It’s safe to say that fundraising events are an effective way to raise a substantial amount of money. However, with so many charities hosting annual fundraising events, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. Blood, sweat and tears go into the planning of your event, but despite all your hard work it can still be difficult to ‘wow’ your guests. Ensuring you’ve picked a venue that brings your vision alive and sets the fundraising scene will go a long way in impressing your donors!
With that in mind, we have accumulated a list of 7 venues situated in London that will leave guests inspired!
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1) Saatchi Gallery
Location: King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4RY
The Saatchi Gallery inhabits elegant high ceilings and a modern, simplistic interior. The stylish rooms provide the perfect opportunity for you to make the space your own. With a bit of creativity and imagination you can really convey the message of your cause in the space. This historic building is unrivalled when it comes to flexibility and the ability to make your next fundraising event truly bespoke and unique.
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2) Café De Paris
Location: 3 Coventry St, London, W1D 6BL
Capacity: 190 – 715 (varies on event type)
Café De Paris provides a luxurious setting that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. The venue offers a range of unique features, from grand sweeping staircases, to glittering chandeliers and stunning ballroom floors, guaranteed to give your fundraising event an edge.
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3) MNKY House
MNKY House: 10 Dover St, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LD
Capacity: 40 seated, 100 standing
Located in the heart of Mayfair, MNKY House offers its exclusive MNKY LNGE for premium event hire, offering an extravagant experience for your guests to really indulge. The lounge has its own distinctive entrance, and provides unique style and character to your event, which will no doubt help you stand out from the crowd. This lounge is regularly frequented with internationally renowned artists and DJ’s who use the state-of-the-art custom sound system. This venue will definitely help you give your donors a unique experience.
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4) Sushi Samba
Location: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Capacity: 140 seated, 320 standing
Located on the 38th and 39th floors of London’s 40-story skyscraper at 110 Bishopsgate, Sushi Samba boasts breath-taking views of London from high up in the sky. The main dining room features a double-height ceiling, giving the room a soft and warm glow. The combination of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese cuisine is sure to bring something new to the table.
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5) Sky Garden
Location: 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
Capacity: 450 seated, 750 standing
Hiring the Sky Garden could be the answer to your fundraising prayers! Renowned as London’s highest landscaped public garden and a leading visitor attraction, this venue is one of the most unique event spaces available in the capital. Unrivalled panoramic views of London and beyond with idyllic garden surroundings, Sky Garden is likely to attract major donors to any event.
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6) Cutty Sark
Location: King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT
Capacity: 200 seated, 450 standing
After being retired from its sea duties in 1954, the Cutty Sark now resides within the Royal Museum of Greenwich as a part of nautical history. The magnificent vessel has been raised and surrounded at the waterline by glass, enabling guests to enjoy the vessel beneath the hull that’s equipped with an audio-visual system, atmospheric lighting, screen and stage. All three of the vessel’s decks are available to hire and will no doubt provide an unforgettable fundraising setting.
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7) Harry Potter Studios
Location: Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
Capacity: 130 guests
Harry Potter Studios offers private hire for bespoke events and utilises many of the notorious props, costumes and sets that were created especially for the films. With many rooms available that can be tailored to event requirements, this unusual venue is sure to leave your guests spellbound!
Now you’ve got some inspiration for the venue, it’s time to learn about how you can raise more at your next event. Here are 10 steps to help you do just that!