110 Rochester Row hosts Channel 4 Tokyo 2020 Paralympic away day

110 Rochester Row hosted Channel 4 – Tokyo 2020 Paralympic away day on 4 May 2019.

Channel 4 took over the Rippington Suite at 110 Rochester Row to host the event which saw attendance from many heads of department for Channel 4 as well as some Paralympians.

From start to the finish, the vision was clear of how the event should look, from past and present Olympic stars faces on bespoke vinyl boards taking centre stage in the room, to how the venue’s digital technology could help elevate the event.

The Rippington Suite can accommodate up to 180 guests as the largest of all the meeting spaces at 110 Rochester Row.

Vue West End and Lincoln’s Inn join Westminster Venue Collection

Westminster Venue Collection is delighted to welcome two new members to its marketing consortium – Vue West End and Lincoln’s Inn.

Vue West End, in the heart of London’s bustling Leicester Square, has hosted premieres of some of the country’s cinematic favourites over the years. Aside from its obvious first-class capabilities as a nine-screen cinema, Vue’s exceptional facilities lend themselves to hosting conferences, presentations, meetings and private screenings.

With screens seating between 79-270 guests, Vue can offer outstanding flexibility for private and corporate events, hiring out individual or multiple screens, or even the entire site for sole use. Vue’s leading technology allows for seamless presentations in high definition, with the ability to link screens to multiple sites around the country. Event planners can also recreate their own red-carpet experience for guests in the prestige of Leicester Square with private catering available for up to 300 people in the bar area at the venue.

James King, conference sales manager at Vue West End, said: “Vue is excited to get started working with Westminster Venue Collection and the other members involved in the group. With an ever-growing marketplace, it’s a great opportunity to promote Vue to a wide variety of event bookers, as well as providing an alternative product to those searching in the Westminster area. We look forward to welcoming a new pool of event professionals through our doors for site visits and events in the future.”

Epitomising British elegance, Lincoln’s Inn sits in a tranquil eleven-acre estate on the edge of Holborn, boasting distinctive ‘old Legal London’ architecture and a remarkable array of historic halls alongside contemporary meeting facilities. From innovative fine-dining experiences to wedding receptions, small syndicate workshops and major conferences, the events team are well-versed in hosting an occasion to wow the masses.

With around 800 years of history and a characterful composition of Grade I and II listed buildings, the venue’s brand-new conference centre is a charming contrast to Lincoln’s Inn renowned regal tone. The eminent nineteenth century Great Hall recently reopened for events following a series of renovation works to rejuvenate the architectural beauty of the Tudor Revival style, hosting up to 250 guests for dinner or 400 for a reception. The perfectly preserved Old Hall also has an appealing grandeur, hosting up to 200 guests.

Kirsten Kruls, events and marketing manager at Lincoln’s Inn, said: “We’re thrilled to be joining Westminster Venue Collection alongside such a range of the most prestigious venues in London. Following a three-year refurbishment closure and the upcoming launch of our brand-new conference space, the Ashworth Centre, the collection will offer brilliant exposure for our historic venue within the borough and industry. We look forward to sharing best practice, collaborating with like-minded event venues and taking part in the collection’s unmissable annual showcase.”

Rachel Azzopardi, chair of Westminster Venue Collection, said: “We are delighted to have these two fabulous new venues on-board. Two very strong additions to the collection, they’re both a great example of the vast spectrum of venues that Westminster has to offer, demonstrating both modernity and the classical, with the highest standards intact. This brings our total number to 35 members, from unique private members’ clubs and luxury hotels to celebrated attractions and historic institutes.”

The Vaults are open at RSA House

Following a nine-month renovation, the RSA House Vaults reopened at the end of October.

Featuring high ceilings, dramatic exposed brickwork, an original stone road and snug alcoves, the Vaults, which were once used as riverfront warehouses for cattle, dairy products and wine, feature their own entrance, reception and private facilities.

The Vaults create a fabulous backdrop and memorable atmosphere for any event – from a screening space and breakout meetings, to a Christmas wonderland or wedding. For something a little different the alcove spaces work especially well for the interactive food stations on offer. Korean Ho-Bang steamed buns, Serrano ham carved in front of your guests, and “City Dogs” amongst our options you are sure to find something to please everyone.

Just off the Strand in the heart of the West End, the stylish Georgian RSA House is a highly versatile venue. Spaces available to hire include the Vaults as well as the Great Room with its’ domed-glass ceiling and period paintings, and the Benjamin Franklin Room which features an RSA commissioned chandelier and two original Adam fireplaces.

To find out more, or to book please contact 020 7451 6855 or email house@rsa.org.uk.

Discover four stunning venues in the heart of St James’s

Join us for an exclusive event this summer to discover four beautiful central London venues. Prince Philip House, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, 116 Pall Mall and the Royal Society will be hosting an open house on 19th July, giving you a unique opportunity to explore all of their event spaces in one afternoon.

With a range of versatile rooms, these venues can accommodate all types of events, from small meetings to large dinners and receptions.

Register for the open house by 30th June. Here

Don’t miss the chance to be at our fang-tastic showcase

Make sure you have the hottest ticket in town to attend our Hallo-Westminster showcase at One Great George Street.

The event, from 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 October, offers a gore-inspiring opportunity to meet with over 30 of London’s finest venues, network with other event professionals and take part in some terrifying trick or treats.

Our wonderful venues have kindly gifted the following treats to the Hallo-Westminster raffle:

  • Bateaux London – Dinner cruise for two
  • Army & Navy – Lunch for two in the Coffee Room
  • Royal Society – Tour of the venue and afternoon tea for two
  • Churchill War Rooms – Two museum entry tickets
  • One Whitehall Place – Afternoon tea for two
  • IET – Lunch for two in the Faraday Brasserie
  • The Lansdowne Club – Dinner for two in the Dining Room

Register your interest before Friday 20 October by emailing enquiries@wvc.london

*Places are strictly limited and Westminster Venue Collection reserve the right to qualify your event planning credentials in order to confirm your place.

Experience grandeur and political intrigue at House of Commons’ pop-up restaurant

The House of Commons is pleased to offer the opportunity to dine in the magnificent surroundings of one of its grandest dining rooms – The Strangers’ Dining Room.

Originally a Peers’ committee room that was later transformed into a dining facility in approximately 1867, The Strangers’ Dining Room was renamed during the interwar period. When Parliament is in session, the room is used by Members to meet their guests and these visitors are referred to as ‘Strangers’.

The House of Commons is a very British affair with the promise of courteous service and top end British cuisine. Seasonal ingredients from across the United Kingdom will be paired with sublime presentation and elegance, for a truly unique pop-up dining experience.

Book your table today at www.parliament.uk/dining

Discover how to get ahead in life at QEII’s inspiring masterclasses

A series of three inspirational masterclasses is being held at the QEII Centre this October to help people get ahead in their personal and professional lives and follow their dreams, no matter how big or small.

The first event, ‘Being Your Best Self’, will take place on Monday 9 October hosted by Zoe Jackson MBE.

Founder and managing director of Living the Dream Performing Arts Company and charity Dream Foundation, Zoe started her business aged just 16 and has gone on to achieve national and international recognition. She will be sharing her story and top tips for adjusting your mindset to aid personal development and realise your full potential.

The second masterclass on 16 October, ‘Turn Your Blogging Passion into a Career’ will feature professional blogger Lucie Kerley from ‘Lucie Loves’, talking about how she has built a career as a freelance lifestyle blogger. Attendees will learn about the complexities of the modern blogging world including including blogger communities, sponsored posts and real life vs. Instagram.

On Wednesday 18 October the final inspiring event, ‘Think Like a Winning Athlete’, will offer advice on using the focused mentality of an Olympic athlete in everyday life.

Speaker Danielle Brown MBE is a double Paralympic gold medalist archer, who has also gone on to win Commonwealth gold in the able-bodied discipline. The session will discuss how harnessing the powers of resilience and self-belief can help you get ahead.

QEII Inspire began as part of the QEII’s 30th birthday celebrations, to mark three decades of providing a stage for game changers and innovators. All of the QEII Inspire sessions will include an interactive Q&A session, as well as a welcome drink on arrival and goody bag to take home, with tickets costing just £10 per person.

All ticket proceeds from the events will be donated to the Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is dedicated to helping transform and inspire thousands of young lives every year.

Tickets can be booked online at qeiicentre.london/qeii-inspire.

Discover the magnificent view of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks at One Whitehall Place

Celebrate the New Year in luxury and style at One Whitehall Place’s New Year’s Eve black tie dinner dance.

With magnificent views of the River Thames and London Eye, One Whitehall Place at The Royal Horseguards is the place to be this New Year’s Eve.

Commencing in the Reading and Writing room with a welcome glass of bubbly and canapé reception, guests will enjoy the finest seven-course dinner with complimentary house wine, beers and soft drinks in the Gladstone Library.

Celebrations will continue with the opportunity to dance along to live music entertainment including the best position to observe the nation’s famous firework display.

Enjoy a splendid New Year’s celebration at the Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place for £395 per person*.

For further information or to make a booking please contact the team on 020 7451 9386 or christmas.royalhorseguards@guoman.co.uk

*Kindly be informed that the event is for guests over 18 years, only.

Good luck to WVC members at miaList awards

We wish members Paul Martins of Cavendish Venues and Roopi Woodall and Charlotte Best from the QEII Centre the very best of luck in this Friday’s miaList awards.

The winners who make their way onto the prestigious role of honour, which celebrates the very best talent in the sector, will be announced at a celebratory lunch on Friday, 6 October 2017 at Park Plaza Victoria, London.

Cavendish Venues assists Animal Hero Awards 2017

Cavendish Venues was delighted to attend the Animal Hero Awards ceremony after facilitating the judging panel for publisher Trinity Mirror.

Hosted by Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden at Grosvenor House on Park Lane on 7 September 2017, the awards celebrated the bravery, dedication and resilience of animals and people.

A host of celebrity faces presented awards including ‘RSPCA Superstar of the year’, ‘Outstanding contribution’ and ‘Hero Animal of the year’, filling the evening with tales of appreciation for special people and animals.

Read more about the winners of the night, here