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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Function Venues: Know How

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, […]

Tentipi
Company Profile

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 […]