Last week (17-19 Nov), Chelsea Events at Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club, hosted 11 high profile UK-based events agents at its second 48-hour FAM trip, following the success of the inaugural super FAM event earlier this year.
In partnership with some of London’s finest attractions, the Chelsea Events team at Stamford put on an actioned-packed weekend of sightseeing, dining and venue exploration.
The weekend began with guests arriving at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel on Friday afternoon for a hotel tour, followed by a three-course dinner in the Millennium Bailey’s Hotel.
On Saturday, the agents experienced an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Chelsea Football Club, including the newly refurbished West Stand event spaces, before exploring London with Small Car Big City tours, in classic Mini Coopers. Agents then enjoyed a tour and Afternoon Tea at Marylebone’s Langham Hotel, and an exclusive cinema screening of Murder on The Orient Express at the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge.
To round off the fun-packed weekend, agents dined in the dark at Dans Le Noir for a sensory experience in the Clerkenwell restaurant, before returning to Stamford Bridge’s unique underground music venue, Under the Bridge, to attend a ‘Nashville Night’ live country music gig. Agents enjoyed their final night’s stay at one of Stamford Bridge’s two on-site hotels Millennium & Copthorne.
Lauren Gough, Account Director at Venueseeker.com, said: “I had the most incredible time during the FAM weekend, and was truly spoilt. Seeing and experiencing the stadium was really helpful and I absolutely loved the activity, Small Car Big City. The afternoon tea was delightful, the screening was fantastic and dining in the dark was an incredible experience!”
Simon Hunter, Head of Venue & Development at Chelsea Football Club also commented: “We received incredible feedback following our first 48-hour FAM event in March, which resulted in a fantastic level of enquiries and bookings from our hosted agents. This second FAM event has enabled us to show another group of valued agents what London has to offer and working with some of London’s world-class venues really reinforces our belief that London truly is the best place for events.”