Nigeria event industry sector is growing and growing quite fast, an industry that contributes conservatively over N100 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria annually and potentially has about N1 trillion in turnover clearly needs to regulate itself. As the desire for glamorous and colourful events increase, one can only imagine how exponential the contribution of this sub-sector to the Nigerian economy would be.
In the growth process, event centres have evolved to become an integral business opportunity for the real estate business.
Here Are The Most Popular Event Venues in Lagos
Eko Hotel and Suites
With a floor space of 5,151 square metres and according to research, the Eko hotel and suites event hall is the largest in Nigeria. It has a dinner area for up to 3,000 people at once, the same number for its conference event and it also has a space sufficient enough to house 270 exhibition stands. If the event is a concert, it has audience space of up to 6000 people. That’s the same number as some mini stadiums.
Landmark Event Centre
With 40,000 square metres, this venue located in Victoria Island boasts of the capacity to accommodate 2000 people in theatre-style seating and 1200 people in banquet-style seating. Sweet additions to this venue include a private beachfront and a 1000 vehicle capacity parking space.
The civic centre is on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, opposite 1004, Victoria Island and it is one of the most used event centres in Lagos.It’s theatre-sitting style boasts a capacity of 1,000 and 600 for its grand banquet sitting. It has a standby generator and ample parking space.
Dorchester Event Centre
Located on Water Corporation drive in Victoria Island, this marquee tent hall offers a space that can contain 4000 people in banquet-style seating and 1500 people in theatre-style seating.
Radson Blu Anchorage Hotel
It boasts a banquet sitting arrangement of 58 persons and a conference sitting of 110 persons. Its fully air conditioned spaces, outdoor terrace, ample parking space, deluxe business lounge and standby generator guaranteeing 24/7 electricity makes bagging this centre for an event cost only N2,000,000
Workstation Victoria Island/Maryland
Workstation brings productive people together through shared workspaces, special events, social spaces and digital member network. For a small sized events (50-100), Workstation is ideal and provide a very beautiful environment to create unique experiential event.
Workstation guarantees decreasing operating costs, increasing employee happiness and enabling flexibility for team, group, corporate and meeting events. Providing everything you need to be successful: from premium coffee to high-speed internet, pretty much all the amenities to meet the needs of the modern day gathering.
Located on Lekki-Epe expressway, this really popular venue offers a space that can contain 2000 people in theatre-style seating and 1200 people in banquet-style seating.
Oceanview hall 2 is located at Ademola Adetokunbo street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Though older than a lot of others, its interior design and arrangement makes it ever in vogue.
With an ample parking space, standby generator, a conference sitting for 2,000 persons and an executive banquet for 1,000, Oceanview is still pulling a lot of bookings.
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe Lagos showcases a good miscellany of live music and dining. This two-floor; 650-square-meter cafe which includes indoor and outdoor seating for over 250 guests, an inside/outside bar, a spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a swimming pool area where adults and kids can enjoy a unique dining experience, is usually a beehive of activities and it offers you a perfect spot for relaxation.
Federal Palace Hotel & Events
Located at 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Federal Palace hotel houses some of the best event and conference venues in Lagos. There are nine luxurious and convenient executive boardrooms in which to conduct daily business affairs, as well as the Explorer Annex and the External Ballroom which can host up to 500 people. The eleven conference and meeting venues can host anything from 10 to 500 people.