Louisa Thomas Events
Tailor made Event Planning & Management service
Photo credits: ireneyapweddings.com
Professional Event Planner
I founded Louisa Thomas Events out of a passion for helping other people organise important personal and business occasions. My enthusiasm for great hospitality was inspired by my training with Leith’s School of Food & Wine and cemented whilst studying for my Honours Degree in Hospitality Management at University. Having developed and directed hundreds of celebrations, I understand what it takes to bring all aspects of an event together and make it unforgettable for all the right reasons. I have learnt to be flexible and accommodating to each client’s unique needs and preferences.
Tailor Made Services to Suit Your Needs
Consultation- Planning Service
Have a vision but don’t know where to start?
I will sit down with you and map out your event whatever the occasion. I will point you in the right direction of fabulous suppliers that are known and trusted within the industry. I can also help with cost-planning and help you ensure that the event’s total costs remain within your budget. I will simply get you to love planning your event.
All services are tailor made so prices do vary from client to client please get in touch for a free quote.
On the Day Management
If you require someone to pull the day together so that you don’t need to worry and can enjoy the time with your guests I will provide dedicated Event Management. I will be the first port of call and if you need additional staff to serve food and drink this can also be arranged.
Tailor Made Service
Including creation & management
Louisa Thomas Events can do as much or as little as you require, creation consultation, on the day management or the full service of planning, managing and running the event in its entirety. Maybe you simply don’t have time or just don’t know where to start. I have a long list of known suppliers that I have used for years and I'm always on the lookout for new exciting suppliers to add to the list. Keeping up to date with the latest trends I can come up with an event to remember. I build your event around you, your life, your personality, your aspirations.
Whether you are looking for something for a birthday party, anniversary or wedding our Graze Boards are a talking point that gives the WOW factor to any event. I can style your graze boards to suite your flair and taste whether it be in the middle of your guests tables or on long tables that are full of food, savoury or sweet you decide. For more information please do get in touch so that I can put a quote together. Below is our classic menu.
The Classic graze board menu:
minimum numbers of 10
From £9.50 per person
3 Cheeses (Wensleydale, Stilton & Mature Cheddar)
Kalamate & Halkidki Olives
Assortment of nuts
Section of Dips
Sesame Bread Sticks
Cheese & Chive Pretzels
Set up included, delivery charges may apply. Boards hired and collected after event
Graze Board Delivery Service
Fancy a treat or to treat a loved one? Then look no further than our graze board delivery service.
Chacuterie Graze Board (£25.00 serves 2)
A selection of cured meats, homemade filo tarts, cheese, olives, fruit & nuts
Picnic Graze Board (£20.00 serves 2)
Classic British picnic items including homemade items, crudité, dip, bread sticks, fruit & to finish off a sweet treat
Kids Graze Board (£14.00 serves 2)
Cheese, meats, homemade sausage rolls, fruit, savoury biscuits, bread stick, sweets & biscuits
The Family Picnic (£30.00 serves 2 adults and 2 children)
Combination of ‘picnic’ and ‘Kids’
Based in Whiteley. Deliveries to the following locations and surrounding areas. Special arrangements can be made for further afield.
Andover (Selected dates)
Winchester (Selected dates)
Picnic Graze Board
Charcuterie Braze Board
How to order
What date would you like your graze board?
Which graze board would you like?
Are there any dietary requirements that I need to know about?
Payment via BACs to confirm order
Kids Graze Board
I met with the couple and went through every detail. I suggested things that hadn’t crossed their minds and came up with alternatives to a few potential hurdles. The couple wanted a fuss free day that felt special. Following the meeting I was able to develop a plan for their wedding which included management on the day, staff, crockery and linen. We stayed in regular contact throughout the planning process so that arrangements could be altered right up to a few days before hand to ensure the service my team and I provided was tailor made to the couple’s exact specifications. The day before we went through the last minute detail. I managed the staff to serve the food and drink. I worked closely with the venue owner to seamlessly create the evening dance floor. I did not leave until the couple were completely happy.
30 years of marriage is quite a mile stone and the clients wanted to celebrate in style with as many of their friends and family as possible. The biggest challenge was the entertainment due to the age range of the guests from 90 to 2 weeks old. I pitched the ideas to the client and they loved them. A brilliant roving magician who's magic is for adults and children did not disappoint. I sourced various suppliers that I managed to provide canapés, hog roast, salads and puddings. I bought in a team of staff to assist with the food, drink and clear up. I folded napkins, decorated the marquee, tended to flowers, laid tables and made cups of tea to keep the marquee company happy in their work. The guests danced the night away to a fantastic local band that I found and who stole the show.
My journey with Michelle & Luke started 10 months prior to their Wedding day. They had already found the venue and friends were providing the catering. What they needed were waiting staff and someone to mange the day for them. As soon as I spoke with Michelle on the phone I knew we would get on, a bride to be who was calm and full of amazing ideas. I knew it was going to be a fantastic day. Emails back and forth, Skype calls and a face to face meeting we had a plan and I couldn't wait for the 15th April 2017. My philosophy of calmness, friendliness and nothing is too much trouble is what I pride myself on and with my six members of staff in tow we were there bright eyed and bushy tailed with a friendly smile. I met with Luke & Michelle the day before at the beautiful venue The Old Dairy, Hatherden where I laid tables and went through the order of the day. I met the rest of the bridal party and the best man who were all busy helping to make the barn look beautiful. Whilst I set the tables they hung 100s of fairy lights and with one of the bridal party considering a career change to floristry they had all done a brilliant job. Every detail was accounted for down to the hashtag of #shockerwedding for social media. The day went without a hitch no rain in sight so guests were able to enjoy gin cocktails and canapés on the lawn served by my staff. This was followed by speeches and then some amazing Texas BBQ food which myself and my team worked closely with the caterers to provide a smooth service. Mr & Mrs Crocker had asked their guests to provide cakes for the bake off table which they judged and we presented for pudding which went down a treat. I knew my work was complete the bride and groom were having a ball and so were their guests. I could not have thanked my team enough that evening they went above and beyond my expectations! Each wedding I do is special and unique and why I provide exactly what the couple want. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Crocker.
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Happy Customers, Happy Me
A huge thank you from both of us. You and your team did the most fantastic job and the food and cocktails were superb. Our friends commented on how impressed they were with how well the evening was managed.
Marie-Claire - Birthday Party October 2019
Where do I start!? You were great.
Thanks for pulling off our home wedding. I know it can't have been easy, I'm a huge control freak, and you put me so at ease. You handled the little blips so well, everyone had a fab time (I think)!
As for the food, the gaze boards were exactly what I had in mind.
Your team were really professional.
Thanks again, I'm recommending you to everyone and we hope we can meet you again soon at the next family party
Alex & Guy - Wedding September 2019
I just wanted to thank you and say how pleased I was with how the evening went. I do feel you put in a lot of effort and care - there wasn’t a single thing we had discussed that you hadn’t done, and everything ran like clockwork, with lots of attention to detail.
H. Doyle- 50th Birthday Party Sept 2016
Thank you so much for all your hard work in organising our Party. It all went to plan, as you know. It made the evening so much more enjoyable for us knowing that you would see to everything for us. Please thank your assistant. It all went so smoothly. A good time was had by all, and we had a lot of compliments on the organisation.
Mr Smail- 80th Birthday March 2017
The surprise 60th birthday cocktail party we organised for my husband could not have gone more smoothly if it hadn't been for the amazing hardwork, attention to detail and professionalism that Louisa and her team put in to make the evening a success. Thank you so much!