The Beech Hill Hotel and Guildhall, Derry
Your endeavours were integral to the success of the project from the initial design concept to the finished product. First, you managed to perfectly capture the feel of a traditional Irish Distillery and the following evening, in contrast, the elegance of the Guildhall was expertly embraced with magnificent ivy covered candelabras and the rain of light that trickled so beautifully from the balcony. We wish you had been there to appreciate the gasps of amazement from our guests as they entered each setting! Nothing was too much effort for you and it made our job a lot easier knowing we had such a first rate team there to support us.
Lynne and Jane
What we did
This is an annual prestigious 2 day showcase event organised by the NI Tourist Board to boost inbound tourism by inviting international tour operators to experience what Northern Ireland has to offer. Bluemoon's brief was to recreate a taste of 19th century agricultural Ulster incorporating our history of whiskey distilling in a big white marquee at the Beech Hill Country Hotel.
After lining the walls with rows of old Bushmills whiskey barrels and panels of faux painted stone walling the backdrop was highlighted with coloured up-lighting and light trees in moss filled pots. Lowly trestle tables and benches were lined up and topped with hessian basecloth and antique lace trimmed, linen table runners. We drew our inspiration for the table centres from the hedgerows and alternated traditional oil lamps with filled pails of stones, moss and chunky church candles. On arrival, our foreign guests were welcomed by the unique aroma of burning turf in wrought iron braziers, traditional Irish music and........ sunshine!