Plan your Perfect Corporate Summer Party in the City

21 February 2024


Wherever you are hosting your summer party, make it unforgettable in any city across the UK and Ireland. Using activities, catering, roaming acts, music and entertainment, you can create the perfect theme for your guests. Take a look at our recommendations for Manchester, Dublin, London and Edinburgh to help plan your perfect summer party in the city.

Experience breathtaking views at 20 Stories, a premier rooftop destination nestled on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields in Manchester. This venue boasts a fantastic restaurant, a cocktail bar and an expansive rooftop terrace with amazing 360-degree views over the city skyline. You can privately hire the entire venue, isolate the terrace for a standing reception, or enjoy a more intimate event in their private dining room.


For a metropolitan summer party feel, Sophie’s is the best place to soak up the views of Dublin’s city skyline. Try a cocktail making masterclass to welcome your guests on arrival, followed by canapés, and a saxophonist and DJ duo to watch the sunset. Sophie’s is conveniently located within the boutique Dean Hotel so you can continue the party into the evening.


Create your bespoke summer party with exclusive hire at Shoreditch Gardens. Ideally located close to the City, this is a ‘blank canvas’ venue, complete with space for fairground stalls, street food trucks, garden games and performers. Create a quintessentially British theme with Pimm’s stalls, finger sandwiches and strawberries & cream. Complete your summer party with entertainment such as a Union Jack car photo booth and a fantastic roaming band.


Enjoy the stunning grounds of the Royal Botanic Garden in the heart of Edinburgh, where you can utilise both the indoor John Hope Gateway space and the outdoor serene landscape. Why not also challenge your guests to a mini highland games tournament? Partake in the historic traditions of tossing the caber, wheat sheaf pitching, rolling the straw bale, welly wanging, horse shoe hurling, and end with a competitive tug-o’-wars finale. Honour the Scottish traditions further by featuring traditional musical entertainment in the evening, including pipers and Ceilidh dancing.

Need help planning a summer party in the city? Our event managers will take care of everything from entertainment to venue finding. Send us your brief via creative@aokevents.com.