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Great London Venue

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SueW Fri 04-Feb-05 13:34:36

Can anyone recommend a great London venue for a reception and dinner for approx 80-100 people aged 25-40? Needs to be very good quality. Preferably not restaurant or hotel - maybe an institutional or private members' club type of venue.

TIA

binkie Fri 04-Feb-05 13:41:02

You might think this an odd suggestion, but have a look at the English Speaking Union building (Dartmouth House) in Mayfair. Sounds worthy & institutional but it's a beautiful building, very central, and it's catered by Leith's.

Website here

lockets Fri 04-Feb-05 13:43:28

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SueW Fri 04-Feb-05 14:43:14

Thanks for the ideas so far. Any more?

SueW Fri 04-Feb-05 17:18:02

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DecafArabica Sat 05-Feb-05 17:43:24

The Arts Club in Mayfair. Lovely building with several function rooms.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 05-Feb-05 17:44:46

Been to the Lansdowne Club, lovely!

DecafArabica Sat 05-Feb-05 17:45:18

website here

WideWebWitch Sat 05-Feb-05 17:47:33

Natural History Museum? I've been to some great dos there.

WideWebWitch Sat 05-Feb-05 17:49:45

here's the events section

Prufrock Sun 06-Feb-05 10:37:01

Vinopolis?
Museum of London? Actually most of the museums will hold functions You get to party amongst teh exhibits then they normally have a big space where you can eat.
London Dungeon is another good one - the ride is very scary when you've had a few drinks. Do you wnat something a bit different like taht or just a posh black-tie type thing?

SueW Tue 08-Feb-05 13:20:22

Thanks for these ideas.

We've been looking at places like Armourers' Hall and other livery companies but want to provide a potential list of 6-8 venues ranging from contemporary to traditional.

It'll prob be champagne reception plus sit-down dinner. Not black tie though. And not really a party iyswim.

Any more ideas are very welcome

northerner Tue 08-Feb-05 13:22:37

Sue - have you though of using a venue finding agency? They offer a FREE service and will get quotes etc on your behalf.

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