The Diploma of event management students were placed into groups as part of the functions subject. Our team was called Bella Events. We were allocated the U3A Lunch hosted on Wednesday the 13th June 2018 in The Angliss Restaurant.
Our client U3A is an international movement whose aims are to educate mainly retired members of the community—those in their third ‘age’ of life. The theme for the lunch was a ‘touch of tartan’ inspired by Scotland, with Scottish dancers and music featuring throughout the luncheon.
The Angliss restaurant was styled in tartan, perfectly matching the theme. The centrepieces had a tartan ring, topped with a mirror, a fish bowl and baby breath flowers. Tartan was also featured as soon as guests arrived on the registration desk. It was set up to be an elegant affair.
The Afternoon began with our client Anne giving an opening speech with an insight into the history of Scotland whilst Scottish music played, inviting guests to be seated to officially commence the luncheon. Guests were dressed in tartan, instilling a sense of enthusiasm amongst everyone in attendance, already creating a vibrant atmosphere.
All 116 guests had a 3 course lunch at the Angliss restaurant. In between courses there was entertainment sections, one being a group of Scottish dancers. They were very energetic prompting the entire crowd to join in, with the entire restaurant breaking out into a loud applause. Then there was the mystery prize which left guests in awe, scurrying to
find out what the prize was. The entire room had an
electric atmosphere, as Anne read out the winners of the raffle and people cheered for an encore. To end the afternoon the Scottish dancers performed one last time as the crowd cheered them off.
Although there were challenging moments throughout the event such as having 19 dietary requirements and some meals being a bit behind schedule, it was overall a very
successful day. The client was extremely pleased, thanking all of the team (Ana, Bree, Lexie, Lyn and Estelle) for all their efforts to keep the event running smoothly.