A Full Venue Affair!
Christmas is a time to get everyone together, share some laughs and reflect on the year that was. So when Crown Perth were looking for a venue to celebrate the season, they chose a full venue takeover at Latitude Perth for their 260 employees and family to enjoy a full-blown festive bash!
We spoke to Hilary Davies, to find out all about their recent celebrations for their Social Club’s Family Christmas Party in December. The event entailed 3-hours of exclusive full venue hire and made it a Christmas party their guests will never forget!
Why did you choose Latitude for your celebration? We were celebrating our Social Club’s Family Christmas Party and needed a special unique venue for our 260 guests to enjoy and celebrate – and Latitude was the perfect choice!
Which activity did your guests love most? Most guests said they tried everything at Latitude with the (12 unique) climbing walls seeming to be the most popular!
Aside from our activity floor, you also brought in other activations for your guests to enjoy, tell us about them? We brought in the traditional Santa, throne, Christmas trees and decorations, then added face painters, balloon twisters, a DJ spinning up-beat Christmas songs, and a magician/illusionist who did a 15 minute stage show, then proceeded to roam for the remaining 2 hours performing card and hand illusion tricks. It was busy and fun…
Was there a highlight of the day for you? Just seeing all of the smiling faces, whether it was a family enjoying a climb, or a nanna and pop enjoying a coffee in the beautifully located café area or watching a child’s face as a balloon took on the shape of their favourite character. There were smiles everywhere…
Our Crew had as much fun as your guests at the event! Can you tell us how they helped make the day enjoyable and memorable? Firstly, there were plenty of crew, and that really put people at ease, as there was always someone there to assist them and also encourage them. Secondly, the crew were brilliantly interactive, and picked up on the family fun vibe and ran with it. Yes, they seemed to have just as much fun as our guests, they were awesome.
An amazing event like this would’ve taken time to organise. How did you find working with our team to plan this event? My visits to Latitude, and the email and phone contact were excellent. My two main suppliers Rosie-O Entertainment and Murby Productions liaised with the venue direct regarding bumping-in the day prior, etc., and were treated very well. On the day, it was no trouble asking for another chair, or to move a table, and the crew were obviously pleasant and so helpful, to make our event great.
And lastly, any advice for people thinking about a Full Venue Hire at Latitude? It is the ultimate venue, as you get all of the wonderful activities, and you could just leave it at that, but you have the scope and areas to also bring in other activities. The air conditioning suited the 38-degree heat, and there could have been a thunderstorm, and my guest would have all been snug as a bug in a rug inside LATITUDE. It was brilliant. The positioning of the café on the mezzanine area overlooking the ‘action’ is brilliant.
Photos supplied by Crown Perth with credit to Mark Rosenthal Photography