Quirky Venues to Inspire Creative Thinking

We’ve found these inspirational quirky venues for corporate events in the UK to infuse your team with creativity. From meetings in treehouses to conferences at zoos, theme parks, barns and more – these unique venues will leave your team stunned and overflowing with inspiration.

Many executives prefer meetings because it is easier to communicate if you are face to face with the people you need to talk to. And what better way to keep your delegates happy and engaged than hosting your conferences and meetings in a quirky and creative venue.

Throughout the years, well-known companies have used our trusted and professional corporate event venues for hire. Our venues for business across the UK make any company retreat accessible, comfortable, and most importantly, fun as they provide a unique and bespoke experience.   

In this BV blog, we will be sharing some of the quirkiest venues that inspire creativity in the UK.

Great Scotland Yard Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

This luxurious five-star hotel, located just around the corner from Covent Garden, is one of London’s most historic and cherished buildings. With more hidden stories than any other, it is the place where tradition meets modern luxury. This 1820’s Grade II listed building with Edwardian and Victorian architecture is home to 151 rooms and suites. This hotel is a unique twist on a British classic, where no two rooms are the same, with stunning views of London.

The venue provides flexible alternatives to traditional meetings due to its innovative spaces. This makes it perfect for creative gatherings, workshops, team building, launches or unusual training. Its Sibin bar and The Parlour can accommodate up to 45 guests and provide a one-of-a-kind concept with historical paintings and distinctive furniture to fit the aesthetic.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

The most prestigious cricket ground in the world, Lord’s holds a lot of history and charm. The old-world elegance of the Grade II*-listed Pavilion pairs with the cutting-edge modernity of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre. With award-winning on-site catering and its location just one stop from Baker Street, The Home of Cricket is an exceptional venue for conferences, exhibitions, and even wine tastings.

The venue has 21 unique events spaces to cater to conferences, weddings, summer parties, and more. One of their most extravagant rooms, The Long Room, is a magnificent backdrop for elegant dinners, lunches and receptions. Its walls are lined with fine paintings celebrating the game from the 18th century to the present day. Also, the adjoining Long Room Bar may also be used as a characterful drinks reception area for Long Room occasions.

Chester Zoo

Throughout its history, Chester Zoo has brought people together in a unique, exciting, and inspirational way. It’s the perfect location to create an event that makes a difference – with amazing animals, award-winning gardens, a breathtaking Grade II listed venue, and an experienced event team.

The Chester Zoo events will inspire your teams and networks, while all proceeds raised contribute to its conservation efforts. So, while you get down to business, you can be sure you are making a big difference for wildlife.  

Shoreditch Treehouse

Secret garden loft just five minutes from the City of London, with high wooden ceilings, fairy lights, and plants all around, allowing abundant natural light to flood the space. The space comes fully equipped with a grand piano, spacious kitchen area, and large storage space. It is also dog friendly!

A breathtakingly beautiful and unique space, ideal for short stays, meeting hire and intimate events. You definitely will be able to wow your delegates with this venue. 

The Hoxton, Holborn

The Haxton Apartment in Holborn is a special meeting and events space located in Central London. It is made up of 7 creatively designed rooms, which can be hired separately for team away days and brainstorming sessions or combined as one for your next big networking event. The largest of their rooms, the Library, can hold up to 56 delegates, perfect for a range of events.

Edinburgh Zoo – Mansion House

At the heart of Edinburgh Zoo, the historic Mansion House stands in 82 acres of beautiful parkland. It is certainly a fitting venue for business meetings, conferences and special events. The Mansion House provides elegant surroundings, delicious food and high-quality service for your corporate needs. 

Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel

Whether you are celebrating a milestone, anniversary, company achievement, or simply treating your team, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a perfect choice. Your team can experience exclusive use from 6pm – 9pm, including over 55 rides and attractions.

Mythe Barn

Mythe Barn offers various high-quality, creative, bright, and spacious conference and event facilities in an idyllic rural setting. With exclusive use of over 1,500m² of innovative, flexible space, you can rest assured of exclusivity and privacy.

A fully stocked bar makes the venue ideal for special evening events. This venue’s oak frame and picturesque countryside views, coupled with the impeccable service, delicious catering, on-site activities, and first-class facilities, can provide a truly unforgettable event.

Venue Groups

The Studio Venue Group

The Studio venue group will provide you with great people and excellent service, delivered in a creative and inspirational environment. Their very first venue opened in Birmingham in 1999.

Over the years, they have launched venues across the country to offer spaces where corporate delegates can be their most productive, with dedicated refreshment areas for relaxation and revival. Other locations where you can find them are Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester.

Lumiere London

Corporate events, film, TV & photo celebrations –  Lumiere London is home to four unique venues. From 700 to 5,900 sqft, their venues will provide the ideal location for your requirements and budget. The Shoreditch Loft is a beautiful penthouse on the third floor of Charlotte House. It has a private terrace and stunning views of the London skyline.

Running along the western edge of Buckingham Palace Gardens, Grosvenor Place (The Embassy) boasts a rich history dating back to the 18th century. Completely refurbished, The Underwood has a modern reception providing a large communal area, two passenger lifts, cycle storage facilities, air condition and wheelchair-friendly access and bathrooms. Last but not least, The New Yorker Gallery venue combines the avant-garde look of Lumiere’s former Gallery and the cosiness of Tropical Library. 


Feeling inspired? whether it’s a request for a quirky venue for a conference, meeting, awards dinner, or anything else, drop us an email at sales@bvevents.co.uk

You can also make a start yourself by using our Free Venue Finding Tool to explore the various options for your next awards.

Bien Venue are a boutique creative agency who specialise in a free UK venue finding service.  It’s not just workshops, training, conferences, or off-site meetings we can arrange and venue search for but also away days, residential training events, awards ceremonies, networking, roadshows, hybrid events, summer parties, Christmas celebrations, private dining, team building, incentives, employee engagement hampers and virtual activities. We also offer accommodation booking platforms for both corporate bookers and event specific allocations of bedrooms

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