We really go from the initial 'wow' to 'WOW'

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25 September 2019
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Erin Flett, our Corporate Sales Executive gives her intake on working at P&J Live...

James Bond, Mardi Gras, The Greatest Showman and Wanderlust – an odd combination you might think, but these are just some of the themes we have developed for banquets at AECC in the past and will continue to develop in our new home, P&J Live.

I’ve been part of the sales team since April 2018 and work on everything from small meetings to large conferences and banquets – no two days are the same and I love it. I always used to get told off at school for talking to everyone and now I get paid to do it, winner! I do try to stay on track but I make no promises not to sometimes stray onto totally unrelated topics, I do love a good chat about holidays…

We can discuss your initial thoughts over a coffee and decide on the best room for you as well as your ideal menu and how you see the evening going. I’d be delighted to show you around our venue so you can get a feel for the space yourself – there’s nothing quite like being physically in the room to be able to picture your event! I think my favourite part of the banqueting process (apart from the food of course) is taking clients to a room and talking through the lighting effect options, we really go from the intial ‘wow’ to ‘WOW’ as the potential unfolds and excitement builds. You know the lighting effect popular on TV game shows, where the room goes from brilliant white studio lighting to suddenly deep blue (there’s one show in particular I have in mind here, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to achieve this!)? We can craft a very similar effect, perfect for any dramatic moments.

A little further down the line, your dedicated event executive joins the party. This is when things get exciting and you really get down to the nitty gritty – will you use one of aforementioned themes or will you go rogue with something totally different? Your event executive has tonnes of experience in managing banqueting events and can help with everything from advising colour schemes (will you stick with company colours or will you have flashy rainbow lights that change throughout the night?) to sourcing table centres and chair covers.

From gourmet chicken goujons to the finest of steaks and a basic room wash to eccentric pyrotechnics – we can do it all. And the best bit? Your event executive is your primary contact plus our teams are all in-house, taking the stress of coordinating different suppliers off your shoulders.

If you’d like to learn more or have a banquet you’d like to bring to P&J Live, get in touch with the team at [email protected] or give us a call on 01224 824824.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Is there parking charges?

Up to 3 hours - £3.50

Up to 8 hours - £10.00

Please find full details on our parking tariff here. Please pay on exit by entering your car registration

How can I pay for parking?

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Can I drop off and pick up someone without paying parking fees?

If you are dropping off or picking someone up from an event, please note the maximum wait time in our car parks is 30 minutes. Parking charges will apply if your car is within the car park for more than 30 minutes. This also applies if you cannot find a space, you will not be charged if you exit the car park within 30 minutes.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 08444 77 9000.

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at P&J Live will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

How do I get to P&J Live from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

P&J Live is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. Please note we do have some cash only queues, please ensure you are in the correct queue. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

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