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The Bridges Retail Awards

THE CHALLENGE: Transform The Bridges Shopping Centre into a venue fit for an awards ceremony against a one hour turnaround deadline.

"The 1879 team were fantastic. I’ve seen a few events set up at The Bridges now but none as slick and professional as that. The food was also excellent, as was the service." Andrew Bradley, Centre Director, The Bridges


Created bespoke dinner menu for the client.
Utilised the 1879 Events supplier network to provide full kitchen & bar facilities in
the off-site location allowing for food to be cooked fresh.
Provided chiller wagon to ensure drinks were kept cool.
Catered for 300 of the region’s top retail professionals.
Provided hostess and staffing support.
Stewarding and security.
Event consultation.


Tian of buffalo mozzarella and plum tomato (V) rested on sliced cucumber
with a sweet green pesto dressing

Braised 8oz rump steak with a smoked bacon and baby onion burgundy sauce,
served with a tower of seasonal roasted vegetables and dauphinoise potato
Mature cheddar cheese and red onion tart (V) set on gourmet mixed leaves
served with a plum and apple chutney

Trio of chefs desserts
(tarte au citron, vanilla cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding with
butterscotch sauce)

Coffee & mints