When thinking about the word ‘Banquet’ it conjures up images from medieval times. In fact the perception is quite different today from what we used to recognise. In fact the tradition stems from the ‘Ceremony of the Void’ during which guests would drink sweet wine while the table was cleared or ‘voided’. From the 16th century onwards guests would no longer stand in the great chamber but would instead retire to the ‘Banqueting Room’.
Today banquets can be associated with royal occasions and political summits, but also they are more commonly seen as a way to strengthen business relationships, it is also traditional to hold a banquet at the end of an academic conference.
What kind of Banqueting venue should I choose?
There are a myriad of banqueting venues to choose for all occasions. A CEO of a major company may look to entertain clients, or you could look to arrange a presentation lunch or a dinner dance with cabaret entertainment. You might want to hold a pre wedding banquet, or something less formal. Maybe it’s a simple as a banquet at a nearby restaurant.
Many banqueting venues will have event organisers who will see you through the process, such as table décor, menu and dietary requirements and entertainment and in the case of a hotel style banqueting venue, you can always book overnight accommodation for your appointed guests.
It is also very important to ensure you choose a banqueting venue with the correct capacity. Imagine a venue which is too small for the number of attendees or too big and airy for a small number of guests. With this in mind, all our hosted venues list the breakdown and capacity of each individual room and hall.
Historic Banqueting Venues
As is befitting a grand event, there are many historic building of stunning architectural significance that regularly host banquets, particularly in London; there is an elegance and style to these venues that will ensure that your guests are never less than impressed. There are also castles to recreate that medieval feel and you may want to consider a racecourse as banqueting venue or engage in hospitality at the hundreds of sporting venues located throughout the UK.
Venues, has hundreds of banqueting venues throughout the UK to choose from and our service is completely free to use and you can post your enquiry in real time to a venue of your choice in just a few clicks, or via our live chat service.
You may wish to look for Banqueting Venues in:
|Glasgow, Lanarkshire||2 to 350|
|Romford, Essex||2 to 2200|
|Rhu, By Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire|
|Keswick, Cumbria||2 to 100|
|Central London, London||2 to 800|
|Reading, Berkshire||2 to 200|
|Stevenage, Hertfordshire||0 to 300|
|Westminster, London||6 to 150|
|York, North Yorkshire||2 to 240|
|Newport, Pembrokeshire||2 to 500|