Kent House Knightsbridge was the toast of the town this week when Evolve Events invited leading event professionals to their Secret Salon. Evolve brought together some of the industry’s most creative suppliers to create a memorable night.
Guest’s expectations were raised early as we sent out edible invitations created by Maid Of Gingerbread with a request to step back in time and spend the evening at a Secret Salon celebrating the history of Kent House Knightsbridge, a Victorian Townhouse famed for its soirees of the late 1930s hosted. The venue lends itself to the feel of an opulent house party of a bygone era and to help set the scene sequinned 1930s style singers from Kru Talent welcomed everyone into the venue where Jimmy Garcia Catering served decadent cocktails as guests received a vintage make over before having their new look captured in a retro photobooth provided by London Lightbox.
Later on guests were escorted up the red carpeted staircase, dressed with a stunning floral peacock sculpture by Ricky Paul who also filled the whole house with beautiful vintage themed floral arrangements. At the top of the stairs the secret salon was revealed with tables dressed for an intimate soiree. Guests were entertained by musicians and swing dancers alongside world renowned magician David Redfearn who drew gasps of amazement with his magical performance.
We were delighted to announce that we have just appointed the King of Pop-Ups, Jimmy Garcia, as an appointed supplier to Kent House Knightsbridge. Jimmy is bringing his trademark creativity to the events industry and delighted our guests by serving a menu of gastronomic debauchery: canapes including gin cured salmon, champagne jelly, avocado cream & spinach cup; a main course was revealed at the table as each plate was served with individual cloches to reveal Millionaire Beef; and at the end of the meal waitresses circulated offering a variety of whiskey and port from their gold trolleys to accompany a dessert of edible chocolate cigars with gold leaf and a puff of candy floss smoke.
Later on guests were able to retire at the bar through a hidden entrance which featured elements for the Christmas Party Like The Royals package, including a glamorous bespoke bar with gold and red regal features. Event professionals mingled over delicious espresso martinis and indulged their sweet tooth with an assortment of cakes at the Indulgence Bar by GC Couture whilst Drunken Dairy usherettes roamed providing ice-creams with an alcoholic twist.
Evolve Events had a wonderful time showcasing both the venue and some of the industry’s most creative talents at our Secret Salon showcase at Kent House Knightsbridge. We would like to thank them all for their time, generosity and imagination – it truly was a night to remember.
Kent House Knightsbridge is a beautiful Victorian townhouse located in the heart of Knightsbridge and is available for exclusive hire. We are proud that Evolve have worked as the event management team at the venue since it launched.
The house offers light and neutral space within a grand setting allowing for enormous flexibility in use. It has proved to be exceptionally popular for weddings, conferences, product launches, corporate events and Christmas parties.
As the in-house event teams we’ll work closely with you on the styling, catering, flowers and entertainment to create a unique, stylish and successful event.
For more information about our current packages at Kent House Knightsbridge, including Fabulously British for Summer and Party Like The Royals at Christmas, please visit the website or contact our team on 020 7610 2808.