Archive for March, 2015

COMPETITION: Tweet us for afternoon tea

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by chandco

Tweet us to win champagne afternoon tea at your desk!


Win champagne afternoon tea for you and up to 10 colleagues – simply tweet us your most creative sandwich or cake idea to @handjevents using the hashtag #tweetfortea

We’ll choose the winner at random on 2 April, and we’ll deliver afternoon tea to your office on a day that suits you*

Good luck!


*The boring bit

Your office has to be in London and within the M25. Afternoon tea must be claimed before the end of May. Excludes bank holidays, available Monday-Friday until 5pm.

Six new venues join our growing collection

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by chandco

We’re excited to reveal six new listings at London event venues for 2015.

Joining our venue collection is Building Six at The O2, Merlin Events London, and Trinity House.

Merlin Events brings its complete portfolio of venues: Madame Tussauds, SEALIFE London Aquarium, Stardome 4D and The London Dungeon, with the capacity to for cater for parties of up to 1000.

Building Six at The O2 offers a 3000 capacity blank canvas events space set over three floors, complete with a private outdoor terrace for 700.

Trinity House, home to the General Lighthouse Authority at Tower Hill joins the collection on a referral basis with its 180 capacity venue with five historic event spaces.

Lucy Mears, Sales & Marketing Manager for Harbour & Jones Events said, “I’m really pleased that Harbour & Jones Events is listed to cater at these exceptional London venues. Each venue is unique and complements our collection perfectly. Our clients are benefiting from our ever-growing portfolio and we’re delighted to be able to meet the demand with these impressive event spaces”.

Becci Thomson, Business Development Manager at The O2 commented “Building Six at The O2 is a great space for parties, corporate events and team building days. Harbour & Jones Events is well known for delivering creative events and exceptional food, and we’re excited to have them on board in time for summer”.

The Harbour & Jones Events collection boasts 24 venues, including iconic buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Cutty Sark, and is set to continue growing throughout 2015 with new contracts in negotiation.

If you’d like to find out more about any of our venues, please contact Lucy Mears, Sales & Marketing Manager.


Mods and Rockers get a taste of Middle Temple Hall

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by chandco

We had the pleasure of hosting a ‘Mods and Rockers’ themed dinner last week (7 March) at Middle Temple Hall.

The dinner formed part of the London City Selection experiential weekend, with the annual gathering being a chance for event-booking agents to sample hospitality at a number of London venues. After a drinks reception at The London Stock Exchange, guests came together at Middle Temple Hall for a gala dinner inspired by days by the British seaside – a fitting tribute to the Mod classic film Quadrophenia, and the album of the same name by The Who.

On arrival at Middle Temple Hall, part of the Harbour & Jones Events Collection, guests were greeted with a drinks reception and tempting canapés including popcorn crayfish cones, quail Scotch egg lollipops and Cropwell Bishop cheese doughnuts.

Taking their seats at the imposing, Hogwarts-style banqueting tables, guests sampled sharing platter starters, aptly named ‘a taste of the Great British seaside’ with potted shrimps, Dorset crab and Foreman’s smoked beetroot cured salmon all vying for attention.

To a sound track of classic rock music, the platters were cleared to make way for perfectly pink honey glazed Gressingham duck, and truffled potato gnocchi all served up with giant sharing dishes of hotpot style potatoes and spring greens.

As drinks flowed, the mood became playful as a flash mob took to the floor, delighting diners with an impressive dance routine set to well known anthems.

Harbour & Jones Events Director of Food, Gary Mckechnie finished the evening with an incredible pudding of chocolate delice, caramelised banana, honeycomb rocks, served on mod targets

We invited up-and-coming food blogger, Joe Teng from Food Punk Joe to join us at the table. Get the inside scoop from the event on his blog.

Theming is a great way to add a touch of informality to your events. We have some great ideas, and the creativity and flair to make them happen. Enquire now and let our Creative Director, Jules Heckman-Hughes and her team make your next event one to remember.

RIBA Venues to host ‘Hearst Empowering Women’ event series

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by chandco

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RIBA Venues, part of the Harbour & Jones Events Collection, last week announced that it will host a series of events for Hearst Magazines UK as part of its ‘Hearst Empowering Women’ initiative, with the first event taking place on 5th March 2015.

The events, organised by the publisher whose portfolio includes Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping aim to inspire women with a series of talks and stories from powerful women and will attract around 300 guests to RIBA Venues’ Jarvis Suite. The first event on the 5th March will feature international lawyer, campaigner and wife of the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Miriam González Durántez.

Eight Hearst events will take place at RIBA Venues throughout this year. Victoria Archbold, Head of Events at Hearst, says: “RIBA Venues offers such character which is a real challenge to find. The unique architecture and culture of the building bring a historical and interesting element to our events. The team have been extremely accommodating to our needs.”

RIBA Venues’ Head of Venues, Stephanie Ellrott, adds: “The Hearst Empowering Women event series is a great chance for women to come along and hear from some truly inspiring speakers. I’m extremely proud to be hosting these events at RIBA Venues and look forward to welcoming delegates to what looks set to be some great evening talks.”

Tickets for the first event are available here.

Work with us

We are always looking for talented people from chief cooks to expert bottle washers to work with us.

If that’s you, email your CV to: jobs@harbourandjones.co.uk