Just five minutes away from iconic Oxford Street, settled in the heart of Mayfair is the prestigious London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Boasting an incredible event space and 237 beautifully decorated hotel rooms, this is an extremely special hotel in the middle of Central London. We caught up with Sam Thornton, Director of Event Management, to hear all about some of the exciting events they have hosted, how versatile their beautiful Westminster Ballroom is and the unique features he loves about the hotel.
London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is the home of Europe's largest, pillarless event space which means its beautiful Westminster Ballroom can be transformed into your ideal layout. Since its 2018 renovation, the Westminster Ballroom features an incredible lighting system that allows you to customise the room to match your colour scheme or enhance your entertainment plans.
Extend your celebrations and host a rehearsal dinner at the hotel in luxury at one of Gordon Ramsay's exquisite restaurants, choose between Lucky Cat which is inspired by Tokyo's 1930s kissas and Shanghai's drinking dens or opt for a more traditional meal at the Gordon Ramsay's Bar & Grill Steak House which is inspired by a Manhattan grill bar. For those that enjoy sipping on beautifully blended cocktails, spend some time in the award-winning Luggage Room Bar, popular with locals and hotel visitors alike and inspired by speakeasy bars of the 1920s.
Every wedding should be unique to the special couple and London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is able to accommodate even the most unusual of requests! Director of Event Management, Sam Thornton, highlighted some of his most memorable moments: "Luxury cars have been driven through the Westminster Ballroom for a dramatic entrance, black taxi photo booths have been set up on the dance floor for a London touch and full-sized carriages can even be brought in as part of the décor!" The Westminster Ballroom can be split into sections to create separate spaces for intimate traditional ceremonies and exquisite parties to accommodate weddings of all sizes.
Finding a quiet, private space in Mayfair can be difficult which is why the hotel has created its own secluded garden courtyard. "All suites have access to the peaceful outside space which is perfect for wedding photographs or just a moment of reflection before joining your guests to celebrate." explained Sam.
Weddings are a fantastic reason to celebrate with family and friends, but they‘re not the ONLY kind of celebration… London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square has hosted every variety of event from glamourous birthday parties, graduation celebrations, anniversaries, and incredible award ceremonies.
"Whether you're gathering your loved ones for a milestone birthday party, or throwing a corporate event, our fabulous Memory Makers are on hand to make sure you have everything you could possibly need," Sam highlighted. With a maximum capacity of 1,000, the Westminster Ballroom is a breath-taking space that can accommodate even the largest of award ceremonies.
Being able to customise the hotel makes your event personal to you and the foyer at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square has an incredible LED screen which can even be seen from outside the hotel. This screen can be personalised with a montage of photos, or used as a brilliant branded backdrop to entrance photos at corporate events. "We have seen everything on the LED board, from holiday photos to horseback riding!" Sam explained.
Central London is well known for its diverse and multicultural heritage and London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is no exception. The incredibly knowledgeable Memory Makers have helped families and groups of all cultures celebrate, and years of experience in hosting high-profile events mean they work alongside some of London's best caterers. Building these relationships ensures they can confidently provide exquisite food for all their guests. Sam elaborates: "We have strong relationships with some of London's most well-known caterers including Ardour, who are experts in Asian cuisine, Events by Ezri, specialists in Kosher dining and Taste Haven, Afro-Caribbean dining professionals."
London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is the perfect location for any celebration and the fabulous Memory Makers are dedicated to making sure your event is exactly how you imagined it and even more. The iconic location and beautiful event space combine to make a special and unique atmosphere for your guests to enjoy.