A number of meeting and event buyers from companies including Burberry, PWC, Accenture, Vodafone, Apple and Talk Talk were among the 107 guests who enjoyed canapés and drinks produced by Ampersand Events. The summer theme saw guests being treated to mozzarella & basil panna cotta, butternut squash gnocchi and Cornish crab salad, while the bar offered a delicious range of elderflower infused gin cocktails.
Guests started the evening with a private viewing of the Crown Jewels followed by a reception in the New Armouries event spaces.
Sternberg Clarke provided musical entertainment from The Wandering Hands, a fun and exciting acoustic trio. Flowers were provided by Pinstripe & Peonies, and lighting and production from HRP Event Solutions.
Edward Poland, Co-Founder, Hire Space said: “The Tower of London is one of our most imposing venues and one of the country’s most iconic structures. It is wonderful that for corporate and private events, guests can have a closer look at the building’s innovative Norman military architecture and Crown Jewels.”
Milan Thakrar, Business Development Manager, Functions & Events, at Historic Royal Palaces said: “We were delighted to open our gates to event professionals within the city who are influential in booking event spaces for meetings and events. The event has been a true success; we wanted to offer clients a unique experience with the tour of the Crown Jewels but also educate clients on the various daytime meeting and conferencing facilities available at the Tower of London.”
Hire Space started as a way to drive revenue in schools and other public sector spaces, and is now used by leading businesses and the public to find unusual venues for events, product launches, conferencing and promotional activities.
The Tower of London is one of the six palaces cared for by charity Historic Royal Palaces. The independent charity also looks after Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.