T. +44 (0)1273 835 118
E. info@ideal-venues.co.uk


Ideal Venues was established in 2001 and is owned and managed by Katja and
Andy Hammond. We pride ourselves in offering impeccable service with a
personal twist - on time, to specification and to budget.

Our personable approach, as well as our professional
excellence, is very much the reason why large
corporations as well as smaller businesses and busy
individuals come to us again and again for their events.

We really enjoy getting to know the companies and
people we work with and build long lasting, honest and
loyal relationships with our portfolio of clients.

Our services can be as regimented or as flexible as you
wish, from simply finding you a venue and letting you
get on with it, to fully managing your event from initial
enquiry to being there on the day to make sure it runs

We would love to hear from you so call us today for an
initial discussion and meeting. We always want to get
to know you and your company so that we can best
assist you and make your event a success.

Katja Hammond


Katja has over 15 year’s events experience behind her and founded Ideal Venues in 2001. She has expert knowledge of local, national and international hotels, venues, restaurants, bars, clubs and suppliers and has worked extensively on events for both small and multi-national companies.

Katja is a meticulous organiser, loves a challenge and is a problem solver by nature. Originally from Finland, Katja also speaks fluent Swedish and Finnish.

Andy Hammond


Andy manages venue finding for corporate clients and has invaluable contacts throughout the industry. Whether you are looking to find a venue for a conference, dinner, launch or the annual Christmas party then look no further than Andy. Whether you want to be local, national or international send Andy a brief and he can guarantee to reply with the best package for your specification and budget.

Andy is a keen sportsman and plays football, golf and tennis. He is also a passionate supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion where he is a 1901 season ticket holder.

Josie Bradley

Account Executive

Josie joined the company in January 2016 following a new client win and to assist with our growing business. She looks after UK and International venue finding for our new exciting client and has very quickly proved herself to be an invaluable asset to the company. A Brighton resident, Josie enjoys keeping fit and socialising with her friends, travel and new experiences.


Ideal Venues offer a complimentary service and a helping hand in finding the
perfect venue for your event anywhere in the World. With over 17 year’s industry
experience, we can confidently say we are the ideal partner for all of your
planning and venue finding needs.

Having secured invaluable contacts across the whole
industry we are able to powerfully negotiate with
venues worldwide on your behalf to secure the best
rates and service. Unlike many other venue finding
companies, we are not tied to one supplier, so we can
genuinely find you the perfect venue for your needs.

We work closely with private air charters, flight booking
agents, transfer companies, private yachts and
overseas destination management companies, and
alongside these suppliers we can also help with any

additional services such as musicians, photographers,
florists, entertainment, speakers, AV equipment,
corporate gifts, activities and transportation.... we have
your events need covered – whatever the occasion!

So, whether you have a conference, meeting, dinner,
awards ceremony or client entertainment in mind -
Ideal Venues will offer you a bespoke venue proposal -
on time, to brief and in budget.


A small selection of the clients we work with


Are you looking to motivate your staff or reward your top performing teams?
Incentive travel can give your business the drive it needs to surpass your
competition, not to mention raise employee morale and job satisfaction. It is also an
ideal way to thank those deserving clients and customers in an unforgettable way.

Here at Ideal Venues we have the knowledge and expertise to make the incentive scheme a smooth and integrated part of your organisation ensuring the incentive and reward programmes are not only memorable, but successful experiences for staff and customers alike.

Contact us with details of your requirements, and budget, and we will put together a programme tailored to you and your desires. Whether your budget is limited to a night or stretches to a week somewhere in the sun, we can act as your one stop travel shop!

As well as organising your group flights, accommodation and restaurants we can also ensure you have VIP access to the hottest bars and clubs in the area.

We can fully manage your event on location, should you wish or leave you to go it alone - the choice is yours and the world really is your oyster!


You have a meeting in Leeds and need a room for the night. You’re stranded at Rome airport and need somewhere to rest. You're looking to arrange a large family get together, somewhere accessible and affordable for everyone. Or perhaps you have a wedding to go to, in a destination you've never been to, and you need to book rooms!

We work very closely with most of the big hotel brands, as well as many
individual boutique hotels. We can help you with a request for anything from one room for one
night to one hundred rooms for a week.

We will always get you the very best rate possible and as we book accommodation on a daily
basis, we can often get you additional privileges such as complimentary upgrades and amenities.

So whether you are travelling on business or leisure, give us a call and we will be happy to take
care of your room requirements.


Ideal Venues can help you manage each and every part of your event, whether it's a large scale national conference, or a small regional event. We provide a full organisational and operational event management service where we can help with every aspect of your event - from planning to delivery. Or, if you prefer, we can help you with only certain aspects of your event.

Our Event Management services include: