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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - The Insurance Hall
    The Insurance Hall300 People

    An impressive room by any standards. Spacious with plenty of natural daylight and full of impressive, iconic period features of oak panelling and magnificent stained-glass windows, detailing a history of insurance companies from the past. The Great Hall offers an excellent space for corporate dinners and lunches. It is fully equipped with an automated blackout system, lobby reception area, adjustable lighting, 13ft front projection screen and features a fixed stage and minstrel gallery.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - One Moorgate Place
    Moorgate PlaceOne Moorgate Place400 People

    The Great Hall at One Moorgate Place is the largest event space and being a blank canvas it can be transformed by theming and effective event production; all of which can be provided by the One Moorgate Place Events Team. Being a large, adaptable space, there is a lot of scope for the room to cater for a huge range of events from exhibitions and conferencing to photo shoots and Christmas parties. Being adjoined to the Main Reception Room, the two rooms work together to provide a breakout space for catering or entertainment.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - Lord's Cricket Ground
    Regent's ParkLord's Cricket Ground300 People

    The Long Room is a world-famous sight at Lord’s – international cricket players pass through it on their way onto and off the field of play. A magnificent backdrop for elegant Christmas parties and private dining, it has high, ornate ceilings and is fronted by glass. The adjoining Long Room Bar can also be used as a characterful drinks reception area.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - BMA House
    BloomsburyBMA House320 People

    The Great Hall is an imposing room at 28ft high and 115ft long. Located in the centre of BMA House on the first floor, it has views from a balcony over the main Courtyard. The room provides a versatile location in which to host cocktail parties, dinners & exhibitions and is licensed for wedding ceremonies.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - East Wintergarden
    Canary Wharf East Wintergarden 1000 People

    From awards dinners and live conferences to product launches and exhibitions - East Wintergarden is a uniquely flexible space, known for it's stunning architecture and expansive interiors, which lends itself perfectly for all kinds of events. All spaces are flooded with natural daylight and each can be tailored to your specific requirements, come complete with contemporary furniture, a range of catering options and wide range of technical production. With 1,000 person standing capacity, and upto 600 guests seated, the Main Hall is our largest space, ideal for events with large guest numbers.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - Brewers Hall
    City of LondonBrewers Hall120 People

    Brewers' Hall is a multi-purpose events venue and is available on an exclusive hire basis. Our spaces have conferencing and meeting facilities for up to 90 theatre style in The Hall. The Court Room and Committee Room can host 18 or 8 people boardroom style respectively. Luncheons and dinners can be hosted in The Hall for up to 80 people. The Hall and Court Room can be combined for buffet receptions up to 125 people.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - The Bloomsbury Ballroom
    HolbornThe Bloomsbury Ballroom 550 People

    Flexible event spaces all adorned in Art Deco theming. Ideal for corporate events, award ceremonies, weddings, product launches and live music events.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - The Steel Yard
    CityThe Steel Yard450 People

    Our three Arches combine to create a flexible live event space for 1000 people to move seamlessly around the venue. Arch 1 features a flexible staging solution, extensive lighting, audio and AV fixtures, powerful WIFI and a scalable LED video wall display. Arches 2 & 3 host our main bar and VIP areas which allow for a private entrance if required and our mezzanine floor can be used as a cloakroom or set-up as a professional kitchen for catered events. Our dedicated events and in-house production team will be happy to work with you to bring your event to life.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - Glaziers Hall
    London BridgeGlaziers Hall300 People

    The Banqueting Hall is full of grandeur providing an impressive space for dinners, weddings, social events, receptions and awards ceremonies for up to 250 guests. Hire also includes an adjoining foyer, ideal for registration. The floor to ceiling uplit drapes coupled with the eye capturing led interchangeable colour chandeliers make for an impressive backdrop for your event. Alternatively, the Banqueting Hall can be used in conjunction with the River Room for a dinner dance as well as the London Bridge Arches to give your guests that sense of history associated with the venue.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - No.11 Cavendish Square
    West EndNo.11 Cavendish Square200 People

    The grand and versatile setting is perfect for large-scale dining experiences and banquets. Depending on the event you can remove or build a bespoke stage to suit your evening.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - Frameless
    WestminsterFrameless450 People

    Frameless is an events venue like no other - you have the entire 30,000 square foot venue to immerse your guests in art or customise the content in the main gallery to bring your brand or vision to life! With a capacity of 500 people, Frameless is the most unique and customisable venue in London - from private parties to celebrations with family and friends - speak to our Events Team to see how they can bring your event to life! Exclusive hire of the gallery is limited to a certain number of days per year and we would be happy to discuss this in more detail.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - London Transport Museum
    Covent GardenLondon Transport Museum400 People

    Entering through the impressive World City Walkway, guests are immersed in two floors of London's rich transport history and able to enjoy pre-dinner receptions amongst our collection of red buses, trams and early tube carriages. London Transport Museum have carefully selected six of London's finest caterers who create bespoke menus, flavoursome dishes and stunning service for up to 150 guests. Work in conjunction with our approved suppliers across AV, lighting and entertainment. Allow the teams to create a hassle-free evening for you and a memorable evening in the heart of Covent Garden

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - OVO Arena Wembley
    Wembley StadiumOVO Arena Wembley6000 People

    The possibilities for hosting events at OVO Arena Wembley are endless. The space can accommodate anything from a product launch, to an exhibition or a production heavy fashion show. The arena floor and ceilings have adequate loading limits, along with a mother grid and catwalks for rigging equipment so you can be as creative as you want! Our team of experts are on hand to help you make your ideas become a reality.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

    Opened by Queen Victoria in 1845, the Great Hall, complete with striking fresco, minstrel's gallery and a ceiling of beautifully worked oak, is described as one of the most impressive surviving buildings of its kind in London and provides a spectacular setting for all types of events. Suitable for receptions for up to 450 guests, dinners for up to 250 guests, lectures and ceremonies for up to 300 guests and wedding receptions and dinner dances for up to 200 guests. The adjoining Bench Rooms and an east facing terrace overlooking impressive grounds is perfect for arrival receptions.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - The Engine Rooms
    highgateThe Engine Rooms 160 People

    The V12 room accommodate a variety of events such as private dining, wedding receptions - seated and standing. We can accommodate dining on round tables and long tables for up to 150 people. The room can fit in a dancefloor and DJ for more formal events. The room is filled with sculptures, art on the walls and a viewing gallery that shows off our classic cars. This gives the space that unique edge that makes your event authentic.

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  • Gala Dinner Venues in London - Plaisterers’ Hall
    City of LondonPlaisterers’ Hall550 People

    Plaisterers’ Hall is an elegant City venue that benefits from a prime location in the heart of the action at One London Wall. The neoclassical event space is available for corporate and private events. With state of the art AV plus a full size back projection set and staging for the Great Hall, we offer fully produced meetings, conferences and awards dinners. With an experienced event management team, who will be with you every step of the way, the venue regularly plays host to celebratory dinners and parties, Asian weddings, civil ceremonies, and corporate events.

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What is a gala dinner and why should I host one?

A gala dinner is a formal dinner held to celebrate a special event or raise funds for charity. Gala dinners are usually quite grand affairs, with delicious food and drink, music and dancing, and maybe even a celebrity guest or two. They are usually black tie events, with guests dressing in their finest evening wear.

To make your gala dinner stand out, the first thing to look for is a stunning venue that will impress your guests and leave a fantastic lasting impression. Browse our full range of gala dinner venues in London, or get in touch with one of our team to find out how we can help you.

What should I look for when choosing a gala dinner venue in London?

If you're planning a gala dinner in London, there are a few things you need to bear in mind when searching for your perfect venue.

First of all, you'll need to decide on the type of event you're hosting and what it’s in aid of. Is it an awards ceremony? A charity fundraiser? A formal end of year dinner for your company? The type of event will dictate the kind of venue you'll need to look for; eg a more formal affair will require a different setting to a fun and festive party.

Next, you'll need to think about budget. How much are you willing to spend on the venue hire? Keep in mind that gala dinners can be quite expensive, so it's important to set a realistic budget.

Location is another important consideration. Where in London do you want to hold the event? There are plenty of stunning gala dinner venues all over the city, from opulent ballrooms to stylish restaurants. Don't forget to take into account things like parking, accessibility, and amenities too.

Finally, think about logistics. Will you need a stage for speeches or entertainment? Is there enough space for your guests to mingle and dance? Does the venue have a good sound system? And what kind of atmosphere you want to create? Do you want a relaxed and informal vibe, or a more formal and elegant feel?

Once you’ve thought about these factors, it’s time look for a venue! Once you have found a few options through Hire Space, make sure you discuss with the venues any extras you’ll need throughout the event. For example, you’ll need catering, AV, theming, and furniture at a minimum, so make sure you state exactly what you need and ask how much this will all cost. If you’re going for a dry hire venue, you’ll need to source all this yourself, so it’s worth keeping in mind exactly what you’ll need for the event every step of the planning process so you don’t forget anything important! Check our our guide to dry hire vs wet hire for more guidance on what would work best for your event.

How much does it cost to hire a gala dinner venue in London?

As an example, if you were holding a gala dinner for 100 guests with an awards ceremony, 3 course meal, drinks, AV and branding, the average cost of a gala dinner venue in Central London would be around £15,000. However, this cost will vary hugely depending on the size and location of the venue, as well as other factors such as number of guests, catering, entertainment and theming, so it’s certainly worth doing your research and talking to the venues openly about costs. For more of an idea of how much it would cost to hire a gala dinner venue in London, make sure to contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information!

What are the best gala dinner venues in London?

London is full of fantastic venues for gala dinners, so whatever the style and size of your event, you’re sure to find the perfect one that works for your event objectives and budget.

Below, we’ve listed a few of our favourite London venues that are sure to make your gala dinner pop.

Traditional gala dinner venues

If you’re looking for a traditional, historic venue for your gala dinner, there a plethora of venues in London that fit the bill. We like One Moorgate Place, the Royal Horseguards, Ironmongers’ Hall or Plaisterers’ Hall for unique, historic spaces that add an air of regality to your gala dinner.

Unusual gala dinner venues

If you’re bored of the same old gala dinner venues, allow us to present a few of our favourite, slightly more unusual backdrops. EartH in Hackney will certainly make for a unique option. We also love the National Maritime Museum, Landing 42, or even the London Transport Museum.

Impressive gala dinner venues

If you’re looking to seriously impress with a grand backdrop that will make you feel straight out of the Great Gatsby, a couple of our favourites include East Wintergarden, the National Gallery, or the Long Room at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Outdoor gala dinner venues

If it’s nice and warm outside and you’d love to take your dinner alfresco, there are plenty of options in London that can help. We love the Hurlingham Club, the HAC or Queen’s House for a magnificent quintessentially British setting.

Top tips to make your gala dinner stand out

There are a few key ways to make your gala dinner truly memorable.

Food and drink

Due to the high-end nature of these events, your catering should be top notch for a gala dinner. Work with the catering supplier to devise bespoke menus to reflect the style and theme of your event, and make sure to cater to dietary requirements too. Why not even devise some bespoke cocktails that match your theme?

The theme

Speaking of theme, it’s always fun to add a unique twist on your gala dinner. You can keep it simple by introducing a subtle colour scheme, or go all out with a theme that reflects your company’s personality and brand. Some ideas include London, masquerade ball, Moulin Rouge, Oscars, or Old Hollywood glamour theme.


A key part of any gala dinner is adding some great entertainment. Hire a band or DJ to keep your guests entertained throughout the evening, or maybe hire something fun like a magician, photobooth or some fun street food/cocktail stalls dotted throughout the event. Browse our range of event suppliers to find the perfect choice for your event.

Finally, don't forget about the little details.

Make sure you have enough staff on hand to help things run smoothly, including security, cloakroom staff, and enough cleaning staff. Paying attention to these details will ensure that your gala dinner is truly unforgettable for the right reasons So there you have it!

For more guidance on planning a gala dinner, reach out to one of our event experts or browse our range of gala dinner venues in London to get started.

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