Finding the perfect Summer party venue

Blue Strawberry at No.4 Hamilton Place - summer party venue

With the Summer events season almost upon us, it can be tricky to find the perfect Summer party venue. Whether you’re planning a large-scale corporate dinner or a small private celebration, our team of venue-finding experts have the perfect space…

No.4 Hamilton Place
An ideal Summer party venue with its roof terrace overlooking Hyde Park, No.4 Hamilton Place (pictured above) is a home from home for guests as they enjoy exclusive hire of this Edwardian townhouse for relaxed Summer celebrations.

Summer of culture
The world-famous Summer Show at Royal Academy of Arts is not to be missed! Last year saw its 250th show, critically acclaimed and curated by Grayson Perry. The 2019 show coordinated by John McFadyen will not disappoint.

Close by, the National Gallery offers a stately set of spaces and recently launched the charming National Gallery Garden, perfect for intimate outdoor receptions – they’re also offering, for a limited time only, 25% off venue hire discount for bookings in August, quote ‘PORTICO19’! Cultural hub, Somerset House, is always a popular destination for Summertime activities, offering the grand Edmund J Safra Fountain Court and ambient River Terrace.

As the first purpose-built public art space in England, elegant Dulwich Picture Gallery offers lots of space for medium to large-scale marquee events – all with a stunning backdrop. Packed full of treasures, The V&A boasts the John Madejski Garden which has a beautiful water feature and is enclosed within the ornate facades of the Museum.

Western green spaces
Event organisers looking for leafy Summer party venues in West London are spoilt for choice with the range of spaces set in acres of sublime greenery at Kew Gardens, the hidden gem that is Chelsea Physic Garden with its fascinating story of botanical delights, and Royal Hospital Chelsea with its magnificent Figure Court and vast spaces for marquees.

Moving more centrally, tucked away in Westminster Abbey’s cloisters is a tranquil 900-year-old garden which is thought to be the oldest in England.

East side
For Summer party venues close to the City, look no further than iconic St Paul’s Cathedral with its pretty grounds, Stationers’ Hall and Garden which features a delightful garden space, and dramatic Tower of London with its enchanting alfresco Wall Walk complete with river views.

Situated opposite London’s modern financial district, are the spectacular venues that make up Royal Museums Greenwich. Select from the characterful top deck of the Cutty Sark, park-dwelling Queen’s House, Royal Observatory, or Peter Harrison Planetarium, or the grand National Maritime Museum with its extensive grounds for marquees.

English Heritage
From iconic London landmarks to medieval palaces English Heritage’s historic venues make a unique setting for Summer events and weddings. Planners can choose from magnificent Eltham Palace, dreamy Kenwood House, eccentric Wrest Park, charismatic Ranger’s House or distinguished Wellington Arch.

Heading out
For event organisers wishing to shake off the capital, Harrow School offers sensational views of London from its impressive hilltop location. Syon Park is a beautiful country estate complete with a Great Conservatory adorned with palms, exotic flowers, and trees.

Graceful Grove House is situated close to Putney and its blissful grounds offer views of Richmond Park. Majestic Blenheim Palace is a lavish Baroque venue surrounded by 90 acres of formal gardens.

The famous home of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is an awe-inspiring Summer party venue with its rich history, landscaped gardens and intriguing maze.

More information
To discuss your perfect Summer party or for more information on our unparalleled venue portfolio, please contact our venue-finding experts on 020 7733 3151 or at

Photo credit
Paulo Ferla