Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Celebrating summer with Royal Museums Greenwich

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by chandco


With summer right around the corner we’re getting in the mood to celebrate and where better to do it than on the bank of the River Thames at the Royal Museums Greenwich venues.

We’ve put together some summer packages to whet your appetite, including offers for events at the world’s last surviving tea clipper, Cutty Sark. Enjoy a cold glass of fizz with some fine food as you soak up the sun on the ship’s deck. What better way to bring in the summer months…

Check out our packages here.

We’ve also included some Christmas offers…don’t be shy, it’s never too soon to plan ahead.


Festive fun as white Christmas takes gold at RSA House

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by chandco

What do you get if you cross an £8 budget with 180 metres of tin foil, years worth of repurposed event decorations and a brand new events team? It’s ok, it’s not a bad cracker joke; it’s the winners of the annual Royal Society of Art Christmas decorating competition.

Our Harbour & Jones Events team at RSA House were looking for ways to raise their profile and get to know colleagues around the venue. What better way to get involved than by transforming the events office at RSA House, home to enlightened thinking, into a winter wonderland?

Every day, the team came together for ‘power half-hour’, adding decorations and displays to the space. It started with a computer screen being given the gift of wrapping and snowballed from there.

RSA House has seen it’s busiest Christmas to date this year, with award-winning restaurant The Vaults hosting 50 covers at lunch throughout December and back-to-back events across the venue.

Alex Campbell, Sales & Marketing Manager was really pleased with the teams efforts ‘It’s been really great to meet everyone and join in the festive spirit of the RSA. Business is booming and we’re all rushed off our feet, so it’s nice to be able to give something back to the team – a bit of fun goes a long way.’

Other efforts from around the offices included a handmade nativity scene, festive origami and a Christmas tree made entirely from books. But our team literally whitewashed the competition to take first place. The prize? Fame and glory, of course.



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

Jules profiled in The Guide 2014

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by chandco

The latest edition of Event magazine landed earlier in the week and we were very proud to see the smiling face of Jules Heckman-Hughes, Harbour & Jones Events style Queen, beaming back at us from her profile as part of the Event 100 Club list. Revealed at Battersea Evolution on 17th December at Event magazine’s Christmas party, we were all thrilled to see Jules listed as the 44th most influential person in the events industry!



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Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by chandco

As the old adage goes, you never know what’s just around the corner in London, never has the phrase been truer than with the magnificent Middle Temple – one of only four ancient Inns of Court.

Covering 3600 sq feet and with one of the largest banqueting halls in London, you may be surprised to hear that one of the biggest challenges facing sales and marketing manager Lorraine Butler, is getting people to realise it’s there.

Superbly placed within the square mile, Middle Temple looks on to the Thames and has the iconic London skyline in view – the London Eye and Big Ben included.

Although very central, located next to Temple tube station, Middle Temple feels like an untouched part of London that provides a snapshot back in time to a different era, so it comes as no surprise that it has been used for filming scenes from Downton Abbey, Pirates of the Caribbean and Shakespeare in Love.

Since joining Middle Temple over a year and a half ago, Lorraine has been responsible for bringing one of London’s most ancient venues back into the modern day, launching Middle Temple into the world of social media, Lorraine has also been responsible for opening up the venue to all industry sectors, not just legal. She has also introduced new caterers, including Harbour & Jones Events, and most recently been appointed as Events Chair to the prestigious London City Selection (LCS), a handpicked group of venues situated within the city of London.

Harbour & Jones Events caught up with Lorraine at a festive feeling Middle Temple, decked in boughs of holly, traditional wreaths and the best Christmas tree we’ve seen so far this year.


Why did you want to be the Events Chair of LCS?

I believe that the more I can raise the profile of Middle Temple, and my name in association with the venue and LCS, the better. Being appointed to LCS has already created press interest for the venue and LCS and it gives me the opportunity to further strengthen my links with event bookers, as I am the first point of contact for the fam trip weekend I am planning for March 2014.


What are the advantages of working within a venue group like LCS?

They add gravitas, the more rigorous the selection process the more important it is to be apart of the group. We are able to refer business amongst each other and share best practice as a whole. LCS maximises your venue’s exposure and increases the number of business leads, after the fam trip last year I received at least four solid enquiries to use Middle Temple.


What are you currently working on?

My first big project for LCS! – In March will be LCS’ biggest fam trip of the year. Ever year we invite over 50 event bookers and agents to London for a fun packed weekend. Stopping off at as many venues in LCS as possible I am tasked with keeping them entertained and making sure the day runs smoothly.


Any inside information on what can be expected?

The theme this year is pinstripes and pearls…. That’s all I’m saying!


Have you got any objectives in your new role?

I would like to start focusing on smaller and more targeted networking events so event bookers can spend time at venues they really want to use and have the opportunity to engage with the sales manager and chefs where possible.


How do you manage your time spent working on both Middle Temple and LCS?

I am quite strict with myself at the moment and try and make sure I only work on it on Friday afternoons, however this will ramp up the closer we get to the fam trip. I am lucky to have a good support network as well and I am already working with a committee that includes Susan Innes from Holiday Inn London City and Zoe Edwards from Trinity House.


What’s next for Middle Temple?

Next year we’ll be launching our first external e-shot and there will be a new Middle Temple logo revealed. I also want to gain as much exposure for Middle Temple as possible, we’ll be doing more exhibitions including IMEX in Frankfurt, which gave us fantastic results this year.


And finally, your favourite part of the venue?

It has to be the hall! No matter how many times I walk through it and no matter who I show around, it still has a huge impact and complete wow factor.

Other venues in the prestigious London City Selection group include London Stock Exchange and St Paul’s Cathedral.

To book a visit around Middle Temple, or one of our other LCS venues, call – 020 3206 7763.

Want us to let you know next time we do a fam trip? Click here and we’ll make sure we notify you.



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www.harbourandjonesevents.com | 020 3206 7750


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