London’s original caterers, Payne & Gunter, has retained their position as an accredited catering supplier for Merlin Events. Merlin’s world-famous attractions are some of the most visited in London; but by night they turn into lively venues for corporate events, dinners and receptions.
The appointment will continue Payne and Gunter’s longstanding relationship with London’s iconic venues and attractions. The team from Payne & Gunter will be on hand to deliver catering concepts for exclusive events held at Merlin’s venues including Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE London.
Madame Tussauds is used to hosting VIPs so, whether it’s an awards ceremony for 400 people, or a cocktail party for 1,000 guests will rub shoulders with stars from the stage and screen.
Diving into events at SEA LIFE London, the underwater oasis can be transformed into an incredible events space, with rooms hired exclusively for those looking to host unforgettable experiences, from stunning gala dinners to silent discos.
Payne & Gunter have recently catered for a variety of occasions, including a vibrant food stall reception showcasing the latest catering and hospitality trends for Spectra DMC and Genetech, with 800 guests, at Madame Tussauds; and an intimate three course dinner for 70 VIPs from Merlin Entertainment at the SEA LIFE London.
Payne & Gunter will continue to develop catering concepts, and work in partnership with the Merlin Events team to drive business and celebrate the diverse range of event spaces available across the Merlin portfolio.
Bethan James, Payne & Gunter Operations Director adds: “We thrive on delivering event catering to spec, as per client briefs or to fit a venue theme, so it’s incredibly exciting to work with the calibre of clients and venues through Merlin Events. Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE are venues that guarantee this exciting prospect, and our creative chef teams look forward to developing menus to match the wow factor of these unique venues.”
Matt Worthington, Head of Events at Merlin Events comments: “We are truly excited to be continuing our relationship with one of London’s leading event caterers, Payne and Gunter. The team at P&G truly do bring something special to every event and we are looking forward to working with them across Merlin’s London venues.”
Payne & Gunter has been at the forefront of English hospitality since 1786 and is recognised for delivering characterful dining events with a twist ranging from iconic venues in London and beyond, to stunning wedding sites and exciting modern icons.