So the new year is in full swing, winter has frozen our rates from last year and it looks like the events industry has got its groove back! I love this month; although some will be suffering from food comas and attempting ‘dry January’, this time of the year always fills me with hope and the opportunity for fresh starts.
Wiston Estate corks were popping on Friday 16th September as One Great George Street scooped ‘The World’s Most Prestigious Film Location Venue’ award at a sparkling London ceremony!
Champagne corks were popping recently as One Great George Street scooped ‘The World’s Most Prestigious Conference Venue’ award against tough competition from fellow finalists The Savoy and Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.
Today One Great George Street has announced an extensive refurbishment works plan for 2016.
Home to the Institution of Civil Engineers, the building was designed by Scottish architect James Miller and celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010. It has been a Grade II listed building since 1984 and first became available for public events in 1989. Offering 21 flexible event spaces, the magnificent, Edwardian building with rich neo-Palladian and Baroque interior is currently a popular choice for diverse markets. In 2016, the building will undergo a series of works designed to further improve facilities, energy efficiency and accessibility.
“One Great George Street’s values and standards form a core part of our vision to be the preferred meetings and events venue in Westminster. Having built a reputation on offering excellent service and standards within a stunning building, this refurbishment will maintain and enhance the latter; our historic, physical asset”
said One Great George Street’s Director, Gary Payne.
One Great George Street was the wedding venue of choice for Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton; who along with their friends and family, were recently joined by Frankie Bridge, Susanna Reid and their fellow ‘Strictly’ co-stars for one truly spectacular wedding.
Featuring on the cover of Hello! Magazine and within its stunning 10 page spread, the couple were said to “waltz their way to wedded bliss joined by a host of ‘strictly’ co-stars”.
On seeing his bride groom Kevin noted: “I’ve never seen anything more beautiful in my life. Karen looked stunning”, while bride Karen said: “I’m going to marry the person I’ve been in love with since the day we met”.
Dawn Emery of Hello! Magazine noted “…guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés around One Great George Street’s stunning stairwell, then moved upstairs to the magnificent Great Hall, which features a 43ft-high ornate ceiling, dazzling chandeliers and marbled columned walls”.