A corporate event on a warship!

Our client was organising an end-of-year celebration for their department and wasn’t sure where to start

Event Brief

We were originally briefed on this corporate event in a lift… long story but read our blog on it to find out more! Our client was organising an end-of-year celebration for their department and wasn’t sure where to start; he had originally put the choice of venue to his team and ‘boat party’ came out as the winner. Lucky for him we have many corporate event ideas!  Our client began to search for venues on his own and could only come up with the standard party boat, but as it was such an important event to thank a full department for a years’ worth of work this just wouldn’t do. He came across our free venue finding service so popped over a brief then sat back and waited for our suggestions!

Delivering the brief

After chatting through the event with the client; getting to know them, their brand, the guests and what the aim of the event was, we started our search to find the perfect venue! After checking availability and rates with venues we knew would work perfectly for this event, we put together a proposal of five venues ranging from a luxury yacht to a rooftop bar in Shoreditch; our wild-card venue! The client’s firm favourite was the HMS Belfast – he couldn’t believe you could host a corporate event on the famous warship and agreed it would be perfect for the event they had in mind!  We arranged a site visit and visited the venue with the client to walk through how the event would work. The site visit secured their decision and the venue was booked!

Confirmation of the venue is where our free venue finding service ends, but as our client is an associate at a leading Professional Services firm, he didn’t have much spare time or the experience to organise a corporate event so opted to use our event management services too.

The aim of the event was simple; treat the guests to plenty of food and drinks whilst making them feel like VIP’s for the evening… something we are great at if we may say so ourselves! Guests arrived on to the HMS Belfast on a beautiful summer’s evening, with a 360-degree view of London surrounding them, greeted with a chilled glass of champagne. 1920’s music was played to really cement the history of the venue into the evening, and tours of the museum on the ship were available. Guests enjoyed a delicious menu  including smoked salmon with cucumber gel, pink peppercorn and rye bread, and rare roast beef with mustard butter, crispy shallots and horseradish scones, followed by summery desserts. before dancing the night away with the London skyline as their backdrop.

Outcome

Guests had a night to remember, really feeling rewarded by their company for their year of hard work. They had photos with a stunning background, and a story to tell about the night they partied on a war ship! The event was a success for our client and they had the following to say:

“From a chance encounter in a lift, to organising our office event, the Eventify team offered a professional service with a friendly personal touch to organise the event bespoke to our requirements. The onsite management meant all involved were able to enjoy the night whilst everything ran smoothly. Big thumbs up! – Paul Minogue, Associate, Leading Professional Services Firm”