As a Private Venue

Max capacity | 100

Facilities | Sound system

(Additional sound and band equipment for hire)

Private Functions FAQs

Need a space for your private function with great service and real value for money?
We can provide a space for your private function or special party, excellent customer service and like for like we believe we cannot be beaten on price.

  • We provide all of the facilities you will need and your booking will include;
  • Exclusive use of the space you have hired, for the period of time agreed
  • Free Wi-Fi. Please ask for the password when you arrive.
  • One bar staff member, a member of security and an assistant manager on site who is available to assist with any venue-specific issues that may arise. An additional fee for extra staff is required for events of 75+ people (see booking terms and conditions).
  • Having the furniture and equipment you’ve requested set up according to your requirements. If you are bringing your own equipment, for example, laptops and projectors, you will be responsible for setting them up.
  • We do not have a cloakroom facility but we provide a coat rail and hangers. Please note that property would be left at the owner’s risk.

Can our hire costs match your budget?
Yes, your costs will be minimal! The rates we charge depend upon how long you want the space for, what additional service you require and the equipment you want to use and is very competitive. Like for like, we cannot be beaten on price. Invoices will be raised for all payments. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or bank transfer. Payment and booking conditions terms can be found in our terms and conditions.

Is the space easy to get to and simple to find?
Island Arts is located in the heart of Herne Hill and next door to Herne Hill mainline station entrance. Herne Hill station is 10 mins from Central London with boasts regular trains from Victoria and Blackfriars Station. Nearest Tube: Brixton Station (Victoria Line) 10 min bus ride; no’s 3, 37, 196, N3. Buses: 3, 37, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468, N3, N68. There is limited on street parking available at weekends and weekdays after 18.30.

How many people can the space accommodate?
Due to the size and nature of our venue, private functions consist of a maximum 100 guests. We will arrange for you to come and view the venue before you make a booking. Please contact a member of our team to arrange this.

What times can we book the space from?
For evening private functions, the space can be booked from 7.00pm to 12.00am Sunday to Thursday and until 3.00am on Friday and Saturday evenings. If you require early access to the space to enable set-up, please contact our our team who will be able to arrange this (this will incur an additional charge).

Can we supply our own drinks?
No alcoholic beverages may be brought on to the premises except by pre-arrangement with the person named in the booking. We reserve the right to refuse entry to your guests on this basis. For special parties, we will allow a maximum of six (6) wine or sparkling bottles. All other drinks must be supplied by ourselves.

Can we decorate the space?
You can decorate the space as you see fit as long as no damage is caused. We do not allow staples or nails in the woodwork. All decorations must be removed and taken away by the same evening of hire day

Can Island Arts meet any special requirements?
Island Arts Studio is maintained to high levels of cleanliness, customer service and technical support to ensure your particular need is fully realised. The space is dedicated to providing a high quality private function space. It is fully accessible with disabled facilities and toilets.

Can we hire additional sound and studio equipment?
We offer a range of PA and sound equipment available to hire including drum kit, microphones, lighting etc. Please contact us for details as no other third-party AV equipment supplier is permitted.

Can we provide Catering in-house if you want it?
Yes we appreciate that some clients appreciate not worrying about providing refreshments or catering and we can cater for all dietary needs. Please ensure that at least 4-weeks notice of requirements is given.

What is the booking procedure?
If you’re considering hiring Island Arts Studio the first thing to do is to make an enquiry to see if it is available. Please organise a time to come and take a look at the space.

If the space is available at a time that works for you, the next step is to make a provisional booking. We will hold that for seven days. By the end of those seven days, if you want to keep your booking, you will need to complete, sign and return an Event Booking Form and if the documents are not sent to us within the seven days of making the booking, we will release the date.

What fees are needed to confirm the booking?
A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings. Bookings are not guaranteed until the deposit is paid with full payment required 28-days before the event. If the booking is made less than 4-weeks before the event, full payment is required immediately. Payments by BACs transfer are preferred. Cash payments are accepted (see booking terms and conditions).