Wedding with flowers
Function Venues: Know How

The Trend for Celebrants

30th March 2017

Kelly Chandler reveals the increasing demand for non-traditional wedding ceremonies and how venues can cater for them Trends come and go, and the latest product or offering isn’t always something you can or would want […]

Appetizers on plates
Function Venues: Know How

Added Extras

29th March 2017

Isabel Smith highlights opportunities to increase profit from rural wedding events So, you’ve got your rural venue up and running and your site is starting to pay its way. Great news! But now it’s time […]

Wedding Glamping
Function Venues: Know How

Pop Up Accommodation Advice

12th February 2017

Advice on maximising revenue by offering customers on-site accommodation as part of their function package Helen Oaten and Alex Bell Bellows Glamping and Events 01283 343 714 www.bellowsglamping.co.uk What is the business case for offering […]

Cake smash
Function Venues: Know How

What Can Go Wrong?

12th February 2017

Isabel Smith shares her contingency strategies for managing problems on ‘the big day’. What’s the expression? ‘Man plans and God laughs’. Nothing could be more true of wedding planning! While we do our utmost to […]

Wedding Dinner Celebration
Function Venues: Know How

Style Trends

29th November 2016

Dan Gill, founder of caterer and event management company Dine, explains how a little creativity can make a couple’s dream outdoor wedding become a reality Marquees are the perfect setting to provide versatility for a […]

Kata Tipis
Company Profile

Partner with Kata Tipis

29th November 2016

SPONSORED FEATURE: Do you have a beautiful site and want to get in on the wedding venue action? Kata Tipis provide a turnkey solution with minimum fuss, writes Tom Burnell Over the years we have […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
Function Venues: Know How

Staffing

27th November 2016

Staff – how to find them, train them and keep them! Wise words from Isabel Smith Operating a wedding venue on your own is tough going. Do you personally have all the skills (and all […]

Photo shoot by M Bishop Photography for Bo-Chic
Function Venues: Know How

Perfect Promo Pictures

13th September 2016

Work with professionals to help create the right ‘wow’ shots to promote your function venue, says Isabel Smith. Regular readers will have caught my advice in the last issue on how to design and style […]

Europa furniture for weddings
Function Venues: Know How

A Furnishing Flourish

13th September 2016

Helen Lowe’s top tips for using furniture to the max to create a fantastic function whatever the venue. Anyone else operating in the event and hospitality industry guilty of spending their days thinking about how […]

Dine Marquee
Function Venues: Know How

Marquees: Hire or Buy?

13th September 2016

Duncan Moore investigates when it is a good investment for a venue to purchase a marquee. For any venue that needs to provide covered space for a function, from a simple beer tent to a […]