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Our Top 5 Summer Venues with Garden Spaces

Monday 5 February 2024

 summer party venues london

Whilst we all love rooftop terraces for summer entertaining, there’s nothing better than a lovely stripy lawn for alfresco drinks, so we thought we’d share our favourite summer party and conference venues both in and around London and with real grass to enjoy!

From City centre venues like City Central at the HAC (complete with funfair!), to the beautiful country house hotel, Great Fosters, we know the very best summer venues for your 2024 staff party, conference or away day.

Since the pandemic, we have noticed a move in our clients’ internal events away from Christmas parties to summer celebrations. Whilst we still love a Christmas party, we appreciate those who enjoy the later evenings, garden settings and warmer weather, which can make for a better experience both on the event and getting home after the party.

So, without further ado, here are our top five venues for summer events and celebrations:

City Central at The HAC

Hire the Artillery Garden and enjoy the Historic Armoury House as a breathtaking backdrop for your event. It is the perfect venue for your Summer party, with the summer marquee being able to accommodate up to 2,000 guests for a standing reception and 950 for a seated dinner.

The Artillery Garden at The HAC is one of London’s large venues located in the heart of the City and has record of one of the earliest games of cricket in history, taking place in 1925. Interestingly, the first balloon ascent in England began at the Artillery Garden in 1784. As the venue takes pride of place in the heart of the city, it makes it very easily accessible for your guests for corporate events, especially as it's just a stone's throw away from Moorgate and Liverpool Street station.

Shoreditch Gardens

Shoreditch Gardens is a premier venue located in the heart of the vibrant Shoreditch district in London, renowned for hosting a variety of corporate events. This modern and versatile space offers a unique and stylish setting for summer parties.

The garden-like ambiance of Shoreditch Gardens sets it apart from traditional corporate venues, infusing a sense of relaxation and creativity into any event. The lush greenery and well-tended landscape create a refreshing oasis within the bustling urban environment, making it a delightful environment for attendees to connect and engage, along with a selection of KERBs delightful street food. 

A team of dedicated event professionals at Shoreditch Gardens ensures that every detail is taken care of, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience. From event planning and execution to catering services, they are committed to tailoring each event to meet the specific needs and preferences of their corporate clients.

Great Fosters Hotel

Just outside London and surrounded by scenic gardens and parkland, Great Fosters is a fantastic venue for meetings, conferences, team building and more. With an enviable location, less than 15 minutes from Heathrow, the hotel ensures that their flexible, contemporary meeting space is the perfect choice for any gathering.

Depending on the nature of your event, they can accommodate up to 120 delegates and the experienced events team are on hand to help ensure that every aspect of your event runs smoothly.

How about a spot of duck herding or a Bake off challenge or a some 'It's a Knockout' style games?  Firebird, their preferred partner know the hotel and its grounds extremely well and will take the stress out of organising a successful day and bring in the fun instead. 

The Bowls Club

Are you looking to host a fun, colourful and wholly different summer party in 2024?

Set within an English country garden themed space in the heart of the City, The Bowls Club combines a short, fast form of lawn bowls, with summery cocktails, gourmet street food, DJs, comedians, actors, magicians, caricature artists and much much more to offer companies like yours a vibrant, inclusive, feel good environment; perfect for team building, networking and client entertainment. 

Gray's Inn Venue

The Walks at Gray’s Inn, is a hidden gem in the heart of Central London just a few minutes’ walk from Chancery Lane station.

The Walks at Gray’s Inn are formed of five acres of private gardens – providing the ultimate Summer party venue. During June and July, a custom-built Marquee structure including a bar, lounge area, luxury toilets, cloakroom and wooden decking is placed in The Walks. To create the perfect summer party the marquee is equipped with an integrated PA system, dancefloor within the soundproof dance box, stage for a band or DJ, ambient lighting, plus all important air-cooling.

The Walks can accommodate all sorts of summer party activities, from a carousel to bouncy castles. And with BBQ, food stalls, bowl food, or canapés summer party packages, your guests are in for a delight!

These are just some of many great venues London has to offer. Our team of free venue finding experts are on hand to create the perfect shortlist of venues in London for your next event.

Please complete our quick enquiry form with your specific dates, budget and ideal location and we will use our experience and venue relationships to save you both time and money.

Alternatively, please send us a quick e mail or call our team now on 0207 870 9305 to discuss suitable venues for your next event.


Clare Phillips

Managing Director, Venue Search London
With over 10 years of venue finding experience Clare loves nothing more than matching a client brief with the perfect venue. A bit of a venue obsessive who loves to explore new and exciting venues and experiences throughout London!