Versatility is king: A summer of success at Regent’s Conferences & Events

By Anna Wolfram

Regent’s Conferences & Events has reported a highly successful summer of events on the university’s lawns during the venue’s peak season.

Echoing the values of an academic establishment, the conferences and events team has conscientiously worked an average of almost 11 hours a day between June and August to successfully deliver over 1,000 events across the whole venue; collectively enough time to travel to the moon and back 600 times.

Entertainment has spanned a wide spectrum to cover all tastes, with massages and manicurists, boot camp challenges, funfair stalls and inflatable sumo suits. Musically, string quartets, Caribbean steel drums bands, rappers and Scottish bag pipes have been heard around the grounds this summer, reaching the ears of guests from AV and entertainment companies, investors, high-end drinks brands and large retailers among many others.

The consumption of drinks at Regent’s’ summer events suggests a hierarchy that sees Prosecco pipped to the post by wine and beer, with over 24,000 glasses of wine, 16,500 bottles or pints of beer, 6,000 glasses of Prosecco and 5,000 glasses of Pimm’s served since June. In addition, Regent’s’ has served ice cubes to keep a 12,000-litre mojito cool in the heat.

The catering team barbequed enough sausages to reach the ground when dangled from the top of The Shard, and the ultimate burger stack that would hypothetically reach the top of Big Ben. Between healthy offerings of locally sourced fresh produce with vegan and vegetarian options, colourful balloon-like candy floss has been served using sugar equivalent in weight to 15,400 balloons.

With more than 13,000 people visiting the lawns for events this summer including a guest appearance from Peppa Pig and a small herd of sheep, the inevitability of slight mishaps has seen 132 broken chairs, 34 blistered feet among staff and five hula hoops gone astray.

Following an incredibly successful summer of innovative events, the Regent’s team gears up for another season of external events as term starts again.

Located within the tranquil private grounds in Regent’s Park, Regent’s Conferences & Events offers four acres of landscapes lawns for summer events of up to 1,200 guests, with a stunning marquee available from May to September.

For more information or to book an event, visit https://www.regentsevents.co.uk/.