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    Henley Royal Regatta: Mahiki Henley

    In 2009 Gorilla Events won the exclusive contract to produce Mahiki’s outdoor event experiences, a project that would take us the length and breath of the country in a quest to take the Mahiki sunshine and trademark tiki style to the UK’s most prestigious events. The first instalment for a Mahiki home away from home was at Gorilla’s very own Henley Regatta site.  Mahiki Henley brought the largest riverside bar to the Royal Regatta and year on year has proved the most successful venue the event has ever seen.  Celebrities and VIP’s have been seen to fly in via our private helipad before being whisked to our exclusive VIP area.

    Photography by Chris Richardson


    The Beat Hotel

    The Beat Hotel is the award winning venue devised by Dan Baxter MD of Gorilla Events & partners in crime Giles Looker of the Soulshakers and Nick Griffiths of Kingdom Collective. Glastonbury’s ‘Best Concession’ winner  sets up shop between the Pyramid and John Peel and serves up a heady mix of fine cocktails, beat coffee and a feast of bbq heaven curated by Chris Gillard from the Michelin Starred St John restaurant. With an awesome line up from of special guest DJs playing all day and into the night, the Beat Hotel is fast becoming a Glastonbury must see.

    Photography by Marc Sethi


    Polo in the Park

    Gorilla have worked with Polo in the Park since 2011. Returning for our 7th year in 2017, Gorilla design, produce and operate all bars across the site including the 7000 capacity Mahiki Coconut bar with pitch side raised VIP deck and our bespoke built Lanson Champagne Bar & Garden.
    In 2015 we launched the Grazing Paddock Food Court, bringing a range of London’s best restaurants and street food traders to this thirsty and hungry crowd. Taking up the challenge in 2016 we saw sublime food from Mark HIX, Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Restaurant, Smokestak and Bubbledogs to name but a few.


    Goodwood Revival

    In 2016 Gorilla Events added the world famous Goodwood Revival to its portfolio.
    We designed and built 10 vintage 1940’s shop units and curated a roster of street food traders to deliver and outstanding addition to this incredible well dressed event in their Over the Road area.
    As well as managing the 8 food outlets Gorilla also operated our own in house Victorian Pub and a Goodwood Organic Bacon Roll & Coffee shop.


    Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Since 2015 Gorilla Events have produced and operated the Ice House Pit Lane, a multi unit food and beverage area adjacent to Goodwood House. In 2016 we added the Cricket Pitch to our operations on site.
    The project comprises of outlet infrastructure design and build, through to on site service delivery and trader management.
    Gorilla now owns over 200m of bespoke shop frontages, purpose built for the event which we deploy each year and work alongside renowned street food operators to curate the food outlets.
    As well as managing the 30 food outlets Gorilla also operates 7 in house bar outlets and several coffee shops.


    London 2012: Weymouth Sailing Facility

    Gorilla was called up to the team as the world looked upon Great Britain to deliver on the promise of a fantastic London 2012 Olympic Games. As official bar service providers for the Nothe Sailing Facility in Weymouth we were there to quench the thirsty crowds and see all the action as Ben Ainslie took gold in front of a international audience if over 50,000.

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