Illuminate at the Science Museum celebrates 1st birthday with ‘Venue of the Year’ win at the Event Production Awards

On the day of its 1st

birthday, progressive new venue Illuminate at the Science Museum scooped the

coveted ‘Venue of the Year’ accolade at the Event Production Awards. As the

venue’s in-house production service partner, White Light (WL) has significantly

invested in equipping Illuminate with a state-of-the-art technical

infrastructure to meet the demands of its diverse client base.






The inaugural year

has seen Illuminate host over 90 events, including the first Soccer Aid for

Unicef Gala, Under Armour’s RUSH campaign, the Design Week Awards and the Royal

Osteoporosis Society launch. It has also now achieved a hat trick of award

wins, with success at both the London Venue Awards and for in-house caterer

Moving Venue at the London Catering Awards.






The Event Production

Awards judging panel described Illuminate as: “A brand new venue with a space that lends itself to

innovation and providing clients with a different experience for the events

they are hosting. The delivery of the space echoes the values of the

organisation and I like that the experience in the space is built around a

theme.   The space is a revenue generator which helps keep the Museum

free of charge to the wider public, linking in to the wider business strategy.”






The Science Museum’s Business

Development & Marketing Manager, Jodie Guilford comments: “Illuminate was created as a dedicated events space to

generate income to help keep the Museum free and inspire futures through

activity such as the Science Museum Academy. We are thrilled that in our first

year, we have achieved all that we set out to do and much more. WL’s commitment

to investing in the very best technology and delivering impeccable service has

been crucial to this.”







Venues Director, Jonjo Glynn adds: “Illuminate is the first

events space of its kind, dedicated solely to commercial hire, to be on offer

within a unique visitor attraction. The technical solutions we have

installed at the venue are industry-recognised and the standard of product you

would expect to find in a space of this calibre. We wanted to draw on equipment

that would be completely reliable and offer maximum impact. We’re delighted

that the success of this has been recognised with this prestigious award.”






Read our latest blog about our first full year as Illuminate’s in-house production service partner: HERE