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London Event Organiser Blog
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Catering Trends for 2024
20 Feb 2024
Food and drink are two of the most important parts of any event and as an organiser, staying ahead of the curve of the upcoming catering trends is a must. Here at Merlin Venues, we host hundreds of event experiences every year, from parties and team-building to gala dinners and product launches, so we know...
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How to Make Truly Memorable Corporate Events
30 Nov 2023
Making your event memorable Whatever type of event you’re planning, whether it’s a product launch, drinks reception, sit-down dinner, team building away day or corporate party, one of the main objectives for you as an event organiser is to make your event memorable. There are lots of different reasons that an event might make a...
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How to Host a Brilliant Networking Event
27 Nov 2023
Creating the Perfect Atmosphere for Networking The buzz at a well-hosted networking party is a magical thing and as an organiser, it’s one of the most rewarding events in which to be involved. There’s no better feeling than looking out over a room full of people, all making mutually beneficial connections and having stimulating conversations,...
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Unique Christmas Party Themes that WOW!
18 Oct 2023
Whether you’re after a traditional Christmas party theme and venue for your 2023 celebrations, or you’re looking for something a little more, off-piste, our round-up of Christmas party theme ideas has something for everyone. Hollywood blockbuster Set within the main venue, but with its own entrance, Movies at Madame Tussauds is an interactive event space...
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Taking the Stress Out of Planning your Christmas Party
11 Oct 2023
Organising the company Christmas party can feel like a big responsibility. Balancing the expectations of senior management and junior staff across a range of departments can sometimes feel like an impossible task. But at Merlin Venues we not only have a range of spaces to suit all tastes, we also have a highly experienced events...
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Mixing Magic with Charity at the Riverside Rooms Opening
15 Jul 2023
We’re absolutely delighted to share with you the big news from Merlin Venues! On the 14th of June, 2023, we lifted the curtain on our newest event space, the Riverside Rooms, nestled within County Hall on the picturesque South Bank of London. Not only did we unveil a stunning new venue, but we also launched...
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Behind the scenes at Merlin Venues
15 Jul 2022
Ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at Merlin Venues? We sat down and had a chat with Events Manager, Caitlin and Sales Manager, Faye, to get the scoop on holding events at one of our fabulous Merlin Venues. Talk us through the process when someone makes an enquiry? F: I always enjoy...
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The rise in street food event catering
29 Jun 2022
The term street food has developed its connotations over the years, from grubby looking vans pitched at the side of the street, to now, high end restaurants, caterers and retailers getting their brightly branded vans and carts and heading to a local market or festival. High quality, great tasting pizzas, burgers, tacos, bao buns and...
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Planning a Summer party to remember
01 Jun 2022
Although we’re just at the start of Summer, before you know it the nights will be drawing in and everyone will be thinking about Christmas, so if you haven’t planned your Summer party yet, now’s the time. While you don’t need an excuse to throw a party, Summer is a great reason to get...
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5 Ways to Make your Corporate Event Memorable
15 Apr 2022
Do you have an event coming up? We know it can be challenging organising a successful event for your colleagues that both suits them and your bosses. At the same time, it can be very rewarding. If successful, people are going to talk about it for a long time, you’ll be a hit with your...
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