Church House Westminster hosted a dazzling showcase evening for event professionals on 6 February 2019. The gala dinner attended by 250 event organisers provided an opportunity to experience the London venue’s versatile event spaces, high-tech audio-visual capabilities and inspired menus created by catering partner, CH&CO.
Guests entered the venue through Dean's Yard with the stunning backdrop of an illuminated Westminster Abbey. From here they were guided to the Hoare Memorial Hall where reception drinks and canapés were served.
Guests then made their way to the venue’s largest event space, the Assembly Hall, with 25 round tables spaciously positioned in front of the large stage with a star cloth background. Multi-aspect intelligent lighting displays illuminated the room including the impressive domed ceiling. Once everyone was seated, the lights dimmed, and the evening got into full swing with a performance of the Greatest Showman by Club Mob, a multitalented troop of performers who specialise in providing the unexpected! Bringing the audience back to reality, Robin Parker, General Manager of Church House Westminster, welcomed the guests and introduced the Head Chef, Joseph Lovell and Sous Chef, Davide Garzitto by means of a pre-recorded video to explain the finer details of the evening’s menu.
The evening continued with songs between each course by Club Mob and by Valeria, who performed a spellbinding routine of contortion and balance on a rotating mirror ball.
The final act saw the entire crew of the flash mob coming together on stage for the evening's grand finale. Instead of goody bags, Robin Parker confirmed that Church House will be making a donation to the British Heart Foundation, the venue’s chosen charity for 2019. Although the evening’s programme was full of activity, carriages were at 9.30pm, allowing guests to make their way home in good time.
Commenting the following day Parker said, “Our objective for the evening was to show exactly what the venue could do and judging by the amazing comments we have received we have achieved that. For many years we have had an excellent reputation holding conferences and meetings, so it is great to be able to show clients the versatility of the venue!”.
Thank you to @churchhouseconf for last nights evening of fantastic food, drink and entertainment. Absolutely nailed it! #Eventslife #foodgloriousfood #londonvenues #eventprofs #chwshow https://t.co/xC42XB0naT pic.twitter.com/ezAXmPBrj6— Benners (@lbenners) February 7, 2019