Westminster Venue Collection has welcomed three new venue members to its marketing consortium: King’s Venues – Bush House, 116 Pall Mall and Sixty One Whitehall.
The recently opened Bush House, which is part of King’s Venues and the former home of the BBC, has been completely renovated and now offers modern conference spaces accommodating 10 to 400 people.
Grade II-listed Bush House incorporates the ideal blend between historical and traditional features.
Harry Warner, head of sales & marketing at King’s Venues said: “With the arrival of Bush House, it is an exciting time for King’s Venues. Following its complete refurbishment, we are now able to offer clients state-of-the-art facilities within this historic building. Over the forthcoming year we will see more event spaces added to the venue, including a dedicated conference centre. We are very pleased to be a part of Westminster Venue Collection and look forward to working with the team to enhance our offering further.”
Designed by renowned architect John Nash, 116 Pall Mall, which is home to the Institute of Directors, offers five floors of versatile entertaining space. The Grade I-listed venue features a subterranean brick vaulted wine bar, a grand dining room with views over Pall Mall and two floors of modern conference/meeting suites, boasting state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and can accommodate between 10 and 1,000 delegates.
Jeremy Warrillow, head of business development (hospitality) at the IoD said: “My role within the IoD is to grow the commercial sales and support the membership at our Pall Mall building and I see our partnership with the Westminster Venue Collection as providing the reach and clientele to enable this. We have a fabulous building with amazing spaces to utilise, from the grandeur of the 2nd floor and the high-tech Academy, to the intimacy of the Wine Bar; which we believe adds another option alongside the wonderful properties in the collection.”
Sixty One Whitehall rejoins the Westminster Venue Collection following the collection’s rebrand and relaunch of its website. The historical building situated on the very site of what was Henry VIII’s private bedchamber in the Tudor wing of old Whitehall Palace, houses a number of impressive spaces for a variety of events and meetings, from high-profile conferences to intimate dinners and receptions.
Allana Howard, venue and events manager at Sixty One Whitehall, said: “The events team at Sixty One Whitehall are delighted to rejoin the Westminster Venue Collection and to be part of such an amazing collection of venues showcasing what Westminster has to offer. We are looking forward to introducing our beautiful Grade II listed venue situated in the heart of Whitehall to new clientele through the collection’s website and referrals.”
The Chair of Westminster Venue Collection, Diane Waldron, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome three such iconic venues as King’s Venues – Bush House, 116 Pall Mall and Sixty One Whitehall to our collection that provides time-poor event professionals with a quick and efficient venue-finding service. All three of these venues have so much to offer event professionals and will make a strong addition to our collection that brings together modern and traditional exhibition spaces, museums, auditoria, conference rooms and banqueting halls in London’s iconic City of Westminster.”