Cool evening event seeking attractive venue

11:39 am Scanner Nights, ScannerCentral news

DatingIt’s dating time for Scanners Night.

We’re looking to pair our lovely, fun, creative event with a delightful and deserving venue. Can you help us match-make?

Here’s our check list for the venue that will be a perfect partner – note that attributes are listed in descending order of importance.

  1. Fits 65 people, ideally up to 75, all seated with room to move around
  2. We can have the space exclusively to ourselves – not shared with random strangers (what kind of event do you take us for?). Ideal is a gallery, a cool meeting space, or a separate room above or below a nice bar or restaurant where our fascinating speakers won’t be interrupted by noise or people making their way somewhere else.
  3. A space with a cool, casual feel – ideally not a traditional lecture theatre. Think scattered, ad-hoc seating, or cabaret style. Funky interiors are welcome! Scanners love the new, the innovative, the unusual and will rave about you to everyone they know.
  4. Central London location – Zone 1: the West End is ideal, Shoreditch at a stretch. Recently we have been just off Regent Street and then Great Portland Street.
  5. A PA with a mic. Ideally input for a second mic too.
  6. Occasionally, a projector and screen in situ would be very helpful. Ditto Internet access to call up websites
  7. Ideally a bar for people to buy their own drinks in the break and possibly before and after (that don’t require pre-ordering).
  8. Budget: some of our previous venues have been free but we are willing to pay a fee for the right spot

And in return, we bring you:

  • 50-70 people every month on a night when you might otherwise have only a small number of people for your extra space. It’s a social/networking event with a speaker talking for the first half of the evening.
  • Friendly people who get their own drinks before the event, at the break and sometimes after. Some will also buy snacks such as bar food.
  • Publicity to over 1000 well connected people on an email list every month
  • We are happy to do combined marketing such as offering a promotional voucher of some kind

If you point us to a venue we end up using, you are welcome to be our guest at all Scanners Night events for the rest of this year – and you will have our eternal gratitude to boot!

We are also interested in engaging experienced event organisors.

Please email john @ scanner central. co. uk [please type it in without the spaces – sorry it’s a pain but it’s the only way to avoid automated spam]

Scanners Night

6 Responses
  1. debby sass :

    Date: December 2, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    Hi John

    Can’t think of a W1 venue but there’s a
    wine bar opposite the Royal Garden Hotel
    in Kensington High St (between High St Ken Underground and the Albert Hall) which a friend of mine has been doing monthly gigs in the room below it, which would fit the requirements you mentioned – not W1 but easy to get to by bus , tube and free parking along that road after 7!( which is a point in its favour…
    The room has a bit of a stage, lots of small round tables with chairs,and some sofa, bench type seating toilets, a bar, and they serve very
    good and reasonably priced food
    I don’t know quite what deal he has but I think they get it free if a certain amount is spent behind the bar…IT’s called the Archangel and I have more details if you need (my daughter arranges these monthly gigs)
    And if you ever need a North London venue – you are very welcome to use my gym!!! we have quite a lot of small talks in here in the evenings after 7 (when we are closed) and it’s quite a good space
    Regards -Debby Sass

  2. Helen :

    Date: January 14, 2011 @ 5:53 pm


    How abo

    ut the Museum of brands, packaging & advertising?

    It’s a really cool, funky building:

    Notting Hll though….

    Or MyHotel Bloomsbury – look at ‘MySnug’ a fab bar/function room, which I think you can hire privately.

    Good Luck!

  3. John :

    Date: January 16, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    Thanks Helen – really interesting suggestions!

  4. Liz :

    Date: October 9, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Have you tried The Bookclub in Shoreditch? They have a great downstairs area that FutureHuman use for their events, it’s well set up for panel/ speaker style events…

  5. Corky Gormly :

    Date: June 13, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Why not try the Orient Suite at The Grosvenor at Victoria Station?
    It’s a fabulous hotel with wonderful aesthetics and can be laid out in a casual and informal way.
    Very convenient for people travelling by bus train or tube as well.

  6. Venue Detective :

    Date: July 9, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Try Venue Detective:

    It’s a free meeting room finder service that covers all of the UK, so culd be useful for your current needs, and if you want to look further afield for new locations.