Unusual venues - suggestions please

Gosh that’s stunning. That would be lovely for a Christmas party.

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Great suggestion. What a wonderfully preserved slice of the 1930s. From looking at this video, it looks like it would be super for a 30s/40s themed event: https://youtu.be/xODmpZXFn-8

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And the owners are so obliging, I hope its helpful to someone :slight_smile:

@KtMcPhee did an amazing exhibition at the Barge House OXO Tower in London last year. Great venue for a ‘blank canvas’ style approach.

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Very cool. I see it’s managed by the Coin Street social enterprise too, so you can support your community at the same time :innocent:

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I love a posh frock occasion and a dramatic gothic arch so I was thrilled to attend the Historic Motorsport Awards at London’s Guildhall last November. It’s a stunning looking venue, the food was exquisite and the staff were totally on it so that’s another recommendation from me: http://www.guildhall.cityoflondon.gov.uk/gallery

Good shout. I attended a Hogmanay party there once, in the vaults. They’re a great space:

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Ah yes we had drinks in there too!

Not sure if they’re doing private hire but this place caught my attention this week: https://www.alcotraz.co.uk/ Has anyone on here been there yet? Would certainly be a memorable evening perhaps for a team-building or networking get together!

Oh it seems to be courting a bit of controversy: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/29/alcotraz-alcatraz-east-london-bar-san-francisco-jail Sounds fun though…

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Yes controversial but PR machine working well!

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Keeping with the lovely incarceration theme, I’ve also been to an event at the Clerkenwell House of Detention (an abandoned prison). Very spooky (it was a haunted house escape room style event tbf) but cool blank canvas venue: http://www.canvas-events.co.uk/venues/293/house-of-detention



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And just to continue on the theme, The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton is also available for private hire!

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wow - what have I started!! :joy:

I came across these two new Birmingham venues this morning:
Beyond shabby: http://www.theruindigbeth.com/ and graffiti, mini golf and cocktails: https://www.ghettogolf.co.uk/birmingham/ Not been to either yet but good to hear about quirky venues outside London.

I got reminded about a brilliant unique venue yesterday - Osea Island. It’s a four-square-mile island off the coast of Essex that can be hired exclusively for events. The chief event organiser there is the parent of a child who goes to my son’s new school. By all accounts, some very cool events are held there.

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And if private islands are your thing, here are a few more available for hire: http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/22/7-beautiful-private-islands-you-could-rent-off-the-british-coast-right-now-6022842/

Great selection. Thanks for sharing. I can’t really think of anything more exclusive than an event on a private island, can you? I’m still holding out for an invitation to Necker…one day :relieved:

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Loving these new ‘mood rooms’ at the NH Hotel Madrid. An iPad asks you, “what are you in the mood for?” and then it sets the lighting, music, curtains and air conditioning/heating. They’ve been developed in partnership with Philips and are designed to adapt to guests’ emotions. Do you think we’ll see more of this in event design?

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I have been to a large 1 day musical festival at Carreg Cennen castle in south Wales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww0I_PVcz5I

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