Lit Marquee
Function Venues: Know How

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 […]

Function Venues: Case Studies

Deepdale Farm

27th May 2016

A truly rustic wedding experience with onsite accommodation and flexible party spaces. Inspired by holding two family weddings at Deepdale Farm, Charlotte Lawson and her husband James were encouraged to offer a similar opportunity to […]

Function Venues: Know How

Party Potties

28th April 2016

Ensure your portable toilet provision is spot on with Jon Stebbings’ advice on specifying party loos. An absolute essential in any outdoor event’s infrastructure is the provision of toilets. There are two main types of […]

Function Venues: Know How

Light Fantastic

27th April 2016

Light it and they will come! So says Ronnie Brown. Lights work. They can create a statement, an atmosphere and even safety, whether you are lighting a small venue or an entire street. Done well, […]

Farm Business Innovation Show
Function Venues: Know How

Wedding Business Models

27th April 2016

A lot of landowners overlook the enormous potential offered by the wedding industry, writes Isabel Smith. Gone are the days when a wedding reception was simply hosted by the nearest hotel or local pub. Modern […]

Function Venues: Case Studies

Coton House Farm

27th April 2016

A casual wedding reception venue with bunting, Pimms and thoughtful lighting. Coton House Farm is a small, working establishment rearing Aberdeen Angus cattle, sheep and hogs. It also runs a livery yard and riding school for the […]