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A taste of Harbour & Jones Events at RSA House

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by chandco

We were delighted to welcome more than 60 event organisers to RSA House last night (23 April) for a one-stop experiential venue tour of some of London’s most iconic event spaces.

A taste of Harbour & Jones Events gave guests a chance to explore eight venues including Prince Philip HouseCutty Sark, Borough Market and 41 Portland Place all under one roof, and to discover what’s new in event catering, food trends and concepts.

Guests from Brand Rapport, PWC, EMAP and UBS arrived to a drinks reception and canapés including marinated tiger prawns with a sherry vinegar & chorizo pipette, and heritage tomato ceviche, before taking their seats with gourmet popcorn in the Durham Street Auditorium for a series of virtual video tours through each of the venues.

Following the presentations, the RSA House team opened the atmospheric Vaults event spaces to reveal interactive global food stalls. A Northern European stall showcased the finest cured meats, British cheeses and picnic-style bites, while a taste of the Far East highlighted the hot trend of Korean BBQ and Ho-Bang steamed buns. The Southern States themed stall proved a huge hit, confirming that pulled pork buns and buttermilk fried chicken are trends that show no sign of disappearing any time soon.

To top the night off, RSA House head chef, Darren Archer revealed a huge pudding wall filled with bite sized puddings including mini brownies, Turkish delight and coconut ice. And guests gathered for a prize draw that included tickets for The O2 and the Science Museum, and afternoon tea at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Guests took to the interactive Twitter wall, posting photos and comments throughout the night, and drinks flowed from the bespoke mirrored bar created by Light Motif.

Susan Morrissey, Venue Sales Director of Harbour & Jones Events, commented: “Event bookers are busy people, and site visits can knock a whole day out of the diary. We wanted to bring our venues together under one roof, along with our latest menu concepts to give our guests the full venue visit experience in a snapshot of time”.

We recently announced listings at seven new venues including the Science Museum, The O2, Madame Tussauds and Trinity House, and we now have 23 venues in our ever-growing collection.

Head over to our Facebook page for photos from the evening.

Get in touch to find out more about our venues and see how we can make your next event one to remember.

Win dinner for 8: Join us at The BNC Global Event Show

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by chandco

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Visit our Harbour & Jones Events stand 137 at the BNC Global Event Show on 18th February at The Brewery to hear about our exclusive summer event packages, and you could be in with another chance to win dinner for 8 cooked by a private chef in your home*

Our competition to win dinner for 8 received so much attention at the London Summer Event Show that we’ve decided to run it again, this time for one lucky visitor at The BNC show.

Showcasing as part of the Harbour & Jones Events venue collection is 41 Portland Place, Borough Market and RSA House alongside Prince Philip House, Cutty Sark and St Paul’s Cathedral.

We hope you can join us!

*address must be within the M25, includes 3-courses with half a bottle of wine per person and excludes bank holidays

41 Portland Place, home to the Academy of Medical Sciences, hosts pioneering Music and medicine event

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by chandco

Last night (20th March) 41 Portland Place, part of the Harbour & Jones Events venue collection and home to the Academy of Medical Sciences, opened its doors to over 200 members of the public for the Academy’s pioneering ‘Music and medicine’ event.

Taking place as part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014, the evening showcased the unexpected links between music and health. The event explored different ways that music can be used to increase our understanding and treatment of disease by bringing together some of the sector’s most highly regarded researchers and musicians including UK beatboxing champion Ball-Zee, and the distinguished Orchestra of St John’s.

Nick Hillier, Director of Communications at the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “It was a fantastic evening that really captured people’s imaginations. Our guests were fascinated to hear about how music can impact on health and wellbeing, and further our understanding of how the body works.

“41 Portland Place has an amazing heritage as a home for medical discussion, over 90 Nobel Laureates have spoken at events in the building and it’s great to be able to continue that.

“As a venue 41 Portland Place offers a beautiful mix of period and modern architecture, so combining a classical orchestra with a national champion beatboxer seemed the perfect fit for the building.”

Taking over the entire venue for one evening, the Grade II* listed building, which is based near Oxford Street, became a buzz of musical workshops, performances and talks. The programme included an opportunity to hear research from the Royal College of Music into the effects of music in hospitals, how leisure activities – such as listening to music – affect stress levels, and learn about the physiology of beatboxing. The audience was also treated to a very special performance by the Orchestra of St John’s, which holds pioneering musical therapy sessions with autistic children.

The venue’s ultra modern gallery was combined with its state-of-the-art Wolfson Suite to host an exhibition from renowned photographer David Smith and a drop-in film screening.

 

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Leo Rodley joins the team at Harbour & Jones Events

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by chandco

Leo Rodley, previously Executive Chef at 76 Portland Place, has joined Harbour & Jones Events as Company Chef.

Having grown considerably in the last year, Harbour & Jones Events has created a new role within the company for Leo, he will work across the venue collection to support Prince Philip House, 41 Portland Place, RSA House, St Paul’s Cathedral and Cutty Sark, as well as working on evening events.

“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working on some exciting new food concepts for the summer as well as developing chefs within the business,” said Leo.

“It’s fantastic to be able to work across such prestigious venues and with such a high calibre of chefs.”

With a passion for molecular gastronomy, Leo has been brought on board to offer his expertise in fine dining as well as his creative flair and innovative approach to food. Working at 76 Portland Place for over six years, he helped grow the business to a record breaking £1.1million in food and beverage sales last year, and developed a reputation within the hospitality industry for being one of the best conferencing and events venues in London. Leo is well known within the industry having started writing a regular blog called ‘Real Food’ on Event Magazine and is an avid user of social media, delighting his followers with regular updates from his kitchen.

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Recruiting now: Sales & events coordinator

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by chandco

We’re recruiting for a sales and events coordinator at one of London’s most prestigious venues, 41 Portland Place.

Working within the Harbour & Jones Events collection you’ll have the opportunity to work at one of the most stylish and sought after venues in central London that was recently voted the 6th best in Event magazine’s Top 20 UK Venues.

Ideally located between tubes and close to the beautifully landscaped Regent’s Park, the venue has been attracting the eye of big brands including those in high-fashion and consumer goods. It was used to host the spring/summer collection preview for La Perla, a leading designer in luxurious lingerie, and the venue was also transformed into the House of Peroni during July and November by premium lager brand Peroni.

We’re on the lookout for a new team member that is success-driven, confident and organised, with exceptional attention to detail and a keen interest in the events industry. Previous sales experience or customer service skills are essential.

Meet the 41 Portland Place team and read more about Harbour & Jones Events.

For more details contact Ali Blows on Ali@41portlandplace.com or 020 3176 2177.

 

 

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Harbour & Jones Events
Venue hire & event catering London

1st Floor, The Lightbox, 127–133 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EW

www.harbourandjonesevents.com | 020 3206 7750

Win! Cooking master class with risotto royalty

Posted on: December 5th, 2013 by chandco

After two residencies at The House of Peroni, and a stint in Italy with the Michelin-starred Costardi brothers, Chef Will at 41 Portland Place has well and truly earned his knighthood as Risotto Royalty.

In celebration of his new title, Will would like to invite four foodie fanatics into his kitchen for a cook-a-long master class.

The lucky winners will learn about the finest Italian ingredients as well as some experimental risotto making techniques and unusual food pairings from Will.

To be in with a chance of joining Chef Will in the kitchen just book a site visit to 41 Portland Place in December or January and we will enter your name into the draw. Remember, there are four chances to get your hands on this prize so why not come pay us a visit?

Contact 020 3206 7763 or click here to email and book a show round.

The winner will be announced at the beginning of February. Good luck!

 

 

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Harbour & Jones Events
Venue hire & event catering London

1st Floor, The Lightbox, 127–133 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EW

www.harbourandjonesevents.com | 020 3206 7750

Event magazine’s Top 20 Venues revealed

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by chandco

The results are in! Event magazine has revealed the best venues in the UK in their official Top 20 Venues as voted for by over 3,700 readers.

Want to know why three of our venues beat off 280 of the UK’s most popular and prestigious venues?

Take a look below and call us to book a show round on 020 3206 7763.

 

RSA House

RSA has rocketed to number four in this year’s poll. The venue underwent an extensive £3m refurbishment last year to position it as a technologically advanced event space.

New AV features in the Georgian townhouse include live audio and video streaming, cinema-grade projection, interactive touch walls and 7.1 surround sound.

Discover the latest in venue technology.

 

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark reopened in April 2012 and truly deserves its place in the Top 20. It has won four prestigious awards, been recognised by Trip Advisor as one of the world’s top 10 attractions, and is applying for a wedding license next year.

Event magazine also recently reported on our record breaking dinner on board the ship, where we catered for 500 guests in 24 hours as part of the World Travel Market.

Look around one of the world’s most astonishing landmarks.

 

41 Portland Place

Home to the Academy of Medical Sciences, Grade II*-listed 41 Portland Place has both indoor and outdoor event space – a rarity in the centre of London. The venue has hosted events for La Perla and Jaeger, and is currently transformed into The House of Peroni for a month long brand residency.

Take a tour around one of London’s coolest venues.

 

 

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Harbour & Jones Events
Venue hire & event catering London

1st Floor, The Lightbox, 127–133 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EW

www.harbourandjonesevents.com | 020 3206 7750

The House of Peroni returns to 41 Portland Place to Celebrate the New Wave of Italian Style and Creativity

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 by chandco

The House of Peroni residency is returning to 41 Portland Place for the month of November and will showcase the new wave of Italian style and creativity.

The House will open to the public at midday on Wednesday 6th November and guests can step inside a space designed by award-winning architect and co-designer of the Enzo Ferrari museum Andrea Morgante.

Inside The House guests can discover experiential fashion installations by the new era of Italian designers including, Fabio Quaranta and Simone Rainer, and watch specially commissioned fashion, art and documentary shorts.

A mesmerising video installation inspired by classical Italian sculpture has been developed by critically acclaimed video artist Quayola, whose work has previously shown at The V&A and MoMA and takes viewers on an immersive journey into the bedrock of Italian art and culture.

A luxurious cinema space within The House will be showing a series of contemporary Italian films every evening and be the home to a weekly, ticketed, unique film and dining event every Wednesday evening. The evening will feature a screening of the new and critically acclaimed film The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, whilst enjoying a specially designed multiple dish taster menu that brings to life the tastes, smells and textures shown in the film.

The House features two beautifully designed bars, serving Peroni Nastro Azzurro and a menu of infusions developed by master mixologist Gerry Calabrese.

The Kitchen seats up to 24 people and offers guests a more formal dining experience. A new menu from Michelin starred Costardi Brothers will also be available throughout The House from 12noon – 10pm. This menu features delicious film and fashion inspired dishes including ‘Pane e Tulipani’, a Venetian pâté dish and tribute to director Silvio Soldini, and ‘Rosso Valentino’, their signature red risotto.

 

 

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Harbour & Jones Events
Venue hire & event catering London

1st Floor, The Lightbox, 127–133 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EW

www.harbourandjonesevents.com | 020 3206 7750

Do you know where the best religious venues in the UK are? Conference News reports…

Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by chandco

Hot off the press! Conference News has arrived in the Harbour & Jones Events office this morning and we are pleased to see that two of our venues have been mentioned – 41 Portland Place, for their summer menu showcase, and also St Paul’s Cathedral.

Profiling the best religious venues in the UK, Sarah O’Donnell, a reporter for Conference News, focuses on using churches for meetings and conferences.

Making the pilgrimage to see what the market can offer, Sarah headed to St Paul’s Cathedral, where Harbour & Jones Events are the in-house caterer.

Sarah writes…

St Paul’s Cathedral, London
With five event spaces, including the Crypt and Nelson Chamber, St Paul’s Cathedral is a setting for dinners for up to 250 guests and receptions for up to 350 as well as conferences and lunches for up to 70. The event spaces contain some of the oldest architectural features but have been transformed into venues for corporate hospitality.

The North Churchyard is St Paul’s Cathedral’s newest and first outdoor event space. This can accommodate receptions and BBQs for up to 250 and is one of a few outdoor event spaces located within the City of London.

Guests can also privately access the cathedral floor during their events. Tour guides and musical performances can also be organized.

Most unique event ever held (Also catered for by Harbour & Jones Events):
St Paul’s Cathedral held its first ever fashion show in January. Guests entered the event via the Cathedral floor before moving down to St Paul’s Crypt, which had been transformed into a catwalk. Following the show guests enjoyed a champagne drinks reception in the Nelson Chamber.

Click here to read the latest edition of Conference News.

 

Interested in looking around St Paul’s for your next event?

Contact Hannah Evans – Hannah@harbourandjones.co.uk or 0203 206 7750

 


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