Case Studies

Personal Celebrations

Golden Wedding anniversary

Luncheon for 160 guests in a state of the art marquee with cream interiors and carpets, exquisite floral décor and utterly delicious food. Added touches of memories adorned the walls to celebrate the 50 years.

The more I hear about our party the more I realise how much you were doing behind the scenes as well as what I knew you were doing on the stage-so well done and very many thanks. We have had so many effusive letters praising everything that I think it was an amazing team effort with an excellent leader.   Mrs Robertson

A wedding for 180 guests

To include all on site logistics for marquee, floral décor, all staffing, kitchen and catering equipment as the food was supplied by a restaurant.

I can't thank you enough for running such a fantastic party for us yesterday. I hope you could see that we loved every minute. As you predicted the whole thing ran smoothly, so smoothly we never even noticed the service.
Mrs Chadwick Jones

40th birthday party

At family home in Wigwam style marquees with ‘around the world’ theming and entertainment for 100 guests

Reward Programmes


Staff party for 180 guests to reward a team who had completed a successful three year contract.

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    • RioEvents hired exclusively a 14th century castle. By contrasting an historic building with state of the art lighting both externally and internally it made for a very impactful effect  Very stylish theming and attention to detail, great entertainment throughout the evening, with attentive staff and excellent catering and drinks service ensured a thoroughly unforgettable evening for all those who attended.

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo very much for making Oct 21st a night our team will remember for years to come.  You captured the spirit of our team and delivered absolute excellence with every detail.  Every inch of the location and every minute of the evening was well thought out and managed to perfection.  There are too many highlights to count but I think my favourite was the ‘wow!’s I heard as people walked towards the castle – I knew then that it was going to be a great night, and it was!
Leading Management Consultants

Annual Summer Staff Event

RioEvents took 100 Management Consultants to Paris for the day by Eurostar, on a scripted bespoke Da Vinci Code treasure trail, followed by a party back in London.

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    • Working closely with actors and a director, RioEvents  scripted a bespoke  treasure trail around Paris based on Da Vinci Code for 10 teams of 10px . Two carriages of the Eurostar took the teams over to Paris, en route they were given challenges and clue packs by costumed actors before being let loose in Paris to crack all the clues.  On finding their mystery afternoon destination they partied their way back to London for the finale and prizegiving at a relaxed venue close to St Pancras.

Thank you for doing a great job Rosie -- I felt the day came together really well.  Oliver Wyman

Christmas Parties

Ranging from a top FTSE 100 client whose annual party grew  from 450pax  sit down dinner dance to 3,500 guests on two consecutive nights in the City to tailored parties for 100 to 200 guests at various exclusive venues in London.

Family Fun Day

60th anniversary celebration for 2,000 staff and families in the grounds of the client’s offices. This client has stringent health and safety policies which we had to adhere to and was paramount in securing this event. Event build included marquees for guests and catering, grandstand for horse whispering displays, live stage and various family entertainments.


Inaugural IFA Academy event hosted by a city bank for 60 clients

Unique and highly tailored event for 60 guests including spouses to include IFA conference, spouse programme, evening party and team events the following day.

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    • RioEvents based this event in Scotland at an exclusive Palladian Mansion for the conference and accommodation. Guests were then chauffered to a Stately home for a dinner dance including a Ceilidh followed by country pursuits the following day and lunch at an historic Scottish property. Very challenging event delivery due to adverse weather conditions. All travel logistics, invitation design, programme design and event co-ordination was undertaken by RioEvents

On behalf of everyone who attended the inaugural  IFA Academy I wanted to thank you for all your help in making it a truly memorable and market-leading event.  From the moment guests started to arrive the positive feedback came flooding in and it didn’t stop for the entire 2 days. The meticulous planning that Rosie put in for the many months leading up to this event was worth every minute as the wow factors just kept on coming…and despite the hugely challenging weather, thanks to Alison and Kelly the guests were never once left confused nor disappointed as the agendas changed seamlessly behind the scenes with military efficiency.

Many guests have already pledged significant support for our business next year, and the working sessions we held Friday have proved invaluable in formulating or 2011 strategy with already significant changes to our plans being decided directly on the back of the event.  City Client

European Management Conference and Teambuilding in Barcelona

Co-ordination of conference in Barcelona for 60 delegates for 48 hours including accommodation, teambuilding and evening entertainment.

International Two Day Staff Conference for 130 delegates in Granada

Challenging 2 day international conference programme for 130 staff in Granada, Spain. This included all travel logistics, conference production, entertainment and teambuilding including taking all the delegates onto the ski slopes for an afternoon.

Product Launch

Freeview HD Launch at Channel 4

Launch at Channel 4 offices to industry press and media followed by drinks party in the evening.

thank you so much for a great event. The coverage has been brilliant  in the press it made all the key papers, Guardian, Independent, Daily mail and the industry have been raving about the event too.  Freeview

Bespoke Event Management For Sporting Hospitality Events

Cowes Week from 2002 onwards

Entertaining 20 clients on a 24 hour turn around over 8 days at Cowes Week. To include competitive sailing, premier accommodation with our own chef and personalised service.

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for another fabulous Cowes experience, yet again.

I just wanted to send a short note thanking you so much for last week. I thought the entire Cowes event was fantastic and certainly the best organised I have ever been on (and I've done this at Barclays as a comparison).

I especially thought both of you were amazing and went the extra mile to make everyone feel welcome -  and my clients couldn’t stop talking about how amazing you both were.

The Open 2005 - 2008

Bespoke hospitality and event management during The Open. Exclusive hire of 2,000 acre estate for 2005, boutique hotel for 2006 and 2008 to entertain top end clients for a City client – involved all transport logistics for 35 - 55 guests from UK and overseas. Tailored golf programme playing at qualifying courses as well as attending the Open. All catering requirements, tailoring house to guests needs, separate spouse programme and evening entertainment.

The World Cup

On site event management for two weeks overseeing clients and events at 5 cities.