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Enchanted Garden transports guests to a wonderland



Encore partners with National Dental Care to present their annual Gala dinner

Guests were transported to a whimsical, fantasy land at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort for this year’s National Dental Care gala. Every corner of the MacArthur’s Ballroom was transformed into an ‘Enchanted Garden’, enhanced by interactive elements creating a truly immersive experience.
 
The creative challenge to Encore was to deliver something extra special that stood apart from the previous six events and made guests feel part of an exciting story from the moment they arrived.
 
Guests arrived at what was the Fountain Terrace, but it had been transformed into a magical garden with scattered fairy lights decorating trees, giant orbs floating on cascading fountains, foliage-printed balloons with vine strings floating around the space all hinting to the evening that lay ahead.
 
Stilt-walkers dressed as woodland creatures greeted guests and led them down a magnificent winding path to the ballroom entrance, with twisted willow trees elegantly lining the staircase, cascading foliage and florals draping down the balustrades.
 
The hero design feature was the 4.5m tall artificial tree placed in the centre of the ballroom with branches covered in soft green leaves reaching over the tables with special gobo lights casting tree-like shadows around the room. The teal hue lighting continued the enchanted garden atmosphere and also a clever nod to National Dental Care’s brand colour.    
 
The entertainment was a huge part of this unique event, from fairies pouring champagne to woodland creatures roaming the room. There was even a fortune teller whispering good fortune amongst the three-metre tall trees in a special feature area of the room.    
 
Lush green AstroTurf covered the floor creating a designated game space with giant Jenga, chess pieces and mini golf. A giant floral wall sat on one side of the room providing the perfect backdrop for guests to take pictures.
 
Katie Jackson, Head of Marketing, National Dental Care said they really wanted to transport the guests to another world, and Encore delivered on that.
 
“It was an incredible event, our attendees were blown away. The event certainly transported our guests to an enchanted kingdom and everywhere you looked there was a new wonder to be seen.” said Ms Jackson
 
Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director, Encore, congratulated the team in South East Queensland for delivering a spectacular event themed to perfection.
 
“This event hit the nail on the head with not only the physical appearance of the event but the atmosphere that was created with the high level of attention to detail. We were asked to deliver an immersive party atmosphere and the team certainly delivered on that,” said Mr Chamberlain.
 
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Notes to Editor: 

Encore has over 30 years event production experience and offer an extensive range of products and services for the event industry. They partner with some of the best hotels in the countries in which they operate: Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Encore provide technical, styling, design and digital services to hundreds of events each year. 

Encore: The business of events and the art of engagement. 

More information: www.encore-anzpac.com
 
Images (high res. available upon request): 
 

Image: 4.5m tall artificial tree
 

Image: Main Room, Woodshed Ballroom.
 

Image: Fountain Terrace.
 

Image: Main room, gobo lights with tree-like shadow.
 
For media enquiries please contact:
 
Oakley Grioli, Account Coordinator, Zadro
P: +61 2 9212 7867 | oakley@zadroagency.com.au
 
Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro
P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au