Home' F and V : Functions and Venues 2012 Contents 40 Scoop Functions & Venues 2012 | 13
KING OF THE CASTLE
The 17th century Palazzo Corsini – a ‘Florence Renaissance’ castle overlooking the Arno River in Italy –
was the backdrop for this 50th birthday celebration.
Renowned party planner Colin Cowie organised for hosts, dressed in Renaissance attire, to welcome
guests into the central palace court, where a square hedged bar with pops of bright pink blooms was the
first stop. Jugglers, sketch artists and magicians entertained the party before dinner. The grand entry
staircase leading into the Palazzo Corsini was covered with a Schiaparelli pink carpet, flanked by ornate
gold candelabras and drapes trimmed with ivy and pullbacks made of shocking pink carnations.
The Palazzo’s magnificent ballroom was transformed into the dining room for the evening, with
three long tables set for a banquet under two giant wooden chandeliers hung from the ceiling.
Once dinner concluded, guests retreated into three rooms: one for cheese and after-dinner drinks,
another for desserts, and the third, a modern disco with a glittering silver metallic floor and stage.
World | Spectacular soirees
Links Archive WAs Best Functions and Venues 2012 Functions and Venues 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page