Why you shouldn't shy away from hosting an outdoor winter event

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Who doesn't enjoy a night under the stars? Heat up your next winter event by embracing the great outdoors and encapsulating every sense with the wonder of this season. That means working with chefs on creative catering options, creating cosy settings for your guests to relax in and having fun with season-inspired themes.

LIGHT THE WAY TO YOUR EVENT

We’re talking candles, lanterns in trees and fairy lights throughout. There’s nothing that warms an atmosphere up like ambient lighting and yellow-tones work a treat. Grouped candles of varying heights make beautiful table settings or have a ‘wow’ lighting moment by erecting an outdoor bonfire on the Marina Lawn or Lagoon Beach.

DON’T LET YOUR GUESTS FREEZE

Of course, outdoor heaters are a necessity, but what else can you provide your guests? Luxurious faux fur rugs upon arrival will envelope your guests in ultimate comfort as guests drape them over their laps while indulging in your chic sit-down dinner. Have a basket at the entrance of your event with a cheeky sign saying something to the effect of ‘We’ve got you covered’ or ‘Snuggle up’.

A THEME YOU CAN EMBRACE

For an intimate winter event one of our all-time favourite styles – rustic chic – is not season bound. An open-air marquee can be transformed into a winter-woodland theme with heavy oak tables, a mix of greenery and burgundy blooms, and fresh-cut grass beneath your guests’ feet.

Do you have a large conference event and want to blow your delegates away with your creativity? Recreate the German markets with food stalls strung along our one-acre Lagoon Beach teamed with AV-led snowflakes projected onto Lagoon waters and mulled wine on tap.

SPEAKING OF FOOD STALLS

Let’s delve into this food stall concept further. Transform your event with interactive marshmallow roasting stations, hot chocolates infused with warming Baileys or open-fire BBQs inspired by The Fireplace’s menus. The options are endless – we just wanted to give you a taste!

FINISH THE NIGHT WITH A BANG

Plan an unforgettable firework show to end the evening, it’s one of the huge advantages of an outdoor venue and will have your guests leaving your winter event on a high note. Take it further by incorporating your brand colours into the firework display for that ‘wow’ moment at the end of a week-long conference – think of the social engagement you’ll get!

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June 8, 2018