Finding exciting event space for large groups can be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be boring! In this post we share our top venues for parties of 500 or more across the UK…
Rum Warehouse, Liverpool
The Titanic Hotel’s purpose-built conference venue seats up to 1,400 guests across its two levels. Located on Liverpool’s dockside, water views are enjoyed from the floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces. For parties, dinners and dances, up to 600 can banquet on the ground floor with black outs available to create a truly intimate atmosphere.
The Brewery, London
One of the UK’s top breweries for hire, London’s historic venue has a dynamic range of rooms for events of up to 800. Recognised as one of the largest spaces in London for events, the Porter Tun is among favourites with a 60ft exposed timber roof making it an impressive location for parties.
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
The iconic blank canvas in the heart of Manchester is a spectacular event space for large parties with rooms for 50 to 5,000. The venue’s Cotton Sheds are built for big groups with an industrial backdrop that has played host to many large brands. Fill the space with street food, games and a mega stage for a memorable Christmas party.
Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh
Already named one of our favourite Christmas party venues in the UK, Mansfield Traquair is a prestigious venue. Years of restoration preserved the grand interiors and architecture from its 19th century origin and now groups of 700 can drink and dine under its famous mural.
Tobacco Dock, London
Exposed beams, brickwork and a rustic backdrop is the vibe at Tobacco Docks, one of London’s top warehouse venues. Up to 1,470 guests can celebrate in the Great and Little Galleries, two large spaces for events. For Christmas occasions the venue adorns in festive décor and giant displays perfect for a party like no other.
The Monastery, Manchester
Once one of the world’s most endangered sites, Augustus Pugin’s Monastery just outside of the centre of Manchester is a magnificent building now restored for conferences and events. The Great Nave takes centre stage, a beautiful open room with partially-restored features and striking architecture. Up to 550 guests can be accommodated including a dinner for 450.
The world’s great railway museum in York is a beloved venue, home to over 300 years of rail history and over 1 million objects. A variety of flexible spaces are available for events including Station Hall, an immersive room of luxurious carriages and authentic locomotives under the canvas of a period railway station. 600 guests can dine among the collection with a maximum capacity of 1,000 for receptions in both Station Hall and the legendary Great Hall.
Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton
The Hilton’s Oxford Suite in Brighton is a flexible space for parties that require a blank canvas, with room to seat up to 1,000 guests. Fairground parties with dodgems, black tie dinners and many themed festive parties have been held here. The seaside hotel also offers a variety of sea view meeting rooms and 350 guestrooms for overnight convenience.
Albert Hall, Manchester
Originally built as a Wesleyan Chapel, Manchester’s Albert Hall is a lovingly restored venue with standing capacities of up to 2,200. Centrally located and with a stunning interior of stained glass windows, ceiling arches and ornate Grade II architecture, the building has been used for many live music events, corporate parties and formal dinners.
Battersea Evolution, London
In the middle of Battersea Park is a large, versatile space for up to 4,000 guests. Battersea Evolution can be transformed for every kind of event and is a particularly functional space for the ultimate impressive party where 2,000 can sit for dinner.
Boasting high ceilings and grand walkways, the Hinterlands’ event space is versatile for most events. The industrial, artistic exterior is met with three bars contained within three diverse rooms, which can hold up to 700 guests in total.
6 acres of land, 119,200 sq ft of event space, onsite parking and a 2am license… Printworks was made for large events. The flexible infrastructure and blank canvas spaces that make up one of London’s most popular clubs accommodate up to 6,000, located in Canada Water.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
Among 15 acres of botanical gardens, are three striking event spaces perfect for corporate events and parties. Up to 500 guests can enjoy the atmosphere for the Garden Suite and Terrace, made up of magnificent Sub Tropical and Mediterranean glasshouses.
Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol
One of the world’s oldest train stations, Brunel’s is a Grade I listed Victorian building with a beautiful historic space for up to 650 guests. At 1500 sqm, the Passenger Shed is one of the largest event spaces in the South West that can hold an additional 150 guests for exhibitions.