The 11th Annual COOL Venue Awards

100 Wardour Street / 28th March 2018

Be part of the biggest & COOLest night in the events industry.

Nominations announced 12th February 2018

..this means a lot to me

Gordon Ramsay
Samsonite

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 11th 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 a past 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

COOLest Hotel

  • Claridges
  • The Curtain
  • Ace, Shoreditch
  • The Ned
  • Ham Yard Hotel
  • Crazy Bear Beaconsfield
  • Nobu-Shoreditch
  • London Edition III
  • The Courthouse
  • Town Hall Hotel Bethnal Green
  • Stanbrook Abbey
  • Hotel Gotham

COOLest Venue Portfolio

  • Camm & Hooper
  • Firmdale Hotels
  • Soho House
  • SBE Group
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian
  • Inception Group
  • One Events
  • Dorchester Collection
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Mothership Group
  • Lime Venue Portfolio
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Camden Dining Group
  • Better Bankside
  • D&D London

COOLest Historic Venue

  • British Museum
  • Hop Exchange
  • Victorian Bath House
  • Kensington Palace
  • Tower of London
  • Natural History Museum
  • Somerset House
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Warwick Castle
  • Cutty Sark
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
  • Sunbeam Studios
  • RSC Stratford Upon Avon

COOLest Unique Venue

  • BA London Eye
  • The Victoria Bath House
  • The Meditteranean Glasshouse
  • Sky Garden
  • Printworks
  • The Vaults
  • Eis Haus
  • Cirque le Soir
  • Swingers
  • Dinerama
  • The Steel Yard / Oxygen Events
  • Roman Baths

COOLest 'On Water' Venue

  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa
  • The Pig on the Beach
  • St Davids Hotel - Cardiff Bay
  • Tower Bridge
  • HMS Belfast
  • Osea Island
  • Good Hotel
  • Solent Forts
  • Proud East
  • Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
  • Sunborn Yacht Hotel
  • Formans Fish Island

COOLest Sporting Venue

  • The Copperbox
  • Wembley Stadium
  • London Aquatics Centre
  • Chelsea FC
  • GoodWood
  • London Stadium
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Flight Club
  • Ascot
  • Junkyard GolfClub
  • Rockingham Motor Speedway
  • Silverstone
  • Bounce - The Home of Ping Pong

COOLest Museum / Gallery

  • Science Museum
  • V&A Museum
  • Grant Museum Zoology
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Design Museum
  • Newport Street Gallery
  • Gods Own Junkyard
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • London Transport Museum

COOLest Conference Centre

  • Barbican
  • Wellcome Collection
  • Bounce
  • Kings Place
  • BMA House
  • V&A Museum of Design Dundee
  • V&A Museum of Childhood
  • Ceme
  • Sunbeam Studios
  • Woburn
  • 100 Wardour Street
  • Westminster Abbey

COOLest Spa

  • Chuan Spa, Langhan Hotel, London
  • Celtic Manor Hotel
  • Arman Spa
  • The Corinthia, ESPA
  • Agua Bathhouse and Spa at the Mondrian London
  • Pennyhill Park
  • Calcot Manor, Glocs
  • The Ned
  • Bulgari
  • Shangri-La London

COOLest for Awards Ceremonies

  • Battersea Evolution
  • The Corinthia, London
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Printworks
  • BAFTA
  • Tate Modern
  • Christ Church Spitalfields
  • Café de Paris
  • Dutch Hall
  • 100 Wardour Street
  • RSC Stratford Upon Avon

COOLest for Gala's

  • Old Billingsgate
  • The Ned
  • The Swan, Shakespeare Globe
  • Sky Garden
  • Indigo at the O2
  • The Savoy
  • St Pancras Renaissance
  • Battersea Evolution
  • Middle Temple Hall
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Stanmer House
  • Dutch Hall

COOLest for Small Meetings

  • IET Savoy Place
  • The Ned
  • Mondrian
  • The Mayfair
  • M By Montcalm
  • Mercedes Benz World
  • Skyloft, Westminster View
  • Mediterranean Glasshouse Bombay Distillery
  • Ice Tank
  • N-YLON at the O2
  • Wellcome Collection

COOLest for AGM's

  • Barbican
  • Bomb Factory - Osea Island
  • Stationers Hall
  • Central St Martins
  • The Curtain
  • Central Hall Westminster
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Christ Church Spitalfields
  • Twickenham
  • The Crystal
  • The Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch

COOLest Temporary Structure

  • The Garden Room at Syon Park
  • Arch406
  • Gallery11 at Saatchi Gallery
  • London Cooking Project
  • Coppa Club Igloos
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Battersea Evolution
  • Pavillion at Tower Of London
  • Backyard Cinema at Winterville
  • Tobacco Dock
  • The Deck National Theatre
  • Winterville
  • Bloomsbury Bigtop
  • London City Beach

COOLest for Product Launches

  • Printworks
  • Postal Museum
  • The Mayfair
  • Cornflake
  • Tate Modern
  • London Edition
  • The Curtain
  • View From The Shard
  • Sky Garden
  • Piano Works
  • The Steelyard / Oxygen Events
  • Sea Containers
  • Stanmer House
  • Mar Hall

COOLest for Outdoor Events

  • The HAC
  • Pergola
  • The Beach at the Magic Roundabout
  • Alexandra Palace
  • Somerset House
  • Borough Market
  • Hilton St Georges Park
  • Center Parcs
  • Winterville
  • Topgolf
  • Bruntingthorpe

COOLest for Team-building

  • Bounce
  • Flight Club Shoreditch
  • Ballie Ballerson
  • Bunker 51 Zombie LazerTag
  • Bear Grylls Survival Academy
  • Crystal Maze
  • Go Ape
  • Kidzania
  • Little Shuffle Club
  • Topgolf
  • Nick Nairn Cook School

COOLest Country House

  • The Pig near Bath
  • Lime Wood
  • Coworth Park
  • Richard Corrigan Virginia
  • Aynhoe Park
  • Chewton Glen
  • SOHO Farmhouse
  • Cliveden
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Brocket Hall
  • Stanmer House

COOLest Bar / Club

  • Fabric
  • Tropicana Beach Club
  • The Box
  • Old Street Records
  • Brixton Rooftop
  • Dinerama
  • Cirque le Soir
  • Trapeze
  • Reign
  • Shaka Zulu
  • Ballie Ballerson

COOLest for Receptions

  • Shoreditch Town Hall
  • Circus
  • The Gherkin
  • Behind the Bike Shed
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Curtain
  • View from the Shard
  • The Pump Room
  • RIBA
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Giant Robot
  • Hurlingham Club
  • Christchurch Spitalfields

COOLest Venue Launch

  • Giant Robot
  • Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square
  • The Ned
  • Farnham House Hotel
  • Sea Containers
  • The Curtain
  • Design Museum, SOHO
  • Printworks
  • Borough Market Cobbed Country Yard
  • Lost Rivers Leake Street

COOLest Large Venue

  • Old Billingsgate
  • Battersea Evolution
  • Roundhouse
  • Skygarden
  • Printworks
  • Troxy
  • Omeara
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Hawker House
  • Dinerama
  • Athena
  • Farnborough International Centre
  • Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground

COOLest European Restaurant

  • Hedone
  • Lyle's
  • City Social
  • Bistrotheque
  • Baltic Restaurant and Bar
  • Berners Tavern
  • Restaurant Ours
  • Hix
  • Chez Bruce
  • Gordon Ramsay Group

COOLest Middle-Eastern Restaurant

  • Honey and Smoke
  • Berber and Q
  • The Palomar
  • Ottolenghi
  • Strut and Cluck
  • Arabica
  • Gilgamesh
  • Cedar

COOLest French Restaurant

  • Calude Bosi at Bibendum
  • Gastronhome
  • Frenchie
  • Mere
  • Le Relais de venise L'Entrecote
  • Club Gascon
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Balthazar
  • Sketch

COOLest British Restaurant

  • The Clove Club
  • Green Pea
  • Millies at the NED
  • Pollen Street Social
  • Bermondsey Yord Café
  • Galvin
  • Aqua - The Shard
  • Hoi Polloi

COOLest Afro-Caribbean Restaurant

  • The Rum Kitchen
  • Three Little Birds
  • Randaberry Caribbean Restaurant
  • Cottons
  • Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse
  • Fish, Wings and Tings
  • Shaka Zulu

COOLest Restaurant Group

  • ETM Group
  • Capice Holdings
  • Kitchen by Edwardian
  • Temper
  • D&D London
  • Nobu
  • Dishoom
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Gordon Ramsay Group

COOLest Asian Restaurant 2018

  • Hutong at The Shard
  • Nipa Thai
  • Sexy Fish
  • 100 Hoxton
  • Cinnamon Club
  • Amaya
  • Hoppers
  • Roka

COOLest Italian Restaurant 2018

  • Cecconi's
  • Murono
  • Polpo
  • Trullo
  • L'Anima
  • The Mayfair Kitchen
  • Sortoria
  • Bunga Bunga
  • Loconda Locatelli
  • Fed by Water

COOLest Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Nopi
  • Liman
  • Ember Yard
  • Bocca di Lupo
  • Boro Bistro
  • Sorastro
  • Theo Randall
  • Bogmeria Tapas

COOLest North American Restaurant

  • Cut at 45 Park Lane
  • Bodeans
  • Smokestak
  • Red Rooster
  • Joe Allen Restaurant
  • The Blue Kitchen
  • Hache
  • Mash
  • Bubbledogs
  • Hard Rock Café

COOLest Latin American Restaurant

  • Temper
  • Santo Remedio
  • Ceviche
  • Equdo de Cuba
  • Cabana
  • Mnky HSE
  • La Bodega Negra

COOL Venue Awards - ASPIRE AWARD

  • Gordon Ramsay

EDITOR'S CHOICE AS CHOSEN BY WESLEY MENDY

COOLest London Venue

  • The Curtain

COOLest Non-London Venue

  • Hotel Gotham

COOLest Members' Club

  • Blacks

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

Samsonite
100 Wardour Street
Elcees
EFX
One Gin
One Water
Collagin
Real Cocktail Ingredients
Absorb Films
C3
Classico
Just Talent
Martin James
Wildfire

OUR JUDGES

Jason Scott - Hollywood Inc

Martin Kmiecik - Gay Times

Natasha Banjo - News UK

Jenna O'Connor - Critical Eye

Laura Jane Clark - Acclaimed Architect and Channel 4 TV Presenter

Selina Donald - The Bulb

Waleed Jahangir - Eventology

Sophie Luhr - Collective Two

Graham Hill - Graham Hill Consulting

Simon Burton - Exposure

Stuart Groves & Ben Gamble - Shoutabout London

Kate Kassar and Alice Hancock - Beyond Events