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Where to go for this year’s corporate summer party, away day or conference?

Summer is on the horizon at last with the promise of blue skies, sunshine and outdoor fun. If you’re thinking about where to host your corporate summer party, away day or conference to take advantage of all that fabulous weather to come, why not choose from one of our favourite summer venue suggestions?



Top of our summer venue list for large events in London has to be the stunning surroundings and spectacular views of London’s highest public garden, Sky Garden. This can be hired exclusively for enjoyment by up to 600 guests, or for up to 250 guests, the dedicated event platform, City Garden on level 36 is perfect. The Garden contains observation decks, an open-air terrace, two restaurants, a bar and an uninterrupted panorama of the city’s skyline. Fabulous for summer parties, networking events or large conferences.


Another of our choice London retreats is the peaceful tranquility of the Conservatory at Grange White Hall. Here up to 50 delegates can attend informal meetings or events in a relaxed environment with loads of natural daylight. Attractive private gardens are also available for teambuilding activities.


For fun in the sun what could be better than sipping colourful cocktails as you curl your toes into the sand right in the centre of London? The annual pop up Beach Bar at Montague on the Gardens is perfect for a summer party for 40+ guests for either corporate or private hire. Relax in the sunshine, surrounded by palm trees, whilst the BBQ sizzles away!


If summer teambuilding is on the agenda consider a London Duck Tour. With all Ducks named after female Shakespearean characters & each seating up to 30, your team can sit back and enjoy the entertaining commentary or take part in activities such as ‘Code Breaker’ & the ‘Treasure Hunt’.



Our top summer venue tip for Manchester is the beautiful Italian Renaissance King Street Townhouse dating from 1872, a great venue for conferences and parties alike. With its clean, crisp décor, the hotel has the perfect balance between traditional architecture and modern interior design. Why not hold a formal meeting for up to 150 in the South Terrace Lounge, then move out onto the heated outdoor terrace for an after-meeting BBQ and networking event with excellent views of the city?



For summer events in Birmingham it’s hard to beat the splendid Botanical Gardens. This venue offers a range of event spaces, one of which can accommodate up to 500 guests. Filled with natural daylight, sprung floors, a stage at one end and all the AV you could require, the Terrace Suite is perfect for any kind of event, from private parties to large conferences & training days. Soak up the beauty of the gardens during refreshment breaks, or arrange a Summer BBQ or dinner to round off a day of meetings, exclusively designed by the Gardens’ award winning chefs.



A venue with a more industrial feel can be found at MShed, Bristol, a former 1950s transit shed and now a modern museum telling the story of Bristol.  Sit back and soak up the sun on the roof top terrace whilst enjoying views overlooking the harbor and city. Treat your guests to the summer party package, which celebrates all that the West Country has to offer, including local ciders, live bands and great food.



Think summer, think surf and, in the case of this venue, think Snowdonia! As well as a 300m artificial surf lagoon, the amazing Surf Snowdonia has two flexible event and function spaces for up to 20 or 130 people, where events can spread outdoors overlooking the lagoon. This venue is also perfect for teambuilding. Activities on offer include surf lessons, a ‘Crash & Splash’ water-based assault course and stand up paddle and canoe safaris, with ‘Pick & Mix’ corporate packages available. Heated wooden glamping pods are also available on site for overnight accommodation. This is an experience your team won’t ever forget!


For help with venues for summer conferences, meetings and events please contact Bien Venue on 01625 877776 or email us at sales@bvevents.co.uk