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Why Here East Is The Ideal Event Space

Wed 07 Jun 2017

Located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Here East provides a new and unique event space ideal for cultural events, entertaining, brand building and ideas sharing. The following reasons convincingly argue why Here East is the ideal event space - whether they be personal, exclusive events or social, shared events.


The venue boasts a dining and conference capacity of 800, a private and landscaped roof terrace, breakout spaces and a fantastic canal side location with City views. To add to this the hi-tech space lends itself to creativity and is purpose-made for everyone to come together, collaberate and be inspired. It really is a no-brainer to book the event space to ensure quality is delivered throughout – whatever the occasion.

Event Management

Smart Live ensure only the very best event management, guaranteeing to transform your event into an experience. From online registration and communication platforms, to full project management, event design and content development, the team are here to help.

Smart Live create unforgettable experiences for corporations, brands, and private clients. The team are passionate about the power of live events and committed to getting to know our clients in order to design and deliver unique experiences: reflecting your personality, your values, your people and your goals. 

Smart Live specialise in end-to-end project management of both large and small events, with expertise ranging from conferences, to product launches to awards.

Catering Management

Here East benefits from in-house caterer Smart Hospitality, who have a very straightforward approach to food; selecting the best seasonal ingredients to create fresh, vibrant dishes.

Smart Hospitality is renowned for delivering outstanding catering for large-scale corporate, charity and sporting events. The team are driven by creating memorable, delicious catering experiences, each crafted and tailored to the style, budget and needs of their clients.

Whether preparing elegant party canapés, Michelin star precision for thousands at an exclusive dinner or eclectic street food stalls for an outdoor event, Smart Hospitality’s passionate and creative team of chefs will deliver food that your guests will simply love.

Production Management

Hawthorn has partnered with Smart Group to provide a turnkey production solution that includes venue lighting, extensive draping and a sound system for background music and power distribution. Hawthorn must also provide all rigging, trussing and suspension along with electrical distribution within the venue.

Transport Links

There is no reason to worry about travel problems as Here East boasts excellent public transport connections as well as cycle and pedestrian access. The venue has a branded shuttle service that connects Here East to Stratford City Station and Stratford International station, with two conveniently located pick up points. The service will be available to anyone travelling to and from Here East, running every five minutes from 7am to 10.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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Perfect for:

Cultural Events

The venue would be a perfect host of film screenings, theatre productions as well as art installations and galleries


The entertainment factor is equally appealing with dinners, awards and parties being the perfect occasion to celebrate.

Brand Building

Brand building has been another of the popular uses of the event space with creative activations, product launches and consumer engagements being a few of the most prominent uses. 

Ideas Sharing

Arguably the most popular use of the venue has been for ideas sharing, as conferencing, TED-style talks, employee engagement, hustings, family fun days & team building socials are all obvious choices with the impressive features available and within the Olympic Village.

If this sounds like the perfect environment in which to host your next event, find out more here and get in touch with the team at or call 020 7836 1035.

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