About us

Creating the prestige difference

About us

Creating the prestige difference

About Prestige Venues & Events

Over 50 Inspiring and extraordinary venues

We are the team of event specialists, food experts and hospitality professionals who create and deliver events and dining experiences at over 50 inspiring and extraordinary venues in the UK and Ireland. We work as a trusted partner with iconic venues such as Ascot Racecourse, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the American Express Community Stadium and Hampden Park, and world-renowned events such as Royal Ascot, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Henley Royal Regatta and The Open, in some cases for over 30 years. We’re proud to work with some of the most exciting institutions, organisations and brands in the UK and Ireland.

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New London Collection

Peyton and Byrne and Peyton Events – both founded by renowned restaurateurs Oliver and Siobhan Peyton – joined the Prestige Venues & Events family when Sodexo acquired the businesses in October 2016. Peyton and Byrne operate our restaurants and cafés in some of London's most high-profile visitor attractions including The National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, IWM London and the Wallace Collection. Peyton Events is our boutique events catering team in London inspired by Oliver Peyton’s signature style, with great British food and design at the core.

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World Leader in Quality of life services

We are part of the Sports and Leisure business of Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon in Marseilles, France. We are recognised globally for our expertise in public and private events, ranging from sports championships to high-powered conferences to popular concerts to Christmas parties and weddings. Our services are sought on an international scale. In France our events include the Tour de France and Roland-Garros, and venues include the Eiffel Tower and La Seine Musicale. In the US our venues include the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Hollywood Bowl. We also own and operate Bateaux London, Bateaux Parisiens, Yacht de Paris, Lenôtre and the Michelin three star restaurant Le Pré Catelan in Paris.

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About The Hub

We are proud to manage an extensive portfolio of over 50 extraordinary venues and events. Whether you are looking for corporate hospitality, organising a large conference or planning your wedding, our team of experts at The Hub are on hand to provide a one-stop shop service, helping you plan everything from start to finish. As world-class event specialists, food experts and hospitality professionals, you are in the safest of hands.

A Timely Response Guaranteed

Every enquiry is important to us. We will strive to respond to your query within a maximum of three hours

A Completely Complimentary Service

We are on hand to offer advice and useful suggestions for your event. Our service is completely complimentary, so the price you pay is the same as going directly to the venue.

Expert knowledge from us to you

Once we have all the details, we will help you find the best venue for your event. We will check availability and make sure the entire day is within your budget.

EXPERTISE THAT TRULY DELIVERS ON EVERY PROMISE

You know what they say – behind every extraordinary event at an extraordinary venue is an extraordinary team. What binds us together is our commitment to providing our clients with expertise that truly delivers on every promise. Whatever the vision, we are here to make it happen. We have over 50 years’ experience in events, food and hospitality, and we have built trusted partnerships in the industry to deliver the best experiences for each and every event.

Our extraordinary people behind the scenes – who are committed to providing our signature first-class service – make this possible. The Hub, our central sales team, is your first point of call. Our team of experts at The Hub are here to provide one-stop shop service and a bespoke experience, allowing you to review a range of suitable venues from one point of contact and putting your needs first at every stage.

Once we have all the details, we will advise you on suitable venues, arrange proposals and check availability and costs. We will then organise a visit to show you around the venue and introduce you to our dedicated on-site events team, who are ready to help you make the most of your event space and plan your event. Our award-winning chefs will work with you to craft menus that are guaranteed to impress your guests. We pride ourselves on our limitless creativity and are innovative problem-solvers who will support you every step of the way. With us, your event is sure to be one to remember.

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Our Recent Awards

Gareth Billington, Head Chef, Everton FC

Winner of 'Mentor of the Year' at the Shine Awards and a Springboard Ambassador Award.

Gareth has had a stellar year. His dedication and hard work in the kitchens at Everton FC have yielded not only accolades from the stadium world (numerous Stadium Experience Awards) but the foodservice industry too. 

Gareth prides himself on championing the disadvantaged and giving them a chance in his kitchen. He has mentored many Springboard FutureChef competition winners and gets immense satisfaction from seeing those he takes under his wing grow and become accomplished hospitality staff. This is all down to his insistence that the team is greater than any individual - particularly pertinent at a football club!

 

 

Gemma Amor, Executive Chef at Ascot Racecourse

Winner of 'Chef of the Year' at the Cost Sector Catering Awards 2017

Gemma is a key lynchpin at Ascot Racecourse, whether it be catering for the thousands present at Royal Ascot every year, or looking after a wedding hosted at this historic venue. 

She runs a number of incredibly busy and demanding kitchens across the huge site, producing over 400 different fine dining menus each year, enjoyed by more than 500,000 customers. 

For this award the judges praised Gemma's ability to provide top quality food at scale while leading a team of 250 chefs and ensuring they are trained to the highest standards.  

Henley Royal Regatta

Event Caterer of the Year at the Sport Leisure Caterer Awards

The catering operation at Henley Royal Regatta is a unique and challenging one, but delivered with aplomb every year by Sodexo. 

For this award the judges were particularly impressed with the standard of food achieved on what is essentially a greenfield site, requiring complete construction and installation of not only the hospitality tents, but their kitchens too. The most tricky part of the operation is probably Temple Island; A pretty spot from which to watch the races, right in the middle of the river. This involves taking everything needed for catering; food, crockery, linen and more, across the water in a little rowing boat. 

Delivering high quality cuisine on both a large scale in the main Fawley Meadows enclosure, or in the intimate setting of Temple Island, this award is testament to the team's flexibility and focus.  

Chef of the Year, Cost Sector Catering Awards

Gemma Amor

Chef of the Year
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

Amex Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove Albion FC

Media Choice Award, Gold
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen FC

Non-matchday Mystery Shopper Award, Gold
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

Hampden Park

Chef Team of the Year, Bronze
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

Goodison Park, Everton FC

Chef Team of the Year, Gold
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

St James’ Park, Newcastle United FC

Director’s Choice Award, Gold
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

Tannadice, Dundee United FC

Matchday Hospitality Small Stadium, Bronze
Stadium Experience Awards 2017

Hampden Park

Matchday Hospitality Large Stadium, Gold
Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2017

Glynn Lawrence

Contract Catering Chef of the Year
Springboard Awards

Gareth Billington

Springboard Ambassador Award
Racecourse Catering Awards 2016

The Goldikova at Ascot Racecourse

Best Bar at a Racecourse, Merit
Racecourse Catering Awards 2016

Lavazza at Ascot Racecourse

Most Effective Brand at a Racecourse
Racecourse Catering Awards 2016

NL Consulting (local craft beer)

Best Local Supplier to a Racecourse, Merit
Downtown in Business Awards – Liverpool

Everton FC

Sports Hospitality Venue of the Year
Sport and Leisure Catering Awards 2016

Henley Royal Regatta

Event Caterer of the Year