The UK has an incredible variety of unique, unusual and amazing venues to offer, matching the diversity of landscapes, pursuits, culture, and history of our fair shores! Here’s a selection of some of the finest we’ve found that will cater to almost any taste, size and shape of event you’d wish to host. You can find more peer-recommended venues over on event industry forum EventTribe.
1. The Natural History Museum (London, England) @NHMevents
From the informal and intimate to the creative and spectacular, the Museum has a wide range of spaces whether you’re planning a wedding, private party or corporate event.
They have been running events for corporate and private clients, charities and associations for over 25 years.
With around 140 functions hosted at the Museum each year, they have the experience and expertise to create the perfect event whatever the occasion.
2. Lords (London, England) @homeofcricket
From the grandeur of the Long Room in the Grade II listed Pavilion, to the modernity and style of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre; They have the venue for any event you’re looking to host.
They even have a list of different packages, showing exactly what they can do depending on the type of event you are hosting.
3. Tutbury Castle (Staffordshire, England) @TutburyCastle
The castle offers the use of the Great Hall as well as the use of their large heated marquee which comfortably seats 120 for dinner and 180 theatre style. It’s also possible to have exclusive use of the castle and grounds at £1000 per day.
4. The Lodge Tree House (Argyll, Scotland) @lodgeonlochgoil
A memorable event begins with a memorable location and the lodge treehouse is a special venue.
This enchanting treehouse sets the perfect scene for a unique event and private dining experience. You’ll definitely be stimulating people’s imagination with this venue.
5. Battersea Power Station (London, England) @BatterseaPwrStn
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The Boiler House at Battersea Power Station has been specifically renovated to host events for up to 1000 standing guests or 500 seated guests.
With ample of space and breathtaking views, the historic Battersea Power Station is perfect for functions, parties, exhibitions and private-hire events in London.
6. The Aviator by TAG (Surrey, England) @aviatorbytag
One of the most striking design hotels of recent times, Aviator, a hotel by TAG is one of Hampshire’s leading venues, providing a versatile selection of stylish private event and conference spaces, guaranteed to leave the last impression.
7. Carnglaze Caverns (Cornwall, England)
Ever thought about hiring a cavern for an event? Well, you can at Carnglaze Caverns. whether you are looking to host a conference of a concert, the caverns provide a unique, atmospheric venue, that won’t be soon forgotten by your attendees.
8. The National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham, England) @thenecgroup
The NEC hosts exhibitions, business meetings, conferences, seminars and live events in Birmingham. Their facilities are highly flexible, so no event is too big or too small. And when we say big we mean it can hold up to 10,000 attendees which are comfortably air-conditioned, in a space that offers natural daylight for the most enjoyable experience possible.
9. Crazy Bear Stadhampton (Oxfordshire, England) @CrazyBearGroup
Offering private meetings and conferences for 3 to 250 delegates, there are different options for day delegates or for those spending the night, but the most exciting part is the option to include outdoor pursuits to complement your private event. These include clay shooting, falconry, axe throwing, and many other unique activities.
10. The Ice Bar (London, England) @IceBar_London
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The Ice Bar London offers a truly unique experience unlike any other in the UK.
Everything in the bar is built with pure ice – from the walls and stools to the artwork. Even the ‘glasses’ in which the ice cocktails are served are made of ice, literally ‘on the rocks’. The ice is from the Torne River in Sweden, which is known for its unique purity and is harvested at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi every year.
11. The Drum at Wembley (London, England)
The venue options at The Drum at Wembley are endless. From their stunning Conference Hall to The Atrium, each space offers something different, but all have their own character to compliment any event.
12. The Shard (London, England) @TheShardLondon
A unique venue for London, The View from The Shard is a perfect location for a wide range of exclusive breakfast and evening events for up to 400 guests. The space is also available to smaller groups for very special private seated dinners.
13. Royal Pavilion (Brighton, England) @BrightonMuseums
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The Royal Pavilion offers a stunning backdrop for corporate events. The magnificent state rooms provide a spectacular setting for drinks receptions, lavish dinners, award ceremonies and so much more while two charming rooms are available for both day and evening events.
14. The Signet Library (Edinburgh, Scotland) @hplevents
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The Signet Library offers flexible business spaces and first class facilities in a unique and historic Edinburgh setting. It is an ideal Edinburgh city centre venue for conferences for up to 300 delegates.
15. Chateau Rhianfa (Anglesey, Wales) @amazing_venues
This luxury events venue in the heart of North Wales isn’t your average country house hotel. The building itself is like something out of a fairy tale, with the grounds to match. This venue combines fairytale charm with modern luxury, offering your attendees an amazing experience.
16. Cabarfeidh Hotel (Stornoway, Scotland)
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From a theatre space to seat 350, to a simple meeting over a pot of coffee, Stornoway’s Cabarfeidh Hotel has a complete range of business meeting rooms. So if you’re hosting an exhibition, a conference, or a trade-show, this is a great venue to host your event at.
17. Allerton Castle (Harrogate, England) @dinevenues
Set in 6 acres of stunning Yorkshire countryside, this 18th century, grade I listed fairytale castle will take your breath away. Whether your hosting an event in their historic Great Hall, or use the dramatic rooms for your corporate event, Allerton Castle’s impressive gothic styling will make any occasion simply perfect.
18. Woodhall Spa & Golf Centre (Lincolnshire, England) @woodhallspagolf
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Woodhall Spa is the perfect venue for your business conference, event, or private party, set in the attractive, woodland surroundings of the National Golf Centre.
The venue’s Conference Centre can seat up to 180 people, with a highly experienced team on hand to help manage any large-scale business events and gala dinners, helping you to enjoy the day and make your event a success.
19. Holbeck Ghyll (Cumbria, England) @HolbeckGhyll
The captivating view of the Central Fells and Lake Windermere has been voted as one of the top 15 views in the world. Combine this with the style and comfort at Holbeck Ghyll, and you’ve got yourself one amazing venue.
20. Gleneagles Hotel (Perthshire, Scotland) @gleneagleshotel
Not only will you have access to amazing function rooms, delicious food options, and mesmerising views, Gleneagles offers a choice of over 20 outdoor and indoor activities – including culinary demonstrations; whiskey tasting and indulgent spa experiences, all within their magnificent 850-acre estate.
21. Chewton Glen (New Forest, England) @chewtonglen
Winner of the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards for Best UK Holiday Hotel 2016, you know Chewton Glen must be doing something right. Not only can use one of their selection of rooms for meetings or events, but you can also make use of the amazing facilities of their award-winning spa.
Once you’ve found the right venue for your event, make sure to get your free site inspection checklist!