As awards season gets into full swing, companies are inevitably gearing up to reward the hard work of their employees. And how better to do it than with an awards ceremony that celebrates everyone in style?!

To kick off the festivities, we've curated a list of the top unique venues for an awards ceremony in London, from conservatories to converted warehouses. Check out the very best of the bunch below - thank us later (or, you know, in your acceptance speech - just kidding!).

1. Roundhouse

One of the most "architecturally astounding and unique spaces" in London, Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue in a Grade II* listed former railway engine shed. The Main Space is the perfect backdrop for a whole host of events, including a stunning awards ceremony for up to 850 guests for dining. This venue is a blank canvas for you to make your own and comes with a lighting rig, sound system and staging as needed. Not to mention 3 bars, a private entrance, and excellent transport links - Roundhouse is a surefire winner in our eyes!

Location: Chalk Farm

Capacity: 850 dining

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2. Cutty Sark

Why not push the boat out with a romantic awards ceremony on – or under – a ship? The Cutty Sark's Dry Berth offers a striking view of the historical ship's hull, with a chance to nosey at the museum exhibits away from the crowds. Plus, with a capacity of 260, there's no need to cut the guest list.

Meanwhile, for smaller ceremonies, try the Victorian Clipper's Tween Deck. Seating up to 70 guests, this is a unique dining experience in an intimate setting. Interactive museum displays will stay open all night here too - the perfect icebreakers for your guests!

Location: Greenwich Pier

Capacity: 260 seated guests

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3. London Stadium

The stomping ground of champions, London Stadium played host to the Olympics in 2012, and has since become one of the finest all-event venues in the city. With a range of stunning spaces on offer, as well as the best event tech in the business, awards ceremonies are in safe hands at this prestigious stadium. Kick-off the evening with a drinks reception in The Great Briton And The Academy before moving to the stylishly-lit The Forge for your ceremony, and whoever takes the prizes, your event's sure to have everyone feeling victorious!

Location: Stratford

Capacity: 550 standing

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4. London Transport Museum

An unusual and quirky venue for a ceremony, the London Transport Museum does what it says on the tin, with a fascinating collection of artefacts from the city's history of motoring making up the intriguing backdrop in the Museum Galleries. It's not all rev and no speed, however: immersive exhibitions - including an Elizabeth Line driving experience - are guaranteed to get guests singing the praises of the venue, while bespoke menus are designed to cater to all tastes. All-in-all, this is a destination not to be missed!

Location: Covent Garden

Capacity: 150 dining

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5. The Barbican Centre

Host to some of the top events in the calendar, not to mention countless performances year-round, the Barbican Centre is a legend in the venue world. With two colossal theatres, a cinema, and an indoor tropical garden, this space is a spectacular setting for an awards dinner - particularly surrounded by The Conservatory's fascinating plants, or the grand tiered seating and lights of the Barbican Hall.

Location: Barbican

Capacity: 168 dining; 200 reception

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6. The National Maritime Museum

Housing one of the world's largest collections of seafaring history, the National Maritime Museum is an iconic base for an awards event. Welcome guests with a drink on the South West Lawn and Colonnade, with views stretching in all directions. Then, usher them into the beautiful 'Great Map' hall with its glass roof - the ideal spot to dine beneath the stars, surrounded by some of the museum's most significant items on display.

Location: Greenwich

Capacity: 580 dining; 1,000 reception

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7. Wembley Stadium

Fancy celebrating your high achievers in an iconic backdrop known the world over? Wembley Stadium is home to English football and the prestigious FA Cup, as well as a plethora of entertainment and events that attract over 5 million visitors a year! With 170 versatile event spaces including the Bobby Moore room able to accommodate 1000 attendees, this is one venue that is sure to raise an impressed eyebrow when that event invite comes through!

Location: Wembley

Capacity: 1000 dinner dance

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8. EartH

Looking for a venue purpose-built for show-stopping performances and memorable evenings? Originally designed as a cinema in the 1930s, this stunning art-deco gem EartH exudes Old Hollywood grandeur. Whether you prefer a large, brand new, purpose-built event space on the basement level or a stunning art-deco theatre that will really deliver the wow factor, this venue offers the chance to make your event completely unique to you. In fact, we think that this one-of-a-kind venue offers heaps of red-carpet potential, as well as a bar for the all-important after-party!

Location: Dalston

Capacity: 300 dining

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9. Village Underground

If your ceremony needs an edgy venue that truly sets the scene, look no further than trendy Shoreditch's Village Underground. Ideally located a stone's throw from Shoreditch High Street station, this is a unique Victorian warehouse space boasting exposed brick, authentic railway arches and high ceilings.

The perfect choice to inject a little cool into your corporate ceremony, this blank canvas space offers AV and a lighting rig to suit your requirements, as well as a sound system and full PA capabilities.

Location: Shoreditch

Capacity: 150 dining

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10. Plaisterers Hall

‌If you're after a venue that exudes elegance, Plaisterers' Hall delivers it in spades. Benefitting from a prestigious location in the very heart of the city, it's an impressive postcode for any event, and its ornate plasterwork and furnishings make for a stunning setting for an awards ceremony. With full AV and state-of-the-art staging in the Great Hall (delivered with the support of an experienced event management team) the space is perfect for projecting your team's achievements and giving them a reward for their hard work at the same time!

Location: St Paul's

Capacity: 340 dining

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The results are in! If any of these spaces have taken your fancy, get in touch to enquire about availability today, or browse our other outstanding awards ceremony venues for more options.

 

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