Best Historic Venue
De Vere Holborn Bars
Our aim is that all of our clients enjoy their day at De Vere Holborn Bars and with no accommodation onsite, for us, it really is all about the events! From a personal meet & greet in the morning, to a host ensuring that all AV equipment is running smoothly and the chef and his team happily catering for a range of dietary requirements, we want all of our delegates to leave with a smile on their face. The experience is only boosted by our Showtime rewards scheme, a meeting and events rewards programme that offers two free cinema tickets for every enquiry and points, reverting to pounds for all confirmed events, means that the delegates are part of the club and will always want to choose De Vere Holborn Bars for their London event solution.
An art deco Grade II listed venue: Freemasons’ Hall is unique, spectacular, and awash with history. The Grand Temple forms the centrepiece: all burnished golds, ornate ceiling paintings, and original fixtures. The venue was designed for large events – unlike other premier venues in London that have day jobs as museums or galleries – and it boasts grand proportions, clear sightlines and perfect acoustics. As well as hosting premières, launch parties, and London Fashion Week it is also a popular film location. Smart Christmas Parties have created immersive spectacles here for clients including Thomson Reuters, L’Oreal and BUPA. To provide exceptional service we installed a 30-foot bar, ensured smooth crowd flow, provided surprise distractions (casinos and photobooths), and delivered faultless food services for up to 1,600 guests. Smaller events fit perfectly in our Gatsby Club, a roaring ‘20s themed space with prohibition-style speakeasies, flapper girls and dapper dancers Our events draw inspiration from the incredible venue and our clients – then we deliver spectacular entertainment and delicious food (including spiced lobster and pickled nashi pear, confit belly pork with black cherry, or Christmas classics) without neglecting those little details, the temperature in the cloakroom, and the scent of the candles.
The charming Castle at Hever, situated in the heart of idyllic Kent English countryside, has a rich and varied history dating back more than 700 years, most famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Today Hever Castle is privately owned and available to the world to experience and enjoy through day visits but also offers its first class facilities as an historic venue for corporate hospitality, weddings, private events and five star Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Hever Castle combines an historic venue of distinction with a team of staff who deliver at every stage of the booking journey, forward thinking enough to appreciate that both history and blue sky thinking bring a perfect synchronicity to create a winning formula in the events industry.
Imperial War Museum North
Established while the First World War was still being fought, people have entrusted IWM with their stories of war in the knowledge that we will continue to share these stories with future generations. At IWM North we explore the conflicts that Britain and the Commonwealth have been involved in since the First World War to the present day through a timeline of objects, unique and immersive 360 degree cinematic experiences, and a wealth of historical objects that have borne witness to historic events, such as a First World War Fire Trailer, Second World War Matilda Tank, and Harrier Jump Jet.
Housed in an iconic aluminum clad building, representing a globe shattered by conflict – IWM North is the first museum in the UK to be designed by internationally acclaimed architect Daniel Libeskind. Our wealth of space is capable of hosting conferences, lectures and large scale private events from 1 to 700 people, effortlessly. Its unique design, variety of modern flexible spaces, and state of the art AV technology makes it a compelling venue, providing uniqueness and versatility as a standard, whilst ensuring no two events are the same.
Formerly the Princes Street train station concourse and ticket office, Peacock Alley represents the historic heart of Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, and is imbued with the peerless style and sophistication of this famous former railway hotel. At once channelling the glamour and prestige of the old Caledonian and the Waldorf Astoria New York, Peacock Alley is the perfect setting for afternoon tea, meetings, award ceremonies, VIP receptions with interactive food and beverage options, private dinners and the magnificent annual Hogmanay Ball. Peacock Alley has proudly hosted many prestigious events including the Blood Brothers, Brothers in Arms WW1 exhibition, Scotland’s first ever Global Gift Gala in association with The Global Gift Foundation and the Harris To Paris exhibition which welcomed their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay. The unique and versatile space, continues to be highly popular for events and features the original Princes Street station clock, the Caledonian Hotel WW1 Roll of Honour and a spectacular 8sqm glass skylight. The unique and sentimental history of Peacock Alley adds to the beauty of this magnificent space which perfectly blends old and new and causes jaws to drop as it wows all who visit.