Archive for May, 2015

In pictures: A secret garden

Posted on: May 29th, 2015 by chandco

An urban oasis was unveiled last week as 200 guests explored a secret garden at 20 Fenchurch Street – or as you may know it, the Walkie Talkie building.

The building is also home to the Sky Garden, which opened to critical acclaim earlier this year, and our client’s team decided to recreate their own secret garden on the floors just below. Our team were only too happy to assist with their first event in their new offices since moving in last December.

Guests arrived to our transformed secret garden to discover a hidden homebrew hooch shed, a potting shed with an edible garden of baby vegetables in black olive soil, complete with garden salads mixed to order.

A risotto bar encouraged guests to pick their own foraged herbs to add to their dishes, and staff dressed in tweed and wellies served mini sliders of pulled pork, lamb and feta burgers and chickpea falafel from the indoor BBQ on trays of ‘charcoal’.

The London Vegetable Orchestra provided entertainment for the evening – musicians using hollowed and carved vegetables such as butternut squash and parsnips as instruments embarked on a promenade concert around the garden.

A glorious pudding tree held hanging treats such as macarons, nougat and Turkish delight, and guests were invited to ‘pick their own’.

#IbizaDocks and the menu rocks

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by chandco

Our teams braved the rain last week (14 May) to bring a brilliantly bespoke themed menu to more than 200 event industry revellers at The O2.

The #IbizaDocks event celebrated the re-launch of the 700 capacity outdoor terrace at Building Six; one of the latest event spaces to join our Harbour & Jones Events collection.

Guests were greeted on arrival with glow in the dark King Bloom jam jar cocktails and a selection of canapes and bites. Manchego cheese and Spanish onion croquettes, scallop, potato and chorizo brochette with tomato aioli, and black olive and crispy Serrano ham popcorn were just a few of the tempting treats circulating the terrace.

Our street food stalls brought the space to life with a vibrant Brick Lane Curry stall, our sought-after Korean Yum Buns and an authentic Mexican themed stall. And to finish, beach-themed puddings complete with marshmallows on deck chairs, digestive biscuit crumbled sand and Haribo fish.

Our themed stalls are an incredibly popular choice no matter what the weather, and if your event is outdoors then we have all sorts of creative ways of keeping guests covered should the weather take a turn for the worst.

Follow us on Instagram for photos of the night, and follow the story on Twitter using #IbizaDocks

To enquire about hiring Building Six for your event, and for more information, call Lucy on 020 3206 7763 or email: enquiries@harbourandjonesevents.com

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