Cheshire and Manchester’s finest arrived in style on Friday 16 March, for the star-studded launch of the region’s coolest new club.
The paparazzi were out in force to capture the plethora of celebrities being chauffeured to the glittering launch party of Club Arvina – Cheshire’s VIP superclub.
Famous faces from the catwalk, stage, screen and sporting arenas were on the guest list– from footballers to TV stars – including Hollyoaks star and new mum Chelsee Healey who caused a stir in a black bra-top and stunning red flamenco jacket revealing her svelte post-baby body.
She partied with Platnum singer Michelle Mckenna, Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas and Real Housewives of Cheshire stars Dawn Ward and Nermina Pieters-Mekic, with their footballer husbands.
Also spotted were celebrity hairdressers Nick Malenko and Royston Blythe, singer-songwriter Darby Ward, Love Island sweethearts Jess Shears and Dom Lever, former WAG turned businesswoman, Jude Cisse, fashion designer Seema Malhotra and many more.
VIP guests were treated like royalty at the premium club in the affluent area of Hale, as they were greeted with a Champagne reception and hair and make-up artists on hand to provide touch ups throughout the night.
Club Arvina is the brainchild of Chris and Laura Bacon, of successful hospitality brand, Living Ventures, and their business partner Steve Smethurst. They have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds transforming the former Suburbia club on Ashley Road into a luxury club with a difference.
A brand-new concept, guests walk into a high-end hair salon, where groups can enjoy a pre-party pamper before heading downstairs to Club Arvina where the action awaits.
No expense has been spared on the club’s interior which oozes class with a cool black and gold Prohibition theme.
At the launch, dazzling light and pyrotechnic displays, sax players and dance anthems from guest DJs got the party well and truly started, while podium dancers, doubling up as waitresses, wowed the crowds serving Club Arvina cocktails created by a team of talented mixologists.
It was a proud moment for the owners to see their vision come to life.
Chris, originally from Tasmania, is a former judo champion and was a professional boxer, before working in door security for his brother, Living Ventures bar and restaurant empire founder Tim Bacon. He went on to launch his own security companies that he now runs with wife Laura.
In launching Club Arvina, Chris is paying a touching tribute to his beloved brother Tim and his 11-year-old son Jett who both lost their battles with cancer within four days of each other in 2016. Wanting the Bacon name to live on in their loved ones’ memory, they launched the Arvina brand.
“Believe it or not, Arvina is the Latin name for bacon and this venture is our way of paying homage to both of them. I would like to say a big thank you for all the support from everyone who attended the launch. Wow – what a party! I hope we delivered the service and lived up to the hype. Arvina is a new brand and we will continue to get bigger and better.” – Chris Bacon
As well as Club Arvina, they have launched Concierge Arvina with businessman Carl Entwistle – a first-class concierge service to support busy, aspirational lifestyles. Plus, there’s Hair Arvina, launched by Laura, specialising in luxury wigs and hairpieces made by super-stylish Laura herself using the best quality human hair.
The Arvina brand offers a taste of the high life in Hale, home to the rich and famous. But although it caters for the wealthy (the very best tables come with a £6,000 minimum spend), all are welcome as long as they are nice people.
“From the beginning of your night out until the very end, the Arvina brand will look after you. That’s the Arvina experience.” – Laura Bacon
Club Arvina is now open to the public, so put a date in your diary to sample this luxury clubbing experience in the heart of Cheshire.