Owning an event centre or event centres in Lagos is like having an ATM machine in your possession. It’s a money spinning venture. This is mainly because demand for it is always high, all year round. Concerts, corporate events, social parties (owambes) are a regular Lagos thing.
In this article we take a look at the top 6 event centres in Lagos.
Over time, event centres have evolved to become an integral part of rental section of the real estate business. It is indeed a thriving piece of real estate considering the ‘party hard’ mindset of the society we’ve found ourselves in.
There is no weekend that passes by in Lagos without the sound of loud partying enveloping the whole fraction of our solar system. The traffic we experience at peak periods of most Saturdays is a testament to that. So, what better way for a real estate entrepreneur to get some more useful bucks than building event centres.
Be it Weddings, Awards, Fashion shows, Anniversaries, Corporate functions or even Burials, Eko is always for show. If you are not careful or disciplined you may just party till you drop dead!
Here are the top Six event centres in Lagos, Nigeria.
1. EKO Convention Centre, Victoria Island
The Eko convention centre is indisputably the largest multipurpose events centre in Nigeria, having a floor space of about 5,151 square metres, therefore capable of housing 3000 to 6000 people at a go.
As a multipurpose hall which it prides itself, the Eko convention hall can be segmented to accommodate several small conferences. It has state of the art facilities, like quality built in sound systems, professional lighting and roll away stage with carpeting to enhance the sound effects. No doubt, it is the most sought after event centre, having played host to virtually all major events in Lagos and in fact Nigeria as a whole.
Having said that, this venue doesn’t come cheap, to hold an event there would cost nothing less than N9,000,000, depending on the kind of event you are looking to host.
2. Oriental Grand Ball Room, Lekki
The Oriental Grand Ball Room is one of the most breathtaking event venues in Lagos, offering personalized banqueting and meeting facilities.
The Grand Ballroom can comfortably host between 1,200 and 2,000 person depending on the seat arrangement, either as a banquet hall or as a venue for theatre performances
However, it will cost N5,000,000 to host an event here, but you can be sure that this venue is worth every penny.
3. Landmark Centre, Victoria Island
The Landmark Centre is strategically positioned on the beachfront of the Atlantic Ocean in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is fully air-conditioned, marquee sited on about 40,000 square metres of land, with a private beach as compliment.
It has an uninterrupted power supply from a 350 kva generator with a similar power generating set on standby.
Parking is not a problem, as the lot can take well over 1,000 vehicles. A guest of about 1,600 to 2,500 will be well seated. With N4,500,000 and other minor charges for the PA and lighting systems, which are readily available, you can have an out of the world experience.
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4. Dorchester Event Centre, Victoria Island
The Dorchester event centre is situated on Water Corporation drive, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island. It offers a space for 1,500 persons for Banquet sitting; and 4, 000 persons (for Theatre-Style sitting).
It also has a large parking space, fully air-conditioned hall with standby silent generator. All you need to have your event at Dorchester, is a sum of N2,760,000.
5. Civic Centre, Victoria Island
The Civic Centre is located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, just opposite the popular 1004, Victoria Island. It is one great delight of a venue, where most celebrities love to host their shows. It has a grand banquet hall that serves very perfectly for large corporate and social functions.
At least 600 to 1,000 persons can hold a conference or cocktail party within its hall. The price to host your event there varies, for weekend the sum of N2,500,000 is required, while on weekdays, N1,800,000 would be just enough.
The fee covers for PA and lighting systems. Many who have had their functions hosted at the Civic Centre, testify to the exquisite of this event place.
6. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel
Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel is a small but classy event centre in Victoria Island located in Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue. Corporate events, conferences and awards are most suited for this event centre.
For the price of N2,000,000, the event offers a banquet sitting arrangement for 58 persons, conference sitting of 110 persons, a fully air-conditioned space, ample parking lot, a deluxe business lounge as well as a standby generator. The facility also has an outdoor terrace that showcases views of Lagos lagoon.
Are there other event centres in Lagos you think should have been on this list of top 6 event centres in Lagos? Kindly share with us in the comment section.
Written By: Ayeotan Shola