I know it’s hard to comprehend when we’re battling zero degree temperatures and constant wind and rain BUT, Summer is just around the corner! The majority of corporate summer parties are held on a Thursday and in July, so if the office’s summer party is up to you this year you’ve only got 22 weeks to go until your potential summer party event date! To give you a helping hand I’ve rounded up my top picks of this year’s summer party offerings…
This summer escape the hustle and bustle of city life in the Barbican’s completely covered tropical Conservatory. Home to 2,000 species of exotic plants and fish, this urban oasis is the perfect spot for a summer party and is suitable for groups of 120–600. The venue also won ‘most sustainable venue’ at this year’s Summer Event Show, so if you’re a CSR conscious brand, this is the venue for you!
- Shoreditch Gardens
Shoreditch Gardens is situated on the front lawns of the Geffrye Museum, in the heart of Shoreditch. A purpose built, clear span events marquee with street food vendors of your choice means this venue is the perfect choice if you’re looking for an informal, fun and relaxed summer party for between 200-800 guests! The flexible space can also be used for away days and team-building activities.
- Tropicana Beach Club
Now we all know that the Great British weather can never be relied on, even in the height of summer, so if you’re not ready to chance it then this is the venue for you. In the heart of Covent Garden, Tropicana Beach Club is a fun-filled tropical haven and always promises to leave a lasting impression with your guests and can cater for up to 600 guests.
The Sunborn London is the UK’s first and only luxury 4* Hotel yacht. It features 5 decks with astonishing panoramic views of the river, Docklands and Canary Wharf. Their open plan restaurant can accommodate up to 250 guests for a summer party, with the added bonus of their Laurent Perrier sun terrace. If you’re looking for glamour – look no further!
- Tanner Warehouse
For events with edge, Tanner Warehouse fits the bill – located in London Bridge, it’s a converted warehouse with 3000 square feet of versatile events space for up to 300 guests. It’s the perfect summer party spot if you’re looking to host a laid-back party with indoor and outdoor space, and the ability to make the space your own – with its cut back interiors, any theme works here!
- ZSL London Zoo
Add some animal magic with a party at ZSL London Zoo and enjoy summer entertaining with a difference! The Zoo’s unique selection of outdoor spaces and exhibits provide a fun setting – where else could you hold your summer party at Penguin Beach or Tiger Terrace?! However you like to host your summer events, there’s a space for you at this venue.
Summer sees Skylight transform into an urban lawn club in the sky. Enjoy croquet, cocktails and yummy street food against the backdrop of the city skyline. If you have a crowd that need to be kept entertained, then this is the summer party offering for you! Skylight is on the rooftop of the well-known Tobacco Dock, perfect for East London based offices.
- Silver Sturgeon
Green tendrils will be unfurling all over the Silver Sturgeon for the spring and summer months; following the interior and fashion trend of Botanicals. This yacht’s light and bright spaces lend themselves to dramatic foliage garlands above the dance floor and lanterns filled with ferns and pillar candles. If you’re looking to wow – take a look at the Silver Sturgeon!
Cargo is a buzzing, atmospheric venue in a disused railway yard in Shoreditch, and offers the perfect summer party vibe for those wanting their guests to let go of their fast-paced City life and dance the night away. The venue offers a global menu and has a fabulous garden so guests can enjoy the summer weather whilst it lasts!
- IET Savoy Place
Delight your guests with spectacular views of London as they mix and mingle on the Johnson Roof Terrace at the Institute of Engineering and Technology. This must be the most unknown rooftop in London so make the most of it and host your summer party overlooking the Thames – with neighbours like The Savoy, it’s the perfect location.
So that’s my top ten venues for this summer! If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your summer party, or any other event, give Eventify’s free venue finding service a try – they take the stress from you and save you precious time whilst providing you with a proposal of potentially unknown venues that fit your brief! What’s not to like?!
What’s your favourite summer party spot?