Five nightclubs with event space to hire

Event takes a look at nightclubs which offer private hire facilities, featuring Bijou Club, Core Bar and The Electric Carousel.

The Bijou Club features a 15ft water feature and fire pit
The Bijou Club features a 15ft water feature and fire pit

Bijou Club

Complete with its own riverside terrace, Bijou Club in Manchester has hosted a number of big name events including the after party for The Soap Awards. The terrace features a 15ft water feature, a cascading waterfall, fire pit and landscaped garden, and can hold up to 200 people.

The main bar has an LED ceiling the operates in conjunction with the music, as well as booths, tables and a DJ and dancefloor area. The venue itself is spread over two levels, with a champagne bar and VIP room located on the upper floor. It can host theatre style conferences for up to 50 delegates and other corporate events for 200.

Where: 1-7 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 7NJ
Contact: 0161 834 6377

Core Bar

Located between Mansion House, Bank and St Paul’s, Core claims to mix the contemporary with the futuristic. It has four spaces available for private hire, and serves a mix of craft beers, cocktails and hearty food.

The venue's 60 capacity top floor is designed in a shabby chic New York style, with mismatched chairs and tables. The cocktail lounge features subway tiling, sleek lights and "off the wall decor" and can cater for up to 225 people, meanwhile the outside space can hold up to 70 people. The club area is complete with bare brick pillars, graffiti walls and neon lighting and has a total capacity of 150.

Where: Aldermary House, 10-15 Queen Street, EC4N 1TX
Contact: 020 7618 9020


Located almost opposite the famous Palace Pier in Brighton, Patterns caters for private parties and daytime hire for up to 580 people. The venue, which opened in May this year, is split over two levels, and also features an outside terrace. The ground floor comprises a handbuilt DJ booth, original features, monolithic mirrors and bespoke, while the downstairs areas is designed for serious clubbers.

Where: 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL
Contact: 01273 894777

Zigfrid Von Underbelly

Shoreditch venue Zigfrid Von Underbelly is a two-floor venue space in Hoxton Square. The upstairs restaurant space takes table, area and whole venue bookings for large groups, while its live music and DJ area downstairs is suitable for corporate events, performances and parties. The venue has a total standing capacity of 620.

Where: 11 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU
Contact: 0207 613 1988

The Electric Carousel

Known for its cabaret and live performances, The Electric Carousel offers bespoke private hire options in a kitsch setting. The venue comprises a large stage area with a 300-seat auditorium and 100-capacity dress circle overlooking the stage, complete with its own bar.

Suitable for product launches, parties or corporate events, the venue offers a variety of different standing and seating configurations, and is licensed until 4am.

Where: 215-217 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN
Contact: 020 7734 3040

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