Big Oil and Gas Industry Evening Dinner and Dance at Banqueting House
15 Feb 2013 | Don Macbeath
On Monday 18th February Party Ingredients will proudly run an event that has it all: venue, formal dinner and late-night dancing. The event is hosted as part of International Petroleum week, an annual forum that brings 2000 key influencers and decision makers to London for a full programme of conferences about future energy directions, technological developments and how investments can help African and Middle Eastern communities of the oil and gas industry.
The venue is Banqueting House, a historical palace through which King Charles I was famously led to his execution on the outside scaffold. Furthermore, Banqueting House survived a fire of 1698 which destroyed Whitehall Palace.
Today, the venue often closes to the public at 1pm to allow access to catering companies such as Party Ingredients for evening functions. Since it’s within easy access of Westminster and Charing Cross tube stations as well as dozen of buses, Banqueting House, with its two remarkable event spaces to utilise, is a sought-after venue space.
This event for 300 guests will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a three course meal that was chosen from PI’s à la carte menu. Every one of the 30 tables will be laden with lavish flowers ordered from Party Ingredients’ specialist florist and will have pin spotting lighting to give a warm, intimate feeling – important at such a large do. After dinner, an all-inclusive bar and dancefloor will be opened to guests to enjoy in the Undercroft, in which the specialist lighting will give it a nightclub feel.
A photo of the Undercroft from the 2012 party at Banqueting House