Wesleyan Assurance Society were celebrating their 175th Company Anniversary and approached Fizz to provide a full event management service and catering at a unique Venue. Fizz proposed hosting a progressive event with 2 venues in Greenwich, London’s only Planetarium and the Royal Observatory. Guests arrived from all around the Country into Greenwich stations where Fizzorganised coaches to transport guests to the venue. Reception drinks and canapes were served in the galleries where interactive exhibits told the story of the stars and planets.

Before dinner was served guests were invited into the Planetarium’s theatre where a customised show of the night sky 175 years previously was projected onto the dome. An astrologer charted a star that began its journey in the same year as the company began that truly added an inspirational note to the occasion. A delicious seasonal menu was served and Directors spoke about the company milestones before the final stage of the evening were guests were invited to enjoy dessert canapes and liqueurs in the fascinating Royal Observatory located next door to the Planetarium. As guests crossed the Meridian line to the Observatory the night view across to Canary Wharf provided a magnificent view made especially dramatic by the laser beam emanating from the venue marking the Meridian line, the starting point of time.

Curators at the Royal Observatory offered insights into the extraordinarily exhibits as guests were offered sweet treats and cheese in the final stage of the evening. Coaches returned guests to central London and hotels as the evening came to an end.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

The Brief

Wesleyan Assurance Society is a financial services company that provides advice and products to select professional groups that include doctors, lawyers and dentists. They wanted to celebrate the Company’s 175th Anniversary with VIP clients and the evening and venue needed to both mark past successes and pro- vide an inspirational view of the future. The event needed to include conveniently located hotels and meeting rooms for pre and post event seminars and transport options to facilitate access to and from venues and hotels.

The Fizz Solution

When considering locations for Wesleyan Fizz sought venues to meet the client’s brief of being able to both step back into the past and inspire a view into the future’. The combination of venues that showcased space and time were a perfect fit. At the Planetarium the ability to create a tailor-made night sky show that rolled back the years to the year that the company began provided a real WOW factor that were the perfect introduction to the Directors speeches about company achievements that came later. The additional attractions of a progressive evening where guests were hosted at 2 historic venues created an extra draw improving attendance figures a key objective of any corporate event. This kind of event is particularly effective at Royal Maritime Greenwich where 5 outstanding venues are located with easy reach and where venue hire rates can be combined with Fizz catering to offer fantastic value and a completely bespoke event.

Guests for the event were based all over the country and so good transport connections and hotels convenient to the venue were essential. Fizz ensured that these were organised and managed with clockwork efficiency that ensured guests had a smooth experience. Hotels were also selected with excellent meeting room facilities to accommodate seminars and meetings that were held before and after the event.

The menu for the event was presented at a bespoke tasting as with all Fizz events where Fizz MD Heather and Head Chef Josef discussed what might best suit their guests and the occasion. For this event where 2 venues were being used Fizz suggested that dessert canapés were served to offer guests additional networking opportunities at the end of the evening as well as additional time to view the exhibits at the venue. exquisite details like individually iced Anniversary biscuits to accompany coffee were a good talking point and many guests took them home to remember the evening.

Conclusion

Combining venues is a brilliant way to create an stand out event. If clients are arriving internationally or from all around the Country, Royal Maritime Greenwich offers 5 historic venues that can be imaginatively combined with hotels and riverboats for an extraordinary guest experience. For special occasions like Company launches or Anniversaries these venues make a statement about both the passage of time and an aspirational gaze to the future, a message that can perfectly underpins corporate celebrations.

Feedback

Thank you for everything you did to make the Anniversary such a success, the feedback was fantastic!!!

Look forward to catching up with you soon and definitely working with you in 2017!!!!