Testimonials

Here’s what our clients think.

Over 20 years planning and executing events we’ve received many lovely compliments and testimonials from happy customers over the years.

  • Hardens

    “Charlotte at Papillon Events is full of great imaginative ideas as well as being professional, well organised and efficient. We worked together to plan our launch event and she made sure everything was in place for the event to run perfectly. I would highly recommend her!”

    Natasha Rayment, Sales & Marketing Manager, Hardens

  • BTHA

    “Charlotte has provided us with detailed event planning for the Toy Industry Awards over the last 4 years and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her creative thinking, excellent venue & supplier knowledge and her eye for detail are second to none. From the initial brief through to on site event management she is a true professional. There have often been tight deadlines to meet and difficult circumstances to work with and Charlotte’s ability to manage these situations is exceptional.”

    Matthew Jones, Head of Member & Special Events, BTHA

  • Branding Science

    “From Summer & Christmas parties to intimate Research Groups, Charlotte at Papillon Events can turn her hand to any kind of event organising. Reliable, imaginative and understanding, no detail is overlooked and everything is planned to precision to ensure its smooth running. Her personal approach and dedication ensures that each project is delivered to the highest standard. An excellent Event Organiser. We use her a lot!”

    Peter Cunningham, CEO, Branding Science

  • Glean.in

    “A huge thank you from me and the Glean.in team for organising such a great event for us last night! You made everything so easy and the whole event couldn’t have gone better from our point of view”

    Tamar Beck, CEO, Glean.in

  • IBC

    “Thanks to Charlotte Pudney of Papillon events for the integral role played in launching the inaugural IBC Leaders’ Summit. A highly complex project with many component parts which she managed with ease and dedication in order to pull off a successful event.”

    Michael Crimp, CEO, IBC

  • Hunter Design

    “Thank you so much for all your hard work on such a great event for the Thames Pageant celebrations”

    Jake Hughes, Managing Director, Hunter Design

  • UBM Built Environment, Samuel

    “Working with Charlotte is great. Her company, Papillon Events, ran an important and large dinner event for me in 2011 – the whole experience was smooth and seamless from concept, through delivery to follow up. Charlotte handled all aspects of the event including design, production and management throughout. We had several hundred happy guests and glowing feedback. I would recommend Charlotte and Papillon to anyone.”

    Samuel Jennings, Head of Strategic Development, UBM Built Environment

  • IIR Exhibitions

    “Papillon Events did a superb job of organising the Total Print Expo party. From sourcing the venue to booking the tribute band and providing party props…all aspects of the event were expertly managed. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all – so thank you pulling together such a great party!”

    Richard Gayle, Event Director, Total Print Expo, IIR Exhibitions

  • ISES

    “On behalf of the Board of ISES UK I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for organising the event last Thursday evening, with over 120 event professionals in attendance, the evening ran without a hitch and this was down to your planning and attention to detail both in the run up to and on the evening of the event. The coordination of the entertainment, venue, catering and AV is no mean feat and you handled each of the suppliers with true professionalism, so once again, on behalf of ISES UK many thanks.”

    Jeremy Hopkins, Vice President Programmes, ISES UK

  • UBM Built Environment, Adrian

    “Thank you for pulling together a first rate Workshop for the Global Management Team at short notice. The Caxton Workshop was expertly organised and managed to perfection. I look forward to working with you again”

    Adrian Barrick, CEO, UBM Built Environment

  • BTHA

    “The BTHA engaged Papillon Events to ensure a high standard was maintained for our showcase event – the Toy Industry Awards. What a terrific decision it was! Professional, friendly, accommodating, willing to work with our ideas, but also willing to offer suggestion and guidance to ensure a truly amazing event! The experience of all involved was truly enjoyable. The evening just would not have been the same without them.”

    Natasha Crookes, Director of Communications, British Toy & Hobby Association (BTHA)

  • IBC

    “Thank you for all your hard work and efforts to make IBC2009 a great success.”

    Darren Whitehead, Director of Sales, IBC

  • KLN Events

    “Having known Charlotte for a number of years and worked with her on event projects, she is one of the best event organisers I have encountered in over 20 years in the industry. Charlotte is creative, thorough, conscientious, reliable and a joy to work with. She has a great rapport with clients, suppliers, venues and celebrities. Whether she is handling a conference, awards event, gala dinner, festival or corporate party, your event is certainly in the best hands.”

    Kurt Sinclair, Director, KLN Events

  • Digital Print World

    “Papillon Events provided an exceptional service in organising the launch party at Kensington Roof Gardens for Digital Print World. I would gladly recommend their services and am looking forward to working with them on future projects”

    Richard Gayle, Event Director, Digital Print World.

  • Advanstar

    “Papillon Events worked with the Brand Licensing Europe exhibition team, executing the visitor marketing campaign. They took on the project with dedication and enthusiasm and achieved excellent results. As a result European visitor numbers increased significantly and on-site stand bookings were up on the previous year.”

    Jessica Blue, Event Director, Brand Licensing Europe, Advanstar

  • The Athena Network

    “I could not have managed the Athena Christmas Party, without the support, encouragement, ultra-efficient organising and diplomatic negotiation skills and fun sense of humour, that Charlotte, from Papillon Events, has! I highly recommend her as an Event Organiser and I’m proud to have her as an Athena member.”

    Robyn Hatley, Regional Director, The Athena Network - Richmond Borough

  • Private 50th Birthday Party

    "Thank you for organising such a fabulous party or us and for all your professional advice and expertise in setting it all up. There is no way we could have managed the organisation of over 115 people and ensured it ran so smoothly. Your styling expertise of the marquee was superb and the support you gave was second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending you and Papillon Events to anyone interested in holding a social event of any type".

    Simon & Jill, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

  • Private Garden Party

    "Within just a few short weeks, Papillon Events arranged a brilliant garden party for me at home. The planning, organisation and taste with which everything was done was wonderful – taking all the stress out of the event for me so I could enjoy what was a great day. I’d highly recommend Charlotte for any event and will absolutely be using her for all my parties in the future!"

    Claire, Oxfordshire

  • Private 51st Birthday Party - Arabian Nights

    "Charlotte from Papillon Events helped me throw my husband an Arabian Nights party for a very special birthday. She was amazingly organised, full of fabulous & beautiful ideas and her attention to detail was brilliant. Charlotte is a real perfectionist, which I totally love. You can guarantee if Charlotte at Papillon Events throws you a party, your guests will be wowed and it will be out of this world! Charlotte transformed a marquee into an Aladdin's cave filled with opulent colours. Drapes flowed throughout and beautiful lantern chandeliers hung from the ceiling, the tables were laid with rich purple cloths, warm pink napkins, bunches of vintage roses to match and finished with gold edged plates and glasses. Everything looked stunning! The Moroccan food was absolutely delicious. To finish off, the lighting and background music really set the mood. A huge thank you to Charlotte and the rest of the team at Papillon Events for giving us the best party we could have wished for. Nothing was too much trouble. I wish we could do it all over again! Thank you".

    Susan & Rob, Chalfont St Giles

  • Private 16th, 18th, 21st & 50th Birthday Party – Out of Africa

    "We set you a difficult challenge: a multi-generational birthday celebration for two 50 year olds, a 21 year old, an 18 year old and a 16 year old! No pressure then!! But what a truly amazing party you created for us. Guests of all ages and backgrounds were totally blown away. From the dramatic lighting of the house to when they walked into the marquee, and from the wonderful flowers to the log filled braziers glowing into the night. Many of our friends commented that it was simply the best party they had ever been too - and we agree! You really captured the spirit of the Out of Africa theme, from the floral decorations and special lighting effects to the themed menu and music selection. The attention to detail large and small was miraculous and the fact that you made it all run so smoothly on the night meant we had the most fantastic stress-free time. We are so grateful for everything you did and will not work with anyone else but you and your team in the future."

    Humphrey, Nicola, Jack, Oli and Lucy, Henley on Thames

  • Private 40th Birthday Party - James Bond

    "Papillon is our go to party planner. Either for intimate dinners at home or large flamboyant events. Papillon Events organised our James Bond 40th Birthday party last May. It was the most fantastic evening and exceeded all of our expectations. We had 160 guests sipping martinis made by their wonderful mixologists and bar staff. The fusion meal was divine and the staff went above and beyond. Every attention to detail was considered from golden statues to lighting and music. Charlotte made everything so seamless from the invitations through to the running of the whole evening. Everything was managed with a superbly efficient calmness and professional manner and although we didn't finish until 5am everything was cleared away including the marquees by the afternoon. I couldn't recommend her highly enough for any event large or small. We just need to find the excuse for the next party!".

    Cathrin & Nick, Penn

  • Private 40th Birthday Party – Garden Glam meets Gatsby

    "Charlotte at Papillon Events, helped me with our 40th party. She was calm and full of brilliant ideas. It was wonderful to have someone to bounce thoughts off, and also to have someone who worked with me to find suitable alternatives that fitted within our budget. She organised the bar and liased with the marquee company and furniture suppliers, and was able to integrate each element of the party so that in the run up, and on the evening itself, everything ran like clockwork. It was fantastic to have a second pair of eyes and in those moments where things began to get overwhelming she was always there with a well-thought out suggestion. I can highly recommend her."

    Amanda & Chris, Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire

  • Private 50th Birthday Party – A Hint of Africa

    “Having a fiftieth party at home could be as stressful as a wedding to organise, time-consuming and very easy to make mistakes and omissions. The best organisational decision we made was to ask someone else to organise it for us, Charlotte at Papillon Events. She had obviously organised many successful events before, knew what would work, what wouldn’t, knew who to call and when to call them. Seamless. Charlotte and my wife, Jo, got on brilliantly. Charlottes work started with the ‘save the date’ email and finished when the photo album arrived a few days after the party. All our memories of the run up, the party itself and the aftermath, were good, no bad ones at all. The party is still talked about, the jungle noises by the front gate, the hilarity of the elephants trumpeting in the mens cloakrooms, the fantastic bar staff in their pith helmets, the beautifully dressed and lit marquee and the endless supply of great food and drink. It was the best party ever, a great 50th birthday present.”

    Jo & Simon, Harpenden

  • Engagement Party

    "Thank you for doing such an expert job on our engagement party. You organised the whole thing to perfection; no detail missed or overlooked – a super slick operation. We loved the music, the private dining room, the personalised menu’s... just so much thought went into it".

    Gemma & Ian, Cookham

  • Wedding

    "We will never forget what an amazing wedding day you organised for us – it was just perfect in every way".

    Jasmine & William, Burnham