Christmas is coming and companies are thinking about private dining venues in London to entertain clients and reward colleagues. Private dining events bring an air of majesty to impress at a gathering therefore choosing the right venue is vital. When nothing but the best will do for potential team members, board members, patrons or shareholders every detail matters! Fortunately, London has a number of dining venues that are not only up to the challenge of providing superlative experiences; they specialise in it. The following five hot spots are the cream of the crop, so you should have absolutely no fear while hosting your private dining experience!
First on the list is the Waldorf Hilton. The reasons why this venue has the top spot is its sheer range in versatility and incomparable level of style inside and out.
Just one look at this staple of comfort should be enough to put a smirk of satisfaction on even the most unflappable of faces! Whether a business or an organisation needs a venue to strike up a milestone deal, or a large family get together to produce the right Christmas party, the Waldorf Hilton has everything you can ask for. Of course, there are hundreds of lavish rooms to accommodate guests overnight, a gym to keep you fit, and an Executive Lounge that makes closing the deal a breeze! No matter if the occasion falls under the category of reception, board meeting, conference, banquet or good-old-fashioned fun, everyone in attendance is sure to show their appreciation one way or another.
Inside the Waldorf Hilton
For your private dining occasion, it’s good to know WIFI is available across all areas at Waldorf Hilton. The famous hotel will work with you to choose the perfect room for the backdrop to your dining experience. Organisers can enjoy picking from different menus, including a banqueting menu. Dietary requirements are of course catered for and nothing is too much trouble.
If you are entertaining clients and they are staying overnight at the Waldorf Hilton, don’t let them miss out on the excellent leisure facilities. Guests can enjoy taking a dip in the pool, popping into a massage room, or just having a break at the bar.
This location comes with equally beautiful and impressive surroundings that beg to be explored! Some of these nearby attractions are the Royal Opera House, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Courts of Justice, Piccadilly and Big Ben.
Sometimes, the wow factor associated with a venue needs to be off the scale! One of the best examples of a hotel to deliver this level of appeal is The Grosvenor.
Of course, this London hotel has super impressive lobbies and meeting areas that invite and entice like other high-end locations. Also worth considering, are the private rooms available for an intimate gathering as they are equally appealing.
The conference rooms at this location are drenched in natural daylight. They are equipped with AV and video conferencing amenities, for those moments when a gathering requires that high-tech touch. Incredibly thoughtful private rooms and versatile conference areas make The Grosvenor a special and memorable hotel. Its location within London adds a good amount of value as well. Very convenient for Victoria Station, The Grosvenor is ideal when you have invited guests from across the UK.
You can also be sure of excellent hospitality and a superb standard of friendliness from the team. The will value taking care of you, your event and your guests. The executive head chef will work with you to create the perfect private dining menu. You should work on a budget of at least £75 per head for a 3-course meal with wine.
The Grosvenor can confidently cater for up to 120 guests. If you’re looking for something different to the usual Christmas office party, a private dining experience here would certainly be enjoyed. And remembered long into the New Year!
Hendon Hall Hotel
Every once in a while, less is more when it comes to style! And, when it happens without a compromise in quality we like to call that a win-win scenario! The Hendon Hall Hotel makes it on to our list of top 5 private dining venues for creating a simply charming backdrop.
The look of this venue from the outside conjures up memories of university or a private school. Inside, Hendon Hall Hotel is just as fitting. For starters, the rooms are stylish yet do not shout for attention. They have everything you need for a comfortable and high-end stay without going over the top in their size or floor plan.
The same is true for the rest of the hotel too. Conference and dining areas are an appropriate size to accommodate parties without the need for people to shout across the room! Exchanging a simple thought or feeling with guests or delegates over a beautifully prepared dinner or afternoon tea is achieved without shouting across the table! Conversation is the focus here and where drinks and discussion can happen in a civil manner. Naturally, the borough of Barnet complements this quiet charm perfectly. Is it time to get away from all the razzle dazzle of a more centrally located London venue for private dining?
De Vere Devonport House
Another venue that falls perfectly in line with the concept that less can be more is the De Vere Devonport House. From the outside, it has the look of a hallowed hall belonging to a long-standing institution. In fact, there is quite a bit of history behind the De Vere Devonport House.
This all becomes apparent from the gardens that surround the red-brick building. Located in Greenwich Park, the building was originally a school for Greenwich Hospital. It then took its place as part of the Royal Naval College. Examples of maritime history are everywhere. In the garden lays the resting place of Admiral Lord Nelson’s flag captain. Just a few minutes walk away is where the famous Cutty Sark is homed. So the Devonport prides itself on being something of a historical figure.
Conference halls can be arranged for theatre style events and other rooms layouts. Classroom, boardroom, horseshoe, hollow square and u-shape style can all be arranged. The Greenwich based hotel delivers everything today’s event organisers could wish for. WiFi is available throughout the grounds and in private rooms. Smart technology and in-house support is offered to meeting bookers and event organisers.
The rooms available for hire are different in design and decor. The Churchill Room has a private entrance and oak panelled walls making it feel very exclusive. The Westminster Suite is modern and stylish with clean lines. Dining in a room named after an historical figure such as Nelson and Churchill must surely set your private dining experience off to an excellent start! The old-world charm of this hotel combines beautifully with service and quality.
The London Edition
The London Edition needs little introduction. For a hotel and venue that brings it all together on one place, there is fantastic choice, facilities and services for organisers to appreciate.
It has the grandeur and space to compete with the big boys. But, it also has the humble and classic style of those understated gems you might find outside of the city.
The London Edition brings old-world style totally up-to-date with a modern, cool look. It’s home to a basement nightclub too! The innovative style and imaginative amenities keep The London Edition at the forefront of event organisers minds.
Of course, there are also the standard qualities expected that come with this hotel like WiFi, a choice of bars and restaurants plus a gymnasium. At 173 en-suite rooms, the hotel is the perfect size for feeling right at home without worrying about missing out! The London Edition makes traveling and doing business in London so good.
Private dining takes place under the guidance of top chef, the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton. British influences and seasonal produce will form the foundation of a carefully crafted menu. Speciality cocktails in the Lobby and Punch Room, which can only be entered with a prior reservation, will guarantee guests are loving The London Edition!
If you would like more options for private dining experiences, including hotels and venues outside of London, our team can help. Give them a call on 01775 843411 between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Or, drop them an email here.