This was an opportunity for Team Event to give back to one of our favourite longstanding private clients. To celebrate a milestone birthday we were given a very short brief, and an amazing amount of latitude. Our interpretation of Christmas in July was all but a surprise for the client on the night.
We started by building a custom venue, ‘The Manor’, in a series of marquees in Centennial Park. Floating wooden floors, powder rooms and false ceilings gave a feeling of permanency not often felt in a tent! Guests were greeted by ‘toy soldier’ valets, and then dined at the caviar and champagne bar whilst being serenaded by carollers. Ushered through into the dining room, complete with working log fire, the guests then enjoyed a banquet dinner and formal speeches.
After dinner, the drawing room was revealed. A performance by Wes Carr got guests in the mood to then take to the stage for live band karaoke. Dessert trolleys, ice shot glasses and a free flowing spirits bar capped off the evening, before guests were all given individual Christmas gifts and car transfers home.