If you are planning an awards dinner or luncheon in London or need a venue for an award presentation then this selection of amazing London venues for events and may have the perfect location for your next awards event. There are various ways to host an awards presentation, with the most popular option being an evening banquet with the awards presentation taking place during or after the meal, with a drinks reception beforehand and occasionally dancing afterwards.
However, many event planners are exploring ways of hosting awards presentations without the need for such large capacity venues to host seated events and standing awards presentations with canapés and bowl food menus are becoming quite popular, allowing more budget to be spent on content. If you are looking for awards dinner venues or awards luncheon spaces in a specific London location then you can search our London venues map here!
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Don’t forget that the staging and production of your awards presentation can take up quite a bit of space. Think about the type of stage set you want to have and the size required before you book your venue.
Many Awards presentations will feature a screen that is projected onto. Front projection simply means that the projector is in front of the screen, whilst back projection is behind. Back Projection will usually look nicer but take up more space. However, front projection can help you squeeze in a few extra tables if the need arises.
Many London venues and halls will be equipped with some audio visual equipment. This can be useful and reduce costs but remember to ask exactly what is included. When visiting an awards dinner venue, you may see kit let from a previous event, or images of stage sets that have supplemented AV equipment, so be sure to ask exactly what you get.
It can be tempting to pack your venue with as many guests as humanly possible, however the venues maximum capacity is rarely the recommended capacity, so find a venue that can hold more than your expected numbers, so that guests are not squashed together.
Many awards presentations, dinners and luncheons are annual events, or at least repeat at some point. Many of our clients will return to the same venue again and again, both because the service is great and also because it is just much easier to repeat an event. Therefore it is good to plan ahead and choose a venue that your event can grow into, so that you have the option to return if you so desire, even if your awards presentation becomes more and more popular.
When planning an awards dinner it is important to consider the different spaces that are required for your event progress and whether you require a separate area for reception drinks, or perhaps a space for dancing after the awards presentation. When searching for awards dinner venues You may notice that many venues have a maximum seated capacity, yet it is important to remember that extra space is required to you later In the staging and audiovisual equipment that you need.
Another thing to consider when searching for awards dinner venue in London is whether they will have space for your event to grow in following years. You may decide that you want a different venue all for your awards dinner every year, although many of my clients like to return to the same or every year.
Our team have helped hundreds of event planners find the perfect venue for their awards dinner and can tell you about unusual awards dinner halls, contemporary venues for presentations, or historic halls that can make your event truly memorable, whilst still having the technology in-house for a smooth event. So use one of the forms on this page to tell us about your event goals and vision and we will help you turn it into reality!