The Brief

A 3-day mix of work and play for an offsite meeting at Cowley Manor required a creative approach to rotate the rooms through a series of events mixing business with pleasure in an intimate hotel setting.

Oasis was engaged to support the event in every aspect, and specifically to offer fresh looks, themes, and transformations for a limited number of rooms to provide for multiple highlights during the stay,

The Solution

n a series of tightly coordinated, creative venue transformations:

  • the dining room became an interchangeable breakfast room and conference plenary - complete with sound light live streaming and filming
  • a fiesta party was held in the grounds and on the terrace of the hotel to welcome guests on night 1
  • the hotel bar on night 1 became a slick nightclub with white surfaces, a disco ball and DJ
  • and on night 2, following a secret day time make over, it became a blacked-out party venue with UV lighting
  • On night 2 the Lounge, which was used for breakouts by day was also transformed to host an 8 piece band with a stage, dance floor, backdrop and lighting
  • for the final night guests entered the dining room for one more setting to be revealed - a black tie dinner with live musicians performing from their arrival and throughout the meal, to start the last night party

A team of 11 worked throughout the week, to deliver all production, creative elements and highlights, with local suppliers bringing everything from additional temporary power, covering a last-minute request to film the event, to the finest details of dressing and decorating rooms and spaces in a fast-paced turnaround every few hours.

Venue before...

Venue after the tranformations