COUNTRY HOUSE WEDDING
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.
Nether Winchendon House, Bucks
“Thank you for the amazing marquee …. your brilliant service really allowed us to have the most stress free wedding”
The bride needed outside canopies for the wedding ceremony, a children’s entertainer and for a paella to be prepared.
The main marquee needed to seat 120 at large rectangular tables and have a separate space for a dance floor area.
The bride wanted the wedding to have a whimsical vintage feel. Guests entered the venue through a small wooden door into the walled garden, and we build the ceremony space from two peaked roof pavilions.
The main marquee covered the old tennis court and was positioned to hide the surface of the remainder of the court from the guests. The marquee had large crystal chandeliers and refectory style seating. The dance floor was concealed behind a curtain of florists ribbon.
The marquee was installed on a tennis court. Tennis courts provide an open, level surface, but do also have draw backs as a marquee site. You need to consider how the structure can be secured if it cannot be staked to the ground, and you need to install a wooden floor to stand clear of any rain water run off and give you a good surface to install a carpet to.
The walled garden site at Nether Winchendon House is one we know very well and have worked through the technical and logistical issues.
Marquees & Pavilions provided all of the structures, flooring, loos and power supply. We installed the marquee linings, carpet, lighting, heating and electrical distribution. We also supplied the furniture and dance floor in the marquee. The venue also requires a kitchen marquee, which we built into the main structure.
The catering was provided by Cavendish Events. The photographer was Hugh Fox.