Many London venues book well ahead into the Christmas period, with some offering availability as early as Springtime! Effective Event Solutions have great relationships with venues all over the UK so we were able to put together an initial proposal of large London venues suitable for this bespoke Christmas party.
The clients selected Banking Hall, which stands at the centre of London’s financial district, just opposite the Bank of England, and is a piece of banking history complete with original art deco features. So stunning is the venue that it even featured in a recent Michael Buble music video!
To bring the Christmas theme to life we installed stalactites from a suspended cloth ceiling and used UV lights to create a chilled wintery feel in the entrance hall. And added an extra feature of a large iceberg, which was actually a clever way of hiding an un-movable marble table!
For the large main hall we dressed the pillars with wintery white trees and foliage and used gobo lights to project swirling snowflakes onto the ceiling. Adding a huge snowglobe photobooth for guests to take snowy team photos throughout the evening too.
For the Christmas party catering, we worked with the venue’s in-house team to create a varied canape and bowl food menu, including a dedicated scotch-egg stand! Our expert mixologist bar team served delicious cocktails from a sumptuous white padded bar and a long mirrored bar, which added to the overall winter style of the main hall.
The venue also boasts a spacious mezzanine level, which we fully re-designed to produce a cosy winter lounge complete with faux fireplace and luxe velvet seating areas.
In terms of entertainment, the snowglobe photos were definitely a hit but the real ‘WOW’ of the night was reserved for a special performance by Britain’s Got Talent winners Spelbound, watch a video of the performance here.