Although there are certainly many venues out there that can provide everything that an event professional could need to cater for and invigorate guests, there are also times when a higher level of flexibility and control is required. This is why, at Gibson Hall, we offer the perfect dry hire space, right in the heart of the City of London. For such occasions, event planners can look to ‘dry hire’ our venue, and if planned carefully will offer you the freedom you need to create a very special event.
So, what is a dry hire venue?
When booking a venue, the term “dry hire” means that you, the client, pays for the use of the venue space only, generally with food and beverage, furniture, staffing, audio-visual equipment, decorations and theming being organised externally by the client rather than the venue.
Advantages of dry hire
When faced with the choice of dry hiring a venue, it is important to understand the benefits of the approach:
Dry hire offers greater control
At Gibson Hall, we offer event planners a higher level of control, making it a great option for highly personalised events such as weddings, product launches, summer and Christmas parties.
Dry hire offers a greater choice of suppliers
A large number of our dry hire enquiries stem from a desire to use specific caterers, such as those that have catered for family weddings or corporate events over a number of years, or to provide cuisine with cultural significance, in which case dry hire can be a great solution.
There are, however, benefits in using our regular suppliers, including our in-house caterer KUDOS, who are of course familiar with the layout, and handled any issues that may have arisen in the past.
Dry hire can cost less
One bonus of a dry hire venue is that the costs are often reduced, as simply paying for the venue without staff and catering reduces the overheads. Something to think about.
At Gibson Hall, we pride ourselves on being flexible and give you the power while still ensure every event we take on is executed to the highest standard. If you would like to find out more about dry hiring our venue, please do give us a ring or drop us a line.