WEDDING RECEPTION AT HOME
All of the examples in this section are of our own work, which we hope will give you some inspiration for your event. Looking at past events can help to establish what you like, and don’t like, to develop a clear picture of your requirements. At this stage some people choose to employ a wedding or party planner to bring all of their ideas together into a coherent brief.
Whilst every event is completely bespoke, this section aims to outline how we interpret a brief, the equipment we suggest and a guide to the costs. We try to be clear about what we provided and what was supplied by the client, party planner or other contractors.
£10 to £15k
Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire
“Not a hitch, compliments from all our guests reflecting on all of you, so thanks again, a great week-end coordinated & run by all of you as thorough professionals.”
A wedding reception for 130 guests with separate marquees for the reception drinks and the wedding breakfast.
The marquee was at home in the garden and needed a catering marquee, a separate food prep area, mobile toilets, heating, a generator with electrical distribution to the kitchen, the stage, and for the marquee and garden lighting.
The bride wanted a crisp, contemporary look. The marquee was set in a beautiful garden and she wanted windows wherever possible to make the most of the setting.
The space was slightly narrow and on a slope. We used two marquees in an “l-shape” to provide the main spaces, and installed a wooden floor.
The interior was finished with a pleated ivory roof with a flat valance. We used flat ivory wall lining where windows would not have worked. The marquee had a nut carpet. We used oversized pendant drum lights in the dining room and up lights throughout. Circular dining tables had ivory lime-washed Camelot chairs with ivory seat pads.
This marquee was built over two days. The first day was dedicated to installing the wooden floor and building the marquees. On the second day the linings, lighting and electrics where installed, a generator and heaters were delivered and a electrical distribution installed. Finally the furniture and dance floor was installed
Access to the site was tricky with lorries needing to come through a narrow gateway and travel over grass. The loos where not delivered until everything else was finished so that they could be positioned without blocking access to our crew.