•To Hold Their BIG Parties & Events
•It is Called MONARCH Event Centre
Right now in Lagos, one event centre that is smiling to the bank is The Monarch Event Centre. It is unarguably the hit centre right now for celebrity parties. Situated in Lekki, along the Lekki-Epe expressway, it has become the most used hall, weekend in, weekend out for celebrity parties.
As it is, no event in Lagos is complete without one happening at The Monarch. And it will surprise you to know that Monarch is just over a year and the patronage has been massive.
Why are celebrities rushing to The Monarch despite the fact that it is an expensive event centre? The answer is not far-fetched. It is simply because it is a beautiful hall built with luxury in mind. It was set up to cater to those who can afford it. It is an architectural masterpiece built in a Victorian style, an international standard event hall that gives room for different types of events, be it small or big.
To conveniently accommodate VIPs, any big and classy event centre on the Island is as good as having some millions of naira to rent them. Celebrities have now turned it to a status thing by competing in using the expensive event centres on the Island. Weekend in weekends out with their big wedding, birthdays, funerals, or any sort of parties.
To use the whole of The Monarch, you will be coughing out a total sum of 17million naira, that means if you are using all the facilities.
The last 12months have witnessed many parties in Lagos and the memories of the classy memories it leaves behind is not something you can forget in a hurry. Those parties show affluence, Class and status and these were one of the major reasons the parties took place at The Monarch. The super-rich did not leave any stone unturned as this event centre played host to all these celebrity parties. The most recent event that took place there was star actress, Eniola Badmus party. She celebrated her 20 years on stage with a book launch. It was attended by who-is-who in the entertainment industry while Davido and Kwam 1 performed.
What is making all the celebs troop to The Monarch? Let us take you through the facilities and the amount for each of their space. The Monarch comprises of The cathedral, which clients use for Church services, The grand ballroom for small events, VIP /conference room, strictly for few top meetings, The throne room/mini, a party space that is not too big, Deluxe space also for parties, The rooftop, for people who like the aerial view of the landscape, The gallery, another space up where events take place. It also has Picturesque bathrooms, the noble room which is the changing room.
The world-class event venue is designed specifically for clients that appreciate royalty and class. It is currently the number one location for both events and photo/video shoots. The Vision of the centre is “to become the foremost event Centre for events in Saharan Africa and beyond by consistently delivering lifetime experiences that exceed the expectations of our clients”.Their Mission is their commitment to delivering a hitch-free event in the most innovative and creative manner. Also, their values work within a group of highly qualified and trained professionals with high ethical standards. The event centre sits on a large expanse of land, 10 thousand meters which affords guests enough space for indoor and outdoor events. For the classy interior decoration, the centre is beautified with designs and decoration which gives a pleasant and gratifying environment for their guests. The large halls which sit over 1000 guests are highly spacious and are designed to accommodate a large number of people no matter the sitting arrangement. For the Inbuilt sound system, the event centre is equipped with proper sound to captivate the attention of the audience and also provision of large and secure parking space within the premises. It is used for weddings, burials, birthdays, photoshoots, music video shoots, artistic projects
Another plus for the centre is the aesthetics of the furniture, they are comfortable and balanced. The gold legged chairs and marble-top tables are top-notch.
The first wedding which opened the monarch is The Akinolas, it was a high octane wedding which was attended by important personalities. Another event at this venue was the Commissioner of Home Affairs’ 50th birthday, Asiwaju Anofi Elegushi, Star actor, Williams Uchemba’s wedding, The superlative Omini weddings, DK luxury, The Lawals, etc.
For 2021, the royal daughters were the first to launch the venue, Teni and Demide Elegushi had their Waleemat at the centre followed by Kabiyesi Oba Saheed Elegushi’s 45th birthday and 11 years on the throne in April. In November, the CEO of The Monarch, Olori Sekinat Elegushi held her grand 45th birthday, Funke Akindele’s wedding anniversary photoshoot, The Baloguns and so many.
To use all the entire space at The Monarch, you will have to pay a 17million naira, For each space, there are different charges for usage. The Rooftop which is an open-air space sits about 120-150 guests (banquet setting) and comes at a 1.5 million naira cost. The Deluxe is a space separately which costs 2.3 million naira to use and sits about 200 guests in a banquet setting. The Throne-room is the main hall of the monarch event centre. It sits more than 1500 guests, but with Covid compliant, they allow 800 to 1000 guests depending on your event type, size and sitting arrangements. This is offered at 7million naira. The Throne-room mini is offered at 4.3 Million Naira and sits about 350- 400 persons, comes with two (2) changing rooms and two (2) indoor service points. The Cathedral is the blessing/vow area for civil ceremonies and costs 1.5m to use.
The Noble Room space costs 12Million naira and is suitable for intimate/ mini-events with up to 50-70 guests.
The monarch hall comes with a large car park area, luxury chairs, banquet tables, serving areas, vendor tables/chairs, truss for hanging, changing rooms, sound systems, photo areas and a peaceful ambience.
Also, the centre is fully fitted with industrial A.Cs, picturesque restrooms and security personnel to ensure the safety of lives and properties. With all this, the centre remains one of the finest and most used centres in Lekki.