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Summer sizzlers

Published: 21 May 2018

The weather is hotting up, Wimbledon tennis is almost here. It’s time to plan that alfresco reception in the capital. Take advantage of these summer venue packages.

No. 11 Cavendish Square 

The outdoor courtyard at No. 11 Cavendish Square is an oasis in the heart of London. 

Delegates can choose from barbecue, bowl food or canapé menus, provided by Food by Dish, which include orange and paprika-glazed prawn kebabs, Southern-fried buttermilk fried chicken cob salad, Moroccan-spiced crown prince squash, and halloumi cheese croquette with tahini salsa.

Events can be given a fun twist with the option to add a live band, string quartet, a strawberries and cream bar, a Pimm’s or ice-cream bike.

To ensure guests don’t miss out on the summer’s biggest sporting events, complimentary plasma screens are available broadcasting The FIFA World Cup and The Championships, Wimbledon. 

Summer packages start from £89 (+VAT) per person and are available for individual, group or exclusive parties of 80 to 250 guests.

Sunborn London 

Floating hotel Sunborn London, moored in the Royal Victoria Docks, has teamed up with Laurent-Perrier to launch a champagne deck pop-up venue for summer. 

This unique rooftop bar will serve champagne cocktails alongside bespoke canapés in an elegant outdoor setting on the top deck of the luxurious yacht hotel, overlooking London’s scenic city skyline. 

Signature cocktails include Le Fizz (St. Germain elderflower liquor, fresh lemon juice and Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee), Gran Torino (Lajita mezcal, Galliano vanilla liquor and Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee), and more, whilst nibbles include ‘Crab and Lobster Arancini with Lemon Aioli’ and Crispy Calamari with Tartare Sauce’.

Available until 3rd September, groups of 50 can take it over exclusively. Got a bigger group? The deck is attached to the indoor Sky Lounge and together they can take 150 guests.

The Den Terrace at St Martins Lane 

In collaboration with Bacardi Añejo Cuatro, The Den at St Martins Lane has been transformed into a topical oasis, filled with palm trees and cacti that spill out onto the terrace, bringing Caribbean glamour to the heart of Covent Garden. 

Groups of 80 can enjoy afternoon teas with Piña Colada Cake, or a drinks list on the terrace featuring the likes of Cuatro Air Mail, comprising Bacardi Cuatro rum, champagne, honey, lime and a dash of orange. 

30 Euston Square 

With exclusive use of the penthouse floor, up to 230 guests can experience views across London from the balcony at 30 Euston Square, before stepping into the State Rooms and out onto the Roof Terrace to enjoy the summer sunshine. 

Packages include a drinks list featuring themed summer cocktails and two street-food inspired stations: The “Holy Smokes BBQ” provides a British or Latin themed choice, and at the ‘Picnic in the Clouds’ station, guests can choose from a British picnic menu featuring Cumberland sausage scotch eggs, Studland Bay crayfish cocktails and herb scones. 

Packages start from £85 per person + VAT and include an up-lit bar, dance-floor and entertainment. 

By Mike Fletcher

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