With the clocks having gone forward and the beginning of brighter evenings, summer finally doesn’t seem too far away. So now is as good a time as any to decide on a theme, choose a date and pick from our top 10 UK summer party venues.
Watford’s luxury hotel has more than meets the eye. Within The Grove’s 30 acre estate is a hidden walled garden, home to a beautiful Victorian glasshouse and marquee. Up to 180 can enjoy this private oasis which as well as being a beautiful location for a cocktail party or BBQ, also contains a 5-a-side football pitch, two all-weather tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and even a beach.
For the most exclusive and extravagant of settings, Hedsor House is perhaps the UK’s favourite. The country estate is available for private hire in addition to their stunning grounds which can play host to a number of summer themes before guests retreat back to their luxury rooms.
Nothing ensures excitement and a night to remember like the Henley Royal Regatta, one of the UK’s most exclusive and prestigious events. And now you can enjoy exclusive hire of the river’s finest position with River Feast, an experience perfect for an all-day summer party package. A luxurious breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are accompanied with an open Champagne bar and of course views of the race, as well as VIP access to the after party nightclub.
One of the UK’s oldest surviving Lidos, Bristol’s grade 2 listed building combines an outdoor swimming pool, an award-winning restaurant, tapas bar and spa. The outdoor terrace is a unique location for summer parties of up to 50 guests, which sits directly opposite the pool.
The Garden Room at Syon Park is a firm favourite for a summer party in the UK. Within the picturesque surroundings of this purpose-built venue, guests can expect creative high-quality food, unlimited drinks and a night of dancing away under the stars.
The bright and playful Brighton Harbour Hotel is a perfect English seaside getaway located by the beach. With 79 bedrooms, a large restaurant and a cocktail bar, the hotel is a fantastic choice for an overnight party. However more excitingly are the plans for Brighton’s first rooftop infinity pool on the hotel’s terrace, making it an up and coming choice for a summer celebration.
Bristol’s M Shed Museum is a classically British location for a summer party. A warm breeze fills the rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy Pimms and many delicious delights from the West Country. A steel band, live jazz or the resident DJ are available for hire to get guests on their feet with views of the harbour in the background.
Take your guests to a private island for a drink, dance and BBQ without having to leave the country. Ravens Ait Island sits along the River Thames, looking out over Hampton Court Park. With space for up to 400 people, the lawns are perfect for a private summer party with space for activities, a dance floor and games.
One of London’s most popular locations for a summer party is the HAC’s Artillery Garden. In the heart of the city with the historic Armoury House for a backdrop, groups can drink and dine on the lawns of the private gardens before experiencing the one of kind built in the funfair. With a big wheel, carousel and dodgems, guests will be brought back to their childhood as they win prizes with candyfloss in hand!
The 300-acre outdoor space at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford makes for one unique setting for a summer’s evening. The historic airfield and runway can play host to your guests whilst onsite activities can make your event even more memorable. Take off in a vintage plane, experience the thrill of a tank ride or settle into a flight simulator. This summer party location definitely flies high above the rest!
If you are looking for a venue for your next event, then don’t hesitate to contact the Banks Sadler team on 0207 424 3333