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

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

One Great George Street hosts Westminster charity event for young people

Social Mobility Foundation Logo

Welcome to my latest blog; this week we have asked Jason Hesse, a guest of the Social Mobility Foundation event to write about his day at One Great George Street.

I was fortunate to attend an event celebrating the launch of a new programme from the Social Mobility Foundation at One Great George Street last week. As a freelance journalist, I get invited to attend quite a few events every week, but the programme involved, City Talent Initiative stood out as a particularly interesting cause.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Accessible front entrance.....007 Style in Westminster Venue

Wheelchair access at One Great George Street

I have great pleasure in introducing @bendygirl; ok her real name is Kaliya Franklin and she recently came to have lunch at Brassiere One. She chose our venue as she was visiting the House of Commons and wanted to find a Westminster lunchtime venue nearby that was accessible.  Kaylia has a Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which affects her joints. Following her visit she wrote a blog post about her experience with us. She agreed to my request to feature it as a guest post on my blog. Over to you Kaliya.......

Sunday, 19 May 2013

L'Wren Scott's Debut London Show at One Great George Street

Peter Bishop/timbismedia

The refined aura of haute couture is strutting its way into the halls of OGGS these days – whether it’s in the form of international clothing line debuts – or in the more humble guise of a trendy international writer watching OGGS evolve into a high fashion venue.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Westminster Wedding Papparazzi, Hello Magazine and moi!

One of my blog readers and avid OGGS fans is the American writer that was based here last summer. Business brought him to London town all the way from Los Angeles via Milwaukee and he popped in to see us while he was here. His visit happened to be the day prior to our first wedding of the year and it was a high profile one indeed. Here is a guest blog post on what happened next, written by John Lewinski.
Katherine Jenkins' sister Laura getting married at OGGS - Hello special

Taken from Hello!: Our very own Perry's moment of fame