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Top 5 Rooftop Venues for Events

Top 5 Rooftop Venues in the UK

Imagine picturesque views, a skyline that lights up in the background and flowing drinks. There aren't many events you'll find this at. But if you were to host your own roof-top event then it'll be one that is spoken about for weeks – and if you pick the right Instagram-worthy venue, you could find yourself bagging recognition all over social media too.

Here at A&I we enjoy scouting out the best venues for you – we do this at absolutely no cost either! Just let our events team know what you want and how many people you're catering for. We like to do things that are away from the norm, so here we've given you our Top 5 Rooftop Venues to help you showcase an evening of sophistication if you wish.

Madison, London.

This bar/restaurant is renowned for having a buzzing atmosphere and amazing views. At Madison there are numerous areas that can be hired out for events. They can cater for anything from private parties to corporate networking! The venue overlooks the historic dome of St Pauls Cathedral, and is a stone throw away from Channel 4's First Dates Restaurant.

Capacity: 120 seated or 500-900 standing dependant on how much of the venue you wish to hire.

Skylight, London

Of course London will appear on our list more than once! It's a hard city to narrow down your options. But we've gone with our gut on this one! It's only open Thursday – Sunday but that's what makes it all that more exclusive. You can have great fun in this former carpark. It boasts three floors of bars and street food, with panoramas of the cities skyline with unobstructed views of The Shard and The Gherkin. You certainly won't be bored here as it has several croquet and pétanque lawns – and then in winter this is the only bar to have a rooftop ice rink!

600 people over a set of three floors.

20 Stories, Manchester

This composure of glamorous and lively bar/restaurant is located in Spinningfields. The garden rooftop terrace has a cosy atmosphere of outside BBQs, al fresco fireplaces and is of course complete with a backdrop of the Manchester Skyline. 20 Stories not only has a fantastic rooftop, but is also complete with Private Rooms for meetings or client dinners. The chef here is Aiden Bryne, who has earned a Michelin Star. Aiden has created a completely authentic menu, which aims to showcase the best of the northwest with using ingredients no more than 50 miles outside of Manchester.

You can host for 120 seated or 400 standing.

Scarlet Hotel, Newquay

Instead of a city skyline, why not embrace the sea, sand and the cliffs. Enjoy drinks on the terrace before indulging into a fabulous three course meal at a client dinner, or a gala party. The Scarlet Restaurant has mesmerising views over Mawgan Porth beach, the perfect setting for watching the sunset and to enjoy the fresh sea-salt air. The other great thing is that it is also a hotel – so book a room and collapse into a world of luxury after long night filled with good food and tasty tipples.

Capacity: They can accommodate 20 guests in total, their room can be used as a meeting space for morning, full day hire or used for a lunch/dinner function.

Good to know: If you're looking for a larger venue they have a sister hotel with larger facilities and a complete separate area for seminars and corporate events. This is called Bedruthan Hotel and has a capacity of 200. Don't worry – it still has those fantastic views over the Mawgan Porth Beach.

The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle
The Vermont hotel is a beautifully impressive place, it has that 1930's elegance with a contemporary luxury. Placed right in the heart of the city – it's in the ideal location for your corporate needs and is a huge space to go above and beyond. If you didn't want a rooftop space, this hotel is still worth looking at, it has hosted a series of corporate events, wedding, charity balls, graduations, christening, baby showers – the space for whatever you desire is there! The Sky Lounge is where you'll find the rooftop venue, which features panoramic views of the city, which includes the Quayside and Castle. The rooftop is available for private hire only, and has a conjoined function suite and opulent lounge.

Capacity: The sky lounge can hold up to 100 guests for a drink reception using the internal and external area. For capacity on other rooms within this venue, give us a call.

If any of these take your fancy – please don't hesitate in contacting us, we're happy to help in any way possible! Contact us here:

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Imagine picturesque views, a skyline that lights up in the background and flowing drinks. There aren't many events you'll find this at. But if you were to host your own roof-top event then it'll be one that is spoken about for weeks.

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