Broadway House see great returns from WVC membership

Broadway House at Make Venues has achieved its best returns on record from Westminster Venue Collection membership, bolstered by New Business Development Manager Paul Martins joining the Board.

“Our Westminster Venue Collection membership offers plenty of knowledge-sharing opportunities and PR coverage for value. Significantly, we are also presented with 3 main channels for return of investment – through website enquiries, referrals and expos.

So we’re excited for the upcoming showcase and proud to record securing £9k of business from the WVC stand at the Meetings Show on its face-to-face return last year. This requires engagement and follow-up, but these results for Broadway House leads us to making membership successful.” – Paul Martins, Broadway House at Make Venues.

Broadway House is a very popular choice for ministerial meetings and press conferences. In fact, it is directly opposite St James’ Park tube station, and a ten minute walk from Victoria, Waterloo and Charing Cross – so it couldn’t be any more convenient for City meetings!

Inside, it has a distinctly modern feel; the technology throughout is state-of-the-art and like all Make UK conference venues, the standard of service is warm and friendly, yet uncompromisingly efficient. Broadway House is AIM accredited and a Venue of Excellence – the highest measure of quality within the conference venue sector. 20 meeting rooms and tailored packages for up to 120 delegates.

There are many benefits to becoming a member of our growing sales and marketing consortium, representing quality Westminster venues in Central London. Head to our Member Benefits page to find out more!

RIBA’s ‘Build Your Own’ Christmas party returns for 2022

It might be just under 8 months away, but the team at RIBA at 66 Portland Place are embracing all things Christmas with the reveal of an amazing custom-made gingerbread replica of the stunning Art Deco venue.

The impressive gingerbread model was commissioned to celebrate the return of RIBA’s popular ‘Build Your Own’ Christmas party package for 2022. Just as this gingerbread model was created step-by-step and personalised according to the brief, with the ‘Build Your Own’ package clients can create their perfect party at 66 Portland Place by selecting the individual elements – room, F&B, entertainment – that match budget and objectives.  

Starting from £70+VAT per person, the popular ‘Build Your Own’ experience – a subtle nod to RIBA’s architectural roots – is incredibly flexible with the opportunity to select your preferred event space at 66 Portland Place, choose from multiple festive food & drink options, as well as deciding on the entertainment and décor to suit your bespoke party vibe.  
 
Caterina Jane Alves, Head of Venues at RIBA at 66 Portland Place, says: “We are so thrilled with our incredible gingerbread replica of 66 Portland Place which we commissioned as a way to bring our ‘Build Your Own’ 
Christmas party package to life. The concept behind these packages is to give clients a range of options when it 
comes to the choice of room, F&B and so forth, whilst giving them the scope to create a personalised party 
experience for their guests. Events are increasingly being organised within a shorter time frame and our ‘Build 
Your Own’ packages have been designed to streamline the event planning process, particularly for last minute 
events and celebrations.  
 
If you’ve not had the chance to celebrate the Christmas season with your team or clients in the way you 
wanted due to the pandemic, this year is the perfect time to get everyone together and give them an 
experience to remember. The diary is already starting to fill up and we cannot wait to create some standout 
Christmas celebrations that will be well worth the two-year wait! 
 
Contact the team at RIBA at 66 Portland Place to enquire or book a showround where you can catch a glimpse 
of the stunning gingerbread model, by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 7307 3888.

116 Pall Mall launch calendar of social events in their Champagne Bar

116 Pall Mall have launched an exciting array of events taking place in their iconic Champagne Bar. The events include Jazz nights, wine tastings, live music and champagne masterclasses which are currently taking place in regular slots on Thursday evenings.

116 Pall Mall plan to add a whole host of additional events focussing on art, gastronomy and fine wines over the next few months, and partners include Honest Grapes, Champagne Lanson, Jascots Wine Merchants, Veuve Clicquot and Vicky Yannoula.

Behind the stunning façade of the Grade-I listed building, find this hidden gem, which has been reinvented by Searcys into a champagne bar, offering an array of fizz, including one of the largest selections of magnums in London, alongside creative cocktails, British bar bites and a roster of events.

Once the wine cellars of the Prince of Wales and the United Service Club, the space is now a stunning champagne bar. Enter through the original iron gate cellar doors to the converted cellar with vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, plush velvet seating, and long wood-topped bar, alongside a private dining room, seating up to 50.

The events are open to members and non-members, so whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat between meetings, entertain clients, or treat your family and friends, the Champagne Bar at 116 Pall Mall provides the perfect setting for entertaining and socialising, with a whole host of must-attend events.

View the events and book here

116 Pall Mall has also recently launched an Afternoon Tea taking place on Saturdays. On the doorstep to London’s Theatreland and with many iconic landmarks just a stone’s throw away – experience a taste of indulgence and while away the afternoon with decadent treats and plenty of bubbles in their beautiful Carlton Room.

Book your table here

Westminster Venue Collection Presents: Discover Westminster

Calling all event profs! You’re invited to our venue showcase event, Discover Westminster – Around Westminster in 80 Minutes.

 

Join us at our exclusive venue showcase event in the form of a drinks & canape reception for the chance to explore our unique consortium of Westminster’s finest venues, for corporate events with style and finesse, in an unrivalled central London location – A fabulous opportunity to meet with more than twenty luxury venues in one evening. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to win a prize in our grand raffle!

Date: 26.05.2022

Time: 17:00 – 20:00

Where: The Royal Society

Who can attend: Corporate professionals with a direct responsibility for booking conferences & events in London

We hope to see you there!

To RSVP, email: [email protected]

Mother’s Day at 116 Pall Mall

116 Pall Mall open ups on MOTHER’S DAY for the first time – Sunday 27 March!

Whoever it is you want to spoil on Mother’s Day, celebrate with 116 Pall Mall as they open up for this special date for the first time. Choose between an indulgent Searcys afternoon tea or a mouth-watering Sunday lunch. To make your day even more memorable, they’ve partnered up with Tubes Floral who will be hosting a flower arranging workshop at 116 Pall Mall – so you can take home your own beautiful hand-crafted gift bouquet!

 

𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐚

Show your appreciation and celebrate with a special afternoon tea. Experience a taste of indulgence and while away the afternoon with decadent treats and plenty of bubbles.

Start off with a selection of savouries including Smoked salmon rillette, horseradish, pickled fennel, and a Coronation chicken brioche bun, alongside freshly baked scones with lashings of clotted cream and Galloway fruit preserve and plenty more sweet treats.

£35 per person | £49 with a glass of champagne

Afternoon Tea London

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡

Two courses & a glass of Champagne: £40 per person

Three courses & a glass of Champagne: £45 per person

𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 | 𝟏-𝟐𝐩𝐦

1 hour workshop & 1 bouquet: £45

Spend some quality time with your mum or mother-figure and take part in a special flower arranging workshop between 1pm – 2pm on Sunday 27 March. You’ll get the opportunity to create a beautiful hand-tied bouquet to gift to your mum or display in your own home. You can book onto the workshop individually or as a pair to create one bouquet together.

𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 here

 

Two rooms in {10-11} Carlton House Terrace are getting a makeover

The Mall Room and Lecture Room at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace are getting refurbed!

“We’ve worked with a specialist carpet company to add a luxe feel to two of our favourite rooms, The Mall and Lecture Rooms. The bespoke carpet designs were inspired by the intricate ceilings in each space, and the deep emerald carpet colour with gold accents reinstate the grandeur and history of 10 Carlton House Terrace which was formally one of London’s grandest homes.. We hope that these new carpets will enhance the event experience, particularly for lunches, dinners and receptions.” – Amie Murphy, Venue Business Development and Marketing Manager.

If you’re looking for a room with a view, then The Mall and Lecture Rooms are the perfect setting to impress your guests. The aptly named Mall Room overlooks St James’s Park, Horse Guards Parade and the London Eye and the Lecture Room is the only room at {10-11} with a painted ceiling in the trompe-l’œil style – both give a real sense of place to any event.

 Meeting Venue Westminster

Tell them what you think of their beautiful artist impression over on their Instagram posts here.

If you’d like to find out more about {10-11} Carlton House Terrace, head to their page.

Church House Westminster make the Exhibition News Awards 2022 shortlist

Church House have been selected as a finalist in the category: Best Venue Under 10,000sqm.  

The Exhibition News Awards (ENAs) return to Battersea Evolution on 18th March 2022 to showcase outstanding achievements within the UK and global exhibition industry. The awards celebrate individuals, teams, and businesses across several new and revised categories that reflect the ever-changing exhibitions industry.

The category for venues under 10,000sqm is open to all venues based in the UK. Judges will be looking for quantity and diversity of events held, ESG strategies and their results, how the venue has improved facilities, and its commitment to working with organisers and D&I strategies.

Head of Events for Church House Westminster, Vedrana Dancerelle, comments: “We’re delighted to be recognised for the way we evolved with the challenge of the pandemic. Innovative and creative adaptation of our facilities and a pro-active way of finding solutions have secured new and exciting exhibitions for the multi-purpose venue. Of course, this ripple-effect extends to the Westminster community in which we operate and the wider London build-back for events, which is a huge benefit to the industry”.

The growing popularity of Church House Westminster as an exhibition destination is due to a number of advantages the unique venue offers:

  • A central London location, in the heart of Westminster with stunning views of Westminster Abbey and Dean’s Yard
  • An expert team of venue experts fully supported by dedicated event coordinators, on-site production technicians, and caterers to deliver seamless events for exhibition organisers, their delegates, and sponsors.
  • A choice of 19 versatile event spaces, the largest an impressive circular hall, and a purpose-built virtual studio.

Congratulations Church House Westminster! We wish you the best of luck for the final. Find out more about this unique venue here.

QEII thanks donors for coats for London’s vulnerable

The QEII Centre is thanking its visitors, staff and passers-by for their generous donations of coats for the capital’s most vulnerable residents.

London’s leading conference and events venue partnered once again with charity HandsOn London to serve as a coat collection point for its WrapUp London campaign.

The campaign, now in its eleventh year, asked for unwanted or unused coats to be dropped at selected points around the capital during a two-week period in November. Coats are sorted before being distributed to charities that support the vulnerable in London, including the homeless, the elderly and refugees.

This year, in its third year of supporting the campaign, QEII collected an estimated 325 coats, taking the total number of coats it has amassed for the charity to 3,825.

Diane Waldron, director of sales and marketing at QEII, said: “HandsOn London is a fantastic organisation which, through its annual WrapUp London campaign, aims to get a warm coat to every individual who needs one. The QEII Centre proudly served as a collection point once again and we are very grateful to every person who donated a coat and supported the appeal.”

Jon Meech, chief executive, HandsOn London, said: “Collections as held by the QEII Centre are the heart and soul of Wrap Up London. These local collections have enabled people to donate their spare coat easily and locally to where they live and work. We would like to thank everyone at the QEII Centre for their time and enthusiasm and to everyone who donated a coat to their collection. You have helped hundreds of local people stay warm this winter. Thank you.”

Enjoy a Champagne Lanson Dinner at 116 Pall Mall

Enjoy a Champagne Lanson Dinner at 116 Pall Mall.

Whether it’s your preferred regular tipple or something you save for special occasions, drinking Champagne has long been synonymous with style. To celebrate World Champagne Day on 22 October, 116 Pall Mall are inviting you to join them for a guided four-course Champagne Lanson Dinner in the Champagne Bar.

Book a table

The best of Westminster Christmas party venues

It’s time to start thinking about your Christmas party! Whether you’re looking for a traditional festive event with all the trimmings, something a bit different, or even the opportunity to create your own bespoke occasion, we’ve got you covered. Explore the very best Christmas party venues in Westminster.

 

116 Pall Mall

From South Carolina to central London, 116 Pall Mall is being transformed into the dancehall of your dreams for your Christmas party venue in London. It may be 2021 outside, but they’re throwing it back to the 1920s this Christmas…Celebrate the roaring twenties in style and step back in time as 116 Pall Mall is transformed into an Art Deco masterpiece for your Christmas party 2021. Expect glittering chandeliers in every event space, delicious food and cocktails, incredible entertainment from the Gatsby Girls and much more as part of their Christmas packages and private parties.

It wouldn’t be the ‘20s without some misbehaving, so throw it back to prohibition in the secret cellar wine bar or flaunt your riches in one of the seven beautiful ballrooms – no matter how subtle or sensational you want to go, 116 Pall Mall have flexible party packages and Christmas venues perfect for every occasion.

Find out more and make an enquiry: https://www.116pallmall.com/christmas

 

10-11 Carlton House Terrace

Enjoy traditional holiday festivities in the Georgian grandeur of 10-11 Carlton House Terrace. Located in the heart of London’s West End, start your celebrations with a tour of the twinkling Christmas lights in Regent Street, Bond Street or St James’s before heading into your own private room for a sumptuous lunch, relaxed reception or evening of fine-dining and revelry. The interiors of 10-11 Carlton House Terrace will leave you feeling merry and bright with their 12ft Christmas tree and beautiful wreaths greeting you on arrival. Party packages start from £90 + VAT and include room hire, delicious food from catering partners Searcys and entertainment from Nathan Hassall Music.

For more information, contact the team at [email protected].

 

RIBA at 66 Portland Place

RIBA at 66 Portland Place’s popular ‘Build your Own’ Christmas party package has returned for 2021 and is fully customisable to match your taste, budget, and requirements. Having noted a reluctance to opt for fully themed packages in favour of a more bespoke celebration over the last few years, the premise of the ‘Build Your Own’ experience – a subtle nod to RIBA’s architectural roots – is to offer multiple F&B options at different price points, as well as a choice of three architecturally stunning event spaces to suit parties of all sizes. With this taken care of, it gives you more time to be creative with bespoke theming and entertainment!

If you are ready to get your annual Christmas party back in the diary, contact the RIBA team by emailing [email protected] to find out more and secure your preferred date.

 

Lincoln’s Inn

Set within 11 acres of ‘old Legal London’ architecture, the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn provides the perfect setting for your festive event. Whether it is the magnificence of the Old Hall, one of the finest Tudor buildings in London, or the grandeur of the Great Hall, opened in 1845 by Queen Victoria, the rooms available to hire at Lincoln’s Inn, beautifully dressed for a traditional Christmas, provide the most unique backdrop for a splendid party.

Christmas will be a time to celebrate this year with colleagues and clients alike. Their Events Team have designed exclusive Christmas Party packages starting from just £108 per person. Take the stress out of organising your party this year and let the team at Lincoln’s Inn create a memorable experience and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

To enquire, please email [email protected] or call 0207 405 5969.

 

IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place offers an exquisite setting in central London to celebrate Christmas. Experience breath-taking views across the River Thames from the Riverside Room and Maxwell Library whilst wrapped up in all the joyous festivities. Get ready to pop the Prosecco, clink your glasses and look out at London’s twinkling skyline as you toast the festive period among colleagues and friends.

Savoy Place offers spectacular all-inclusive Christmas party packages, but you can also speak to one of the team about getting creative and developing your own bespoke event. With trains and transport links right on the doorstep, the venue is perfectly located for all of the team to get home safely after a memorable night in central London.

For more information, contact the Savoy Place team: https://savoyplace.theiet.org/contact-us/