I highly recommend Destination Southampton to anyone looking to plan an event! I’m planning a Charity ball and the first for me step was to find a venue, this the first time I have ever organised an event so got in touch with Hannah at Destination! Well I can honestly say WOW!!! Within days of initially contacting Hannah I had a list of appropriate venues, packages they offer, (even down to DJ, PA system!!) Hannah then arranged visits to the venues, and negotiated contracts, and found the perfect venue for us! Nothing is too difficult, Hannah is always quick to respond to emails, contacting venues on your behalf , taking away the stress and time I would have spent had I done this on my own. What’s even better is that the venue finding service is free of Charge, and they also advertise the event for free on their website. I will be recommending Destination Southampton to all my friends, family, anyone looking to plan an event, if it wasn’t for Hannah I would still be trying to secure a venue. Thank you so much for taking the stress out of planning such a big event, I will be using Destination Southampton for any future events.
Lauren Murduck, The Southampton Snowball – in support of Saying Goodbye, November 2015
A very efficient and professional service. Hannah was extremely helpful – even driving us around Southampton to view different venues! Hannah also provided us with a detailed and professional document with costs and availability which made choosing a potential venue much easier. Needless to say we would have no hesitation in using Destination Southampton again in the future for venue searching.
Waleed Soliman, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, May 2015
Destination Southampton has helped me, as South East Member Services Co-ordinator for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), source several high class venues in and around Hampshire for various events during 2014. Every last detail was attended to with the utmost precision, for which I am very grateful, and I look forward to working with Hannah and the team in 2015.
Margaret Cameron, RICS, Various Events 2014
As CoSPPA Administrator, I’ve been using Destination Southampton for the last 3 years and find everyone there really helpful in locating a venue for our six monthly Network Meetings in May and November which take place across the country. My predecessor gave me the details and it’s the best piece of advice I’ve been given.
CoSPPA Administrator, Various Events 2014
Shirley and her talented team have always, without exception, given us the best possible service. They are professional, effi cient, friendly and so reliable – I trust them implicitly and they have helped us to build a glowing reputation for our events. Each year we put on a busy diary of events and 2013 will be no exception. From informal business lunches and breakfast briefi ngs to our prestigious annual conference, I can always rely on Shirley and the team to get it just right.
Sally Lynskey, CEO, Business Solent, Various Events 2013
Shirley and the team at Destination Southampton are a huge help and support to Exhibition Organisers such as myself. From fi nding venues for my exhibition dinner, cocktail party and accommodation for all our staff and visitors, they also provide invaluable help on the day and ensure that everything runs perfectly. I have received such a fantastic service always with a smile and no hassle that I now use the team for all personal hotels or venues I may need. Thanks for all your hard work – Seawork would not be such a success without you.
Fay Reeve, Exhibition Operations Manager, Seawork International, June 2012
Wow! What a fantastic job you, your team and, off course, the Fund Raising Committee did in putting together such a brilliant night of entertainment on Saturday at the annual Rose Road Crystal Ball – Each and everyone of you deserves an Oscar!!
Everything was just so professional, slick and glitzy…..true Hollywood style. From the food, raffle, auction and the fabulous live band I just could not fault with anything during the whole evening and early morning!
All the long hours and hard work that was most clearly put into this event will be so worth it by the many thousands of pounds raised to benefit the children, young people and their families who use Rose Road.
Everyone involved in organising the Crystal Ball should be justly proud of themselves and will have enhanced the ever growing positive reputation of the Association
I can’t wait for the 2011 crystal Ball…..
Con Attridge, Chair of Trustees, The Rose Road Association, November 2010
“Destination Southamptons local knowledge is second to none and not only have they been able to secure preferential rates at Southampton hotels but have also given us invaluable information on local resources. We are confident that their friendly and professional staff will offer our clients exceptional customer service and would highly recommend them to other event organisers looking for a destination management company.”
Versha Carter, Director, Intelligent Exhibitions, Ocean Business, International Exhibition held April 2009
“The team at Destination Southampton played an important part in our decision to bring the British Titanic Society Annual Conference back to Southampton. Shirley and her team worked hard to assist us in obtaining good rates at a waterfront hotel with first rate facilities and they extended their service to include provision of visitors guides and maps of Southampton. They supported our Society by facilitating access to the Port area, coach arrangements, a Civic Reception at the Mayor’s Parlour and much more. Their unfailing courtesy, pleasant working manner and constant willingness to help in any way possible made the task of organising the Convention that much more pleasant and effective. We would not hesitate to recommend their services and the city of Southampton to other conference organisers.”
David Hill and Tim Silcocks, Convention Organisers, British Titanic Society Convention 2009
“The team at Destination Southampton are truly dedicated to assisting event organisers like myself in finding the perfect venue and location, and the service doesn’t stop there. Shirley and the girls will assist on the day, will assist with the advance planning and additional services required such as booking coaches, restaurants etc…. in all an excellent service.”
Jane Carley, Jane Carley Creates
“Many thanks indeed for your valued personal contribution and tremendous support at our Annual Conference which is very much appreciated. The day was a great success and you and your team did us proud! Thank you for helping us to organise and deliver such a professional and well attended event.”
Malcolm Le Bas, Chairman & Sally Lynskey, Chief Executive, Business Southampton – Annual Conference 23rd April 2009