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Summer Party Venues – Our Top Picks for 2021

18 Feb 20213m read

Summer parties are on for 2021!

With today’s government announcement that outdoor gatherings for up to 30 will be permitted from 17th May, and all legal limits on social contact likely to be removed from 21 June, we can now be confident that Summer events will go ahead!

We know that so many companies have been waiting for so long to reward their employees for their patience and hard work over the past 12 months during the pandemic, and now, finally can begin to plan for those long- awaited Summer events!

We can source venues for absolutely every type of Summer event from traditional barbecues, themed food stations, alfresco lunches and dinners, picnics and drinks and canapé receptions in venues in London and across the UK. We will be working with a wide range of venues offering an array of outside spaces from magnificent terraces, rooftop spaces, secluded courtyards, gardens, lawns and conservatories.

We will negotiate hire rates, bespoke packages and terms & conditions on your behalf to get the best possible deal for you.

We anticipate that demand for venues with outdoor spaces will be extremely high, so to get the best pick of the venues for Summer 2021 we would recommend getting your enquiry out as soon as possible! We are experts in venue finding and we here to help you to secure the perfect space for your Summer event!

Here are just a small sample of our favourites for Summer 2021:

The Hurlingham Club, London

Bordering the Thames in Fulham and set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds, The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis if tradition and international renown. The large terraces provide the ideal space to enjoy the venue’s striking gardens and grounds during the summer months. With view to the River Thames and beyond, guests can spill out onto the terraces to enjoy reception drinks, lavish barbecues or simply to network and enjoy views to the Club’s beautiful grounds.
For Summer 2021 they are offering a Party package at £110 per person to include glass of Pimms on arrival, BBQ, 3 hours of wine, beer and soft drinks on the terrace overlooking the beautiful lawns and the River.

The Tetley, Leeds

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art and events space located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. You will experience a warm Yorkshire welcome whether you’re here to see the latest exhibition of contemporary art, take part in a workshop or event, or sample the locally sourced menu with a pint of Tetley’s.
The Tetley Terrace is the place to be for summer social events, BBQs, giant garden games, pop-up bar and the perfect position to enjoy the afternoon sun with a refreshing drink and into the evening under the magical festoon lights. You can even bring your dog to join the fun! Seated capacity of 90 the whole terrace and 60 half terrace.

Royal College of Physicians, London

The RCP’s Garden is one of the few ‘Physic’ gardens in London. It is a medicinal garden and contains plants from the first book on pharmacy, Pharmacopeia London since, 1618, published by the Royal College of Physicians. Today, it contains traditional medicinal plants from various cultures, plants with known medical value and those connected with physicians through the ages. They are labelled and arranged in plant beds, mainly according to their geographical origins. The garden is ideal for a summer evening drinks reception, barbecue or al fresco dining. Combined with excellent food, wine and service, some light entertainment and creative lighting; the garden transforms into a truly unique space for special occasions.
Summer Party package prices start from £48.50+ vat per person with an optional 4 hour beer, wine and soft drinks package from £31.50 per person.

Hand Picked Hotels, 19 UK locations

With 19 properties located across the UK including Kent, East Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Northants and Yorkshire, Hand- Picked Hotels have a great selection of outdoor spaces perfect for Summer parties and Corporate retreats. The chefs create authentic home cooked food with a modern British focus. Seasonality, freshness and provenance come together to create tantalising lunches, dinners and bespoke Summer party packages. As for the format, the sky is the limit with many options to choose from including BBQ’s, wood fired pizza vans, burrito bars and themed gin, rum or Pimms bars.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a stunning and inspiring setting for your Summer event.The terrace suite can accommodate up to 250 people. This elegant setting offers a built in Bar and dance floor for evening entertaining, and throughout the day the space is flooded with natural light. It is ideal for Summer barbeques dinners and receptions. Banqueting menus start at £35.00 per person and bespoke Packages are available for Summer parties.

King Street Townhouse, Manchester

The South Terrace at King Street Townhouse is the ultimate backdrop for an unforgettable celebration. Located in the heart of Manchester with unparalleled views and its own private bar, this unique event space is the perfect location to drink, eat and dance the night away as the sun sets over the city. Whatever you’re planning, the team will take care of every little detail. For Summer 2021, Government guidelines permitting, a choice of packages will be on offer including BBQ’s and cocktails & grazing boards.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain Bristol

Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first luxury liner is a multi- award- winning venue for conferences and corporate and private functions. Steeped in history, the ship makes a stunning and memorable setting for a Summer event at the heart of Bristol’s Harbour. Hire one of the decks and watch the sun set over the harbour with a Pimms and barbeque and celebrate the Summer in style. Summer party packages are available for 20-60 guests.

BMA House, London

BMA House is a sophisticated and stylish setting for summer parties. Set in the heart of Bloomsbury, it’s a rarity to find a venue in central London that offers not one, but two outdoors spaces. Whether you prefer an elegant Courtyard setting for up to 320 standing, or like the idea of a lush botanical Garden for up to 90 standing, you can pick the backdrop that best suits your brief. However, this is still the British Summertime and you need a contingency in case of the worst – so, as standard, BMA House offers spacious indoor options as a back-up to all summer parties. This year the ‘Summer Oasis’ package starts from just £69pp + VAT for a BBQ or £81pp +VAT for street food and is provided by their fantastic catering partners, CH&CO. Please note: the current summer packages are subject to change, pending further updates to the Government’s guidelines for hospitality.

These are just a sample of the fabulous options available for your 2021 Summer event. If you would like us to help you to source the perfect venue for you, send us your enquiry now!

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