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Lighting up a Special Day

27th February 2018

Top tips for transforming a venue’s spaces with lighting advice from Version Events A unique and personal wedding is something many couples aspire to, but this represents a challenge and cost if you are looking […]

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2018 Wedding Trends

27th February 2018

More than just a heads up on themes and styling, Kelly Chandler’s wedding trend hit list for the year looks at the whole package What better time to reflect and be inspired than January. Make […]

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Venue Insurance

27th February 2018

Kerry Leighton-Bailey explains the four cornerstones of venue insurance Making part or all your land, property or venue available to hire out for events is a great way of generating an income. But despite the […]

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Huntstile

27th February 2018

An organic farm and wedding venue with a deep routed culture of sustainability, and its own stone circle! John and Lizzie Redout’s family have farmed Huntstile since 1951. Today the Redout family hosts an array […]

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Interiors Advice

24th January 2018

Interior designer Nikkita Palmer explains the impact of personal, immersive and ‘nature’ themed celebrations on the choice of style and décor for weddings in 2018 With the launch of our wedding and event prop hire […]

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More than a Wedding

24th January 2018

How hosting pre- and post-wedding events can boost your revenue with inspiration from Kelly Chandler Luxury weddings, often with a very international client base, have long been hosting ‘wedding weekends’ or celebrations lasting more than […]

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What’s Your Market?

24th January 2018

How to define and market to your target market with Isabel Smith If you’ve ever read anything I have written, heard me speak at any event or met me (even in passing) you will know […]

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Crockwell Business

24th January 2018

An award winning wedding venue, Crockwell Farm has extended its functions offering to corporate clientele Having cornered the market in weddings, the family team at Crockwell Farm launched into the business market, offering an idyllic […]

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Working with Wedding Planners

4th January 2018

Kelly Chandler explains how independent planners work and their benefits to your venue business It might come as no surprise that I’m keen to encourage more venues to work with independent planners. I see the […]

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Preferred Supplier Lists

4th January 2018

Collating an on-brand, reputable and profitable supplier list for an all round win When running an outdoor venue, you may not have the facilities that your local hotel wedding venue does – you know, the […]