Two amazing venues in one night. We have done it a few times before and it works so wonderfully well. Our lovely members get to see two amazing venues and Spencer House and The Stafford Hotel are now up there as firm favourites. Before I start filling you in on the night I can honestly say that from this site visit alone, we put in two event inquires the next day for Spencer House… That’s how impressive it was.
Our event was on Tuesday, 28th of February – not unusually, it was raining and with only one person unable to join us due to that terrible flu going around we had a group of 12 which included 5 new members!
Starting at Spencer House, we had a few glasses of English sparkling wine before seeing all the spaces. If you haven’t been to see Spencer House you are truly missing out. This week I heard a murmur of rising interest towards “virtual” fam trips and site visits! Well not for this event manager, how can you experience a venue/hotel without actually immersing yourself in the venue. You can’t “virtually” taste food or experience the service can you? I think that is one of the reasons why #eventprofslive is attracting so much interest!
Spencer House was built between 1756 – 1766 for John, first Earl Spencer an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997) and it is London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century town house. The house is available for private hire Monday to Saturday, accommodating up to 146 for lunch or dinner and 450 for receptions. Catering is in-house and with their own non-agency wait staff I would be pretty confident that any event here would be perfect. Their staff know the venue are, I imagine pretty proud to work in such a stunning venue. You can read all about the amazing events you can hold at Spencer House here.
After Spencer House, we made the short walk to The Stafford Hotel. Now, this hotel is FABULOUS. On arrival we had a tour of the hotel’s meeting and events spaces which would work ever so well for a board meeting or small private dinner. The bedrooms in the hotel are also something special but for me, its all about the wine cellar.
The cellar was built in the 17th century and used as an air-raid shelter in World War II. The cellars are home to some 8,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines and we all know my affection towards wine hence for me, this was like heaven. The wine cellar can be used for private dining and wine tastings and can be made as formal or informal as you like – it really does have that “wow factor” us event managers strive so hard to find.
I really enjoyed this event, we have had so many amazing emails full of wonderful feedback for both the venues and our group and we can’t wait to see everyone at our March event on Monday. If you want to know more about Eventprofslive – you can email Kate and I here.