Thursday, 14 April 2016

Exciting changes to the Natural History Museum - Dine with Dippy for a limited time only Before Dippy sets off on a UK tour, take your opportunity to say bon voyage

The Natural History Museum has always been one of our favourite dry hire venues to work in. Dramatic changes are taking place at this inspirational venue so we have put together this special newsletter to keep you up to date on the fantastic new venue opportunities now available at the Natural History Museum.
We have hosted some memorable events at the museum over the years and the much loved Diplodocus cast has been a highlight of Hintze Hall for 35 years. With Dippy soon embarking on a new adventure, December 2016 offers the last chance to dine at the feet of this iconic exhibit in this space, as the museum prepares to make way for a new star in 2017.
The Museum is planning for the Diplodocus cast to travel the UK while another of the Museum’s spectacular specimens takes centre stage.
Hintze Hall will close from 2nd January 2017 until the summer for the installation of a dramatic diving Blue Whale skeleton.
The calendar is now open, book with us and be one of the first to host an event around the awe-inspiring new whale exhibit from the 25th August 2017!
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Introducing a new guest
In the summer of 2017 a new exhibit will take centre stage in Hintze Hall.  One of the largest of its kind, the blue whale skeleton will suspend from the ceiling and play host to an array of events throughout the year.
The blue whale was chosen to give an immediate, impactful introduction to the museum for visitors.  It has been on display since 1938 in Mammal Hall since it was bought by the museum, and currently hangs above a life-size model of a blue whale.  The whale was found beached and injured by whalers in Wexford Harbour, Ireland, in 1891.
'This is an important and necessary change,' said Sir Dixon. 'As guardians of one of the world’s greatest scientific resources, our purpose is to challenge the way people think about the natural world, and that goal has never been more urgent. The blue whale serves as a poignant reminder that while abundance is no guarantee of survival, through our choices, we can make a real difference.'

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Hidden gems available for a night at the museum
New quirky intimate spaces opening up, hold your event in a space unlike any other.
Natural History Museum is adding six new spaces for hire to extend opportunities for smaller events to experience a night at the museum:

North Hall and Waterhouse way (Available between January and August 2017)
The spaces in the Waterhouse building feature high rising archways and the beautiful terracotta characteristics associated with this Grade I listed building, as well as some of the most complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals.  Start your event in Earth Hall for a drinks reception around Sophie the Stegosaurus or in the Birds gallery, before dining with a view of the giant sloth in Waterhouse Way. Available from January to August 2017, this space is ideal space for dinners, drinks receptions and networking events, accommodating up to 250 guests for dinner and 400 guests for standing reception.

Volcanoes and Earthquake Gallery and Earth’s Treasury
Guests can explore the Earth’s molten lava core and arrive in their very own private dining setting. The spaces in the Earth galleries are ideal for unusual dining experiences, quirky drink receptions, exhibitions and product launches.

Images of Nature and Whale hall
On the Darwin Centre side of the Museum, the Images of Nature gallery is perfect for intimate dining experiences from 10 to 80 or standing receptions for up to 200 guests. Ideal for smaller capacities, it can be brought to life for any brand with projection and gobo techniques across the arching ceilings.
For an experience where the exhibits around you form a central part of the entertainment, Whale hall is ideal, hosting dinners for 40 and receptions for up to 150.
 All the spaces are available now with the exception of North Hall and Waterhouse way, which are opening their doors from 1st January 2017.

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Private Viewings and Behind the Scenes Tours
We are proud to have a great relationship with the museum which we have nurtured over time.  We are lucky enough to be able to provide behind the scenes tours and private viewings, such as Wildlife Photographer ofthe Year.  David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Guide and Other Worlds are also now available for standalone private viewing experiences, allowing VIP groups to browse the collections at their leisure, accompanied with cocktails and canapés.   Also, a small number of exclusive experiences are available each year which give lucky guests the chance to see priceless specimens and treasures otherwise not available to the public or other event hires.  
Get in touch with our team to ensure you don't miss out.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Kick off your summer with VIP Euro 2016 Screenings

All eyes will be on England once again as the UEFA Euro 2016 promises to be one of the sporting highlights of the summer.  Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to entertain guests and clients.

Watch the Game in Style!

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A bespoke or packaged screening event with a French twist is a fun way to reward your colleagues or host your contacts.  We have a wide rage of venues available, from intimate packages for smaller groups to exclusive hire of iconic venues.  Watch the action live on big screens and celebrate the game with Parisian party food! With key England games falling on prime dates for corporate entertaining, don't miss out on the glory, book now to avoid disappointment.

England Vs Wales
Thursday 16th June

England Vs Slovakia
Monday 20th June

Contact our team now to book your VIP screening event!

Monday, 22 February 2016

New Venues to Watch...

Deep in the heart of Soho on the site of London's legendary Marquee Club, is our new local 100 Wardour St. Talents such as The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac raised the roof of the Marquee Club and the owners aim to keep that spirit alive with live music in the basement Club, a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system alongside killer cocktails served until 2am. On the ground floor the Lounge restaurant is open from breakfast, serving delicious food all day, until the revellers call for the bar snacks in the evening. 100 Wardour St is ideal for big events, it accommodates up to 870 guests across the two floors, perfect for premieres, award ceremonies and Christmas Parties.

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The Victorian Bath House

In the heart of the busy capital sits a fascinating venue - The Victorian Bath House. A curious and unexpected establishment recently refurbished by Camm and Hooper's; this venue offers the chance to transcend from the tribulations of modern life.  Draped in authenticity this really is a truly unique venue, from the secluded Victorian Courtyard, offering "intimate and exclusive pleasures" through to the splendid interior of the Grade II listed Bath House proper, this venue is beyond compare.  Featuring designs from the esteemed Russell Sage Studio, the original features - tessellating mosaics and crimson pillars - have been pressured and contrast beautifully against the modern.  The Victorian Bath House can accommodate up to 150 guests.

"All elements necessary for the most lavish of occasions are on hand, including proprietary cocktails in pre-infused Kilners and a house menu designed from period inspirations."
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If you are considering holding a large event in the future and feel either of these venues would work perfectly for you, please don't hesitate to get in contact with Golborne Events on  

We would love to hear from you!

The Golborne Girls Xx

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Party Season is in Full Swing...

The party season is in full swing at Golborne HQ, with champagne flutes and mistletoe at the ready, our team has been heading out across multiple venues delivering events all over London.  Here is a taster of where the Golborne Girls have been so far this Christmas sprinkling some of our Golborne glitter...

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Flair for the dramatic at Café De Paris

Café de Paris is an iconic cabaret venue complete with a grand sweeping staircase, chandeliers and a stunning ballroom dance floor, all guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Traditional festive dining at the Covent Garden Hotel
The Firmdale Hotels are a firm favourite of ours all year round but especially at Christmas time.  Located in the heart of the theatre district this venue is a fabulous setting for festive entertaining.

London's exclusive new party venue at Finsbury Square
An exclusive venue located in the heart of the city and produced by the award winning team at Smart Christmas Parties. We are very excited to have two parties taking place there this year.

Bring the outside in at 8 Northumberland Avenue
Twinkling lights, snowy boughs and lashings of mulled wine warm up this stunning grade II listed building, expect traditional festive fun in the bustling heart of London.

Chelsea's iconic party venue, The Bluebird
A stunning backdrop for an exclusive hire. Party in style at this chic, contemporary European restaurant on the King's Road. 

Finsbury Square
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Finsbury Square is London's exclusive new Christmas party venue this year!

Located in the heart of the city and brought to you by SMART Christmas Parties - the team that deliver Battersea Evolution - Finsbury Square is a party venue you will not want to miss.

If you are planning a large scale event next year - we would love to hear from you and take you on an tour of this incredible venue.

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Merry Christmas!

The Golborne Girls x  

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Introducing Jade...

We are delighted to announce that Jade Semlali has joined our team in the role of Event Sales Executive.
Joining us from Velvet Living Jade brings a fantastic skill set of both operational and sales experience to Golborne.  Her technical and creative talents are well known within the industry, as is her trusted reputation with leading venues - a key factor in her ability to provide insight into behind the scenes operations.

Fun, friendly (and French!)….with a penchant for event styling, Jade will be dedicated to meeting the demands of our growing client base whilst providing essential sales and operational support. Sharing our passion for events and dedication to our clients, Jade's professionalism and enthusiasm fit in perfectly at Golborne HQ. 

If you have an enquiry and would like to speak with Jade directly, get in touch at

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