With awards season around the corner, don't miss out on locking in a gold standard venue to celebrate your high achievers - after all, after the past 2 years we all deserve some recognition!

Whether you're after an ornate hall with colossal capacity, or an exclusive lounge to treat your top team members, we've got spectacular settings to roll out the red carpet, whatever the size or style of your event. Check out which venues have made it on to our podium:

1. The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Timeless, elegant, and dazzling with its gold and burgundy furnishings, The Royal Horseguards Hotel is a stunning setting for a gala dinner or awards ceremony. The Gladstone Library, which was once home to over 25,000 books, now plays host to some of the most impressive events in the city, featuring antique chandeliers and more regal ornaments than you can shake a trophy at. Perfect for a stylish ceremony, this venue is a prize in itself!

Location: Embankment

Capacity: 350 reception

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2. The Bloomsbury Ballroom

If you're after a venue with old-Hollywood flair, The Bloomsbury Ballroom makes an outstanding candidate. As the home of the iconic Cabaret Club, this venue is set up for a fabulously fresh take on an awards ceremony, with glitzy 1920s decor spread throughout the ballroom and bar. With a central stage, spectacular lighting, and fantastic acoustics, the award presentation is sure to be a thrilling event - just make sure speeches have a time limit or you might come to regret putting people in the spotlight!

Location: Holborn

Capacity: 570 standing, 270 dining

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3. The Engine Rooms

If you're looking to drive up the excitement around your awards do, new venue on the block, The Engine Rooms, is the place to set your ceremony. Surrounded by sleek, modern decor, and an incredible line-up of vintage cars, this space is positively parked on our podium. Your guests are guaranteed to get a buzz out of the the engines on display, and the catering here should be the final green light you need to go ahead with setting your event here - flags away!

Location: East Finchley

Capacity: 150 dining

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4. Wembley Stadium

Host to some of the most famous competitions in football history, Wembley Stadium is sure to excite fans of sports and fine-dining alike. With a state-of-the-art sound system and private reception area, the grand and impressive Bobby Moore room provides a seriously special setting to recognise the achievements of your team (featuring a view of the statue of the legend himself!). How many people can say they've won an award in the same spot as their heroes?! Time to get suited and booted!

Location: Wembley Park

Capacity: 900 dinner dance

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5. The London Transport Museum

If you're after something quirky and memorable, The London Transport Museum is sure to drive proceedings up a gear. With events taking place in the immersive and entertaining surroundings of the museum's larger-than-life exhibits, there's something to keep everyone engaged. And thanks to the venue's central Covent Garden location, guests can easily jump on a real London bus after they've had their fill of exploring the museum's retired vehicles. Tickets please!

Location: Covent Garden

Capacity: 150 dining

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6. St Mary's Venue

With its vast, arched ceilings and classical architecture, St Mary's Venue is an awe-inspiring spot for a sophisticated ceremony. Boasting a huge floor space with flexible table and seating arrangements, this open venue offers ample room for dining, delivering awards and speeches, and dancing the night away. And with professional AV and in-house lighting to set the mood, guests will have plenty of reason to raise the high roof of this stunning space!

Location: Marylebone

Capacity: 315 dining; 700 theatre

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7. Searcys at The Gherkin

For real high-achievers, why not take proceedings to the next level with a sky-high awards ceremony at Searcys at The Gherkin? This iconic London landmark is best enjoyed from the inside, with panoramic views across the city making it the pinnacle of venues for a dinner reception. Perfect for medium-sized events of up to 140 guests, every attendee is guaranteed to feel like a winner from this vantage point!

Location: City of London

Capacity: 140 dining

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If you've got team achievements to celebrate, make the occasion extra memorable with a ceremony in one of these tip-top spots. From theatrical, BAFTA-beating beauties, to buses that allow you to 'conduct' proceedings with style, we've got incredible spaces lined up for every event.

Haven't found the perfect setting yet? Check out our other podium-ready venues for awards ceremonies here, or get in touch with one of our venue experts today!

 

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