Whether you’re looking for reception, meeting or wedding venues in the elegant Roehampton area in Richmond, the Bank of England Sports Centre provides a unique location steeped in English tradition. Boasting 32 acres of lavish surroundings and world class sports pitches, this unique venue can cater for events of all shapes and sizes.
From corporate summer parties, team building events, large conferences and dinner dances, their greatest asset is your freedom of choice. The Terrace, accommodating up to 400 guests, offers the ultimate backdrop for a creative and memorable event, with panoramic windows leading out onto your own private lawn. Further facilities include the Balcony bar, ideal for private dining and drinks receptions, and the elegant Green room, favoured for weddings and meetings alike.
If you fancy inspiring a little competitive spirit into your team then why not soak up the sporting atmosphere with a company away day?
Will you need overnight accommodation? We have preferential rates with the nearby Kingston Lodge hotel. Located just 2 miles from the Bank of England Sports Centre, this 4* hotel has 63 comfortable bedrooms, including 3 suites. Enjoy a relaxing drink in the intimate bar, a delicious meal in the restaurant or just chill out in the pretty courtyard garden. Just let your event planner know and you will be provided with a code when you confirm your event.
We also have two on-site cottages provide a wonderful option of accommodation for you and your guests. for you and your guests. The cottages are fully fitted out offering self catering accommodation with bathrooms, a TV in lounge, dining table and a well-equipped kitchen. With linen and towels provided the 2 cottages offer a home-from-home experience for family and friends. Please let your event planner know if you would like to book.
Close to central London and a mere stone’s throw from the beauty of Richmond Park, The Bank of England Sports Centre is the ideal location for your next event.
We got married in February at the Bank of England and it was perfect! We wanted a cosy magical winter wedding and that’s what we had. The staff were so helpful and really went out of their way to make it perfect for us. We had the ceremony in the Green Room which looked lovely, drinks reception in the Balcony Bar which was decorated with candles then the reception was in the marquee which was amazing. The chequered dance floor was great and looked it too. The food was divine and the day went well with the help of their toastmaster. I cannot praise the Bank of England enough as it was truly perfect!
I hope this finds you well. I am writing to commend, and express my gratitude to, your wonderful staff at the Bank of England Sports Centre.
As you may be aware, we have held our annual Paul Strank Roofing Charity Gala at this venue for 5 years now, with the latest one on Saturday just past. They have been extremely successful in raising funds for local children’s charities, and we couldn’t have done it without the help and assistance your team give us.
To give you some background, when we were moving venue after our very first Gala, we were snubbed by numerous places due to the fact we were a construction company, and then happened to come across the BOE Sports Centre. When we walked in and met Cathy, the manager at the time, it was like a weight had been lifted from our shoulders. Cathy was fantastic and helped us out immensely and so we stayed there for a second and then a third year. Cathy then left for new pastures, and we had Alastair for one year who was also very good, but he sadly left.
Last year, our 4th at the BOE Sports Centre, we went in to meet the new Events Manager, Katie. To be blunt, we were distraught. Katie was far more concerned about her upcoming wedding and “sexy wedding dress” than about our event. We were panic stricken, thinking it would be a disaster as she knew nothing about our event, your own facilities or pretty much anything of any use to anyone. Then out of nowhere came the wonderful Kay and Ben. On first speaking to them, we immediately relaxed as we knew our event, which is extremely important to us, was back in safe hands.
Last year’s event was brilliant, raising over £70,000 and with all our guests, celebrities, VIPs, acts all having a great night. However, this year your team really excelled and helped us to take the event to a whole new level. The food was sublime, your waiters and bar staff were efficient and polite, and your managing team were slick making our lives so much easier. It is hard to describe just how much of a difference it makes to us, when we are organising everything else in our spare time (the charity work is a sideline from our day-to-day very busy business), to have confidence that the venue and team are true professionals and will support you every step of the way. Not only this, but they took it a step further and found two amazing auction prizes which raised over £2,000 in our auction which is absolutely fantastic!
I am not sure what you have seen of the press and media coverage, but we have thus far been in the Daily Mail online, Daily Express, Hello Magazine, we are due to have a large piece in OK Magazine and that’s not to mention the social media coverage and celebrity interest!
Naturally, we have been approached by numerous other venues up-town like the Dorchester or Hurlingham Club and many more, trying to convince us to move. But we have no intention of moving as we love the venue, love the staff and love Kay and Ben.
People are always quick to complain but slow to compliment, but I just thought you should know just how fantastic your team (Kay & Ben in particular) at the Sports Centre are. We look forward to working with them on future events going forward
I can’t thank you enough for the effort you put in for Saturday. I know we had our little beer blip, but all was resolved so no problems there.
Your dedication, response time and involvement in the day was second to none and it wouldn’t have been a success without you! Grace was also brilliant on Friday/Saturday and probably could’ve shot me by the end 🙂
We had a least 10 guests say it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and that really was partly down to you, I can’t take all the credit!
We arrived in Iceland yesterday and spent the after at the Blue Lagoon and we’re currently at 36,000 ft on our way to New York with Wi-Fi onboard 🙂
Thank you very much from both of us,
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5 Event spaces
Maximum capacity 300
32 acres of lawned outside space perfect for corporate activity
Here at VenuElior we aim to deliver unforgettable events which meet your exact requirements.
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