Over the last few years it’s become increasingly popular for companies to steer away from the traditional corporate summer party or team away-day and create something much more creative and engaging for employees. Thus, the corporate summer festival was born.
From silent discos and street food to live music, hosting a corporate festival can be the highlight of the office calendar – however finding the right venue to host such a large-scale event is a full time job in itself. So here at event-venues we’ve scoured the UK for our top venues for a summer festival.
Nestled away on the Blackwater Estuary and surrounded by miles of beach and coastline, this private island is a haven of peace and tranquility. That is until your party turn up. Hire the island exclusively for a corporate summer festival with accommodation for up to 153 guests coming in all shapes and sizes; from the grand Manor House to the cosy beach cottages. And don’t forget the 380 acres of island to take advantage of for all manner of teambuilding activities and entertainment. For larger groups, there’s even the opportunity for luxury glamping on the beach in the summer months.
Just a hop, a skip and a jump from Margate Beach is Dreamland, the UK’s oldest surviving amusement park. This unique outdoor venue can be hired exclusively for up to a whopping 6,000 guests, giving you full access to the park’s vintage funfair rides and its 12 event spaces. From live music in the park’s largest space ‘Hall by the Sea’ and a silent disco in the retro ‘Roller Room’, to summer cocktails and face painting on Ziggy’s Rooftop Bar, Dreamland provides the ideal summer setting for the ultimate brand summer festival.
The iconic Ally Pally has been home to some of the most exciting London events over the last 140 years. As well as it’s stunning Victorian style interiors, it has 196 acres of gorgeous parkland and one of the most impressive terraces in the whole capital at your disposal. Whether it’s large-scale stage sets, street food trucks, boating, Go-Ape or bouncy castles, hire Ally Pally for an iconic summer festival venue that is guaranteed to impress.
Set within 450 acres of grounds and 120 acres of tranquil fishing lakes, this one-of-a-kind, Scandi-esque venue is an absolute dream. From tipis and outdoor cinemas to dragon boat racing and firework displays, Amber Lakes provides a super versatile backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities and entertainment. The summer festival venue is also linked to the Amber Pier – meaning hire of the venue near London includes the Jetty as well as the venue’s very own boat: Red October, which gives guests an opportunity to explore the picturesque lakes.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city this summer and head to Winkworth Farm in the Cotswolds for your brand festival. With four outdoor event spaces including the Tractor Trailor and the Sunken Garden, this family owned, eco-friendly venue has 200 acres of stunning grounds which can host a variety of fun activities from dodgems and carnival games to live bands, and there’s even the opportunity for glamping onsite.
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