Venue Member Showcase


Part of belonging to the NAWP is the benefit of our assistance in helping to promote and aid our members in building and increasing their businesses. Last month saw us trial our first Venue Member Showcase.
Our members, The Jockey Club Rooms , approached us in regard to hosting a venue showcase with a difference. We know that creating an event or experience that is something special, and a little outside the norm, that showcases the venue’s potential, is key to getting guests interested in the event and making the it worthwhile for everyone.
The Jockey Club Rooms came up with the alluring title ‘Wedding Professionals’ Adventure’. Some of our other members partnered with them on the event, one of whom, Armorial, created the luxury invitations that were sent to the exclusive invitee list.


Home House were our hosts for the London pick up point. Lester and Lucy welcomed guests with a short introduction to the two days’ events. Guests enjoyed champagne and canapes while taking a tour of Home House’s facilities. In the meantime, their luggage was being loaded into waiting Bentleys ready to whisk everyone up to Newmarket in comfort and style.
At The Jockey Club Rooms, Siobhan welcomed everyone and Afternoon Tea was served in the Morning room. Guests enjoyed chatting and networking for a couple of hours before retiring to their luxurious rooms to change for dinner.
At 7pm, champagne was served in the Morning Room before Charles welcomed everyone and took guests on a tour of The Jockey Club Rooms. After this, dinner was announced and guests were led through to the Dining Room where a sumptuous table was set for the 20 Wedding industry professionals, all looking forward to a fabulous dinner.
Charles and Lucy welcome everyone before handing over to Tom Harrow from Honest Grapes who introduced the wines that would be sampled with the 6 course meal, featuring exquisite Frerejean Freres Champagne.
The table was set with beautiful blooms by Paula Pryke.


The next morning, guests were up early ready for a jaunt out to the gallops. A short drive from the club, Charles escorted guests to explain the history of Newmarket racing and explaining the training the horses and jockeys undergo each day.
Back at The Jockey Club Rooms, a hearty breakfast was served in the Committee Room. Siobhan then thanked everyone for coming and introduced the guest speaker, Christopher Mills from The Events Mill. Christopher spoke of his journey through events to the creation of The Events Mill, explained his inspiration and showcased some of his inventions and events. Guests were left thoroughly inspired and suffering creative overload!


The Bentleys were waiting outside, luggage loaded, ready to take guests back to London and an afternoon back in the office…

Professional photography by Stuart Wood Photography
Cake by Abigail Bloom Cake Company 

Article Posted: 23/03/2016