outdoor wedding reception inside a marquee

Product in Focus: Marquees

8th July 2019

Meadhurst Farm Description: A field with a derelict barn in Blackboys, Kent Products: 9x24m clearspan marquee and 8.5×10.5m capri marquee. Additionals included a stage, furniture, flooring, festoon lighting, generators, toilets, bell tents and camping tents […]

Corporate event chairs tables and screen

Industry Insights: Andrew White

8th July 2019

Business Coaching Andrew asks: ‘Are you corporate compatible?’ The Open Air Business Gathering was a masterstroke and I take my hat off to Tally for bringing such an engaged, enthusiastic and eclectic group together. The […]

Outdoor wedding venue hanging decorations

Increasing Revenue

8th July 2019

Upselling, add-ons and protecting your USP, with advice from Kelly Chandler It’s been very on trend for the new breed of wedding host venues to offer flexibility, to allow couples more of a blank canvas […]

Outdoor wedding couple in vineyard
Case Studies

Case Study: English Oak Vineyard

5th July 2019

A blissful setting in the Dorset countryside, perfect for weddings, parties and business events, with clients including Tesla Opening up their 23 acre vineyard as an events venue has proven the perfect diversification for this […]

Glamping hideout at Kudhva retreat, Cornwall
Entrepreneurs Chat

Entrepreneur’s Chat: Louise Middleton

4th July 2019

Louise Middleton is both the artistic and entrepreneurial force behind Kudhva, a wild retreat on the Cornish coast which is home to four architecturally acclaimed ‘hideouts’ and the world’s first waterfall powered off-grid pub. A […]

Open Air Business conference at Hothorpe Hall

Review: Open Air Business Gathering 2019

1st July 2019

Blowing off the cobwebs at our inaugural conference with a difference! Report by Tally Wade Just three months from the seed of an idea to us welcoming 160 guests through the door of Hothorpe Hall […]

Dan Elliot
24 Hours

24 Hours with… Dan Elliott at Center Parcs

14th June 2019

Dan Elliott Bringing business events to the forest, Dan Elliot looks after Center Parc’s corporate bookings My alarm goes off at 6.45am most days, depending on where I’m heading for the day. Sometimes it can […]


Product in Focus: Flooring and Ground Protection

12th June 2019

The Barn at Cott Farm, Somerset Company: Paull’s Matting Telephone: 01935 822204 Website: www.paullsmatting.co.uk Description: Country wedding venue in the heart of Somerset Products: Coir carpet, half moon mats, and entrance matting cut to size […]


Product Snapshots: Bars & Catering

12th June 2019

Bar Box Creative Products +31 (0)165 51 07 77 www.creative-products.nl Create six different bar setups from just one pallet box. A solid appearance combined with a functional design, the Creative Elements Bar Box from Creative […]

Marquee wedding interior

GUEST COMMENT: How to Dress a Room

12th June 2019

Part 2 of Helen Lowe’s event furniture insights People always say that you ‘just know’ when you find the perfect wedding dress (or suit, possibly), and I have to say I have always felt exactly […]