William Grant & Sons
The client wanted to host a 50th anniversary party for current and former staff. With guest numbers at around 380 a sizeable function area was required. We were asked to look at the feasibility of an internal conversion within a new warehouse complex so that the party could be held on site.
Two main Clearspan marquees installed were 15m x 35m units fully linked to form an entrance and Bar/Reception area with toilet facilities included within a partitioned section. The second marquee was used for dining and featured a stage and dance area for after dinner entertainment. An entrance way and cloakroom were formed at the entrance to the warehouse with kitchen and staff changing area built in an adjoining warehouse.
The entrance way led into the Bar area which was carpeted and had two LED feature bars and poseur tables with pink uplighting giving a more intimate atmosphere. The main dining area had a classic look and feel with ivory linings, wooden floor and chandelier lighting with additional stage and effect lighting enhancing the area for the evening dancing.
Given that the event was to take place in April and it was crucial that the area could be adequately heated we felt that rather than simply lining the warehouse area we would be better to install a full marquee so that it could be adequately heated and that the heating could be retained. A full marquee would also assist with the acoustics of such a large area as the evening was to feature speeches and a live band. We worked closely with the staff on site to meet all Health and Safety criteria, ensuring safe routes of escape from this enclosed area. We liaised with the other contractors e.g. Sono Vie Lighting and Sound, Wilde Thyme who were undertaking the catering and Event-a-Loo for toilet facilities to ensure everything came together for a spectacular final result and a celebration enjoyed by all.
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