HAC Armoury House Summer Party Venue EC1
Whilst the HAC is a fantastic venue for an event at any time of year it really comes into its own for summer parties. After all, few other venues, if any, can boast of a 5 acre garden in the middle of central London.
Chartered by Henry VIII in 1537 The HAC has a long history of Royal connections. 2016 celebrates both the Queens 90th birthday and also commemorates Her Majesty as The HAC’s longest reigning Captain General. With a quintessentially British feel for our summer parties, celebrate with us for this Royally British occasion.
Armoury House features a variety of elegant, high-ceilinged rooms including the lovely Long Room which is richly decorated to reflect the HAC’s long and distinguished history. The Long Room can be hired in the evenings for dinners and receptions and is in high demand for fabulous wedding receptions at the weekends.
The Prince Consort Rooms are a stylish and contemporary juxtaposition to the Georgian architecture of Armoury House. Designed with events in mind, they offer a secure, stylish and very flexible canvas for up to 400 guests for a dinner or conference and larger numbers for an informal stand up party.
The Artillery Garden is the jewel in the HAC’s crown; setting it apart from all other City venues and wowing everyone that walks through the gates. Whilst the stunning five acre garden can be hired for all sorts of events from a cricket match to an It’s a Knockout fun day it all provides a magnificent backdrop for any event taking place either in Armoury House or the Prince Consort Rooms.Packages
Summer parties need an impressive outdoor space and an equally fabulous indoor option. The HAC has both. Set within the HAC estate, our large venues enjoy an unrivalled position in the heart of the City of London, just a few minutes’ walk from Moorgate and Old Street tube stations. This year’s theme is The Secret Garden; click here to download our package brochure for details.
Our sun terrace is a spectacular party venue. It boasts views over the lush green lawns of the Artillery Garden and has a unique City skyline backdrop. The space can host up to 690 drinks reception guests and is hired in conjunction with the Prince Consort Rooms, a contemporary event space separated from the terrace by a pretty courtyard.
Food and Drink
Organisers can chose from one of five barbecue menus: The Orchid, Cactus Grill, The British Summer Selection, The Hog Roast Package and Birds of Paradise. Take a look at all the dishes available here. Our fabulous in-house caterer, Searcys, is also happy to create bespoke menus if you have something specific in mind.
Games and Entertainment
There’s plenty of space in the courtyard to set up garden games like Jenga, giant Connect Four, table tennis and skittles. These always prove hugely popular with guests and work as fabulous ice breakers. For dancing later on, the Prince Consort Rooms is the perfect space. The room has an in-built lighting system which gives you complete control over the look and feel of your party, plus there’s a separate space which works brilliantly as a bar.
Your booking will include hire of the terrace, courtyard and Prince Consort Rooms from 6-11pm. You’ll also get a fully-staffed cloakroom, four-hours of unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks and security. Prices start at £75pp and there are lots of extras you can add on, including DJs, cocktails and live acoustic music.
The Prince Consort Rooms at the HAC has been refurbished to perfectly suit the needs of conference organisers. With its own entrance through a pretty courtyard, the large space can host up to 480 in a theatre-style, 350 for a dinner and dance and 800 for a drinks reception. Just off the main entrance is a handy room which can be used as an organiser’s office or green room and there is a lovely astro-turfed sun terrace also at your disposal.
As you would expect from a purpose-built conference suite, the Prince Consort Rooms is kitted out with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment which includes an in-built atmospheric lighting system with remote controlled pinspot lighting and LED colour change uplighters – perfect for creating any environment you want, from a presentation or talk to a themed evening of fine dining and entertainment. Our in-house team of technicians know the venue and its facilities inside out so you can trust them to take care of all of your AV needs, giving you the time to concentrate on your delegates.
The Prince Consort Rooms is situated within the HAC and adjoins the estate’s Georgian manor, Armoury House. Our venues are a few minutes’ walk from Moorgate and Old Street tube stations – a fabulous location for City businesses and for delegates arriving from out of town. Despite its central London location, the HAC is unique in that it boasts five acres of beautiful lawns, a feature which gives all guests to our venue a sense of being somewhere with space to think.
The adjoining Armoury House has six beautiful spaces which work well as breakout rooms for your conference. If your event requires a large outdoor area for a summer party or team building games, the five-acre Artillery Garden is also available to hire.