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JCI Southampton: Sea City Gala

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Venue: Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG
Date: 13th Sep, 2014
Time: Evening
Price: £45
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JCI Southampton are proud to announce this year's Annual Gala Dinner - the Sea City Gala. This year we will be not only celebrating our recent European award success but also joining in the celebrations of Southampton's Golden Jubilee of becoming a city (1964 - 2014) and just like previous years this will be an event not to be missed!

True to our maritime heritage, and from the success of last year's Pirate Ball, we are holding a nautical themed event '50 years as a sea city' - so dig out your outfits - pirates, sailors, cruise ships and all manner of stylish sea creatures welcome. If you can't find a suitable outfit, just dress with style!

We will be holding the evening at the luxury Grand Harbour Hotel (who are celebrating 20 years of being in the city) with a 3 course dinner, drinks, dancing and the chance to help raise money for our nominated charity for 2014, U Support.

This is an event not to be missed but as places are limited please book early to secure your ticket and get it at the early bird price.

Eventbrite - JCI Southampton: Sea City Gala Dinner


If you would like to pay by cheque or cash please follow the instructions when booking or email for more information.


Arrival is from 7pm, ready for the meal to begin at 7:30pm, followed by our evening entertainment.

Food and Drink

The ticket price includes a 3 course dinner, half a bottle of house wine and tea or coffee per person. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.


Destination Southampton are working with JCI Southampton to offer attendees of the JCI Southampton Sea City Gala the best rates possible.

Unfortunately the previous offer we had on hold was only available until the 12th August and rates are high due to the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show.

If you are still looking for accomodation and are planning to book a B&B or hotel please get in contact with Hannah at Destination Southampton (via 0845 226 9944 or as soon as possible to get the best price and quote the 'JCI AGM' at the time of booking.

The Weekend

If you are coming down to Southampton for the weekend we have a fantastic line up for you. JCI members have been offered discounted tickets to the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Boat Show Lunch, incelebration of the 46th PSP Boat Show (12th- 21st September) on Friday, 12:15-15:45 at the Grand Harbour Hotel, for a drinks reception followed by a two course meal. This also includes a ticket to the Boat Show! See more information and register your interest here.

We will probably be planning a social on the Friday evening as well - keep an eye out for updates...

On Saturday during the day we are hosting the JCI UK AGM where national board, local council teams and members of JCI from all across the UK gather together to have their say on on important issues regarding the running and future strategy of JCI UK. See more information and book your ticket here.

If you are still around for the Sunday and would be up for more let us know as we're still cooking up ideas...

Transportation and Parking

Unfortunately due to the PSP Southampton Boat Show taking place in the car park Grand Harbour has no car parking spaces to offer for the evening, but you should be able to find places in the nearby car parks (pay and display or ticketed until either 6pm or 8pm).

There are plenty of taxi firms operating in Southampton. You can find taxi ranks near Grand Harbour and in the city centre, the Southampton Central train station is close & there is the airport the other side of Southampton.

These are the numbers of some local recommended private taxi companies:

  • Radio Taxis - 023 80 666666
  • West Quay Cars - 023 80 999999 
  • ATS Taxis - 023 80 222222 

Social Media

We have created a Twitter account for the event, @JCISouthGala14, so make sure you follow it for news, costume ideas and sneak peaks of plans the Sea City Gala... and our official hashtag for the event is #SeaCityGala.

You can also keep updated and share your night on Facebook by becoming part of the event or keeping an eye on our Page.


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