Westminster Venue Collection dazzled event buyers at a glittering showcase on Monday evening.

Entitled ‘WowMinster’ the event at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, offered event planners the chance to meet and network with 36 of London’s finest venues while enjoying a range of mouth-watering delights.

Guests were treated to crispy pork skins with pulled ham hock and honey-roasted pumpkin foam, seeded cracker with carrot hummus and beetroot gel and mini BAFTA shepherd’s pie tartlets. Sweet treats followed the canapés and bowl food with cinnamon doughnuts served with spiced hot chocolate sauce, salted caramel and apricot jam and lime leaf and chocolate fudge brownie with popping candy.

During her welcoming address Rachel Azzopardi, chair of Westminster Venue Collection, said: “Our annual showcase gives time-poor event organisers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with our incredible range of venues. The unique and eclectic mix of the collection means our showcase provides a real insight into the breadth of our offer. From fashionable townhouses and unique private members’ clubs to luxury hotels, celebrated attractions, historic institutes and societies Westminster Venue Collection has it all.”

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly’s David Lean Room was transformed into a splendid backdrop using equipment from Thorns Furniture & Catering Hire. Viva Live Music’s saxophonist provided a sophisticated undertone while some event professionals even had their faces painted by London Facepainters.

As the evening drew to a close, a range of experiences were up for grabs in a prize draw featuring scrumptious afternoon teas and three course meals at various member venues as well as tickets to the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival and the Ice Bar.

Ilenia Simonelli, operations and product executive of Sovereign Tourism said: “The event was fabulous. It was very enjoyable, well organised and informative – the food and drinks were also delicious. It was great to learn and discover the different venues in the Westminster area and we very much hope we can use some of them for our groups!”