There has been a palpable feeling of scepticism in certain circles relating to the fact that the venues hosting the 2012 London Olympics could become ‘White Elephants’ upon the games’ conclusion, just as the Millennium Dome did shortly after the turn of the new century celebrations. Thankfully, the Olympic Park Legacy Committee have begun to reassure the public by stating confidently that the vast majority of Olympic venues shall become fabulous events spaces shortly after the closing ceremony. The 3,500 seat Aquatic Centre could be turned into a dry venue thanks to rising floors within the pools and a 20,000 square metre events lawn is to be built alongside the main stadium, to be used for exhibitions and conferences.
What really drew us towards this story however was the feasibility of utilising the towering Orbit, a grand structure with a viewing platform over a hundred metres up and offering views across the city, for the most unique of Christmas parties London style. According to organisers, this platform could be used to host events, such as Christmas parties, for up to 300 people. According to head of corporate events at Eventa, Lara Behrens, the Park could become something of a hotbed for festive bashes:
“Absolutely; the OPLC have stated that bringing events to the area once the games have ended is of paramount importance. We have singled out the Orbit as a venue that we’d like to host parties at. It won’t be ready in time for Christmas parties 2011 of course, but just imagine standing up there on that heated viewing platform, sipping Champagne and looking out over London’s twinkling landscape?”
In case you hadn’t noticed, we here at Eventa are big fans of our ‘Christmas parties in the sky’. We are proud to be promoting events in such high places as the Gherkin and the Millbank Tower. We’re taking things underground with Christmas parties being held in the London Dungeon and even onto the River Thames with our festive dinner cruises. London Christmas parties won’t know what’s hit them in 2011!