So you want your Bar or Bat Mitzvah to be unique and to reflect your family’s style which means you’re going to need to find a venue that’s different from the standard hotels.
Our recommendation is to look for a blank canvas venue, which basically means one that you can style and transform. If you don’t fancy that, then look for a Bar Mitzvah venue that is interesting in its own right; for its design, history or location. To help you get started we’ve listed 10 Bar Mitzvah venues that we love.
But as there are 1000’s of venues in London to choose from this is just a taster. Make the most of our free Bar Mitzvah venue finding service to help you find the perfect fit for your celebration. As part of our new Pop Up Bat & Bar Mitzvah concept we can help you find any style of venue along with creating a one off design for your Bat or Bar Mitzvah celebration.
Secret River Garden
The Secret River Garden is a deeply romantic setting that transports you back in time. The large outside space is perfect for those looking for a festival vibe and there are plenty of activities that can be arranged from rowing on the river to bush tucker trials. For added wow factor arrive by boat for welcome drinks on the lawn overlooking the river, before following the tiny winding path through to the secluded woodland where your stunning marquee is revealed under the dappled light of weeping willows. A bonfire can be lit for later in the evening for guests and family to gather around. Suitable for 120 guests.
Kachette (pronounced cash-et) is a popular dry hire event and party venue located under the railway bridges on Old Street in Shoreditch, East London. The historic Victorian railway arch venue is housed in the original ticket hall of the former Shoreditch Station which opened 1865 to 1940. The unusual event venue consists of two beautifully restored railway arch spaces with exposed Victorian era brickwork, open rigging, stunning black gated entrance and arched door and its trademark train station clock which is situated inside the venue foyer. Two arches are available for hire or you can take over the whole venue which has a capacity of 350 standing or 115 seated.
The West Reservoir Centre
The historic building dates back to 1936 featuring a red-brick tower with stunning structural design elements which is filled by natural daylight and has outdoor terraces which overlook onto a beautiful 30-acre lake in the heart of Hackney. The venues offers the best of both worlds with stunning and calming surroundings without having to go out of London as the venue is situated in Stoke Newington. Capacity: 130 seated or 150 standing.
One of the most glamorous Bar Mitzvah venues, exclusive hire of Quaglino’s offers plenty of flexibility. A modern interior redesign has seen the signature sweeping staircase, balcony bar, main restaurant and mezzanine private dining rooms elegantly restored, along with a dancefloor with its own stage and space to rival any ballroom. Capacity: 278 seated or 500 standing.
An incredible warehouse space with a range of bars, street food traders and plenty of room to play around in with a huge outdoor space known as The Land of Bamboo which includes trampolines, sand pits and Tiki huts. The venue is split across two rooms so you can hire it for smaller groups of 200 or much larger parties. Capacity: 500 seated or 3000 (yes, really!) standing.
Kent House Knightsbridge
Kent House Knightsbridge is a versatile Victorian townhouse that stylishly combines a grand royal history yet has the intimacy of a private house. It boasts many beautiful period features including ornate cornicing, marble floors, a sweeping staircase and skylight, and large floor to ceiling windows. The elegance of the house provides the perfect backdrop to any Bar Mitzvah celebration and can be styled to suit you. Capacity: 160 seated or 300 standing
Just a short distance from Windsor, Amber Lakes is a striking venue surrounded by lakes and trees. Indoor parties can take place at the Scandi-inspired Lodge and the outdoor space can be used for treasure hunts, lawn games, movie making and even Segway challenges. You can also take to the water for fun including dragon boat racing and raft building. Capacity: Standing 250 or 500 with outdoor teepees.
Mail Rail is an intriguing subterranean blank canvas event space which is ideal for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. The industrial event space has countless inspiring features, including vaulted arches and original exposed brick work. With a capacity of 275 standing and 150 seated, it is available to hire 7 days a week. The unique venue provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to enhance their event experience with an underground miniature train ride through the secret 100 year old Mail Rail tunnels.
The German Gymnasium was Britain’s first purpose-built gym and was the site for the indoor events at the first Olympic Games, held in London back in 1866. Sitting in a prime spot between King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations this beautiful Grade II listed building has now been restored to its former glory. Home to a ground floor Grand Café with vast outdoor terrace, a contemporary upper floor restaurant and Meister bar with a semi private dining space. There are four different rooms you can hire or the whole venue is also available with a capacity of up to 500 guests.
Forman & Son
Stunning corporate event and party venue in the most exciting part of London. It has unrivalled views of the Olympic Stadium and is a fabulous, unique event space suitable for up to 700 guests. It was designed by award-winning architect, Phil Hudson, in the shape of a ‘darne’ of salmon, with ‘scales’ tiling the roof, ‘bones’ supporting the structure and the smokery itself situated in the ‘guts’ of the building. The Smokehouse Gallery and Roof Terrace can accommodate up to 1000 guests making it perfect if you’re looking for a large venue and there’s also a lovely riverside terrace area.