Work Experience with Alastair Currie Events

I was so pleased to have the opportunity to gain some work experience with Alastair Currie Events this autumn. I am in my final year of an events management degree, and have just finished a year on work placement with a charity. The type of events and roles I experienced on my placement were very …

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International Birthday Traditions

We thoroughly enjoy hosting birthday parties for our guests, from 3rd birthday parties to a milestone 70th, we think every year is the perfect chance to celebrate. Traditionally birthdays in British culture are synonymous with cake, candles and cards. But this isn’t the case worldwide, we’ve uncovered some incredible birthday traditions facts from across the …

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MoonWalk London 2018

Nestled in the heart of London, Alastair Currie Events ventured to the glorious Clapham Common for Alastair’s 14th MoonWalk. Founded by Nina Barough, Walk the Walk hosts marathons across the world in order to raise incredible funds for breast cancer. We are absolutely delighted to be involved with the Moonwalk London and Moonwalk Edinburgh annually. …

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How to Host the Perfect Garden Party

The classic garden party is an event rich in styling and culinary potential, we’re always keen to introduce a signature colour, cocktail or taste sensation – we take great pride in designing a wide variety of Summer soirees and look forward to what this coming season has to bring. Choices of sparking receptions with a …

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Chinese New Year

As a team, Alastair Currie Events are incredibly interested in travel, different cultures and learning more about the most hidden corners of the world. Our love of exploring, combined with a passion for holidays and adventures, means we often bring inspiration from afar into our parties. Chinese New Year, one of the biggest events in the …

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Marquees for Wakes and Funerals

With their flexibility, personalisation and intimate layout options, marquees can be hugely personal choices for wakes and funerals. We were honoured to be asked to assist our client in hosting a wake at their family home. At what was understandably a difficult time, we wanted to create a calm and beautiful space for our client …

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Event Catering Inspiration

Cooking for the masses can be really daunting; anyone who has just hosted Christmas dinner for the whole family will be well aware how difficult it can be to pull the menu together at exactly the right moment – let alone deciding on what you actually wish to serve! So how does it work when …

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History of Weddings

Have you ever wondered how the modern day wedding was created? We’ve investigated the history of weddings. In 1076 it became the law to be married by a priest, but it wasn’t until the 16th century that a witness and certificate became compulsory. By 1546 couples were already celebrating honeymoons, by quite literally consuming honey …

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Centrepieces – Creative and Captivating

When organising any event, we know that the visuals are fundamental. Our incredibly talented designer works tirelessly to create stunning centrepieces which capture the mood, imagination and attention of our guests. We recently hosted a shoot day at our client’s stunning home nestled in the Gloucestershire countryside. Inspired by Autumnal days and the great outdoors …

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Introducing CMC Marquees

We are delighted to introduce our new sister business CMC Marquees! Managed by Alastair Currie and Stuart Henderson, the pair have over 30 years’ experience in the event and marquee industry. This formidable friendship began when they met on site erecting marquees many years ago, together they bring a wealth of knowledge and an abundance …

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