Fancy a boozy Christmas instead? Check out our ultimate Christmas cocktails infographic for some inspiring recipes. It has winter warmers like hot buttered rum and spiced mulled wine, as well as some more refreshing tipples like summer in winter and gin twist. Of course, most of these drinks taste great without the alcohol, too – so feel free to experiment!
Last week we attended the London Venue Awards and were lucky enough to come away with the awards for Best Corporate Christmas Venue and Best Awards Venue. It was a fantastic achievement to win these awards when considering the very high standard of the other venues who entered and it’s something we’re very proud of. A big congratulations to all the other award and mark of excellence winners on the day.
As part of The Brewery’s continued investment, the award winning venue has undertaken a refurbishment of some of its key event spaces. The renovation sees improvements to the venues King George III, Queen Charlotte and Sugar Rooms as well as the reception area.
The King George III, the second largest space, has replaced its large brick pillars with custom designed octagonal structures to vastly improve sight lines and space; better equipping the room to host conferences and awards dinners and increasing its capacity to 300.
A nine screen plasma wall has been installed in the reception area allowing clients to display video content and branding while integrating social media feeds. To create a fresher feel throughout, carpets have been removed in all spaces and replaced with oak wooden floors, maintaining a contemporary look while regaining more of the original industrial feel of the venue.
Celebrating The Brewery’s vibrant history, the Sugar Rooms have been restored back to their original look with fresh paint work and new custom designed air conditioning covers installed to match the existing wood in the room and creating a new feature for the spaces.
James Varah, commercial director at The Brewery commented, “We are continually putting client needs at the fore of everything we do. We’ve listened to guests and the new additions will give the venue a sleek feel and greatly increase the overall client experience. We are very proud of our rich history and have therefore restored sections of the venue to resemble the original look. This, coupled with the contemporary features and facilities, highlights the unique adaptability and forward thinking stature of the venue.”
In October 2015, the inaugural Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy EMEA Summit took place at The Brewery. The two-day event brought together more than 400 influential decision makers from some of the world’s biggest organisations, in order to explore the shifting forces and key areas
in the energy system.
Where were you when the sun disappeared? Join us before the darkness returns – Aurora – December 2016 – Limited spaces remaining.
Aurora from The Brewery on Vimeo.
The first half of 2014 has been one of the busiest in the history of The Brewery and during this period we have hosted some fantastic events. Here are just a very small snippet of the lovely messages we have received.
“The event was fantastic and the staff at The Brewery exceeded last year, which I thought would be tough. Lubka was an absolute pleasure to work with as were her team. The security guys were all fantastic” – Britmums
“What a fabulous venue you have – so unique, and so versatile, with a sense of history, space, creativity and personality – it was simply perfect for our event. I had been impressed at each visit, just how differently the space could present itself – and how perfect it was for the very different usages I saw it put to. And the food….. perfection. Cant say anything more than that! But what really sets you apart is your staff – from the door man to reception, hospitality and the fabulous AV guys. All professional, friendly with a can do attitude that gives you absolute faith that everything is under control. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you – I had no hesitation in being totally confident that you knew what we needed and would make sure it was delivered. And of course, the amazing Richard – capable, consummate professional, extremely customer focused, and a wonderful person to boot. He was everything we could have wished for and more.” – Capgemini Consulting
“I’m always really impressed by the standard at the Brewery and you didn’t disappoint. The food looked great, the staff were all very helpful and professional and Richard was absolutely amazing.” – Redactive Media
“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your help for the roadshow yesterday. Out of the 5 roadshows we’ve run in the last 2 months, this has been the only one that has run smoothly! We didn’t have to ask for anything to be done as everything was followed to the letter from the function sheets and my instructions and not a peep heard with regards to crockery etc!Wooday in particular was fantastic yesterday so please pass my thanks on to her and her team. And please pass my compliments to Chef – everyone raved about the food.” – Centaur Media
The Apostles of Anonymity are coming to The Brewery this Christmas and this is what you can expect if you book your party with us.
For some people, conferences are professional playgrounds that they look forward to for months; for others, conferences are a source of anxiety and pressure.
Anyone who’s anyone is going to be there, so how can you prepare and brush up on conference dos and don’ts? You’re in the right place. Here’s our guide to conference etiquette.
We’re very excited to announce that after Easter will be serving ‘proper’ freshly ground coffee for all conferences. So no need to stop at a fancy hipster coffee shop on your way to The Brewery when we will have our barista’s and special coffee blend waiting for you. We even have these fancy cups.
The Brewery has appointed Jayne Mountford as its new wedding and private events planner for the Grade-II listed venues wedding brand, Proposal.
Bringing with her a wealth of experience, Mountford joins The Brewery from the Design Museum where she was events manager. Overseeing all internal and external events at the museum, including weddings, receptions, conferences and product launches, Jayne has worked on private launch parties for fashion brands such as Christian Louboutin and Paul Smith, as well as speaker sessions with Apple’s head designer Jonathan Ive.
As wedding and private events planner, Mountford’s role will see her focus on all logistical event planning from diary management and supplier liaison to venue functionality. Jayne will also work closely with the in-house event and catering teams, alongside executive chef Tom Gore, and continue to build the development of Proposal.
James Varah, commercial director at The Brewery, said: “We’re delighted Jayne will be joining us at The Brewery, her background in creating successful events will only strengthen the projection of Proposal in the coming years. We have someone who feels passionately about the industry and who has demonstrated great flair for providing exclusive, personal experiences.”
Jayne Mountford, wedding and private events planner for Proposal commented on her new position: “I am incredibly excited about joining The Brewery and developing the Proposal brand. After great success last year, the brand has huge potential and I’m looking forward to offering a fresh take on weddings, as well as increasing the number of private, milestone events at The Brewery.”