Royal Horticultural Halls
Most Versatile Venue
The Royal Horticultural Halls play host to over twenty different types of event throughout the year. Since 1904 event organisers, film scouts, production assistants, fashion houses, brides and the general public have thronged to The Lindley and The Lawrence Halls in Westminster, London, for one reason: to hold or attend an event.
Each week can, and frequently does, contain seven completely different events ensuring staff are always at the top of their game and have a thorough understanding of what each client requires to deliver a faultless event. Organisers love the space and relish in creating wonderful productions for guests to explore using every square inch of space, from ceiling to floor. Long standing clients of up to 30 years bear testament to the service and professionalism that staff deliver, even President Obama’s staff were impressed.
From Royalty, Presidents, MP’s, fashionistas, vintage and Formula 1 cars, delegates and chambers of commerce to examinations, boxing matches, weddings, coming of age celebrations, wakes and of course flower shows, The Royal Horticultural Halls have hosted events for them all.
Flexible & Adaptable
Whilst both Halls retain historical majesty appropriate for the most prestigious of occasions, the blank canvas means that they are both regularly used for a variety of events from the top secret and highly glamorous to the sharing of knowledge and ideas, and the purely functional. The infrastructure below the 14-metre-high glass vaulted ceiling allows for rigging, so clients can use every square inch of space The Lindley Hall offers. Fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Tom Ford and Coach have flocked to the Halls allowing awe-inspiring landscapes that transport guests to another world as images in File 1 testify. Both spaces can house a catwalk as well as 500 (Lindley) 700 (Lawrence) seated guests.
Receptions, Galas, Auctions, Product Launches and Tastings
The uninterrupted space makes The Lindley Hall perfect for receptions, galas, product launches and tastings as certified by Virgin Wines, who have been a client for 12 years, as have Berry Brothers & Rudd and Laithwaites. With room to accommodate 700 standing guests, the space can be customised to include 40 cars, street food stalls and tasting tables as well as performers, such as fire eaters and aerial artists to add colour and vibrancy to cocktail receptions and gala dinners. Recently the Hall has attracted the crème de la crème of launches with Lamborghini recently launching the Urus following Renault’s F1 Car Launch and Maserati’s Levante last year.
With its central London location, The Lindley Hall is the perfect space for companies to inspire, motivate and network, hosting up to 480 delegates. The flexible space allows organisers to host 280 people cabaret style or 480 theatre style. In-house equipment includes an intelligent lighting system for washing with brand colours and a PA tannoy system for announcements and background music. Free Wi-Fi for up to 500 users is included in the hire fee. The Halls have hosted conferences for some of the world’s biggest brands including Barclays, The White Company and Costa Coffee.
Weddings, Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs
Characterised by its Edwardian features and vaulted ceiling radiating natural light, The Lindley Hall provides an elegant backdrop for celebrations. It is fully licensed and can host both civil and religious ceremonies with brides given an experienced wedding planner to ease their nerves. With capacity for 480 guests, private bridal/host room, dance floor area, bar space and a late licence available.
The customer is always first
Customer service is a priority. Every client has a dedicated event manager to oversee their event from contract to delivery, ensuring events run to perfection. This can mean long nights, working weekends and going above and beyond the call of duty, but this is what clients have come to expect and our long-standing list bears testament to this. Coy’s (vintage and collectible car auctions) has been a client for 30 years. There are several nearing their 20th anniversary such as Colefax & Fowler, King’s College and the Chartered Institute of Tax and a further 20 clients who have been with us nearly 10 years. Our approach is simply to ensure they have everything they need to deliver success. Tenancy can be extended, and builds can be as long as required (dates permitting). A detailed event plan is signed prior to each event taking place ensuring complete expectation of provision. Exclusivity is key and our carefully selected range of trusted suppliers for AV, technology, rigging, furniture, production and sound are an integral part of success.
Don’t take our word for it – please see some of the wonderful feedback we have had from past events:
We really appreciate all the work and positive attitude that everyone had whilst we were on site – as you see it’s not without its stress and moments(!), especially the Operations Teams who were very helpful as well as the security personnel present during the overnight build. INCA Productions (Anya Hindmarch)
We would like to thank the team at the Royal Horticultural Halls for helping to make the Renault event such a great success. We knew it would take a team of real professionals to pull together the necessary levels of service and efficiency to make it work. And work it did! Wedgewood Global – DMC (Renault F1 launch)
The team at RHH were absolutely brilliant. Very responsive and professional on the day of the event and were extremely helpful from the minute we arrived to the moment we left. Soil Association
Everyone at the venue was exceptionally helpful, as were the caterers and AV providers suggested by the RHH team!
The White Company
We had a fantastic wedding reception at RHH. We could not fault anything with the professional service we received from the staff on our event day and everything went very smoothly. Everybody has been complimenting the venue and for our theme it was the perfect blank canvas to be able to transform. Private Client
Speaker bio: Lorraine Thorne
With over 17 years’ experience in the Events Industry I currently oversee the sales and marketing of the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.
I have worked in several iconic London venues including the Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum and Middle Temple as well as launching two historic Georgian Villas for commercial hire.
I am very passionate about events and I believe there is no other industry where every day is different and so many people I meet are as fanatical as I am about events! I am always thriving to meet and exceed our client’s expectations as well as pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in our venue – which is defiantly the most versatile venue I have ever worked in!
I am on the board of Unique Venues of London and in the past have been a board member of the London City Selection and Venuemasters collectives.