Abcissa Events

+44 (0) 208 542 3332

Abcissa was originally established by Will Lawton in 2002. The aim of the company was to provide creative, unusual and one-off events for private and corporate clients.

As regular customers began to understand and gain faith in the fact that Abcissa could organise virtually any event, of any size and nature, the company began to develop and grow. A vast network of hard working crew, reliable suppliers, repeat and word of mouth business enabled the company to organically expand at a steady yet exciting rate.

In 2003, one of our most respected and dependable suppliers, Temple Décor, announced that they were selling off all their décor and Abcissa purchased their brand new Ice Palace décor. This opened an exciting new doorway for the company as we now had the in-house ability to transform large, well known and established venues for our own events and our range of décor began to expand.

Abcissa also became intrinsically involved with staging a free public music festival called ‘Combe Sunday' which attracted 4,000 people to the village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire in 2004 and again in 2006. Raising money for charity, this event linked the company with many talented live bands and an exciting outdoor catering outfit, Combe Valley Catering. This event also allowed us to begin to understand the nature of staging public events on public land.

Major festivals and event companies began to book our décor independently of our growing event management business. In order to satisfy demand and to allow the décor side of the business to flourish, Abcissa was split into two separate limited companies in 2007, Abcissa Events Ltd and Abcissa Décor Ltd.

Both companies operate from the same rural Wiltshire business park. The events are managed from our recently refurbished luxury cow shed offices and the décor, lighting and other equipment is created and stored in our large workshop, just a stones throw away.

Abcissa is a highly environmentally conscious company. We are not interested in off-setting carbon after its creation….we are simply passionate about providing events in the great outdoors that have a positive benefit on local environments and communities and create the absolute minimum amount of waste.

We recycle event waste wherever possible, do everything we can to avoid introducing plastic as a disposable item on events, have recently refurbished our offices and workshop using reclaimed materials and always leave an event site in the same, if not better, state than we found it.

We want guests to positively benefit from experiences that are truly memorable and unique. We look forward to future years of providing exciting, one-off, unusual events that are a challenge to organise and fun to run.

Will Lawton
Founder, Abcissa
Since 2002, Abcissa has taken us to the following places...
Alexandra Palace, London

Bath Pavilion, Bath

Bath Racecourse, Bath
The Belfry, West Midlands
Birmingham Hilton Metropole
Borde Hill Gardens, West Sussex
Bowood House, Wiltshire
British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, Bristol
Cala Gran, Holiday Park, Blackpool
The Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales
Charlton Park, Wiltshire
Cheese and Grain, Frome, Somerset
The Grand, Brighton
The Grove, Watford
The Hexagon Theatre, Reading
Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai
Kelburn Castle, Scotland
Kempton Park Racecourse, Sudbury-on-Thames
Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset
Madejski Stadium, Reading
The Manor House, Castle Combe
Newbury Race Course
Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Royal Lancaster, Hyde Park
Santas Grotto, Eden Shopping Mall, High Wycombe
Sheldon Manor, Chippenham, Wiltshire
The Science Museum Hangar, Wroughton
Tobacco Dock, London
Villa Park, Birmingham
Warwick Castle
Warwick University
United Arab Emirates

Larmer Tree Festival

The End Of The Road
Snowbombing Festival, Mayrhofen, Austria
Henley Fesitival
“Thank you very much for arranging a brilliant night with such sort notice.”

Robert Patterson of Business Objects on Private Comedy Night for 400 guests

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