Engagement Party Venues in London
There's nothing better than having a great engagement party with your nearest and dearest, before the big day when all the distant relatives and neighbours pitch up. So while you still have the chance, make your engagement party the second most unforgettable day of your life. There are plenty of great engagement party venues in the city - from rooftop views, classy fine dining restaurants, fun time party vibe bars with DJ sets and even live shows. Read our list of the best recommended engagement party venues in London and make it a day you won't forget.
Last updated on 22nd August 2016
Flashy and a teensy bit dangerous, The Penthouse is Brick Lane’s dedicated private hire space for tenpin bowling parties. Celebrate this momentous occasion with a fun-filled engagement party likely to feature unlimited bowling, plenty of cocktails and a fair bit of karaoke mischief, too. Bowl until your heart’s content, drink your favourite cocktails from your dedicated mixologist and tuck into a spread of New York-inspired comfort food.
Devonshire Terrace is a classy restaurant and bar on Liverpool Street. The venue boasts two incredible outdoor areas as well as a stunning dining room that is perfect for holding an engagement party. Guests are sure to be impressed by the amazing drinks selection, especially the wine!
Based in a glorious Georgian townhouse overlooking Smithfield Market, Bird is the ideal space for engagement and wedding related celebrations. Start with a champagne and canape reception on either the ground floor or the stunning roof terrace, enjoy a delightful wedding breakfast and round off your celebrations in the Birdcage; a basement cocktail bar tailor made for hosting private celebrations where live music and DJ sets rings out into the night.
The Roof Gardens command some of the most spectacular scenery for a great engagement party in the summer in London. The Babylon restaurant is the ideal setting for a sit-down meal. If you want a more dynamic engagement party, why not book an area and enjoy smaller dishes, sharing cocktails and the VIP table service treatment for when the party starts.
For an extra-special engagement party venue, check out chic 1920's style bar, The Luggage Room. Hidden behind an unassuming black door, you'll find the decadent bar filled with period curiosities, fine liquors and handmade cabinets. Sip Highballs into the early hours with jazz music providing the back drop to an already elegant engagement.
For a bit of glitz and glamour, book Dirty Martini for your engagement party. You can enjoy a drink in the Martini Lounge, on a stool in the main bar or hire a bespoke tunnel, bed or vault for private gatherings or parties. This can be all yours for a night of cocktail sipping and celebrations!
Camino is a delightfully vibrant tapas restaurant serving steaks and Rioja to knock your socks off. Airy, comfy and packed out with relics from all over the world, it’s a super stylish place to celebrate if you’re partying in the City. The Salon de Fiesta room is a winner for private parties of up to 60 revellers.
Celebrate your big announcement with a few games at Holborn’s spiritual home of boutique bowling. A secluded space fit for 80 guests, enjoy unlimited games of bowling across two private lanes, with performance enhancement readily available via the fully-stocked cocktail bar. There’s an experienced event manager to help you book it in, and optional karaoke and Wii extras for those seeking some extra fun and games.
This charmingly personal local in Maida Vale offers top quality in all quarters. Food is excellent and sourced from local suppliers, craft beer options are vast and the wine list has been carefully selected to match the food on your plate. Everybody’s really friendly, and the first floor private room is ready to host functions for up to 120 guests.
The Jam Tree is a relaxing and friendly bar and restaurant boasting a secret room behind a bookcase that can be booked for parties and events (it even has a Ping Pong table!). The Jam Tree also has a beautiful garden terrace that can be booked so if you are looking for inspiration on where to host your engagement party, The Jam Tree might be it.
Set in the brand new foodie wing of Somerset House you'll find a delightful cafe-turn-bar-turn-restaurant called Pennethorne's where a European inspired dinner and drinks destination awaits. In the ambient surrounds of Somerset House and awash with Mordern styled interiors, Pennethorne's totes the perfect atmosphere for an engagement party in London.
Opium is a hidden Dim Sum Parlour and Cocktail bar in Soho that is perfect for hosting an engagement party in London. With unique rooms, beautiful Chinese stylings and a wow factor, this secret bar is dying to be booked.
This beautiful restaurant and bar is the perfect place to host an engagement party and has multiple areas available for private hire. Serving delicious British food and unique cocktails, you can entertain your friends in a lively and cool space right on the river, boasting incredible views. The outdoor terrace is a beautiful spot if you happen to find yourself there on a sunny London day, but don't worry because you can still see the views from inside and the space is modern, comfy and sophisticated.
Often touted as one of the best Indian and Pan-Asian restaurants in London, With a stylish cocktail bar and lounge, bespoke contemporary design throughout, a private dining room and live music Mint Leaf is super sleek with stunning interior and intimate areas, perfect for hosting your parties and events.
For a more intimate engagement party in London, look no further than Crazy Bear Fitzrovia. You are guaranteed quality cocktails and amazing South-East Asian fusion cuisine in a discrete but impressively designed venue. The perfect venue for a more intimate engagement party in London.
This Indian inspired cocktail bar and restaurant has modern chic stylings with an exotic twist. Situated close to Liverpool Street, Anise marries the industrial heritage of the old East India Company building in which it is housed, with a contemporary and suave decor. They are great hosts for events and special parties and the cocktails are delicious!
The ideal engagement party venue for a night full of entertainment and unforgettable shows. Cabaret and various musical performances will play out on the luxurious stage which has been honoured by special appearances by Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder. Feeling lucky? Head over to the casino and try your luck at the roulette table, or enjoy a beautifully made cocktail at the lounge.
Create an intimate and cosy vibe for your engagement party in London at Rise46 in Clapham. The mood is set with the dulcet tones of classic jazz alongside arguably some of the best cocktails in South London. Rise46 is not the biggest bar so reserving your area or hiring the venue is strongly advised.
Head to The Courtesan to delight in the fineries of Imperial China. This is a hidden gem in Brixton and well worth hiring for your engagement party. This secret Dim Sum parlour and cocktail bar free up their secret room for parties and events so you can use it for your special night.
For a super stylish engagement party that doesn't break the bank, choose Monty's Wine Bar and Restaurant in Fitzrovia; a plush Italian venue with an extensive wine and cocktail list and a delicious home-cooked cuisine. Here you can hire out one of two private rooms available especially for special events and celebrations.