In partnership with the fabulous team at HeadBox, 6th June saw us host 150 key clients and venue bookers as part of our BMA House Summer Social showcase.
With the Great British weather on our side, guests were welcomed into the garden for a glass of bubbles and had the opportunity to enjoy an interactive gin and sparkling flowers bar. Both bars did not disappoint, with guests torn between creating bespoke botanical gins or garnishing their prosecco with edible flowers and flavoured liquors. Our Catering General Manager, Johnathon Reynolds stole the show with his BMA Garden themed beverages, using herbaceous, medicinal plants, such as lemon balm and mint to bring the gin to life. We continued with the medicinal theme serving gin with Quinine, a common treatment for Malaria.
The bar was a real talking point, one guest even asked which drink’s supplier we had used to create this for us. Johnathon was thrilled to hear this saying; “I have often been passionate about gin, I started a gin club in a previous role. It is an exciting time for gin as it just continues to be popular. It was great to be able to take inspiration from BMA House itself to create an immersive experience for guests.”
Sustainability and wellbeing played a key part in the evening. Our Venue Manager, Kat Winfield introduced our new plant-based, “Well – Grounded” DDR as part of her speech. Further speeches were given from Andrew Needham, Founder, and CEO of HeadBox and Nick Taylor from Unmind. Both their speeches focused on the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Guests were given collapsible coffee cups as giveaways, made from the waste produced at BMA House.
As the sun started to set over the Courtyard, guests enjoyed a jazz trio courtesy of Liquid Strings, while tucking into a menu of Jerk marinated chicken, South American top rump, wellbeing salads, and a traditional English dessert table.
After the BBQ guests were offered a venue show-round. The show-round was a great opportunity for leading corporates to see our end-to-end service, innovative catering and a wide variety of impressive spaces. Guests used the hashtag #BMASummerSocial and the evening itself was featured in industry press. Click here to read all about it.
A big thanks to our caterers CH&CO, Liquid Strings, HeadBox and Unmind for working with us to make the evening a roaring success. It was a great opportunity to bring new faces to the venue and we look forward to hopefully hosting their events in the future.