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London's Grand Ball

London’s Grand Ball, in celebration of the prestigious star awards 2024 was held at One Great George Street in London on Friday 15th March.

London's Grand Ball, celebrating the Prestigious Star Awards 2024

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London's Grand Ball, held on Friday, March 15th, at One Great George Street, was an electrifying affair honouring the Prestigious Star Awards 2024. Distinguished venues, esteemed clients, and top event professionals converged from around the globe for a glorious evening of celebration. The atmosphere crackled with anticipation as guests immersed themselves in an evening of unparalleled recognition, inspiration, and festivity. From the grandeur of the host venue and enjoyable entertainment to the tradition of processions and Vienna pose, from breathtaking decor to culinary delights, every element was meticulously curated, ensuring an unforgettable experience. The event was a dazzling showcase of excellence, igniting inspiration and fostering connections that will resonate long after the last dance. Here's the story of the unforgettable evening in pictures, as photographed by Xander Casey.

Host Venue

Prestigious Star Awards 2024

Located near Parliament Square in Westminster, One Great George Street exudes an air of stately elegance. Its Portland stone foyer, featuring a grand staircase, set an impressive tone for the event's arrival reception. The venue's Telford Theatre, with in-built AV, hosted the awards presentation in effortless style. The grand finale was hosted in the adjacent Great Hall, an exquisite space featuring marble walls and gold leaf accents, providing the perfect setting for the celebratory ball.

Arrival Reception

London's Grand Ball

Guests were warmly welcomed into the Main Hall for a sparkling arrival reception. The talented harpist, Amie True, set the musical tone, while the captivating Sky Magician entertained guests throughout the event.

A Warm Welcome

& The Procession

With poise and charm, Toastmaster Colin MacGregor, accompanied by hosts Habib Amir and Jessamie Dunton-Rose, warmly greeted guests. Embracing the spirit of the occasion, attendees joyfully participated in the Procession up the Grand Staircase, making their way to the Telford Theatre for the eagerly anticipated awards ceremony.



In the enchanting ambiance of the Telford Theatre, guests gathered in to take part in celebrations. The distinguished winners of Prestigious Star Awards 2024 were unveiled across a diverse array of categories, sparking excitement and admiration among the audience. Cheers and applause filled the air as each winner was congratulated and celebrated by the exuberant crowd, adding to the electric atmosphere of the evening.

The Deserving

Winners & Highly Commended

Winners and Highly Commended venues from across the globe, including representatives from Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, Spain, Gibraltar, and the UK, were celebrated on stage. Their outstanding achievements resonated at London's Grand Ball, underscoring the international significance and diversity of the Prestigious Star Awards 2024.


A Showcase Of Successful Events

Best Events is an initiative of Prestigious Venues that showcases some of the most successful events hosted at the world's best venues. Just three events were shortlisted as finalists, with the winner being voted for through a Live vote by the audience. Each event was showcased to the audience with an overview of its highlights, accompanied by images and key facts. The runaway winner was Pine Cliffs Resort in Portugal for their Summer Party, while Camiral in Spain secured a close second position and received the Highly Commended trophy for their VIP Client event.


Media Wall

Winning venues celebrated with their teams and new Prestigious Star Awards trophies alongside Fleur de Reves performers from Scarlett Entertainment.

The Vienna Pose

& Ballroom Dance

Guests were invited to assume the elegant "Vienna Pose" as they graced the dance floor of the illustrious Great Hall. The evening's enchantment continued with a captivating display of ballroom dancing with the initial dances led by the esteemed Irina Baicea, a luminary commissioned by City Academy. Drawing from her rich tutelage under revered mentors like Shirley Ballas, Irina adeptly assessed the room's collective skill level, gracefully imparting fundamental ballroom techniques for all to emulate with finesse.

The majestic Great Hall at One Great George Street was elegantly illuminated to highlight its intricate detail and breathtaking ceiling artwork. Bathed in a golden wash, the columns exuded a regal glow while dynamic gobos danced across the ceiling, creating a truly mesmerising spectacle.


London's Grand Ball

Dressed in their finest attire, guests of London's Grand Ball radiated an aura of glamour and celebration as they socialised in the illustrious Great Hall. From celebrated venue representatives to events industry luminaries and clients alike mingled amidst an atmosphere brimming with excitement and camaraderie.

Guest Prizes

For All

The evening's indulgences persisted as it was now the moment for guests to anticipate their prizes—an opportunity to win an array of extraordinary treasures. Among these coveted offerings were lavish 2-night getaways to esteemed destinations like W Verbier, Sunborn Gibraltar, Anantara Koh Samui Thailand, CVK Park Bosphorus Istanbul and more. Complementing these luxurious escapes were additional prizes, including exclusive hospitality tickets to the esteemed Silverstone Festival, along with the promise of a sumptuous dining experience at the renowned Gaucho Piccadilly. The honorary Best Event Supplier award via a live vote was won by Urban Soul Orchestra with Highly Commended award going to Sky Magician.

The After Party

Continued Jubilation

A select cohort of guests continued the festivities and dancing at the after-party nestled within the glamorous enclave of Mayfair...
After Party for Prestigious Star Awards 2024

Thank You

Our Gratitude & Credit Goes To

Our Event Partners

Thanks go to our distinguished event partners, without whom such an unforgettable evening wouldn't have been possible. So, many thanks to our headline partner - the impeccable One Great George Street! Huge thanks also to some of the best event suppliers in the industry including Eclipse AV, Urban Soul Orchestra, City Academy, Scarlett Entertainment, Amie True, High Society, Sky Magician and Xander Casey Photography.
Host Venue, Headline Partner   One Great George Street, Prestigious Star Awards 2024
Thank you   Londons Grand Ball

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