A key member of your Executive Team or Board are approaching retirement and you have been tasked to plan a prestigious retirement celebration.
We can help you, and have a multitude of ideas and options for stunning private venues, luxury dinners, suitable entertainment and points of interest.
Here are a few ideas, but do give us a call or email to discuss your specific needs:
A Shakespearean evening at The Globe
This retirement celebration would be perfect for those with an interest in theatre and appreciation of Shakespeare and history.
The Balcony Room at The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London is a very beautiful and elegant space to hold a private three course dinner. The room overlooks the River Thames with views of St Paul’s Cathedral, and has a private balcony for pre-dinner drinks.
On arrival guests would be treated to a private backstage tour of The Globe Theatre and an exhibition on the life of William Shakespeare. During the drinks reception our skilled acting troupe, dressed as the characters from Shakespeare plays, entertainment and mingle amongst the party, and between courses short scenes and vignettes are performed. For a personal touch, we can tailor and weave in special messages and anecdotes into each of the performances.
Dinner and show at the London Planetarium
The Peter Harrison Planetarium, in Greenwich Park, is a very unique venue, with an awe-inspiring backdrop.
At this event, guests would have the added experience of being treated to their own planetarium show.
The Astronomy galleries are perfect for pre-dinner drinks, and the adjoining Planetarium Foyer for the celebration dinner. There is also a large outdoor terrace linked to the Planetarium’s main entertaining space.
Private access to the Crown Jewels at The Tower of London
This evening would give your guests offers a rare experience – an exclusive, private viewing of the greatest working collection of Crown Jewels in the world and priceless power symbols of British monarchy at The Tower of London. This would be a very special start to the event. The private tour would take place after the Tower has closed to the public, and followed by a luxury dinner at the nearby Four Season’s Hotel or La Pont De la Tour restaurant, opposite the Tower.
Other stunning venues to think about
The real wow factor! Kew Palace is a 300 year old Royal Palace, and private functions here are incredibly rare, so to have your event here would indeed be a one of a kind event!
A seated dinner at Kew Palace is for up to 30 people.
Monkey Island is a picturesque island in the River Thames in the historic village of Bray, Berkshire. This is both a secluded and picturesque option. The island has a rich history, centuries old, and has been the haunt of monarchs, aristocrats and artists, along with writers, famous performers and Berkshire locals.
It is considered to now be home to one of the finest hotels in Bray.
Monkey Island Estate is accessed only by footbridge (boat or helicopter is also possible!) and surrounded by elegant gardens.
The Dorchester – Penthouse and Pavilion
This option would offer you two beautifully ornate rooms for your drinks reception and the dinner, plus a wonderful roof garden with views across London, in one of London’s most iconic hotels.
Numbers are usually 34 max for dinner.
We hope that these ideas and the information helps. There are so many options possible and these ideas represent just a selection of the many events we have organised for our clients. We will always work in partnership with you to find the right event for your specific need, business and guests.
Call or email us today and let’s begin working on an event that your business will be proud of and that will truly delight guests.