One of our favourite venues to work at in London on a summer night has to be Kensington Roof Gardens. One and a half acres of themed gardens, situated on the 6th floor some one hundred feet above Kensington High Street, the venue is one of London’s most glamorous destinations. Creating a summer party at this venue is always a highlight of our year.
As guests began to arrive, staff were positioned and hostesses prepared to smile and greet. We’d been on site since 4.30am installing the styling and build, rehearsing the acts and overseeing the catering so once the evening began all that was left to do was oversee, trouble shoot and ensure the party was the best there had ever been! Once guests were happy with drinks in hand, the next task was to ensure all were fed from the internationally inspired food stations. As dusk drew closer, the excitement mounted for the reveal of the inside dancefloor that guests had yet to see. We ensured the band were in position, and then encouraged guests to enter the dancefloor area, ready to let loose on the impressive mirrored dancefloor.
With everone having a rip-roaringly good time, there were a few details to remember to ensure the night was executed perfectly. At the last song from the band, confetti cannons were ignited as a grand finale and the DJ took over to ensure guests continued to dance the night away. 250 crack baby shots followed shortly signalling the night was nearly over for guests…. but or course the work of an event manager carries on with the de rig of the event. A long day but a truly great day!
Want the insider track? Here are some snappy stats about what was involved in putting together our summer party at Kensington Roof Gardens:
- 36 members of staff, with 26 of production to set up, and de rig.
- 25 gold mirrored dance floor tiles
- 125 metres of white carpet to transform the space
- 16 coloured oil drums
- 21 faux fur cushions
- 1,000,000 grain of rice – just kidding, but there was a lot of sushi!
- 3 beautiful hostesses
- 1 camera man, 1 photographer and 4 Flamingos, called Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks.
- Over 100 species of trees
- 400 tea lights
- 2 Confetti Cannons
- 250 Crack Baby Shots
- 1 Ice cream bike
- 1 Lift to get it all in and out in 24 hours!