An iconic event venue in Covent Garden
Standing on Great Queen Street, that connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, is the Grade II* listed De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. With a history dating back to 1775, the building has long been an important event venue, and was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909.
Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture and art-deco interiors offering 37 exceptional spaces for a wide range of conferences, exhibitions, meetings, training and weddings.
Arched ornate ceilings, beautiful wood-panelling and dramatic chandeliers, the Grand Hall creates an impressive event space for up to 750 guests theatre style and 1,500 guests for a drinks reception. For smaller events, there are a number of executive rooms, often with original features and oak-panelling, whilst a suite of modern training rooms is also available. Outside, on the 5th floor, an exclusive roof terrace, with views of the city, is available for summer parties and receptions.
Five minutes from Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations and 30 minutes’ walk or short taxi ride from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations, the venue is well-connected for all major London transport links. Heathrow Airport is an hour away by rail or road.
Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gb is available throughout the venue.
- 12.15 Arrival & Drinks Reception
- 13.00 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
- 16:30 Awards Finish followed by Cash Bar
- 18.00 Event Closes
- Dress code – Business Casual
The lunchtime ceremony will include a drinks reception, a delicious 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine per person, plus entertainment and the awards ceremony itself.