The beautiful Courtyard at No.11 Cavendish Square is one of our most coveted spaces. Its contemporary design and versatile layout means it can be used in so many different ways, from an intimate drinks soiree or a sit-down meal to a themed barbecue. We’ve seen the space used for a huge variety of alfresco events and thought you might like to hear about some of our favourites.
Afternoon garden party
Nothing says summer like a sophisticated garden party, and our Courtyard garden is the perfect backdrop for any elegant affair. Whatever the reason behind your gathering – birthday party, office celebration, corporate entertainment – our stylish outdoor space always impresses. Equally inspiring is our kitchen’s delicious selection of canapes. The menu includes delights such as Smoked beef tenderloin, piquillo pepper and onion puree on pretzel-bread toast and Dill-cured salmon, lemon shallot mascarpone and caviar mini bagels.
The stand-out feature of our Courtyard has to be its lush green ‘living wall’. Not only does it help create a calm, peaceful environment for your guests, but it also sparks conversation and induces intrigue. The rest of the planting in the Courtyard complements the sleek, modern design of the space and the stunning water feature adds to its tranquil ambience. For some special touches at your afternoon garden party, you could consider a string quartet or a steel band for entertainment.
The simple design of our Courtyard gives organisers the opportunity to either enjoy its understated elegance, or to make their own mark and treat the space as a blank canvas. If you’re hosting an evening barbecue there are lots of ways you could get creative with your theming. With Indian, Greek and Mexican dishes on our barbecue menu this summer, why not theme your event according to your cuisine choices?
An evening event in our Courtyard gives you the chance to take advantage of the atmospheric lighting we have installed. The warmth of the glow from the windows of the adjacent Orangery also adds to the effect and if the weather’s on your side guests will be able to enjoy a long, summer’s evening of great food and drink. If, however, the heaven’s open, our beautiful, glass-ceilinged Orangery is a great wet weather option that maintains a sense of the outdoors.
Couples who get married at No.11 Cavendish Square often tell us one of their favourite space at our venue is the Courtyard garden. Not only does it give newlyweds and their guests a great place to relax and mingle, it also looks amazing in the photographs! (A particularly popular shot is of the entire wedding party and guests taken from the floor above.) If you’re looking for a central London wedding venue that gives you a sense of space and the great outdoors, we’ve got it covered.
Our outside area can work brilliantly as your main event space, but is often also booked to offer extra room for catering, entertainment or networking in conjunction with events booked in other rooms. A gala dinner held in our Orangery, The Green House or the Burdett Suite, for example, would hugely benefit from a fun games area in our Courtyard. Or you could house a cocktail bar in our outside space, an ice cream station or even a spa zone complete with masseuses and a nail bar - the possibilities are endless…
A helping hand
Whatever event you’re planning, our expert Venue Team will be able to help you realise your vision. They are also incredibly creative and love helping clients with ideas that will make their event one to remember. To book your show round and discuss your plans, call them on 020 7307 2474.