12 Oct Our top 7 venues to host your virtual or hybrid event
Miss London Concierge are on hand to provide you with a free venue finding service to help you reconnect with your delegates and to help you get back out there and get your postponed and new events back underway.
With the COVID Pandemic altering working practices in all Industries across the globe and restrictions, guidelines and travel bans being put in place and continually changing, as a result we have all had to adapt to the new normal and a new way of working.
We can all agree that going forward the way in which we do business and hold meetings and events has changed for the foreseeable.
With this in mind it is time to think outside of the box and find smart new ways to get live events back into the mainstream and Virtual and Hybrid events are the way forward!
Here we give you our pick of 7 of the best London Venues to host your perfect Virtual or Hybrid event.
Landing 42 located at The Leadenhall Building in the City of London, offer a live streamed and Hybrid event option called Live at Landing 42.
They offer an ideal blank canvas studio space with floor to ceiling windows to deliver engaging digital events adhering to COVID guidelines and producing a safe event solution for your delegates.
The venue can offer adaptable solutions to provide all types of live and virtual events with the latest in-house AV facilities and they have also adapted their catering options with their catering partners Moving Venue to include a new Moving Menus option that can be safely served on site with limited contact or delivered directly to your delegates home for them to enjoy.
With dedicated live stream and web broadcasting packages available they have something to suit all needs and offer a comprehensive package option that will offer a fantastic platform to get your event back online and can offer a range of additional services to help you deliver the wow factor!
Tobacco Dock has the ability to deliver creative, dynamic and innovative Hybrid events in a fantastic event setting whilst keeping your delegates safe and engaged.
Live attendees can be comfortable in the knowledge that social distancing procedures can be fully put into place adhering to COVID guidelines whilst virtual attendees can register and access the event via an interactive, customisable online portal also.
Alongside the portal the venue offers a multi-streaming platform and can facilitate things like virtual exhibitions, sponsorship and delegate networking opportunities to name a few.
Onsite they offer flexible vast capacity event spaces, first class amenities, award winning catering options, AV solutions and branding experts to help you deliver an exceptional event and a VIP experience.
ETC. Venues have a great selection of venues across London that cater for all your event needs, with the need to find a new way of delivering meetings and events they have now added to their offerings with a range of Hybrid event packages covering everything from training courses and small meetings to workshops, seminars and large scale conferences so you can choose the right package for your needs and deliver a safe and well organised event to your delegates with all the latest AV and streaming equipment.
They have combined their tech-enhanced venues with Glisser’s state of the art platform and Event.Video’s live streaming capabilities so you can be sure of a seamless Hybrid event experience. Alongside this Glisser also provides fantastic audience engagement tools and features for both live and virtual attendees so you can still provide a great delegate networking experience as well as the capability to integrate Wordly which can take your presenter audio and caption it in real time, using AI. It can then translate those captions in many different languages.
As well as the above they can also provide many team building and gamification activities such as virtual quizzes etc. to add a fun and interactive element to your event and also have the means to integrate Zoom calls with thousands of delegates at a time.
They also have a great 360 degree virtual tour facility where you can take an online tour of their venues and get a feel for the spaces on offer to see how the spaces will work for your needs.
St Ermins Hotel
St Ermins is a beautiful Hotel to hold an event with and they have been busy working with production company, Showcase AVi to create a fantastic in-house studio to create and host Virtual and Hybrid events in a safe environment that complies with the Governments COVID guidelines enabling people to meet both in person or virtually.
Their Virtual and Hybrid facilities include all of the latest AV , digital backdrops. Technical production facilities and flexible event spaces including presenter safe rooms that will enable you to run a fantastic event. As well as this they also offer food, drink and accommodation packages in line with this and the current guidelines.
Their studio is a permanent fixture at the hotel so they can offer the whole package from hosting, production, streaming and delivering your event as either hybrid or virtual and with guidelines changing all the time the studio is fully flexible so you can change your event from hybrid to virtual with ease.
The Barbican has state of the art AV facilities within its venue to enable them to deliver a wide range of Virtual and Hybrid events.
They have packages available for 6 -15 delegates, 16-25 delegates and 25+ delegates in line with current COVID guidelines and capacities which include high end AV and streaming facilities , high speed internet connection , technical support , state of the art audio and video conferencing facilities and HD camera kits to name a few.
As social distancing may limit your onsite attendees, they offer a hybrid solution enabling you to bring the event experience to your audience online which includes Two experienced in-house technicians, dedicated to your event, State of the art technical equipment, Recently upgraded Wi-Fi across the Centre with a dedicated internet connection for your event, Interactive tools including a branded webpage, polling capabilities and virtual Q&As to increase online social engagement and participation.
The venue has a great selection of flexible event spaces to cater for all types of meetings and events and with multiple event spaces available you also have the ability to run multiple elements to your event throughout. There are also large spaces that can be portioned easily to allow space for equipment or behind the scenes requirements as well.
Old Billingsgate is a fantastic central venue option with versatile vast capacity event spaces and outside terrace space also, where they can cater for a vast array of event types and capacities in a safe and socially distanced manner.
Their in-house AV team, E1 Productions, are specialists in creating great audio-visual solutions for live, hybrid and fully live-streamed events. Alongside this, Old they have multiple high bandwidth hard-wired internet connection lines allowing for multiple simultaneous HD video streams into and out of the venue which will also aid in reducing capacities for social distancing and COVID guidelines and still delivering high levels of event engagement.
Old Billingsgate also has a great selection of onsite equipment available for events, so this means you would have limited need to bring in any further external equipment on site.
They also offer a virtual tour facility on their website to enable you to view their event spaces digitally and safely.
With the ever-changing events landscape due to COVID restrictions, Vue venues have adapted the way they work to be able to offer great event solutions and provide high-end Hybrid and Virtual event offerings.
They have made it easier for you to hold your event and bring your business message to life with their hybrid solution where you can hold events across multiple screens, streaming to multiple locations across the UK, Ireland and Internationally giving you the ultimate reach.
Using their state of the art technology and cinema facilities they can deliver all types of engaging conferences and events with lots of their venues to choose from and multiple auditoriums with big screens, 2-way full audio visual streaming solutions, multiple capacities and safe distancing practices and world class sound facilities you can give your delegates the ultimate experience.
They also have flexible packages available including venue hire, film, refreshments and a dedicated events team and can offer your own branding opportunities and digital signage and video wall facilities.
They have new COVID protocols in place including physical distancing, enhanced cleaning measures and new outside the box catering offerings including lunch bags, canapés and bento boxes for safer minimal contact serving.
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