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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Venues for unique celebrations

11 unique Bar Mitzvah venues

So you want your Bar or Bat Mitzvah to be unique and to reflect your family’s style which means you’re going to need to find a venue that’s different from the standard hotels.

Our recommendation is to look for a blank canvas venue, which basically means one that you can style and transform. If you don’t fancy that, then look for a Bar Mitzvah venue that is interesting in its own right; for its design, history or location. To help you get started we’ve listed 10 Bar Mitzvah venues that we love.

But as there are 1000’s of venues in London to choose from this is just a taster. Make the most of our Bar Mitzvah venue finding service to help you find the perfect fit for your celebration. As part of our Bat & Bar Mitzvah services we can help you find any style of venue along with creating a one off design for your Bar Mitzvah celebration.

Amber Lakes

Just a short distance from Windsor, Amber Lakes is a striking venue surrounded by lakes and trees. Indoor parties can take place at the Scandi-inspired Lodge and the outdoor space can be used for treasure hunts, lawn games, movie making and even Segway challenges. You can also take to the water for fun including dragon boat racing and raft building.

Capacity: 250 or 500 with outdoor tipis.

The Postal Museum

The Mail Rail at The Postal Museum is a unique venue in Central London that provides a unique subterranean event space. The impressive, industrial blank canvas space has countless inspiring architectural features including vaulted ceilings and exposed brick work. The brilliant add on for Bar Mitzvah parties is the opportunity for an immersive underground ride through the 100 year old secret tunnels.

The journey takes you two miles underneath London in an adorably cute little mail train where you get to learn the story of how London’s mail system was run over 100 years ago. When you hire the venue you can add on a special tour and tailor it to suit your guests – it’s an amazing experience rattling around 70ft underneath the streets.

Capacity: 500

Kent House Knightsbridge

A prestigious Victorian townhouse located in the heart of Knightsbridge with a Royal past (once home to Queen Victoria’s father). The venue combines historical grandeur with the intimacy of a private house, and features ornate cornicing, marble floors, a sweeping staircase and skylight. The private townhouse is available for exclusive hire and features a Marble Hall for receptions drinks and a large upstairs space for dining and dancing along with breakout rooms for entertainment, quiet space & immersive photobooth.

Capacity: 300

One Birdcage Walk

One Birdcage Walk is the purpose built home for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, opened in 1899 and is surrounded by landmarks such as the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. It’s a fine example of Victorian architecture and is full of history as the spaces have been used to help invent the jet engine as well as host top secret D-Day planning meetings. The key spaces for Bar Mitzvahs are the Marble Hall & Gallery which is a lovely reception area in Venetian palazzo style, as well as the Elizabethan-style library boasting stunning views over St James’s Park.

Capacity: 210

Victorian Bath House

A hidden gem in the City, the Victorian Bath House is a subterranean Grade II listed event space brimming with character & opulence. From the outside, this is a small and unusual building whose colourful tiles, stained-glass windows, and Turkish-inspired detailing makes it stand out among the modern high rises that surround it.

It’s downstairs that this vibrant venue really comes into its own. Guests are led into an Aladdin’s cave-style space, with a cosy bar and lounge area and long open space that can be used for dinner, drinks and dancing. Atmospheric lighting, clusters of glass lanterns, woven rugs, ornate detailing and patterned walls set the scene for a stylish and unique celebration.

Capacity: 150 guests

Museum of the Home

The manicured lawns and planes trees on the lawns of the 300 year old Grade I almshouses of the Museum of the Home makes for a great venue for a summer Bar Mitzvah party. It’s incredibly rare to get a green space so close to the city which offers so many options for dining or hosting your own festival.

Capacity: 1000 standing, with exclusive hire of the gardens available during the summer for 200-800 guests.

The West Reservoir Centre

The historic building dates back to 1936  featuring a red-brick tower with stunning structural design elements which is filled by natural daylight and has outdoor terraces which overlook onto a beautiful 30-acre lake in the heart of Hackney. The venues offers the best of both worlds with stunning and calming surroundings without having to go out of London as the venue is situated in Stoke Newington.

Capacity: 130 seated or 150 standing

10-11 Carlton House

Grand in scale, intricate in detail, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace is an iconic venue in the history of London, and an exceptional canvas for any event. Renowned as the home of the British Academy, our venue has a wonderful location. With striking period features, grand cornice work and fine decoration, Carlton House Terrace was designed by architect John Nash to give some of the best views of the Royal Park and the Mall.

The venue offers private hire of 10 different rooms but for a Bar Mitzvah, we recommend the Wolfson room located on the first floor which also includes the Gallery space and the shared No11 Lobby. The room can hold up to 200 guests in reception style.

Capacity: 200


One of the most glamorous Bar Mitzvah venues, exclusive hire of Quaglino’s offers plenty of flexibility. A modern interior redesign has seen the signature sweeping staircase, balcony bar, main restaurant and mezzanine private dining rooms elegantly restored, along with a dancefloor with its own stage and space to rival any ballroom.

Capacity: 278 seated  or 500 standing

Trinity Buoy Wharf, Chainstore

A magical riverside location with stunning views on a historic site. Situated a mile east of Canary Wharf on the banks of the River Thames, the Chainstore venue is a Grade II listed building with beautiful brick and triple height ceilings with plenty of character.

Capacity: 600 

Courthouse Hotel

A wonderfully quirky 5 star hotel with a stunning roofterrace and bowling alley. The Courthouse Hotel is located in the heart of Shoreditch, surrounded by the buzzing and eccentric charm of this part of the City. The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch couples the grandeur of a Grade II listed Baroque styled building so is an impressive venue to host your celebration.

Capacity: Roofterrace 100 

At Evolve Events we’ve been creating unique Bat and Bar Mitzvah celebrations for over 20 years. For more Creative Bar Mitzvah menu ideas, or for information about planning and styling the perfect Bar Mitzvah for your child, don’t hesitate to contact the Evolve Events team. We possess the experience and local knowledge to assist you with venue finding, activities, logistics through to entertainment and catering to create unforgettable experiences.

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