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Finally, the venue discovery and bookings site you’ve been craving. Here at VenueScanner, we have over 20,000 venues on our books around the country, and a large number are bar function rooms that we’re confident you’ll love. Whether you’re planning for a birthday or a bar mitzvah, a wedding or a wake, discover everything you need to know on bar venue hire over the next few pages.

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Need a glamorous and elegant cocktail bar? You got it. Looking for bar function rooms with a more traditional and modest feel? We have them too.

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Our VenueScanner events team have the best venue knowledge around. They'll work to source you the best spaces, negotiate the best rates, book in your viewings and help with your planning. This is a complimentary service for business clients.

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Unique Venues in London

We’re all about unique spaces here at VenueScanner. We love getting interesting venues to list on the site so you can have a great selection of places to choose from for your next event. And we really love when a place is one-of-a-kind. So if you’re looking for unique venues in London to hire for […]

The Best Ways to Recruit into your Venue

We understand that in the last few years a lot has happened to the hospitality industry. Between Brexit and COVID, there has been a real shift when it comes to recruiting staff into your venue. While there used to be a lot of contenders, application rates are a lot lower than they were. A lot […]

The truly inspiring AGM – The Ultimate Guide

New year, new you, new goals, and of course a new AGM. Here we will go through the most important things to plan and execute the truly inspiring AGM. We’ll also make a few points on what applies when hosting a covid-friendly AGM. These are the most important guidelines on Annual General Meetings to help […]

The Coolest Independent Venues in London

Supporting your favourite independent venues is so important right now which is why we decided to put together a list of some of the best that you can find on VenueScanner. Not only is there a great mix of bars, clubs, restaurants, but there are also some unique spaces (which is what we’re all about). […]

VenueScanner Insider: Behind the Scenes of 2021

We surveyed over 1000 people and we discovered that people want to see colleagues in person. While flexible working is definitely here to stay, 56% of people want to mix home and office working. And that’s because social activities are important, and let’s face it work is not just about work. We learned that office […]

Where to Host a Supper Club in London

Instead of a standard dinner party, why not host a supper club? There are so many amazing venues around London that have some seriously cool private dining areas. Plus, they serve up delicious foods from their restaurants. A lot of restaurants will have private rooms or offer large bookings for things like supper clubs. Some […]

15 of the Best Company Retreat Ideas in the UK

We’ve collected the best company retreats in the UK for all budgets that your team will see as a (re)treat rather than a duty Why is it that team building activities rarely do the trick when we’ve tried so hard to plan everything in the right way, pick the right venue and activity, and make […]

The Best Activity Bars in London

If you’re someone who loves to meet up with friends or go on a fun day out with your co-workers, you may be interested in a place a bit more interesting than a regular old bar or pub. Instead of booking something standard, why not think about one of the best activity bars in London? […]

How to Stay Creative with the Team in the New Workplace

Our guide to staying creative and maintaining company culture when hybrid or remote working We’ve all become increasingly sure about the inevitable fact that the future of work will be hybrid to some extent. None of us can know for sure what it’s going to look like but we do know that most of us […]

The Top 21 Venues of 2021

The tail end of 2021 brought the event scene back to life after the last few years. As COVID restrictions were lifted, more and more people wanted to come together to meet friends, see their co-workers in person, and mingle with the people they love. That meant that venues saw an uptick in bookings and […]

Bar function rooms for every event imaginable

We’re immensely proud of the venues that we work with. There are no average venues with stale atmospheres and boring drinks here, just exciting and versatile bar venue hire options in all parts of the country. Okay, not all parts, but most parts.

We’re based in the capital and so you’ll find the best private hire bars London has to offer in our portfolio, but there’s plenty on offer if you aren’t from that neck of the woods. VenueScanner is really active in Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and Leeds, but we work with fantastic bars all over, to be honest.

Whether you’re set on booking exclusive hire of a swish London pad or more interested in a karaoke venue with cocktails aplenty, we’ve got bar function rooms to suit any party’s preferences. Simply use our search filters and navigate your way around our listing pages until you find your dream space. And if you need some bar venue hire support at any stage of the process, message us here: hello@venuescanner.com.

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