Black Tie Dinner – transforming an office into a stunning venue

With such a huge range of venues available these days it can be hard to know where to book. What happens when you have the perfect location but the venue is dull and uninspiring? You call Effective Event Solutions of course!

Our team have transformed venues all over the world (have you seen the event we produced on Alcatraz island?), so our creative managers took no time in getting to work on an open-plan office in Oxfordshire … check out the before and after photos on our facebook page to see the metamorphosis!

Transforming an office into a black tie dinner venue:

The Welcome Reception

With guests arriving at dusk we brought the building facade to life with giant illuminated tulips (other flowers available), traditional candle lanterns and some simple uplighters.

The guests were welcomed into the lounge area for champagne and canapés, chic styled furniture and our mirrored bar provided a relaxed atmosphere with just the woodland themed canapé trays (see the photos on our facebook page) hinting at what was to come.

The central part of the office was screened off with classic white draping and strategicaly placed uplighters to give the illusion of a hallway between the lounge and the dining hall. The hall itself was ‘closed’ upon arrival so guests had no idea what was behind the drapes …

The Dining Hall

Our woodland theme idea (the venue is surrounded by lush green lawns and towering trees) came to life when we draped the walls and ceiling, wrapped the pillars with faux trees and ‘grew’ branches across the ceiling with all sorts of stunningly coloured ‘wildlife’ climbing through.

With gasps of ‘Oh wow’ and ‘Amazing’ the guests entered through the room and were seated around candlelit wild moss table centres for a sumptuous three course dinner.

The Food: We designed a menu with a twist on classic British dishes, featuring smoked salmon, beef two ways and eton mess with mint powder for an extra dimension.

The After Party

The woodland themed room wasn’t the only surprise we had in store for the guests, after dinner they were invited through to the psychedelic night club to continue the party long into the night!

The Effective Event Solutions team pay attention to every little detail right down to the last tiny butterfly (see them in the tree canopy photos on our facebook page) so if you’re looking at transforming an office into a stunning venue then drop us a line for a FREE no obligation chat!

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