We're delighted to bring you 10 of the Best Summer Party Venues
When we hear the words summer party, we instantly think of summer evenings filled with dappled sunshine, jugs of Pimms, the clink of champagne glasses and the smell of charcoal in the air. But what other essential element is needed to create the perfect summer party? It's the perfect venue. The best summer party venues all have something unique to offer, and they will not only entice your guests to attend but leave them with memories to treasure. We've selected 10 of the best summer party venues and explained why we think they should be on your summer event planning radar.
1. The Dorchester
For the first time this year, The Dorchester is opening a new outdoor events space on the roof of its iconic Park Lane building. The Dorchester Rooftop offers magnificent views over Hyde Park and will be one of the most sought after destinations of 2021. The venue will be available for exclusive hire and host up to 60 guests for a standing reception.
2. Kensington Palace
The Kensington Palace Pavilion is a glass-fronted events space within the palace grounds. The Pavilion is ideal for summer parties and can accommodate up to 800 for a standing drinks reception overlooking the famous Sunken Garden. The garden features exotic ornamental flower beds surrounding a central pond and provides a striking backdrop.
3. The Grove
The Grove is a country estate located just 18 miles outside of central London, offering tranquillity and privacy. The Walled Garden events space is over 13,000 m² and is a highly coveted location for outdoor events and stylish summer parties. This secluded garden features tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool and its own beach! The possibilities are endless here, and the venue has played host to outdoor cinema nights, garden parties, BBQs, summer soirees and away days.
This historic estate in the heart of the Sussex downs is one of the best summer party venues around. Offering a wealth of spaces and hospitality opportunities, the estate is the ultimate playground. Why not host an outdoor BBQ party at the Kennels, an elegant drinks reception on the lawn at Goodwood House or treat some special guests to a spot in the trackside Pavilion at the Festival of Speed.
5. Aqua London
A favourite spot for Londoners to enjoy a summer evening. This sleek rooftop venue offers the choice of three outdoor terraces, the largest of which can host up to 200 guests. Located in the heart of the West End and within easy reach of Oxford Circus, the terraces offer striking views of the city paired with delectable cocktails. The venue can also be hired exclusively to host 800 for a drinks reception or 170 for a seated dinner.
6. The Langham, London
The grand lady of Marylebone exudes grace and sophistication. This luxurious venue has its own hidden Courtyard Garden that can host up to 250 guests. Underneath vibrant pergolas, guests can enjoy light bites from pop up food stalls and the finest champagne. Frequently hosting garden parties, BBQs and drinks receptions, the Langham courtyard is a hidden gem for summer parties.
7. Hampton Court Palace
Set within 750 acres of parkland and gardens, Hampton Court Palace offers a magical setting for special events. The 20th Century Garden is a favourite for summer parties and celebrations. Set on its own island accessed by a wooden bridge, the space is perfect for marquees, tents, garden games and live entertainment for up to 350 guests. Fountain Court, located in the palace's central heart, is a superb location for alfresco dinners or drinks receptions under the stars.
8. Sopwell House
Sopwell House is a magnificent Georgian property in Hertfordshire with sweeping gardens that are ideal for summer garden parties. Located within the beautifully landscaped lawns is a unique walled garden offering 600 sq metre space for events. Complete with power and water supply, the Walled Garden can be used for a variety of summer parties and events. These include concerts and screenings, seated dinners, exhibitions and receptions.
9. Merchant Taylors’ Hall
The Courtyard Garden at Merchant Taylors' Hall has long been a favoured location for summer parties. Located in the heart of the city, close to Bank station, this secluded and private space is perfect for standing receptions for up to 175 guests. The venue often provides a summer party package with everything you need for the perfect event - cocktails on arrival, a BBQ menu and an unlimited drinks package.
10. Hever Castle
The majestic Hever Castle in Kent has been hosting grand events for over 700 years. The spectacular Italian garden includes the Loggia space that looks right onto the castle lake. The ideal location for a summer party or evening drinks reception. Guests will be blown away by the venue's history, magical setting and warm hospitality.
That's just a small selection of the best summer party venues and locations that we think are very special. If you are looking to host a summer party, outdoor event or alfresco celebration, we're here to help. We know all the best places and can recommend the perfect venue for your event.