Last week, the innov8 team and I were in London assisting with the Building Societies Association annual conference. Their gala dinner is always a sell out and part of the reason, I believe, is due to the awesome and iconic venues they are held in.
This year the gala dinner took place at the Museum of London, which is a few minutes’ walk from Barbican tube station. On arrival, the entrance is one floor up using external stairs from the street but it is a grand entrance when you arrive. The red carpet was laid out and the prosecco drinks reception was held in the main entrance auditorium. They had installed a central bar which looked impressive for when the guests arrive.
Once everyone had arrived, the master of ceremonies led the guests through the winding museum exhibits as they made their way to the main hall. They walked past galleries showing London’s history from 450,000 BC right up to the present day as they get closer to the main event space in the Sackler Hall.
The Sackler Hall where the dinner was held, certainly had a wow factor as guests entered from different entrances.
The room has a built in digital ellipse and plasma screen which is great for branding or presentations and really brings the hall to life. After the 3 course meal was finished, the guests were then free to wander around the galleries at their leisure, which is a great addition to the night.
The venue had so much character and it was brilliant that there were opportunities for guests to enjoy the museum throughout the evening, and this really added to the overall guest experience.