Inspired by Vanity Fair’s pleasure gardens, Fizz swung into action to create its very own corner of guilty pleasure in an atmospheric Clerkenwell church.
The aim – To create an indoor magical garden filled with pleasurable experiences.
The purpose – To delight London’s legal elite at a networking evening that also supported a nominated charity.
Did you know that public pleasure gardens were one of the principal entertainments of London in the 18th and 19th centuries? Offering a dazzling backdrop in which to see and be seen by members of London high society, they served as venues for al fresco eating, and an array of exhilarating entertainments. The Vauxhall Pleasure Garden was recently featured in the first episode of ITV’s Vanity Fair, bringing to life the vibrancy of this outdoor stage of social engagement and pleasure.
Fizz Event Management
Fizz provided end to end event management to recreate the delights of the pleasure gardens. This included a full design concept, and coordination of theatrical props, floristry and production to implement the visionary design. The project included a bespoke program of interactive entertainment, Best of British menus and full bar.
‘ The Fizz team loves projects that combine creativity with a practical purpose. When executed well these events deliver powerful memorable experiences that are an excellent way to nurture relationships with clients’
Fizz MD, Heather Gilbert
- Design Concepts were provided on scaled plans with visual examples and mood board
- Fully co-ordinated implementation using ‘ tried and tested’ suppliers
- Interactive entertainment selected suit to client’s guest profile . These included an Artisan Gin tasting and a presentation of Europes finest cheeses by London’s top Cheeseman!
- A World class pianist provided a harmonious blend of jazz and classical on a beautiful Grand piano
- The Indoor pleasure setting lead seamlessly into an outdoor cloistered garden that was decorated with festoon lights and striking uplighters. Cosy blankets on benches provided extra warmth as the evening got cooler.
- Traditional flowers displays in ivory and warm pink tones merged with moss and candles adding stylish charm to seating and bar area.
- Gorgeous Vintage cupcakes were themed to reflect the flowers around the room. Guest remarked that these tasted as good as they looked and some were even taken home!
Fabulous food and drink!
Guests were welcomed with Pimms topped with champagne to toast the last vestiges of summer and then enjoyed artisan gins, softs and fine wines. To reflect the very British garden theme, Fizz created a very British menu from its popular classic menu range. Fizz chefs provided bite size canapes that included Inverawe salmon, lime & keta crostinis, sundried tomato mousse & pesto tartlets, and mini fish & chips cones with mushy peas served on flower filled trays, slates and smoked glass platters.