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Charity Dinner at Sefton Park Palm House


Event: The Henry Yates Thompson Fundraising Dinner
Venue: Sefton Park Palm House
Guests: 170
The Night: Read on for all the details of this spectacular evening

The HYT fundraising dinner showed the Palm House at its best, with over 170 people enjoying excellent catering, music, colourful lighting showing off the plant collection and architecture. Hair raising performances were followed by fireworks and fire dancers, all to raise money for others to enjoy the Palm House.

The staff were excellent and the event was a tribute to those who organised it.  A really exciting place to be, and a fantastic venue for Liverpool.

Andrew, Dinner Guest

Henry Yates Thompson Dinner – Saturday 13th October 2018

Dine were delighted to support the Henry Yates Thompson Dinner at Sefton Park Palm House earlier this month.  This year’s theme was ‘The Enchanted Garden’ and 170 guests turned out to help raise money for the charitable trust.

Guests arrived at the magnificent Palm House (which looked fabulous thanks to the clever people at Absolute Lighting and The Lantern Company) and were greeted with amazing fire performers from Bring the Fire.

Charity Dinner at Sefton Park Palm House

Inside, they were served beautiful Botanical Cocktails by the Sefton Park Palm House team and invited to take their seats for dinner, where they were served the following menu by Dine:

Dinner Menu

Snow Pea & Mint Soup
Truffled cream, truffle crisps & mint

Carpaccio of Peppers & Rainbow Tomatoes (v, dairy & gf)
Gluten free red pesto croutons herb & lemon oil dressing


Roast Sirloin of Beef
Copper pan of creamed mashed potato
Tender stem broccoli, watercress & mushroom bourguignon
Rich red wine jus

Braised Heritage Carrot & Porcini Mushroom “Osso Broco” (v, dairy & gf)
Copper pan of creamed mashed potato
Tender stem broccoli, watercress & curried crumb


Eton Mess
Layers of crumbled meringue, vanilla cream, raspberries soaked in framboise
Popping candy, Freeze dried berries

Berry ‘Summer Pudding’ (dairy & gf)

Henry Yates Thompson Charity Dinner at Sefton Park Palm House

After Dinner, guests danced the night away to music from Wedding Jam before heading home.  The evening was a huge success, and the money raised on the evening will allow Sefton Park Palm House to develop their Life Long Learning programme.  Amongst many other aspects, they are now able to offer free access to events for learning and interpretation carers and will be able to conduct signed tours very soon.

If you’d like to know more about holding your next event, wedding or celebration at Sefton Park Palm House, do get in touch – as you can see, it’s a spectacular venue, perfect for creating memorable events.  Call our team on 0345 450 4545 to start planning your event.

*The Palm House can see up to 220 guests for dinner and can comfortably hold up to 400 guests for a drinks reception.  It is licenced for Civil Ceremonies and recently won the 2018 Hitched Award for Best City Wedding Venue*

Charity Dinner in Liverpool, Sefton Park Palm House

With thanks to all Suppliers involved on the evening

RAW Photography (images in feature)

David Beckham-Doyle (flowers, including table centres and gorgeous flower wall)

Wedding Jam

Absolute Lighting

The Lantern Company

Oliver Dunn the Chocolatier

Elite Marquees

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