The Dorchester 2


Our networking event last week was held at two venues.  We started at the fabulous Aston Martin Show Rooms on Park Lane before making the short walk to the Dorchester.  The Show Rooms at Aston Martin I admit are not something I would have thought to use for an event but I will now if I can.  The events you would run there would be very niche and I image very well attended.  How often do people get to have dinner or even a glass of champagne next to a 1964 Aston Martin DB? I think it would make for an amazing event.

There are four showrooms in Mayfair available for hire and you can contact Park Lane Events here for more information.

  • Aston Martin:  100 drinks reception
  • W One Aston Martin:  120 drinks reception
  • Land Rover:  150 drinks reception
  • Jaguar:  120 drinks reception

The second part of our evening took us to the Dorchester where we were treated to some amazing canapés, champagne and a show round of the different meeting rooms and private hire options available in the hotel.  I love being in the Dorchester, and I have been fortunate enough to run events here before.  What I didn’t know about it though was the private room offerings in China Tang and I will defiantly recommend that as an option for my next private dining request.

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If you want to know more about any of our venues for September or, would like more information on our networking group you can email Kate and I here.

We set up the #Eventprofslive networking group for fellow event professionals to meet up once a month.  We share experiences/knowledge of the events world whilst being in a events venue to enable event professionals to view the spaces for potential future events.

We think our networking group is fab and we think you will too!


Periscope for #eventprofs

I certainly wasn’t the first Event Manager to see the merits of using Periscope to showcase Events and I don’t think that I’ll be the last BUT at the moment, there really aren’t many of us doing it and I don’t understand why!

Periscope is taking social media by storm, it is Twitters’ latest venture and put simply, it is a video streaming platform.  It lets people “follow” you, recieve a notification when you are broadcasting and lets them watch a live stream of what you are doing wherever you are across the globe.  In the event world you could be watching a live stream of the Mardi Gras in Sydney and the next day joining a broadcast of an awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

Kate and I of #eventprofslive use Periscope for our venue show rounds and networking events and have had a great response so far. I don’t think people would forgo attending an event to sit at home and watch it via Periscope but it is great for those people wanting to come along but are unable.

Your broadcast videos sit on users home pages for 24 hours after the event.  I follow a lot of motivational speakers and tend to watch their broadcasts on the train to work. I can’t see the limitations at the moment.  I think its great and will be broadcasting tomorrow evening from our event at The Dorchester.  You can follow me here and check it out for yourself.

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Monday Motivation – love

Today is our one year wedding anniversary. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have gone out one random night after work to the Oyster Shed in London.  As soon as I walked in I met this man called Bradley whom 2 years later became my husband!

He is my world and I am so proud to be his wife. So, here is my Monday Motivation quote – an ode to Love!

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” — T. Toli


What A week

I don’t want to jinx it but I AM SO HAPPY.

On Monday I started my new role as an Event Advisor (rather than Event Manager) and I keep pinching myself. Not only is the role ever so interesting, my team are all so lovely and supportive and the firm is just outstanding.  I have been in training for most of the week as there is a lot to learn but I have been able to get started on my own projects already which is really exciting.

On Tuesday we held our #eventprofs networking drinks at the Andaz Hotel.  I will need to write about this properly as the event was such a success. Kate and I had around 20 event managers from corporate, agencies and venues and we all had a great time. You know it is a good event when the free drinks stopped and everyone stayed.


It’s now Friday and I have a tasting this afternoon which I am looking forward to and then the lovely long weekend with a wedding!

Happy Friday everyone!

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5 Food and Drink Ideas that offer a real WOW Factor

Event Consult:

There are some great ideas here! thanks for sharing!

Originally posted on Diary of an #Eventprof:

It can be challenging to come up with something a little different when you’re looking for a WOW factor for guests. Whether it’s for an evening reception or even just an afternoon break, so I’ve selected my top 5 suppliers that I’ve come across over the past six months for you.

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