Debbie was looking for a London venue with history and character to give her guests a party they’d never forget!
Name: Debbie Allen
Looking for: 60th Birthday Party
Venue: Victorian Bath House
Date: August 2019
Objective: “I told Regina that my objective for the party was to have my guests still talking about it for years!”
The venue: “I’d wanted a London venue with unique history and character, big enough to accommodate approximately 130 friends and family, yet with an intimate feel. The Victorian Bath House certainly ticked all those boxes – and what made it all the more special was that hardly any of my guests had ever heard of it, let alone been inside!”
We sorted out the DJ, DJ Snap, and a stage and AV from our production partner, Production plus. Debbie arranged the Comedian and the Drag Artist herself. We also recommended the photo booth company that she ended up using.
“Planning the party was made much easier by working closely with Regina from the Camm & Hooper planning team. I enjoyed working closely with her not just on usual food, drink, logistics but on how I wanted the party to feel. I knew I was pushing the boundaries on venue capacity and my wish to accommodate entertainers – but Regina really went the extra mile in enabling it all to come together, making recommendations where necessary and remaining positive and enthusiastic throughout!
Whenever we met or spoke by phone to discuss the plans, Regina followed up by email with precise notes and agreed actions/deadlines, which enabled me to relax and know that everything was being well taken care of.”
On the night: “There were many details on the night which made the excellence of the events team at Victorian Bath House stand out. When the weather made welcome drinks on the terrace impossible, the team quickly swung into action with Plan B and accommodated everyone inside without any fuss. Communications between planning, operations and the kitchen were faultless meaning food and drink requirements were clear and timely on the night, so I could simply enjoy the occasion without worrying. Mitchell (Victorian Bath House Events Team) always made sure I had a cocktail in my hand, even when I was too distracted to get to the bar!”
The food & drink:
Debbie had a champagne reception and 3hrs of beer, wine, soft and spirit as part of her package, along with some of our signature cocktails in Kilners.
For the food, she had canapés and small dishes, and we provided the Birthday cake made of cheese. This was special request and Debbie showed us a picture that had flowers on it for the decoration, and we made it happen for her.
“The chefs were so accommodating and created an amazing cheese ‘cake’ that was a real wow for everyone – how it had been decorated, how it was served, and of course, how it tasted!”
The verdict: “My friends and family had expected me to have a big party because I’d held my 50th at Wilton’s Music Hall in Wapping which they’d loved. However, it set a high bar for my 60th – which I can definitely say was more than met by the brilliant venue and the brilliant team. I already know the objective I set, for this night to be remembered for years to come by my guests, has been well and truly met!”