Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Would you like to make your holiday Eventful?

Recently Eventful Stays got in touch with us to tell us about their services. Eventful stays is the only UK online based accommodation agency marketing privately owned properties for major UK events – what a great idea? So if you are looking for a castle or a cottage, they have stately homes and self-catering apartments all of which you can use for an event. They promote over 400 events attracting millions of UK and overseas visitors each year and have a wide range of sought after destinations for luxury holiday rentals, weekend breaks and properties suitable for celebrating personal events.

So here are some examples of the accommodation they have on offer. If a fairytale wedding is what you are after take a look at this stunning castle or if manor houses are more suitable how about this historic manor estate near Cardiff?

Eventful Stays have a varied choice of accommodation for any Special Occasion, visit the website today at or contact one of the team on 0845 5191140 and they will be happy to help in finding you your ideal venue.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feedback from clients

We love hearing from clients in the planning stages of an event, but its also brilliant to hear from clients after the party... 
Here's one from last weekend:
"I just wanted to say what a joy it has been to do business with you.  You have been so helpful, your advice was good, everything you said would happen did so, and the whole thing has been a very pleasant experience. 
We loved the bedouin tent and there were lots of compliments from the guests.  The rain poured down all day and we were cosy and warm inside, and the lighting also made a big difference, likewise the carpets.  The boys arrived on time to erect the tent, no fuss was made, they telephoned before they got here.  We very much hope we may have another opportunity to use Oasis Events again"

Friday, June 10, 2011

Great ideas - how about winning your entire wedding in a raffle?

We were recently approached by Kerry Heathcote a wedding planner based in Bath who had come up with a very unique idea.... to raffle a wedding. Kerry is planning on raising funds for The Royal United Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and has put together an amazing package covering every detail of a wedding.

From the entire reception decoration, ours of course, at the venue Bailbrook House to photographers, flowers, stationery, childcare, table decorations, the cake and THE dress, there is nothing Kerry has forgotten. The whole package can be won by buying a raffle ticket for £5.

Also included in the prize is full wedding co-ordination from Kerry herself. So we’d like to suggest if you know anyone who is getting married and would like a free wedding to get in touch with Kerry and purchase a few tickets. The overall value of the package will be over £20,000!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oasis Photo Conpetition - winner March 2010

Laura Faulkner - you win!  This shot shows Scarlet in party mode compelte with starlit dance area and ostrich feather framing the shot - nice composition!
Scarlet is flying off the shelves for everything from Christmas to Moulin Rouge and Bollywood.

Speaking of which - Oasis is sponsoring a Bollywood night in the Cotswolds this Saturday - click through to the website for full details and groovy soundtrack...

Monday, March 07, 2011

Lifford Hall, Broadway, Worcestershire

Here's a lovely new venue we have worked at recently:  Its called the Lifford Hall and is in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway in Worcestershire, famous for its place in the Arts and Crafts movement and for the Broadway Arts Festival.

Here are some photos from a recent wedding we worked on where we draped the roof.
Russells of Broadway provided the food and Shelley at The Broadway Florist provided the flowers.

If you would like to hire the Lifford Hall for a wedding or other event you can talk to Sue Southern on 01386 858725 for bookings.
Oasis Events can help you transform the venue and help you to organise your event whatever your budget.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Lovely and local

We started 2010 by engaging local PR firm Walton PR and have noticed a real increase in the number of opportunities coming our way.  We're on a bit of a roll with our local connections which are growing steadily and we have some really intersting collaborations and projects firming up for 2011.

Links with Broadway's finest - Russells of Broadway and Broadway florist, talks with the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (fingers crossed!) and a second booking with the Cheltenham Ladies' College are all part of the picture for this year.

We're in talks with local venues about long term Bedouin Village installations, taking part in open days and wedding fayres, and talking with local marquee companies about working more closely together moving forwards.

Whilst we are (genuinely!) prepared to travel the UK with Oasis the local work is really valuable to get the balance right. Doing a bit of local work alongside the more distant destinations keeps our crew fresh and  strengthens our roots as a business.  There's nothing like bread and butter on your doorstep!

Look out for us on later this month and in Cotswold Style which lists an Oasis sponsored Bollywood event on 26th March as one not to miss!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

5 stars is never enough

We've had the pleasure of providing a range of services to two members of the Maybourne Hotel Group so far this year - The Berkeley and Claridges - and kicked off 2011 with an event in the Dorchester just to make the point...  As you might expect the operational side of venues like this ticks like clockwork which we love because it suits our style!

A huge factor in our ability to take on this kind of work is our SUPERB TEAM who can be relied upon in festival fields, stately homes, tractor barns and boutique hotels alike.  They deliver beyond expectations every time (no really - check out our testimonials)...

... the other factor being a clever new addition to our product range which allows us to drape venues without so much as scratching the walls:

We're off to a cracking start and it's great to see our newest investment working for us.

New tents next... watch this space, as they say...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Photo Competition - December 2010 winner

Ok so we're finally over the snow... but it certainly made an impact on schedules industry-wide over December and January.  7876 films made this film for Simply Events during the installation of an immaculate ROCOCO party in mid-December.

This event was memorable for the fantastic commitment from all the suppliers and for the perfect finish guaranteed by Simply Events' attention to detail.  The film wins December's prize for it's simple, beautiful filming and editing portraying one of our 300 events of 2010 in great style.

ROCOCO is available up to 15m wide for events in tents, marquees and venues of all kind.  Call us on 01608 651100 for more information... or email

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Photo Competition - November 2010 winner

How can we resist? CIRQUE at Passenger Shed in Bristol stole the prize for November.

Oasis has worked in partnership with Hype Agency for three years now to create unique and stunning transformation at this venue for a month of parties of the Christmas season.  This year a complete change from the previous one:  a circus complete with ceiling and wall drapes.  A seasonal adult playground, a great success, and some fabulous pics.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Rococo in the Snow

The snow hasnt stopped us yet - just very cold fingers!
This video was made winter 2010 by 7876 films for Simply Events.