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Five Conference Venues With Outside Space

It's conference day. The lights are up, the seats are hot, the suit is sticky. Hours of engaging talks, slick presentations and crucial networking lie ahead, and the last thing you want is for your guests to feel hot and bothered.

What your conference venue needs is outdoor space. Luckily, there are plenty of hot spots in London that offer both stylish interiors and stunning (and much welcome) outside space. Here are 5 of our favourites!

1. BMA House

Located in the heart of London, BMA House offers a rich tapestry of history and hospitality. The Courtyard, with its impressive central fountain and wrought iron gates, provides a picturesque setting for outdoor receptions or photo sessions to complement the impeccable standard of facilities inside.

What's even better in our books is the venue's commitment to sustainability: with a Green Tourism Gold accreditation, which promises an event experience that's both luxurious and eco-friendly!

Location: Euston

Capacity: 300 theatre

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BMA House
BMA House
BMA House

2. 41 Portland Place

41 Portland Place, with its classic Georgian design, offers a blend of modern amenities and historical charm, but its pièce de résistance is its rooftop terrace, which provides a serene oasis for networking breaks or post-conference receptions. Inside, the Council Chamber and Directors Room are equipped with state-of-the-art AV facilities, ensuring a seamless conference experience.

Location: Regent's Park

Capacity: 70 theatre

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41 Portland Place
41 Portland Place
41 Portland Place

3. Stationers' Hall and Garden

Nestled in the heart of London, Stationers' Hall and Garden is a timeless Grade I-listed building, with intricate wood paneling and stained glass windows, that provides a backdrop that is both majestic and inspiring. The venue's versatile rooms, from the grand Livery Hall to the intimate Stock Room, are equipped with modern conference facilities, ensuring that every event is executed to perfection.

Best of all, it boasts a beautiful outdoor space to allow delegates to rejuvenate and network in a tranquil setting.

Location: St Paul's

Capacity: 200 theatre

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Stationers Hall and Gardens
Stationers Hall and Garden
Stationers Hall and Garden

4. The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, with its blend of historical charm and modern facilities, is a fantastic choice for striking conferences, with the added benefit of outdoor space! The Great Hall Terrace and the North Lawn are perfect for outdoor buffet lunches or post-conference drinks receptions, while the Great Hall and Old Hall are stunning spaces for panel sessions.

Between its historical grandeur and green spaces, Lincoln's Inn combines the tranquility of an open-air park with the convenience of its central London location - a match made in heaven!

Location: Holborn

Capacity: 300 theatre

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Great Hall
North Lawns
Left: Great Hall; Right: North Lawns at Lincoln's Inn

5. No.11 Cavendish Square

Situated in the heart of London's West End, No.11 Cavendish Square boasts a series of versatile spaces that cater to a myriad of events, with equally-impressive indoor and outdoor space.

The jewel in its crown is the tranquil Orangery and Courtyard, a glass-ceilinged space which opens onto a spacious courtyard garden. This outdoor oasis provides the perfect setting for alfresco networking or post-conference cocktails, seamlessly blending the indoor space into the open-air courtyard.

Location: Oxford Circus

Capacity: 280 theatre

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Burdett Suite
Orangery and Courtyard
Left: Burdett Suite; Right: Orangery and Courtyard at No.11 Cavendish Square

With this selection of top conference venues with outside space in London, you'll be set for keeping your delegates cool, collected, and engaged - phew!

These are hot spots for conferences, though, so book your event quickly to beat the heat! Haven't found the perfect spot yet? Browse our other favourite conference venues now or submit your brief to our event expects below!


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Jessamy channels her passion for sustainability and cultural events into shining a spotlight on innovation and inspiration in the events world, and heading up Hire Space's sustainability committee.

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