The lights are dimmed; suspense and excitement are in the air; wine is nervously sipped and then everyone holds their breath…the winner is about to be announced….
“The venue we’re going to hire for our awards ceremony IS…”
Yep; it’s certainly a tough and important decision when you’re planning an awards ceremony. The venue can make or break an event, and in a city like London where there are countless locations posing as respectable awards ceremony venues, it’s crucial you pick the right one.
So what you should look for in a venue? What kind of food and drink should you serve? How can you make sure your ceremony runs smoothly? Let’s break it down.
Location and size
Arguably, this is the first thing all event ceremony organisers ask themselves: “Is the venue in a place that’s easily accessible for guests?” and “Is it big enough to comfortably hold everyone?”
Neither are problems here at The Brewery. Our historic venue is based in the heart of London, occupying the old Whitbread buildings which date back to the 18th Century. Guests can get here easily by road and public transport (both Moorgate and Barbican underground stations are just a six-minute stroll away).
Event organisers needn’t worry about their guest lists growing too big either; The Brewery is a multi-room venue with rooms of varying sizes. Our biggest – the Porter Tun – can comfortably seat up to 700 people, making it ideal for large award ceremonies.
What do you get?
Not only will you want to find a room big enough for your attendees – you’ll also need the equipment and capabilities for your awards ceremony to look spectacular. Your guests will want to be wowed when they enter the event – and that’s exactly what we do here at The Brewery.
We have a talented in-house team which includes award-winning event designers, meaning we can help you create a concept for any budget. Whether your awards ceremony is flashy and showbiz or more serious and simple, our branded and themed design productions will blow your guests away.
When you hire The Brewery for an event, you also get an integrated DB audio PA system and one of the best UK Wi-Fi services absolutely free. We have AV specialists working in-house who can provide excellent audio-visual support and will be on hand should you need them; of course, if you have your own team, bringing them in is no problem.
Your table layouts are of the utmost importance at these events, which is why all of our rooms provide high-end tableware and built-in LED lighting surrounding them. We also supply electronic entrance signage which can be branded or themed towards your awards ceremony.
Food and drink
Awards ceremonies can often be lengthy events, so you’ll want to ensure your guests have a sufficient amount to eat and drink. At The Brewery, comfort and quality is everything, and we take food very seriously indeed.
That’s why the person running our kitchen is possibly the best executive chef working at any UK venue today – the award-winning Mr Tom Gore. Tom will work with you to devise an appropriate food and drink menu that’s sure to impress even the fussiest of foodies.
The potential for your cuisine and wine offering will change seasonally, so you’re invited to a tasting in the chef’s kitchen before you choose your menu. This also includes the wine pairings that will be carefully selected for the most complimentary finish.
A safe and sensational venue
Most importantly, when you’re choosing a venue for your awards ceremony, you want to be safe in the knowledge that the venue staff will be on hand to help. The on-site safety and wellbeing of guests is our top priority here at The Brewery; that’s why we always have a St Johns Ambulance at the venue at no extra charge – so we can react quickly to any emergency.
When hiring and planning your event, you’ll have one point of contact throughout. Your event will be their focus, and they’ll be on hand to help you make your awards ceremony perfect every step of the way.
There’s only one thing left to say: The award for the best awards ceremony venue in London goes to…The Brewery.