Posts Tagged ‘Borough Market’

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


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

Harbour & Jones Events boosts Sales & Marketing team with three new recruits

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by chandco

Lucy Mears, Alex Campbell and Rebecca Hawkes have joined Harbour & Jones Events as Sales & Marketing Managers.

Lucy Mears joins the central sales team from Payne + Gunter, bringing a wealth of experience spanning supplier, buyer and agency roles. Lucy will work across the entire Harbour & Jones Events collection including St Paul’s Cathedral and Cutty Sark, as well as the three new venues gained at the end of 2014: Borough Market, RIBA and Church House Conference Centre.

Alex Campbell joins RSA House following a three-year stint at food by dish. With an impressive track record of driving sales and exceeding targets across extensive venue portfolios, Alex will focus on growing sales and nurturing the sales and marketing team.

Prince Philip House welcomes Rebecca Hawkes following the departure of Becci Thomson to the O2. Joining from Gibson Hall, Rebecca’s background in special events and business development will enable her to strengthen existing relationships while attracting new clients.

Susan Morrissey, Venue Sales Director said: “This is an exciting time for Harbour & Jones Events and I’m delighted to have such experienced and dynamic people joining us. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic year of growth and expansion, and now we’re strengthening our sales team with best-in-class events professionals to take us forward in to 2015.”

We’re busy working on our new summer event packages, which we’ll be launching at The London Summer Event Show on 27 & 28 January. Register here to attend, and if you visit our stand on 28 January you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win an exclusive Harbour & Jones Events dinner for up to 8 people at your own home!

We’ll be sending out more information about our new team and  this fantastic prize in our newsletter, so don’t miss out and sign up!

Borough Market is a delight by night

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by chandco

On 12 November, as the afternoon light faded and Borough Market’s traders closed down for the evening, our team burst into action, bringing the historic market hall back to life for an evening of vibrant street food and vivacious entertainment.

Over 250 guests caroused in a feast of flavours from our Street Eats food stall concept, launched to critical acclaim earlier this year at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Greeted by barrels of New Forest mulled cider, guests soon warmed up as they gathered around upturned oil cans that were transformed into table top fondue stations.

As the band warmed up and the drinks flowed, it was cheese galore at the bespoke branded raclette stall, with French bread, baby potatoes and pickles, loaded mac ‘n’ cheese and deliciously oozy Montgomery cheddar & sour dough toasties.

Korean yum buns tempted guests over to a tucked away corner. Steamed pillow-soft buns filled were heaped with slow cooked pork belly, miso glazed Portobello mushrooms or sticky chilli ginger salmon and served with kimchi, gyozas & Korean red dragon sauce.

There were winter warmers aplenty at the traditional pie & mash stall, complete with jellied eels, and we bought the Basque to Borough with baby chorizo butter bean stew, squid ink rice with calamari and carved Brindisa Iberico ham, all with a feast of breads, cheese, vinegars and oils.

Under the roof of one of London’s most famous landmarks, passers-by on Borough High Street stopped catch a glimpse of the goings-on inside. The bustling market place was alive with music, laughter and the enticing aromas of the stalls.

Needless to say, the event was a roaring success and feedback was outstanding. One guest commented ‘what a superb evening it was, probably one of the best I’ve been to in recent memory. The food, drink, entertainment and attention to detail were all outstanding, especially the branding’ another said ‘Literally the best corporate event I’ve been to in 20 years’. We couldn’t agree more!

Borough Market is one of the newest additions to our venues collection. Find out more and enquire today.

Borough Market launches its first Christmas with Harbour & Jones Events

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by chandco

Borough Market has announced a partnership with boutique caterer Harbour & Jones Events, the companies will work together for Christmas, and going forward into 2015.

This is the first time Borough Market has created a joint package with a caterer and the first time the venue has officially been open for Christmas events.

Creating new packages for event bookers, the menus have been designed to reflect Borough Market’s outstanding food credentials, using produce from the market’s traders as well as providing unique add-ons that tie in with the market’s history.

Borough Market can accommodate receptions for up to 350 in its striking Market Hall as well as seated dinners for up to 100 in 1 Cathedral Street, a grand Victorian building that is the historic home of the old Borough Market Trustees.

“It’s very exciting for us to be able to work with the country’s most well known market whose name is synonymous with food quality and provenance,” said Patrick Harbour, Co-owner and Director of Harbour & Jones Events.

“Borough Market has been a part of our company’s history since Harbour & Jones was first created in 2004. We used to bring all new starters to the company to the market for their inductions to enthuse them about food and give them the opportunity to talk to some of our suppliers in person.”

To find out more and secure your Christmas event dates, contact Gerry – 0203 206 7763

H&J Events and St Paul’s Cathedral launch Street Eats for events and conferences

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by chandco

Yesterday (Tuesday 22 July) Harbour & Jones Events teamed-up with St Paul’s Cathedral for an invite only preview of its first ever street food concept for conferences and events – Street Eats. Guests included Tamesis Dual Ltd, E2E Events, Aviation Media, essDocs and Borough Market.

Available for a September 2014 to March 2015, event bookers will have the opportunity to either have their own night market in the Cathedral’s magnificent Crypt or create an alternative daytime conference in the Wren Suite. The concept has already created large amounts of interest with a waiting list for some key dates.

The preview showcased street food stalls including Korean Yum Bun, with steamed buns filled with a choice of sticky ginger and chilli salmon, slow roast Gloucester Old Spot pork belly with spices and kimchi, as well as sliders including home cut beef burgers with stilton and caramelised onion, and burnt mackerel and caviar tartare. Chefs carved Cumbrian air-dried ham from the bone for guests while they tucked into a whole host of English cheeses, chutneys and freshly made breads.

Taking place in the Cathedral’s Wren Suite, bright hues of red, pink and orange washed the bare stone walls, complimented by matching flowers, while a live band entertained guests with upbeat twists on classic funk and pop.

The Beehive room gave guests an early taste of Christmas, with pudding dishes from St Paul’s Christmas menu including – Christmas pudding set cream with burnt sugar and brandy sauce bubbles, apple tart fine with Calvados ice cream and Caramelia chocolate with textures of clementine.

Suppliers included Lavender Green, Event Concept, Ash Productions, Velvet Living and music by Phoebe Gorry Trio.

More photos available on the Harbour & Jones Events Facebook page.

To enquire about having Street Eats at your next event contact Hannah on 0203 206 7763.



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Harbour & Jones Events sponsors celebrity art event at RSA House to raise over £14,000 for mental health

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by chandco

Last Friday (20th June) Harbour & Jones Events teamed up with the Art in a Box project to host a VIP charity art event for 90 guests in the Great Room at RSA House. The evening saw original artwork from a whole of celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Leigh Francis, Chris Martin, Ricky Wilson and Jordan ‘Rizzle’ Stephens, auctioned off to raise funds for mental health charity, Upbeat Music. Guests included industry professionals from the likes of Lewis Silkin and Borough Market.

Kicking off at 6.30pm, guests were greeted with canapés and cocktails that had been created in homage to the celebrity artists including a ‘Bluberry Gin Rizzle’, complete with mini trumpet, and a ‘Bang Tidy Bacardi’, to match the ginger moustache of Leigh Francis.

Guests were seated in the RSA’s impressive Great Room with music from harpist Schrodinger’s Strings, before being served a starter of grilled organic Shetland salmon, broad bean and watercress salad with minted yoghurt and pea espuma and mains of slow cooked feather blade of beef with wild mushroom gnocchi, or duck egg bocconcini with broad bean and garlic roasted pepper tart and summer cress salad.

The auction swiftly followed with an hour of head-to-head bidding, hosted by TV’s Mark Stacey, famous for hosting Bargain Hunt and Flog It!. The evening raised over £14,000 in total with the highest bid going to Grace Slick’s rabbit painting that was bought for £1,350 by comedian Paul Whitehouse, who rang in a telephone bid during the auction.

“It was another fantastic event by Harbour & Jones Events at one of my favourite venues in London. It was a impressive and tantalising menu served amongst some really interesting art pieces,” said Paula King, sales and events manager for Borough Market and owner of P K Events.

“A fun and entertaining evening to support a great cause.”

Guests headed down to the Vaults for Harbour & Jones Events’ signature pudding wall that uses retro printing trays to display a tantalizing array of individual bite sized puddings, everything from homemade Turkish delight and marshmallows to decadent chocolate brownies, meringues and macaroons. Dancing long into the night, guests were entertained by Louis Vause & Friends and The Pat Crilly Band.

RSA House has six elegant event spaces, complete with period features, contact Hannah to organise a show round – 07720 083336.



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

www.harbourandjonesevents.com | 020 3206 7750


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