August saw the return of our successful Live & Unwind Festival and with it, new meaning for the term ‘bigger and better than ever! Following on from the enormous success of last year was never going to be an easy task, but our team rose to the challenge and truly outdid themselves!
For the first time ever we launched a dedicated website for the event – www.liveandunwind.com allowing our guests to keep up to date with all the latest developments and additions to the festival as it took shape throughout the year.
To make sure the event continued to grow, we expanded the festival in 2016 to cover an entire weekend and introduced the hotels first ever open air cinema! The Cinema night was a huge success as over 200 people joined our Saturday evening screening of ‘Grease’ riverside. With staff joining in the party atmosphere dressed as ‘T-Bird’s’ and ‘pink ladies’ as they served popcorn, candy floss and ice cream to a lively crowd, the setting as the sun went down was well and truly set to start the festival with a bang.
A full array of BBQ’s, cocktails, candy floss and Nyetimber ensured everyone was well looked after relaxing on the grounds as the enormous screen brought the larger than life film to Windsor!
After an exciting evening of cinematic bliss, Sunday dawned and brought with it the return of the annual music festival. With a talented mixture of acts performing live throughout the afternoon, crowds of nearly 1,000 people were thoroughly entertained as they basked in the summer sunshine munching on wood-fired pizzas (cooked in a Land Rover!) and revelling in their choice of beverage from our local suppliers including Windsor & Eton Brewery, Nyetimber and the Seventy Seven Cocktail box.
The kids were treated to a brilliant mixture of entertainment provided by the wonderful Little Top Company, face painters and the creative genius that was Dahli Ballooni, the balloon artist. With the whole family catered for, good music a plenty and a dose of sunshine, Live & Unwind was in full swing!
The festival more than lived up to its reputation as one of Berkshire’s key summer events and can be relived in all its glory thanks to our brilliant Live & Unwind Trailer now available here: https://vimeo.com/180166266
With so much entertainment, good food and fun packed in to one glorious summer weekend – we can’t wait to begin planning for next year – so make sure you join us in 2017!