Event Companies in London
The AC - A Market Leader
The Admirable Crichton is a highly respected, long-established events company based in London. We are well known for contemporary, polished, beautiful parties with the highest levels of services and delicious food.
Since 1981 when we opened the doors, we have gained an enviable reputation as one of the premier event companies in London. We are known as industry leaders in design and event management and proudly hold a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales. It is the mix of experience, creativity, forward thinking and the pursuit of excellence that allows us to remain a contemporary, and innovative events business.
A Complete Service
The AC are legendary for creating dazzling parties and elegant private dinners in homes, venues and marquees in the UK and around the world. Our talented and dedicated team of planners, chefs and operational staff design and manage each event from our London offices.
Fine heritage, vast experience in high quality events and innovative thinking from a friendly and knowledgeable team set us apart from our competitors. We always have the perfect venue, ideas and suppliers to make any party memorable.
Fine Dining, Breakfasts, Canapés and Bowl Food Receptions, Street Food and Much More
Our delicious food, which is regional and ethically sourced, and is lovingly prepared in our London kitchens by highly trained chefs led by head chef Andy Ritchie.
Meet our Head Chef
Andy Ritchie leads our talented kitchen brigade and is responsible for menu design and the execution of our full events programme throughout the year. His passion for designing menus that demonstrate flair, creativity and great flavours is evident in all that he does.
Andy has extensive experience in many sectors of the industry; alongside working for several catering and event companies in London and elsewhere, he spent time as the personal chef for a well known billionaire investor and travelled the world cooking for a leading F1 team.
Precision, Planning and Delivery
A highly skilled and experienced event planner guides each client seamlessly through the planning process and our fully trained, charming and helpful staff always ensure each guest receives the best service throughout an event.
Our London kitchens and warehouses are brimming over with equipment and design objects and our precision and attention to detail are legendary. This reputation, together with our extremely high catering standards, led to our receiving a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales that you will read more of in the next section.
This combination, together with our strong relationships with world leading suppliers and experts allows us to offer a more inclusive service than other party designers or catering companies in London.
The AC and our Royal Warrant
The highest quality, regardless of budget or party style
Royal Warrants of Appointment are a mark of recognition issued to those who supply goods and services to the households of The Royal Family. We were proud to be awarded a Royal Warrant to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales in 2003 and are one of only two caterers in the UK to receive this accolade.
To our clients, this represents our key values of impeccable standards in catering and planning as well as the exceptional service they can expect from their party.
Venue and Destination Experts
The AC is renowned for providing a luxury experience in any setting, however large or small. We work regularly in London’s most beautiful Palaces, museums and iconic spaces and were forerunners in creating destination weddings and parties anywhere in the world.
Another of our specialties is dinner parties in private homes, where a private chef creates a delicious menu with our waiting staff and sommelier serving the food and wine to hungry guests. We will provide a design service for the table and rooms where guests will eat and relax, arranging floral displays and providing the china and glassware to impress guests.
However, if you have somewhere else in mind, please discuss it with our planners. We are pleased to offer a full search and booking service for anyone using our catering or design services, at no extra cost.
What Our Clients Say About Us
We receive hundreds of thank you letters, emails and notes from happy clients, so here is a recent one that will provide a flavour of what they think about The AC.
From Suzanne Williams, Managing Director, Chameleon Events
‘We’ve recently worked with Admirable Crichton at The Wallace Collection for a very exacting and prestigious client. Ruth and her team not only made our lives so easy but produced food that was the most sumptuous works of art I’ve ever seen – and in 29 years in the business, that’s a lot.
I gauge a supply partner on their agility, flexible attitude and quality of delivery – and The AC team scored 10 out of 10 on everything.'
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