THE GREAT BIG EVENT COMPANY BLOG

At The Great Big Event Company We Are Proud Of Our 25-Year Heritage, Providing The Best Events in Surrey and Beyond!

For advice and inspiration about your next event, take a read of our blog!

STEP INTO SPRING WITH OUR NEW OFFERINGS

We’re excited to share with you our two new production kitchens, delivering an array of catered events. From afternoon teas to public event catering and fine dining, our versatile kitchens design menus tailored to your needs. Whether it’s a corporate hamper for a colleagues’ retreat, or a personal catered event, we’re here to serve you.

UNLEASH YOUR INNER CREATIVE - LAUNCHING IN 2024

Who says creativity is reserved for artists? At The Great Big Event Company, we believe in tapping into that inner wellspring of creativity that resides in all of us. It’s about stepping out of the ordinary and embracing the playful side that often lies dormant in our day-to-day lives. That’s precisely why we’re thrilled to announce that in the new year, we will be launching new activities for our clients to pick from in our unique venues across the Surrey Hills.

THE 5 REASONS TO THROW AN OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you might be wondering whether it’s worth the effort to throw an office Christmas party this year. We’re here to tell you that it absolutely is! Read on to discover why!

ELEVATE YOUR CORPORATE CATERING

Here at The Great Big Event, we're here to ensure that your office catering requirements in Surrey are beyond the usual sandwich platter with food that can be enjoyed by all. Our culinary offerings goes beyond conventional catering, ensuring that your corporate gatherings are partnered with flavoursome food from locally sourced suppliers whether you are looking for a partner to provide ongoing support, or for a one-off meeting or party.

MARQUEES FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Whether you're planning a milestone birthday bash or a magical wedding reception in a marquee, our expertise in design and event planning ensures a seamless and memorable experience!

UNCOVER THE MAGIC OF UNIQUE VENUES AND FABULOUS FOOD

Planning an event in Surrey? We have a knack for discovering unique venues and collaborating with talented chefs, ensuring your event stands out from the rest.

MAXIMIZING YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH THE RIGHT SUPPLIERS

From the venue and catering, to the decorations and entertainment, every aspect of your event contributes to the overall experience for your guests. And choosing the right suppliers to suit the tone of your event can make all the difference.

WINTER PARTIES

Our winters in the UK can be pretty long, with the dark nights, short days and nippy weather – but they certainly do not have to be boring. In fact, we think they are one of the best times to arrange a party or celebration.

BEYOND THE SANDWICH PLATTER

When you think of a corporate working lunch, I am sure a sandwich buffet comes to mind...! Here at the Great Big Event kitchen, we are on a mission to ditch the classic sandwiches and provide lunches that are delicious and nutritious, and most importantly, loved by all.

GATHERING YOUR LOVED ONES TOGETHER!

Planning on hosting a party yourself this year? Whether you hope to invite a group round for finger food and fizz, or wanting to host a sit-down dinner with all the trimmings, why not let the Great Big Event help you feel like a guest at your own party?

FINGER FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Whether you call them canapés, finger foods, or hors d'oeuvres – these well-presented small nibbles are so often the highlight of an event...

PARTY LIKE IT’S 2020 (OR 2021)!

Missed a special occasion or milestone birthday in the last year? With the various restrictions and lockdowns which have been in place across the country over the last year, many joyous occasions were sadly downgraded to the infamous “zoom” parties, or to very small gatherings.

SECOND TIME AROUND WEDDINGS

Life does not always go the way you might predict. It could be that a spouse has passed away, or simply that you’ve fallen out of love and hence the best decision is for you to part and find happiness with someone else.

TOP TIPS FOR MARQUEE CELEBRATIONS

Here at The Great Big Event Company, we have many years experience planning marquee celebrations. Read on to discover some essential tips for hosting a remarkable marquee celebration this year.

A WEEK OF DELICIOUS DELIGHTS AT SURBITON TENNIS 2023

We're still buzzing with excitement after an amazing week at the prestigious Surbiton Tennis Tournament 2023.

PARTY ENTERTAINMENT

Whether it’s a corporate event, a wedding, or a private party, you want to keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout the event. Adding entertainment to your party agenda can make your event unforgettable, leaving your guests talking about it for years to come.

CATERING AT SPORTING EVENTS

When you are having a day out at a sporting event, here at The Great Big Event, we understand that having fantastic food to accompany your day is of great importance. For everyone in attendance, whether that be fans or athletes, it can ruin your day if you feeling hungry or parched!

2022: WHAT A BLAST

As we see 2022 coming to an end, we have a lot to be grateful for. From providing the catering at the LTA Surbiton Tennis and organising some of the most magical parties and weddings, to corporate lunchtime catering and more still to follow - we've had a great year!

BRINGING THE CHRISTMAS PARTY TO YOU

With our expertise in dressing spaces of all shapes & sizes and catering, why not use The Great Big Event Company for your Christmas party in 2022? With a focus this year on bringing the party to your office/home, we reveal a few of our menus to get your taste buds excited too!

OUR SUMMER IN PICTURES

From weddings and anniversary parties, to corporate catering and hospitality events, we've had a magical summer.

Hosting The Perfect Brunch Party

Next time you are planning on putting on a party, perhaps you should consider a brunch event. Read on to find out why!

Corporate Catering

From business lunches, and full day delegate catering, to stand up bowl food, The Great Big Event can be trusted to deliver all of your corporate catering requirements.

PLANNING THIS SEASON'S BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Dare we mention the word Christmas yet? If you’re hoping to have a Christmas party this year, however big or small, we would say you need to start talking about it and planning needs to start! Whether you’re looking to host a Christmas dinner party, a festive afternoon tea, or a drinks and canape soiree, now’s the time get into the holiday spirit and start organising it.

THEMED PARTY INSPIRATION

As well as the joy they bring, themed parties are a great way of piecing together all the elements of a party. With the outfits matching the venue décor, music, invitations and food, with a bit of thought and creativity, the events can be quite the showpiece! Far from a child’s themed party, when done well, they are sophisticated and glamorous.

WHY A MARQUEE IS ALWAYS THE BEST PARTY VENUE?

Extremely versatile in the design, venue and set up, using a marquee to celebrate an occasion gives you the perfect blank canvas to make a celebration totally “you”.