visionevents were honoured to be involved in the return of the Ryder Cup in 2014; one of the world’s largest sporting events and one of Scotland’s most historic and prestigious occasions.
The events: Ryder Cup Gala Dinner, Exclusive Players Dinner + The First Ministers Reception
Venus: The SECC, Kelvingrove Art Gallery + Museum + Stirling Castle
Duration: Wednesday 24th + Friday 26th September 2014
The week’s events kicked off with a Gala Dinner at Glasgow’s SECC before the Gala Concert at the Hydro. The dinner brought a night of celebration for both home and away as teams and fans were greeted by a warm Scottish welcome ahead of the championship in Perthshire. As Scotland welcomed golf home, guests from around the globe traded the putting green for the red carpet with a night of quality food, drink and culture. Amongst the 1,400 attendees were Ryder Cup Europe, PGA of America and Team Scotland.
VisionEvents incorporated the latest audio and visual techniques to capture and showcase the profile and passion of this annual event. The venue itself was brought to life by our talented technical team through the use of bespoke lighting and animation, as our first-rate graphics and special effects made seemingly impossible ideas a reality.
VisionEvents stunned the audience with a dramatic entrance by the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. The 80 piece pipe band appeared alongside the Scottish Opera Chorus from behind a wide custom-made LED screen for a stunning rendition of Amazing Grace. Please see the attached video for more: http://vimeo.com/108563272. The piper reveal was followed by performances from Eddi Reader, the National Theatre of Scotland and stirring recitals from the Award Winning Scottish Ballet. Two international teams, assembled by Captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson, were also debuted to the audience live on stage.
Meanwhile, across town, VisionEvents entertained key players and senior politicians at an exclusive Players Dinner hosted by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond. Scotland welcomed teams and their partners from Europe and the USA with a lavish dinner under the great beams and chandeliers of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum prior to the Gala Concert.
VisionEvent’s involvement in the championship did not stop there. The team were then asked to host The First Minister of Scotland’s Official Ryder Cup Reception at Stirling Castle for over 100 VIP guests and dignitaries from all over the world.
‘With the eyes of the world firmly focused on Scotland as it hosted the third largest sporting event in the world, VisionEvents production solutions delivered iconic and exceptional events to the highest standard for us. Their bespoke technical solutions married with enriched content allowed us to clearly carry the message to our audience and deliver to the audience a real wow factor. The team at VisionEvents dedication to the delivery of our events was a key contributing factor in the success of Scotland Hosting the Ryder Cup in 2014.’