Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning festivities with slightly warmer weather in mind.
A variety of unique locations across London provide both indoor and outdoor options for springtime gatherings, including guided tours, beautiful exhibitions and lush gardens.
In order to make the most of these exceptional private event opportunities, book now with the following six stunning venues:
The Wallace Collection is offering a complimentary private viewing of a Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) exhibition—in partnership with VISITFLANDERS—alongside courtyard receptions held between May and July 2020. You can host your standing reception for up to 300 in the venue’s former sculpture garden under a beautiful glazed roof, and enjoy an evening filled with culture and elegance.
Rubens’ two great masterpieces of landscape painting, The Rainbow Landscape (The Wallace Collection) and A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning (The National Gallery), will be reunited for the first time in over two hundred years at the Wallace Collection. These sweeping panoramic works pay homage to the great Flemish tradition of landscape painting. The exhibition will offer new insights into how they were developed, together with a newly commissioned documentary exploring Rubens’ work.
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The award-winning Lord’s Cricket Ground in London offers the option of three stunning outdoor venues that are perfect for spring and summer events. A selection of party packages and menus are available, including catering for drinks receptions with canapes or bowl food.
The charming Harris Garden is a tranquil oasis in the heart of London, ideal for garden parties for up to 200 people. Offering stunning views of the ground, the Pavilion Roof Terrace is a beautiful and airy space for up to 250 people. The Centurions Roof Terrace is also an option—it accommodates 350 people and overlooks the picturesque Pavilion with a cricketing feel thanks to its marquee inspired roof.
The days are getting longer, and the darkness is on its way out. The Walkways at Tower Bridge provide the perfect setting for your guests to enjoy the most beautiful transformation of the London Skyline as the sun sets and the city changes to a sea of bright lights.
Tower Bridge’s Event Management Partner, Seasoned Events, has created a mouth-watering menu for this Spring, combining locally sourced, high quality seasonal ingredients and a super-talented and knowledgeable team. With a team of expert suppliers to assist with the finishing touches, an event at Tower Bridge is sure to be a memorable experience that guests will talk about for years to come.
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When spring finally arrives, there is nowhere quite like Dulwich Picture Gallery to hold your event. Set away from Central London and surrounded by expansive gardens, the Gallery offers a respite from the busy city. The Gallery gardens provide a beautiful location for an outdoor drinks and canapé reception for up to 400 guests. Inside the Gallery, spring continues to bloom in the form of the venue’s artworks. Elizabeth and Mary Linley by Thomas Gainsborough depicts the sisters resting on a bed of flowers, and A View from Walton Bridge by Canaletto perfectly captures shifting spring weather, with sunshine bursting through the dark clouds. Enchant your guests with a seated dinner of up to 120 in the Gallery, magnificent in rain or shine.
A tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling city, the Museum of London is the perfect venue for escaping the office and celebrating spring. The garden space that can accommodate up to 200 guests is ideal for a standing drinks reception or BBQ at any time of day, while the indoor gallery spaces, including the London Ellipse Hall and People’s City Gallery, provide cover from pesky April showers.
As well as world-class events spaces, the Museum of London has specially curated party packages, taking the stress out of planning your mid-year celebrations, providing bespoke entertainment and catering to make your event planning effortless. Access to the exhibitions can also be added to your package, including the new 2020 The Clash: London Calling exhibition, running until 19th April.
The Science Museum will be launching its first ever outdoor event space in the next few months, located in the Courtyard of the newly opened Smith Centre. The newly refurbished Smith Centre will present four rooms of varying size, as well as feature an open-plan courtyard where guests can relax and enjoy the warm weather—perfect during spring.
The Smith Centre can accommodate up to 200 guests for a standing drinks reception and evening hire includes access to The Salon, The Boardroom, One Meeting Room and the Courtyard. The versatile space is also enhanced with a range of hand-picked historical objects from the Science Museum collection, including a replica pressure suit from the last mission to the Moon. Clients can further enhance their event by hiring one of the Science Museum’s galleries or its events-dedicated space Illuminate, in conjunction with the Smith Centre.