5 New Year’s Resolutions for Event Organisers

Making New Year resolutions is an admirable way to start the year but all too often we base our plans around depriving ourselves of something- stop drinking, smoking, eating, swearing.  Here at The CastleGate, we think the New Year should be used as an opportunity to be positive and build on what you are already ... Read More

£55k Investment to Complete New Catering Kitchen Project

We are delighted to announce the completion of a £55k investment to create a new catering kitchen in our former Boardroom. The new kitchen, which is now available for client use, sees months of planning come together to transform the ground floor meeting space in to a state of the art catering area for all types ... Read More

Real Life Weddings: Jo and Alex Ross

Jo and Alex Ross celebrated their wedding reception at CastleGate in April, believing the Blank Canvas option could help make their dream of a unique and personalised wedding come to life. Their masterpiece was realised in a whistful blue and white theme with gorgeous hanging lanterns as well as some quirky DIY details. To continue our ‘Real Life Weddings’ ... Read More

Real Life Weddings: Fiona and Gareth Malcolm

Fiona and Gareth Malcolm, who have just celebrated their first anniversary, were a brilliant couple to work with on their wedding reception! Their creative ideas were both exciting and ambitious, each one revealing lovely sentimentality as well as an enormous sense of fun. Here, in the second of our ‘Real Life Weddings’ posts, Fiona shares their ... Read More

Real Life Weddings: Laura and Brett Maclennan

When we first met Laura and Brett, we loved their enthusiasm and ideas for creating their perfect wedding in our Turbine Hall! Their approach was that a wedding is one (very special) day, but the priority is what comes afterwards – a happy marriage, which they wanted to enter free from wedding debt. In the first ... Read More

7 of the Best Event Planning Apps

Any event planner will tell you that it can be stressful to organise events, all too easy to get lost amongst the endless lists and ever growing tasks. Fear not, mobile app technology is here to help and can minimise so much of the hard work for you. We’ve put together a list of the best ... Read More
Using Twitter to Enhance your Conference

Using Twitter to Enhance your Conference

Twitter is a fantastic (and free!) social channel that can be used to enhance a conference for both organisers and delegates alike. It provides an instant, public and searchable record of interactions about a conference that everyone is able to follow. Here are our top tips on how to get the most out of Twitter at your ... Read More
10 Things to Remember When Planning an Event

10 Things to Remember When Planning an Event

Planning an event can be a daunting prospect, especially if it’s not something you do regularly. We have put together these (hopefully) helpful pointers to get you started and to provide you with a simple framework for event planning success! Clearly define your goal from the beginning; what is the outcome you desire from the ... Read More

Tramways Suite Redecoration

Between bookings last month, we managed to grab a stretch of time to redecorate our Tramways Suite. Gone is the cream and raspberry, and in its place we have a much edgier (and much more exotic sounding) Maraschino Cherry and Dusted Moss. We had a fantastic team, led by Kevin Wintersgill, who worked tirelessly to ... Read More