Inntel works closely with Lime Venues, a management company responsible for a wide variety of meetings venues ranging from London museums to horse racing grounds. If you’re looking for something ‘a bit different’ for your next meeting, the chances are you will find it in their portfolio. We’ve selected just three Lime Venues for this month’s Innside Track.
As exciting as you would expect the home of England rugby to be – great for pitch view meetings.
- Convenience – handy for those in and out of London
- Variety – with so many rooms available, there’s something for all requirements
- The President’s Suite – perfect if you want to impress
Everything from a small training seminar up to a business conference for 1,500
Truly majestic environment
The Stadium has 25 dedicated conference and event rooms, an impressive auditorium (The Live Room) that can accommodate up to 600 in a theatre style layout, and 150 hospitality boxes where up to 20 people can enjoy a meeting with a view over the pitch. If you’re looking to impress, you can hire the President’s Suite and entertain up to 40 for a sit-down meal or 80 for a reception – but not on match days, when it is used to host VIPs and Royalty! As an alternative, you could consider the England Changing Room, a meeting and dining space for up to 55 people that uses players’ kits and rugby memorabilia to recreate the atmosphere in the players’ inner sanctum.
As well as providing a room for every kind of meeting, Twickenham Stadium is also accessible for most people, being close to Heathrow and the M25/M4.
Accommodation is available in the on-site four star Marriott Hotel, which offers free parking for up to 2,000 cars for conference delegates and hotel guests.
A stunning historic venue and heaven on earth for art lovers.
- Historic significance – the original building was commissioned in Tudor times by young Edward VI’s uncle and protector, the Duke of Somerset.
- The Courtauld Gallery – sit and meet in a room that is hung with paintings by Van Gogh, Botticelli, Rubens, Monet and Renoir.
- Lightwells and Deadhouse – a dramatic subterranean space that is often used for location filming.
Product launches, fashion shows and other ‘big splash’ events that you want people to remember.
Historic and artistic
Somerset House is a historic landmark in a central London location, which should tick two boxes for anyone looking for an unusual venue in the heart of the capital.
The venue offers eleven meeting spaces in total, accommodating between 8 and 1,500 guests. These include the Great Arch Hall as you enter Somerset House, Embankment East (which is right next door to the Embankment Galleries) and the Portico Rooms, which have balconies looking out onto the River Thames and can accommodate up to 100 theatre style. For large-scale entertaining, there’s the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, which can accommodate up to 1,500 for a stand-up reception (either in the open air or under a marquee) while the fountain jets ‘dance’ for their amusement!
Natural History Museum
The building is quite breathtaking – and wherever you go, there’s always something fascinating to look at.
- World famous site – who could forget any event they had attended here?
- Central Hall , home to the full size Diplodocus (known to the NHM staff as ‘Dippy’)
- Earth Hall, where you can entertain your guests under a suspended metal globe
Grand events with large numbers of guests or delegates – think product launches or award ceremonies
Large scale grandeur
The Natural History Museum is a really exciting business venue, thanks to its awesome size and architectural splendour. There are four main spaces available to hire for meetings and events, although three of the four are only available in the evenings.
At the top end, there’s the fantastic Central Hall at the heart of the museum, which accommodates up to 1,200 for a standing reception. For smaller events, you might want to look at the relatively new and contemporary Darwin Centre, which contains a modern lecture theatre that seats 80. The other options are the Earth Hall, which has 18 foot high walls etched with images of the night sky, and the Fletts Events Theatre, a modern auditorium-style conference space (and the only one of the four available during the day).