EventWell announces support of Eventologists in new corporate partnership

EventWell announces support of Eventologists in new corporate partnership

Eventologists is very pleased to announce that we will be supporting EventWell, the event industry’s community and charitable social enterprise – in an exciting new corporate partnership.

This new partnership will support the community and charitable projects that EventWell will be offering over the next 12 months including the 2021 event wellbeing day and week educational campaigns, the EventWell Illuminate event management student education programme, and plans for a much needed and dedicated industry support and helpline for creative, event, hospitality and travel professionals.

You can read more about our partnership in the press release on the EventWell website.

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Inspiring Ideas to Make a Splash at your Next Event with our Underwater Theme

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Inspiring Ideas to Make a Splash at your Next Event with our Underwater Theme

Looking to create your own magical underwater Atlantis at your next event?  Or maybe wanting to swap the summer heat for the cool depths of the ocean blue.  Whatever the weather or season, let Eventologists show you a sample of our inspiring tips to make sure you’re not just paddling in the shallows but having a swimming time in the deep blue.

Picture your guests entering though a sea themed entrance as they’re surrounded by the sights and sounds of the sea with underwater props.  Imagine splashes of blue wall draping, twinkly twig table centres, coral table centres and mysterious coral cave entrances. Our stunning jellyfish ceiling canopy of shimmering sea-life really captures the essence of the sea.

Your guests will feel fully immersed as we transport them to an underwater world of sea themed entertainment where mermaids exist and underwater explorers discover.  With Eventologists, you get an amazing variety of underwater music, dance and fun! With our live sea theme performers at your disposal, you can be sure that your sub-aquatic soiree will go swimmingly.

Your Underwater event theme décor could include:

Your Underwater themed entertainment may include:

Call our Event Stylists to help you create your awesome Underwater Themed Event – 01162436986.

Celebrate Festival Season with our Top Tips to Create a Sizzling Themed Event

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Celebrate Festival Season with our Top Tips to Create a Sizzling Themed Event

In need of an escape from work woes? Why not let Eventologists create your very own festival themed event getaway filled with colour, sunshine and all-round good vibes.

Festival Themed Events are a great way of celebrating the summer with awesome music, food and entertainment. With this themed event, can can ,transform any indoor or outdoor space into your own mini-festival, so there’ll be no need for wellies and raincoats, whatever the weather.

You don’t need to go to Glastonbury to get into the festival spirit – Eventologists can bring the celebrations to you.  So, leave your tent at home and get ready to enter a mud free zone of vibrant colour draping, luscious live walls and colourful paper lanterns. This theme can be customised to work for corporate dinners, awards ceremonies, charity fundraisers,office parties and much more.

Your guests can walk through a stunning, enchanted walkway of foliage and fairy lights.  We can create a really authentic festival vibe with a ribbon festooned ceiling, funky painted packing crates and festival flags and signs.  Let your guests chill out in a dedicated area filled with pallet tables and seating where they can grab cocktails from a rustic bar or get glitter tattoos and face paints.

No festival would be complete without some live entertainment. Eventologists has an extensive range of acts that are sure to delight – from stilt walkers and fire breathers to inflatables and funfair stalls.

Whatever festival vibe you want to create, don’t miss out on the chance to get VIP access to all of Eventologists incredible festival themed inspiration.

A Festival Themed event can include a variety of props and décor:

You can entertain your guests with a range of Festival acts, such as:

Call our Event Stylists to help you create  your perfect Festival Themed Event –  01162436986.

Top 20 Classic Event Themes for 2020

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Top 20 Classic Event Themes for 2020

At Eventologists we strive for the best, most outstanding and outrageous events and designs we can create. This, of course, comes with a lot of different themes that can make an event spectacular and interesting. To make it easy for you to decide on the theme for your next event, we put together a list of 20 classic event themes that will never disappoint your customers.

1. Winter Wonderland

You can never go wrong with a Whimsical Winter Wonderland Theme between December and February! Surround the room with snowy Christmas trees, sparkly white table centres, winter themed centrepieces, ice themed props and dazzling fairy lights for the most magical experience you could wish for.

2. Beer Festival

Festival themed Events are exciting throughout the year but a Beer Festivals is one that will definitely excite beer drinkers for sure. Whether you are looking to run Fam Trips or Beer Tasting Sessions or just want to do something different with a Bavarian Themed Event. Beer inspired events work really well as an Autumn Theme along with Street food stalls and German Food Huts!

3. Glam & Glitz

A Glam & Glitz themed party is all about sparkles and glamour, from black tie events, charity balls to Christmas parties, it fits to all. Dazzle up the room with crystal chandelier table centres, shimmery wall draping, glittery floors, theatrical ceiling draping and sparkly or light up table centrepieces to wow your guests with all things that glitter and shine!

4. Las Vegas

Create a Saturday night on any night of the week with a Las Vegas themed event. Welcome your guests through our Casino entrance where show girls, magicians and fire eaters will entertain them.  Dress the room with red wall draping, theatrical feather centrepieces and Casino themed props with Frank Sinatra playing in the background and the ching ching of the Slot Machines and Roulette Tables.

5. Masquerade

Create a mysterious vibe with a Masquerade themed event or Venetian themed event. Take your guests back to the Italian Renaissance with a beautifully themed room with lavish wall draping, striking face and eye masks and Romanesque props, gold table centres and luxurious masquerade backdrops. Our masquerade themed entertainers will then transport you to a land of magic and mystery to enjoy a night to remember!

6. Great Gatsby

Venture back to the 1920s with a Great Gatsby themed event, the era of economic boom and industrial growth, celebration and merriment. From Flapper and Dapper entertainers, to giant chandeliers, sparkly draping and jazz, swing music, there are lots of ideas to get your Great Gatsby party to one your guest will never forget.

7. Hollywood

The elegant and dazzling world of Hollywood is a perfect theme throughout the year! The glamour and glitz arrive is Hollywood style with giant Oscar statues, paparazzi entertainers, celebrity look-a-likes, stunning Hollywood themed table centres and Hollywood themed props such as Giant Clapper Boards, Hollywood Camera Props and even a Giant Directors Chair!

8. 80s Theme

Take your guests back in time to the 80’s – the era of bright neon colours, slinkies and Rubik’s cubes. Create a retro themed room with multi-coloured curtains, funky 80’s themed chandeliers, giant 80s posters, giant 80’s themed props and Rubik’s cube table centres. Dress up as your favourite 80’s icons and groove to the music around your handbag till late in the night!

9. Alice in Wonderland

Transform your event to the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. Want into a truly extraordinary adventure with Giant Cupcakes, giant cards & tea cups, mystical forests and even a giant cat Cheshire. Alice in Wonderland themed events work wonderfully throughout the year for a totally immersive and exciting adventure.

10. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

A classical book and a firm favourite at Christmas. Walk through the wardrobe to an adventure that you’ll never forget in the make-believe world of Narnia. Sparkly fairy lights and snow-covered pathways will lead your guests down through to an imaginative fairy tale world. A Narnia Themed Event is a great Christmas party theme and a great alternative to a Winter Wonderland theme. We bring you sleighs, Aslan, polar bears, snow drenched trees, icicle ceiling and chandeliers and ice bars to create Narnia at your venue.

11. Harry Potter

Be wowed with wizardry and magic at a Hogwarts themed event where everything including a Harry Potter and Dumbledore look-alike will amaze you! A Harry Potter themed event is a great alternative to a Halloween Themed event which sparks everyone’s imagination. From the moment guests go through the magical wall at Platform 9 3/4, all your guests will be amazed by this spooky and majestic event.  Let’s transform your venue with ceilings with floating candles, magical backdrops of Diagon Alley and The Great Hall as well as spooky table centres that light up!

12. Willy Wonka

Buy a Golden ticket and transport you and your guests to a world or pure imagination. A Willy Wonka Themed event is full of colour, scenery, lighting and table decorations, to get the feel of the most amazing Chocolate Factory in the world. From chocolate fountains and Oompa Loompa entertainers to swirly tree tables centres and multi coloured-draping around the room, your guest will be blown away.

13. Star Wars

Create a space-like scenery for your guests with a Star Wars themed event, where guests can step into a spaceship and get to experience different planets. With star ships hanging from the ceiling and life-size 3D or human Stormtroopers and a 3D Yoda model you can have your guest feel as if they are experiencing the movie itself.

14. Wild West

Put the Yee Haw into your event with a Wild West themed party! An ultimate adventure where guests can truly have an immersive experience with the deep wild west where guests can dress up as Cowboys and girls. Let us transform your room into a scene from Blazing Saddles with wagon prop hire, hay bale seating, wagon wheel props, wild west themed props, totem poles, bucking bronco hire and lots more to create the wildest night of merriment with line dancing, drinking and singing!

15. Circus

Roll up roll up – get ready for the best show in town with a Circus themed event– full of colour, nostalgia and imagination. Circus themed props in bright colours and circus themed table centres create impact and drama of the big top. Circus entertainers astound and amaze with their juggling skills, acrobatics and circus tricks whilst guests tuck in to endless amounts of popcorn and candy floss!

16. Hanami Festival

A blossom theme is the ultimate spring theme when it comes to creating the outdoors indoors! Japanese Blossom Trees, Blossom Ceiling decor, blossom Living wall backdrops, foliage and blossom table centres, blossom themed entrance arches and other blossom décor to create a forest for the most beautiful season!

17. Future Thinking Theme

A Future Thinking themed event is all about being creative, limitless and thinking outside of the box. With futuristic table centres, mirror bars and cloud and contemporary furniture, this is a really unusual theme that combines all stunning ideas to represent a futuristic themed event that is not a space theme.

18. Festival Theme

Our festival themed event is full of colour, excitement and vibrancy of a music festival. We bring you the best of a Glastonbury Themed Event with colourful pallet seating, bunting trees, music, and food stalls. It’s an innovative, experiential and truly immersive theme where there is no need for muddy feet, long waiting lines and personal hygiene, you get only the good!

19. British Themed Party

Whether you are looking to create the ultimate British event or celebrating an industry milestone, our British themed party is a brilliant theme and popular throughout the year especially during British sporting moments and British Royal Events. A great option for summer parties, gala dinners, or awards dinners, company fun days, we’ll take your guests on a journey from the iconic buildings of London to the hills and sheep of wales!

20. Summer Parties

The corporate summer party is an annual event in the social calendar allowing companies to bring their teams together for internal events, annual gala dinners, family fun days or company summer fetes.

Our annual social gatherings, can be themed with summer décor ideas or be an outdoor themed event with outdoor furniture, summer themed props, artificial trees, inflatables, summer fete games or outdoor food vendors.

A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue: DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre

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A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue: DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre

As Event Professionals, we’ve lucky enough to work at some great venues and have developed great connections with many venues and their teams. We’d like to review another venue we are missing during lockdown and that’s the awesome DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre.

The venue is not just known for its sustainability, but also its incredible professional Sales and Operations team who deliver personal service like a small boutique hotel whilst having the branded badge of DeVere. The venue offers great options for holding large and small events across the site. Let’s discover some of our favourite events that we have worked on here.

A Venue for Large and Small Events in Nottingham

DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre is an idyllic location for conferences and conventions. Its set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland so it feels like you’re a million miles away but you’re not! De Vere East Midlands Conference Centres has recently been refurbished and is a stone’s throw from the eco-friendly De Vere Orchard Hotel.

Voted as Best Auditorium and short listed for the Best Onsite Audio Visual at the CHS 2018 Awards, East Midlands Conference Theatre provides a great space for up to 550 delegates. The Auditorium has tiered seating and a large screen for symposiums and presentations as well as a Banqueting Suite that offers a flexible space for exhibitions, awards evenings, and gala dinners, hosting up to 1000 for a conference or 580 for a meal.

With a choice of 21 meeting rooms plus accommodation of 202 bedrooms at DeVere Orchard Hotel, it’s a perfect location for a residential conference in the East Midlands or a full day conference and Awards dinner.

Highlights of the Venue

We share some of our most favourite events at the venue over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we’ve chosen to rave about it!

Christmas Ho Ho Ho Down for Capital One

The financial firm Capital One hired the Eventologists Team to design and deliver one of the biggest Christmas Parties at East Midlands Conference Centre with almost 1000 party revelers. Going away from your traditional Christmas Theme, we worked with them on a Wild West Themed Showdown for their staff Christmas Party. With long tables, wild west themed props, full room transformation, can-can dancers and other wildwest entertainers such as a Rodeo Bull, Shoot Out Games as well as Wild West Photobooths! What a night to remember! 

Gala Dinner Decor – Futuristic Theme

Eventologists often get requests for futuristic themed table centres or modern centrepieces to fit in with a future theme gala dinner. Futuristic Themes are great at East Midlands Conference Centre as the building itself is so modern and contemporary. Our client, who is a logistics company gave us a brief of lit table centres and we suggested our Light Up Bubble Vase Table Centres along with a futuristic tunnel and blue and white lighting. It’s a great theme for male dominated awards events and also a popular theme for scientific companies, IT companies and manufacturing companies!

Venue Décor – A Night at the Movies – Oscars come to Hollywood!

We have designed some unique Christmas party for Capital One at DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre. This time the theme was A Night at the Movies. It’s an alternative idea to an Oscars Themed Event or a Hollywood Theme Corporate Event. Our ideas for this staff party with a twist included a secret cinema space, Hollywood poster props, glitzy Hollywood entrance as well as an array of Hollywood Theme Entertainment and Hollywood Look-a-like entertainers to amaze guests with their canny resemblance to Hollywood Super stars. An Oscar Themed Party is always popular at Christmas or for Awards Dinners as its such a celebratory theme. We have so many Oscar Themed/Hollywood Themed Décor and Entertainment to choose from, so you can be guaranteed that no one event will be the same! 

Festival Themed Conference

Another great event was hosted at East Midlands Conference Centre and Nottingham University where Eventologists were given just 4 hours to transform the entire site in a festival theme. The event was a 2-day conference held at the venue

We were given a task of transforming the entire site in a sustainable festival theme. The Summer Festival event had the objective of a space where people could network, share creative ideas and future thinking and collaborative.  Décor include summer artificial trees, a living sponsor wall, artificial turf hire, foliage pillar wraps, a cloud in the blue-sky thinking space, giant festival letters with real plants for people take away and pallet furniture for booths and outdoor seating.

Gala Dinner – Great Gatsby Theme

One of our favorite spaces at the East Midlands Conference Centre is dressing the long corridor that leads to the main banqueting suite. There’s just so much that you can do with entrances especially when it’s a Great Gatsby style entrance area. Stunning 20’s style fret screens, art deco fan props, stunning Great Gatsby themed table centres.

Nottingham University Conferences and East Midlands Conference Centre feels like home from home. We can’t wait to do our next event there. This a great space for Self-distancing Events in Nottingham and a Corporate Venue in Nottingham that has so many possibilities for any type of corporate event – a dream for Event Management Companies or Venue Search Companies!

Venue Focus: Hilton Birmingham Metropole is Covid Secure and Ready to Open its Doors!

Venue Focus: Hilton Birmingham Metropole is Covid Secure and Ready to Open its Doors!

Another one of our favourite venues, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, have announced their Covid Secure Venue Plan, so we thought we would share this with you!

Next week, Hilton will begin a worldwide roll-out of a new program to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness and disinfection to Hilton properties.

Hilton CleanStay, created in collaboration with Lysol and Dettol maker RB and Mayo Clinic, includes new procedures to help Hilton guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay starting this summer.

Hilton and RB have expanded this partnership to support the global portfolio of hotels and the trusted RB family of products will be used in multiple markets around the world.

Hilton CleanStay from Check-in to Check-out

  • Online: Even before they travel, guests will find a new landing page at Hilton.com/cleanstay which will detail what they can expect during their stay. In addition, property websites will be updated to indicate that the new cleaning protocols and procedures have been implemented.
  • The Lobby: Guests who desire a contactless arrival experience can check-in, choose their room, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check-out using their mobile devices through the free Hilton Honors mobile app. This option is available at more than 4,700 participating Hilton properties worldwide for guests who book direct via the Honors app or at Hilton.com. For guests who prefer a traditional check-in, physical distancing measures will be in place directing guests on how to move through the in-person check-in and check-out process in a safe way.
  • The Guest Room: The first point of contact with the guest room will be with the Hilton CleanStay room seal, placed on the door upon being thoroughly cleaned. The room will have extra disinfection of the most frequently touched guests room areas – light switches, door handles, TV remotes, thermostats and more. It will be de-cluttered, with items like pens and paper removed. Disinfecting wipes will be provided in every room for guest use.
  • Housekeeping Service: Guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between guests. Housekeeping service during a guest stay will be based upon guest preference, recognizing that some guests may not want staff entering their room. Additional amenities such as linens and toiletries will be available upon request, delivered in protective packaging and placed at the guest room door.
  • The Public Spaces: There will be increased frequency of cleaning public areas. For instance, fitness centers may be closed for cleaning multiple times daily. Equipment will be properly adjusted and placed to enable physical distancing, and the number of guests in the center may be limited. Pool and pool areas will be cleaned frequently throughout the day, and physical distancing measures will be in place. Stations with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available throughout the property at primary entrances and in key high traffic areas.
  • Food and Beverage: In hotel restaurants, tables and chairs will be spaced to ensure proper physical distancing. Biodegradable, disposable dishes/utensils will be available upon request. During breakfast, restaurants will offer a range of options including grab & go, pre-plated covered items, à la carte and assisted service. When ordering room service where it is provided, guests will experience contactless delivery, with orders and single-use serviceware placed outside their guestroom door.
  • Meetings & Events: The upcoming Hilton EventReady with CleanStay program will set a new standard for meetings and events at Hilton. This program will deliver cleanliness, flexibility, safe and socially responsible solutions, along with creative food and beverage, the latest technology and sustainable practices. With a dedicated focus on health and wellness, the event experience from planning to execution is backed by Hilton’s world-class hospitality with responsive service from dedicated Team Members.

Elements of Hilton CleanStay will greet guests from the moment they enter the hotel and will be present throughout every aspect of the experience, ensuring the well-being of guests and Team Members without compromising the hospitality Hilton is known for.

As a part of Hilton’s new standard of hotel cleanliness and sanitization, training was designed to ensure all Team Members are aware of the steps they can take to keep themselves and others healthy while at work. During a stay, guests may encounter Team Members using creative ways to welcome them and demonstrate their hospitality while wearing protective equipment and staying respectful of physical distance.

For more details on Hilton Birmingham Metropole Events, call one of our stylists on 0116 243 6986 or e-mail us with your enquiry at info@eventologists.co.uk.

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Hilton Birmingham Metropole Venue, Clean Stay Covid Secure

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