Posted: 5th May 2015
Harbour & Jones Events welcomed more than 60 event organisers to 41 Portland Place’s sister venue, RSA House on the 23rd April for a one-stop experiential venue tour of some of London’s most iconic event spaces.
As well as catching up on the latest from 41 Portland Place, A taste of Harbour & Jones Events gave guests a chance to explore eight venues including Cutty Sark, Prince Philip House, Borough Market and The O2 all under one roof, and to discover what’s new in event catering, food trends and concepts.
Guests from Brand Rapport, PWC, EMAP and UBS arrived to a drinks reception and canapés including marinated tiger prawns with a sherry vinegar & chorizo pipette, and heritage tomato ceviche, before taking their seats with gourmet popcorn in the Durham Street Auditorium for a series of virtual video tours through each of the venues.
Following the presentations, 41PP Sales Manager, Erin Rice, and the H&J team opened the atmospheric Vaults event spaces to reveal interactive global food stalls. A Northern European stall showcased the finest cured meats, British cheeses and picnic-style bites, while a taste of the Far East highlighted the hot trend of Korean BBQ and Ho-Bang steamed buns. The Southern States themed stall proved a huge hit, confirming that pulled pork buns and buttermilk fried chicken are trends that show no sign of disappearing any time soon.
To top the night off, the H&J Chefs, including, 41PP’s Chef Will Carvalho, revealed a huge pudding wall filled with bite sized puddings including mini brownies, Turkish delight and coconut ice. And guests gathered for a prize draw that included tickets for The O2 and the Science Museum, and afternoon tea at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Guests took to the interactive Twitter wall, posting photos and comments throughout the night, and drinks flowed from the bespoke mirrored bar created by Light Motif.
Susan Morrissey, Venue Sales Director of Harbour & Jones Events, commented: “Event bookers are busy people, and site visits can knock a whole day out of the diary. We wanted to bring our venues together under one roof, along with our latest menu concepts to give our guests the full venue visit experience in a snapshot of time.”
Harbour & Jones Events recently announced listings at seven new venues including the Science Museum, The O2, Madame Tussauds and Trinity House and now has 23 venues in its ever-growing collection.