As you arrive in the cold, frosty Battersea Park you will feel the vibrations of drumming as you approach the riotous city of samba and the hottest party of the season ‘Carnivale’, bringing a heady blend of influences from Brazil to Bolivia, from New Orleans to Haiti and from Venice to Cadiz. A colourful celebration of Mardis Gras, limbo, calypso, flamboyant costumes, exotic food and crazy cocktails. Climb the hill to Alto Vidigal and marvel at the Favela street scenes – rusty iron roofs awash with a rainbow of colours. Sip on Caprinhia cocktails as you take in the sights and sounds from the tropical hillside.
As you walk through the bustling streets of the ‘Carnivale’, jaw-dropping entertainers tower above you with dazzling jeweled feathers and a dark twist of ‘El Día de los Muertos’.The spicy aromas of sensational street food tempt you into the various stalls serving a wide variety from rich, spicy Acarajae to Bourbon-glazed chicken skewers. A giant glittering Carnival mask catches your eye and lures you into a street parade. An explosion of glitter and streamers fall from the sky as you arrive into the dining hall for a lavish feast. Piece after piece of stunning entertainment punctuates each course of dinner, building to a grand finale. As dinner comes to an end – the real party lies in wait.
Please see suggested timeline below; you will be able to tailor your timings to you and your guests' requirements with your dedicated Account Manager.
Your guests will arrive at Evolution London and be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine during their drinks reception.
Food is served
The stunning main dining area is revealed and a lavish three-course dinner or a delicious bowl food menu is served.
The dance floor hots up and the DJ starts their set.
It's almost time for your guests' magical evening to draw to a close.
Whether your guests leave by car, taxi, coach or public transport, the ideally located Battersea Evolution ensures getting home is the least of their worries.
- Exclusive venue hire from 18:30 – 01:00.
- Stunning Carnivale theming throughout the venue.
- Sparkling drinks reception on arrival.
- Bowl food menu including 6 bowls per person OR Three course seated dinner by award-winning Smart Hospitality.
- Unlimited house wine, house beer and soft drinks all evening or ½ bottle of house wine and water per person.
- Exclusive pre-event menu tasting.
- Large specification of AV – including stage and intelligent sound, video and lighting package.
- State-of-the-art dance floor and professional DJ.
- Event Security.
- Event First Aider.
- Dedicated Event Manager.
- Cloakroom Facilities.
These inclusions are subject to change dependent on your requirements.
We believe in making sure your guests should have the best night possible. We've put together a few ideas to make them feel extra special, but the sky is the limit, so please speak to your dedicated Account Manager about what's possible.
UPGRADES TO BE PRICED AS ADD-ONS
BANDS AT EVOLUTION LONDON
We welcome live bands at Evolution London.
- All bands must perform under our bespoke designed sound curtain installation. A stage must be laid over our existing dance floor at an additional cost.
- All bands must use an in ear monitoring system.
- Where a band requires a drum kit, they must use an electronic drum kit, which the band must provide.
- Bands may be subject to timing and decibel restrictions.
- All bands are subject to approval from Smart Group.
4 routines of 3-4 mins per routine throughout the reception.
4 routines of 5-6 min punctuating each course culminating to the finale performance to get everybody on the dance floor!
Costs vary depending on the specific band and their technical rider. For an average 6 piece band, to install a stage and provide the additional sound equipment including in ear monitoring and technicians, costs start at £2300.
Please note that all sound control is always at the discretion of the venue manager. For any questions or quotations please get in touch with your account manager.
Delicious canapés during the reception – 4 bites per person.
Operated either free of charge to guests or for a small charge to guests with proceeds going to a charity of your choice.
Adrenaline-pumping entertainment for your guests.
Interactive food stations, perfect for standing events.
All Night Spirits Package
Spirits available to you and your guest all night.
After Dinner Spirits Package
Spirits served to you and your guests from 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM