Words from the wise | Porchester Hall
How can clients help themselves to get the best rates?
Watch out for special availability deals throughout the different seasons of the year. Make sure you always ask what the perks are of using the venues’ recommended suppliers. For example, we offer free kitchen hire if you use our recommended caterers.
What are the best things that you have seen done in the space?
David Gilmore’s birthday party was pretty extravagant – the size of the production was vast and the celebs that attended were FAB!
What would you love to see done?
Restore the original 1920s granite & marble flooring that is under the red carpet staircase (I heard this may happen in Jan but shhhh).
What’s the best way that someone can sell the venue to their boss?
Firstly give them a swift G&T….just kidding! Seriously the venue is so flexible and offers something different than other hotel groups and theatres. We are capped at 450 banqueting and 600 standing for a concert, however if the numbers are within our limits we can host pretty much all types of events.
What do you wish people would consider before arriving for a site visit?
Remember we are primarily dry hire, so the venue is not setup all the time. Sometimes clients will turn up and want to see the venue fully setup for a 450 banquet with AV and catering, and we simply cannot do this – only on specific open days.