CONFERENCE VENUES – STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Choosing between conference venues is one of the most difficult decisions for any conference organiser. The venue takes up a large part of your budget and will shape your entire event, so there’s no room for getting it wrong. We thought we’d try to help you choose between conference venues by highlighting some of the things that are worth considering during your search, and showing you why we think No.4 Hamilton Place is an option that stands out from the crowd.
Never underestimate the importance of where your venue is. It could be the most beautiful building in the world and tick all of your boxes in terms of logistics and facilities, but if it’s in the middle of nowhere with terrible public transport links, or in an undesirable neighbourhood, you won’t have any guests to impress as they simply won’t show up.
Why 4HP? No.4 Hamilton Place is in central London, more specifically, West London’s exclusive area of Mayfair. We’re just a five-minute walk away from three different tube lines and several bus stops and have a plethora of eating, drinking and entertainment options right on our doorstep for any post-event evenings out – find out more
Create an exhaustive wish list of all the facilities your ideal venue would have, and order them in terms of priority. Make a spreadsheet of your needs and compare all the conference venues on your shortlist.
Why 4HP? It would be impossible to list all of our facilities here, but here’s a snapshot of some of the highlights: High speed WiFi, business centre, in-house technicians, AV equipment including data projectors and handheld microphones, air conditioning… the list goes on. The Bill Boeing Room has built in AV, with the latest three chip projector and can accommodate 250 delegates theatre style. It is a purpose-built conference room so has all the amenities an organiser would expect.
As well as choosing conference venues that make sense on a practical level, you need to ensure a truly memorable experience for your delegates by choosing a venue which makes an amazing impact/ gives a great first impression.
Why 4HP? Our historic town house retains much of its original Edwardian charm and features. The Argyll Room never fails to draw gasps from guests and The Terrace with its views over Hyde Park is jaw-dropping all year round. It works perfectly as the catering/networking area, complementing the modern theatre.
Food and drink play a vital role at any event. Well-fed delegates will bring positive energy to your conference and as a result will get more out of it too. Make sure you think about the type of food and style of service that will suit your event i.e. three-course seated menu or two-course standing buffet. Expect your venue to create bespoke menus if your event requires it.
Why 4HP? Our onsite catering company Foodbydish is well-known for providing fabulous food and drink to fit any occasion. Take a look at their menus, from special, sit-down occasion meals to light, networking lunches, they really can turn their hand to anything. If you want something you can’t find on our prepared menus, our Head Chef is always happy to work with you to create a menu to fit your conference.
Your venue team will become an extension of your own staff, so it’s imperative that you can trust and rely upon them. The success of your event is in their hands.
Why 4HP? Our experienced staff have organised hundreds of conferences between them and are committed to going the extra mile to make your event the best it can be. When you book an event at No.4 Hamilton Place you will be given a dedicated Event Manager who will be with you every step of the way.
If you can manage to find an affordable venue, it means you’ll have money left to spend on extras. You could upgrade your catering option, have a drinks reception, give your attendees goodie bags or maybe squeeze in an extra speaker you know your guests would really appreciate.
Conferences at No.4 Hamilton Place
We have capacity for up to 250 delegates in an ultra-modern conference suite, a stunning roof terrace and beautiful Edwardian rooms in which you can host drinks and dinners or have them as break out spaces. Located in central London with fabulous public transport links, we really do have everything an organiser needs in a conference venue.
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