19th Century Russia party – fit for a Tsar!

Apollo Event Consultants are best known for taking a blank canvas space and transforming it into an immersive world. This party was designed for guests to explore as they move from drinks reception, to dinner, to dancing. For a joint 18th and 21st birthday party, Apollo Event Consultants designed a sophisticated concept reminiscent of  19th century Russia.

Reception – The Look & Feel

 On arrival, guests were offered drinks and canapés in an opulently coloured blue and gold reception area. The stunning marquee was styled by a series of mirrors in ornately carved gold frames and luxurious gold framed paintings. It was styled with beautifully dressed gold scroll benches upholstered in red, with carved console tables. All dressed with glass vases filled with rich red roses and simple cream church candles.

What we loved

One of the most outstanding features is the impressive bespoke semi-circular bar adorned with carved stone detailing in classic arches.

Atop the bar an ice luge was placed, carved into the shape of the iconic St Basils Cathedral in Moscow. Above hung a huge ornate black chandelier, reflective of a great house of the period.

 Dinner – The Look & Feel

A series of classical columns linked by faux balustrade and dressed with lush blue velvet drapes separated the reception and dining spaces.

As guests are called to dinner the drapes were be pulled back to reveal the dining area beyond, and tied off with thick gold tassels. In the dining space an impressive series of four long tables were set, dressed with deep red velvet cloths.

Suspended over head, along the ridge of the marquee, were two magnificent black chandeliers. An additional luxuriously deep red velvet drape was designed to be pulled back later to reveal the nightclub area beyond.

After a mouth watering canapé reception, guests dined on a beautiful dinner menu. The Russian party menu offered mezze to start, fillet of beef for a main course followed by Imperial inspired desserts. The catering selection included vodka and orange jellies as well as a Black Russian Mousse and bitter chocolate custard served in a luxurious Golden Egg.

What We Loved

The beautiful glass and tableware were further complemented by tall candelabra on each table holding striking black candles. Each candelabra was dressed with vibrant foliage and velvety red roses. Trails of foliage dressed the length of the table into which were nestled clusters of cream church candles, Faberge style eggs and clusters of Russian dolls.

The party and dancing: the Look and Feel

When the dancefloor was revealed, guests were brought back to the modern day with a state of the art disco. There was a show-stopping dance area featuring a black and white chequered floor with a backdrop of silver mirror cut panels. This created an eye catching central feature. There was also a chill out area, to rest those dancing feet, styled with black and white furniture.


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