Luxury Venues For Your Next Big Event

A lavish reception, a sophisticated conference, an educational meeting, or a glamorous party all deserve the perfect luxury venue in the city. We’ve narrowed down the top 10 best venues to cater for your next luxurious event full of impressive architecture and rich historical details.

Banqueting House

Experience James I’s banqueting hall commissioned in 1622 complete with elegant décor and the only surviving ceiling paintingRuben’s ceiling, painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. The Main Hall is perfect for private dinners, receptions, and award ceremonies while the undercroft is fit for cocktail receptions and parties.

https://www.hrp.org.uk

Church House Westminster

Located in Central London with a backdrop of Westminster Abbey, Church House is the ideal venue for parties, conferences, product launches, receptions, and more! The historical landmark combines elegant interiors with advanced technology to create a rich setting for your event. The Assembly Hall features oak panelling and a 4K projection system, which is ideal for award ceremonies and dinners.

https://www.churchhouseconf.co.uk

Kensington Place

The timeless style of the royal residence is perfect for a luxury reception, dinner, or cocktail party. The Pavilion holds up to 800 guests and has glass panelling. The Queen’s Gallery is decorated with 17th-century interiors and overlooks the expansive garden, making it perfect for cocktail receptions. The venue will surely make your guests feel like royalty!

https://www.hrp.org.uk

Kew Palace


Home of Queen Charlotte and George III, Kew Palace is perfect for summer parties in the Queen’s Gardens and the Physic Garden. In fact, the Queen celebrated her 80th birthday there! A smaller venue on the grounds of this opulent Palace is Queen Charlotte’s cottage, a perfect setting for intimate gatherings and dinners.

https://www.hrp.org.uk

Somerset House

Located on the south side of the Strand, Somerset House is hard to miss with its Neoclassical structure. It houses 12 event spaces including the Seamen’s Hall with Corinthian columns and arched windows. During the summer, you can use the grand terrace with a stunning view of the Thames for outdoor receptions.

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/

Bloomsbury Big Top

The vast 2,500-square metre event space is ideal for large-scale receptions, parties, and dinners. The main structure mimics the same floor space as Hilton Park Lane Ballroom and the Lancaster Hotel Nine Kings Suite. It is easily customisable to fit any occasion and includes heating systems, audio visual equipment, and catering. The venue caters from 150 to up to 2,000 guests.

https://bloomsburybigtop.co.uk/

De Vere Grand Connaught Room

A venue rich with history dating back to 1775 and grand Georgian architecture makes it suitable for receptions and award ceremonies. For large-scale events, the Balmoral Suite caters for elegant banquets or weddings. Smaller parties may enjoy the penthouse with its adjoining terrace overlooking the city skyline.

https://www.devere.co.uk

The Landmark London

Famous for its afternoon tea and Victorian architecture, The Landmark has over 22,000 square feet of customisable space. The Grand Ballroom has high stucco ceilings to cater to receptions and conferences, and the Tower Suite is great for private dinners or corporate meetings.

https://www.landmarklondon.co.uk

The Savoy

Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra are just some of the notable guests who have enjoyed a stay at The Savoy. It’s one of the most famous locations for meetings and conferences with a quiet space and view overlooking the Thames, as well as its prime location near Covent Garden. The glamorous interior and grand chandeliers make it perfect for lavish receptions and cocktail parties.

https://www.fairmont.com

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

Occupying the floors 34-52 of The Shard, the Shangri-La has unbeatable views of the city. The five-star hotel supplies high-tech audio visual equipment and a modern décor to suit events from conferences to private dining. Its floor-to-ceiling windows allow for inspirational settings for corporate meetings and dramatic scenery for receptions.

https://www.shangri-la.com

Get in touch with our venue team if you’d like to learn more about any of these incredible venues: venues@emc3.com