Why you should consider choosing a venue outside of central London for your corporate events

When it comes to planning your next corporate event, there are lots of benefits to choosing a venue outside of central London. From gorgeous green spaces to convenient transport links and more affordable prices, the list is endless!

Discover just a few of the reasons you should consider holding your next event outside of central London below.

Larger guest capacity

Event venues outside of central London are often more versatile, and therefore able to accommodate a larger number of guests which is great for events that require extra capacity. These spaces act as a blank canvas, which can easily be transformed to suit any event or theme, so you can have full creative freedom. They also often offer a selection of breakout rooms for extra versatility, which are perfect for larger functions. You’ll still be able to make the most of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment for any meetings or presentations you may have, whilst enjoying fabulous views overlooking beautiful green spaces.

Outdoor spaces

Green open spaces are in great supply, which is a rarity in central London. These green spaces offer a much-needed break from city life, giving your guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy your corporate event away from the hustle and bustle of central London. This change of scenery gives your guests the opportunity to discover a new place, adding a sense of excitement to your event whilst ensuring a memorable experience. Outdoor spaces are also perfect for offering your guests a fresh air break after your conference so that they can unwind and reflect on the day.

Add a team-building element

These outdoor spaces serve as the perfect backdrop for adding a team-building element to your corporate event. So, whether you’re planning a team sports day, obstacle courses or carnival games, you’ll have plenty of outdoor spaces to choose from. This is a great way to add a fun twist to the end of your conference, especially if your team works remotely as it gives them a chance to get to know each other better and boosts team morale. You could even end your corporate event by having a barbecue in one of the stunning outdoor spaces, giving your team the opportunity to relax in the sunshine.

Corporate catering

You can still enjoy delicious catering from award-winning, in-house caterers outside of central London. From food stations to banquet-style dinners or summer barbecues, the options are endless. Choose from an extensive range of menu options, which can cater for any of your dietary requirements. Or, make your event even more special by creating a bespoke menu including your guests’ favourite dishes.

More affordable

By hosting your event at a venue located outside of central London, the prices are often more affordable without having to compromise on your event brief. There are still a lot of venues to choose from so you’ll be spoilt for choice, from luxury hotels to grand houses, and impressive stadiums set within stunning grounds. You may find that any extra services that you want to add to your event, such as entertainment companies or photographers will also be more affordable. Your budget might even allow you to add more extras to your event, which you wouldn’t have been able to do if you had chosen a more expensive venue in central London.

More availability

Venues in central London tend to get booked up weeks and months in advance for events, whereas venues situated outside of central London often have more availability. This is perfect for any last-minute corporate events you may have and means that you won’t have to compromise if you have a particular date in mind for your event. You may even be able to have private hire of the entire venue if you wish, so you can make the most of all of the spaces that the venue has to offer.

Great location & transport links

Just minutes from major transport routes, venues outside of central London can easily be reached via road and rail links. Plus, they’re more likely to offer free on-site parking spaces which you wouldn’t have the luxury of in central London, so those that are visiting from further afield can arrive at the venue stress-free. This location is great for connecting colleagues who are visiting from across the country as it can be reached easily, with a lot less traffic than central London.

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