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Introducing our Pudding Wall

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by chandco

 

We unveiled our new pudding wall concept at ‘Eat the Rainbow’ showcase at 41 Portland Place

On Wednesday 22nd June 2016, we held a showcase dinner at 41 Portland Place to unveil a new event food concept. Forty of some of our industry’s most prestigious events professionals arrived at the central London Grade II listed townhouse to feast on a rainbow-inspired menu cooked by our talented chefs and discover a much anticipated surprise for pudding…

We began the evening on the outdoor terrace with canapés of crab disguised as mini apples, chicken liver parfait in the form of baby oranges and creamy mozzarella made to look like cherry tomatoes, washed down with peach bellinis and rosewater and pomegranate martinis.

Guests were then led to the dining room, serenaded by a DJ and saxophone fusion playing contemporary house music, and seated at long tables adorned with flowers in all shades of the rainbow. An amuse bouche of bright orange carrot and coriander gazpacho served in a shot glass was followed by a yellow starter of roasted yellow pepper, endive, pickled yellow carrots, burrata, and yellow pepper jus. The main was purple themed, featuring slow cooked cannon and shoulder of lamb, beetroot puree, roasted baby beets, purple potato cubes and crispy purple kale.

Having eaten their way through the rainbow course by course, guests moved through to the John Newsom-Davis Council Chamber for the grand finale – a 2 by 2.5 metre edible pudding wall. A colourful structure with integrated Perspex shelves adorned with scores of homemade rainbow-coloured cakes and puddings which guests could dress with fruit coulis and butterscotch sauce dispensed from four taps. Treats included blueberry cheesecake slices, raspberry macarons, lemon posset, iced pistachio sponge and lemon drizzle squares.

We were delighted to see so much enthusiasm from guests towards our innovative creation. It was a great opportunity to show how we are forward-thinking and always trying to push the boundaries of event food.

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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.

 

Chapter House: New Event Venue

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by chandco

Renowned as a venue for prestigious events, St Paul’s Cathedral has added yet another jewel to its crown.

Designed and built in 1715 by the Cathedral’s acclaimed Sir Christopher Wren and his son, Chapter House is a significant landmark in London’s portfolio of architectural elegance. This year, following an extensive restoration project, St Paul’s Cathedral is proud to open the doors of Chapter House to event bookers for the first time in history.

With views overlooking the north side of the Cathedral and its iconic dome, the new event venue includes two intimate and ornately decorated rooms, perfect for fine dining (for up to 24 people) and elegant receptions (for up to 70).

Contact us today for a quote and availability.

Four venues shortlisted for London Venue Awards

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 by chandco

Last week brought us the fantastic news that four venues within the Harbour & Jones Events collection have been shortlisted in the London Venue Awards.

The awards were launched this year with the aim of recognising the excellence and exceptional quality offered at different types of venues in London. 20 categories focus on venue distinction, customer service, catering and technology.

We’re extremely proud that RSA House is shortlisted for best conference venue for up to 300, RIBA for best venue 300-600, The O2 for best venue over 1600 capacity and Cutty Sark for best corporate party venue.

The awards ceremony will be held on Friday 16 October at the Emirates Stadium. Very best of luck to the teams at each venue, and hopefully we’ll be reporting back in October with more good news.

In pictures: Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

Posted on: July 7th, 2015 by chandco

 

Our first Summer Exhibition event for JM Finn & Co at the Royal Academy of Arts took place in June 2012, with 350 guests. Every year the popularity of the event increases, and this year 7,800 canapes and bowls were circulated to more than 750 guests across all the main galleries.

Inspired by the images in the main galleries, our team created an evening event filled with colour and creativity. Bold coloured bars, painted oil drums with vibrant ombre tipped branches and a feature tree display floated atop golden plinths as a centrepiece to the proceedings.

Our bespoke food stations featured freshly prepared sushi by Rosa, our Harbour & Jones Events sushi chef, Peruvian ceviche, and British meats and cheeses.

Art-themed usherette trays and mini painter’s canvasses were created specifically for this event to showcase a feast of marshmallows, macarons, chocolate-dipped iced fudge and custom-made shortbread paintbrushes.

The Science Museum unveils new events space for limited time only

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by chandco

The Science Museum in South Kensington is further enhancing its corporate events offer with a new space available for a limited time only. The Wellcome Wing Gallery is available to hire until the end of October and can be used to host conferences, product launches, fashion shows, exhibitions and experiential events.

The new conference and events space has capacity for 450 guests standing and is situated in the same section as the IMAX theatre. The two spaces can be used in conjunction with each other offering a separate area for break outs, exhibitions and drinks receptions alongside a main conference.

Jodie Guilford, Event Sales Manager at The Science Museum, said: “The Wellcome Wing Gallery is an exciting new space for events that we are pleased to now be able to offer clients. It is very much a blank canvas space and the fact that it is only available until October, means it is perfect for exclusive, one-of-a-kind events. The space will be available for dry hire and the events team will be on hand to help create bespoke and unique events that are guaranteed to wow guests.”

With just a limited time to experience the newest events space at the Science Museum, contact Lucy Mears, Sales & Marketing Manager: lucy@harbourandjones.co.uk to find out more.

Lipton Ice Tea Summer Stories launch at 41 Portland Place

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by chandco

50 of the UK’s press were welcomed to 41 Portland Place on 2nd June for the Lipton Ice Tea Summer Stories screening.

The creative team from The Persuaders transformed the Ann Rylands Room and Terrace into a summer oasis and guests were treated to Lipton Ice Tea ice lollies and ice cream, a summer barbecue and cocktails created to showcase the refreshing summer drink.

A series of short films were shown to launch Britvic and Pepsi Lipton International’s summer campaign for Lipton Ice Tea.

Targeting the brand’s core audience of busy 18-34 year olds, the campaign is centred on a series of London-based events which aim to get Londoners to break from their normal routine and experience their city in a different way. As you may have already seen, the events are supported by advertising, social media activity and experiential sampling.

For more information on Lipton Ice Tea summer events see www.beadaybreaker.co.uk

41 Portland place is the ideal setting for product launches and creative brand events. For more information, drop Maddie a line on maddie@41portlandplace.com

Harbour & Jones Events appointed sole caterer at IET London: Savoy Place

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015 by chandco

We are delighted to announce that IET London: Savoy Place is appointing Harbour & Jones Events as their sole caterer.

Providing an enticing range of bespoke day delegate packages, fine dining and event menus to the backdrop of panoramic views of London, we will be serving up to 330 delegates at a time at the IET London’s flagship venue. The announcement comes as IET London moves into the final months of its £30 million refurbishment, which sees the development of a brand new roof terrace that will be available for meetings and private events from October.

Our Director of Food, Gary Mckechnie, will work closely with the soon-to-be appointed Head Chef. They will ensure that menus are carefully tailored to reflect both the venue, and our established credentials for renowned first-class customer service, all-inclusive pricing and innovative event catering.

IET London: Savoy Place has been closed since July 2013 and the major project aims to position IET London: Savoy Place as a first-class event facility and a ‘Global Engineering Hub ‘to IET members and the engineering community.

Sean Spencer, Head of IET Venues and Facilities, says: “Appointing Harbour & Jones puts into place one of the final pieces before we launch this new fantastic product for meeting and event organisers. With the highly innovative and creative approach Harbour & Jones takes to catering we are confident we will have built a first class venue that the industry will enjoy immensely.”

Patrick Harbour, Director of Harbour & Jones Events, says: “We are delighted to be bringing our expertise and  experience in the event catering industry to the fore at the stunning new IET London: Savoy Place. Creating innovative and ethically sound menu options with the best that British produce has to offer, we’re excited to find a like-minded partner in IET Venues and Events.”

IET London: Savoy Place will open its doors for internal events on October 16, with the venue fully opening on 1 November 2015.

Be one of the first to hear about this fantastic new event venue by subscribing to our newsletter or making an enquiry.

RIBA Venues to host ‘Hearst Empowering Women’ event series

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by chandco

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RIBA Venues, part of the Harbour & Jones Events Collection, last week announced that it will host a series of events for Hearst Magazines UK as part of its ‘Hearst Empowering Women’ initiative, with the first event taking place on 5th March 2015.

The events, organised by the publisher whose portfolio includes Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping aim to inspire women with a series of talks and stories from powerful women and will attract around 300 guests to RIBA Venues’ Jarvis Suite. The first event on the 5th March will feature international lawyer, campaigner and wife of the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Miriam González Durántez.

Eight Hearst events will take place at RIBA Venues throughout this year. Victoria Archbold, Head of Events at Hearst, says: “RIBA Venues offers such character which is a real challenge to find. The unique architecture and culture of the building bring a historical and interesting element to our events. The team have been extremely accommodating to our needs.”

RIBA Venues’ Head of Venues, Stephanie Ellrott, adds: “The Hearst Empowering Women event series is a great chance for women to come along and hear from some truly inspiring speakers. I’m extremely proud to be hosting these events at RIBA Venues and look forward to welcoming delegates to what looks set to be some great evening talks.”

Tickets for the first event are available here.

Join us for a showcase breakfast at Cutty Sark

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by chandco

Are you looking for venue inspiration, but short on time?

Join us for a showcase breakfast at Cutty Sark on Friday 6 February at 8am

In just over an hour, you will…

…and you’ll be back to work in no time!

Places are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve your place please contact Lucy Mears, Sales & Marketing Manager.

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