VIP Event Venue Hire at Westminster Abbey Utilises Allspan’s Temporary Structure for ITV Summer Party

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Allspan’s Temporary Structures Provided the Backdrop for the Star-Studded ITV Summer Party

We were thrilled to return to the historic Westminster College Gardens this summer to install our temporary event structures ready for the season’s social calendar in the heart of London. This year the leafy cloisters were chosen to bring together broadcasting and creative industry professionals at ITV’s MP Summer Reception, a major event in the ITV public affairs diary. Each year the event attracts a high number of celebrities, MPs, broadcasting representatives, as well as on and off-screen talent from across the organisation. It is an opportunity to network and discuss ITV’s key public policy and regulatory issues in an informal environment. With speeches made by ITV CEO Carolyn McCall and the broadcaster’s Chairman Peter Bazalgette, Allspan’s event structure needed to suit the event programme. It had to provide space for attendees to gather during the presentations, as well as space to socialise.

Combining an Informal VIP Event Hire Space for Networking

Our focus for the ITV summer party was to ensure that the temporary event structure reflected the informality of the event by encouraging guests to mingle and network. However, it also had to cater for the practicalities that an event space needs. When working with the client, planning the way the space was utilised was very important. We had to ensure that all attendees could be brought together at key moments during the evening in the main event structure, for the formalities such as speeches, whilst still allowing guests the freedom to move around.

Westminster Abbey VIP Event Venue Hire

The main event structure which formed the centre of the evening proceedings is used by Westminster Abbey to provide a VIP event venue hire service for a number of corporate events and private parties throughout the summer season. Nestled against the surrounding Abbey walls, Allspan’s impeccable event structure sits suitably within its surroundings. This event structure provides impressive panoramic views overooking the historic gardens bringing the beauty of the outside into the marquee. Once inside, the cassette floor system, covered in needlecord carpet, provides a level and solid footing for guests to confidently network and move around.

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Extra Temporary Event Structures Offered ‘Green Room’ for ITV Guests

Working within the client’s specific requirements, we also installed some additional temporary structures to the Westminster Abbey installation. This was to complement the main event marquee and to provide further functional spaces, such as a cloakroom and green room. The additional event structures hired included:
  • 2 x 6m x 6m Oriental Pagodas joined together
  • 1 x 6m x 6m frame marquee
Providing an outdoor space around the temporary event structures for attendees to take photos and gather together was key. Fortunately, Allspan’s stylish decked terraces worked well to provide additional space which seamlessly led on to the garden’s green lawns.

Temporary Event Structure Installations in The Heart of Westminster

Nestled within the relative quiet of the Westminster College Gardens you would be forgiven for thinking you were a world away from London’s political epicentre. But, every summer the 900-year-old garden at the heart of Westminster becomes a hive of social gatherings. Meeting the unique needs of such locations is part of Allspan’s temporary structure hire services and for us no two events are the same. Our event structure hire services are all about versatility and adapting to all our clients’ needs. With over 20 years’ experience in the event industry, we have the knowledge and resources to support your event planning, sourcing event suppliers, and selecting the ideal venue for your event. As a preferred marquee supplier at some of London’s leading venues, such as Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral and the Royal Geographic Society, we have the knowledge and ability to ensure your corporate event is a resounding success.

Planning your Temporary Structure Hire Around your VIP Event

At Allspan we believe your event structure should work around the needs of the event and its guests.  Being a frequent temporary structure supplier to Westminster Abbey, supporting the ITV’s MP Summer Reception was relatively straight forward. Being able to work around the logistics and surroundings of the historic building was a familiar process for our team on the ground. There are a number of locations in London, where we are very familiar with the ground space, these include, The Royal Observatory Greenwich, The O2 Arena, The Natural History Museum and Hyde Park to name but a few, which is very convenient when working on large scale events, such as:   Wherever you happen to locate your event, we will ensure the temporary structure is built to meet your needs. To give you an indication of the space available within your temporary structure, we can create a CAD drawing with all the facilities in place, such as furniture, dance floors etc, to give you complete peace-of-mind that your event space is in capable hands. If you are looking for a versatile event space and would like to find out more about Allspan’s temporary structure hire services, please contact our team today. We look forward to hearing from you!