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Where can I organise an Awards Dinner in Leicester? Let Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel make it easy for you.

Where can I organise an Awards Dinner in Leicester? Let Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel make it easy for you.

11 December 2020

An Awards Dinner is often held in the evening and most commonly a Black Tie occasion, however the event can be more informal if preferred.  The Awards Dinner is a way of recognising excellence in your industry or simply saying ‘thanks’ to your staff, awards ceremonies are a brilliant way to bring everyone together for an evening of fun.

Organising an Awards Dinner can a big deal. It begins with finding an exceptional venue.  Award Dinners tend to be glamorous, so the venue needs to reflect that fact. Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel is the ideal venue for such an occasion. Approach the Kings Hall via the grand, imperial staircase leading into the glass domed reception area. Through the impressive mahogany doors, you enter the last original Victorian ballroom in Leicester, still boasting its period features including two striking marble fireplaces. This magnificent hall at Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, with its high ceiling adorned with golden cherubs and classic chandeliers, is a unique setting to celebrate success.

Suggestions for a successful event

At the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel we will make every effort to guide you through your Awards Dinner and Ceremony.

How many awards are there? The award ceremony should last no longer than 40 minutes. You want to celebrate success not send your audience to sleep with hundreds of awards. Make it short and to the point. At Mercure Leicester, the events team will work with you from the beginning.

Have the starter already plated as this will save time. The event should run something like this – starter followed by presenting three awards. Clear the starter present three awards. Serve and clear the main course and present three awards, serve dessert and clear. Let the catering staff finished as soon as possible so you can get to coffee and let the awards be complete. Choose a menu that is simple and fun. Try to include arrival canapés; they will keep hunger at bay until the main event. The Kitchen, Food & Beverage team at Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel has got decades of experience in organising stunning events.

Add music to accompany the winners as they collect their awards. Be creative; match the music to the winner. You could add a few lighting and confetti cannons etc.

At the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel we offer a wealth of knowledge regarding Award Ceremonies and Dinners and we look forward to working with you soon.