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Top Victorian locations

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Victorian period living room
  • £87/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • London
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Victorian lodge with generous grounds & character
  • £50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Bognor Regis
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Large Victorian Family home
  • £95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • London
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Beautiful Victorian house, unfurnished
  • £100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Watford
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Stylish Victorian 5 bed Home With Large Garden
  • £100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Manchester
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The Morning Room
  • £150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Hook
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Minimal apartment with original Victorian features
  • £70/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Brighton
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Eastbourne - Empty Victorian House By The Sea
  • £100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Eastbourne
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Escape Rooms with Overlooking Ancient Graveyard
  • £60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Open Plan Victorian House
  • £120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • London
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an average Victorian location cost to rent?
Victorian location rates typically average $94 per hour.
What is the attendee limitation of average Victorian locations?
Attendee limits often vary with the size and features of a Victorian location, but average 55 people per booking.
What is the average hourly minimum of Victorian locations?
The average minimum booking time for Victorian locations is 3 hours.
What is the average square feet of a Victorian location?
There's a great range of Victorian locations available, with an average size of 3604 square feet.
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About Victorian Locations

Victorian locations are perfect for hosting any event, whether a wedding, corporate function or special occasion. These locations have a classic, timeless charm and offer an air of sophistication that will impress all your guests. Many of these locations feature beautiful architecture and decor reminiscent of the Victorian era, such as intricately designed plaster ceilings, stained glass windows, and ornate fireplaces. Often, they will also have extensive gardens with lush greenery and picturesque fountains or ponds.

These locations provide a spacious atmosphere that can easily accommodate intimate gatherings and large-scale events. Some popular features can include expansive parlors with high ceilings and marble floors, grand ballrooms with crystal chandeliers, balconies with stunning views, and formal dining rooms ideal for sit-down receptions. Depending on your chosen location, you may have access to additional amenities like a bridal suite for preparing before the ceremony or an outdoor patio area for guests to mingle.

No matter what type of event you’re planning, there will surely be a Victorian venue that fits your needs perfectly. With this unique aesthetic comes an atmosphere of elegance and grace that will make your event unforgettable.

The Best Events for Victorian Locations

  • Grand Balls
    Grand balls have been an integral part of the Victorian era. As such, hosting a grand ball in a Victorian venue remains one of the most traditional forms of entertainment to this day. These events often involve elaborate and formal dress, light refreshments or a full meal, dancing, and sometimes theatrical performances. Guests may choose to promenade around the ballroom with one another in a grand march before settling into proper dancing circles. During such an event, hosts may use antique chandeliers, paintings, furniture, and other decor to create an extra touch of elegance for their guests.
  • Wedding Ceremonies
    A wedding ceremony in a Victorian venue can capture the beauty and grandeur of this period with its intricate details. Venues often feature a large reception area where guests can mingle, enjoy refreshments, or participate in interactive activities such as cake tastings. The ceremony may be held inside or outside on picturesque lawn pagodas draped with ivy and colorful flowers that give off their delicate fragrances. Couples can also add unique touches, such as horse-driven carriages for transportation or vintage vehicles for photo opportunities.
  • Luncheons
    Luncheons are another special event type that is well suited for Victorian locations. This type of gathering allows hosts to create an unforgettable experience for their guests, whether hosting afternoon tea with intricate finger sandwiches or a formal luncheon with multiple courses served on fine china dishes. To set the mood for this gathering, many hosts opt to include period music from composers like Mozart or Chopin and hire professional dancers to provide entertainment during the meal.
  • Murder Mystery Dinners
    For something a little more daring than other events, murder mystery dinners are always great options for those who want to spice up their gatherings in Victorian locations. By incorporating elements from popular mystery novels or films like Sherlock Holmes into their event planning, hosts can create an evening with props such as magnifying glasses and costumes for guests to wear while they piece together clues about who committed the crime. Additionally, many venues offer unique opportunities, such as secret passageways that help bring these stories alive and immerse attendees into the adventure.

What to Look for in Victorian Locations

  • Amenities
    When selecting a Victorian venue, one should consider the amenities available on-site. Look for features such as a bar, catering services, a dance floor, and seating accommodations. Check to see if any audio-visual needs are covered, such as projectors and microphone systems. Think about whether an outdoor space is included in the facility or if there are any gardens or terraces. Don’t forget to consider lighting and decorations that might be required for your event.
  • Services
    In addition to amenities, consider the type of service offered at a Victorian venue. Good customer service is essential for a successful event, so ask about options for planning assistance and staff support. Make sure there are plenty of staff members available to help with setup and tear down of equipment, serving guests throughout the evening, and keeping the area clean during events.
  • Cost
    Price is always important when choosing a location for an event. However, you may even access luxury services with a Victorian venue without breaking the bank. It’s important to compare prices between different facilities to get the best value for your money. Additionally, look into whether rental fees may be negotiable or discounts are available depending on the day of the week or time of year chosen for your event.
  • Restrictions
    Be aware of any restrictions that might come along with hosting your event at a Victorian facility. Ask about any noise complaints that could arise from hosting an event late at night or on weekends. This can help prevent costly fines from neighbors or local authorities since many older buildings have stricter regulations than modern venues. Pay attention to any fire safety regulations and rules regarding alcohol consumption or smoking indoors, if applicable.

How to Make Victorian Events Better

  • Choose the Right Venue: When hosting an event in a Victorian location, the most crucial factor is selecting the right venue. Choose a place that has an authentic feel and accurately reflects the era's aesthetic. Ensure it's spacious enough to accommodate guests and provides access to modern amenities like air conditioning and restrooms.

  • Incorporate Victorian Elements: To truly bring out the Victorian vibe, incorporate elements from that era into your decor and design. Use antique furniture, vintage lighting fixtures, ornate drapery and wallpapers, and period-appropriate table settings. Remember to include plenty of flowers - roses were particularly popular during Queen Victoria's reign.

  • Play Period Music: Set the mood by playing music from the Victorian era. Classical opera pieces or traditional folk songs are great choices for creating a festive atmosphere. Depending on your budget, consider hiring a live band or orchestra to play period tunes throughout your event.

  • Serve Traditional Cuisine: Traditional cuisine in Victorian times typically consisted of hearty dishes like roasted beef with vegetables or fish pies with mashed potatoes. Fill platters with small finger foods like scones and clotted cream for casual occasions. Keep the presentation elegant by serving food on silver platters or trays lined with lace doilies.

  • Hire Professional Entertainment: To wow your guests, hire actors or performers who specialize in reenacting life during Queen Victoria's reign. This could include dancers doing traditional dances from that era, acrobats performing feats of strength and agility, jugglers juggling graceful objects like feather boas, or magicians performing illusions using 19th-century techniques.