It's a trend that's gaining popularity in the UK. It's a great way to surprise guests with unexpected event spaces. The venue, decor, and concept are there for a season to return again next year.
Today we will look at some of the UK's hottest pop-up seasonal event venues. Watch for this trend to spread to other destinations.
The Candlelight Club
It's clandestine speakeasy meets jazz club in a secret London location. The entire venue with a 1920s - 1930s Prohibition era theme is lit by candles. Guests, who receive the address and secret password to enter a few days prior to the event, are encouraged to dress in period attire.
Disappearing Dining Clubs
Disappearing Dining Clubs has a variety of pop-up event venues. The organizers transform spaces like warehouses, photo studios, galleries, and even a lighthouse into temporary event venues. All venues are fully decorated for the season with seasonal menus that are just as unique as the venues. This season's venues include Back in 5 Minutes, in a clothing boutique on Brick Lane, and Town House, in a antique shop in Spitalfields.
For the Christmas and winter seasons, this creative space near the Elephant and Castle underground, a warehouse in a dramatic urban setting beside a railway line, has been transformed with covered bars, heaters, firepits, and a new roof.
The menu includes winter warmer cocktails and Austrian inspired Alpine fare that one would typically find in an apes ski venue.
Dickens Christmas Towne
In Norfolk, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens is involved in a truly exciting project. Dickens Christmas Towne, on the lower level of the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center on the Norfolk waterfront, is straight out of the pages of A Christmas Carol. With the familiar hallmarks of a Charles Dickens Christmas, it has 2 story facades of houses and stores circa 1840, cobblestone streets, carolers, actors, singers, and musicians in period costumes, and, of course, Father Christmas. Here is how it took shape: