Manchester Central has played host to the annual Eddie Stobart Summer Ball, an evening full of glitz and glamour which raised over £250,00 for children’s charity When You Wish Upon A Star.
Attended by some of Manchester’s best-known faces, including stars from Coronation Street, the night was held in the venue’s iconic Central Hall, which was spectacularly transformed into a circus by event organisers Brown Bear Events.
Hosted by Paddy McGuiness with Vernon Kay as DJ, aerialists, jugglers and clowns entertained the 650 guests, whilst VIP tables, positioned on Eddie Stobart trailers, were raised up and down throughout the evening.
In keeping with the circus theme, Manchester Central’s in-house kitchen team were tasked with bringing the ‘wow factor’ into the menu. After a consultation (and tasting session!) with both Brown Bear Events and the client, the chefs set about devising bespoke dishes for the event. The fun circus brief was clear throughout, from bubble-gum cocktails to homemade popcorn and candy floss as midnight snacks.
Gina Brown, Account Director at Brown Bear Events, said: “There were high standards to be met with high profile clientele attending the event and Manchester Central exceeded them! Everyone who came to the ball thoroughly enjoyed themselves and complimented the venue and space – in particular, we’ve had tremendous feedback regarding the food and service on the evening, it really was excellent”.
Gina also has high praise for the Manchester Central team: “It has been a complete pleasure working alongside the team at Manchester Central – we simply cannot thank everyone enough for their support and commitment in making the Eddie Stobart Summer Ball 2018 a great event to be a part of.
“We really were looked after from start to finish and were made to feel so welcome, handling all of our ‘out of the ordinary’ requests with professionalism. It was inspiring to see that the whole team work together to ensure our event was a success – everyone from the chef, waiters, security down to the event organisers all took such pride in the environment they work in and were all a complete pleasure to work with. We cannot wait to work with the team again on many future events”.