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Gherkin to shine with diamond themed Christmas offering – Up above the world so high

The Gherkin, part of the Searcys collection of venues, has revealed its much anticipated Christmas theme for corporate events and parties taking place on the 39th and 40th floors, with a focus on diamonds and the night sky. The diamond theme will be available for events taking place between 27th November and 1st of January.

The theme, which will see guests dazzled as they arrive for their glistening drinks receptions, will be showcased on 6 June at an event attended by industry leaders and buyers. While the sun sets and the stars light up the sky the theme will perfectly blend the Gherkin’s reputation for lavish and sumptuously decorated events whether they are standing reception or seated dinner.

The theme will see guests journey through a glittering landscape of heaped snow; scattered diamonds; frosted, silver and glass ornaments; giant diamond towers; sparkling furniture and glittering trees. Inspiration for the theming was taken from the nursery rhyme, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in particular the lines: “Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky…”

“With its domed roof and fantastic vistas, The Gherkin is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Evening events already feel like they are taking place amongst the stars, which is why we decided to bring the stars into the venue itself,” Charley Taylor-Smith, The Gherkin’s Sales and Marketing Manger comments. “The launch of our theme each year is one of the industry’s most eagerly anticipated events as many bookers hold off making plans for Christmas parties until the details are revealed. We expect to once again rapidly sell all available dates, particularly following the showcase event in June.”

The theme also includes a dance floor, bar and appropriate food and beverage the full details of which are available to those making enquiries.

Packages for receptions range from £117pp and dinners from £123pp based on a minimum of 100 people. Room hire charges apply and costs are exclusive of VAT.

Buyers wishing to attend the showcase event on 6 June, which will set the scene for the much anticipated Christmas spectacular, are requested to register their interest via email to

Exclusively occupying the top three floors of The Gherkin, Searcys provides world-class catering for corporate events and private functions at this unique landmark in the heart of London. It is also home to London’s highest private members’ club, featuring an exclusive lounge, restaurant and bar with private dining rooms offering the finest menus and the best 360° views over the City. The glass dome at the top of The Gherkin is available for exclusive private hire, ideal for prestigious events, as an unusual wedding venue or for memorable product launches.


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