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16 April 2014

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The Ivory Vaults launches new theme nights

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Knights, check. Wenches, check. Fire-breathing dragons? Apparently so, according to The Ivory Vaults. The Grade II-listed venue is holding ‘Thrones Night’-themed medieval banquets, to be held on three consecutive Thursdays in April. The three-hour immersive productions include a four-course banquet, with groups of up to 50 guests separated into nine vaults. There’ll be fights, dancing and plenty of merriment. You can even hire out costumes if you want to go the whole hog. Prices start at £80pp.

WHAT'S NEW: LONDON VENUES

  • Sake No Hana - Venues & Events NewsSecret garden in Mayfair until 17 May

    To mark the advent of spring the St James’ Street bar has launched ‘Sakura at Sake No Hana’. Draped top-to-bottom in pink cherry blossom, groups can enjoy a range of limited edition sake cocktails, bento boxes and desserts.

  • Royal College of Physicians - Venues & Events NewsSummer picnic offer at RCP

    To mark the half-centenary of its Regent's Park home, the Royal College of Physicians is giving delegates the chance to enjoy a picnic in its private gardens. The deal runs from 14 July-31 August and costs £50pp +VAT.

  • BMA House xmas 2011 - Courtyard - Venues & Events NewsHalf price hire at BMA House

    The Grade II-listed venue is offering 50% off room hire fees for all new bookings taking place in April. To enquire about availability or to make a booking, call the venue on 020 7874 7020.

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WHAT'S NEW: UK VENUES

  • weston park South Side - Connect - Venues & Events NewsPrivate hire at Staffordshire country house

    Weston Park can now be hired exclusively when booking for a minimum of 15 delegates. Lunch, dinner and overnight accommodation are included, along with a cookery demo and tours of the grounds, all for £235pp.

  • Down Hall - Venues & Events NewsDown Hall Hotel gets a makeover

    The four-star country house hotel has invested £1.5m in the refurbishment of its 71 bedrooms and kitchen, and the installation of a brand new gym for its guests. All work is due for completion by the start of February.

  • Ascot Racecourse 2013 - Venues & Events NewsDelegate deals at Ascot Racecourse

    Book a meeting at the famous racing venue before the end of March, and you’ll get 10% off day delegate rate packages. The offer also includes a complementary syndicate room for bookings of at least 40 guests.

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Interview: V&E meets Michael Eavis

The V&E team met Glastonbury festival's legendary founder for a site tour and a chat. We talked about what changes the team made in the run-up to this summer's event and why it remains the hottest ticket in the UK festival calendar.

Hampers

Luxury picnic hampers - Venues & Events News

The pick of heavenly hampers - for Christmas and beyond

Catering

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From intimate dinners to 1,000-cover banquets

Food Delivery

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Desk-side dining, from sushi to sandwiches

WHAT'S NEW: HOSPITALITY

  • Smart Hospitality - Venues & Events NewsSmart Group's new hospitality brand

    The event company has launched Smart Experiences, a new hospitality brand providing packages at some of the UK’s biggest sporting events. The first packages will be launched at Royal Ascot in June this year.

  • Lord's - Venues & Events NewsLord’s launches bicentennial celebrations

    To kick start the cricket ground's 200th anniversary, Lord’s has announced that a 350-capacity marquee – located on the ground’s outfield – will be available for exclusive hire this October.

  • Gleneagles Hotel - Venues & Events NewsHospitality at the Ryder Cup 2014

    With Europe defending its trophy this autumn, Gleneagles is the chosen venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The biennial event will take place from 23-28 September and offers plenty of options for bookers.

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Interview: Tom Kerridge at Ascot

The V&E team dug out its finery and headed west for day two of Royal Ascot. There to meet us was Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, who told us about cooking for people in hats and whether we’re likely to see him catering at other big events in the future.

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New hotels opening in Switzerland

Hotel Intercontinental Davos - Venues & Events News

Bookers looking to entertain clients this winter should consider Switzerland. A host of four and five-star hotels are opening across the country in December, including the Hotel InterContinental, Davos, the Chedi Andermatt and the W Hotel, Verbier, all of which are located in and around the Swiss Alps.