A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue – Devere Orchard Hotel

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A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue – Devere Orchard Hotel

As Event Professionals, we’re lucky enough to visit and work with been visiting many venues and have developed great connections with the venue and their team. We’d like to talk about a venue that we’ve known since it first opened and over the past few years, we’ve created some magical installations there. We lovingly talk about a Nottingham favourite venue DeVere Orchard Hotel.

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 Orchard Hotel is gorgeous. 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 Orchard Hotel is a stylish, eco-friendly hotel featuring 202 bedrooms located next to De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre. The hotel has an incredibly reputation for its consideration for the environment.

Awarded with Best Sustainable Venue at the CHS 2017 and 2019 Awards, at De Vere Orchard Hotel. Its modern design makes the most of natural daylight making the environment bright and welcoming, even on a dull day!

With a choice of four meeting rooms plus a range of larger event spaces at the neighbouring De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre and nearby De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, you’ll discover a productive setting for meetings, conferences, training and teambuilding.

Highlights of the Hotel

We share some of our most favourite events at the hotel over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we love working there!

Launch Event in November 2012

Eventologists worked on the launch party for when the hotel first opened. With the sustainability credentials that the hotel has and its name, we created an orchard of blossom trees in the venue along with an electric atmosphere created through entertainment and music. Though it was many years ago, the event is still one that stands out for us. Here is the video link of the launch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4kjk5j4HKU

Christmas Tree Installation and Decoration

We have designed some unique Christmas Tree Installations at DeVere Orchard Hotel and DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre. Our commercial Christmas tree decorating service is available to take the stress away from decorating your own Christmas Trees. Doing it yourself seems a great idea, until you have to replicate it several times or when you have deadlines to meet. Themes we’ve included in the past includes organic and rustic themed Christmas Trees, Traditional Christmas Tree Theme, White and Silver Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree and even a peacock colour Christmas tree.

Venue Décor – Broadway Theme May 2016

In 2016, we were given just 4 hours to transform the reception area at DeVere Orchard Hotel for a Broadway Themed gala dinner. The themed supplier dinner included black and white feather plume table centres, black table décor, stunning crystal chandelier table centres and Broadway themed backdrops and lightboxes. Guests were entertained by an array of Broadway Themed entertainers who delivered a Broadway Themed Cabaret Show with songs from our most loved West End Shows.

Summer Corporate Gala – Great British Theme 2018

In 2018, we were given a task of transforming the lobby area and restaurant of the DeVere Hotel to a Great British Themed gala dinner. The Summer Garden Party was designed to be a casual corporate event with entertainment from fun fair stalls, circus entertainers and British themed entertainers from the moment that guests walked in. Décor include summer artificial trees, artificial turf hire, foliage pillar wraps, stunning foliage table centres and living walls and sponsor walls!

DeVere feels like our baby, as we have worked there since day 1. We are looking forward to the time we can see our friends there and seeing the renovation works that they started just before lockdown. This venue is a go-to space for Events in Nottingham and a Corporate Venue in Nottingham that has all the attributes that any Event Planner or Venue Search Agency is looking for!

Over 25 years of History at Hilton Birmingham Metropole

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Over 25 years of History at Hilton Birmingham Metropole

As Event Professionals, who have grown up in the exciting world of events, we’ve been visiting many venues in our teens and watched the changes as they open, grow and develop. We present some nostalgic memories and events over the past few years of one of our favourite venues Birmingham Hilton Metropole.

When we first started working at Birmingham Hilton Metropole, we recall the first few years when the famous Monarch Suite opened. Now over the years, we have worked on numerous events at Kings Suite, Monarch Suite and have even held events at our own at the Palace Suite and Library Suite!

The venue has a great Sales Team and Operations team to support client events teams deliver spectacular events. The venue is the largest venue in the West Midlands hosting over 1500 events annually.

A Venue for Large Events in The West Midlands

Birmingham Hilton Metropole is so centrally based, its location makes it so convenient for event companies and clients across the country. The venue has 33 function rooms to all many types of meetings and conventions of different sizes. From the Monarch Suite with a capacity of 2,000 delegates to smaller event space – the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel is one of the premier conference hotels in both the UK and Europe.

We have worked at Hilton Birmingham Hotel for many different events from charity events, to gala dinners to scrumptious breakfast meetings to an impressive, dazzling awards dinner.

Highlights of the Hotel

We share some of our most favourite events at the hotel over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we love working there!

Catwalk design in 2010

Eventologists worked on a stunning catwalk design with a theme that resembled Alice in Winterland. A gorgeous ribbon canopy ceiling which swayed and displayed rainbow colours as light hit it!

Tree Hire at Luxury Wedding 2012

In 2012, we booked Palace Suite for our own family wedding. The event was attended by over 600 people and it was this event that we designed and made our stunning blossom trees that we are so well known for. Following the impeccable service that we experienced from Hilton Hotel, we have been the biggest fans of the venue, always recommending it as a great space to hold events! 

Venue Transformation in the Palace Suite 2016

In 2016, we designed and produced a stunning domed floral chandelier for an event in the Palace Suite for the after party for a Pub Group. This was bespoke production transformed the room into a luxury nightclub that was attended by almost 3000 guests over 4 nights. 

Venue Transformation with Metro Production Group October 2017

We worked with Metro Production Group on a stunning gala dinner and awards event where they had designed and installed an awesome stage set with a heart design and really funky lighting. Inspired  by the design, Eventologists designed table centres that held hearts to link with the stage design. 

Las Vegas Theme for PWC March 2018

Our Event stylists worked on an awesome event for PWC in the Monarch Suite where the after conference theme was Vegas. The Eventologists team transformed the Monarch Suite into a an opulent dining area with a stunning Vegas style entrance with iconic Vegas Props that you would expect to see at the famous Vegas Hotels include 2 large Sphinx props at the doorway and an Eiffel Tower. After dinner, we transformed the Warwick Suite and lobby into a classy casino with slot machines, casino games and even roaming magicians!

Bar Design for Ciroc Vodka 2019

The brief was cool and contemporary for a Ciroc branded bar and Eventologists Design Team created a stunning uber chic VIP bar with funky seating, contemporary ceiling with pixel tubes hanging from the ceiling, a stunning mirror floor along with mirror furniture and Ciroc branded angel wings!

Hilton Christmas Party December 2019

Eventologists delivered the most gorgeous Peaky Blinders Themed Party for the Hilton Birmingham Metropole staff. No guys deserve to let their hair down more than the Hilton Team. This 20’s Great Gatsby theme night inspired many to dress up, reenact scenes from Peaky Blinders and even act like gangsters from the Prohibition age. Eventologists delivered a stunning 20’s themed entrance outside the Monarch Suite, opulent Gold Lamp Table Centres and a gold tree prop in the chill out seating area – 20’s themed entertainers added to the ambience on the night – what a great memorable night for everyone!

Crufts at Hilton Birmingham Metropole March 2020

One of the very last installations before lockdown was a very British theme to celebrate Crufts 2020 including some very cute lit Dog Table Centres. We created a Traditional Pub Garden Theme for this very famous British annual show which included chill-out sofa hire, picnic table hire and other Pub Themed Décor to make both owners and their pooches as comfy as possible.

And this is why we love Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The rooms offer so many possibilities for all sorts of events and we have worked there for such a long time that our history that they are our friends and right now we miss being there right now during lockdown. We miss working there and having the banter that we usually have with staff and colleagues. They stand as a beacon for the events industry in Birmingham and we wish them well as they start to return back to business in the not so distant future!

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I wished to get in touch to say thank you for providing the centrepieces for the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards and working with us within our budget at such short notice. I also wanted to let you know that your staff was a pleasure to work with. Very friendly, professional and had the room setup with plenty of time to spare before guests arrived. Please pass on my thanks.

Louise Symonds, Regional Events Manager

I just wanted to drop a note to formally thank you for pulling out all of the stops for our Christmas Social – the Peaky Blinders theme went down a storm and it looked UNREAL! The decor, props, bespoke items and attention to detail really made the event last night. As ever, you and the team were complete professionals and a dream to work with. Huge thanks and appreciation, I look forward to the next event already!

Clair Stevens, Communications Manager

The room looked fab and we received some great comments. It was great to work with you again and it makes things run smoothly when we can rely on you and your team to get the job done. Gives peace of mind.

Sharon Bone, Events Manager

WOW, went to an event done by these guys and I was blown away. They transformed a banquet hall into something out of a fairytale. The staff are very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Amish Thakrar, Marketing Manager

Thank you to you and your team for all your help and support with the table theming for our UK 60-Year Anniversary celebration last night. Right from the very beginning, everything was so very professional and easy. The tables, gifts and award were absolutely fabulous and really added to the whole ambience of the evening, and I have had many wonderful comments about them from our visitors.

Lesley Young, Marketing Communications Manager