Following the success of Immaculate Events’ official company launch in 2013 and numerous requests by clients for another Immaculate Events gala function, CEO, Marieta van der Sandt and her team, found good reason to put an Extravaganza together. The objective was to get industry partners involved and showcase the company’s event management skills in collaboration with handpicked suppliers.
The venue could not have been more suitable to this grand occasion. The recently refurbished Cellar Hall at Lanzerac Hotel & Spa was simply spectacular and guests were treated to a truly memorable evening of fine dining and delightful entertainment.
On a perfect, clear Spring evening on Friday, 4 September 2015, guests were warmly welcomed by the Immaculate Events and Lanzerac teams and offered refreshments served by two Afrodizzyacts ‘Champagne Skirt Girls’ positioned on the beautifully manicured courtyard lawn in front of Lanzerac’s Cellar Hall. Welcome surprises continued as the red carpet leading across the lawn and up the steps to the venue flowed into a beautiful red dress worn by a violinist, offering background music on arrival. It was an exquisite setting, offering guests the opportunity to mingle and sample the delectable canapés served by roaming Lanzerac waiters. The ever-vivacious Marcel Oudejans, corporate magician, speaker and improviser, served as MC for the evening and invited all guests into the venue for a short welcome message. Moments thereafter the hauntingly beautiful sounds of an Argentine Tango started playing and four couples spontaneously started dancing amongst the crowd in various positions in the venue. The flash mob was followed by a stunning performance by Mark Hoeben and Ina Wichterich of Cape Town Tango at the front of the venue.
Throughout the evening, fantastic lucky draw prizes were awarded, including accommodation by Arabella Hotel & Spa, Aquila Private Game Reserve, Fairmont Zimbali Resort and Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat as well as a Chauffeur-driven Harley Davidson Ride sponsored by Adventure Works. Sponsor recognitions were done in a striking ‘Visual Poi’ light display in front of the venue.
The two main acts of the evening were by Louis Loock, previously member of Romanz, and by Ramaine Barreiro-Lloyd of RBL Productions, also known as the Tina Turner of South Africa. They both ensured that all guests were treated to everything from laid-back jazzy numbers and big band tunes to some the latest chart-topping songs, getting the crowd on their feet and jiving along. Everyone remained in festive spirits throughout the evening and was delighted by the colourful bouquet of vibrant entertainment on offer. Dinner and dessert were served buffet style in the venue foyer, ensuring an easy service flow and ample space inside the Cellar Hall for guests to mingle. A very tasteful selection of elegant furniture pieces were supplied by Urban Tonic, offering comfortable seating areas throughout the venue. The beautiful décor elements in combination with very creative lighting effects by Intello Acoustics created a truly striking venue space in which guests could relax and enjoy the evening.
The night offered a true feast for all senses – an unforgettable Immaculate Events Extravaganza which proved this exciting and dynamic team’s ability to deliver on their company promise: “You imagine it, we create it.” Immaculate Events & Conferences is your one stop conference & events management company; from small meeting groups to large-scale roadshows and exhibitions. They have the capacity, expertise and most definitely the passion & drive to successfully organize any event imaginable.
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