Westminster Venue Collection sets up spooky showcase

Westminster Venue Collection in London is to hold a Halloween-themed showcase on 24 October.

The venue marketing consortium is putting on the ‘Hallo-Westminster’ event at venue member One Great George Street, which the consortium says is believed to be home to its very own resident ghost.

Organisers say invited event planners will have the chance to meet the collection’s eclectic mix of 34 ‘scarily good venues, while enjoying some ghoulish trick or treat fun’.

The collection is clearly dredging its members’ memory banks for ghostly tales and says in its event release that staff at The Lansdowne Club claim to have heard the venue’s Grand Piano playing A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, seemingly on its own.

The Collection also notes IET:London is said to be haunted by war-time comedy actress Billie Carleton, while Broadway House’s former housekeeper, Mrs Wilcoxson, is rumoured to take the lift from the sixth floor every day at 6am and 6pm.

Chair of Westminster Venue Collection, Diane Waldron (pictured) said: “Our annual showcase always offers a fantastic opportunity for event planners to meet and dicuss face-to-face their forthcoming requirements with a range of venues at one event.”

She added that this year, with the Hallo-Westminster theming, the event offered bookers the opportunity to discover and network with some unusual venues, while having the chance to win prizes and experiences. “We’re really looking forward to everyone entering into the spirit of the evening,” said Waldron.

To apply for a free place at the event which starts at 6.30pm, contact enquiries@wvc.london before the witching hour on Friday, 20 October. Places are limited and Westminster Venue Collection reserves the right to qualify event planning credentials before confirming a place.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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