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Blue Fin Venue, the stunning new event venue space with views over St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern, was launched last night. Guests from leading venue finding agencies and corporate bookers were welcomed to the double-storey glass Wintergarden with a Blue Fin champagne cocktail and a tour of the venue. The striking skyline of London at night was the backdrop to the luxurious and contemporary rooms, which included a wine tasting room, a cinema theatre, photographic, video and radio studios demonstration kitchen and Blue Sky Lounge.
At the launch Jenny Noon Blue Fin Building Facilities Director said, "We hope you agree that the building is beautiful, the views are stunning and the facilities are superb. What sets us apart is that our extremely creative events team is on site. They include catering, handymen, AV services, set builders, cleaners, receptionists as well as our sales and marketing team."
Jenny continued, "we have entertained royalty and politicians on behalf of Country Life and bands such as Kasabian for NME. We've been entertained by stars from 'Strictly Come Dancing' for Woman's Own and had a performance from the cast of Chicago and now Blue Fin Venue is opening its doors to you."
Managing Director of Sodexo Prestige London, James Greetham, tells "We're excited to welcome Blue Fin Venue to our London portfolio. The venue's versatility and diversity will complement the vibrant London conference scene and we have already had our first booking. Sodexo Prestige will provide an all inclusive event management service. We bring the infrastructure, pedigree and resources to maximise the opportunities for IPC, ensuring a fully functioning operation from the outset."
Paul McAsey, Director VutureGroup said, "The venue is excellent with great views across London. The building is used in an innovative way over two floors combining office space with meeting rooms, a wine tasting room and even a theatre."
Home to publishing giant IPC Media, Blue Fin is an elegant, energy-efficient building designed by award-winning architects Allies & Morrison. The edifice is covered in 2,000 blue aluminium fins, each with a metallic finish that changes the building's appearance from different positions. Specifically provided to reflect the sun at different parts of the day, the fins provide shade and keep the building cool.