The 10th Annual COOL Venue Awards

Cafe de Paris / 9th March 2017

Be part of the biggest night in the events industry.

..this means a lot to me

Gordon Ramsay

Certified as the biggest night in the events industry

The COOL Venue Awards, an entirely unique and defining accolade, aims to recognise an unsung but large influential element in the planning of a corporate event – How exciting is the venue? Will the invitees RSVP? Will they turn up? Now in its 10th year, the COOL Venue Awards has become the biggest awards show in the events industry, reaching an online audience of over 10 million last year. That’s 3x the audience of all other event industry awards COMBINED.
Check out last year's lifetime award winner!


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A Pure Extravaganza!

In typical COOL Venue Award tradition, there will be a whole host of entertainment on display, from footjugglers to contortionists to close-up magicians, who all live up to the COOL name. We’ll also be supplying party photobooths, a VR + Retro games room, as well as sponsored drinks hours and sets by the world’s best DJs!

Dress Code: Dress to Impress

 
The 9th Annual COOL Venue Awards 2016

Check out a past awards ceremony

A COOL Venue should have: Charisma, Originality, Style, Innovation, Sex Appeal, Authenticity, Aspiration, And Uniqueness. We understand that COOL is a very personal opinion, so we use a panel of judges to finalise nominees and winners.


COOL Venue Award Nominees & Winners

Congratulations to the COOL Venue Award winners!

COOLest Hotel Chain

  • Dorchester Collection
  • Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Rosewood
  • Starwood
  • Melia Hotels
  • Montcalm
  • Citizen M
  • Radisson Edwardian
  • Hilton
  • Hand Picked Hotels

COOLest Venue Portfolio

  • London Union / Streetfeast
  • Late Night London
  • Lime Venue Portfolio
  • ITA Venues
  • Crown Group
  • Merlin Entertainment
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Amazing Venues
  • Grayson Venues
  • Delfont Mackintosh

COOLest Historic Venue

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Somerset House
  • Tower of London
  • Chandos House
  • 116 Pall Mall
  • The Hop Exchange
  • St Pancras Rennaisance
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Warwick Castle
  • Trinity House

COOLest Hotel

  • London Edition
  • M By Montcalm
  • Crazy Bear Beaconsfield
  • Church Street Townhouse
  • Artists Residence
  • Hotel Gotham
  • Courthouse Hotel
  • The Wheatsheaf Inn
  • Chiltern Firehouse
  • Hotel Football

COOLest 'On Water' Venue

  • Solent Forts
  • Tower Bridge
  • River Rooms
  • HMS Belfast
  • The Yacht
  • Bateaux London
  • Thames Luxury Charters
  • Trinity Buoy Wharf
  • The Crystal
  • Royal Caribbean

COOLest Sporting Venue

  • Emirates Stadium
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Goodwood
  • Twickenham
  • Ascot
  • Lords
  • Sandown Park
  • Silverstone
  • The London Stadium
  • Snozone
  • The Kia Oval

COOLest Museum / Gallery

  • London Film Museum
  • London Transport Museum
  • British Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Museum of Brands
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Museum of London
  • Wellcome Collection
  • Science Museum

COOLest Conference / Exhibition Centre

  • Barbican
  • Imperial College
  • IET Savoy Place
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
  • BMA House
  • 30 Euston Square
  • Business Design Centre
  • Curve Theatre
  • Tobacco Dock
  • ETC County Hall
  • Alexandra Palace

COOLest Venue for After-Parties

  • Café de Paris
  • The Roof Gardens
  • Freemasons Hall
  • ME London
  • Icebar
  • Village Underground
  • Dinerama
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Magic Roundabout

COOLest Spa

  • Chewton Glen
  • Four Seaons Hampshire
  • Celtic Manor
  • Langham
  • Intercontinental at The O2
  • Bulgari London
  • The Berkeley
  • Pennyhill Park
  • The Grove
  • The Belfry
  • Montcalm Marble Arch

COOLest for Corporate Fun

  • Harry Potter Studios
  • Thorpe Park
  • Go Ape
  • Bounce Ping Pong
  • Top Golf
  • Kidzania
  • Belong Arena (Game Wardour Street)
  • Flight Club
  • Swingers
  • Hawker House
  • Zip World

COOLest for Awards Ceremonies

  • The Hurlingham Club
  • East Wintergarden
  • Café de Paris
  • The O2
  • IET Savoy Place
  • Freemasons Hall
  • Battersea Evolution
  • Banqueting House
  • Hilton Bankside
  • Tate Modern
  • RSC Stratford-upon-Avon

COOLest for Gala's

  • Middle Temple Hall
  • Banking Hall
  • The Ivory Vaults
  • LSO St Lukes
  • Dutch Hall
  • Old Billingsgate
  • Victorian Warehouse
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Savoy
  • Hilton Park Lane
  • The Roof Gardens

COOLest for Small Meetings

  • Ice Tank
  • De Vere Venues Holborn Bars
  • Wallacespace
  • Wellcome Collection
  • The Lansborough
  • One Wimpole Street
  • Studio Birmingham
  • The National Space Centre
  • NY-LON at The O2
  • In and Out
  • Mercedes Benz World

COOLest for AGM's

  • Tate Modern
  • Painters Hall
  • Central Hall Westminster
  • Indigo2
  • Eventim Apollo
  • Christchurch Spitalfield
  • Twickenham
  • Altitude
  • Bruntingthorpe
  • One Wimpole Street
  • Wembley Stadium

COOLest for Product Launches

  • Sky Garden
  • The Sorting Office
  • The Roof Gardens
  • Circus Space
  • Curzon Cinemas
  • Piano Works
  • Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • View from The Shard
  • The Vinyl Factory
  • The Etihad Stadium
  • London Edition
  • The Big Brother House

COOLest for Receptions

  • Millbrook
  • Steam & Rye
  • EGG London
  • Inn The Park
  • The HAC
  • Brewhouse
  • The Pump Room, Bath
  • Proud
  • Hawker House
  • View from The Shard

COOLest for Outdoor Events

  • The Roof Gardens
  • Top Golf
  • Borough Market
  • The HAC
  • Somerset House
  • Mercedes Benz World
  • Center Parcs
  • Eventcity
  • Hilton St Georges Park
  • Cliveden House - Bear Grylls Experience
  • Royal Ascot

COOLest Venue Launch

  • Ralph's Coffee Bar (Ralph Lauren)
  • The Ned
  • The Design Museum
  • Paper
  • KERB Camden
  • IET Savoy Place
  • M By Montcalm
  • Tropicana Beach Club
  • Printworks London
  • The Distillery Notting Hill

COOLest Country House

  • Carlowrie Castle
  • Soho Farmhouse
  • Cromlix House
  • Compton Verney
  • Ettington Park
  • Hampton Manor
  • Luton Hoo
  • Fetcham Park
  • Ashridge House
  • Cliveden

COOLest Temporary Structure

  • Serpentine Pavillion
  • The Deck
  • Bloomsbury Big Top
  • Battersea Evolution
  • EGG London
  • Dine in the Sky
  • Optix
  • Supernova
  • The City Summer House
  • KERB FOOD
  • De Boer

COOLest Overseas Venue

  • Sheraton Huhzou Hot Spring Resort
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
  • JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
  • The Rockefeller Building, New York
  • Grand Excelsior Malta
  • National Centre for Performing Arts, Thailand
  • Hotel Arts Barcelona
  • The Edition, New York
  • Theatre Antique D'Orange, France

COOLest Venue Architecture

  • RIBA
  • Royal Opera House
  • Gotham Hotel
  • Landing Forty Two at The Leadenhall Building
  • Sky Garden
  • The Crystal
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Banqueting House
  • Somerset House
  • Arcelor Mittal Orbit

COOLest Bar / Club

  • Gilgamesh
  • Tropicana Beach Club
  • Fabric
  • Magic Roundabout
  • Paper
  • Café de Paris
  • Oval Space
  • Dinerama
  • Aviary (etm group venue)

COOLest Restaurant Group

  • Gordon Ramsay Group
  • Marco Piere White Restaurants
  • Searcys Collection
  • Nobu
  • Drake & Morgan
  • Caprice Holdings
  • Streetfeast

COOLest Asian Restaurant

  • Mint Leaf
  • Dishoom
  • Cinnamon Kitchen
  • Hakkasan Mayfair
  • Gymkhana
  • Gilgamesh

COOLest Streetfood Venue

  • Kerb Camden
  • Hawker House
  • Borough Market
  • Spitalfields Market
  • Dinerama

COOLest Middle-Eastern Restaurant

  • Yalla Yalla
  • Arabica Bar and Kitchen
  • Kenza

COOLest Italian Restaurant

  • L'Anima
  • San Carlo Cichetti
  • Jamies Italian Restaurants
  • Trullo

COOLest French Restaurant

  • Sketch
  • Close Maggiore
  • La Trompette
  • Brasserie Zedel
  • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

COOLest Meditteranean Restaurant

  • Sarastro
  • Iberica
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Copa de Cava
  • Apsleys

COOLest British Restaurant

  • Hawksmoor Spitalfields
  • Marcus Wareing
  • The Dining Room
  • Aqua Shard
  • London Edition - Berners Tavern
  • Wright Brothers
  • The Frog
  • The Gun
  • Bob Bob Ricard
  • Smiths of Smithfield

COOLest North-American Restaurant

  • Steam & Rye
  • Meat Liquor
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Dirty Bones
  • The Big Easy
  • The Blues Kitchen
  • Duck and Waffle

COOLest Afro-Caribbean Restaurant

  • Shaka Zulu
  • Caribbean Scene
  • Mango Room
  • The Rum Kitchen
  • Mango Shack
  • Three Little Birds, Brixton
  • Turtle Bay
  • Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

COOLest Latin/South American Restaurant

  • Sushisamba
  • MNKY House
  • Ceviche
  • Wahaca
  • Gaucho
  • La Bodega Negra
  • Cabana

Lifetime Achievement Award for Exampling Bulldog Spirit

  • Jamie Oliver

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