Testimonials 

Private

‘Thank you so much for the most magical wedding yesterday. It was the best day of my life! Everything ran sooo smoothly and the team were a dream to have around. You’re incredible at your job and more than that, you’re heaven to chat to and work with and I shall miss speaking to you as you’re my friend now!' - Alice Fry, Wedding

'...we wanted to tell you that the party was FANTASTIC!!! You are the best party planners EVER!' - Sam and Guy Dawson, Wedding Reception

‘We knew we had to come back to Zest for George’s party.  How right we were! The devil was in the detail (and the weather).  The party goddess pulled it off.  Thank you very much indeed.' - Celia, Charlie and George Randall.

‘I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything you did to make the best party anyone has been too! This is how good you were – I forget we were throwing the party. I just got drunk as a Lord and enjoyed every moment. It was a DREAM and we shall bottle it up and cork it and release it whenever we need a burst of joy to renew us.’ – Emma Thompson, Mothers 70th

'...we both think you did a wonderful job. You combined brilliant ideas, great knowledge and huge experience with very hard work and fantastic attention to detail. You achieved everything we wanted- and much more.' - Richard Boggis Rolfe, His Daughter's Wedding

‘The decision to give a party should never be taken lightly and should never be taken at all if Zest aren’t available… The room looked fantastic.’  - Sir James and Lady Harvey-Watt.

'Well you have completely surpassed yourself this time! I honestly think it was the best wedding ever! There was no stone unturned, no flaps or hitches – it all ran like clockwork and it looked AMAZING!’  - Georgie Fry, Her Daughter’s Wedding.

 ‘Thank you for organising the most amazing party! I had the most incredible time and everybody has said how much fun it was. We would never have been able to do it without you……..You sure do know how to put on a damn good party!!’ - Persephone Rose, Joint 18th, 21st and 50th Birthday Party.

‘Many thanks for organising such a wonderful party. Many, many people have been very complimentary with lots of “wow’s”; “best party ever” etc.’ - Paddy Dear, Joint 18th,21st and Silver Wedding Celebration.

‘You really made the party one of the best evenings of my life and all my friends have said similar!’ - Freddie Dear, Joint 18th,21st and Silver Wedding Celebration.

‘From our very first conversation over a year ago, I knew that you would be the most perfect person to help me with this special day – and you have done so much more than I ever could imagine. Your calm, encouraging, thoughtful, clever organization has been just brilliant.  Your generosity, kindness and tremendous support has been an extra bonus – I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done and for being the most amazingly generous friend.’  - Joya Logan.

‘It was such fun working with you, I looked forward to our meetings and many conversations. Zest is a great company and your efficiency coupled with your creativity and sense of fun is immensely effective and very,very impressive. A huge thank you to Zest.’ - The Honourable Mrs Mark Vestey, Private Party.

‘You really did us proud. Thank you for making it happen which such style, for organising it and us so efficiently with the minimum of fuss. Somehow you made the whole process not just painless but great fun! A million miles from the headache it would have been without you and Zest. Really it was a triumph. I can’t wipe the smile from my face. Great memories indeed. Thank you and the team so much.’ -  Philip Whalley, following a joint 50th birthday party with Julian Mayo and Tim Jefferies.

‘I just wanted to say thank you again for such an incredible weekend. Without exception everyone told me it was the best party and the best wedding they had ever been to (including their own). The passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail that you brought, not just to the event, but also to the months of planning was amazing. I believe it was down to you both that ‘BrideZilla’ never appeared. Throughout the whole process I knew that you “got it” – you knew what I would like before I even said anything. Everything was just perfect and this comes from a girl with slight OCD over the detail. Thank you again for creating the wedding and weekend of our dreams.’ - Julie Feasey, wedding and weekend in St Tropez.

'Firstly, a huge thank you for all your amazing hard work and brilliant organisation in making our wedding so perfect. It was a huge relief to know…all I had to do was call you and you could worry for me! And then on the day you were both in your element and I wonder how anything would have happened without you! I really would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the day more special and magical than anything I could have possibly dreamt.’ - The wedding of Jules Jay and Henry Buxton.

‘Thank you for helping me to mastermind and execute the party of the 2nd millennium and for being such an enchanting co-conspirator.’ - Celia Atkin, following a party in the South of France.

 ‘What can I say! It really was the party of the year. Thank you very much for everything. We all had the most fantastic time and it was a real pleasure working with you.’ - Georgie Fry, Joint 21st and 50th at home.

‘This is just a short note to say how very impressed I was by your organisation, your attention to detail and your cool and effective management style.’ - Barry Houghton, His Daughter’s Wedding.

‘The marquee, facilities, staff and organisation were truly superb and a testament to your creative planning skills. What a set-up!’ - Tom Crawford, Private Party

'It is almost too trite to say that we couldn’t have done it without you …… it was indeed a colossal success..’ - David Tatham, Private Party.

‘Never have I enjoyed a party so much – let alone my own. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in to get every detail right both before and during the party. Several seasoned party-goers have commented on its absolute perfection and it being the best party they have ever been to.’ - Celia Randall, Private Party.

‘We cannot thank you enough for the impeccable organisation, imagination, zest (ho ho) you lent to our party. We were absolutely thrilled, and it seems our guests were too. We were hoping, even expecting a great party, but it exceeded our expectations.’ - Charlotte Weston, Private party at The Temperate House, Kew Gardens.

‘I enjoyed planning everything with you and greatly valued your calm professionalism, enthusiasm, advice and good humour..It was unforgettable and beautifully done.’ - Morwenna Craston, Private Party.

 ‘Just had to write and express my respect for one of the finest logistical nightmares I have seen since the Gulf War! You are the most professional and accomplished person ……..I cannot express in words what a fantastic experience that was and one that shall stay with me forever.’ - Peter Ashby, guest at a private party for 80 on a remote island in Scotland. When the boat broke down, the marquee and contents, generators etc had to be helicoptered back and forth.


Corporate

I am SO pleased at how well it went Wonkie, honestly I have had SO MUCH positive feedback from huge numbers of clients and Waverton people – how delicious the Nytimber, how fabulous the food was, how fantastic the venue was, how much they loved the exhibition etc.  I think it really was a real treat for everyone and Wonkie it really did look fantastic. There was so much about the evening that was special, But most of all thank YOU Wonkie – you have been a total star from the word go, making everything happen in such an unstressful way (for us!) and making it so fun!  You really were just wonderful and I felt you had everything under control at all times and were very patient with us.  – Emily Hobbs following Waverton’s 30th Birthday at the V&A, exclusive hire for the first night of the Pink Floyd exhibition with 560 guests

‘Thank you so much for all your help with the drinks party, it really was a great success. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and received nothing but praise’ -Emma Smith, AMD Property drinks reception.

‘Thank you so much for all your hard work on The Crystal Ball. It was a fantastic evening and it made all the difference to me knowing that Zest Events staff were in complete control and totally reliable to ensure the event ran smoothly and perfectly. You went the extra mile to make it all work out so well. Thank you for making it such a brilliant party and helping us to raise a proper sum.’ - Ed & Harriet Parker, Walking with the Wounded charity event ‘The Crystal Ball’, attended by Patron HRH Prince Harry, with performances by The Stereophonics and Ellie Goulding.

‘A note to say thank you very much to you and your team for all your help in making our event such a success. We are delighted with the way the event turned out and have had very positive feedback in his “high quality” nature. I knew from the moment I walked into the room that we would have a great evening. It looked great!’ – Shane following an event for the Chello Foundation.

Thank you to you and your team for pulling off an outstanding job for us. It’s no ordinary feat to hold a sit down breakfast in a spa and you pulled it off with such elegance and style. The food, the flowers, the place settings – everything was perfect – we were absolutely delighted. I hope we will work together again in the not too distant future. – George at Monty PR

‘We cannot recommend the Zest team highly enough. Zest helped us organise our Christmas party last year. They searched out suitable venues, menus, transport, and all that goes with a spectacular party. On the evening of the party, we were able to go and enjoy ourselves knowing that the team was in full control. Everyone remarked what a fabulous party it was. The Zest team have wonderful ideas and are full of enthusiasm. They hold firmly to conviction that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it right. It is fair to say that without the Zest team, the evening would not have been as successful as it was. We are currently arranging our Summer party and have once again enlisted the help of Zest.’ – Agnes Arsenne and Averil Eager following a Christmas party for Perenco

‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you …. whether it has been a lunch for six or party for six hundred. Your professionalism, your creativity and your sense of calm has made staging events and parties at Asprey seem effortless and enjoyable.’ - Georgina Williams, Marketing Manager, Asprey Garrard.

‘A big thank you for such a wonderful dinner on Tuesday. As always it was perfectly organised and thank you for keeping me so calm ……’ - The Ritz Carlton Hotel Group.

‘I know that you’ll all agree that the event went very well indeed, and this was in no small part due to not only your own personal efforts but the cooks, waiters etc that attended. Everyone was helpful and courteous at all times and I would have no hesitation in using you again for further functions.’ - Suzie Vincent from Pulse Group following an event for Rolls Royce.

‘Now that we have had time to recover and have started to receive the most complimentary letters I have ever seen, I must tell you how delighted I was with the two parties you organised for us.’ - Celia Atkin, Cannon Avent Plc.