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The deadline for entries is now 17th January 2018.

The National Venue Awards offers venues the chance to gain an industry stamp of approval. There are categories to suit all types of venues, whether you host awards or weddings, you have the best catering or customer service, or you have recently opened or been refurbished, there is something for everyone. Choose to enter the ones that best reflect the strengths of your business.

The price per entry £195 +VAT

Best Catering at a Venue

Often the thing that really makes an event and one that is hardest to get right so being able to boast an award in this category will really help put you in the spotlight.


Best Christmas Party Venue

Draw attention to your first-class party facilities and ensure you are maximising that all-important end-of-year business.


Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall

Venues steeped in history make for some of the best spaces to hire in the country, wowing their clients with ornate décor and historical charm. Tell us what makes yours special.


Best Academic Venue

Academic institutions have really woken up over recent years to the commercial value of their event space and many have professionalised their facilities and services. This is a chance to identify those who have done so the most effectively.


Best Conference Venue

Proud of catering for every attendee whim and even the most difficult organiser’s demand? This is the category to prove your credentials as a winning venue for delegates.


Best Awards Ceremony Venue

Awards ceremonies are all about creativity and an awesome experience – if your venue bestows the “wow” factor then here is the place to broadcast your excellence.


Best Venue for Festivals and Outdoor Events

The expanding outdoor event market requires venues that are adaptable, accessible and memorable – if yours fits the bill then this is the place to acquire your award-winning badge of excellence.


Best Event Venue – under 500 attendees (reception style) 

The highest of all accolades, winning the Best Event Venue category will bring prestige and showcase why your venue is the one to use. Enter this category to magnify your marketing proposition.


Best Event Venue – 500 – 1,000 attendees (reception style)

The highest of all accolades, winning the Best Event Venue category will bring prestige and showcase why your venue is the one to use. Enter this category to magnify your marketing proposition.


Best Event Venue – over 1,000 attendees (reception style)

The highest of all accolades, winning the Best Event Venue category will bring prestige and showcase why your venue is the one to use. Enter this category to magnify your marketing proposition.


Best Temporary Venue

It’s not just tech companies that have adopted a gig-economy approach – impermanence is now a virtue – be you proxy, pop-up or peripatetic then tell us about what makes you special.


Best New or Refurbished Venue

Have you recently opened your doors for business or undergone a revitalising re-vamp? Enter this category and gain some third-party endorsement for your efforts.


Best Sporting Venue for Events

Sporting venues can make great conversation-opening locations for non-sporting events – showcase your versatility and your suitability for all occasions here.


Best Hotel for Events

Hotels may be the traditional venues for events but there is certainly no lack of competition, tell us here what makes your hotel a cut above for event-goers.


Best Summer Party Venue

Indoor, outdoor, underground, roof-terrace – whatever type your Summer Party space is then be sure to add some more wow factor by gaining some recognition as the best in town…


Best Unusual or Unique Venue

Unusual and iconic venues often speak for themselves but in such a competitive environment, adding some silverware to prove your credentials is a must if you want to stand out.


Best Venue Chain or Group

If you are part of a collection of venues then here is your chance to share the limelight together with an award for the best venue group.


Best Venue Customer Service

Excellent customer service is vital for any award-winning venue and entering this award is a great way to rewardand recognise the hard work and contribution of your team.


Best City Centre Venue Space

How do you turn your urban setting to your advantage ?  Tell us here about what sets you apart from other city-centre spaces.


Best Rural or Countryside Venue

Your setting might be your natural competitive advantage or maybe you have to work hard to counteract your remote setting. Either way tell us here what makes you a worthy winner.


Best Wedding Venue

The modern wedding venue is diverse and can be anything from a run down church in the suburbs, to a gorgeous hotel in Mayfair. With more brides than ever on the look-out for unusual and celebrated spaces help them choose yours by adding that “award-winning” polish…


Most Versatile Venue

Versatility and flexibility are key for any venue but do take special pride in your adaptability of service, facilities and innovation in formats?  If so, then this is the category for you.

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