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Summer packages and exhibitions

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:45

With the remnants of Christmas still lingering in the air, summer may be the last thing on your mind. However, with so many fantastic exhibitions and event packages on offer across our member venues, it’s never too early to start planning for the warmer months.

We will be exhibiting at the London Summer Event Show ( ) on 23rd and 24th January and we are looking forward to sharing our unique membership with event organisers and bookers from across the UK. Find us at stand B6 where we will have lots of information about activities and packages available from our members, with some offering special offers to those attending the show.  

Below are just some of the activities and packages available this summer:


(10-11) Carlton House Terrace

Celebrate Summer at (10-11) Carlton House Terrace with Searcys

Choose from our packages starting from £80 + VAT per person or contact our catering events planner to create your own bespoke package

*Minimum numbers of 100 apply

All catering prices are exclusive of VAT

Venue hire is VAT exempt

A choice of setting for your event:

Al fresco dining

Enjoy the great British outdoors with use of the Carlton House Terrace Gardens, your very own piece of private paradise in the centre of London.

Bring summer inside

A choice of setting for your event Catering and venue hire packages. We've got 11 beautiful rooms available for your next summer soiree. Choose from the stunning Wolfson Room, with views of St James's Park, or opt for the grand Music and Council Rooms, overlooking the Gardens.

Catering and venue hire packages


from £80 per person*

3 hours of wines, beers and soft drinks

5 canapes per person

Cash/Account bar facilities

Dedicated event planner


from £100 per person*

Summer cocktail on arrival

3 hours of wines, beers and soft drinks

Themed buffet (French, English, American or Middle Eastern)

Cash/Account bar facilities

Dedicated event planner

For more information, click here.


Garden Museum

Situated moments from the River Thames and a short walk from Vauxhall underground station, the Garden Museum is housed in the deconsecrated church of St Mary’s-at-Lambeth. The Museum has been restored to house seven brand new galleries and two stunning garden spaces designed by Chelsea Flower Show garden designers, Christopher Bradley-Hole and Dan Pearson. As Britain’s only museum dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Museum provides a completely unique space in the heart of London.

Special Offer for all those attending the London Summer Events Show: - A complimentary curator introduction to the Museum collection and garden during any booked event that comes through this show. Details of how to book will be given at the show.

For more information, click here.


Hampton Court Palace

Orangery & Privy Gardens Reception with Great Hall Summer Banquet

Designed as a private greenhouse for William III, the Orangery opens onto the magnificent Privy Garden. To enhance events it is possible to arrive by boat and enter the Privy Garden through the fabulous Tijou Screens.

Up to 250 guests can have a reception in the Privy Gardens with the option of the elegant Orangery in case of rain. As the summer evening sets in guests can move over to the Great Hall for their summer banquet.  Your summer evening does not have to end with dinner, up to 220 guests can enjoy an after dinner reception and dancing in Henry VIII’s beer cellar the Undercroft. Venue hire starts from £11,500+VAT.

Marquees and summer parties

The 20th Century Garden is the perfect place to have your summer garden party with venue hire from £15000+VAT, including your build day and de-rig day. This secret garden can host up to 350 guests. 

The Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace

This river side venue was built for William III, it is set slightly away from the main palace and is a very ornate venue with a rich sense of majesty and history and can be approached by river boat. Little Banqueting House is ideal for smaller groups of up to 50 for daytime lunch or afternoon tea with treasure trail or a Hampton Court Palace roof top tour. You can also add a marquee to the private walled garden for outside catering and activities. Venue hire starts from £3000+VAT.

The Garden Room at Hampton Court Palace

The Garden Room is set in the beautiful Tiltyard Gardens, a splendid 1920’s Orangery style building with French doors opening onto paved terraces and manicured lawns. This magnificent venue can seat up to 180 guests, with venue hire starting from £3000+VAT Monday-Thursday. Alternatively Monday-Friday we do offer a Daily Delegate Rate of £68+VAT for 70 guests or more. The private Walled Garden is the perfect location for an evening barbecue and team building activities such as falconry and archery.

For more information, click here.


IWM London

We invite you to celebrate the English summer with us at one of London’s most iconic venues, IWM London.


Making use of our brand new outdoor terrace leading off of our grand Atrium; your guests will spend the evening in a setting never previously been used for events, with an outlook over the beautiful park that surrounds the Museum.


With the unpredictability of the English weather, we have thought of it all – should it be a cooler summer evening we have heaters at the ready, and should it be slightly drizzly we have parasols to protect your guests from the elements.

Matching the London skyline setting we have beautifully prepared food by the Peyton Events team whom is spearheaded by creative director Oliver Peyton, better known from the great British menu.


We will be serving of a range of seasonal delicious BBQ inspired food which is cooked on our indoor grill to give the guests that true BBQ taste that we all long for.


Package includes

Venue hire of the terrace from 6.45pm until 9pm

Summer cocktail on arrival

Followed by 2 additional alcoholic drinks (house white/rose wine or bottled beer)

Unlimited soft drinks package

4 canapes and 3 bowls per person

Existing furniture (furniture in brochure is event furniture as per upgrade)

Security and cleaning

In-house uplighters

Staffing and equipment



Min 50 guest - £112 + VAT per person

Min 100 guest - £95.50 + VAT per person

Min 150 guests - £84.50 + VAT per person

Maximum numbers 175 people

For more information, click here.


Lord’s Cricket Ground

Summer Party Packages

The most famous cricket ground in the world, Lord’s is a magical place for summer events. Since its foundation in 1787, its glamour and historic charm are always at their height in the summer months.

We offer a dazzling trio of venues for alfresco parties and receptions – the breathtaking Pavilion Roof Terrace, the striking Mound Stand Terrace and the delightful Harris Garden. Whatever your event, we can promise you an unique and truly inspiring occasion.

Summer BBQ Package - £90 per person

Arrival reception with sparkling wine or Pimms for one hour

Summer BBQ Menu

Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks for three hours

Room Hire (a wet weather option will also be held)

Reception Package - £80 per person

Arrival reception with sparkling wine or Pimms for one hour

Canape or bowl food menu (8 canapes or 4 bowls per person)

Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks for three hours

Room Hire ( a wet weather option will also be held)


Champagne Reception upgrade – £12 per person

Additional Canapes or bowl food – prices on request

Jazz Trio – prices on request


Harris Garden                  50-200

Pavilion Roof Terrace     100-250

Mound Stand Terrace    100-350

All rates are exclusive of VAT. Minimum numbers apply.

Dress code for the Pavilion Roof Terrace applies.

For more information, click here.


Royal Hospital Chelsea

West London has long been a hub of creativity, the epicentre for style and home to the fashion-forward. In the 1960’s and 70’s the King’s Road dominated the London music scene with mods and rockers, hippies and punks flocking to its boutique shops and happening hang outs.

Sandwiched between the river and bustle of King’s Road, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has provided sanctuary for veterans since its inception more than 300 years ago. Commissioned by King Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren the stunning buildings and grounds are home to ex-servicemen and women, warmly known as the Chelsea Pensioners.

Following recent, extensive improvements to the residential accommodation, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is determined to move with the times and has opened its grounds to a variety of musical acts, forming the Live at Chelsea Concert Series. The first act announced for the 2018 event is one of Britain’s best loved solo artists, James Blunt.

With many more acts to be announced and an array of sumptuous VIP packages on offer there’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful setting of Royal Hospital Chelsea this summer than with an evening of fantastic music.

For more information, click here.


Royal Museums Greenwich

Greenwich Beach

Host a summer party with a difference on your very own exclusive beach in the heart of Maritime Greenwich.

Refreshing cocktails…

fun activities…

sandy beach…

and seaside fare…

…why not slap on the sunscreen, don some shades and hit the beach at Greenwich for that unique summer experience!

For more information, click here.


Southbank Centre

Celebrate summer at Southbank Centre

Make the most of the long evenings and enjoy spectacular views of Southbank Centre's rooftop pavilions.  Delicious food and drinks will be provided by Clement Worrall.

 £88 + VAT per person, including:

venue hire from 5pm - 11pm

unlimited wine, beer & soft drinks

BBQ style buffet menu

Minimum numbers of 150

For more information, click here.


The Design Museum

Next year’s programme reflects many different forms of design. From the importance of graphic design in Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008 – 2018, to an exhibition that will honour a true master of fashion with the highly anticipated Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier. The latter will run from May to October 2018 and is planned to be our blockbuster exhibition of the year.

For more information, click here.


Twickenham Stadium

Summer Packages:

Pitch-side access for 4 hours

Mouth-watering barbecue

Complimentary parking for all guests

From £40 +VAT per person based on a minimum of 100 guests

*A supplement will be applicable for guest numbers below 100 guests.

**Exclusive access of pitch-side, Players Tunnel and England Changing Rooms is also available for an additional cost, subject to availability

For more information, click here.


Westminster Abbey – College Garden

A beautiful hidden green space in the heart of Westminster, College Garden Offers magnificent views of the Abbey and the Victoria Tower; part of the Palace of Westminster. It is an idyllic venue for a garden reception, formal dinner or corporate conference and lunch. The garden has been under continuous cultivation for more than 900 years.

A stylish glass marquee with a decked porch area is provided in June and July. Outside of these months a marquee can be arranged to accommodate your event.


Garden 1000 for a reception

Marquee 500 for a reception

240 for a dinner


Venue timings:

Summer season

08.00 – 16.00

16.30 – 23.00

Inclusive of set-up & derig

August through to May, capacity and timings available upon request.

We will offer a 15% discount on College Garden hire for any enquiries generated at the Summer Events Show and confirmed before the end of April 2018.

The Abbey’s Summer marquee Season runs from 12th June – 20th July 2018

College Garden evening hire fee, including 15% discount:

£9,350 + VAT from 4:30pm-11pm (inclusive of setup and de-rig)

College Garden daytime hire fee, including 15% discount:

£5,100 + VAT from 8am- 4pm (inclusive of setup and de-rig)

For more information, click here.