Daytime events are often overlooked. Whilst evening events are popular for awards ceremonies and charity functions, it is often difficult to guarantee attendance due to your guests having other commitments outside of work. If you host an event during the day you can be assured of a captive audience, as your guests would usually be at work! Corporate lunches, charity events, awards ceremonies, conferences and team building all work extremely well during the day.
What’s more, the popularity of evening events means that dates book up very quickly and you might have to compromise to get that perfect date and venue. There is usually much more availability and flexibility when choosing day time events.
Daytime events are often more cost effective as well, when guests are invited to an evening event they expect food, entertainment and alcohol. A day time event can start after lunch, saving on catering costs and finish early evening saving on bar costs. Of course, we don’t expect you to cut out food and drink completely, but providing canapés for 500 guests is significantly cheaper than 500 three-course meals.
Depending on the event, entertainment can be adjusted accordingly. Evening events often call for a live band, DJ and dance floor, photo booth and sometimes live shows. Daytime events could incorporate some elements, but it’s generally not expected by guests and can often seem out of place.
But we’re not saying a day time event has to be a sober, straight laced affair. All our summer venues have private outdoor space so guests can make the most of the weather and enjoy drinks receptions on the lawn at The Artillery Garden, or overlooking the Thames on Old Billingsgate terrace, or in the North Moat of the Tower of London.
Ultimate Experience has an impressive venue portfolio, with access to some of the most prestigious locations in London. All the venues are fully equipped with AV, production, lighting and PA systems suitable for any event. Whether you’re looking for a prime location, high-tech equipment, unparalleled views, a contemporary conference venue or an inspiring historical setting, Ultimate Experience has the tools and expertise to make your day time event one to remember.
250 – 700 Seated lunches
350 – 1200 Reception/Buffet
350 – 1000 Conferences
The Pavilion at the Tower of London offers day time events with a dramatic backdrop. Within the North Moat of the Tower of London, the Pavilion at the Tower of London offers guests an ultimate VIP experience and offers superb opportunities for outdoor entertaining, whether it is al fresco dining or a summer drinks reception. This prestigious venue easily lends itself to charity dinners, staff parties, awards ceremonies and all kinds of day time events designed to impress.
400 – 1200 Seated lunches
400 – 2400 Reception/Buffet
400 – 1000 Conferences
Old Billingsgate is a fabulous venue that overlooks the Thames and Southbank. This venue offers three different areas available for hire, The Grand Hall, The Vaults and The Gallery, but the private riverside terrace is an absolute must for your summer event and can be used in conjunction with any of these spaces. Old Billingsgate comes with full production and furniture set ups that can be arranged according to your event. The opportunities are endless with the space; you could set up a buffet style lunch or host a relaxed reception with drinks and canapés on the terrace that offers exclusive views of the iconic Tower Bridge.
400 – 1000 Seated lunches
400 – 2400 Reception/Buffet/BBQ
400 – 1200 Conferences
Guests are welcomed into an open reception area which was built with day time events in mind and is one of the most popular venue options for day time events throughout the city. Upon entering your guests will feel inspired by full length windows overlooking the private green gardens situated in front of the historic Armoury House. There is also access to the private funfair which offers a unique entertainment option for guests. The main room at the Artillery Garden has capacity for up to 1000 seated guests and is an excellent solution for any awards ceremony or corporate function. If your event is on the smaller side the reception area can be used exclusively and it suitable from 200 to 500 guests.