Venue Spotlight – “29” Glasgow

Walking through the streets of Glasgow, you stop in a picturesque square with a fabulous art Gallery, twinkly lights in the winter, a sprinkling of boutiques
and there nestling in the corner is something quite unexpected but somewhat fabulous.

29 Private Members Club occupies 2 floors of stunning 19th Century blonde sandstone premises in the hub
of Glasgow’s vibrant cosmopolitan capital.

The area is internationally renowned for its spectacular architecture, contemporary shops, museums and art
galleries.

The Club is not about over the top stuffiness and it’s not about unnecessary formality… but it is quite simply, about creating an
environment where people can unwind, entertain, conduct business and relax with family and friends.

I have been priviliged to host an intimate Wedding in the Club as well as the Big Fat Scottish Tweet up just recently.

 

From outside, you don’t get to see the cavernous splendour of this amazing place
with its extraordinary versatility for any kind of Event, but once you climb the stairs you enter into a whole new world.

The Supper Club is a stunning room with traditionally retored architecture, and a perfect blank canvas.

The glamourous Network Bar is a stylish area for holding a Wedding Drinks Reception or Event, and is effortlessly cool with
it’s bespoke illuminated Catwalk.

The outstanding Rooftop Terrace has been described as an Oasis in the midst of the City Centre, and
is the perfect place to sit on sunny day and enjoy alfresco summer drinks, a corporate barbeque, entertain clients or Wedding guests during the Drinks
reception period.

I had a chat with the awesome David Smith, newly crowned “VOWS” Winner about his work at 29.

“In terms of my role I see it as being the “face” of 29 Weddings – I go to Networking events, look for ways to increase our exposure to both potential clients, and to
suppliers.”

“All prospective enquiries are passed through me as I very much believe that in order to be an effective wedding co-ordinator I have to be
involved with the couple as much as possible from the very outset. Only then do I really understand what they want from their day, how they feel about
certain aspects of it – traditional versus modern etc.”

“Once I have completed the tour, I then prepare a full proposal for the day which goes over approximately 4 pages – this is something that sets us apart from our
competitors, we definitely provide more information right at the outset than a lot of the other city centre venues do.”

“As we work towards the big day, my role is really to help facilitate what the couple wants – so often there are things that a couple don’t want to talk about, or don’t feel comfortable talking about – especially when it comes to family politics – that I have to be able to pick up on what is not being said to give the couple the correct guidance.”

“I am the person who greets the Groom on the big day, I meet the Bride and escort her and the wedding party to the venue and I am the one who walks the bride up to the ceremony and sends her in – that is probably the best part of my day – standing outside the ceremony room with the bride & her father, listening to the music and looking at the bride – you can see the moment of “WOW – here we go” on every brides face just before they go into the ceremony – that is a magical moment.”

“Myself and the Food Beverage manager run the event according to the schedule – he ensures that all the practical elements are covered – staff are where they need to be, the room is set correctly and I make sure the Bride & Groom are comfortable and know whats happening – I’m the familiar face so its good for me to be about as that helps to keep the couple relaxed.”

“On top of that I am also responsible for the website design and content, I’m working on a brochure redesign at the moment, and I keep the testimonial page up to date.”

 

Thanks to David for sharing a little bit about himself and his role. From my experience, David is a tip top facilitator , a very friendly face and extremely accomodating.
And every time I have held an Event or attended one, I have felt special as soon as I arrived.
“29” is definetely a hidden gem in Glasgow’s crown that shines very brightly. For more Wedding information click HERE

To Contact “29” Glasgow

Website: http://www.29glasgow.com
Email: 29reception@lynnetleisure.com or David.Smith@lynnetleisure.com [Wedding Co-ordinator] Phone: 0141 225 5615
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/29Glasgow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/29glasgow or http://www.twitter.com/29_weddings

Images by Bob Dougall

 

More about ALISON TINLIN

UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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