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Happy New Year From Smart Group!

Mon 07 Jan 2019

2018 was another successful year for Smart Group: we welcomed nearly 80,000 party-goers to our Christmas parties across London and beyond, we started new partnerships with venues such as Illuminate at The Science Museum, and we delivered some great catering and event management locally and internationally. We can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring…here’s just a taste of what we’re really excited about. 

New venue – Magazine London launching in the summer

If you haven’t heard already, we recently gained a very exciting partnership with Greenwich Peninsula’s newest venue, Magazine London. The venue will officially launch during the summer and will have capacity for 3,000 guests, with the opportunity to expand to 10,000 guests using the adjoining landscaped environment. Two of the Group’s divisions, Moving Venue and Smart Christmas Parties, will come together to deliver exceptional catering and event management, including Christmas parties with an ice-cool après theming. Find out more about these fantastic festive parties here.

Best Companies To Work For Awards at Battersea Evolution

We’re excited to announce that we have a new, prestigious event coming to Battersea Evolution next month: The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For Awards. The annual event will this year celebrate 325 organisations who are placed on 4 lists published by The Sunday Times, and will welcome around 2,800 guests across two nights. Smart Live have been brought on board to help create two inspiring and engaging events for all in attendance, and Smart Hospitality will be serving up delicious catering – watch this space to see how the event unravels! 

18th June to 23rd June – Royal Ascot

Smart Sport are proud to offer world-class hospitality packages at major sporting events around the UK. A highlight each year is Royal Ascot, where we will once again be offering an exquisite day of hospitality at two separate locations in June. 

At The Village Restaurant, guests will experience delectable food by Smart Hospitality, with a three course luncheon and afternoon tea, as well as entertainment including live music, complimentary beer, wine, selected spirits and soft drinks throughout the day, and much more! 

Alternatively, The Villiers Club is Royal Ascot’s prime social spot, where the vibrant atmosphere continues long after the last race. This year, we’re offering a delicious menu, sensational entertainment, and an after-party where you can sip on cocktails from London’s finest mixologists while the sun sets. Live music and DJs will punctuate the evening, and you’ll leave having celebrated this highlight of the social calendar in style. 

We’re excited to be offering superb days of hospitality once again at Britain’s most valuable race meeting. Want to join us? Find out more here. 

New themes launched for Christmas

We’ve had an absolutely cracking run from start to finish this Christmas, a particular highlight being our new theme at Battersea Evolution: Around the World in 80 Days. We are excited to announce our 2019 Christmas themes for our venues across London and beyond, including our newest venue Magazine London. You can find out more about both our shared and exclusive parties here. 

24th-27th September – Ski & Snowboard Festival

The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival has taken place at Battersea Evolution for 4 years now, impressing 30,000 winter sports fans each time. We love how this event truly takes over the venue, both indoor and outdoor, with Mount Battersea (a 50ft kicker with real snow) out front and a Crystal Ice Rink at the back of the venue. Take a look at our 2018 case study here to see how we transform the venue, and to get excited about what’s to come in October 2019.

We wish you all a very happy 2019, and look forward to working with you this year!

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