Autumn at the Natural History Museum

The concept for this event, an evening of fine dining for forty guests, took as its theme the jewel-like colours of Autumn. The event was a joint promotion showcasing the work of event caterers By Word of Mouth and the venue potential of the Natural History Museum, with lighting designers Wise Productions and the floral decoration team of Simon J Lycett Ltd. 

An intimate atmosphere was achieved in a grand space, through the use of creative lighting to pick out colours and details in the tableware, floral decorations and the venue architecture.

By Word of Mouth combined various tableware ranges from Jones Hire to invoke an atmosphere of elegance and glamour. 

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Menu for Dinner


Herb crusted yellow fin tuna with an heirloom tomato and shallot salad, charred new potatoes and fine beans. (Presented on the Rectangular Plate from the Fine Dining range).

Main Course

Roasted loin of venison with a carrot and juniper puree, parmentier potatoes, baby turnips and a spiced crumb. (Presented on the Gold Plate from the Solis range).

Pudding: Autumnal Tasting Plate

Blackberry and Apple Blackberry financier with calvados cream and Pink Lady crisps; Apple and blackberry streusel tart with cider sauce; Iced apple souffle with crushed blackberry jelly; Caramelised Braeburns and a blackberry and creme de mure foam. (Presented on the Square Plate from the Fine Dining range).

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The creators of this event

The following people and teams were involved in this event:

Venue:   Natural History Museum

Event Design & Catering:   By Word of Mouth

Lighting:   Wise Productions

Flowers:   Simon J. Lycett Ltd

Photography:   Noah Goodrich

Event Design & Catering

By Word of Mouth

Jones Hire: Equipment used at this event

Chairs: Camelot Walnut

Seat pads: Monet Orange

Chinaware: Solis & Fine Dining

Glassware: Venetian  

Table linen: Volga

Cutlery: Mulberry