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Can’t decide which day to host your next conference, training or networking event? We love Fridays at our venue and here are five reasons why you’ll love them too.

Planning an event is a mighty juggling act. Setting the date alone comes with many considerations including how best to boost attendance, manage affordability, and sustain the attention of delegates. Here’s why hosting on a Friday may be just the ticket for your next event:

Time to focus

So, you’ve artfully crafted your programme and carved out time for discussion. But how do you keep delegates in the room? Minds wander, especially, when there’s an email partially drafted and a project update meeting tomorrow. Friday events encourage delegates to take their time and become absorbed in your sessions and breakouts, without the niggle of mid-week deadlines.

Fridays just feel good

Saturday’s almost here and there’s time to reflect on the achievements of the week. Top this off with an event dedicated to building professional skills and connections, and that sense of accomplishment will be at an all-time high. When Fridays feel this good, it only makes sense to bring delegates together to collaborate and connect.

End-of-the-week treat

We like any excuse to tuck into a treat at 15Hatfields. We can bring even more sunshine to your Friday events by dotting delightful refreshments around the breakout areas. We’ve something to suit every mood, event type and dietary requirements. Our cake selection alone includes our chocolate fudge favourite, flourless chocolate and almond, heavenly vegan lemon drizzle, and diary-free banana and date.

From fresh fruit to buttery flapjacks and biscuits, we know how important it is to keep your delegates refreshed and energised. What’s more, you can rest assured that all snacks at our venue are ethically sourced. Check out our local and organic catering partners for inspiration!

Weekends start on the South Bank

Hosting in central London on a Friday allows delegates to truly make an event of it. You’ll find our venue at the centre of the action in the South Bank. Where better to kickstart the weekend?

Riverside restaurants and bars allow team bonding to effortlessly continue into the evening. For delegates arranging Friday night plans, there’s plenty to see on our doorstep at the BFI, National Theatre and the Southbank Centre. Those travelling into the capital even have the freedom to extend their visit over the weekend. And for delegates needing to make a quick dash after the event, surrounding underground and mainline stations couldn’t be more convenient.

Flexible and affordable events?!

With TFL reporting a 12% drop between midweek and Friday travel, scheduling an event on a Friday may mean you have your pick of London’s events spaces. This is especially handy for private corporate events, and conferences where an exhibition floor and ample breakout spaces are a must. At 15Hatfields there’s the perk of exclusive hire, giving you private access to two floors of fully flexible event spaces.

Our new discount, supporting the Mayor of London’s ‘off-peak Fridays’ campaign, means that Friday event hosting is both flexible and a fraction of the price. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or company-wide training and workshops, you’ll make a significant saving on venue costs alongside the benefit of off-peak TFL travel. Contact our team today to save 20%* on Dry Hire and our Regular DDR!

*The ‘Let’s make Fridays great again’ offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other DDR discount. It is only applicable for events hosted from 8am-5pm on Fridays before 31 May 2024.