60th Birthday party

A birthday like no other


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The Brief

We were approached to devise, design and deliver a 60th birthday party like no other. This was to be a breathtaking event held in the vast and timeless setting of Old Billingsgate. It would need us to draw on every aspect of our creative, technical and management expertise. Our description below only touches the surface.



This magical venue welcomed 300 guests who, in a palatial reception space, were initially entertained by a swing orchestra before being led into the West Hall for a spectacular dining experience. Performing artists included Alexandra Burke, Craig David and Nile Rogers. The celebrations culminated with an indoor firework display, choreographed with projected effects and a shower of confetti.

The response

Mark Beaver, MD of Event Concept, commented: “Event Concept has just completed our most spectacular event, pushing the boundaries of technical production and showcasing the richness of our production design. An inspiring combination of the work of our producers, designers and specialist teams of lighting, audio, video, set and stage builders, and of course the stunning originality of Veevers Carter.”


The inside story

The incredible florals and styling for the evening were designed by Ming Veevers Carter. Ming commented: “We were keen to create a really opulent yet classic design for this event, transforming the space not only with flowers but with beautiful finishes and textures. Feathers and crystals danced alongside ornate stone urns holding perfectly sculpted floral creations with opulent rose garlands.”