Bubble Booths photo booth hire was thrilled to be part of innovative caterers Harbour & Jones’ Extravaganza event, a seasonal celebration for all their clients. The venue for this very special party was the crypts at St Paul’s Cathedral, which turned out to be a wonderfully atmospheric space in which to hold an event like this on a grand scale. The theme was Victorian so the prop box offering, specially put together for the event, for our photo entertainment booth included Victorian masks, feather boas, top hats, bonnets and monocles.
Harbour and Jones are known for their eye for detail and this event was no exception. As guests arrived at the South Door they were welcomed by one of Harbour & Jones management team, directed towards the cloak room and reception desk, then guided downstairs to the vaulted crypts where the event was based. Those who wanted to fully appreciate the chance to look around the magnificent interior of St Paul’s Cathedral and enjoy the atmosphere were able to take short guided tours.
Those heading downstairs into the crypts were greeted by a charming member of the Harbour and Jones team stationed by Wellington’s tomb and pointed in the right direction, past the tomb of national nautical hero Nelson into the main crypt area where the festivities began! Harbour and Jones, noted for the quality of their food, had really gone to town on the catering – beautifully-decorated tables along the length of the space were groaning with food, from oysters and seafood to British farmhouse cheeses, with hog roast rolls going down very well indeed. An eye-catching centrepiece was a huge ice sculpture of St Paul’s Cathedral, which attracted much appreciative comment. Next to this, arranged on crushed ice, were dainty glass bowls filled with elegant portions of different sweet foams – mango, passion fruit and chocolate – sprinkled with toppings such as raspberry ‘caviar’ to add texture.
Round the corner from the food was the entertainment area, which is where we were with Bubble Booths, complete with our array of Victorian props for people to choose from. As ever, Bubble Booths proved to be a popular attraction, with people queuing up to have their photos taken. Our friendly and helpful booth attendants, smartly turned out in black suits, fitted in a treat and did a great job of suggesting which props to choose, from smart top hats to intriguing masks. People were thrilled with the quality of the prints, with several of the guests returning again and again to have yet another go, with another friend or colleague or wearing different props. It was really heart-warming having the guests thank us and to hear comments like “This is such fun” and “Your booth looks great – so tasteful”. Lots of people talked about booking Bubble Booths for their own events, which is always music to our ears. At the end of the night, the Harbour and Jones team, from chefs and waiters to senior management couldn’t resist having a go in the Bubble Booths photo entertainment booth too. They’d seen how much fun their guests had had using the booth and leaped at the chance to prop up and have their photos taken, which just shows the appeal. We were thrilled with the whole event and very chuffed to have been asked to take part in such a memorable extravaganza at St Paul’s Cathedral.