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.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole Venue, Exterior

Hilton Birmingham Metropole Venue, Clean Stay Covid Secure

Hilton Birmingham Metropole Venue, Lobby

A Focus on a Favourite Birmingham Venue – Edgbaston Cricket Club

A Focus on a Favourite Birmingham Venue – Edgbaston Cricket Club

As an Event Management Company, we’ve lucky enough to work at some great sporting venues and have developed great relationships with the venue and their team. We’d like to review another venue we are missing during lockdown and that’s the awesome Edgbaston Stadium.

Edgbaston Cricket Club offers a range of inspiring meeting spaces, engaging delegates from the moment they arrive to one of UK’s leading sporting venues. Their dedicated team are always on-hand to help plan your meeting and ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. 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.

Edgbaston Stadium Corporate Events Venue

A Venue for Large and Small Events in the Heart of Birmingham

Located in Birmingham, Edgbaston is an award-winning conference, events, and meeting venue. Their dedicated, passionate, and experienced events team will work with you to deliver a truly unforgettable occasion that you and your guests will remember for years to come. With many smaller suites to hold smaller meetings as well as 2 large conference spaces, we think Edgbaston Cricket Club is an ideal space for so many types of events!

Exhibition Suite

Over the last few years, they have seen the Exhibition Hall been transformed into themed Christmas Parties, catwalk shows, wedding fairs, local and national awards dinners and a range of unique events including Fashion Shows and White-Collar Boxing.

With 1050 sqm to work with, this blank canvas space is very adaptable to any event requirements to suit customers’ needs. This facility is the largest at Edgbaston and is ideal for large events with capacities up to 800 guests.

Edgbaston Stadium Venue, Safe Meetings and Events Banqueting Suite

Banqueting Suite

The Banqueting Suite is a highly versatile space, perfect for hosting larger conferences, award dinners, graduation balls and weddings. It is one of the largest suites available at Edgbaston and boasts its own private balcony offering spectacular views across the iconic stadium and Birmingham skyline.

Our Banqueting Suite which is sure to provide the perfect venue to host your next event, offering exceptional adaptability to customise this space to make your event unique to you.

Room with a Stunning View

Named after West Indies legend Brian Lara’s record-breaking unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire in 1994, the new 501* brings a new sophisticated, stylish, and modern appeal to the facilities at Edgbaston.

The innovative design of the room encapsulates Lara’s achievement with a tiled wall providing a ball-by-ball account of the innings and a plaque to greet you upon entering, dedicated to the events at Edgbaston on 6 June, 1994.

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!

Wild West Theme for Properties for Kids

One of our most memorable and experiential events created at Edgbaston Cricket Club was a hoedown for Birmingham Children’s Charity ‘Property for Kids’. This Wild West Themed Showdown was on an epic scale with the exhibition hall full transformed with wild west themed props, cactus plants, wild west backdrops and other cowboy props.

The evening was full of action with a cowboy cabaret , can-can dancers and other wild west actors, Rodeo Bull, Shoot Out Games as well as Wild West Photobooths! What a night thrilling night with over £40k raised! 

 

Christmas Décor – Dancing through the Decades  

Eventologists transformed the Exhibition Hall during the month of December for the annual joiner parties which are by far one of the most popular parties to attend in Birmingham. From the moment that guests walk in, they were transported through musical decades with funky 70’s disco props, 80’s props and 90’s décor.

This theme was colourful and set the scene for the Smash Hits theme. Walls in colourful draping, music posters, slinky ceilings, and cool selfie spots for a pic with your besties. This retro theme is fun and hugely immersive as everyone manages to get into the groove when they hear their favourite tracks!

Christmas Décor – Glam and Glitz

We have designed another glamorous joiner Christmas party at Edgbaston Stadium Exhibition Hall. This time the theme was Glitz and Glam – a popular dress up theme for Christmas Events. It’s colours reminded us of the silver screen with blacks, silver and white as the base colour. A great alternative idea to an Oscars Themed Event or a Hollywood Theme Corporate Event.

Our ideas for this staff party included Hollywood poster props, glitzy Hollywood entrance as well as an array of Hollywood Theme decor as well as a magical glittery ceiling with crystal chandeliers and mirror balls. Super chic and sexy, this alternative Oscar Themed Party is always popular at Christmas or for Awards Dinners as it’s such a celebratory theme. We have so many Oscar Themed/Hollywood Themed Décor ideas to inspire you, so you can be guaranteed that no one event will be the same! 

For more ideas of what you can create at Edgbaston Stadium, call one of our stylists on 0116 243 6986 or e-mail us with your enquiry at info@eventologists.co.uk.

Let's create amazing events Contact us

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