Our members got in the Christmas spirit last week at Tobacco Dock for our December Eventprofslive event - by the end of the evening they were full of Christmas cheer! With many of us now having just delivered (and survived) our work Christmas parties we are now turning our attention to securing the all-important 2018 Christmas party date and that is where Tobacco Dock helped our members by showcasing the 2018 Christmas party theme!
Upon arrival with a glass of fizz in hand (a must in the Christmas party season), the group were directed to the main draw of the evening - a giant Christmas present - standing outside this larger than life present everyone was excited and intrigued to see what was inside the box.....drum roll.....the present opened and we all got to walk through and experience the 2018 Christmas theme "Under the Christmas tree" - everything being larger than life with giant presents and Christmas trees. Think a play on Alice in Wonderland when Alice drinks the potion and becomes teeny! Walking around the present we certainly were transported to a fun and magical Christmas land. There were canapés hidden in draws, violinists popping out of presents, beautifully decorated Christmas trees! After tasting the delicious canapés and bowl food, our group washed it all down with strawberry daiquiris - a great idea to add a strawberry daiquiri bar to your event.
The group also got a tour of Tobacco Dock which is a historic grade II building based a 10-minute walk from Shadwell DLR station which takes 4 minutes to reach on the DLR from the heart of the City at Bank station. The venue is extremely flexible with 60 event spaces and has capacity for up to 2000 delegates. The venue has in-house catering, security and production teams which is great as they know the venue inside out. The venue offers plenty of options for standing receptions, conferences and dinners. For those events where you require a pre-reception space, post-drinks space and a dinner space we recommend the Little Gallery and Great Gallery are used together.
Each large event space has its own private entrance, cloakroom and toilet facilities and smoking area. The venue can hold up to 3 events at a time and as mentioned you have exclusive entrances and facilities so you will not feel like you are sharing a venue, the only time this will become apparent is upon exit as all event spaces need to use the same exit for security purposes. The venue are very well rehearsed at handling this situation and work with local taxi firms and London black taxis to ensure everyone gets home as quickly as possible - all helped as they have a handy taxi and coach rank outside the exit.
For more information on the hiring the venue and for details on the 2018 Christmas party packages, please reach out to Amy Peat whom will certainly look after you.
Finally, a big big thank you to Karis Berthier and Lyndsey Taylor for stepping in at the last minute and hosting our members on behalf - we had every event manager's nightmare - we were both too sick to manage our own event! This was a first for us but we knew we were in safe hands and our members would be looked after to usual high standard so thank you Karis and Lyndsey!
One more Eventprofslive event for us for 2017 and then it is a wrap!!!
Michelle Rees is a Events Advisor for a London Law Firm
Kate is a Events Manager for a London Law Firm