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Spending time in the garden (of England)

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 …

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Square Events night at the Langstone Hotel

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 …

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Helping a Lodge celebrate their 250th anniversary

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 …

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Do Lodges prefer a full service of just find the venue?

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 …

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Why run a Ladies Festival, Ladies Weekend or Ladies Dinner

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 …

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Making a meal of it!

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 …

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Latest copy of Freemasonry Today

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 …

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Ever considered London as a destination for your Ladies Weekend?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2012 will see London looking better than ever with new hotels and venues that will be ideal venues for your Masonic Ladies Festival.  London 2012 closes after the Olympic Games and Paralympics on 9th September 2012.  Following the last few Olympic Games, the host city suffers from a Post Olympic hangover.  Hotels are available and more cost effective than at other times of the year.

Square Events Management, arguably the UK’s leading organiser of Masonic Ladies Weekends and Masonic Ladies Nights, have attended events to enable us to pass crucial …

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The 2011 Ladies Festival Season

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Square Events Management have seen a 50% year on year growth of lodges using their services.  The largest area of growth has been in the Venue Only sector.

Experienced Festival Secretaries striving for that elusive venue will receive a comprehensive list of suitable venues in their desired location within 24 hours.  With the volume of events that Square Events Management organise and the relationships we have with the hotels ensures rate negotiation come easily with all the savings being passed directly onto the Lodges.

For the Master who is arranging …

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2011 ‘on the up’ for Square Events

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011 has seen a dramatic increase in enquires from Lodges requiring assistance in organising their Ladies Night or Ladies Festival Weekend.

 

With an increase of over 50% year on year Square Events feel the message has really got through that lower rates can be achieved through Square Events with no additional charges to the guests, organiser or the lodge.

 

The work we are doing with the hotels to identify key dates to offer best value for money are assisting both lodges and guests.  Negotiating streamlined Terms and Conditions …

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