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Three is the magic number…

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by chandco

Thursday 4 June proved to be quite the night for Harbour & Jones Events as we hosted three extraordinary events spanning across London. Usually this wouldn’t be such big news, but this time around our teams took to the floors of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Borough Market for three very different but equally exceptional occasions.

Westminster Abbey took on a Midsummer Night’s Dream theme as the cloisters were transformed with costumed characters, a harpist and magicians to welcome 250 guests. Rhubarb bellinis circled the room along with tempting canapes such as scallop and pancetta lollipops, and smoked aubergine caviar with paprika yoghurt. And as the early evening light faded, our waiters unveiled our trademark pudding walls, filled to the brim with sweet treats including summer berry marshmallows and white chocolate macarons.

Meanwhile, at St Paul’s Cathedral, our teams were busy setting the Cathedral floor for the bi-annual gala dinner. This prestigious banquet pays tribute to 270 distinguished supporters of St Paul’s Cathedral with a spectacular five-course feast. Guests dined on Hereford beef Carpaccio, Pan-seared Scottish cod and a risotto of summer peas before sampling delicate pistachio madeleine’s and finally indulging in vast platters of traditional English cheeses.

Across the city, under the canopy of the historic Borough Market, revellers took to the floor at Event Magazine’s 18th birthday bash. Our signature street food stalls featured authentic Mexican tapas, Korean steamed buns and a ‘best of British’ picnic stall. Partygoers enjoyed craft beers and pomegranate fizz served by waiters dressed in checked shirts, jeans and wellington boots, embracing the festival-feel of the evening.

Our teams were thrilled to have been involved in three very special events in three unique venues – all in one evening.

Find out more about the iconic venues in the Harbour & Jones Events collection and make an enquiry for your next event by contacting Lucy Mears, Sales & Marketing Manager on lucy@harbourandjones.co.uk

 

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.

 

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

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.

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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St Paul’s chosen for television banquet hosted by Prime Minister

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by chandco

Prime Minister David Cameron will be the host of the final banquet of BBC Television’s popular Great British Menu, broadcast from St Paul’s on Friday 6 June – exactly 70 years after the D-Day landings.

Working behind the scenes to support the banquet is Harbour & Jones Events, who will provide kitchen support and run front of house.

Four of the UK’s best chefs will create their Wartime-inspired menus for 60 guests that will dine in the crypt – the Cathedral’s largest event space. Guests include D-Day veterans Ken Sturdy and George Batts; Churchill’s granddaughter Celia Sandys; one of Churchill’s War Cabinet secretaries, Joy Hunter; and Bletchley Park cypher clerk, Baroness Trumpington.

“D-Day is one of the most important moments in modern history and it’s an honour to be involved in such a fantastic event,” said Rosie Day, Corporate Events Manager, St Paul’s Cathedral.

“St Paul’s Cathedral served as a beacon of hope and Churchill famously said St Paul’s must be saved at all costs, making the Cathedral a truly iconic and historic part of London, and the UK’s, history.”

From Monday 2 June to Sunday 8 June, Harbour & Jones, who also run the café and Restaurant at St Paul’s, will be offering a free mug of tea and traditional British cake in the café to all WW2 veterans from any nation, who fought on foreign fields or the home front.

For the whole of June, the restaurant will also be looking to the past, creating a gastronomic twist on classic 1940’s fare. Diners will be invited to ‘dig for victory’ in their own St Paul’s vegetable garden, try bread and beef dripping and ‘head to the shores’ with cockle popcorn, malt vinegar and seaweed salt. Other classics include homemade bully beef hash, fried duck egg, broccoli and land cress or Clarence Court egg custard with asparagus and St George’s mushroom soldiers, as well as ‘Spam’ hock terrine and Lancashire bomber rarebit. £1 from every set menu will be donated to The Royal British Legion.

The Great British Menu final banquet will be broadcast on BBC2, Friday 6 June at 7pm.

Click here to book a table in the Restaurant at St Paul’s  or call 020 7248 2469.

 

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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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Event reports: St Paul’s Cathedral hosts London Awards

Posted on: February 24th, 2014 by chandco
We spy St Paul’s Cathedral in the February/March edition of Event magazine!

With the cathedral floor photographed in all its golden glory, the article featured the London Awards 2014 which took place on Thursday 23rd January with food and service provided by Harbour & Jones Events. A fantastic evening organised by not-for-profit body London First recognising some of London’s finest including Danny Boyle, The International Quarter Stratford and King’s Cross St Pancras.

Enquire about venue hire at St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

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London Awards 2014 – Winners announced

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by chandco

Last week we helped St Paul’s Cathedral and London First celebrate the people, places and companies that have helped make London such a success over the past year through London First’s London Awards 2014.

Entering through the stunning Cathedral, guests were greeted by the impressive and peaceful Cathedral floor and given their own personal tours, which included areas of the Cathedral that are off limits during the day, before being led down the beautifully lit stairwell to the white arches of Nelson’s chamber.

Hosted by Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, the five awards were announced using a slightly different format with each award being announced in between courses. The menu featured classic British dishes with a twist, including starter of wild mushroom soufflé with Twineham Grange cream, baby leeks and pink pepper biscuits, herb crusted lamb shoulder and rump, with vanilla parsnips, potato fondant and truffle jus for main course, and a much acclaimed and decadant pudding of white chocolate and Bailey’s torte with pistachio brittle.

“The London Awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate the people and organisations that make London a great place to live, work and play,” said Baroness Jo Valentine.

“The vision and creativity we see from both the winners and those that made the shortlist helps keep the eyes of the world focused on the capital.

“They are a constant reminder of London’s dynamism and why it continues to attract the brightest and the best.”

View the video from the evening below.

 

The complete list of winners:

Champion for London – sponsored by Thames Tideway Tunnel

 

Improvement to Londoners’ Quality of Life – sponsored by UK Power Networks

 

Investment in London’s Future – sponsored by Grosvenor

 

Contribution to London’s Cultural Excellence – sponsored by Radisson Blu Edwardian, London, as voted by readers of Time Out

 

London First Chairman’s Award:

 

 

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St Paul’s Cathedral helps put London First

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by chandco

Harbour & Jones Events will be working alongside St Paul’s Cathedral to host the 2014 London First London Awards next week.

The event, run by not-for-profit organisation London First, is in its second year and will take place on 23 January. It recognises people, organisations and initiatives that have helped to define the capital’s international position over the past year.

Harbour & Jones Events and St Paul’s will be creating a classic British three-course fine dining menu in the cathedral’s crypt, which will be transformed for the evening by Ash Productions.

Rosie Day, St Paul’s Cathedral corporate events manager, said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic London-specific awards night. The winners from last year speak for themselves; Crossrail, London 2012 Games Makers and Olympic Delivery Authority, all of which have had a huge impact on London Life.

“As a landmark London venue we understand exactly how important it is to recognise and promote London businesses and their contribution to the city, which is exactly what the London Awards do.”

On the night four awards will be introduced by Baroness Jo Valentine, chief executive of London First, including investment in London’s future, improvement to Londoners’ quality of life, champion for London and contribution to London’s cultural excellence.

Partnering with Time Out magazine, the contribution to London’s cultural excellence has been open to reader vote since December and consists of a shortlist of big names.

Among the names are London 2012’s artistic director Danny Boyle; Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet; and Jason Atherton, executive chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Maze restaurant.

The Shard, Roundhouse, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Selfridges, Granary Square, EDF Energy London Eye, Leicester Square, National Theatre and V&A are the venues shortlisted for the accolade.

View the article on Event magazine.

To book a show round at St Paul’s Cathedral call 020 3206 7763 or email hannah@harbourandjones.co.uk.

 

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