our brief was to find a venue for an annual drinks reception hosted by the new president of the chartered institute of taxation (ciot). this year the new president did not have a steer of venue style or type, however wanted to ensure the guests enjoyed themselves, asking seven events to be creative and think of a venue that we found particularly exciting


broadening our search to a wide range of venues throughout central london enabled us to come up with a variety of options, including some spaces that had been recently refurbished or opened. the rumpus room, design museum and bond exhibition were a few of the high contenders, but the winning choice was the wallace collection, home to one of europes finest collections of works of art, paintings, furniture armour and porcelain. arranging for guides to be on hand throughout the evening allowed guests to ask questions about the collections, whilst sipping on a glass of champagne and being tray served delicious canapes throughout the evening. a string trio completed the event, providing upbeat background music for guests to listen to whilst they mingled through the spaces.

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