The work of a wedding planner

Planning a wedding- it can be the most fun time of your life, but it can also be the most stressful. With endless amounts of decisions to make, budgets to manage, and deadlines to meet, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when planning for your big day. There’s absolutely no denying that organising a wedding is a big job, especially if you’ve never done it before. So why not enlist the help of a professional?

Having a wedding planner can certainly ease some of this stress, meaning you enjoy the engagement period rather than getting bogged down by the seemingly endless tasks that come with planning your wedding. But what exactly does a wedding planner do?

Making sure you stick to your budget

Your budget is very important; determining how much money you’d like to spend on your wedding day in the early stages will undoubtedly affect every decision that you make along the way. A wedding planner will have a discussion with you about your budget at the very beginning of the process, which will pave the way for the rest of the planning. Remember, a wedding planner is likely to have a good understanding of every cost involved when planning a wedding, and will no doubt be able to tailor your dream wedding to the budget you have in mind.

Booking your vendors

The wedding industry is a crowded one, and when looking into potential photographers, florists and entertainment, it’s hard to know where to start. Not only is the sheer amount of options daunting, vendors often need to be booked at least a year in advance, so looming deadlines also need to be taken into consideration. A wedding planner will usually have access to a whole network of vendors, and will not only be aware of those that are familiar with the chosen venue, but will also know which are reliable, eliminating any potential disasters and last-minute cancellations!

Making your dream a reality

With a wealth of experience in what works and what doesn’t, wedding planners can help you create the dream wedding that you have always envisaged, whilst being realistic! Your wedding planner will be able to add a real creative flair to your day, thinking of all the finishing touches that you may not have even considered!

Coordinating the day

On your wedding day, the last thing you should be thinking about is whether the itinerary is going exactly to plan. As you relax and enjoy the best day of your life, your wedding planner will be at hand to ensure all the finely tuned details are organized with precision. From coordinating vendors to handling any unexpected issues on the day, your wedding planner is there to make sure that your day runs smoothly.

Here at The Brewery, our wedding planner will guide you through every step of the wedding planning process, from your first inquiry to any last-minute requests on the day. Working alongside our event managers and with our trusted and experienced vendors, everything will be taken care of, leaving you to enjoy the excitement of your engagement.
We believe that every wedding at The Brewery should be unique to each couple, so our wedding planner will work hard to tailor a truly personalised wedding just for you- from chair covers, to entertainment, and even lighting.

If you are looking for a unique and truly special venue to hold your wedding, send us an enquiry today.

Our Polynesian Paradise parties kick off in style!

Summer 2017 has already got off to a sunny start, so what better way to celebrate than with a tropical Tahitian celebration? This summer, The Brewery has become a Polynesian paradise and the perfect venue for a summer get-together.

Dressed and transformed into an exotic Tiki joint, party-goers at The Brewery have enjoyed long summer evenings in the heart of London in the first flurry of our summer parties. If you’re looking for a summer party venue, or are lucky enough to have already booked your place on one of our summer parties, here’s a rundown of what you can expect:

A tropical transformation

Our 18th century cobbled courtyard has had a truly Tahitian twist, decked out with a raised clear roof and two marquees which have been transformed into a Polynesian paradise. From tropical palm trees to Moai statues, our venue really is a tropical nirvana in the heart of Central London!

Tropical party at The Brewery

A Polynesian feast

No Tiki celebration is complete without a BBQ! As well as unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks until 9pm, a full Polynesian-inspired menu is included as part of your party package. Choose between a mouth-watering selection of sliders, or head over to the Poke bar. A traditional Hawaiian staple pronounced ‘POH-keh’, Poke bowls are delicious bitesize pieces of fish or meat, marinated and served with sushi rice, salad and crunchy toppings. The word poke simply means ‘chunk’ in Hawaiian, and the dish is deeply rooted in Hawaiian cuisine.

For sweet-toothed party guests, a selection of irresistible sweet treats will be on offer, including mini Cornettos with Malibu ice cream!

Hula into the night

Our tropical party venue may look like a faraway paradise, but unfortunately it’s still subject to the unpredictable British Summertime weather. Our covered marquee is in place to keep summer showers at bay, and as the evening rolls in and the temperature drops, party goers can head inside The Brewery from 9pm to hula the night away- grass skirts optional! Unlike most other garden party venues, here at The Brewery we’re lucky enough to offer comprehensive indoor facilities as well as an outdoor space- we are in London and not Hawaii, after all!

Aloha summer party at The Brewery in London

Leave the party planning to us

If you’re attending one of our summer parties, we want your only worry to be whether to don a Hawaiian shirt or not (and please do feel free to!). We pride ourselves on our event planning, as one of the finest event hosting establishments in London. We have a team of talented and experienced planners on hand who will get as involved with your party planning as you need them to, so you can relax and look forward to the party stress-free.

We still have availability this summer for this ultimate party experience, and our all-inclusive packages are available for parties of all sizes, from 80-800 guests. For more information on our Polynesian Paradise summer parties, or to make a booking, please enquire here.

Five wedding trends Pippa brought back

Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews in May was one of the most talked about high-society events of the year so far. People had been waiting and speculating for months about every aspect of the wedding, from her dress designer to the car she would leave the church in.

When the big day arrived, it was unsurprising that Pippa challenged the modern precedents of wedding traditions with a more classic and timeless wedding masterclass. Needless to say, the decisions she made have already started influencing brides-to-be and inspiring their desires for their own weddings.

If you’d like to know more about the trends scheduled to hit the wedding market for next year’s wedding season, read on.

The dress

Of course, the most important part of a bride’s big day is finding The One. We’re not talking about her fiancé, but instead her wedding dress. Pippa was no exception, dazzling in a stunningly traditional floral lace dress with a high neck and pretty, capped sleeves designed by Giles Deacon.

Many brides, after seeing Pippa’s wedding pictures, have also decided that they’d love to walk down the aisle in style with searches for high neck lace wedding dresses rising by 81% since Pippa’s big day.

There’s no doubt as to why this is – Pippa’s dress paves the way for people to begin embracing the ageless classical styles that will stay in style forever, instead of following the shifting and changing current designs available for brides. Remember, some styles are classic for a reason.

The venue

One of the most talked about aspects of Pippa and James’s wedding was the venue for their reception – a glass marquee in the grounds of the Middleton’s family estate, Bucklebury Manor. Its elegant lines and gorgeous décor made it a venue fit for a princess, or at least the sister of one.

This stunning setting for the evening of her big day was definitely a hit for future brides, with the searches for glass marquees increasing by 10,000%!

While we can’t promise you a glass marquee at The Brewery, our striking venue rooms are just as effusively elegant. Steeped in history and modernised with contemporary style, the rooms are perfect for any size wedding party. They also allow for customisation to tailor your day perfectly, such as light washes that can be selected to perfectly fit your colour scheme.

The flowers

Royal brides are often encouraged to follow the tradition of Queen Victoria’s daughter and have an all-white bouquet with sprigs of myrtle. As the sister of a royal bride, Pippa chose to bring back her own tradition of using pale pink English roses as a bouquet, shifting back towards a preference for simple and organic bouquet choices.

The entertainment

Not all couples can include a Spitfire fly-by or a photo projection on the side of the family mansion as part of their wedding, but that’s no reason to avoid more unusual styles of entertainment for your reception.

 

At The Brewery, we pride ourselves on our sophisticated audio-visual system and expertise, so projection mapping of your treasured couple photos during your big day could become a reality. Speak to us about what you’re imagining and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Following in Pippa’s footsteps and choosing unique and personalised entertainment is a sure-fire way to keep guests remembering your wedding in the weeks and months after the event itself.

If you’re looking for a service and a venue for your special day that caters to the traditional, classic and the timeless so that you can emulate Pippa’s class and sophistication, look no further than The Brewery. Our dedicated wedding website The Proposal will help you start the journey towards creating your special day.

Five ways that a conference can boost your business

If you run a large organisation then gathering together employees for an off-site conference can be a complex activity to organise. From sorting out the arrangements for the event itself – to travel, accommodation and someone else to do the work while people are away – it’s a large undertaking. However, doing so has a great number of benefits. Here are just five of the ways in which a conference can boost your business:

It creates a tribe mentality

Bringing everyone together, particularly everyone who works for the same organisation, creates a unity and a feeling of pushing together towards a shared objective. Gathering employees for a conference which sets out the ways in which your business wants to grow and move forward is a great way to get people enthused. In addition, it’s also a great opportunity for people to meet others within their own organisation – creating friendships and alliances which can only help to boost your business going forward.

It empowers and enhances leadership

The leaders of your organisation can take centre stage at a conference, emphasising the role they hold in the business and making it clear that they are the ones to look to for future direction. Particularly for organisations where leaders are more separate from the main workforce, a conference is a great opportunity for people to put faces to names and to hear directly from their leaders. This, in turn, can really boost morale.

It can bring a sense of renewal

An annual conference is a great marker point for a business, a time to reflect upon what has happened in the previous 12 months and look forward to the year ahead. If times have been tough, a conference can provide something of a fresh start – empowering employees to go back to their daily lives and take forward the lessons they have learnt on the day.

It allows for effective internal communication

Particularly in large organisations, internal communications can be difficult and can frequently lead to mixed messaging to different groups. Gathering everyone together at a conference allows for a consistent message to be shared, directly.

You can reward your staff with a great day out

No matter how much someone might like their job, everyone likes a day away from the office. A conference is a great way of offering something a bit different for your workforce – a day away, but with the focus still upon the business and the future direction.

At The Brewery, we have a wonderful flexible location ideal for any size of conference. We are based in the City of London with great transport links, plenty of accommodation nearby and the wonderful Capital to explore. During your conference we can supply great food including breakfast snacks, a lunchtime buffet and afternoon treats – rewarding staff for the hard work they have been doing.

What’s more, organising a conference at The Brewery is really simple to do. We have a team of conference organisers who can assist you so that you can spend your time ensuring the content of your conference is as great as it can be. To find out more contact us today.

The benefits of holding a staff summer party

While most businesses now traditionally host an organisation-wide get-together at Christmas, holding a summer party is not something that every company does. However, it’s growing in popularity and when you consider the benefits it’s easy to see why.

Here at The Brewery, each year we host summer parties throughout June, July and August where we are joined by businesses or groups of individuals for a night where they can host clients, reward the hard work of their employees and enjoy some time away from the office together. This year our summer party is themed around a Tiki celebration with palm trees, grass skirts and hula dancing to transform our City of London venue into a Polynesian paradise.

 

If you’re not sure whether a summer party is right for your business here are just a few of the benefits:

It’s great for staff bonding

Everyone has a great story to tell from a Christmas party, but with these social events only coming around once a year the bonds and camaraderie that getting together outside of work can fuel peter out as the months roll on. And, let’s face it Christmas is still months away! Bringing your staff to one of our summer parties is great for team bonding.

It can boost staff retention

Nowadays, particularly for the millennial generation, workers are looking for great company benefits. Many businesses are pushing the boat out to provide something different and encourage employee loyalty. Providing an all-expenses paid party is a pat on the back for your employees, recognising the hard work they are doing and rewarding them for it. That recognition won’t be forgotten and long after the tropical shirts have been packed away we are sure the party will still be the talk of the business.

It boosts morale

Busy periods at work are great for the owners as it means more revenue coming in, but for workers the stress and pressure of getting everything done can lead to a drop in morale. In a similar way to the above benefit, holding a summer party for your employees thanks them for the work they are doing, showing them that it is being recognised and acknowledged.

It’s tax deductible!

OK, so while all of the above sounds great – the money to pay for the party has to come from somewhere. The great news is that some of the expenses are tax deductible. In addition, our pricing scheme for the summer parties is clear and unambiguous.

We charge a per person rate either for the main event itself or for the event and the after-party, and for that fee everything is included. This means that as soon as you know how many people will be attending, we’ll be able to tally up the final cost for you. There will be no surprises and no massive bar bills to pick up at the end.

You can promote it across social media

Showing your business out and about and having fun together is great PR for your company and our summer parties are set to be an Instagram picture dream. As you walk into the venue you’ll be greeted by a fun, tropical décor ideal for team photos which can be shared throughout the night. Having happy, smiling employees beaming out from your social pages speaks volumes about what a great employer you are.

So, if you’ve been persuaded by the benefits then get in touch with us today to find out more and book your organisation into our summer party.

Ten ways to make your wedding unique

It’s your wedding and your big day so naturally you want to make it unique to you and your partner. But with so many weddings taking place every day – you can be left feeling like you are just following the crowd and doing the same things as everyone else. So, how do you make it personal and unique?

Here are our top ten tips for making your wedding stand out from the rest:

Theme it!

There are so many different ways in which you can theme your wedding. From something simple like just choosing a matching colour scheme to a more all-out affair of an American or country-style theme, bringing everything together under one theme is becoming more and more popular. You can be as rigid or as flexible as you like with your theme – maybe not only making all the decorations match but tying in the food and the drink as well.

Make it personal

Have photos scattered around your wedding venue showing yourself and your partner throughout your relationship and with family and friends. This emphasises that the day is all about the two of you and the love you share together.

Host your wedding in an amazing location

At The Brewery we pride ourselves on being the ideal place for those looking to host a unique wedding. We have a wide variety of rooms, all of which come with that all-important wow factor to impress your guests. From small intimate spaces to huge areas fit for hundreds of people we have the right place for you. What’s more The Brewery has a wealth of interesting history and royal connections which can all be tied into your day.

Make your guests feel special

While having wedding favours on the table at the wedding breakfast is a long-held tradition, it’s just another area you can make unique. Rather than just the traditional mints, almonds or chocolates – consider something which speaks about who you are as a couple. Guests will also love something personalised to them – for example the drink you know they love or their favourite penny sweets. If you’ve also got guests staying over then consider a morning after bag in their room, full of treats to freshen them up following the party.

Make your own wedding rings

Did you know you and your partner can now create your own wedding rings? Places like the Wedding Ring Workshop here in London allow you to spend the day melting metal and shaping it to create something completely unique.

Have your own cocktail

Why not serve your very own cocktail – named as something which is special to you both – to serve at your wedding. Your guests will enjoy something delicious and you could even hand out the recipe so they can make your special wedding cocktail for years to come.

Modernise the guest book

A guest book where your family and friends can note down their hopes and dreams for you both is a really popular touch, but nowadays the ways in which your guests can leave their messages are becoming ever more unique. How about a video guest book where guests record messages for you – you could set this up by simply sending an iPad around the room and asking people to record their message in that way. Alternatively, how about asking people to sign something like a piece of wood which you could then install into your family dining table – making their good wishes prominent forever more.

Serve your favourite food

Making the day unique to you as a couple means including all the things you like – and that includes the food. Many people believe that a wedding breakfast should be an elegant, fancy affair. This is great if this is the type of food that you enjoy but if not, feel free to choose something different. If your favourite food is fish and chips or a steak dinner, why not go with that? Your guests will enjoy having something a bit different if they know it reflects you.

Choose a cake that suits you

While having a wedding cake is a great tradition to follow – again it doesn’t have to be a sponge cake if that’s not what you’re into. More and more people are choosing something a bit different – such as a cheese cake (made of wheels of cheese) or a pie cake (made up of three or four large savoury pies).

Do what you want

Ultimately, the best way to make your wedding unique is to make it suit your tastes. So, if you are not much of a dancer, then drop the first dance. If you are passionate about bingo then throw in a game before the speeches and if you don’t like sit down dinners, serve a buffet. Uniqueness comes from what you like and at The Brewery we’ll work with you to make it as unique as you dream. Contact us today to find out more.

The sun is shining… it’s time to think about Christmas!

With the hot weather finally starting to break through and thoughts turning to our summer holiday plans it probably seems rather strange for us to be using the ‘C’ word.

However, if you are planning to hold a large Christmas party, you need to be getting organised with what you intend to do right now. June is prime time for bookings to be taken for Christmas parties and here at The Brewery we are no different.

We’ve got one of the best parties in London planned for this year. Here’s a bit more about it and how you can get booked in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas 2017 at The Brewery

This Christmas we invite you to journey with us back to the 1920’s as we travel to Hollywood to pay homage to the iconic silent movies of the time. Stepping into the prohibition era you’ll be dressed to the nines for the world premiere of the newest feature from The Brewery Picture Co. ‘Journey to the Moon’. An award-worthy picture telling the story of Professor Moorgate and his adventures into space, we are delighted to say that the trailer for the film is now available to view.

Imagine a world of glitz and glamour and you’ll just touch upon what you’ll find at The Brewery in December. Our Christmas parties will offer a magical night that you and your guests will remember forever as you dine with the stars of the movie and the film’s director.

 

 

 

 

Making things easy for you

Organising a big Christmas party can be a daunting task, but our range of packages are designed to make things as simple as possible. If you are hosting between 50 – 1000 guests we have packages which offer you exclusive venue hire or if you have between 10 – 100 guests you can enjoy a fantastic shared party, allowing you to meet and mingle as much as you like.

Throughout the party, your guests will be supplied with unlimited amounts of beer, wine and soft drinks as well as a themed cocktail and sparkling wine reception on arrival.

Party-goers will sit down for a three-course dinner, and as the organiser of the event you’ll be invited to come along to our annual tasting event later this year where you will be able to try the menu, sample the wines and see the table layouts so that you be assured you’ll be hosting the best Christmas party possible.

The party also goes on late into the night with a DJ and live band setting the mood as you dance the night away.

 

 

 

 

Getting organised now

Our Christmas parties run throughout December but dates are starting to fill up now. If you would like to know more or wish to book your Christmas 2017 party here at The Brewery, then get in touch to find out more. Call us today on 020 7638 8811 or visit www.journeytothemoon.co.uk.

Our event managers will be able to support you throughout the organisation of your event, so you can be assured of a hassle-free time this Christmas with your Christmas party at The Brewery.

Your wedding gift list must-haves

 

Hear the words ‘wedding gift list’ and you may immediately conjure up images of china plates, cutlery sets and toasters. However, as times are changing, so are the tastes of newlyweds as more couples are requesting more unique (and sometimes more elaborate) gifts.

After your wedding day, when the excitement subsides a little, you can be sure that the giddiness will return when you sit down to unwrap your wedding gifts. At The Brewery we believe that every couple is different, and that your wedding should be truly unique – so why not make sure your gift list is unique too?  Break tradition with a list of gifts you want, rather than what you need-without a toaster in sight!

Jet-setters

If you’re jetting off on your honeymoon straight after your wedding, or simply love to travel, gifts that you can take along with you and use while you’re away are ideal. Increasingly, couples are asking for tech such as action cameras as wedding gifts, which are perfect for capturing every moment of your honeymoon – whether that be snorkelling, skiing or skydiving! Perhaps a little more on the extravagant side, drones are now cropping up on wedding gift lists, enabling you to capture truly breath-taking aerial footage while on your travels.

Foodies

As it’s getting more commonplace for couples to live together before tying the knot, it’s likely that you’ll own most of your kitchen appliances already. Gone are the days when kettles and toasters were gift-list essentials, as more elaborate and unusual household items begin to take their place.

Wedding lists are an ideal opportunity to ask for those gifts that you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself – for example, outdoor pizza ovens are currently one of the most desired gifts for newlyweds, replacing the more traditional baking equipment like hand mixers in the cooking and dining category. While your pizza is cooking, why not pour some wine from your wine cooling cabinet- another must-have on the newlywed gift list!

Fitness enthusiasts

Although many couples are likely to own traditional kitchen appliances, smoothie makers and juicers have been rapidly gaining popularity in recent years. Especially popular with those who enjoy a healthy lifestyle, juicers make for the perfect wedding gift to kick married life off to a healthy start.

Also becoming increasingly popular with active couples is the idea of a ‘home gym’, as gym and fitness equipment such as dumbbells and yoga mats are also being identified as new trends appearing on gift lists.

Tailor make your wedding

All weddings should be different, and at The Brewery we’re dedicated to making your wedding day as unique as you are. Based on your preferences and budget, we will create a bespoke wedding package just for you – personalising everything to your exact taste, from flowers to lighting, décor to DJ. When planning your wedding at The Brewery, our wedding planner and vastly experienced staff will guide you every step of the way and help to make your vision a reality – leaving you to spend more time to write that all important gift list!

If you are interested in a wedding at The Brewery, or would like some more information, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

A wedding fit for a Princess

As we write this, Pippa Middleton will be pulling together the final touches for her wedding to hedge fund manager fiancé James Matthews, which is reportedly set to take place this weekend.

While not strictly a princess herself, Pippa has an undeniable regal connection as sister of Catherine, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge and as such, there is an air of excitement and expectation around the nuptials that makes it a stand-out affair.

Royal affiliations can give any wedding a feeling of prestige, and at The Brewery, we think your big day should be no different. A wedding held in our stunning City of London venue isn’t just steeped in history; you could be following in the footsteps of some of the most esteemed guests ever to grace our halls.

 

Tie the knot in the presence of kings and queens

In its former life our venue was the Whitbread Brewery, which was at one point the largest and most celebrated brewery in the world. Such was its renown, Samuel Whitbread’s brewery was visited in 1787 by the monarchs of the time, King George III and Queen Charlotte, as well as an entourage of lords and ladies in waiting.

To honour this illustrious history, we’ve named two of our function rooms, both of which are available for weddings, after these royal visitors. As one of our largest wedding spaces, The King George III Room is grand and spacious, boasting a barrel vaulted ceiling, beautiful exposed brickwork and historical lanterns. Large enough to host a wedding for up to 300 guests from start to finish, this majestic space is rich in bygone charm yet full of innovative and tastefully-fitted modern features, including an integrated PA system and sound-sensitive LED lighting.

Just next door, The Queen Charlotte Room is decked out in similar stately style. The two rooms can be used together for larger weddings, or The Queen Charlotte is perfect for smaller ceremonies of up to 200 guests. With matching brickwork and a vaulted ceiling that can be light washed in any colour of your choice, this elegant room also comprises a hidden bar nestled behind a mirrored window.
Whatever kind of wedding you’re dreaming of, choosing either of these impressive spaces is sure to give your day a dash of royal sparkle.

 

Add a royal flourish with these wedding ideas

With such an eminent history behind your venue, it seems only right to bring a little majesty into your wedding day in other ways too.

Why not echo royal tradition in your choice of bridal bouquet? Since Queen Victoria’s daughter married her beau in 1858 bearing a floral arrangement containing sprigs of myrtle from her mother’s garden, royal brides have upheld the custom of an all-white bouquet including the pretty evergreen flower. The bouquet of our last royal bride, The Duchess of Cambridge, included myrtle cut from the very same plant that belonged to Queen Victoria, alongside lilies of the valley, hyacinths, ivy and sweet William (rather apt, we think).

And how about making an entrance to your wedding like a royal bride? Unlike many modern weddings which see the page boys, flower girls and bridesmaids enter the ceremony before the bride, royal brides lead a traditional bridal party down the aisle, with bridesmaids in tow.

If this has got you thinking about your own wedding day, take a look at our dedicated wedding website The Proposal to arrange a viewing and to find out more about how we can make you and your spouse to be feel like royalty.

Entertaining at The Brewery over the years

It’s not every venue that can claim to have a history as colourful as The Brewery’s. Our City of London home once housed the prestigious Whitbread brewery, an immense enterprise that produced a dark style of beer known as porter for over 200 years.

Established in 1750 by Samuel Whitbread in what was the derelict King’s Head brewery, our Chiswell Street building was the largest brewery in the world by the 1780s and the setting for the production of over 202,000 barrels of porter in 1796.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such achievements attracted royal acclaim and in 1787 Whitbread’s brewery was visited by King George III, Queen Charlotte, their three daughters as well as several dukes and duchesses, lords and ladies. Whitbread understandably pulled out all the stops to impress his eminent guests and in doing so, created a legacy of entertaining that we continue to aspire to today. In fact, we’ve named two of our stunning event spaces after these regal guests – the King George III room and the Queen Charlotte room.
Here we look back at this and other notable soirees The Brewery has hosted over the years, as well as what our historic venue can offer for your next event.

The royal seal of approval

According to a newspaper report of King George III’s visit to Whitbread’s brewery from the time, the royal couple were given a guided tour of the building and its machinery from Samuel Whitbread himself.
As the report states, the King, Queen and their entourage were then treated to a sumptuous banquet at The Brewery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Their Majesties were led to a cold collation, as magnificent as affluence and arrangement could make it. The whole service was plate. There was every wine in the world. […] As there was no want of anything else, there was no want of appetite.” (Whitbread’s Brewery, University of Glasgow).
Whitbread’s brewery continued to wine and dine the great and the good throughout its history. As the MP Thomas Creevey said in 1823, “I really had a most agreeable dinner at Sam Whitbread’s brewery on Saturday. We sat down 22, I think.” (Whitbread’s Brewery, University of Glasgow).

Star-studded parties

Since those days of royal visits, The Brewery is still welcoming high profile guests to an array of exciting events. Famous faces spotted in our cobbled courtyard in recent years include Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Tom Hardy and Adele.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2013, we hosted the annual AIM awards (Association of Independent Music) with live music from Twin Atlantic and Daughter. More recently our versatile venue hosted the ICE gaming after party for Playtech Software Ltd in collaboration with events company Made Up. In contrast to the royal banquets of our 18th century history, this glittering event boasted custom lighting and laser production, set and video design and amazing aerial performances.

Cutting edge events in a historic setting

So what can The Brewery provide in the way of entertainment at your next event? Whether you want to recreate the opulence of a royal banquet, dazzle your party guests with special effects, create your dream wedding or deliver your best business conference yet, we can help make it happen.
With such a rich variety of event spaces available, each steeped in history and with their own unique charm, The Brewery is ideal for anything from a small meeting or gathering to the celebration of the year.

Our award-winning event design team excel at turning your vision into reality, complete with bespoke menus created by our talented chefs, sparkling audio-visual options, lightning-fast connectivity, imaginative set design and the best live entertainment contacts in the business.

Take a look at our services to discover more about how The Brewery can make your next event unforgettable or contact us today.