Three wonderful ways to mark your engagement with a party at one of our beautiful London venues
First things first, when planning an engagement party champagne is a must. Or is it? Prosecco from the surrounding hills of Venice, English sparkling wine, or tasteful Spanish Cava are all in vogue and (almost) all just as good. You'll be drinking bubbles for a good few months to come in celebration of your coupledom, so why not start as you mean to go on. Here's our take on matching your engagement party to any style or budget.
1 - Host an intimate brunch. This is best suited to a smaller group of guests (say 30), but brunch is often overlooked for engagement celebrations. Don't get hooked on an evening do. The beauty of a brunch is that you can stretch from a modest budget right up to an indulgent feast. And, when it comes to the food, anything goes. Take this opportunity to really experiment and put together a colourful menu that keeps all your guests happy. The advantage of starting early is that you can continue the celebrations throughout the day and, if your guests have the stamina, into the evening.
2 - The drinks party. A drinks reception is well suited for engagement parties if your guests don't know each other that well. Here, everyone gets a chance to mingle and make new friends (probably at the expense of a joke or two about you, but it's all in good faith). Bubbles are key, but why not mix it up with an offering champagne or signature cocktails to create some theatre. You'll need to provide some posh nibbles and canapés to keep the masses happy. The beauty of a drinks party is that you can go formal or informal, the choice is yours.
3 - A delicious dinner party. If you're out to treat a small group of guests then consider a dinner (or a luxurious lunch) party. You'll need a private dining room where you really can be the centre of attention. This is where the venue makes all the difference. the right layout, a comfortable ambience, and food and drinks to suit are all wrapped up in the choice of restaurant. This is a once-in-a-lifetime party so spend time thinking about what kind of celebration you're creating before committing to hire a space.
Whatever your preference, be sure to make contact with our venue hosts. They know their stuff, they've done this before, and theycan help you put together a truly memorable engagement celebration.
Enquire now with one of our fantastic engagement party venues in London and the venue hosts will take it from there!