Where would you want to receive your next award for being the best performing sales manager, team leader, or possibly the best supporting customer service team within your company? An iconic monument that represents the historical glamour of the UK, a beach side resort that’s cut off from the mainstream, or a quirky museum whose personality is as magnetic as yours? An extraordinary setting makes an event look extraordinary – this is the thumb rule to remember while searching for your next venue. We’ve put together our top five venues for award ceremonies!
The ‘Perfect’ Venue for Your Coveted Award Functions
The idea of awards is to celebrate the idea of ‘speciality’. Not just any conference hall will do! To make the attendees, special guests, anchors, and award winners feel special, you need a special venue that wins hearts from the moment someone sets foot on the premises.
Whether it is an industry-wide awards ceremony, an annual event for your company, an intimate meeting for your startup and its affiliates, or any other celebration of exceptional performances – choosing the right venue means half your work is done. An iconic venue’s name printed on your awards ceremony invitation will have the invitees RSVPing in no time!
To make the search and choice easier for you, here’s a rundown of the five most iconic, authentic, unique, stylish, and innovative venues for award ceremonies.
Hilton London Canary Wharf
A black-tie affair for the rockstar’s of your company? A laid-back evening with laze and laughter? You can do it in style; Hilton London Canary Wharf is the answer. The iconic hotel in the bustling business district of Canary Wharf is merely 15 minutes’ drive away from London City Airport. The USP – versatility and style, fused together into its Quayside Suite, and style and aplomb come together at Meeting Rooms 3, 4 & 5.
For a memorable awards ceremony, you need a glam pre-reception area to greet your esteemed guests. The Quayside Foyer, located outside the Quayside Suite, is just that, offering breath-taking river views. The Quayside Suite itself spreads over 338 sq. meters, and can be divided into two smaller rooms, if needed. The neutral décor of the banquet hall makes it ideal for almost every kind of award ceremony.
Also, consider organising more intimate awards ceremonies inside Meeting Rooms 3, 4 & 5. Enjoy a day ceremony with natural light swamping the interiors, through the floor to ceiling glass windows. Light up the evening with candlelight, and let the chic interiors cast their magic. Hilton London enjoys stellar reputation for its events organisation capabilities. Give it a shot.
The Principal Manchester
It’s warm, it’s urbane, and it’s chic – that’s The Principal Manchester for you. The hotel is an iconic part of the city’s skyline, and is centrally located, with easy connectivity to Piccadilly Station, Oxford Road Station, and Manchester Airport.Guests will never fail to be wowed by the quintessential Victorian architecture of the hotel. The building has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, which has transformed this into a spectacle to behold, and experience to remember.
A total of 17 meeting and events spaces – that’s the kind of range we’re talking about here. The Ballroom at the hotel is one of the largest banquets halls in Northwest England. Do you have 1000+ guests? No problems, The Ballroom has the capacity to accommodate them, and the architecture to impress them. Then, there is theWitworth Suite for smaller gatherings of around 400 people.
The Executive Chef at the hotel ensures that your guests are treated to the finest and most delectable preparations from the kitchen. The Manchester Florist, the hotel’s in-house florist, has all the firepower you need to make your events’ settings memorable.
Sporting legacy meets state of the art events management facilities – right here at Aintree Racecourse. Nothing shouts out ‘success’ like a venue that has a history steeped in triumph and achievement. The venue is massively famous for being very flexible in accommodating unique event requirements from clients, offering bespoke facilities for all your events, award ceremonies included. Easy train connectivity makes the venue ideal for hosting award ceremonies in Liverpool.
Be prepared for an options overload; the Aintree Racecourse offers you five self-contained grandstands, and a total of 14 meeting places and conference venues to organise your award ceremonies at. All grandstands offer memorable views of the race course and are decked with all the facilities you need to make your awards ceremony an excellent success.
Expect nothing but the best pre-event and post-event service, apart from dedicated event managers to make your awards ceremony seamless. The Jockey Club catering team promises to serve mouth-watering delicacies to your guests. Competitive day rates make Aintree Racecourse a great awards ceremony venue for day events.
The Grand Hotel & Spa
One of York’s most renowned and coveted hotels, The Grand Hotel & Spa offers you a good range of options to organise your award ceremonies. For anybody looking for a unique setting to differentiate their award ceremonies, this is the right venue.
The Grand Boardroom provides you a warm and intimate setting to celebrate success in style. The Chairman’s Suite is where the C-Suite professionals facilitate business leaders. It is one of the few city centre hotels with a spa facility, sure to help your guests unwind before and after a breath-taking awards ceremony event.
With 108 artistically designed rooms and almost every possible amenity at your disposal, this is the hotel where you would want to host your coveted guests. The corporate business team and events managers at The Grand Hotel & Spa are masters of the art of organising award ceremonies and will make the experience stress-free for you.
The County Hotel Newcastle
Modernity and traditions fuse together to create awe-inspiring experiences at The County Hotel Newcastle. Located smack bang in the middle of Newcastle, The County Hotel Newcastle is as approachable as it gets, for all your award ceremonies in the city. For small-scale award ceremonies, this hotel offers you some of the mostelegant options in England.
Explore the theatre style seating of The Mozart Suite, where you can accommodate about 220 guests and treat them to an awards ceremony fitting for the entertainment sector, and equally suitable for business success celebrations. Lofty ceilings, oversized bay windows and domineering crystal chandeliers – that’s the perfect setting for an awards ceremony that inspires the guests’ awe.
The County Hotel Newcastle also offers several smaller meeting rooms for more intimate awards ceremonies, with guest lists limited to 10 people, or extending to about a 100 people. The Strauss Suite within The County Hotel Newcastle is one of the most popular small award ceremony events in the city. The hotel has 114 bedrooms – that’s sufficient space to accommodate your coveted guests.
An award ceremony is all about the vibe. Moreover, the quality of the vibe can be elevated to the next level, and beyond, if you choose a venue as special as your event. A date with history, a rendezvous with luxury, an evening infused with the spirit of sports and success – you just need to define your event, and there is an iconic venue for it.