London12 with Make Events (October 2023)

Make Events are our go to events agency – they will create the ultimate experience for your delegates and boy did they do this for our London12 FAM with them.

Make Events curated a bespoke and exclsuive FAM trip for our members. We explored eight venues across 12 hours in London. As well as expanding our knowledge of London venues, it also allowed us to get to know the Make Events team and how they can enhance our events.

Magic touches are in Make Events’ DNA, our members were introduced to this via a fabulous sustainable swag bag containing all the essentials to get through a 12 hour FAM trip.

Across the 12 hours, we explored the following venues:

The Chelsea Townhouse: which is the latest hotel in the heart of Chelsea to join the Iconic Hotels family. The hotel is a home away from home with 36 bedrooms – some with access to the garden! The hotel can be hired for exclsuive hire and is perfect for c-suite events. The event space opens in February 2024 with access to a private garden and capacity of up to 14 people. The hotel is a perfect partner to partner with events at 11 Cadogan Gardens which is around the corner. We can’t wait to return in February to see the space!

11 Cadogan Gardens: as mentioned above, this hotel is a perfect hotel for events held across two hotels with the The Chelsea Townhouse. The hotel has a number of event spaces from the Chelsea Bar, the Drawing Room, the Secret Garden, the stunning Mirror Room, the Wine Room and the Curio Room which has its own entrance. The largest space can hold up to 50 people and the smallest up to 10 people. Another excellent venue for your senior stakeholder events from board room meetings, drinks receptions to semi-private dining.

Frameless: this venue created a buzz when it opened. If you are looking to create an immersive experience for your delegates this is the venue for you. The venue has four galleries and during the evening can be hired exclusively for a dinner or drinks reception with maximum capacity of c.400 for a standing reception. During the day, a smaller gallery can be hired for a conference for up to 100 people. The beauty of this venue is that you can really turn the venue into any visual experience you wish to do so!

The Broadwick Soho: we were extremely lucky to have a sneak preview of this beauty of a hotel that opens in mid-November. The hotel is absolutely stunning and provided so many wow moments for us. There is a dedicated event floor for a private dining experience or board room meeting for up to 24 people which is a gorgeous space with ample natural day light. The bar area is another fabulous space with a wrap around terrace providing views of London. The central bar provides a great feature and there is also a stage for any entertainment/speeches. The space can hold up to 100 people standing with use of the terrace or 60 without. We enjoyed a delicious lunch in their restaurant , we highly recommend checking out the hotel when it opens to see all the other spaces that we don’t want to spill the beans on…

Chateau Denmark: for music fans this is a must place to visit due to the location of being in the heart of music history! The hotel is across 16 buildings with 55 bedrooms, a great place to stay for any events at the Outernet. As well as beautiful bedrooms – some very unique – there is a private bar downstairs which can be hired for drinks receptions for up to 40 people.

Raffles OWO London: we were all SO excited to visit the latest hotel that has opened and causing lots of noise in the events world. With 122 bedrooms in this impressive historic building there are ample opportunities for events. There are nine restaurants with three available for private hire. For smaller private dining experiences there is the stunning Poppy room for up to 14 people. Given the history of the building, there are two meeting rooms for up to 30 people each in the basement providing a bunker feel. The ballroom is a super impressive space for up to 450 people. We loved the hotel and enjoyed some delicious canapés with a Singapore Sling as a nod to their hotel in Singapore.

The Lookout: located on Bishopsgate and is the latest viewing platform in London providing fabulous views of the city. Rhubarb manage the event spaces here which are available for private hire Tuesday – Thursday evening with standing capacity for up to 250 people. There is also a meeting room for a boardroom meeting for up to 20 people with floor to ceiling views of London.

Convene: our final stop for the day where we enjoyed a seated dinner. Convene is perfect for conferences that requires hybrid elements. With capacity for up to 400 people with anole space for networking and breakout rooms. This venue in the heart of the city really allows you to deliver a conference with the latest technology within modern surroundings. A great alternative to a hotel!

We had a fabulous day increasing our venue knowledge, developing relationships with stakeholders at these venues and the Make Events team all whilst networking with peers – and as always lots of fun was had by all!

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