Best Bars, Restaurants and Nottingham Event Spaces to hire

Looking for an events space to hire in Nottingham? Here are a selection of the best bars, restaurants and other event spaces worth checking out. There is some overlap here in that some bars can also provide food for events, and hotels often have a restaurant or bar suitable for events.

Some of these venues also have smaller spaces for private dinning or smaller birthday parties.

I've performed at most of the venues on this list as a close up magician in Nottingham. In fact, throughout this guide, I'll include a short summary of what I did at those venues, so look out for those.

And if you are looking for some incredible, engaging entertainment for your event, then you can't go wrong with a professional close up magician. With that in mind there's more about me here.

For now though, here's the list.




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Nottingham Bars to Hire For Events

Faradays Bar

44-48, 23-27 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2EW

Faradays is a friendly venue, in the creative quarter of Hockley. It's just seconds away from public transport and several hotels, plus it has a private function room available. This makes it the ideal place to hire for an event, such as birthdays anniversaries, or business events.

When I performed here a few years ago., it wasn't actually as a close up magician for a private event, but rather as part of a promotional event for the beer brand Desperados. My role that night was to perform incredible magic alongside a team of staff helping guests to sample the beer. It's a little more unusual way of performing, but I was still able to bring lots of energy to the event and help people to have a great time!

an available events space at faradays bar in nottingham

Hockley Arts Club

20a Carlton Street, Nottingham NG1 1NN

This magical place, which is hidden away in the trendy Hockley are of Nottingham is like three venues in one. Stockholm is their ground floor bar serving a full selection of cocktails, wines & beer, in a mid-century Scandinavian inspired space which has all the hustle & bustle of a good old fashioned local pub. The Blue Rooms is their full table service restaurant. And finally The Electric Garden is the perfect private hire space for events and celebrations.

I performed here for a private Christmas party for a high street cosmetics brand. This took place in The Electric Garden. I wrote about this event on my page for close up magic in Nottingham, but let me just say briefly, it was a fantastic night with great guests, great magic (I-thank-you!) and a fantastic party venue!

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The Magic Garden

24-26 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL

Hidden away behind the cobbled streets of The Lace Market lies this beautifully secret venue, full of lush green vegetation, 80s neon vibes, and individually decorated rooms for you and your group to hire. Set across three floors with individual rooms to hire for small parties, or whole floors for the larger party. This is a fun quirky bar for your celebration or event.

the magic garden bar to hire nottingham

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 2GS

This is a fab modern bar, with an excellent menu of food and drinks. For functions, their Riverside Gallery offers fantastic views out to the River Trent, and a striking space with high ceilings, Victorian windows and exposed brickwork. The Riverside Gallery is completely versatile to create the perfect setting from milestone birthday parties, weddings to meetings, and much more.

And if you're looking for the perfect entertainment to go along with whichever venue you choose, then get in touch with me here or on 07792 129 828 and I'll be happy to help.

brewhouse kitchen and bar, nottingham

The Black Pearl

42-44 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AP

This one's a little further out from Nottingham City Centre, but if you're in this area, then check out this venue if you want to start your weekend with cocktails and finish with a boogie! They have live music every Thursday, Bottomless Pizza & Prosecco every Friday, and DJ's playing Soul, Funk and Motown from the 80's every Saturday.

I was here very recently for a corporate Christmas party, performing in the upstairs room. I mixed with all of the guests, sharing impossible close up magic tricks, conversational comedy, and wishing people a Happy Christmas, of course. It was a fantastic night, and while clients always tell me that I've done a great job, it's always great when that is backed up by an online review. Here's what the client said about my skills as a magician:

Thank you so much. Amazing tricks. Highly recommend. Everyone loved it. Thank you for getting round all the people at the party. Excellent.
the black pearl bar, nottingham

Nottingham Restaurants to Hire for Events

The Alchemist

11 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY

Set in the gothic grandeur of one of King Street's most magnificent listed buildings, this cocktail bar and restaurant serve every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, bring to your table glorious food inspired by worldwide cuisines, and set everything with a devilish dash of theatre.

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Unit B, 6 Bromley Place, Nottingham NG1 6JG

Located between Maid Marian Way and Market Square, just minuets away the city's best shopping and nightlife. You will swear you have been transported to Thailand, watch out for the oncoming train passing through the Maeklong Railway Market or climb aboard a tuk tuk and soak up Thailand's famous bustling street food markets.

Note, this is a walk in restaurant only, so might not be the best idea for a private party where you want to hire an events space. I don't think they do that. However, it could be the start of a great night if you are celebrating.

interior of zaap restaurant nottingham

Baresca Tapas

Baresca, 9 Byard Lane, Nottingham NG1 2GJ

Escabeche, 25-27 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford NG2 6AU

Actually two venues, one in Nottingham, and one in West Bridgford. Not only were these venues shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, but their food which is at the heart of any restaurant is a one-of-a-kind experience. Tapas is a form of dining that involves a more inclusive, sharing, complete experience: one where great food, great company and great atmosphere were equally important. I know from experience that in Spain, it's not just about what you eat but how you eat too!

With all of that in mind, this seems like the perfect place for a big party, surprise birthday, or even a wedding.
And if you're looking for some entertainment to accompany your celebration then my magic with a Spanish flair could be the perfect solution. I've trained in the Spanish style of magic, which like the food is based on creating good times for friends and family. Instead of a magician who just shows off, this is about connecting with each other and discovering the magic together. Find out more here.

"Encontramos la magia, juntos!"

people enjoying a meal at baresca tapas, a spanish restaurant in nottingham

The Cumin

62-64 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6BJ

Set over two floors and serving authentic North Indian and Punjabi cuisine, this restaurant is also available for corporate events hire, or private events hire. This could include business lunches, product launches, weddings, birthdays, and other parties. There are set menus available or you can choose from the restaurant menu.

And if you're looking to make your event extra special, then get in touch with me about the close up magic that I perform, and I'll be happy to tell you how I can bring your event to life!

the cumin restaurant in nottingham

Son of Steak

Unit 3 -4 Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4AF

This restaurant is about non fussy, but really great food. It's a great place for a quick bite, socialising with friends, meat or meat-free or treating your family. There's something for everyone here from burgers, chicken, steak and vegetarian and vegan options. This is a lively restaurant, and would be great for a party or celebration, so why not check it out.

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Nottingham Hotel Event Spaces to Hire

Park Plaza Radisson Hotel

41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6GD

Featuring a sleek, modern design, this hotel located in the heart of Nottingham boasts is perfect if you need to hire a meeting space. Their six well-furnished conference rooms are ideal for corporate events and social gatherings. You can sit down to an elegant meal in the award-winning restaurant and enjoy a soothing drink at the bar, open 24 hours. For breathtaking views of Nottingham, reserve the sizable 11th-floor vistas, which can be split into four syndicate rooms. The first-floor Plaza Suite features a small balcony area.

I performed here recently for an event for the staff of the hotel. As you might imagine, the staff working in a hotel don't get an opportunity to celebrate themselves as they are serving others. I therefore performed at the staff Christmas party in January with my close up magic. I do a few of those each year, and it's always great to be able to help people celebrate together and do something for themselves after all of their hard work.

interior of the park plaza hotel, on maid marrion way, in nottingham

The Marriott Nottingham Belfry

Marriott Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY

If you're looking for a conference venue in Nottingham or the East Midlands that will surpass the mark for your event? Then with 10 conference and meeting rooms, including space for up to 700 people in the largest room, and with high speed internet and 250 free parking spaces, this might be the space worth checking out. And for those that want to stay over, why not check out the hotel and spa for a relaxing way to wind down after your work is completed.

And if you are holding a large event, and want to make sure everyone is entertained, then reach out to me here. For the largest events, I can provide a team of close up magicians, or even my very popular after dinner stage magic show, which is the perfect way to round off the night, or use it as the introduction to any speeches or awards.

one of the event spaces at the nottingham belfry hotel

Hilton Nottingham

Milton St, Nottingham NG1 3PZ

The Hilton is a well known and well respected brand in the hotel industry, and their Nottingham hotel matches up to those high expectations. If you're looking for a Nottingham events space, then they have seven ground-floor event spaces, with room for up to 200 guests. Not only that but whether your event is a wedding, a social occasion, a business event or a festival celebration, you will be guided throughout the process by expert event planners.

And if you have any questions specific to entertainment, then please get in touch with me here. As a Nottingham Magician, I'm able to help make sure every one of your guests is entertained.

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The Jubilee Hotel and Conference Centre

Triumph Road Jubilee Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2TU

Set within 65 acres of lakeside grounds, close to Nottingham City Centre, this conference centre is part of a group of venues, including the East Midlands Conference Centre, The Orchard Hotel and Restaurant, Hugh Stewart Manor House (a grade II listed Gothic manor house) and the campus of the University of Nottingham, so there's sure to be a space that suits you here. With a portfolio of conference venues, meeting rooms, sports facilities, hotels, cafes and restaurants, this range of venues can provide a blank canvas for any occasion or event.

I have performed here previously as a corporate events magician for a large energy company, and I worked alongside two other close up magicians, providing magic around the tables during dinner. If you're holding a large event, then I can put together a team of the best magicians in the UK and provide this option to you, of if it's smaller event then I can offer options I can do myself.

jubilee hotel and conference centre event spaces, part of the university of nottingham

Village Hotel

Brailsford Way, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DL

Whether it's a meeting room, or a stylish conference space or large meeting venue, you're likely to find something here. This venue is bright, modern and stylish. It's perfect for daytime events such as conferences, business meetings or product launches, or for evening events such as corporate parties, awards ceremonies, gala dinners and more.

village hotel in beeston near nottingham

Nottingham Wedding Venues

Papplewick Pumping Station

Rigg Lane, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9AJ

The Pumping Station has been a wedding venue since 2009 and hosts an average of fourteen weddings a year between April and mid October. This is therefore quite an exclusive wedding venue, as not many would get the opportunity to get married here. Most couples choose the wonderfully ornate Engine House for the ceremony itself, but if required you may hire the smaller Tarbotton Room as an alternative location.

I performed here in 2018 for a large wedding where I entertained guests with close up magic after the wedding breakfast, during the turnover period. It was a fantastic evening, and the magic went down really well. If you're looking to bring your wedding to life, take a look here for more information about magic at wedding.

papplewick pumping station wedding venue in nottingham

St. James' Hotel

1 Rutland Street, Nottingham NG1 6FL

Take the stress out of wedding planning and leave yourself time to relax and unwind before your big day with the help of St James. The experienced event management team will put you and your needs first, making sure that everything works seamlessly around you. In terms of spaces, the Gallery is perfectly suited to small wedding reception celebrations, with various options and comprehensive packages available to suit your every need.

st james' hotel nottingham

Eastwood Hall

Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3SS

Set in a beautiful location surrounded by 36 acres of scenic grounds and stunning gardens to create a romantic atmosphere, giving your wedding an extra magical touch. Eastwood Hall pride themselves on being able to cater for all wedding sizes. So whether you are thinking of an intimate and small wedding drinks reception venue or a large and extravagant celebration, their wedding venues are all stunning in their own way and can hold from 90 to 280 guests for your wedding ceremony. They also have three beautiful rooms available to choose from ranging from modern and stylish to pre-Victorian, high-rise ceilings for your evening reception.

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eastwood hall nottingham wedding venue

Kelham House Country Manor

Main Street, Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QP

This family owned, independent business offers a beautiful venue and a personal touch, as their experienced and talented team create the wedding of your dreams. As well as the Edwardian Manor and space to pitch a marquee, Kelham house is one of few venues in the East Midlands that is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies outside, which they do in their beautiful bespoke Gazebo.

kelham house country manor wedding venue in newark nottinghamshire

Allington Manor

Old Manor House, Bottesford Rd, Allington, Grantham Lincolnshire NG32 2DH

This one is a bit of a wildcard in this list, as it is located just over the border from Nottinghamshire. It's actually in Lincolnshire, but I wanted to include it because the Manor House is a beautifully restored Grade II Jacobean building that is steeped in history. I know that for some, a historical setting is the perfect option as their wedding venue.

wedding venue allington manor in grantham set out for a wedding

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

Trent Bridge West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 6AG

At Trent Bridge, visitors enjoy the simplicity and reassurance of a dedicated event coordinator taking care of every element of planning and delivery to ensure that the rooms and events spaces, catering and service are on point from arrival to departure. There are a variety of spaces, including Six, their fine dining restaurant on the sixth floor, that overlooks the pitch. I think this would be the perfect venue for a corporate conference, but would also suit a wedding for a couple who live in the local area or are keen cricket fans. You can even land your helicopter on site!

Did you know that I've performed my close up magic at Trent Bridge on over 15 occasions. I know the venue well, having performed for guests both around the ground and in their VIP hospitality areas for many Nottinghamshire Country Cricket Club matches. If you're looking for the winning addition to your event, then get in touch with me and together we'll hit it for six!

restaurant at trent bridge cricket ground in west bridgeford nottingham

City Ground Football Stadium

Pavillion Road, West Bridgeford, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ

The City Ground, home to Nottingham Forest Football Club, offers first-class conference and event venues in the East Midlands. With several versatile conference suites with up to 300 delegates and 33 executive boxes the spaces available here could be customised for corporate events, conferences, private meetings, weddings, birthday parties and much more.

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Newark Showground

Lincoln Road, Coddington, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY

This is a huge venue, that would be suitable for those planning a large exhibition or an agricultural show. However, they do also host corporate events and private celebrations. Their dedicated banqueting rooms can be transformed to create bespoke events from wedding receptions to awards ceremonies, fund-raising balls, dinner dances or and product launches.

event space at newark showground in nottinghamshire

Horspool Luxury Retreat

Horspool Farm, Gibsmere, Nottingham NG14 7FS

A private luxury spa getaway Horspool Farm offers distinctive and luxurious facilities in the surroundings of tranquil Nottinghamshire. The Retreat is set in 20 acres of private gated land, with landscaped gardens and a south facing orchard. The views are absolutely stunning! This is the perfect private retreat to hire for families or corporate groups wishing to indulge in a bespoke service and experience.

I've performed at Horspool on three occasions. The first two were for private events, a birthday party and then a hen party. Each time I provided close up magic, but in a show format where I perform to the whole group. That's a great option to experience magic in a relaxed setting. I was later recommended by the venue for future events, and in turn have recommended the venue to my clients. This relationship also led to me filming a promotional video at Horspool Farm, which you can see below.

The River Lodge

100 Racecourse Road, Colwick, Nottingham NG2 4RF

A stylish timber build River Lodge in a beautiful countryside location with a raised south facing terrace overlooking the River Trent, this could be the ideal venue for your next important Corporate Event, Wedding, Private Party, Anniversary or just for family get together and celebration.

the river lodge events venue in nottingham

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During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.


Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.


I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.