Wallet wrapped in shoestring

Shoestring Marketing

Top tips from Vaishali Shah on quick, easy and low cost marketing wins. Many venue businesses will have made some level of cutback as a result of the pandemic, so can you stay standing out […]

Pot of marmite


Love them or hate them, agents, third parties and intermediaries are here to stay, writes Andrew White. The word ‘agent’ used to prompt a Marmite response from venues. Some owners and managers felt their heckles […]

Children at a wedding

Celebrants vs. Registrars

What a celebrant can offer that a registrar can’t. A guide for venue owners by Frances Cave. Only an independent celebrant can bring uniqueness, personality and real authenticity to a wedding ceremony. The service they […]

Waterside Country Barn
Case Studies

Waterside Country Barn

An exclusive Somerset wedding venue nestled in scenic tranquillity Georgia and Alexander Venn’s fledgling wedding and events business comprises a beautiful barn and four unique glamping spaces, hand built by Alexander. Offering the ultimate in […]

Lion at a zoo

Wedding Marquee Plans at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has unveiled plans for a new 447m sq wedding marquee, complete with catering facilities and toilets. It is hoped that hosting events will help increase revenue for RZSS […]

Marquee by Intent Productions

Marquees for Hospitality Could Stay

The government is reviewing the current relaxation on rules for marquees outside pubs and restaurants brought in under the Covid measures. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has begun a consultation on whether […]

Smokeless fire pits

Smokeless Fire Pits

The Solo Stove firepit, features a unique 360 airflow design to achieve an efficient burn and mesmerising flames without eye watering smoke. Strategically placed holes in the double-wall structure draw air in from the bottom […]

The Wash House

The Wash House

Introducing the Wash House from Reworkshop. One of the largest outhouse units the company offers, it is designed to be fitted out in various configurations from a spacious compost loo or accessible facility to a […]

Flintshire events

Event Company Plans Venue

Flintshire events equipment company Tents and Events has entered farm-based wedding venue plans. The proposal is for a marquee on land at Clawdd Offa Farm in Penyffordd. A representative for the company said: “This business […]

The Belfry Hotel and Resort
Behind the Scenes

Deborah Collins

Deborah Collins, account director for corporate, entertainment, media and sport at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, shares her experiences looking after VIP guests. There is no typical day in my role at the Belfry. It […]

Lympstone manor

Outdoor Accommodation

Michael Caines’s Lympstone Manor, Devon Product: Six Blackdown Brace Huts Supplier: Blackdown Shepherd Huts, 01460 929774, info@blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk, www.blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk Details: Michael Caines’s Lympstone Manor is a luxury five-star country house hotel with breathtaking views over the […]

Man swimming in water

Open Water Opportunities

Charlotte Winship investigates the demand for open water swimming venues. Coastal bay, lake, reservoir or river – water vistas have been highly prized by property owners for centuries for their visual charm and the associated […]