We’re delighted to announce The Conference and Events Venue was awarded ‘Best Event Design’ for the Taxand International Gala Dinner at the Event Industry Awards 2017!
Launched in 2009, the Event Industry Awards are the premier event in Ireland which celebrates excellence and showcases the very highest standards in Ireland’s event industry.
The 3 day annual Taxand worldwide conference was held in Dublin from 26 -28th April 2016 and consisted of 350 delegates from around the world attending 47 events across Dublin. For their final event, Taxand hosted a Gala Dinner in The Round Room at The Conference and Events Venue.
The Gala Dinner’s theme was Irish with a mythical feel. The event team created an ‘Enchanted Forest’ which encircled the entire venue from the exterior entrance to uniquely designed tables with trees as the centre of the guest’s dining tables and as much natural greenery and fresh flowers throughout the venue as possible.
Guests entered through a willow and fairy-light archway which was lit with wooden lanterns. This look was complimented by the use of flame torches and this look was carried through the entrance hallway using several lanterns surrounded by draping and birch contorted willow arches with wisteria to create a hanging effect of walking through a forest.
The Round Room’s starry dome ceiling set the scene for the evening sky and immediately under this the team set about disguising both the inner and outer trusses with fresh trailing Amaranthus hung in red, plum and green. This, mixed with eucalyptus foliage and cherry blossoms, not only created a lush forest look but also infused the room with a fresh forest fragrance.
Camouflage netting was suspended above the guest’s heads from the truss to the outer walls with vines of ivy dropping down to make all guests feel that they were immersed in the midst of a forest. The walls of the room were also completely disguised with similar camouflage netting and green drape to further this effect.
Lighting was a massive component of this event with a leaf-like-effect created by shining lighting through our bespoke camouflage netting. This created the illusion that the forest was alive and not just event dressing. Leaf-pattern custom made gobos were also designed to project onto the balcony walls to ensure that no elements of the existing blue walls were visible.
The pillars within the room were dressed using willow branches and fairy lights to enhance the look. The event team then used barks of trees and ivy to cover the structure of the existing bar; which was then dressed with additional ivy, moss and tea lights to ensure it was submerged in the forest theme.
The Conference and Events Venue was delighted to have the opportunity to host and create such a unique and wonderful event in the Round Room and were honoured to receive such a prestigious award.
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