The Wedding Showcase that took place at One Great George Street last Thursday 16th April 2015 was a great success. We saw around 100 guests through our doors; a marked increase on last year’s inaugural showcase, made up of booked couples, new inquiries and wedding industry professionals.
From this event five couples have held a date with us and we have already sent out three wedding contracts bringing the total number of wedding bookings for this year so far to 28 – a number representing the growing increase in demand we are seeing from this market.
The 1930’s themed event kicked off at 18.30 with a canapé reception in our foyer and Brunel Room with music being played in the background by Diamond Skyline Orchestra.
As I was walking around the venue I could see people really enjoying themselves; guests were commenting on the tasty canapés and guzzling down the yummy cocktails both of which were designed especially for this event while admiring our stunning event spaces. I have already had a couple who would like to book their wedding with us this December request to have the Kings Ginger Cocktail served at their wedding because they liked it so much! The 1930’s theme was not only portrayed by the food and drink served but also by our in-house signage, uniforms and the music, which all added to the overall atmosphere.
The venue looked stunning with the help of Toby from TBR Floral Designs whose 1930’s flower displays were a topic of conversation especially the ceremony flowers placed in the Smeaton Room where Westminster Register Office added to the excitement by conducting a mock wedding ceremony.
At OGGS we all know the Great Hall sells itself but on this occasion it looked especially breath-taking. My favourite moment during a wedding is watching guests stop in their tracks as they enter this magnificent room and stare at the pure beauty of its architecture. It was like watching it on replay as each new visitor entered the Great Hall last Thursday.
From delicious cakes to designer wedding dresses all of our suppliers who took part brought something special to this event which was captured by Steve Shipman our recommended Photographer – see the photographs here.
The event was finished off by an exciting prize draw giveaway and our famous confetti shot on the Rotunda.
As guests were leaving I could tell that the team here at One Great George Street pulled out all the stops to make this event one to remember, not just for us but for all that attended and we hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did.