Case study: Tate & Lyle VIP dinner

Tate & Lyle selected the Science Museum in London to host a VIP board dinner to say farewell to its chairman in March.

Maths Gallery
Maths Gallery


Tate & Lyle was looking for a brand new event space in London. It wanted the venue to be both intimate and impressive, so chose Mathematics: the Winton Gallery. The status of the venue as a world-renowned museum with a highly regarded events team was also important.

Another factor was that by holding an event at the Science Museum, the venue hire fees go straight back into the museum itself, helping to support the running of one of the most popular museums in London and continuing to inspire generations into the wonders of science.



Guests arrived via the main museum entrance were escorted by event hosts to the Maths Gallery through The Clockmakers Museum, which showcases the world's oldest clock and watch collection and were greeted with  a drinks reception served by Word of Mouth.  Tables were decorated with hydrangeas in mirrored boxes, supplied by Lavender Green. A three course meal followed which included sage marinated chicken on a summer herb and taleggio risotto, grilled fillet of sea bass on salt baked heritage carrots, espresso and caramelia chocolate opera cake with praline ice cream, iced banana and a chocolate and toffee streusel

The biggest challenge was finding somewhere that had grandeur but could be made to feel intimate. The Maths Gallery at the Science Museum solved this perfectly thanks to the art installation in the middle of the gallery which breaks up the space into more intimate sections, despite being a large space with high capacity.



"Our dinner in Mathematics: The Winton Gallery was a great success. The gallery, museum staff, the By Word of Mouth team, the food and table decorations were all excellent. Thanks to all involved for a superb event,"  said Claire-Marie O’Grady, company secretary, Tate & Lyle PLC.



Client: Tate & Lyle

Event: VIP board dinner to say farewell to the chairman of Tate & Lyle

Date: 27 March 2017

Venue: Science Museum – Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Delegates: 24 guests


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