Case Study - Themed 30th Birthday Marquee
Themed 30th Birthday.
The daughter of an existing corporate client’s Chief Executive asked our sister company Visions to provide her a weekend of events to celebrate a milestone birthday. We could utilise a self-contained venue they had access to, which provided her guests with accommodation and space for outdoor activities. The lead time was extremely tight, and had to be fitted in to an already busy period for both Visions and Meridian.
Discussing ideas with the client, quickly identified that a marquee which we could transform between a Bavarian Oktoberfest beer hall, a fun experience she wanted to replicate, to a sophisticated formal dining setting for the celebratory meal was a perfect solution rather than using the hall that the site offered. The hall would provide catering space for food preparation and storage, furniture space for the changeover thus allowing the whole marquee to be available for the guests.
Utilising a modest 9m x 15m tent, it was dressed in our blue `night sky’ star light and lining walls reflecting the traditional Bavarian national colours. Guests supplied bunting, banners and balloons to add to the beer hall effect.
On the Friday night 4 rows of trestle tables with bench seating allowed 50 guests to soak up the atmosphere. Visions had found a local `Oompah band’ and with traditional German beer on tap together with pretzels and bratwurst the weekend was off to a flying start.
Saturday saw the guests encouraged to participate in `team building’ style activities which again Visions had sourced a suitable `facilitator’ to lead. During this time the marquee was cleaned, stripped of the bunting etc. and formal round tables and chairs introduced for buffet lunch. Once the guests were back outside, the transformation to a full dining environment was completed, a dance floor laid and stage set up for the DJ to take the party through to the small hours.
Our client was delighted with the whole weekend, Visions and Meridian had exceeded her expectations as guest after guest complimented her on a memorable weekend. The team effort by both companies, pulling in additional family members to `make it happen’ was particularly appreciated as it reflected her own family business commitment.