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B4’s Night to Remember in The Saloon at Blenheim Palace

What an unforgettable and privileged night B4 members and their guests enjoyed in the incredible surroundings of The Saloon at Blenheim Palace in October. Sixty guests enjoyed a champagne reception in the Great Hall before the Saloon’s doors opened to reveal beautifully set tables, complete with Halloween table decorations supplied by event stylist, Tina Rosser (of TJR Event Styling and Management) and B4’s oldest member, an immaculately dressed skeleton.

Photography by: Rob Scotcher

Blenheim Palace’s Chief Executive, Dominic Hare, addressed the guests following a delicious three course meal served with fine wines alongside a roaring fire, all in great company. Dominic highlighted the progress his team have made since he was appointed CEO whilst refreshingly admitting that some targets were still to be achieved in a challenging environment. Dominic added, “We were very proud to welcome the best of Oxfordshire business to the Great Hall and Saloon of the Palace.  Hosting the B4 Platinum dinner is a signal honour and it was an immensely enjoyable occasion for us.  We took the opportunity to share some of the challenges we face as well as our successes and we had a great deal of kind and supportive feedback. Thank you Richard, Tina and the B4 team.”

B4’s Richard Rosser added: “Thank you to Dominic Hare and the team at Blenheim Palace for a first class evening hosted in the incredible Saloon. Food and service were excellent and it was fantastic to see so many B4 Members in attendance. All in all a hugely successful evening with excellent introductions made and existing relationships built on.”

The Saloon has now been transformed as part of Blenheim Palace’s Christmas Light extravaganza…..which is WELL worth a visit. Take in the Palace and the Light Trail, not forgetting the Christmas Market with some great local product on sale.

About The Saloon

The Saloon is the palace’s State Dining Room, with walls and ceilings painted by French decorative artist Louis Laguerre. The room is still used by the Duke of Marlborough and his family every year for their Christmas dinner and is perfect for dinner or a drinks reception, and offers a unique and luxurious venue for your celebration. Combine the Saloon with the Great Hall for a drinks reception for up to 250 guests or dinner for up to 150 guests.

About Blenheim Palace

A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience for visitors.  Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. Enter the Palace and explore the gilded State Rooms and priceless collections set against striking stonework, and experience the beauty and magnificence of this Grade I listed building.

About TJR Event Styling and Management

TJR Event Styling and Management are experts in event planning and management. Having worked on successful projects in the past including the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards, Business in Oxford and private weddings and celebrations, contact Tina to discuss your next event requirements. From single table decorations to complete event management and planning, Tina has a wide range of experience to suit all occasions.

Contact: 07824 154 642.

Companies Represented at the B4 Dinner

Artesian
Blake Morgan
Blenheim Palace
Breckon & Breckon
BrookStreet des Roches
Carter Jonas
Chapman, Robinson & Moore
CIS Ltd
Connecting to Excellence
CQR Consulting Ltd
Critchleys
Ellard Outloud
Focus ORM
Freeths
Grant Thornton
G-SMATT EUROPE
HMG LAW LLP Solicitors
James Cowper Kreston
Jennings
Jurys Inn
Knights PLC
London Oxford Airport
Metro Bank
Moonlite
Newbury Racecourse
Owen Mumford
Oxford Fine Dining
Rhodes House
Ridge & Partners
Sandra Homewood Funerals
Shaw Gibbs
Sobell House
Think Inspire & Create
Tilney
Unipart Group
Wellers
Wenn Townsend

Feedback from Attendees

“Truly impressive event. Thank you Richard Rosser and the amazing team at Blenheim Palace. The palace is a valuable and vital supporter of B4 and Oxfordshire Voice.”
Simon Howson-Green, Independent Consultant

“Fantastic, thank you so much to B4 / Blenheim Palace and of course all of the hospitality team members for a truly memorable  evening”
Darren Jeffs, Sandra Homewood Funerals

“Such a privilege to be hosted in this wonderful venue. Thanks to all at B4 and the Blenheim Palace team.”
Greg Barnes, Breckon & Breckon

“Fantastic evening and venue. Thank you B4 and the Blenheim Palace hospitality team.”
Tanya Warner, Blake Morgan