Christmas comes early to QEII

By Natalie Blachford

Christmas celebrations were in full swing at the QEII Centre last week, when guests were welcomed to a showcase of the Westminster venue’s ‘Snow Ball’ Christmas party theme.

Getting into the festive spirit, 50 guests attended the evening event on 4 April in QEII’s recently refurbished Mountbatten room, which was decorated with a frosted glass, blue, crystal and gold colour scheme with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the London city skyline at dusk.

With a soundtrack of jazz Christmas classics to help transport guests from a sunny spring day to a winter ball, a Christmas cocktail with pomegranate, cassis and prosecco and Christmas canapés including smoked salmon roulade with keta egg, mini pork croquette with apple and ginger sauce and goat’s cheese bon bon with fig chutney, it didn’t take long for everyone to feel festive.

London Craft Club were on hand to help guests create their own luxury origami Christmas baubles to take home, bowl food versions of the Christmas menu from head chef Jean Michel Viala were served, and an open bar kept spirits high.

QEII’s Snow Ball Christmas party packages, including seated dinners and standing receptions, are available to book now, with full theming options from QEII’s event team and a choice of canapé, bowl food and banqueting menus from QEII Taste.

Images from the Snow Ball showcase can be downloaded here.

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About The QEII Centre

Widely regarded as a beacon of British excellence, the QEII Centre seeks to deliver unbeatable service and choice for events, meetings and conference organisers across the world.

The 7-floor QEII Centre offers 32 adaptable conference and events spaces, with capacity for up to 1,300 theatre style in a single room. World-class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions and corporate events have capacity for up to 2,500 delegates. Nearly 500 national and international events are hosted there each year. The Centre sits opposite World Heritage Site, Westminster Abbey.

In the last year alone, the QEII Centre has won and been shortlisted for multiple awards for work across all areas of the business, including being awarded Silver for Best UK Conference Centre 2017 (M&IT Awards), Gold for Best Event Organised by an inhouse team 2016 (EVCOM). Previous awards have included; Venue Events Team at the EVCOM Live Awards 2015, Best Venue Customer Service at the London Venue Awards 2015, AV Service Team of the Year at the AV Awards 2015, Bronze Awards for Best UK Conference Centre and Best Conference and Banqueting Team at the 2016 M&IT Awards and a high commendation at the C&IT Awards 2015 for Best UK Conference Venue.

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