If you’re looking for a venue or event space that’s a little off-beat but guaranteed to charm guests, we have a great selection. London is vast and you might think that to find outdoor event spaces for hire could be a tricky task. Think again! We present our top five outdoor venues for hire in London which could be the ideal solution.
The Natural History Museum
A truly iconic venue breathing history and superlative architecture into events and conferences. The stunning venue benefits from a courtyard too. This outdoor venue space in London is perfect for formal or informal events. The space here lends itself beautifully to corporate events and weddings.
The Natural History Museum’s spectacular architecture and unbeatable collections make for outstanding backdrops.
You can choose the recently renovated main hall of the museum, Hintze Hall, with a capacity of 1,200 people. Or opt for Earth Hall, the Darwin Centre and the Flett Events Theatre. And of course, the outside space of the Courtyard can be utilised.
An additional five other function rooms are available. Capacities range from 150 to 400 guests. Thoughtfully designed delegate packages are available to help you get the most for your meeting. For outdoor events and evening events including award ceremonies, company milestones, receptions and charity balls, the Museum’s large and private courtyard really takes some beating.
De Vere Devonport House
At the bottom of Greenwich Park, amongst several historic buildings that form the Royal Naval College, you’ll find the De Vere Devonport House. Rich in maritime history, this age-old and charming Georgian property is typical of the era; a red-brick building with tall white pillars, bold lines and symmetrical structure.
Known today as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the venue offers not just hotel space but also its beautiful gardens for meetings, weddings and other events. In fact, there’s a huge choice of 23 event spaces for meetings, training days and conferences. Organisers and delegates will love the venue for its welcoming staff, flexible packages and great facilities.
It enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the great venues with outdoor space in London. Beautiful outdoor spaces and gardens can host team-building events, picnics, barbeques, drinks receptions, art exhibitions, ticketed events, 18th birthday parties and much more. It is 4000 sqm in area and is proud to have as its backdrop the very impressive National Maritime Museum, the University of Greenwich, the Queen’s House, and the massive grounds of the Royal Greenwich Park. This area is self-contained, is WiFi enabled and has provision for catering.
Getting to Greenwich
Greenwich is well connected by train via Docklands Light Railway so getting to and from the venue is convenient. The London Underground Jubilee line operates through North Greenwich tube station. Bus routes and riverboat services also run making making the venue a popular choice . Many activities can be organised on the lawns. Falconry, archery, activities with open flames and motorised games can be arranged. The lawns are open for hire from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
Apart from the exclusive lawns, there’s another outdoor venue here available on hire. The Courtyard is large, peaceful and bang in the middle of the estate. It’s perfect for drinks receptions and barbeques for up to 75 people.
Roehampton Venues – Elm Grove Conference Centre
On the border of Richmond Park, south of Hammersmith Bridge and close to London Waterloo, you’ll find a range of meeting venues and conference rooms in a range of historic places and modern buildings.
Of them, Elm Grove Conference Centre offers an excellent solution for events. It has two floors of meeting spaces. The Oak Suite has three presentation rooms with 98” plasma screens, touchscreen controls and all the required mod cons for meetings. This room is flanked by two boardrooms suitable for up to ten delegates.
Above it is the Lime Tree Suite. This gives a panoramic view of London, besides being an excellent space for networking, displays and exhibitions. If you have overnight guests, a maximum of 30 bedrooms are available within the conference centre.
There is a choice of two outdoor garden venues for hire. Available for weekend events as well summer time gatherings, the spaces are ideal for parties and dinners.
Pick the beautiful Georgian villa, with its original period character and majestic Portrait Room. Here, the Terrace Room, with its huge French windows open to the scenic gardens and magnificent lake view. It’s the ideal spot for drinks before dinner. Around the lake, you can also host intimate summer parties, or corporate icebreakers and team-building events.
Alternatively, Parkstead House is an 18th century villa which has a mix of ultramodern lecture rooms and conventional meeting rooms for 300 delegates. It also has extensive grounds that work well for team-building days and for those extra special getaways.
Hendon Golf Club
If there a better place to cultivate important business relations than on a superbly manicured golf course? And that’s just what Hendon Golf Club has to offer. It’s an ideal venue to host a golf day, party, business meeting or a corporate dinner. You can even use the marvellous function rooms to entertain long-standing clients or reward outstanding employees. You name it, this golf club will dress correctly for your occasion!
Hendon’s traditional setting paints the perfect backdrop for seminars, training sessions and conferences welcoming up to for a maximum of 140 guests in the club’s lounge. The veranda that overlooks the spectacular golf course is a great outdoor space. It’s a visionary feast for the eyes which will inspire delegates.
For intimate gatherings, select the Centenary Room that seats up to 35 guests. For a meeting for up to eight people, the Small Meeting Room is perfect and very affordable because it can be hired on an hourly or a daily basis. All the meeting rooms offer WiFi and audio-visual equipment.
The dining room also doubles up as conference space or a meeting room for 120 people. With audio-visual equipment, flip charts and whiteboards, its makes for excellent presentation space.
Coordinate the day to allow delegates to play a round of golf! The venue enjoys a great reputation as one of London’s premium outdoor event venues so is perfect for hosting corporate gatherings which include a round of golf. The event facilities available also make a great backdrop for anniversaries, receptions and charity events.
Apart from the golf course, this event venue is particularly attractive because of its superb location. Very near the M1, M25 and A1, Hendon Golf Club is just an eight mile drive from Central London.
Gilwell Park is in the heart of Epping Forest and is the home of the Scout movement. It has expanded its appeal and is now a landmark venue for private and corporate events.
This Georgian country house has lots of room for training sessions, workshops and meetings. And, if you want to be in the outdoors, there’s ample space. The acres and acres of woodland make the venue ideal for team-building activities and ice-breaker sessions. Energising, encouraging and inspiring staff or simply thanking them for their efforts will be remembered with an event at Gilwell Park.
Gilwell Park has also played host to children’s parties and milestone birthday parties, anniversaries and friends’ reunions. With the on-site team organising a range of catering options and plenty of parking available, Gilwell is a great place with a rich heritage.