The tower of London opens its doors to the exclusive new Banqueting suite available to hire for events.
Part of the collection of historic royal palaces the Tower of London stands out as one of the most recognisable London Landmarks. But there is so much to the Tower than meets the eye, especially when hosting an event in one of its fantastic spaces.
Starting at the gate, guests were greeted by one of the infamous Yeomen Warders. To commence a private tour around the tower leading up to the Crown jewels.
A drinks reception at The White Tower
Guests were greeted at the new armouries with gin cocktails and the most creative canapes.
An ambient setting with subtle up lights. The room was decorated with the NEW Twilight Trees surrounded by ferns, candles and logs, creating a rustic, yet soft setting, which really complimented the exposed brick, suitable for a building dating back to the Norman invasion.
At the centre of this ancient fortress and world heritage site, is its oldest and most recognisable building – the White Tower. The King’s Great Hall on the first floor is a truly special space for dinners and receptions, and a magnificent experience at night.
The White Tower Facts
Capacity for up to 250 guests for a reception, Capacity for up to 80 guests for a dinner, Available evenings only
The New Armouries
Following the drinks reception guests were led to the New Armouries. The New armouries, vastly decorated with the most beautiful floral arrangements of white and blush flowers, surrounded by foliage. The square wooden tables adorned with small terracotta plant pots adding to the rustic feel.
This versatile and accessible space is suited for any large reception or dinner. Offering easy access to the Tower’s inspiring and ancient surroundings, it is a unique and inspiring backdrop for private events and corporate away-days and can be used in conjunction with other venues around the Tower to offer guests a memorable experience.
The New Armouries Facts
Capacity for up to 300 guests for a reception, Capacity for up to 240 guests for a dinner, Capacity for up to 150 guests for a lunch
Sous-vide hand-dived scallops marinated in kaffir lime leaf, apple tartare, leche de tigre finished with yuzu caviar.
Spring cannon of lamb, courgette and basil puree, pommes anna, goats curd and light lamb jus.
Dessert and coffee to follow on the terrace.
WowGrass, created a grass terrace indoors, intended for guests to enjoy after dinner drinks and desserts.
We installed 100m2 of WowGrass at the back of the room and then furniture from Great Hire and the Twilight Trees were added. The finishing touches were created by Lavender Green flowers. The terrace was then hidden behind a white curtain ready the big reveal.
After the fabulous dinner by Food Show Ltd, the speeches were made and the grand unveiling of the terrace commenced. The white curtain was drawn back to reveal the WowGrass terrace. All the guests were surprised and impressed with the installation as it really did provide the WOW Factor and something different to your average event.
Food Show had really gone to town with the desserts. There were glass bauble with desserts inside hanging from trees. Terracotta plant pots filled with cake pops, Mango Mousse flavoured egg and soldiers, filled in brightly coloured egg shells. Deconstructed carrot cake in toothpaste tubes and so many other amazing sweets to try.
Suppliers to Note
Lavender Green Flowers
Royal Historical Palaces.
Photo Cred: Noah@twobytwo.
Charlotte @ The Tower said “With the help of WOW Grass we were able to totally transform our venue into an outside terrace for our recent Spring Showcase. The real grass looked incredible and completely wowed the guests from the moment they saw it. The team at WOW Grass were incredibly helpful and professional from the initial conception, to the event coming together on the evening itself. We will definitely be recommending WOW Grass to future clients who are looking to bring some fun and life to their events.”
We would like to thank the Tower of London and their fantastic team for been such a fabulous host and for creating such a beautiful event.
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