Thursday, 6 November 2014

What event organisers need to know about venue Wi-Fi connectivity

It is pretty evident that demands placed on Wi‐Fi technology are increasing dramatically and this is of significant importance within the Events industry. We as an industry are experiencing a great amount of commentary based on problems arising when networks have not been specifically designed or are powerful enough to serve large numbers of modern laptops, smartphones and other devices.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Good beer as one of our most loyal clients retires....

July 9th 2014 not only marked the 20th occasion that we staged the annual All-party Parliamentary Beer Group Dinner for 250 guests in our Great Hall, it also marked the retirement of Robert Humphreys as our longest-standing client. Our Events Manager Perry Simmonds, who has been at the venue for 16 years has worked on the event with Robert all this time. The dinner, which is attended by brewers from around the UK along with many MPs and Peers is different in that, given what it represents, guests are given beer rather than wine with dinner.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Top Fashion Show Venue Hosts Matthew Williamson AW14

London’s One Great George Street is most definitely on the London Fashion Week map once again proving it is the perfect backdrop for top designers to showcase their seasonal collections.  This season the talented Matthew Williamson presented a bold, sexy show aimed at empowering women rather than dressing girls.  It was less boho than his previous collections, rather more glamorous and unafraid with a touch of charismatic confidence - overall simply fabulous for strong independent London women.

Fashion Show One Great George Street on the runway

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Why HD Projectors are vital to Conference Venues

You may remember from reading our winter newsletter back in January that we upgraded our projector in the Telford Theatre.  The new one is the very best money can buy, top of the range HD Panasonic Projector (PT-DX13k).  The HD means high definition, which means…

Friday, 7 March 2014

James Bond, Jocelyn Brown and Japanese Bites

One Great George Street has hosted some magnificent events over the years; the most recent of which was a spectacular exclusive Christmas party...

The brief; exclusive use for a Christmas party hosting a potential 550 people in central London and to do it in style and to come up with an entertaining, stylish theme that would be unique.
One Great George Street and Big Ben
Lit-up exterior of One Great George Street

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Our big, fat, accessible wedding at One Great George Street

We have asked the one of our recent brides, Nina Muehleman to write a guest blog for us.  Nina and her husband Bob were married at One Great George Street this summer.  Nina uses a wheelchair and we were so proud of our accessibility facilities when her and Bob chose us as her wedding venue. Nina is a PhD student writing about Disability Culture and loves to blog and tweet!

As a bride, there are so many things you are anxious about: Will the dress be ready on time, and will it fit? Who will cancel last minute? And don’t even get me started on the seating plan… When you are a disabled bride, there are additional issues you need to think about, and choosing a wedding venue can be a daunting and complicated process.
One Great Bride and Groom: Accessible facilities Great George Street

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Caipirinhas, Guaraná, Pastel and Bobó de Camarão

Most of us will know that Caipirinha is a nice cocktail although perhaps not its origins. What do these things have in common you wonder? Well, if you are Brazilian you will know that they all come from your home country.

On 11 June, the Brazilian Permanent Representation to the International Maritime Organisation, which is based just over Westminster Bridge on the south side of the River Thames held a lunchtime reception to celebrate the 148th anniversary of the Riachuelo Naval Battle and Brazilian Navy Day and which included Awards of the Order of Naval Merit Medals.
The Great Hall presentation with the Brazilian Navy
Presentation in the Great Hall