At the beginning of the year we were approached by one of our current clients to organise a 25th Anniversary event in their grounds. We had previously provided marquee events for this client at their own home, but this event was set to take our work to a whole new level.
After breaking ground at their first site in Leeds in 1993, Rowland Homes has built over 3,500 homes allowing over 10,000 people from first time buyers to growing families to start a new life in a place they can call home.
Before we go on to talk about the event, here’s some fun facts from the Rowland Homes website showing just how times have changed over the past 25 years:
25 years ago:
> The average house price was £51,673
> The price of a litre of fuel was 54p
> A loaf of bread was 75p
> The world wide web was launched to the public
> Jurassic Park was released and became the highest grossing film in movie history until Titanic appeared around four years later
> ‘I’d do anything for love’ by Meat Loaf was the top selling single of the year
How we’d love to go back to a time when fuel was only 54p a litre!
Now on to the event – the brief was to erect a marquee on the front lawn of Farington House (Rowland Homes’ head office) to cater for 600 staff, clients and invited guests for a black tie event. As always we took the brief and added those extra touches to make it “more than just another marquee event”!
The lawn was transformed using three marquees to create an entrance bar area with show stopping aerial champagne pouring from a statement chandelier, a 600 capacity dining area with the latest in HD screens, PA and lighting, and finally stepping down in to a blackout lined dancefloor complete with our booth seating, illuminated furniture and a marvellous mow town band setting the soundtrack to the party.
Following the long-service awards presented by Paul, guests were wowed by not only the dancefloor reveal but also an always popular set of Dodgems to enjoy.
10 – Days To Build
50 – Staff To Tend For all Guests Needs
180 – Bottles of Prosecco
600 – VIP guests
1800 – Plates of Food Served
3975 – Glasses Used
These are just some of the statistics to demonstrate the scale of this magnificent celebratory event and it was our pleasure to share this memorable occasion with the amazing team who make Rowland Homes the company it is today.
Here’s to another 25 years guys!
“Well done guys – fantastic event organised and executed to the last detail.” – Paul Rowley | Chairman