Hidden Gems: Brussels’ Elite Locations for Networking and After-Work

by Akshayaa RaniM,  23 May 2024
by Akshayaa Rani M, 23 May 2024
Hidden Gems: Brussels’ Elite Locations for Networking and After-Work

When it comes to partying, it can be easy to overlook Brussels in favour of its more famous European counterparts. Granted, the Belgian capital is better known for its politics, business and Belgian chocolates than it is for its nightlife, but as those who have experienced it will tell you, Brussels has an exciting and lively streak that comes alive after dark, and we're here to help you discover it.

A city full of contrasts and surprises, Brussels offers a blend of old-world charm and contemporary flair with its historic cobbled streets of the Old Town and the sleek modern buildings of the European Quarter. From the trendy boutiques and cafes of Ixelles to the historic charm of Saint-Gilles, each neighbourhood has its own character.

The event venues here are also a testament to Brussels’ dual personality. With a mix of French and Dutch influences not only is the architecture at these event venues a feast for the eyes, but they also ensure that no two venues are quite alike.

So, come with us as we discover some of Brussels’ most elite locations for networking and after-work. Let’s go!

1. An Exclusive Event Location in an Anglican Church
An exclusive event location in Brussels in an Anglican church via Eventflare.webp
An exclusive event location in Brussels in an Anglican church via Eventflare

We know what you’re thinking—how could a church be the elite networking and after-work location you’re looking for? But hear us out. This exclusive event location in an Anglican church is one of Brussels’ most sought-after venues and where history and modernity converge.

Surrounded by the city's iconic sights, this landmark venue embodies a rare blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance. The venue's central location, just minutes from Brussels' best-known sights, including the Grand Place, Brussels Central Station and the unique Manneken Pis statue, makes it an effortless combination of convenience and cultural significance.

The interiors are a fusion of rustic elements and sleek design, creating a unique and welcoming atmosphere. High-tech amenities are seamlessly integrated into the venue's historic surroundings, providing the perfect balance of functionality and charm.

Whether you're planning an intimate dinner for 170, a stand-up reception for 400 or a grand event for 650, this venue has the space and flexibility to meet your needs.

As for amenities, your guests will be spoilt with a fully stocked bar, state-of-the-art music equipment, and a reliable high-speed WiFi connection.

2. A Forest-Edge Hidden Event Venue for Corporate Events
A forest-edge hidden event venue in Brussels for corporate events via Eventflare.webp
A forest-edge hidden event venue in Brussels for corporate events via Eventflare

Escape the busy city life and host an after-work at this forest-edge hidden event venue in Brussels. Apart from its gorgeous setting, you'll also love the versatility of this venue, which seamlessly blends business and pleasure, allowing your event to transition from day to night.

Here, modern design meets breathtaking views to create the perfect setting for memorable after-work events. Situated on the edge of the Sonian Forest within the historic Boitsfort Racecourse, this venue is a treasure just waiting to be discovered.

During the day, the racecourse is an oasis of productivity, complete with meeting rooms, outlets, and high-speed WiFi. As the sun sinks below the horizon, the venue magically transforms for after-hours with an in-house DJ, handcrafted cocktails, and a delicious selection of tapas.

With a standing capacity of 200 and dining for 102, this venue is the perfect place for a variety of after-work gatherings.

In terms of amenities, you'll find everything you need here. The venue is equipped with a fully stocked bar, the latest music equipment, tables, chairs, a kitchen, and a charming outdoor area.

3. A Rustic and Eco-Conscious Brewery for Networking Events
A rustic and eco-conscious brewery for networking events in Brussels via Eventflare.webp
A rustic and eco-conscious brewery for networking events in Brussels via Eventflare

If you’re thinking about hosting a networking or after-work event in Brussels, there’s no better place than a brewery to get your guests in party mode. That’s why this rustic and eco-conscious brewery is a particularly nice choice.

Located to the east of Brussels' bustling city centre, this venue is a quiet haven that is easily accessible by car, just a short 10-minute drive from the heart of the city. Despite its location, the venue is within easy reach of the city's most vibrant cultural attractions, offering a perfect blend of convenience and charm.

Housed in a century-old building with a fascinating history, this microbrewery combines industrial chic style with a sustainable ethos, creating a dynamic environment that's perfect for networking and making new connections.

The venue's open space features warm wood accents and plenty of natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere that will help your guests feel instantly at ease. That's not all; the venue's relaxed gastropub atmosphere, complete with in-house catering and a selection of craft beers, helps to break the ice and get the conversation flowing.

With a versatile layout that can accommodate up to 150 guests standing or 100 seated, this venue offers the flexibility to host a variety of after-work events. Amenities include a coffee and tea service, furniture, projector, WiFi, stage and sound equipment.

4. A Secluded Event Venue in a Private Library
A secluded event venue in Brussels in a private library via Eventflare.webp
A secluded event venue in Brussels in a private library via Eventflare

A library may seem an odd choice for a networking or after-work event where the main agenda is conversation. However, this secluded event venue in a private library isn’t just any venue. Just a stone's throw from the lively Grand Place, this intimate library venue offers a unique and cosy setting for your next after-work event.

With soft lighting, parquet flooring, and wooden furnishings creating a welcoming and homely atmosphere, this is the perfect place to unwind after a long day.

This venue's remarkable book wall, showcasing travel and world culture literature makes it ideal for after-work events. This feature adds a touch of sophistication and intellect to your event, setting the stage for engaging conversations and networking opportunities.

Whether your guests are discussing their latest travel adventures, sharing insights from a favourite book, or simply enjoying the company of others, the book wall is the perfect ice-breaker.

In terms of capacity, this venue can easily accommodate a standing reception for 110 guests, a theatre-style presentation for 75 or an intimate dining experience for 45.

The venue also offers amenities such as a screen, HDMI overhead projector, excellent AV equipment, whiteboard, and flipcharts.

5. An Elite After-Work Venue in an Art Deco Conservatory
An elite after-work venue in Brussels in an Art Deco conservatory via Eventflare.webp
An elite after-work venue in Brussels in an Art Deco conservatory via Eventflare

Network under the Belgian sky at this elite after-work venue in an Art Deco conservatory. Designed in an Art Deco architectural style, the interiors add a touch of grandeur, while the impressive conservatory steals the show with its huge glass ceiling and chic metal structures, creating a spacious and bright atmosphere.

And if that's not impressive enough, you'll love the dynamic layout, with indoor and outdoor spaces ideal for a wide range of after-work events. Whether you're planning a high-profile gala, an exclusive networking event or a lavish corporate reception, this venue offers a versatile backdrop that can be tailored to your specific needs.

The conservatory's open design enhances the visual experience and provides natural ventilation, ensuring your guests are comfortable all year round. The outdoor terrace offers stunning city views, perfect for summer gatherings, while the interior spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology if that's something you fancy.

With a capacity of 300 guests and amenities, including a bar, catering, music equipment, furniture, staff, WiFi, AV technicians, a stage, chairs, and sound equipment, this venue has everything you need to host an impressive after-work event.

Wrapping Up

Are you ready to get this party started? Then get your planning hats on and start booking one of these elite locations for networking and after-work in Brussels.

And just in case you haven’t found the venue of your dreams, don’t worry. We’ve got an impressive collection of event venues in Brussels — we’re confident that the one you want is in there. You can also check out these unique venues for a memorable company party in Brussels for more ideas. Enjoy!

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