About

Katie Crichton-Stuart and Charlotte Aitken started Albion Parties in 2010, following a conversation on the way to an epic wedding. Family friends since birth, years of our childhood were spent at each other’s houses watching our glamorous parents throw enviable parties.

Charlotte remembers watching through the banisters as Princess Margaret arrived at her family home for a New Year’s Eve party. Katie has a home in St Barth’s, where her parents welcomed a host of film stars and celebrities at their exclusive hotels on the island, two of the chicest spots in the Caribbean.

The core of our success is the blend of Katie’s creative expertise, aided from her background in luxury catering and television production, and Charlotte’s meticulous attention to detail, learnt at Goldman Sachs. Our ethos is to create beautiful and immaculately run weddings and parties: chic, elegant, and with a real sense of fun.

Taking inspiration from the world around us, we follow trends in interior design, fashion, and travel to blend inventive ideas and atmosphere into every event we create.

Every party and wedding is overseen by Katie or Charlotte, who partner with a team member to produce the event. There is a strong and dedicated work ethic at Albion Parties. Each member of our team has been selected because of their expertise and love for what they do, and their ability and determination to deliver exceptional events.

We believe consistency is key, so you will have a dedicated team working on your event from start to finish. We are the first people onsite, and the last to leave. We manage all the suppliers, and are always on hand to assist you and your guests.

Our team has expanded in recent years, and we demand the same expectations of them as we do of ourselves. We also have the ability to expand the team as we require, with our trusted network of experienced event professionals.

“I can’t imagine throwing a big party without Albion at our side. You did such a good job of hand-holding, guiding and decision-making; always two steps ahead of my questions and emails. It was a learning experience I shall treasure. The party was wonderful and thanks to your team, totally pain-free for me!”

Katie has been in the industry for 18 years, working for top London caterers and party planners before setting up Albion Parties with Charlotte. Happiest when her Dachshund, Blondie, is running around the office, she specialises in high profile large-scale weddings. During COVID-19, she has taken the opportunity to take an Interior Design course, to bring an added stylistic element to the parties and weddings she produces.

Charlotte worked at Goldman Sachs, running over 90 events a year across Europe, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Hedge Fund events, and the Global Partner programme. Married to an Italian who comes from Lake Como, she is our resident Italy specialist.

Emma Nelson is a lover of logistics; she is not a person to let a detail be overlooked. Starting out at Quintessentially, Emma produced events for a number of world-renowned corporate clients including Facebook, Omega, IHG, BGC and Diacore, as well as high-profile individuals. She has a broad spectrum of expertise, ranging from a marathon in Botswana, to Bar Mitzvahs in London, and successfully producing destination weddings in Vienna and Athens. She runs weddings and parties seamlessly, injecting creativity into the details, and keeping both her clients and suppliers upbeat with her good humour.

Kate Richards has been part of the Albion team for two and a half years. After starting her career at CBRE, she followed her dream of becoming a party planner, to make the most of her creative flair and keen eye for detail. Thrown in at the deep end at Albion Parties, she has worked on parties in St Tropez and Tuscany, as well as running her own events in London. She has a degree in Geography from Leeds.