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My mum once told me that Valentine’s Day cards should be sent anonymously to someone you liked rather than sent to the person you are already with. Well maybe that was the case once upon a time but for most of my adult life it has been about sending to your loved one.
Well that is not the only trend that has changed over the years; Valentine’s Day or more accurately, St Valentine’s Day has become another ‘good’ reason for us to part with our hard earned money to fulfil the expectations of others and buy gifts, cards and flowers. I am still amazed when I see how much restaurants and hotel rates increase throughout the Valentine’s Day weekend.
As a conference and events venue with a successful wedding business, we of course have a vested interest in 14th February. My cynicism is quashed and I am heartened to see that this time of year remains to be one of the most popular times for proposals along with Christmas and New Year. As a result the level of wedding enquiries increase significantly during the days following Valentine’s Day. On cue this year, on our return after the Christmas seasonal break, we were happy to have received a number of enquiries and will hopefully get a good number after Valentine’s day proposals.
We shall be running another Wedding Showcase this year following on from the success of the one we ran last September on a Sunday. On the evening of 16th April the doors will be opening to wedding planners and prospective wedding clients who have enquiries close to the date. This time round, the show case will take place on a Thursday evening which will be more accessible for many of those who work in the wedding industry, given that they are usually working at the weekends and when they are not, usually want to have some time to themselves!
Our hand-picked suppliers will be in attendance showcasing their products and services, the venue will be fully dressed in its wedding best and you will have the opportunity to sample food and drink from our wedding menus.
If you are a recently engaged couple and still considering the perfect central London venue or wedding planner then register now to visit One Great George Street.
It is finally here, the long awaited Olympic year. I will be blogging about all things Olympics around Westminster in future blogs but for now wanted to introduce you to a member of my team. Here is a guest blog post from Aoife Hanly…
I am Aoife and I’m the Wedding Co-ordinator at One Great George Street
. Most people find it a challenge to know how to pronounce my name and there have many funny attempts but it’s actually Irish and pronounced like ‘Eefa’ for those not in the know. My parents are from Ireland hence the name. Perry has invited me on to his blog to introduce myself and to say a little bit about our weddings
You may be wondering why there is a picture of a show jumper on this blog. Well that’s me, admittedly a while back, well….quite a while ago really, jumping a competition at Windsor. You may be wondering what the significance is here though. Well, I just wanted to share with you my passion for horses and although Coppa, my horse in the photo is now semi-retired, part of my VERY early morning routine is to care for him at his stable every day come rain or shine.
At work, I concentrate solely on the wedding
market and my role involves among other things the wedding show rounds as well as planning with the clients
, usually over many months and culminating with the actual co-ordination on the day. Since I have been here the number of weddings has grown steadily year on year and in 2011 we handled 27 which is very good going given that we usually only offer the venue
at weekends and when you consider that most people want Saturdays that is more than one every other week.
I suppose the biggest difference I noticed after coming to work at One Great George Street from my previous venue in Moor Park, Hertfordshire was the number of mixed culture weddings. Obviously, working in the world’s most multi-cultural capital city brings a different clientele and this was probably my biggest learning curve in the early days but it has given me an immense wealth of knowledge about so many cultures and traditions which now makes my job so much easier when advising prospective clients. I believe a lot of our success comes from the constantly growing experience and knowledge that our whole team offers our wedding clientèle.
Last October I felt really priviledged to be asked to make a presentation to a group of students from a Japanese Bridal School. We had been researched and selected by them as one of the top London wedding venues.
Since I got back last week after the break, we have been really busy with new enquiries
for weddings this year which often happens following Christmas
proposals. If you have a wedding to discuss please give me a call and I’ll be happy to arrange a time for you to see our beautiful venue. We have a few dates left for this year including Saturday the 10th of November and Saturday the 22nd December 2011 and mainly Sundays now but availability is still reasonably good for 2013.
Best wishes for a great 2012!