On a balmy July evening, the heart of the City pulsated with excitement as a prominent hospitality company treated its 250 employees to an unforgettable corporate summer party at the enchanting Mrs Fogg’s Dockside Drinkery & Distillery. The entire venue was theirs, a sprawling haven inspired by the adventurous tales of Mr. Fogg’s Indian wife, Aouda.
Nestled in the heart of the City, Mrs Fogg’s encapsulates the spirit of maritime adventure and Victorian innovation. The Dockside Drinkery beckons weary sailors and eager patrons alike to indulge in its nautical charm, inviting them to dock their boats and immerse themselves in an ambiance steeped in history and exoticism.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the life-size Rangoon Steamer, moored adjacent to the Drinkery. Emulating the vessel that Mr. Fogg and Aouda sailed into London, this meticulously crafted steamer featured curtained compartments, a bar, and a captivating allure that transported guests back in time. Its private outdoor space provided an exclusive retreat for the attendees to savour moments of camaraderie against the scenic backdrop of the river.
Descending below deck, the guests discovered The Engine Room and Distillery, a hidden treasure trove where the aura of Victorian-era innovation intertwined with modern revelry. Amidst the speakeasy-style bar and live entertainment, attendees revelled in the vibrant ambiance and the thrill of unearthing precious cargo, echoing the antics of mischievous crew members.
Amidst the revelry, guests immersed themselves in the main floor’s offerings. The fully-equipped DJ booth, expansive stage area, and state-of-the-art karaoke system encouraged spontaneous performances and jovial sing-alongs, creating an atmosphere teeming with infectious energy.
The pièce de résistance of the evening was The Distillery—an industrial marvel within The Engine Room. Here, the guests were privy to witness and partake in the creation of Mrs. Fogg’s signature gin elixir. The impressive Victorian-inspired contraption whirred to life, evoking a sense of wonder as it meticulously crafted the bespoke gin, a true embodiment of innovation and craftsmanship.
Throughout the night, colleagues frolicked in The Engine Room alongside their private bar, revelling in the company’s generosity and the venue’s unique offerings. The fusion of history, maritime charm, and modern entertainment curated an atmosphere that fostered team camaraderie and lasting memories.
As the night drew to a close, laughter and camaraderie lingered in the air, echoing the success of the corporate summer soiree at Mrs Fogg’s Dockside Drinkery & Distillery—a night where employees were not just attendees but participants in an unforgettable journey through time and revelry.
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