Gala Dinners Event Management

A perfectly executed evening of glamour, glitz and elegance is how you’d describe a Gala Dinner organised by McCullough Moore.

Whether you are looking for an elegant black and white colour scheme, with some modern jazz in the background and a fabulous 3 course meal – we’ll ensure everything runs perfectly. From the correct lighting and entertainment through to the after dinner speaker and recommended choice of food & beverage.

We will work with the caterers to ensure we take your guests on a wonderful culinary journey with food that looks great and tastes even better – topped off with the perfect wine match of course!

Our experienced master of ceremonies will join the evening together so it’s seamless and if you’d like to raise money for charity we’ll manage your silent auction or raffle on the night, coordinating the appropriate music, lighting and activities.

Check out our Gala Dinner case study here.

Are you running out of time or short of plans for your special gala dinner event? Are you looking for ways to create a lasting impression on guests who will attend? Do you need some of the best entertainment to make the night exciting and fun? If so, you have nothing to worry about, because McCullough Moore have got all you need. Renowned as one of the best Event Management outfits in the UK, we make sure that you are surrounded by amazing displays and tantalising food and drinks to ensure a comfortable  atmosphere, conducive to a mind-blowing experience.

If you are looking for a chance to dress in that tuxedo or ball gown and have fun throughout the night, we can help make that happen, while you focus on looking great. Here are some of the offers we have in store for you.

Working on your Budget

Planning and managing your gala dinner can be stressful. From developing the idea and designing it, through to delivery and completion, you don’t want anything to go wrong at any point. To prevent any unforeseen circumstances hampering your plans, document those important details step-by-step.
However, why be the manager, accountant, supervisor and decorator of the event, when you can get an experienced company to handle all that?

At McCullough Moore, we specialise in the management of gala dinners from concept to completion. Do you need supplies to ensure that your guests are comfortable? Are you looking for a catchy theme to better reflect the concept? We can help make those plans come to light. We also help you choose the perfect venue, entertainment and decoration that resonates the theme of the event and makes everywhere colorful, in accordance with your budget.

Planning for Your Guests

Instead of repeating the same concept or scenery used in previous years, let’s change the atmosphere and make it more unique, so that you don’t have to worry what your guests might think. If you’re looking at making great invitation cards or even using digital means to reach out to the guests, we at McCullough Moore can take care of that for you.

Be it a gala dinner or corporate gala that you might have in mind, we will help source the perfect venue to fit the plan. Our choice will definitely align with yours, because we seek to create the perfect ambience for your gala night.

There’s no need to keep tabs on every worker and equipment used for setting up the event, because we can take care of every detail for you. If you need specific colours or patterns, be assured that we will deliver exactly what is expected.

Do you have a guest list? Provide us with names and we will send all invites and duly allocate a parking space for each of them. If they have specific dietary requirements, our team of professional caterers will provide the ideal dish for each and every one of them, to make sure they are satisfied.

Fun and entertainment

When a gala night is filled with energetic and captivating entertainment, the spirits of your guests will be lifted. They will not only dance and groove to the live music, but also the latest songs from around the world. At McCullough Moore, we provide the best of comedians, actors, circus, stage plays, Djs and MCs of your choice, to add life to the event.

To add more spice to the night, we can suggest the perfect dress codes and colours for the dinner. This also adds class and panache to the event. If you’re even worried about how to create a good first impression, our experts can go through some major table and gala dinner etiquettes with you.

There are a lot of props and other valuables you might want to place inside the venue as centrepieces. We can help provide the right items and keep them at reasonable heights. You won’t want your guests standing up before they can view the stage or the person at the other end of the table.

Audios and visuals play one of the most important roles in a gala dinner. A good sound system projects every word from the microphone, as well as music to keep guests entertained. We at McCullough Moore will go that extra mile to set up the latest models of sound equipment at your event; from projectors to speakers and lighting, to make every moment memorable.

Guests from the other half of the room need not strain their eyes to see what’s happening in front, as a gigantic screen will display every length, breadth and depth of the centre stage, to ensure they don’t miss a thing.

Further Management

If you’re organising the event by yourself, the cost of insurance will also be taken into consideration, especially if they were rented from third-party suppliers. But with McCullough Moore, you won’t have to worry about any insurance cover, because we will take care of that.

Gala dinners are meant to engage the guests, reward or celebrate them. This means that the evening will feature a variety of presentations, meals and displays to make it all worthwhile. From service awards and entertainment to keynote address by speakers and other additional formalities, your guests will have the time of their lives if you utilise your budget wisely.

McCullough Moore can work with your budget and provide a memorable gala night. We will take care of all logistics and management of the event to make sure you go home happier than when you came. From venue, production management, lighting and themes, to catering, entertainment and the overall gala dinner management, we ensure you get ultimate satisfaction and comfort at the end of the day.

You can take a sneak peek of our reviews and case studies to gauge an idea of what we offer and what customers say about us. At McCullough Moore, we put our customer’s interests first. That’s why nothing goes wrong before, during or after their special night.

Contact us today and get real value for money, with the best Event Management service you can ever imagine.

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Testimonials

  • "As a judge, this was the best experience I have had, and I have judged many awards. The organisation was brilliant. Nothing was forgotten and everything went like clockwork. I found the personal contact with the organisers very good too. As for the food products, as judges we saw and tasted them at their best. This is vitally important for all the producers who have taken the time and trouble to submit their entries. Well done to the entire team!"

    Gilli Cliff Cordon Bleu Cook & Food Consultant Judge at Wales the True Taste Food & Drinks Awards 2009
  • "Having worked together on the inaugural Energy Now Expo and then successfully grown the show together year on year. I would happily recommend McCullough Moore to anyone that asked! They are a truly professional organisation whose high level of skills are only matched by their work-rate. The show is a roaring success and quite simply wouldn't have been without their involvement."

    David Jacobmeyer Publisher, DJ Media
  • "Working with McCullough Moore has been excellent, it’s exceeded our expectations again for the 3rd year. The visitor numbers are up 20%, and we have more than 20 new companies exhibiting with us this year. It’s got momentum in the industry, and MedTech Expo is now seen as an essential event within the sector, we’re really going places. Thank you. "

    Colin Martin Director, MedTech
  • When it comes to staging events efficiently and professionally, McCullough Moore are in a class of their own. What you are looking for in an events company is one that will handle everything, from sending out invitations to finding the right venue and of course preparing and managing the event itself. On the number of occasions I have used McCullough Moore’s services I have always found that they handle all of this with consummate ease and with an attention to detail that gives you total peace of mind, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying the event!

    Mike Padgham Chair Independent Care Group
  • I want to extend thanks on behalf of all at CEDA for the excellent organisation of our Conference. Operationally it was superb and your professionalism and communication were first class, both in the build-up and at event. This, your second involvement showed significant improvements on last year and I look forward to working with you to make 2017 bigger and better still.

    Adam Mason Director General, Catering Equipment Distributors Association
  • Just a note to say a big thank you for all of the work you did to make the conference such a success. I have had a tremendous amount of feedback from delegates - all of which has been extremely complementary. Thanks once again, none of the event would have been possible without your hard work and attention to detail.

    Geoff Booth National Chairman, Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE)
  • We have had the pleasure of working with McCullough Moore for the last four years on the National Association of Care Catering’s annual conference. We have benefited greatly from their experience, expertise and professionalism during this collaboration and cannot recommend them too highly.

    Mary Wedge/Roger Kellow Conference Organisers, National Association for Care Catering
  • McCullough Moore are our preferred logistics support agency for all our internal and external events. Their national, and international, destination experience is invaluable for advising ourselves and/or our pharmaceutical clients on how best to manage procedures. The team have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the PhRMA Guidelines and how best to liaise and communicate with key opinion leaders. We have worked together on a variety of events, including congress symposia, advisory boards, stand alones and investigator meetings - all of which have been managed efficiently and within budget. The team offers a positive and flexible approach, professional attitudes and very high standards of excellence.

    Kevin Wheatley Global Operations Director, Envision Pharma Group
  • Just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for the IM yesterday; although I was not able to make it there in person I have had very positive feedback about you and the way the meeting was organised. I got a good feeling about the company from speaking with you at the start, so I’m glad my hunch paid off and you came through for me! Hanna has said she would certainly be looking to use you guys again for future meetings, and I would of course do the same.

    Adam Marsh Clinical Manager, Premier Research Group
  • I really want to stress how pleased we were with how the Cmed Symposium went - everyone that's commented has said how professionally it was run so please convey my thanks to all the guys, you made my life easy!

    Alan Eggleston Global Head of Marketing and Sales, Cmed (Clinical Research Services) Ltd.
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