Partying on a Budget – The Benefits of Free Venue Hire

Free Venue Hire

Partying on a Budget – The Benefits of Free Venue Hire

Everyone needs to let their hair down and get together with friends, colleagues and family once in a while; but its not always within your means to hire out costly venue spaces and still be kind to your pocket. Well, don’t let that stop you! Free venue hire is becoming increasingly popular in and around London; and is a pocket-smart way to ensure you can have the party of your dreams, no matter your budget. Many people struggle to understand what it means to access free venue hire. So this month we are dedicated to putting you in the-know. Need free venue hire? We’ve got you covered.

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Why Opt for Free Hire?

When booking a venue for a party, event or special occasion, private venue hire fees can sometimes put people off. However, there are ways to ensure that your upfront costs are drastically reduced. The most popular of these is opting to make use of free hire spaces. Free hire spaces are accessible through many private hire venues and offer you more bang for your buck. With free hire you maintain all of the usual benefits that a private hire venue offers. Free hire includes the benefit of dedicated events teams, access to entertainment, the ability to create themed spaces and catering options; not to mention the guarantee of a private space for you and your guests.

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How does Free Venue Hire Work?

When hiring out a space for free, other elements come into play to help ensure that the venue owners are able to cover their costs; and that you are able to access the space without the additional burden of a one-off payment. Plus, your hire space will still come with all the added benefits of paid private hire. Free hire spaces however, usually come with a pre-agreed minimum spend tariff. But don’t let that put you off. Do your research and find the space that suits your needs and that you’re happy with. You can enquire about minimum spend limits before making a booking, leaving your options open until you find the venue and budget that is right for you and your guests; and a minimum spend ensures that you and your guests have private use of the space for the entire duration of your event.

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Is Free Hire Right for YOU?

It is important to remember that free venue hire isn’t always right for everyone. This option won’t be suited to every type and scale of occasion. One important aspect to take into account when considering this route, is the number of guests that you are going to be entertaining. It is easy to reach a minimum spend when you’ve got the right number of guests to help you achieve this for your chosen venue. You might also want to consider the type of event you are planning; and enquire into whether catering can contribute towards the costs. Be savvy in your venue hire choices and you’ll ensure that both you and your guests go home happy.

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Opening up a Bar Tab

Some event planners will opt to open up a pre-paid bar tab for their guests to access free drinks during their events; ensuring the minimum spend is met. This helps with offsetting the venue hire costs whilst keeping your guests happy with a limited – or unlimited – free bar. This is a great way for you to see directly where your budget is being spent when planning your event; and also a fab option to use as an alternative to paying for a private venue space; where more often than not, the minimum spend is already being met by your guests.

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Free Hire with The Chapel Bar

The Chapel Bar offers a variety of free venue hire options and our hire spaces are equipped with tonnes of entertainment features and benefits to suit all types of party or event. We provide two dedicated event spaces; both of which include access to their own private bar and bar staff, security, audio and visual equipment, complimentary WiFi and the ability to adapt the spaces to suit your needs. Our venue is licensed until 3am, which means that you’ve got even more time to party; and our events team is out of this world.

Our dedicated staff are available to help answer any of your questions about our free hire options and hire spaces. You can browse around our website and view the venue spaces online [link], or request a tour of our venue to see the spaces for yourself. Contact us online [link] call us on 020 7833 4090 or email us info@thechapelbar.co.uk. We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and help you to find the hire option that is right for you.

Our reviews


What a great night. Everything went brill! Your staff were superb. Completely unobtrusive but they managed to be very attentive at the same time. The food was great and the drinks flowed. Having the license for the balcony until 1 am was amazing. Everyone commented on what a great venue we had chosen so I can't recommend it is highly enough. Once again, many, many thanks.

Cheryl Walton

Great Success. Very helpful staff, very friendly security (this isn't very common) and everyone was really accommodating. I would highly recommend.

Chris Topper

We had our Wedding Reception at the Chapel Bar; what a fantastic night. The food was absolutely delicious with plenty for everyone, the bar and door staff were absolutely wonderful and the venue brilliant. We have received loads of excellent feedback about the venue, food and staff. Thank you so much for making our night such a memorable experience.

Mary & Allan Stewart

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