About Us

Our Business


Event & Venue  Partnerships grew from our old business Celebration Drinks, which started in 2009. With our background in events, bars and hospitality, we started running a successful event and venue bar operation. However, this very soon evolved into event and venue management, along with a great range of hire equipment. So in 2017 we decided to re brand our business to Event & Venue Partnerships, which is much more inkeeping with our business direction.


Based just outside Guildford, Surrey we are suitably located to service Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex, with occasionally being asked to venture further afield. Due to one of our current partnerships we are now office based within a bar venue in Guildford town centre, so would welcome anyone to call in and discuss their event or contract requirements over a drink!

Steve

The business owner started in the events industry around 20 years ago. So when he jokes ‘I’ve been doing this long before you were born’ for some of our new recruits it’s now true, much to his annoyance! His knowledge of the industry and contacts book of who to use and often  more importantly who not to use, is what our clients are investing in, as he offers complete peace of mind, due to his extensive experience.

Our Partnerships

 

Our partnerships have formed through our good work and great connections within the events, hospitality and business community. To give you a good idea of the types of partnerships we are currently involved in we have highlighted a few below. However please understand some of these partnerships sell our services as their own, so we can not mention them and would not mention their names.

 

  • Surrey County Cricket Club: to oversee their cricket festivals, which mainly involve sourcing and vetting suppliers for their large public cricket festival, planning the event and being on site to ensure it all runs smoothly and to plan. This contract in annual and has been since 2010 and attract over 5,000.
  • Eagle Radio: our latest media partnership. With them we are running a number of large wedding and events fairs, in fact the largest in Surrey and Hampshire.
  • Brookfield Barn: Voted into the top 30 wedding venues in the UK and based just outside Horsham. We are delighted to work with them on set up and management of their bar operation including ongoing staffing of the venue. More details can be found at www.brookfieldbarn.co.uk 
  • Fat Robin Bars Ltd: One of our newest ventures, which is an ongoing business development programme and staffing of two very different bars and venues in Guildford. This business now also incorporates our event bar services, which has enabled us to offer a great new event bar offerings.
  • Vantage Point Events: this partnerships sees a great combination of Vantage Point Magazines marketing expertise and our event services to develop the wine festivals and soon to be spirit & cocktail festivals. For more details on these events visit the website at www.vantagepointevents.co.uk
  • Guildford Cricket Club: this exciting partnership stems from the running of the pavilion, but now concentrates on working as head of operations and project management of their large event. Namely the Guildford Beer Festival, which attracts over 4,500 and the cricket festivals and in fact all events on their ground.
  • Paratus Security: our security partner not only supplies great event security, but bar personnel, stewards and general event staffing. Also working with us on a training wind of the business, compliance, risk and event management plan service. We also jointly manage a number of licensed event venues together.
  • Ed Stokes Music: often a minefield with act no being great or not turning up. But with our established partnership with Ed Stokes Music we have a link with some amazingly talented and trusted singer, musicians, bands and performers to suit almost any event.
  • ACO Entertainments: this recent partnership was our last missing piece in being able to source those great feature or add on acts. With our new trusted partner we can supply dancers, flash mobs, theme show girls, stilt walkers, fire eaters and even dance teachers to name a few.
  • Private Schools: we have teamed up with a number of high profile private schools to run primarily their leavers balls, but also some fundraising and other school events. Some of these schools we have now worked with for over eight years.
  • Silent Pool Gin & Hogs Back Brewery: two of our drinks partners, supplier occasional logistics and staffing for their larger events and public events.
  • Charity partnerships: we have a number of great ways to work with charities to ensure they get the most out of an event. We can also advise on ideas and best ways to operate. We currently have partnerships with; Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, Shoot Star Chase Hospice, Oakleaf Enterprises, Disability Challengers, Lions International and many PTA/PSA’s.

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