Staff Autumn Ball
The most glamourous night in town….
“I cannot thank the team at Eventify enough. Thank you both for finding me such an amazing venue and for taking away any stress that usually comes with organising this event. This was my 4th year of planning my annual work do, and this was by far the biggest and least hassle because of you both. I cannot put into words to do you both the justice you deserve. The communication and planning was simply amazing, you are both so professional. I can’t recommend you enough and I cannot wait to work with you again next year. Let’s get planning!”
Our client, nationally renowned insurance brokers Aston Lark, were organising their annual staff Autumn Ball. They required the services of an event management agency of the highest calibre. One with fresh ideas and a network of contacts to ensure the night was bigger and better than ever. As you can imagine, Eventify was thrilled to be chosen. We were excited to be tasked with sourcing a suitably wow London venue, devising an event theme to delight the 700 special guests and managing all pre-event and onsite preparations.
Our first priority was to secure the perfect venue. After taking a thorough brief and compiling a detailed proposal, four venues were selected for accompanied client site visits. On the list were Madame Tussauds, ZSL, Proud Embankment and their final chosen property, the opulent Café de Paris.
Next, we turned our attention to the event theme. Our client wanted the night to be all about glamour, with guests feeling like superstars and experiencing the high life. And so the idea of ‘Studio 54’ was agreed, based upon the legendary 1970s New York nightclub, frequented by the rich and famous. A night filled with retro disco balls, dancers, live music and DJ to guarantee the hippest night in town.
The celebration kicked off at 6 pm with a champagne reception on the balcony; the super stylish black-tie event was all about rewarding staff and recognising top performers. The company directors delivered a heartfelt awards ceremony with winners receiving their awards on stage. Dinner was served as soon as the awards concluded, the music tempo upped and dancers performed while guests enjoyed their dinner and drinks. A help-yourself taco and burger station was hugely popular, together with an array of circulated bowl food containing delights such as lobster mac and cheese and Thai green curry. Dessert canapes of churros with caramel sauce and lemon posset with shortbread were the perfect end to the meal before the four-piece live cover band played their first set to the excited audience. The DJ spun classic retro tunes in between live performances keeping partygoers in boogie wonderland, all topped off with a breath-taking aerial artist on a spectacular mirror ball to signal the end of the band’s final set. The party continued on until late with more dance floor fillers from the DJ, a memory-fueled photo booth and late-night snacks served at 11 pm, chip cones with decadent toppings. Truffle and parmesan were our personal favourites! All guests went home smiling from ear to ear, made to feel super special and valued after being part of the most glamourous night in town.
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