No.4 Hamilton Place is a magnificent heritage venue which has played host to many glittering events over more than a century. As the venue’s exclusive catering and hospitality partner, Blue Strawberry’s on-site team deliver our first-class menus and service in the heart of Mayfair. Built in 1907, this grand Edwardian era house was decorated in the Louis XVI style, with many original features still in place today, such as gilt cornicing, spectacular chandeliers and ornate window fixtures. The appealing traditional feel of this Grade II* listed building is complemented by the highest standards of comfort and modern technological services – vital for today’s demanding event planners.
No.4’s highly sought after Roof Terrace offers much needed outside space for event planners opting for a central London location. With unrivalled views across Park Lane to Hyde Park, the garden terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests, and is the perfect spot for Summer parties and barbecues – with an option for marquees for cooler months. Additionally, hire of the Roof Terrace includes access via The Argyll Room, providing an elegant indoor retreat if required. With double bow glass doors opening directly from the Argyll Room onto the Roof Terrace, and fine bow windows at the front of the building, this stunning space enjoys an abundance of natural light. Its ornate cream and gold decor gives the room a spacious, yet intimate feel, and gives planners the opportunity to incorporate creative lighting and styling options.
The Bill Boeing Room is capable of seating up to 250 people theatre style, the fully air conditioned Bill Boeing Room offers sophisticated AV equipment (including a three chip data projector and full size screen) and the services of a fully qualified technician, making it an ideal conference venue. The room is a blank canvas and, with the seating removed, provides 2,000 square feet of space, perfect for exhibitions, parties, wedding receptions/ceremonies and dinner dances for up to 300 standing and 200 dining.
Boasting a number of further heritage and modern spaces to support receptions, events, meetings and breakout spaces, No.4 is a flexible and spacious venue for any event requirement.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a selection of spectacular and iconic event venues in our world-renowned gardens.
Cambridge Cottage is an elegant, listed building is set within its own private gardens, and now houses a permanent exhibition of botanical art by historical and contemporary artists
The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew, providing a unique and versatile event space for both daytime and evening events.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory offers a unique event experience, allowing your guests to enjoy a drinks and canapé reception whilst exploring a diverse glasshouse.
The Orangery is one of Kew’s most magnificent venues, perfect for exclusive evening events.
The newest addition to Kew’s venue portfolio, the stunning, freshly restored Temperate House, which is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, re-opened in May 2018 after a five-year closure.
Princess Augusta, mother of George III, founded the original Botanic Gardens in 1759 with a collection of rare plants. Kew’s rich history has continued to evolve making it a leading centre for global scientific research and plant conservation.
Internationally renowned, Ham Polo Club is London’s oldest polo club and was founded in Richmond in 1926.
Ham Polo enjoys a distinguished reputation, almost a century in the making. As the last remaining polo club in Greater London, Ham Polo Club is well known for offering superb grounds, alongside impressive social spaces perfect for entertaining and hosting celebrations of all kinds.
The Club boasts excellent transport links to central London and beyond, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the dynamic spectacle of polo as part of the event or even their wedding!
Arguably London’s most iconic building and a symbol of power and splendour, St Paul’s Cathedral is a breath-taking events venue. St Paul’s was a huge Gothic cathedral built by the Normans and regarded as one of the masterpieces of medieval Europe, with a tower and spire reaching a height of 489 ft. It was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, following which, a decision was taken to build a new cathedral from scratch.
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. Get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.
The Tower of London was built as a secure fortress and a symbol of royal power. Behind the castle’s walls were storehouses for weapons and the Royal Mint produced the nation’s coins. It was also a royal palace with luxuriously furnished apartments and a menagerie of royal beasts. But the Tower was also used to contain people who posed a serious threat to national security.
Despite its fearsome reputation the story of imprisonment at the Tower is not just one of traitors and gruesome executions. It is also a tale of luxury, banquets and daring escapes. Many prisoners did not end their lives there but were released after paying a ransom or when they no longer posed a threat to security. Like the story of the Tower itself, its role as a prison is a varied one.
At the centre of this ancient fortress and World Heritage Site is its oldest and most recognisable building – the White Tower. The King’s Great Hall on the first floor is a truly special space for dinners and receptions, and a magnificent experience at night. Adjoining rooms hold vast displays of armour belonging to English kings including Henry VIII and Charles I.
Nestled in the centre of London overlooking the Thames, the fantastic location and stunning interiors of Two Temple Place make the perfect venue choice just minutes from the City. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion completed in 1895, that combines the grandeur of a London mansion with the intimacy of a private home.
Built in 1895 by arguably the richest man in the world at the time, William Waldorf Astor, the venue is adorned with gilding, marble and stained glass, creating an opulent setting for any event, while the warm mahogany wood panelling gives a cosy and homely feel to the space. With a variety of stunning rooms, exclusive hire of the house enables you to create a truly memorable experience for your guests.
Elegant entertaining and blockbuster exhibitions, the Royal Academy of Arts is the oldest fine arts institution in the country. The Royal Academy of Arts is an iconic setting for parties, dinners, wedding receptions and corporate events. Situated at the heart of London’s West End it boasts lavish rooms, intimate spaces and a world-renowned collection across its Burlington House and Burlington Gardens buildings. Opened in 1768, the RA is a perfect setting for any special occasion nestled within a building with a remarkable history.
Additionally, guests of corporate supporters can enjoy drinks and canapés in the regal 18th century John Madjeski Fine Rooms of Burlington House alongside private views. During the summer months corporate supporters can entertain in the Main Galleries themselves throughout the world famous Summer Exhibition.
The breathtaking home of the Chelsea Pensioners set in 66 acres in the heart of Chelsea. Founded in 1682 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was built as a home for ‘veterans broken by age and war’. For over 300 years it has housed the famous scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners, former soldiers of the British Army, who come to live in this magnificent site during their retirement. Its stunning buildings and gardens make for a truly idyllic location for your event in central London.
Set in the heart of fashionable Chelsea, a stone’s throw from the King’s Road and with views reaching across the Thames, the Royal Hospital offers a range of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for receptions, dinners, weddings, concerts, sporting events and meetings. The Grade One and Two listed buildings house exquisite period interiors that feature a wealth of architectural detail; whilst outside, spacious and elegant courtyards create the perfect setting for any occasion.
The Great Hall, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is the largest of the interior spaces at the Royal Hospital. It has changed little in its 300 years and retains an imposing air of grandeur with magnificent oak panelling and paintings of British monarchs. The Great Hall is perfect for receptions, large dinner parties, weddings, performances and dancing.
With views of the Thames and Figure Court, the two beautifully designed rooms of the State Apartments (the Council Chamber and Ante Room) have hosted gatherings attended by royalty for hundreds of years. The ornately decorated ceilings are only surpassed by the old master paintings by Van Dyke, Lely and Kneller. The two rooms are hired together for a suite of elegant interiors for drinks or dinner.
Situated in the centre of London, a hidden gem only a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House provides an impressive setting and first-class facilities.
With rooms of varying sizes, and a garden for use in warmer weather, Lancaster House has flexibility in set-up to accommodate anything from an intimate dinner to celebrate a special occasion, to a much larger conference or reception.
Find out more about the house, and view the 360° tour of the rooms, on the Lancaster House website.
Commissioned by the ‘grand old’ Duke of York in 1825, this historic house is home to fabulous Louis 14th style interiors, a beautiful art collection and splendid gardens. It is also steeped in modern political history, having hosted numerous high profile occasions from society banquets to international summits and receptions.
Lancaster House’s beautiful interiors are well known by the public for their appearances in numerous film and television series, such as The Crown and Bridgerton. Often doubling up for Buckingham Palace, or other stately homes, the grand rooms attract much attention by visiting guests who wish to experience the wonder of the costume drama.
his magnificent, beautifully preserved mansion, built in 1825 by the grand old Duke of York, is steeped in political history and has starred in many productions, including The Kings Speech and The Crown.
Lancaster House has a range of exquisite rooms on the ground and first floors as well as beautiful gardens for al fresco receptions. By Word of Mouth has catered here for a wide range of events including intimate dinners for 30, wedding receptions and large canape receptions spilling out over the lawns.
Lancaster House offers a very impressive setting, an unrivalled central location next to St James’s Palace and first-class facilities for all types of events and hospitality.
One of the most beautiful country estates in the country – and the last privately owned one in London – Syon Park is the ideal location for corporate and private events, as well as weddings and civil ceremonies. Syon Park remains one of the most fashionable and romantic settings for all manner of grand celebrations – and the desire to fashionably entertain guests on a lavish scale is just as relevant now, as it has been in the past. Few venues offer such a magical yet friendly setting to impress and welcome your guests.
Profoundly historic, the House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, while the park and gardens feel like deep countrtside. On the dissolution of the Abbey, Syon reverted to royal control, and the funeral cortege of Henry VIII rested at Syon on the journey from London to Windsor, the bloated corpse famously exploding overnight. Syon then passed to Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset who initiated the process of transforming the Abbey complex into a grand private house.