Spring is in the air and we are we are in full swing with an exciting programme of events, parties, weddings and dinners for this year and 2018 too! If you'd like to see highlights from 2016, take a look at our video and please do leave us your comments. Click here to visit our website for other blogs and get inspired for your next event.

AC Goes Apres Ski

With this year's ski season in full flow, our party planner Eva Berntsson spent many fun hours creating an apres ski party for our client, Price Forbes at Westminster Boating Base.

A Summer of AC Weddings – 2016

A Summer of AC Weddings

Now the colder weather is finally here, we can look back at a pretty nice summer of 2016. The pop of Champagne corks and flurries of confetti announced The AC’s wedding season for 2016. It has proved to be one of our busiest yet and certainly the most miles traveled. Beautiful brides and handsome grooms enjoyed romance and excitement as their dreams and plans were made a reality by our wedding planners, chefs and operations team.

Delicious, Michelin quality dishes, ‘Great British Bake off’ style competitions for guests, Highland dancing to ceilidh bands and English country garden cream teas were enjoyed by families and friends.

Wedding Combo

This year’s weddings were truly multi-cultural with flamboyant tandoori wallahs and theatrical oyster shuckers serving hungry guest in marquees, orangeries, classrooms and historic London venues. Asian nikkahs, sangeets, mehndis were celebrated in the UK and the stunning surroundings of Barcelona’s Bell Reco and Mas de Sant Llei. The celebrity wedding of Danny and Jody Care was even covered by OK magazine.
Plaicemeal Khazanah


The unique settings of Harrow School, historic Dulwich College, charming Foundling Museum, stunning Syon Park, the Strathtyrum estate in St Andrews plus elegant marquees in private country gardens provided guests with the perfect locations for their celebrations. Some venues were chosen more than once and some dates proved so popular that we had several on the same day.


Here is a snapshot of our deliciously hectic goings-on at weddings alone this summer. (Just imagine the numbers if we had included our private parties, corporate cocktail parties and charity dinners).

At this summers’ weddings, The AC team served;

  • 17,200 canapés
  • 7,500 glasses of cool, sparkling Champagne
  • 1,705 bottles of wine
  • 5,100 bottles of beer
  • 2,800 cocktails
  • 2,950 cups of tea and coffee
  • 4,200 bottles of water
    and finally
  • 12,500 items of china were washed by our unsung heroes, our porters
  • Wedding Dancing

    Our clients were thrilled!

    Christian Daviron wrote

    "Huge thanks to everyone involved in the St Andrews wedding – the Crichtons were truly admirable and we are all so grateful to you and all your people for making Juliette’s wedding a fairytale to remember. The food was excellent, and the service matched it. All the advice was good, too. Whether it was the need for a cloakroom tent, not putting out the starter in advance or the number of canapés, you and your people were right.

    I wanted to pass on my big thanks you and the entire team for a really incredible wedding – I know that the entire family were very happy with the end result.

    I hope we get an opportunity to work together again soon".

    Danny and Jodie Care wrote:

    "Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything yesterday, we both literally had the most perfect day!"

    Chris and Claire Stevens wrote:

    "Thank you all so much for making our day exceptional. When we asked for a casual yet flawless wedding, we didn’t realise how much more advanced planning was required to get the relaxed feel on the day. You pulled it off! All our guests had the best time and we loved every second and Helen is still very proud of her winning cake in the wedding bake off. Thanks for making it a day that we will always remember. We’ll call you for the Christening! "

    Raisa wrote:

    "Thank you for all your hard work and effort to make the wedding special for us all. The food, the presentation and the service were beyond fantastic. The team was extremely professional and everything was set up on time with no delays and was impeccable.

    We have received many compliments regarding how good the food was. Some even said the best they have had at a wedding. Everyone was extremely helpful and did above and beyond. Mauricio was great and ensured guests moved along when needed and was very attentive and made sure the bride, groom and guests were taken care of".


    Corporate Entertaining Opportunity
    The Rolling Stones

    Available to AC clients between April and September 2016

    Taking over the Saatchi Gallery and a world first: EXHIBITIONISM is the first international touring exhibition from The Rolling Stones.

    Featuring over 500 original Stones’ artefacts combined with striking cinematic and interactive technologies, EXHIBITIONISM is an immersive insight into the formidable history of The Rolling Stones and is predicted to be one of London’s hottest tickets for 2016.

    For corporate partners, it provides a unique entertainment platform for clients, guests and employees alike. Your guests will experience private access to rare instruments, iconic costumes, never been seen before personal items and album cover artwork alongside fine dining and hospitality.

    This immersive journey of The Rolling Stones is a unique opportunity ideal for receptions and sit down dinners. Click here for more information on EXHIBITIONISM

    For more information call
    Mauricio Blasetti
    +44 (0) 20 7326 3834

    The AC – Voted into List of Most Influential in the UK Events Industry

    It’s time for some gentle trumpet blowing. We are very excited and proud that one of our Directors, Ruth Lawton Owen features in the top 50 on the Event Magazine 100 list. In fact she ranked 43rd in this list of most influential people in the UK events industry. Congratulations Ruth.

    Launching of MAIA

    Wednesday 27th January heralded the hugely successful launch of The Admirable Crichton’s exclusive Asian catering and party design brand -  Maia by The AC. We would like to thank everyone who helped make it possible, our amazing suppliers who supported us so generously and of course our charming guests. Guests, suppliers and staff had a ball and are all eager to work on forthcoming Maia events. Here are a few highlights from the evening.

    For further information about
    Maia, call our events team on
    t: +44(0) 20 7326 3800
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