In 2017, The Adventurists, a company that runs epic adventures to raise money for charity, attended its annual conference at the City’s Plaisterers’ Hall, London’s largest Livery Hall. Founded by Tom Morgan, who sought to create a more adventurous and spontaneous alternative to predictable backpacking and gap-year trips, the company has raised millions of pounds for different causes in the last few years.
The adventures are designed to be extremely challenging, exposing participants to very high levels of risk. Activities range from the world’s greatest motoring adventure – the incredibly gruelling 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, to the winter Ice Run – a daunting Siberian motorcycle journey on frozen Lake Baikal.
The event included a mouthwatering three-course menu from our catering partner Create Food, an awards ceremony to celebrate The Adventurists’ latest success, and superb live music with dancing. This conference was also the perfect opportunity for the company to launch its brand new adventure: floating in the air while being held by balloons!
Guests arrived at the beautiful Livery Hall for a gin and tonic reception, where they had the opportunity to meet new faces, mingle and admire the beautiful interior. During the reception guests were serenaded by a pianist using the Livery Halls own piano. Later, they were called to dinner at the Great Hall, where they dined beneath exquisite golden chandeliers and corniced ceilings.
For starters, they were treated to baked Camembert and fig tartlet with onion chutney, sweet pea and endive , accompanied with bread rolls and butter. This was followed by a succulent sous-vide Barbary Duck breast with potato hash, artichoke cream, wild garlic, sorrel leaves and pickled carrots and tardviso for the main course. The vegetarian option comprised tasty Artichoke and Tallagio Arancini with accompanying vegetables.
The awards took place during the dessert, which included a delicious Earl Grey-infused panna-cotta with confit orange, honeycomb and citrus coulis, followed by coffee and petit fours mini sweet treats.
After the awards (and some unforgettable posing!), the band took to the stage and guests flocked to the dance floor to let their hair down. At 1am, six and a half hours after the reception began, the bar closed and the spectacular event finally came to a draw.
The Adventurists host these awards for charity and the proceeds go towards their charity partner Cool Earth.
Why choose Plaisterers’ Hall for your next event?
Opposite the Museum of London, Plaisterers’ Hall is just a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral and it’s tube station, as well as Moorgate (tube and rail) and Barbican (tube). It’s equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, video conference facilities, and a full-sized back projection set so you can make the best impression, whether you’re planning an awards ceremony or a corporate reception.
Plaisterers’ Hall’s elegant Neo-Classical interior can house 150-600 guests for standing receptions, 20-374 for dinners, and 40-400 for conferences, so it’s perfect for small or medium-sized events. To find out more, get in touch with the venue team today so we can schedule a private viewing.