ACEs were delighted to return to Clifton College to deliver a week of Commemoration Celebrations.
As the sun shone we welcomed Old Cliftonian’s who graduated prior to 1966. They were welcomed with a chapel service and summery buffet lunch before enjoying tours of the much-changed school and their old boarding houses. A wonderful occasion to witness old friends reconvene and share special memories.
Both the pre–school and upper school enjoyed a day of speeches for 900 and 1,800 respectively, reflecting on their time at the school and their opportunities as leavers – both of these were followed by seated buffet lunches. We also co-ordinated and support an inter-house dance competition on the Friday evening and re-set after the upper school speeches and lunch on the Saturday to welcome 450 sixth form students, their parents and teachers to a celebratory ball.
Dressed with decadent feathers, sparkling centerpieces and detailed masks, this years masked ball looking stunning as the sun set on the CMC marquee. As guests arrived for a fizz reception on the lawns our chefs to the finishing touches to their Italian banquet.
As evening fell the dancefloor filled and the wonderful band ensured that everyone was on their feet until the early hours.
The logistics and overall management of the entire event falls to ACEs, covering the structures, power, lighting, furniture, staging, linen, hire and kitchen provision and all the staffing to make the events happen for the transition between each set up. The bar, catering, entertainment and décor for the ball is also managed by ACEs with input from the Clifton College ball committee. A great event with a lot of time and focus to ensure a brilliant delivery each and every year.