If you are looking to take more control over your events then a dry hire venue in London may be a good choice, providing that you ensure that it will fit your brief. When it comes to venues & events, dry hire simply means hiring a venue as an empty shell, without certain elements such as catering, furniture, A/V equipment and so on included. Some dry hire venues will allow event planners to use most decent suppliers and others will have an approved list to choose from.
When it comes to dry hire venues in London, items that are included can vary from venue to venue. As such it is always very important to make sure that you are completely clear about what is included and what you will be required to bring in. Event planners who search for dry hire venues will usually have a good idea of what they are doing and the suppliers that they wish to use. One of the main reasons to choose a dry hire a hall rather than a venue with everything included is to use your own specific suppliers, whether that is a wedding caterer that your family has used to generations, or an A/V supplier that your company uses at every event and trusts.
It is always a good idea to take a step back and decide whether a dry hire venue is right for you, as it usually involves quite a bit more work and the responsibility of the suppliers falls on you rather than the venue that recommends them. If you do go down the dry hire route then it is always a good idea to make sure that your suppliers are familiar with the venue and have been in to see the space and check out the access routes, as well as the equipment that is on site. If you are planning a private event or have not planned many events using dry hire venues before then we would recommend getting in touch with us using the contact form on this page. Our team can give you some advice and for certain event briefs can offer free venue finding support.
Whether you are planning a large private party or are looking for unique ways to surprise your clients and guests, it is always a good idea to get in touch with our team event planners who will be able to help you find the perfect awards venue to fit your brief.