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 […]

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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
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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 […]

Marquee Flooring
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On the Floor

21st July 2016

From basic marquee floors to temporary helipads, there are many options available from a wide range of suppliers, writes Duncan Moore. When it comes to organising an outdoor event, the hire of the marquee can […]

Maunsel House Bear
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Dressing Venues

21st July 2016

Isabel Smith explains that styling your venue is a balance between character and neutrality. But first, you must define your target market. Most of you will be holding marquee weddings of one sort or another, […]

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Giant Nordic Tents

21st July 2016

SPONSORED FEATURE: Introducing Tentipi; the product and the concept. Since the first Tentipi giant Nordic tipi was brought into the UK, the popularity of these beautiful structures has grown and grown. Initially taken up by […]

Lit Marquee
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Power to Hand

27th May 2016

Richard Denholm talks to Open Air Business about generators, the essential but largely unsung kit at the heart of a successful outdoor function.   When might you need a generator? Any activity which takes place […]

Function Venues: Know How

Al Fresco Nuptials

27th May 2016

A wedding ceremony outside: how difficult can it be? Isabel Smith guides Open Air Business readers through the legalities and practicalities. We live in an age where a wedding taking place in Singapore can be […]

Function Venues: Know How

Charm in Demand

27th May 2016

More and more landowners, writes Gwil Jones, are opening their farm gates to a wide range of commercial opportunities either to supplement or replace their income. Diversification is nothing new and when agricultural prices are […]