The sun made an appearance this September for our client’s Summer Festival, a Rio Carnival-inspired party here at The Conservatory. Guests dressed up for the occasion in Hawaiian-themed shirts. One of our Event Managers Melaney pulled off a show-stopper for the client with events company MGN Event, who delivered a fantastic, fun-filled festival.
Guests arrived at 6:00pm to the sounds of a steel band at the prosecco drinks reception. The venue’s theming quickly got guests into the carnival spirit with lots of colours, palm trees, and exotic flowers on display. This was not all though; there was a glorious vintage Pimm’s cart drawing lots of attention – an exciting addition for summer parties. There were freshly prepared glasses of chilled Pimm’s with freshly cut mint. A doughnut and hot dog cart also provided delicious snacks.
There were fairy lights, lanterns and bunting displayed all over the venue, creating that distinct festival vibe in and around the marquee and walled garden. Once the steel band had finished, there was live music and a DJ to follow.
An exciting addition to the entertainment included a variety of fairground games, such as a shooting range where guests could win prizes by shooting down rubber ducks. There was also a Rio-themed photo booth in the dining room for guests to have keepsakes of the memorable event. Further entertainment included stilt walkers who impressed guests with their stylish carnival outfits and deft balance on their extremely high stilts.
Our caterer, Create Food and Party Design, served up a two-course sizzling BBQ package which included hot dishes: steak burgers, chickpea burgers and chicken and bacon skewers. Guests also enjoyed some fresh side salads and delicious desserts, including chocolate truffle cake and Eton mess to finish off the feast
The festival was a great success with lots of watermelon vodka jelly shots being knocked back at the Tiki-style beach bar. Inside, guests enjoyed their drinks under beach umbrellas around the glittering dance floor, and finished the night partying in true Rio style!