Thursday, August 23, 2012
Some tips for organising the perfect Ladies Weekend/Festival
- Get involved – After all the event is to thank the Ladies and you are the partner of the Worshipful Master.
- Where do you want the Ladies Weekend to be?
- Which hotel do you prefer?
- What entertainment would you like for the event?
- Which menu would you rather choose?
Responsibilities ahead of the event:
Choosing a venue – Obviously the most important decision as the success of the event will largely be measured on the numbers attending and people will not go …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
What a lovely evening that was hosted for Brief2Event and Square Events Management by the 5 Star, Exclusive Hotel Lainston House. Lainston House is a 17th century country house standing in 63 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside. Perhaps the most spectacular view is from the hotel bar as the lawn stretches pristinely into the distance along a tree lined avenue.
Onsite they have a wonderful kitchen garden where they grow and use all their own fresh ingredients, the different aroma’s you get walking through is just out of this …
Monday, August 6, 2012
As a Festival Secretary or President you have the responsibility of choosing the perfect Ladies Weekend location.
Is the price right?
Are the contract terms fair?
Is the hotel like it is in the pictures?
Does the hotel have experience with Masonic events?
Square Events have the answer to all these questions.
Having placed more than 1,500 Lodges over 15 years in hundreds of national hotels we have the historic knowledge, the hotel contacts, the buying power and relationships to make sure the answer to all the above questions is …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Following on from Square Events busiest ever month for Masonic Ladies Festivals I thought it was time for a mini-break to relax and recharge the batteries. Always on the lookout for suitable hotels for Lodge Ladies Weekends I had decided to visit the QHotels properties Bridgewood Manor and Ashford International.
Due to crazy parking prices in Brighton Lodges looking for suitable Masonic Ladies Weekend venues have started to look elsewhere in the South East and with Kent being the ‘Garden of England’, with great shopping and plenty of history …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Square Events Management team had the pleasure of staying at The Langstone Hotel on Hayling Island a few weeks ago, where we were given a really warm welcome and the opportunity to view how well the hotel could accommodate the perfect Masonic Ladies’ Festival.
Upon arrival we were shown to the hotel’s spacious bar, the perfect place to meet for a pre-dinner drink. We were immediately able to envisage how Masonic guests on a Ladies’ Festival Weekend would be able to come here to relax and mingle with …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Square Events is delighted to be organising its first ever 250th Lodge Anniversary. The event, which is planned for May 2016, will not only require intense planning and attention to detail, it will also need the touch of someone who truly understands the fundamentals of Masonic events.
This is where Square Events can help. Matt and the team will do everything possible to take the effort out of organising the perfect Ladies’ Festival, Masonic Weekend, or even that incredible Lodge Anniversary.
The ball is already in motion …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Over the last few years Square Events Management have seen a change in the way lodges are organising their annual Ladies Night or Weekend Festival. With fewer Festival Secretaries organising the event, it is increasingly the Worshipful Master’s responsibility to select the destination, locate the Masonic Ladies Festival Hotel or Masonic Ladies Festival Venue (and negotiate a good rate and workable terms and conditions), organise entertainment and get enough people together to make the event viable.
Square Events Management help organisers to either put the whole event together or just …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Having analysed the attendees to all Masonic Ladies Night Hotels and venues over the 2010 / 2011 season, Square Events have found some amazing statistics:-
15% – Percentage of Masonic Lodge Members attending a Ladies Weekend Event – a great opportunity for recruitment of potential Masonic initiates.
85% – Percentage of NON Masonic Lodge members attending a Masonic Ladies Night Event.
Most people leaving the event have a positive view on Freemasonry in general and of that lodge in particular.
Most organisers have never organised a similar event
Most Masonic …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday 21st May 2011 saw Square Events Management deliver the Meyrick Lodge Ladies Night event. The event was a huge success with number up 15% and The British Heart Foundation benefiting from £1,000. The price included a three course menu, printed table items (menu, place cards and table plans), Masonic Ladies Night photographer, pianist during dinner, Masonic Ladies presents, an excellent band (Chris Manning Project) and a disco.
Square Events Management (www.squareeventsmanagement.com) assisted the Master of the lodge to source a suitable venue. Feedback on last year’s …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The latest copy of Freemasonry Today is out and includes the Square Events Management full page advert. The advert is designed to re-enforce the services Square Events Management provide in helping lodges organise Masonic weekend hotels all over the UK. If you are an experienced Festival Secretary to a new Master with yet another job to do, Square Events can provide a FREE service to meet your needs.
Also included is a draw to win a stay at a QHotel. Click on the link below and complete the entry form …