This is the third year we have event managed the Enchanted Garden Ball. This annual student event happens at the beautiful Shobrooke Park with a lake as the backdrop. This year the clients, who are very hands on – producing much of the site art themselves, floated a large “EGB” logo into the lake which was then lit by our power and site lighting team of Sarah, Alli and Ellie.
With five venues spread around the parkland, the fit up required detailed planning to ensure that the sub-contractors were able to install stages, lighting, sound and power systems ready for the show. We are responsible for the coordination of all site and production elements as well as overseeing the premises licence application.
The sun started to set as the guests arrived, later when they departed a mist rolled over the lake making the most amazing backdrop for selfies! As the night drew on, ambient site lighting kicked in and trees around the site became features in themselves. The marquees were rocking and a thoroughly good time was being had by all involved.
One of the greater challenges of the Shobrooke event is the logistics involved with transporting 2500 guests to and from Exeter city centre. As the party drew to a close, a horde of coaches descended on the venue – and efficient planning on the part of dB and the promoters meant event-goers were returned to their homes quickly and safely.