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Hire a drinks reception venue

London is known for its eclectic social scene, providing plenty of spaces to celebrate special occasions such as your wedding day, socialise with family and friends, and host corporate events.

If you are thinking about hiring a drinks reception venue in London, you have certainly landed in the right place. Here’s our guide to everything you need to know.

What to wear at a drinks reception venue?

The dress code for an event like this will depend on factors such as the type of occasion and the venue.

Generally speaking, cocktail dress code often applies to a drinks reception, meaning smart suits, dresses and dress shirts. If it is a black tie event it will be specified on the invitation.  But remember, this is not set in stone and its often up to the venue and host to determine a dress code that they are happy with.

What is included when you hire a drinks reception venue?

Whether it is a corporate event, wedding, or any other type of special occasion, a reception allows guests to enjoy a drink and time socialising with guests. The vast majority of drinks venues offer food and drink packages in with their price, so speak to the venue about your plans and requirements. Some also have optional extras such as décor and photography.

What is the capacity of a drinks venue reception?

There are lots of drinks reception venues dotted across London and all offer different capacities, so there’s sure to be a venue that’s perfect for your event.

At the Grubstreet Author, we have three exceptional venue spaces to hire, all with different capacities. All of our spaces can also be tailored exactly to your needs so you can create a bespoke event.

Venue decorations

The vast majority of drinks reception venues in London are happy to accommodate your choice of decorations and styling. Many venues incorporate decoration packages in their price.

At the Grubstreet Author, we work with a trusted network of suppliers, allowing us to meet your requirements.

Music and entertainment

Depending on the occasion and type of drinks reception you’re planning, you might want music and entertainment. From performers to entertain your guests while they socialise, through to musicians to play as they enter the room, there are plenty of ways to incorporate music and entertainment.

The Grubstreet Author offer a fully comprehensive audio visual, production and branding service. This means the venue can deliver the very best entertainment solution exclusively tailored to your event.

Each room is equipped with integrated LED coloured lighting, a PA system and Wi-Fi inclusive in the room hire.

Hire a drinks reception in London

Here at Grubstreet, we have three exceptional venue spaces to hire which can be tailored to accommodate your exact needs. Our spaces include the Cutting Room, which is a fully working 48 capacity cinema auditorium, The Sample Room, a former beer sampling area, as well as The Pasteur Room, a stunning 70-seater event space.

If you would like to book your drinks reception with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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