25 Jun 2013

Corporate Event at Westminster Abbey Gardens

Westminster Abbey Gardens is a particularly special venue that Bovingdons are privileged to work at.

Westminster Abbey Gardens is only available to hire for a few short weeks during the summer. Not only does this ancient venue have such incredible character but it has hands down the most impressive location in London, right in the shadow of Big Ben, footsteps from the seat of British power.

One company making the most of this unique and unusual venue was GMT Communications who held their 20th Anniversary celebrations in the cloisters and gardens. Here are some photos from the event taken by Lloyd Dobbie...


20 Jun 2013

"The best corporate function I have ever attended"

Photos soon, in the meantime, here are some thank you letters from one of our corporate clients who held their anniversary event at Westminster Abbey Gardens last week...

Hi Julie

I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything last night. Feedback from guests has been excellent. So many people sought me out to thank me last night. Everyone commented on the food, the drinks, the service, the immaculately turned out waiting staff, the flowers, even the loos!

The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, which is just what we wanted.

I’ve attached just a couple of the notes received this morning, I think they speak for themselves. 

I’m sure I’ll be in touch again for the next shindig, but it’s going to be hard to top that!

Thanks again. 

And here are some of the thank you letters SHE received from her guests!

Dear J,

Thank you very much for a great event yesterday – wow, what a truly unique venue, what exceptional people, excellent food and beautiful weather – a stand out event in my professional life.

I wish you all the best in the next 20 years and hope I can contribute my little share to your continued success.

Again congratulations with your exceptional achievement and impressive results.

Looking forward to being in touch soon.

Best regards,



A huge thank you for inviting us to the party.
I think it ranks as the best corporate function I have ever attended.
The venue was superb and (you) were very generous hosts.
A big thank you to Jenny as well for inviting Diana along , it was very kind of you.

Wishing you the very best for the future

Kind regards




Many thanks for the invite last night, fab location, brilliant food and great organisation…… I hope they let you have  the day off to rest !
Really enjoyed the evening.

Well done.

See you soon.


11 Jun 2013

Family Fun Day at Fulham Palace - The Menu

Here is the menu from the corporate family summer fun day at Fulham Palace. As you can see, having a bespoke approach means anything is possible with our menus, including candy floss and posh hot dogs!


 * Cucumber boxes filled with a fresh salad of feta, mint & parsley * Baby bagels with Scottish smoked salmon & cream cheese * Mini quails egg Benedict * Peking duck pancakes * Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare beef & horseradish

BBQ Lunch

Skewered chicken fillets infused with lemon & herbs
Lime and ginger marinated salmon with salsa verde
Cumberland sausages inside buns with onions
Homemade burgers with relish and salad
Little jacket potatoes with sour cream
Red onion and feta galette
Tomato and onion relish, salsa verde and lemon mayonnaise
Baby and wild leaf with feta, cherry tomatoes and croutons
Char grilled Mediterranean vegetables with pine nuts
Garlic and herb bread


Eton Mess

Children's Mini Bite Menu

 - Popcorn chicken
 - Mini tomato and mozzarella pizzas
 - Bowls of warm mini sausages
 - Chicken skewers
 - Bowls of Hula Hoops and crisps
 - Hot dogs with ketchup or French mustard

10 Jun 2013

Family Fun Day at Fulham Palace

A bouncey castle... in a palace?

A construction company contacted us to assist them in organising a well earned summer family fun day at Fulham Palace. Here are some photos by Lloyd Dobbie from the event.

Highlights included:

 - a bouncey castle
 - candy floss and popcorn carts
 - a cork shoot and a cocounut shy
 - a penalty shootout competition
 - wonderful canapes and bowl food (full family fun day menu here >> )
 - entertainment and a posh hot dog dinner for the children 
 - a full BBQ and full bar for the adults