Guests were handed a passport on arrival guiding them through an engaging tour of event spaces in the Grade II listed venue. A feature of the journey included the venue's outdoor spaces - the Courtyard and the secret garden. Before embarking on the journey, guests prepared their smartphones for the #SummerofSenses Twitter pic competition to win a Christmas party venue for their office.
Guests were led into the Prince's Room annexe for an invigorating shot of fresh melon and ginger before being introduced to the wedding and dinner setting fit for royals. Next stop was the Council Chamber which offered an interactive 'try and test' voting session providing a first look at the venue's soon to be launched new website as the subject.
The Great Hall was dressed as a winter wonderland complete with LED dance floor supplied by Freelove Entertainment and dressed exquisitely by The Essential Event Group, using ranges from 2 of their companies, Essential Couture & Essential Wedding Hire.
Added entertainment by Sternberg Clarke flowed throughout the evening including a living flamingo statue in the secret garden, ipad caricaturist and passport photo booth in the Snow Room which people could add to their BMA House passport and take home with them.
Wine connoisseurs were put to the test. Not only did guests have to tantalise their taste buds to guess the grape, they also had to determine the country of origin and the price.
Laytons provided the wine tasting session. Caterer, Baxter Storey, showcased their talents in the grand Courtyard with their new Hound Dog offering, a large scrumptious paella station and a sweet dessert cart. Invitees finalised the excursion around the fountain to the rhythmic tunes of Buffalo Tale.
Guests were encouraged to participate and tweet fun photos throughout and a live twitter feed was provided on a 55" LED screen. AV and production were supplied by SLA.