Along with city icons such as the Shangri-La ballroom at The Shard or a private capsule on The London Eye, our capital’s museums and galleries are also available for events.
The Venue Finding team here at Effective Event Solutions know all about the event spaces at London’s greatest museum venues, and our Event Logistics managers are well used to the quick time frame needed to set-up an evening event after closing time.
The Imperial War Museum (IWM) has recently undergone refurbishment and offers a wonderful range of event spaces, some in-keeping with the impressive, traditional style of the building’s exterior and some with a more modern look and feel.
IWM London has the ability to accommodate everything from a meeting for 10 in the boardroom, to a fabulous dinner for 270 seated below a Battle of Britain Spitfire, suspended from the ceiling.
Without a doubt our favourite space at IWM is the Atrium, it has a ceiling height of 25m and an impressive display of large exhibits. This is the largest event space on offer, hosting 200 for a seated presentation, 340 for a standing reception of 270 for seated dinner.
The museum also boasts another inspiring space offering a different view of the Atrium’s exhibits: The Roof Terrace is a contemporarry space suspended from the barrel vaulted glass roof of IWM and could hold 150 guests for seated meal or 240 for a standing reception.
The board rooms (spaces range from 10 boardroom to 80 theatre style) and the cinema (up to 200 moveable seats) can be hired in the daytime, alongside the running of the museum as they are closed off from the main space. The other wonderful event areas at IWM are available from 7pm- midnight.
And if you’re not overly keen on war memorabilia and exhibits the venue could still work as the cinema and roof terrace are not based around the IWM theming/story. They are just great spaces which can accommodate so many types of events.