Sicilian Festival Of Wine

A 3-day celebration showcasing the best of Italian wine

Ocean View Terraces For Events, Hotel Villa Diodoro, Prestigious Venues

 

Hotel Villa Diodoro

Event Summary

 

A 3 day event celebrating the excellence of Italian wine. The program featured guided wine tasting by experts, Michelin star cooking masterclasses and a celebratory gala dinner on the final night. 150 of the best Italian wine producers exhibited their top products to selected VIP guests and F&B journalists.

Banco DAssaggio, Wine Event, Hotel Villa Diodoro, Best Events, Prestigious Star Awards 2019

Objective

  • To showcase a variety of fine Italian wines to industry experts and F&B journalists

Delivered

  • 3 exciting days featuring cooking masterclasses, guided wine tastings and a celebratory gala dinner

Success

  • 2,000 visitors, 650 Italian wine labels, 70 F&B Journalists, National Media coverage, Top "Made in Italy" Brands and the presence of Top Italian Wine and Food producers

"Top 'Made in Italy' Brands and the presence of  Top Italian Wine and Food producers made the event unique and gave prestige and visibility to our Venue" 

Patrizia Costa, Senior Sales Manager, Gais Hotels Group Taormina

Hotel Villa Diodoro, Thumbail, Prestigious Venues
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Hotel Villa Diodoro is an incredible venue, located on Taormina's cliffside. Diodoro has commanding views of the Ionian sea, just a few steps from the heavenly town of Taormina, in Sicily. This venue offers majestic event spaces for conferences, meetings, networking and corporate events. Hotel Villa Diodoro's event spaces are also perfect for grand weddings and gala dinners. The Diodoro estate, part of Gais Hotels has its very own vineyard 'Tenuta winery' located a few miles away at the base of Mount Etna. In partnership with the spectacular Il Picciolo Golf Club, the estate offers an 18-hole golf course set on top of a volcanic rock, only minutes from Tenuta winery. For events on the beach, you can request the beach terraces of Diodoro's sister hotel, Caparena. In brief, the Diodoro and its vast estate offers a unique world of its own for extraordinary occasions.

A 3-day celebration showcasing the best of Italian wine


Taste of The Golden Age

A Michelin starred dinner celebrating the 17th Century "Dutch Golden Age"

Outdoor View, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Prestigious Venues

 

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Event Summary

 

A very special evening for a select group of VIP guests themed around the 'Dutch Golden Age.' Held in a series of the venue's historic spaces and accompanied by music from well-known 17th century composers, guests truly felt as though they had been transported back in time. Waiters dressed for the occasion provided guests with true 'Waldorf Service' at each table and guests enjoyed a delectable menu prepared by the in-house Two-Michelin Star Chef Sidney Schutte.

Waiter, Taste of the Golden Age, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Best Events 2019

Objective

  • To transport guests back to the Dutch Golden Age for an evening of elegant luxury

Delivered

  • Waldorf Bellmen waited at the door with torches to welcome guests into the event. Upon entering the Hooft Ballroom, guests were seated at themed tables and served by themed waiters. Music by classic composers entertained the diners as they were served a bespoke menu of dishes artfully prepared by Two-Michelin Star Chef, Sidney Schutte.

Success

  • The feedback received from the attending guests was extremely positive and all guests enjoyed their participation in such an elegant experience at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

 

"An event that highlighted how the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam's unique characteristics can be used to conjure a true luxury hospitality experience"

Robin Klabbers, Senior Marketing Executive, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

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This unique venue in Amsterdam is comprised of six monumental 17th and 18th-century double-fronted canal palaces. Located in the heart of the city by the Herengracht canal, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam offers an elegant setting for a wide variety of occasions. The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam event spaces are made up of seven exclusive meeting and event rooms that can host a variety of events and celebrations. The grand ballroom overlooks the canal and is the ideal location for exclusive social events of up to 160 people. There are four multifunctional meeting rooms for conferences, receptions or business meetings. All of these spaces overlook the Herengracht canal or the private courtyard garden. This venue's distinctive decor and rich heritage make it a stand out event destination in Amsterdam.

A Michelin starred dinner celebrating the 17th Century "Dutch Golden Age"


Lord’s Dining Club

A unique dining club launched to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket.

Lords, The Home Of Cricket, Event Spaces, Prestigious Venues

 

Lord's Cricket Ground

Event Summary

 

Lord’s Dining Club was launched in 2018 with renowned michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge. The menus were exclusively designed by Kerridge and each course was paired with a matching wine, chosen to enhance the culinary delights on offer. The event took place in the Grade II* listed Pavilion, and included a Nyetimber sparkling wine reception with a selection of canapés in the Long Room Bar before a four-course menu was served in the historic surroundings of the Long Room.

Speaker, Lords Dining Club with Tom Kerridge, Best Events, Prestigious Star Awards 2019

Objective

  • Launched to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket, Lord's Dining Club couples the traditions of Marylebone Cricket Club with innovative cooking from a line-up of world renowned Michelin-starred chefs.

Delivered

  • All teams involved executed the event to a very high standard with outstanding service. Great feedback was received and a successful evening was enjoyed by all who attended.

Success

  • Wide ranging media coverage of the event. The teams also worked together from start to finish to execute and deliver a successful event. Not only were guests expectations met but they were exceeded.

 

“Working at an Interdealer brokerage in the City we are often looking for unique memorable events to attend with our clients. Upon entering the Long Room we knew immediately we were in for something special. The view from the prestigious Long Room overlooking the pitch at sunset was breath taking. Supported by Angus Fraser, Tom Kerridge was sublime delivering a fantastic mix of humour and an imperious knowledge of his trade. The delicious dinner with wine pairings was a treat, all 15 of our party left replete and satiated.’’

Oliver Terry, GFI Group

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Lord’s Cricket Ground, is recognised worldwide as the Home of Cricket. Steeped in over 200 years of history and owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), it has been based in its central London location since 1814. Lord’s is known for seamlessly blending its rich history with modern world-class facilities. This is typified in its architecture, with the Victorian Grade II* listed Pavilion situated opposite the modern, award-winning J.P. Morgan Media Centre. In addition to this, Lord’s offers several other pitch-facing event venues combined with three outdoor spaces, accommodating between 10 and 500 delegates. It also boasts the newest venue, ‘Pelham’s’, which is at the forefront of MCC’s sustainability drive and the world's oldest sporting museum which contains the original Ashes Urn. The quality of the in-house catering, combined with award-winning service and the venue's rich sporting history, makes Lord’s a cut above the rest.

A unique dining club launched to honour the age-old pairing of food and cricket.


Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Wedding Breakfast in the Long Library at Blenheim Palace for 200 guests.

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Blenheim Palace

Event Summary

Civil Ceremony in the Orangery and Wedding Reception in the Long Library

Blenheim Palace, Prestigious Venues, Wedding Dinner

Objective

  • Besopke Wedding Celebration

Delivered

  • Unique event spaces and fantastic service

Success

  • A very happy couple and delighted guests

 

"A very happy couple"

Blenheim Palace

Great Court Aerial, Blenheim Palace, Prestigious Venues
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This astounding landmark is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. It is an awe-inspiring venue for events with over 300 years of fascinating history. This magnificent Palace is a designated UNESCO world heritage site, surrounded by over 90 acres of formal gardens. Commissioned by Queen Anne, birthplace to Sir Winston Churchill, and now home to one of the most important art collections in Europe, Blenheim Palace is a venue with past and present significance. It is a dream venue for weddings and private celebrations as well as an exclusive destination for world-class corporate events.

A quintessential British landmark and an architectural marvel with a wealth of spaces for unforgettable events


Blue Experience

Launch event for new luxury family resort Valamar Girandella, located in Istria, Croatia.

Valamar Girandella Resort, Prestigious Venues, 2

 

Valamar Girandella Resort in Rabac, Croatia

Event Summary

 

Presenting the new Valamar Girandella Resort 4*/5* to the most important business partners as well as Croatian and foreign media. The event began with an investors day and a meeting of the Supervisory Board attended by top management. In the evening an outdoor beach party was held for guests with a full entertainment program - live band, aerial cube acrobatics, glitter ball contortion act, a DJ and fireworks.

Valamar Girandella Resort, Prestigious Venues

Objective

  • Presenting a new Valamar Girandella Resort 4*/5* to important business partners as well as Croatian and foreign media

Delivered

  • Presentation of the Valamar Girandella Resort and city Rabac through the entertainment program and resort tours throughout the evening

Success

  • Huge attendance, event photography for internal library, wide-ranging media coverage

 

"Attended by top business leaders and partners"

Valamar Girandella Resort

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Carlowrie Castle Corporate Conference

A 4 day exclusive conference event with an all-star table tennis tournament and a Game of Thrones themed dinner.

Carlowrie Castle, Scotland, Prestigious Venues

 

Carlowrie Castle

Event Summary

A 4 day conference event for a global communications agency. Attended by 100 guests over 4 days from the 5th - 8th February 2018. The Client selected Carlowrie Castle because they wanted a Castle in Edinburgh with good international travel links. The Carlowrie Castle team came up with and created memorable experiences including a unique motivational speaker, table tennis games with one of the world's top players, Game of Thrones style dinner and tartan clothing for the delegates.

Carlowrie Castle, Prestigious Venues, 3

Objective

  • An initiative to help companies grow their brand. Part 1 involved strategy development for selected top clients and Part 2 was a 12-month review strategy for development for the organising company

Delivered

  • A complex event with a very short lead time. Successful collaboration with a range of event partners. A high standard of service was delivered as well as a variety of unique experiences for delegates. The final evening culminated in a Game of Thrones themed dinner and guests were totally ‘wowed.’

Success

  • All the delegates were truly blown away by the experience. The organiser said ‘You have given me a problem, you have raised the bar so high I don’t know what we are going to do next year to beat this.’

 

"All the delegates were truly blown away by the experience"

Carlowrie Castle

Carlowrie Castle, Prestigious Venues

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The Crown Season 1 DVD Launch

Press and media event for The Crown Season 1 which recreated Elizabeth II's Coronation banquet from 1953.

St Ermin's Hotel, Prestigious Venues, v4

 

St. Ermin's Hotel

Event Summary

 

This event marked The Crown DVD Season 1 launch in the UK. It was a banquet for 50 invited media and guests. Executive Chef Alex Boyd re-imagined the Coronation banquet of Elizabeth II - held in the ballroom and decorated royally. The guest of honour was the author of several books on the monarchy and eminent historian Robert Lacey - who advised the series.

St Ermin's Hotel, Prestigious Venues, 4

Objective

  • Gain press & media coverage for forthcoming DVD Launch

Delivered

  • A six course re-interpretation of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 Coronation Banquet by Exec Chef Alex Boyd

Success

  • Wide ranging media coverage, several enquries to rebook the event at the hotel

 

"Wide-ranging media coverage and enquiries to rebook the event at the hotel"

St. Ermin's Hotel

St Ermins Hotel, Prestigious Venues

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MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018 Gala Dinner

The first-ever MICHELIN Guide Bangkok was celebrated with a lavish 6 course gala dinner at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Siam Kempinski, Prestigious Venues, 2

 

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Event Summary

The launch of the 1st edition of the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok was held at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok on the 6th December 2017. More than 500 guests, including representatives of Thailand's thriving hospitality sector as well as media and celebrities, enjoyed a lavish six-course dinner in the grand setting of the Chadra Ballroom. The entire event was supported by the hotel's team of talented chefs and culinary staff. They provided vital assistance to all the invited Michelin star chefs that produced this memorable dinner of more than 3,000 individual dishes.

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Objective

  • To be part of the talk-of-the-town event of the year and to raise awareness about the venue's banquet facilities and capabilites

Delivered

  • Treated guests to a gastronomic banqueting experience to be remembered

Success

  • Received a wide range of media coverage about the event and created a talk-of-the-town event with lasting memories for every guest who attended

 

"A talk-of-the-town event with lasting memories for every guest who attended"

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Siam Kempinski, Prestigious Venues, 2

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Hintze Hall Re-Opening

A grand reception event to reveal the installation of Hope the Blue Whale Skeleton - attended by an array of high-profile guests, including HRH Duchess of Cambridge.

Best Events In The World, Natural History Museum, Prestigious Venues

 

Natural History Museum

Event Summary

With 20,000 daily visitors to the Natural History Museum, it is no mean feat to transform this iconic venue after the doors close each evening into a world-class event space within just one hour.

In summer 2017 a grand reception event was hosted to celebrate the re-opening of the Natural History Museum's largest event space Hintze Hall. The event revealed the hall's brand new resident, Hope the 25.2m Blue Whale Skeleton. The task of organising the event was undertaken by the Museum’s dedicated in-house Special Events team and carefully selected accredited suppliers.

The event welcomed an array of high-profile guests, including HRH Duchess of Cambridge, for a visual and culinary masterpiece hosted under the Whale skeleton itself. Hintze Hall opened its doors for the first time after a six month refurbishment to rapturous applause, generating global press coverage about the Museum’s biggest transformation in its 136 year history.

Natural History Museum, Prestigious Venues, 3

Objective

  • Raise awareness for venue's re-opening and installation of blue whale skeleton

Delivered

  • A high-profile immersive event with 1,100 guests including royalty

Success

  • Global coverage across all mediums, showcasing Hope the Blue Whale and its message of sustainability

 

"Generated global coverage across all mediums, showcasing Hope the Blue Whale and sustainability messaging"

Natural History Museum

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City Law Firm Centenary Celebrations

Celebrating 100 years of business with a lakeside champagne reception and gala dinner in a thirteenth century Castle.

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Hever Castle

Event Summary

A special event to mark one hundred years of business. The evening began with the popping of a few corks on the lower terrace of the lakeside Loggia in the last of the afternoon sunshine. This was followed by a sumptuous gala dinner in the thirteenth-century castle. Guests were treated to a regal medieval banquet with live entertainment that featured Tudor minstrels in traditional costume. The evening's festivities culminated in a grand finale firework display over the lake before dancing continued into the early hours.

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Objective

  • An event befitting 100 years of business

Delivered

  • A memorable gala dinner with unique entertainment

Success

  • Wide ranging media coverage for the venue and a recognition of achievement for the company

 

"Wide-ranging media coverage for the venue and a recognition of achievement for the company"

Hever Castle

Corporate Event Venue, Hever Castle, Prestigious Venues

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Hever Castle is set in over 600 acres of gardens and has its own 38 acre lake as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and three puzzle mazes. The Hever Castle event spaces include the impressive Astor Wing. This space is available on an exclusive use basis for conferences, meetings and awaydays. There is also an exciting range of outdoor team building activities available such as archery, duck herding or quad biking. The ornately paneled castle dining hall is steeped in history and has been superbly restored with fine panelling and a carved Minstrels Gallery, making it the ideal setting for private dinners or Tudor banquets.

The childhood home of Ann Boleyn is a striking castle with its own lake and a wealth of facilities