Top 20 Event Venues in the UK

Table Art’s Top 20 Event Venues in the UK

The best of the best, Table Art have put together the Top 20 Event Venues in the British Isles:

 

Firstly, we know it can be a daunting task choosing a venue when organising an event.  That is to say, the choice is a linchpin to any event. The venue is of the upmost importance. Above all, setting the tone for the overall event but vitally, delivering your client’s needs. Everything needs to be considered, from the facilities on offer to the room capacity.  Moreover, no stone can be left unturned when searching out the ideal venue.

 

Here at Table Art, we have the advantage of having worked at a wide spectrum of venues. From Country Manors to Skyscrapers, the team have seen it all. Subsequently, that is why we think this article will be helpful for those event planners looking for the perfect venue. The team here have the inside track and have put together a list of the Top 20 Event Venues here in the UK.

 

Top 20 Event Venues

1. The Brewery Venue, London:

 

The Brewery Venue provides a versatile yet historic setting for the perfect corporate event…

 

Psst… Let me tell you a secret. The Events team at the Brewery are the masterminds that brought to life the Dream Circus event concept. Back in 2015, they delivered a spectacular Christmas Party Package with the Dream Circus theme. Creative Director, Simon Lockwood’s is always striving for the next big thing in events and without fail, delivers it time and time again for the Christmas Parties. So it is no wonder they feature so highly in our Top 20 Event Venues.

 

To sum up, this venue is for those looking to step away from the ordinary. The Brewery Venue London is a distinctive venue that blends its unique heritage with premium facilities and an ideal location. If you are looking to get creative, This venue is the perfect choice.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity | Porter Tun1000
Maximum Dining Capacity | Sugar Rooms 300

 

Top 20 Event Venues

2.  JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

 

With its superlative location, Grosvenor House A JW Marriott Hotel greets guests with five-star service. In short, event planners find this venue irresistible with its unparalleled meeting spaces, decadent Ballroom and Park Room.

 

The popularity of this venue is inarguable. Therefore, a must see for any budding event planner, this is the crème de la crème of  the Top 20 Event Venues. The team here at Table Art are veterans when it comes to decorating the Great Hall of the Grosvenor. For example, having worked here multiple times, Table Art know how wonderfully versatile their event spaces can be.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity2000
Number of Bedrooms420

 

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3.  The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

 

From hosting the Obama’s to the Ryder Cup, the Celtic Manor Resort is a five-star luxury facility that truly delivers. With beautifully decorated suites, this hotel instils a sense of decadence to any event.

 

Secondly, we have had the honour of working at the Caernarfon Suite many times over the years and it is always a fabulous affair. Firstly, the room is decorated immaculately, with celtic knots carved into the ceiling and the ornate carpet- every detail has been carefully considered.  Above all, the staff here are always an absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing is ever too much trouble. It is no wonder that when it comes to crew allocation, there is always a que of guys looking to sign up for a Celtic Manor event. 

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity950
Number of Bedrooms400

 

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4.  Hilton Birmingham Metropole

 

Ideally placed next to the NEC, Hilton Birmingham Metropole offers limitless service for your corporate function. With luxury suites and versatile dining halls, this hotel offers the best of both worlds.

 

With our head offices here in Leamington Spa, it’s a short trip up the M42 and we arrive at the welcoming suites of the Metropole. As a result, This venue is a home away from home for the team. The event management staff here are the best around, handling the chaos of the usual event set ups like consummate professionals. In the same vein, no matter how tight the turnaround, the Metropole delivers the event to perfection.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity1440
Number of Bedrooms790

 

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5.  Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire

 

As guests drive up the beautifully manicured road leading up to Heythrop Crown Plaza, anticipation will be bubbling under and set to burst when they step on site. In addition, with a selection of event suites supported by luxury accommodation, this venue has it all.

 

With such a versatile collection of event spaces, its no wonder Heythrop features on our Top 20 Event Venues list. Highlights have to be a Rio Event, hosted at the height of the 2016 Olympics. The event featured our Christ the Redeemer Statue and a tropical selection of palm trees. Other highlights have included the debut of our Exploding Confetti Balloons back in the early part of 2019. Videos from that event sparked a trend that we still feel the benefit of today.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity800
Maximum Ballroom Capacity400

 

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6.  Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

 

You couldn’t be blessed with more dramatic surroundings than that of the centre hall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. That is to say, playing host to a great many events, this is an exceptional choice of venue.

 

Here in the Head Office, we only ever get the pleasure of receiving the exceptional photographs taken at the Kelvingrove by our Scottish Table Art Team. By all accounts, the venue is a fabulous place to work. Secondly, because the space is such a fabulous backdrop to our products but also for the five-star service delivered by the events team on site.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity500
Maximum Reception Capacity1000

 

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7.  Boiler Shop, Newcastle

 

Quirky and distinct, the Boiler Shop Newcastle marries industrial chic with state of the art facilities. Above all, right in the heart of lively Newcastle, keep guests excited with this dynamic event space. Certainly, a great northern powerhouse in our Top 20 Event Venues list. 

 

Above all, an ultra cool venue up in the North East of England. Its a venue that the team look forward to working in. Recently it played host to a Steampunk styled event and the venue shone – with all our styling perfectly designed for the space. In the same vein, the facilities here are arguably some of the best in the country and when choosing this venue for your event, you are guaranteeing a party your guests will never forget.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity450
Live Show Capacity1000

 

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8.  Natural History Museum, London

 

With an irresistible combination of dramatic architecture and distinctive exhibition pieces, the Natural History Museum London is a spectacular choice of venue for corporate and wedding functions alike. With a key exhibit always featured in the Hintze Hall- your event is sure to make an impact.

 

In short, our love of this venue is no secret, we have been singing its praises for years. It’s a venue that has long been held as one of the best in London. So, it is no wonder that it’s such a popular choice for corporate and wedding functions alike.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity | Hintz Hall600
Number of Bedrooms | North Hall250

 

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9.  National Space Centre, Leicester

 

Get ready for take off! The National Space Centre will launch guests into the outer reaches of their imagination. With awe-inspiring surroundings featuring rockets, space themed props and an enormous Planetarium. Above all, this is an unquestionably brilliant venue that was a must for our Top 20 Event Venues list.

 

With the Space Centre just a short trip away from our head offices, it makes for a convenient location. However that isn’t why we love it, although it helps! No, we love it because it offers a dynamic venue with so much on display to keep guests and crew interested. That is to say, who wouldn’t want to a host a gala evening with a rocket overhead and an illuminated set of planets spinning?

 

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Maximum Conference Room Capacity300
Maximum Private Party Capacity200

 

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10.  Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

 

A boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, Prestonfield House is an historic gem with state of the art facilities. With a marquee on the lush grounds, it’s a fantastic choice of venue for a wedding, ideally located but also a unique choice with such gorgeous outdoor surroundings near the city.

 

Always an exciting time when the Table Art Scotland event photos land in the office, a recent event at Prestonfield House is a perfect example of this. The team, agasp to see such a colourful array of Festival Lantern Table Centres at a festival themed wedding. The Table Art Scotland Team are big fans of this venue, finding the event staff on site to be absolute leaders in the field. Hence why it made it to our Top 20 Event Venues compilation. 

 

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Number of Wedding Spaces4
Maximum Dining Capacity500

 

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11.  Fairmont, St Andrews

 

A five star venue, the Fairmont St Andrews is known as the home of golf and offers truly outstanding service to all who visit. Most certainly, our most northern location on the Top 20 Event Venues list. 

 

Table Art Scotland worked here multiple times in any given year, primarily on weddings with the occasional corporate awards show. Vitally, the team are always delighted when a client chooses this venue for their event, knowing that on arrival- the crew are greeting by a welcoming team. Moreover, access is a breeze here and the event spaces always look phenomenal, especially with the addition of Table Art!

 

Star Rating∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗
Maximum Reception Capacity700
Maximum Dining Capacity660

 

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12.  National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

 

Under the great domed ceilings of the National Museum Wales you will find a versatile venue, that offers both decadent surroundings and first-class professional services.

 

With a vibrant events scene, Cardiff has a fabulous selection of venues to choose from. Therefore, the National Museum of Wales is one of the brightest jewels. For example, steeped in immense history with fascinating pieces of art lining the walls. As a result, guests will be mesmerised from the moment they step inside. A venue that doesn’t need overly dressing. Consequently, the simple addition of an LED Table Centre subtly adds to the atmosphere without taking away from the exceptional surroundings.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity300
Caters to WeddingsY

 

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13.  Camden Roundhouse, London

 

A truly distinctive building with its Victorian architecture, this round atrium is instantly recognizable and provides a dramatic backdrop to your event. With a dedicated events team, Camden Roundhouse is a great addition to our Top 20 Event Venues count down.

 

We are sure that it is with no great surprise that you read that most of the events we attend here have a musical motif.  That is to say, primarily the Musical Note, Guitars and the Pixel Tubes are the most popular designs featured here.  In other words, with the venue lending itself so well to performance, often Table Art are brought in to add a pitch perfect table centre to match the artists.

 

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Maximum Seated Capacity1700
Maximum Standing Capacity3300

 

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14.  Crypt Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

 

Crypt Liverpool delivering on atmosphere and service. The gloriously Gothic Crypt Hall underneath the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral offers guests a truly unique event experience.

 

WOW what a venue! A perfect addition to our Top 20 Event Venues list. For those crew that have had the pleasure of working here, they will tell you how glorious it is. As a result, it’s like stepping back intime, the gothic architecture makes sure that the space looks fantastic from every angle. Our centrepieces add to that, illuminating the tables and architecture alike.

 

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Maximum Theatre Capacity300
Catering AvailableY

 

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15.  The Principal Hotel, Manchester

 

Manchester’s Principal Hotel is the ideal place to hold your function, With 17 meeting rooms with state of the art AV available, your every need is catered for.

 

When describing the Principal Hotel, sophisticated and professional comes to mind. A stunning hotel with all the boutique details you would hope for, all backed up by a fabulous team of event professionals that make sure your event is delivered to perfection. Consequently, Table Art adore working here because you can guarantee that the set up and derig will be a breeze. A great venue to feature on our Top 20 Event Venues catalogue. 

 

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Maximum Cabaret Capacity1000
Maximum Theatre Capacity500

 

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16.  Mere Golf Resort, Knutsford

 

A gem on our Top 20 Event Venues inventory. The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is a stunning building with oodles of character. With a gorgeous exterior, the interior delivers too with a wide variety of event spaces.

 

Table Art are becoming masters at dressing the Mere Golf Resort, especially for clients looking to offer a drinks reception/ chill out zone to draw guests in. We can only imagine that the first event booked here, pictured, is what brings us back time and time again to this venue – with clients looking to replicate the success of the first event.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity700
Event Spaces4

 

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17.  St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

 

Event creatives Halo runs these two venues seamlessly, delivering spacious rooms with impeccable service. From Christmas parties to conferences, St Marys Stadium is a venue with a difference! The only stadium to feature on our Top 20 Event Venues list, this is an exceptional choice for an event planner.

 

A trip down south is always a pleasure when you are heading for St Marys Stadium, Southampton. With a great many sports events hosted here, a popular choice of centrepiece is our football range. A great choice to inject some team branding to an event, often a client will choose their team football to be illuminated at the heart of every table.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity | St Mary’s Stadium500
Maximum Dining Capacity | Cruise Terminal2000

 

Top 20 Event Venues

18.  Ricoh Arena, Coventry

 

In the heart of the midlands, you could ask for a more central location for your event than the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. With exceptional exhibit spaces, the venue manages to deliver both intimate functions alongside huge gala dinners.

 

Such vast event spaces call for epic events! Luckily, here at Table Art we have everything needed to decorate large scale events. Holding 100 plus quantity of most designs, we can cater to any size of event. The Ricoh Arena has hosted some of our biggest bookings, from Jaguar Landrover to Boots Pharmacy.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity3600
Number of Bedrooms121

 

Top 20 Event Venues

19.  Winter Gardens, Blackpool

 

Celebrating 140 years of history, the Winter Gardens Blackpool has all the old world charm but with all the state of the art facilities you could expect from an events venue.

 

We worked here first back in 2015 and year on year we return for the same event. Always a thrill to work inside this historic building, the guests and crew are filled with immense excitement as the event begins. A vast selection of event spaces with a big capacity, events here tend to be large affairs but somehow, it maintains a sense of intimacy.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity3000
Maximum Theatre Capacity2813

 

Top 20 Event Venues

20.  Convention Centre, Dublin

 

Right in the heart of Dublin’s historic Docklands, Convention Center Dublin is an ultra-modern conference centre with world class facilities.

 

Our number one venue in Ireland, we find ourselves drawn back to this venue year on year. A popular choice for event planners, it has a distinctly European feel to it – exceptional service and facilities abound.

 

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Maximum Dining Capacity2000
Maximum Cabaret Capacity1330

 

Top 20 Event Venues

 

During this uncertain time, we know the importance of encouraging cooperation in the industry. That’s why we feel it’s a great time to highlight a selection of the best British venues, celebrating the excellent service and experience each location provides. Offering up our Top 20 Event Venues in the UK, we hope you enjoyed reading our brief introduction to these event spaces. 

 

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