Cornish Tipi Weddings Lake
Case Studies

Cornish Tipi Weddings

Beauty and privacy attracts those seeking something genuinely different for their big day. A short drive from Port Isaac and Tintagel, inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, lies Tregildrans Quarry from where Elizabeth […]

Lit Marquee

Power to Hand

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 […]


Al Fresco Nuptials

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 […]


Charm in Demand

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 […]

Case Studies

Deepdale Farm

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 […]


Fund Hunt

In what, for some outdoor hospitality businesses, is a fallow grant funding landscape, the good news is that alternative funding and financing options for new ventures or to expand businesses do exist. How2 Business Solutions’ […]


Forecast for Success

Jim Bacon believes that the outdoor hospitality industry can use modern meteorology to help minimise risk, maximise guest experience, plan resources and match visitor expectations to the weather of the season. All types of outdoor […]

Just Loos

Product Focus: Portable Toilets

ADVERTISING FEATURE: A selection of portable toilets for outdoor function venues. LUXURY LOOS ZooLoos 01258 840233 To mark the occasion in style, pamper your guests with luxury portable toilets and washrooms that are a […]


Party Potties

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 […]


Light Fantastic

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, […]


Wedding Business Models

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 […]

Case Studies

Coton House Farm

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 […]