposite Westminster Abbey helps to set a tone of quality and precedence right from the off.
Perfectly capturing the grandeur of London’s Georgian heritage, 116 Pall Mall in the St James area is a Grade I listed building that has been restored with love and care to allow it to continue to host all manner of events. The 7 specially designed function rooms are completed in a traditional and understatedly elegant fashion, giving them a timeless quality and ensuring they are flexible in their use. Exclusive hire provides ample space for up to 400 people in all.
The Light is a Central London based conference and events venue which sits in a prime location, surrounded by good local transport links, including Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street and King’s Cross St Pancras. Able to hold an impressive 1000 guests in all, there are a number of different seating options, as well as customisable packages and competitive prices to make the most of, with the main space itself feeling bright and airy.
The modern aesthetic and contemporary facilities on offer at London Stadium make it ideally suited to welcoming the next generation of young graduates as they embark on their professional careers. Found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, it has a vast capacity of more than 3000 between the various spaces that are on offer. With Stratford International train station little more than 10 minutes away, it should be easy for friends and family travelling from outside the city to reach the ceremony.
One of the few Livery Halls with a tranquil garden found in London, Pewterer’s Hall has an effortless sense of grace that allows it to so easily lend itself to special occasions, from weddings and corporate parties to, of course, graduation ceremonies. It has a more intimate capacity than most of the other options, at just 120, making it ideal for smaller classes or perhaps even as a space to celebrate following the actual graduation. St Paul’s tube station can be reached in just 5 minutes.