Whether you’re hosting a large conference, awards ceremony or exhibition, you want it to stand out from the crowd. Luckily, we’ve found the show-stopping venue that’s guaranteed to make sure your event stays in your delegates’ minds for many, many years to come.
It’s big, it’s bold, it’s brilliant… it’s OVO Arena Wembley! This venue will truly let your imagination run wild, with an insanely flexible space, a star-studded history and a proven track record when it comes to entertainment. Here’s why you’re sure to love it as much as we do.
Let Your Imagination Run Wild
First things first, OVO Arena Wembley is insanely versatile. The Arena itself provides a huge, uninterrupted floor space that offers endless possibilities. Throw a massive conference for up to 3,000 delegates in a theatre-style layout; invite up to 1,400 guests for a glitzy awards ceremony in a banquet setup; let countless more mill around for a standout exhibition … the sky’s the limit!
Equally, don’t let the size scare you as this flexible space can also be made more intimate. Thanks to its in-house draping system, it transforms easily into the perfect blank canvas space for more intimate conferences.
Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the venue’s other spaces yet! The Heineken Lounge can be hired alone for smaller conferences of up to 200, but it also has awesome breakout space potential when hired alongside the main Arena. Meanwhile, the atmospheric Heroes Lounge is the ideal VIP area for up to 80, thanks to its low-level lighting and comfy lounge furniture.
Either way, the venue’s dedicated team of experts have all the knowledge and skills you need to help turn your wildest dreams into reality!
A Master of Entertainment
OVO Arena Wembley is the second largest arena in London and is no stranger to entertaining large crowds. It’s been at the forefront of the music and live entertainment world for 80 years!
That’s right, this renowned venue has played host to some of the biggest names in music and comedy – from ABBA to Queen; The Beatles to Madonna; Stevie Wonder to The Rolling Stones; Tina Turner to David Bowie. We could go on and on. It’s even hosted the X Factor Finals!
Now picture your delegates sipping champagne, delivering keynote speeches or receiving awards in the exact same spot as these stars of the stage and screen have stood in. Yep, this is a red-carpet-worthy venue that’s fit for royalty. And we really mean it – Prince himself played 35 concerts here between 1986 and 1998!
There’s no denying that OVO Arena Wembley has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in entertainment. And now your corporate event will reap the benefits (as well as the glitz and glamour!).
A Gold-Medal History
We’ve already talked about its musical prowess, but did you know that this iconic building used to be a swimming pool?! And not just any old pool at that!
The ‘Empire Pool,’ as it used to be called, was opened way back in 1934 by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (there’s some real royal credentials for you!). It featured a removable deck for ice skating and was used as a great British sporting venue.
Most notably, it saw the 1948 Olympics, the Wembley Professional Tennis Championships and even indoor cycling competitions. Nowadays, its sporting history is kept alive and kicking with everything from cage fighting to darts. So, it’s sure to impress the sporting fans on your guestlist as well as the music nuts!
Awarded Grade II Listed status in 1976 – just a couple of years before it was renamed Wembley Arena – this venue is steeped in significance. Which means there’s no place better to host a corporate event to go down in history!
Connection, Connection, Connection
Wherever your delegates are coming from, OVO Arena Wembley is sure to be within easy reach. In fact, it’s London’s best-connected arena, with travel links like no other venue in the South of England!
Just a short walk from Wembley Park and Wembley Stadium stations, it benefits from being on the Metropolitan and Jubilee underground lines – as well as being just one stop from London Marylebone on Chiltern Railways. And that’s not to mention all the bus links you can choose from.
With Wembley Stadium right next door, this is an area of London that really is set up to be able to accommodate large events. So, crowd management is sure to be a breeze, no matter how massive your conference or exhibition. Plus, there’s no shortage of shops, cafes and restaurants for those delegates looking to make a day of it.
As you can see, OVO Arena Wembley is sure to be right up your street – whether you’re planning a conference, awards ceremony or exhibition, large or small. So, what are you waiting for?
If you’re ready to see your event appear alongside the likes of Madonna and The Beatles in the OVO Arena Wembley hall of fame, simply enquire now. Or, if you’re keen to scope out some other venues first, feel free to browse our selection of other great venues for corporate entertainment in London. We can’t wait to see your ideas brought to life!
With a love of interior design, Imogen’s writing experience has taken her from the mansions of the rich and famous to the capital’s most unique events spaces on Hire Space.