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Function Venues

Lighting

14th January 2017

Giving the issue of lighting some thought could make both your and your clients’ lives a little easier, and a little brighter, says Isabel Smith In fairness, lighting isn’t necessarily the most exciting topic for […]

Function Venues

Winter Function Advice

14th January 2017

Words of wisdom from suppliers for those running winter marquee events Graham Jordan, Managing Director From: Cooling and Heating Solutions Contact: 01590 681434 / www.coolingandheatingsolutions.com What is your best advice for organisers of winter functions? […]

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Function Venues

Light up the Sky

14th January 2017

With demand growing for fireworks and other special effects at weddings, corporate events and private parties, Open Air Business discovers how to ensure your occasion has the wow factor Firework displays and laser shows should be enjoyable, […]

Bawdon Lodge Farm
Function Venues: Case Studies

Bawdon Lodge Farm

14th January 2017

Winners of the coveted Wedding Industry Awards East Midlands Wedding Event Team of the Year explain what makes their venue such a success Bawdon Lodge Farm is a National Forest site nestled in the heart […]

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
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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
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Function Venues: Case Studies

Lillibrooke Manor

29th November 2016

A 15th century delight that ‘wraps around you like a big hug’ With numerous unique spaces, Lillibrooke Manor can cater for all manner of outdoor functions from wedding ceremonies in the cloister to fun fairs […]

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 […]

Rossahilly House Weddings
Function Venues: Case Studies

Rossahilly House

27th September 2016

A lough side venue that ‘ticks a lot of boxes’ for brides the world over. Located in the Irish Lake District, overlooking Lough Erne and the golf resort designed by Nick Faldo, Rossahilly House has […]

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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 […]