-the best places to hold your parties, weddings, awards, fashion shows
Lagosians love to party. No weekend goes by without one form of social event or the other – be it a wedding ceremony, birthday/anniversary ceremony, corporate function, awards ceremony, fashion shows or their likes.
And since events are held in venues, event center proprietors make a fortune – depending on the class of the venue and the facilities on offer. Here, ENCOMIUM Weekly unveils the most expensive event venues in Lagos…
The Eko Convention Centre is the largest multipurpose events centre in Nigeria, with a maximum floor space of 5,151 square metres.
It offers sufficient space to fit 270 exhibitions stands; it can also cater for dinner and conference events for up to 3,000 people and concerts with audiences of up to 6,000 people.
The hall can be divided into five separate sections for smaller conferences and exhibitions and comes with built in sound systems, professional lighting and roll away stage with carpeting to enhance the sound effects. It is the most-sought after event center in Lagos and Nigeria. To hold your event here, you would need cough up N9,000,000.
Situated on the Lekki-Epe Express Way, the Lagos Oriental Hotel is a venue to relish and offers some of the most breathtaking event venues in Lagos. Its banqueting and meeting facility offers a personalised service.
The Grand Ballroom has a capacity of 1,200 persons (that’s for banquet-style sitting), while for theatre-style sitting, it can take 2,000 persons.
With top-notch quality comes high end price – it will cost all of N5,000,000 to host an event here.
The Landmark is an ideally-positioned event venue on the beachfront of the Atlantic Ocean in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is a fully-covered and fully air-conditioned marquee sited on 40,000 square metres of land, it also has a private beach.
It is located at Plot 2 & 3 Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island and is powered by a 350kva generator with a similar rated backup, with parking for over 1,000 vehicles. It sits 1,600 people for banquet-style sitting, while it takes up to 2,500 for theatre-style sitting. It goes for N4,500,000 before taxes and you’ll also have to pay for the PA and lighting systems, which are readily available.
The Dorchester Event Centre is managed by Ibidun Ighodalo’s Elizabeth R events. It is situated on Water Corporation drive, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island. It offers space for 1,500 persons for Banquet sitting; and 4, 000 persons (for Theatre-Style sitting). It also offers ample parking space, fully air-conditioned hall with standby silent generator. N2,760,000 is what you need to bag this venue for your event.
CIVIC CENTRE, VICTORIA ISLAND
The Civic Centre on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, opposite 1004, Victoria Island is one of the most-sought after events venues in Lagos. Its Grand Banquet hall is ideal for large corporate or grand social functions. It sits 600 persons for banquet-style sitting and 1,000 for conference or cocktail guests – that’s for theatre-style sitting. To host your event on a weekend, you would to cough up N2,500,000; while on weekdays, N1,800,000 would be enough to bag this exquisite events place. PA and lighting systems are readily available and do not come at extra charge.