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Why now is the best time to book your corporate event
Corporate event planning hasn’t exactly been smooth over the past two years, with new variants, repeated lockdowns and ever-changing restrictions. But now’s the right time to get back into the swing of it and plan that conference, meeting or exhibiti…
15 March 2022
Plan a Summer 2021 Event
It’s so exciting that we can finally put things in our diary! This Summer is the perfect opportunity to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, friends, family, colleagues or simply making it through a tough year. We’ve put together some ideas …
30 April 2021
Planning a Wedding? 10 Things You Might Have Forgotten...
You have sent out the invites, booked the caterers and designed the décor on Pinterest. But do you have that horrid feeling that you have forgotten something?
Even the best of planners will have something that pops up unexpectedly on the day. Here a…
9 February 2021
Lockdown Wedding Planning
So, you’ve shared the news with family and friends, posted a #theysaidyes photo on social media and had a glass of bubbly to celebrate, but now…Lockdown 3.0. We are here to prove to you that you can still plan your dream wedding while staying at home…
22 January 2021
Behind-the-Scenes with Ellie
We've loved sharing our thoughts and a 'behind-the-scenes' look at our CLC Venues & Events Team. This week, we asked our brilliant Commercial Events Coordinator Ellie about her experience of virtual/hybrid events and working from home.
20 December 2020
The best way to spread Christmas cheer...no matter what tier
A very wise elf once said: ‘The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!’ But what happens when Christmas cheer is restricted to your household or support bubble, and carol singers have had no time to prepare? We’ve come up…
15 December 2020
Behind-the-Scenes with Kallie
This week, we went behind-the-scenes at CLC Venues & Events and asked Commercial Events Coordinator, Kallie, about her top tips for working from home and lockdown life…
Favourite thing about working from home?The commute. I’m not a morning-person so…
4 December 2020
Behind-the-Scenes with Hannah
Are you as nosy as us and love finding out about the teams behind a venue? We asked our Commercial Assistant Manager, Hannah, five questions to find out her thoughts on lockdown and working from home this year...
Favourite thing about working from h…
30 November 2020
A series of interviews conducted by CLC Venues & Events Hannah Dwyer, with innovative Event Professionals from across the UK.
Evolving Events Featuring Amy Bates, Cheltenham Festivals
Evolving Events Featuri…
15 July 2020
Looking to learn more about hybrid events? We’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite blogs and webinars which are all about the world of hybrid events. Don’t forget that information and creative discussion surrounding hybrid events i…
27 November 2020
Fictional Events to Bring to Life in 2021
I don’t know about you but I am missing the small but special moments about events; chatting about the show with fellow theatre-goers in the interval queue for the bathroom, sharing a room with inspirational speakers and hearing the laughs from the w…
17 November 2020
Tips for Planning a 2021 Event...
Anyone got the number for a good Fairy Godmother? It looks like we might need some magic in 2021. Our wish is that the new year will bring a new appreciation for events, as people emerge from spending months on-and-off in their own homes. Certainly, …
10 November 2020
What is a Hybrid Event?
What is a hybrid event? If you've been keeping tabs on the event industry this year, I'm sure you've heard the latest buzzword 'Hybrid Events'. But do you know exactly what this means? If not, let us help you! Bear with us here, as the term is still…
22 November 2020
5 TV Series Event Planners Love...
If like us, you're heading into the winter-tv-coma-season, we've got a few series to add to your list. From weird and wonderful weddings to carnival themed parties, these episodes capture our event-planning imagination and have us dreaming of post-lo…
7 November 2020
5 Must Haves For A Stay At Home Halloween Party
If you’re looking to find a spooktacular scheme of how to celebrate your Halloween at home this year, you’ve come to the right blog!
It may be a smaller occasion than previous years, but why not (trick or) treat yourself and your family to a night o…
15 October 2020
The 'New World' of Hybrid Events
In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in an extravagant, meticulously planned ceremony at Westminster Abbey and everyone was invited. With 8000 people receiving an exclusive invite to attend in-person, the Queen went against Winston Churchill’s wis…
4 October 2020
5 Reasons Why Team Building Is Essential Now More Than Ever
The pandemic has affected all of us and the way we work together. How we come together as a team, how we communicate, and for those coming back to work after furlough, it may feel like restarting a job completely.
This Autumn/Winter sees us potentia…
18 September 2020
Starting a New Job During a Worldwide Pandemic
Although I have to wave from a safe distance and smile under a mask, it is lovely to meet you. My name is Kallie and I joined the CLC Venues & Events Team as the new Commercial Events Coordinator at the beginning of September. I’ve been in the ‘event…
11 September 2020
How Will The Events Industry Look Post COVID-19?
Been to any good events lately? Nope, me neither.
Bar the massive surge in Facebook Live talks and Zoom webinars, the event industry is in full hibernation for the foreseeable future. But although this is a ‘marathon, not a sprint’, in order to pl…
27 April 2020
How To Write A Blog – For First Time Bloggers.
With the world staying inside our homes, keeping connected with one another has become a great priority for people and businesses. As we now are faced with more time on our hands, the opportunity to step back and reflect, start new hobbies and try ne…
15 April 2020
5 Stages of COVID-19 Grief
A very wise lady pointed out to me that we are all going through a grieving process at the losses caused by COVID-19. Sadly for some this is a physical loss of a loved one. But even for the rest of us luckier ones, we still have a sense of loss for t…
8 April 2020
5 Virtual Team Building Activities to Try in Lockdown
As businesses around the world are continuing to work in their teams from different locations, virtual events have correspondingly grown in popularity. But if you’re getting bored of the classic go-to work quiz on Zoom, check out some of these other …
2 June 2020
Manning The Home Front
“Unprecedented” seemed like such an overused word BC (Before Corona), but these past few weeks have earned that title. The generation who can remember the bombs and rationing of WWII are sadly few and far between, and the rest of us Brits have had it…
5 April 2020
National Theatre Day
It’s hard for many in the events industry, especially those in theatre. Our heart goes out to all who are being made redundant, losing freelance work, or facing the closure of their business.
Our own little Parabola Arts Centre is looking very lonel…
26 March 2020
5 Tips For Working From Home
Working from home can be difficult for some people, with daily routine completely changing compared to working in the office. CLC Venues & Events is here to help, and give you some top tips on how to work from home productively. When you’re working …
24 March 2020
How To Run An Event With As Little Stress As Possible
Sometimes it can be overwhelming when planning an event, there are so many details that must be carefully thought through. Almost everyone knows the feeling where things can seem to get on top of us. Here at CLC Venues and Events, we have some top ti…
21 January 2020
Here's Why Our Venues Are Perfect For Your Next Event
Here is why our spaces are perfect for your next event...
Every organisation and client have their own requirements and musts for their events no matter how small or large the event is. This could be a company looking for a venue to hold their month…
21 January 2020
How to reach ultimate productivity when planning your event – in collaboration with Oasis Events
Everyone who has run an event knows that there often feels as though there are never enough hours in the day. Dany and Mark from Oasis Events – Event planners based in the Cotswolds - have collaborated with CLC Venues & Events in this guest appearanc…
9 January 2020
Planning an event? 10 things you might have overlooked!
You’ve sent out the invites, booked the caterers and designed the décor on pinterest. But are you completed prepared for your big event?
No matter how much planning and preparation goes into an event, there’s always something that pops up unexpec…
17 December 2019
First impressions of CLC Venues
Before I get into my first impressions of working at CLC, nice to meet you. My name is Ellie and I’ve recently joined the CLC Venues & Events team here at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. I graduated from University in June this year, finding myself sudde…
2 December 2019
21 WAYS TO BE KIND EVERY DAY
On World Kindness Day's 21st Birthday, here at CLC Venues and Events, we believe we should throw it the biggest party!
To celebrate we have listed 21 ways to be kind not only today, but every day.
Compliment at least 4 people.
Pick up the tab for t…
13 November 2019
10 TIPS TO HELP YOU MARKET YOUR EVENT
1. You’ll need a marketing plan. Create a marketing plan for the event. The more organised you are, the more professional your event will be.
2. Be tireless in your efforts or your event will fail. If you don’t want to be the only person at your ev…
6 February 2018
20 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR WEDDING VENUE BEFORE BOOKING
Planning your wedding can be stressful and it is more than likely the biggest event you will ever plan. We've compiled a list of 20 questions you should ask wedding venues before you book. Each venue will have different policies so it's best to ask …
19 January 2018
Choosing the correct room layout
One of the most important factors to staging a successful event is to ensure that your chosen room layout suits the style of your event. This will not only ensure your delegates have a comfortable experience but that you are also maximizing the poten…
20 November 2017
Tips for choosing your next event venue
Getting the venue right for your event can mean the difference between success and failure. There are a few important factors to consider when choosing a venue, whether it’s a large conference, small meeting, wedding reception or a gala dinner.
13 November 2017
How to plan the perfect Christmas party
The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem something of an unwelcome and scary prospect. You are not alone if that’s how you are feeling about it, as the time constraints and pressure of wanting to organise something that all your…
30 October 2017