Written by Emily Falconer on 27th February 2017

Whether you’re holding a special event, birthday party, an awards night or an occasion meal, you need a versatile venue to deal with your specific logistic requirements as well as somewhere that provides your guests with a truly memorable evening.

No.4 Hamilton Place can deliver on both these things, plus, we have an in-house team of creative planners and fabulous chefs who will make sure all the details of your special event are exactly what you want

We’ve recently hosted two fabulous, but very different, evenings which we believe highlight the flexibility and charms of our beautiful Edwardian townhouse. The first was the Specsavers Bestsellers Awards 2017 and the second was a Moroccan-themed 18th birthday party.

The Awards Do

The Specsavers Bestsellers Awards 2017 celebrated the success of authors and illustrators reaching significant sales milestones. The star-studded, multi-faceted event had a tight schedule which included speeches, awards, networking, screenings plus photography and interview sessions.

In front of the beautiful bow window of our Argyll Room we set up a platformed stage comprising two screens and a branded backdrop. The screens were used to display visuals for presentations playing, visuals and VT’s.


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Journalist Kate Silverton on the stage using one of the plasmas


At the opposite end of the room we set up a staffed bar area serving unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Canapes were circulated during the welcome Prosecco reception.


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A pre-ceremony drinks reception helped build atmosphere


To ensure a good flow to the room and to enable the 170 guests to eat and drink in comfort, we positioned poseur tables around the periphery of the space.


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Using the right furniture and setting your room up well can help flow and networking


Just outside the Argyll Room on the mezzanine, was a branded area for official photography and interviews. Keeping this space separate from the main event meant the photographer and videographer could get great pictures and footage without interruption or background noise.


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Caitlin Moran with her award in the branded mezzanine area


Arabian Nights-themed birthday party

Turning 18 is a once in a lifetime chance to throw a very special party, and that’s just what Esmee and her family did, with the help of party organisers Dynamite XP. Every element of the event needed to be flawlessly themed including the decorations, food, drinks and entertainment. The end result was spectacular!


Guests arriving at Esmee’s party were led into the venue by a red carpet lined either side with candles. Moroccan drummers and a glass of bubbles welcomed party goers as they were shown into the Argyll Room which was dressed from head to toe in themed paraphernalia.


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A red carpet is a great way to welcome guests


Swathes of patterned fabric, Persian rugs and authentic Moroccan pouffes and furniture transformed the space. To add an element of fun to the evening, a photo booth was installed on the mezzanine just outside the Argyll Room and a rodeo camel was erected for the brave.


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The room was themed from top to bottom


Bowl foods were served early in the evening, before speeches were made and a sentimental video made by one of Esmsee’s friends had her guests in tears and laughter all at the same time. Cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks were supplied all night and midnight Moroccan-themed snacks including Spiced chicken wraps with pickled red cabbage, spring onion and coriander and Falafel burgers, baby spinach, baba ghanoush in pita bread cases were served to fuel guests through until the early hours.


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Bowl foods gave guests the chance to mingle while they ate


 Traditional belly dancers kicked off the evening’s dancing with a fabulous demonstration, and it didn’t take long until the dancefloor was full with guests giving it a go. Then the DJ took to his decks while friends danced the night through.


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Belly dancers got the party really started


Your special event at No.4 Hamilton Place

We can cater for a wide range of special events at No.4 Hamilton Place and we’re confident our stunning Edwardian townhouse will provide you and your guests with a show-stopping backdrop to proceedings. Give our highly-experienced and hugely-talented Venue Team a ring to discuss your plans on 020 7670 4314 or email [email protected]