HIRE A FABULOUS STRETCH TENT FOR YOUR WEDDING

Stretch tents are a fabulous option if you’re planning a marquee wedding. There’s just something super romantic and ethereal about a stretch tent.

Tentickle Stretch Tents can provide the perfect solution for couples looking to create a magical event, whether it is just for the ceremony itself or for the reception afterwards. Bold in their design, yet supremely practical stretch tents can be constructed to fit in and around almost any environment seamlessly, even on terrain where you may struggle to fit a traditional marquee.

Crisp white or classic cream stretch tents are perfect for weddings. With so many options in terms of the structure itself and of course, the internal decorations and dressing, stretch tents look equally amazing if your style is casual and fun, or if you’re planning something altogether more classic and sophisticated.

Stretch tents are becoming more and more popular choices for venues bars at festivals because they’re just so versatile.

How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?

If you like the tone or vibe you get from a stretch tent hire company and you trust them then go for it. Of course look at pictures / videos etc but I think number one you want someone who’s not going to cause headaches and stress!

You can also use rent stretch tents to do corporate and sporting events all over the world for companies like Heineken, Fever-Tree, University College London. 

Article from Cover The World In Tents.

Organize Your Wedding Under A Reception Tent – How-To

Do you dream of getting married in the garden of your childhood, with your parents? or in the park of the castle of your municipality? This is possible with wedding location chapiteau. Admittedly, this requires a rigorous organization, but you will create an original, wonderful party that reflects your image. We have produced a small checklist to guide you.

What size for your wedding tent?

To determine the size of your tent, you must first know the number of guests and whether you want to reserve a space for the DJ and the dance party. We consider that it is necessary for:

  • A seated reception = 1 square meter per person.
  • A standing cocktail = 1 square meter for 2 people.

 

Orientation and setting up of the tent

Then you have to analyze the environment. Do you want to attach the reception tent to an existing building? Is there a low wall that would require shimming? What view would you like to offer your guests?

The type of soil is to be checked to determine the location of your reception tent. Walls, slopes, steps, and others can hinder the installation of tents. This is why we recommend a visit to the reception site to take all the dimensions before establishing an installation quote.

Also, don’t forget to determine the spaces you need and how you will organize them. You have to think about accessibility for your service providers (caterer, photographer) and the movement of your guests while taking aesthetics into account. Having a view of the caterer’s truck is not necessarily the best thing. Here are some ideas.

Do not forget to provide a tent for your secular ceremony or your reception in case of rain! Generally, we want to save money but when the time is not there, we bite our fingers and call our service provider at the last minute under the risk that he will no longer have it in stock. It would be a shame to add additional stress to this unforgettable day.

For the tent floor, parquet or not?

You can indeed perform your wedding outdoors in a reception tent without parquet. It’s very pleasant in summer when the weather is nice. By cons risky in case of rain. In addition, your wedding dress is likely to get dirty much faster.

Advantages of parquet:

  • Makes the terrain straight and more practical for easy movement.
  • Limits humidity.
  • Ideal for dancing.
  • Give your wedding tent some character right away.

A meal cooked and served under the tent

To make it easier for them, we advise you to talk to your caterer beforehand to find out their needs in terms of electrical installation, furniture to prepare plates, space (surface area in m²). Often the type of reception (buffet, cocktail reception, meal served on the plate) determines the space to be reserved. In most wedding receptions, we put “catering tents” (8×5 m or 6×9 m) or even pagoda tents assembled together (5×5 m or 3×3 m).

Too hot in summer, too cold in winter?

Do not panic! One of the great advantages of Tentickle Stretch Tents structures is that they are modular. In summer, choose curtains with central opening by lacing. This system allows them to slide on the sides quickly. And hop, you and your guests have direct access to the green spaces. In winter, we install heaters that will give you the same comfort as in a reception room. It is quite possible to organize your wedding in a tent in winter!

For interior design, everything takes place in the same way as a village hall. With one or two meetings at the place of your wedding, you will have a quote adapted to your reception and your budget.

Last tip!

For the dance party with the DJ! Do not forget to warn your neighbours about the noise, even if it means inviting them to your cocktail reception and voila.

 

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Article from https://www.tente-reception.fr/blog/mariage-et-reception/193-comment-organiser-son-mariage-sous-une-tente-de-reception.html

6 Reasons why you should have a marquee for your wedding

Tented weddings are becoming more and more popular. We look into 6 reasons which could explain this growing trend:

You choose your venue.

All you need for your rented tent/ tente louée is a bit of open space. This means you can have your wedding at home, in a field amongst the stunning French countryside, overlooking the sea or even in a woods away from it all. There are also plenty of wedding venues which use stretch tents to host receptions, the options are limitless.

Obviously, in an ideal world, you would need flat ground with no overhanging cables, but we can cater to a certain amount of sloping ground as we can build a wooden platform to even everything out.

It’s a blank canvas.

From the beginning, you can be involved in designing your wedding tent/ tentes de réception and tailoring it to your tastes and match colour schemes, with Tentickle Stretch Tents. A stretch tent allows you to get the creative juices flowing and build a space completely unique to you. (Pinterest is a great tool to start saving ideas and getting some great tips and hints!)

Enjoy the view – bring the outside in.

Our stretch tents can be supplied with window walls and clear roof ceilings. You’ve picked a beautiful location so you want to be able to see and enjoy it! Then when the light fades you can enjoy the night sky while dancing the night away.

There’s room for all your friends and family.

A stretch tent is the most flexible venue you can find. The first thing to remember is to decide how many guests you will be inviting and while space and size is completely up to you, you need to make sure you have room to accommodate everyone comfortably. Most stretch tent suppliers have calculator tools to help you estimate how much space you will need and you can go from there.

Save a few pennies!

A stretch tent gives you greater flexibility when it comes to budgets, whether you’ve saved for years and have a lot to spend or are working to a tight budget you can control the spending! You have the option to choose your own décor, caterers, bar, florists & menu and there are some great suppliers out there who can cater to all budgets, or you could DIY lots of your décor and floristry and keep the costs down that way.

Pick your own food.

Hog roast? Pizza? Sit down meal? The choice is completely yours! There is so much variety when it comes to catering and you can get a great selection no matter what your budget is. Do a bit of homework and ask your friends for recommendations, most stretch tent suppliers have built up great local connections so will be able to help point you in the right direction.

 

So what can we determine from this? A stretch tent wedding will provide you with greater flexibility, variety and the opportunity to make your day completely unique. For more information on the stretch tent weddings, we can provide, give us a call today and we will be happy to help you start planning your big day.

 

Article source: http://www.peninsulamarquees.co.uk/2016/03/24/6-reasons-you-should-have-a-marquee-for-your-wedding/

The Uses and Benefits of Large Stretch Tents

If you have ever seen a stretch tent set up, well-lit and decorated for an outside occasion, you are sure to have fallen instantly in love with it. A stretch tent can look charming, romantic, and ultra-modern, all at the same time. It is the perfect combination of appealing features and can transform a good-looking outside space into something exceptional, worth taking note of. Gone are the days of expensive buildings being the ultimate venue for a function or celebration. Now, with large stretch tents available for hire across the country, people can have the type of event or function they want, where they want it, and a lower price than hiring an actual building.

Stretch tents can be hired for all types of parties including 21st birthdays, Christmas parties, year-end parties, weddings, anniversaries, cocktail parties… you name it, the stretch tent is probably perfect for anything! One of the great things about stretch tent hire (also called a Bedouin tent), is that you can choose to set it up in a variety of ways. Because it is so highly versatile, it can be used to create interesting shapes and structures. You can also choose whether you want it to provide just a modern-looking canopy or if you want it to create a fully enclosed space. Of course, size is important, so before you hire a stretch tent, discuss your event with Tentickle Stretch Tents and remember to cater to additional space for moving around, and providing space for a potential food serving area or dancefloor.

Something people do not often think about when hiring a tent for a function is whether it will be suitable for inclement weather, especially if it turns up unexpectedly. Harsh weather conditions can take you by surprise, but you will find that our stretch tents are manufactured from UV-resistant material and are absolutely waterproof. If it starts to rain during your event, there is no need to worry about drips and leaks working their way through the fabric. Another great factor about the fabric used is that it is fire-retardant. That is a huge relief for the safety-conscious. Do not be concerned that your stretch tent will take off and blow away in a brisk breeze either. We will handle the professional rigging of the tent and make sure that it is firmly secured. It won’t be going anywhere!

There’s more to a stretch tent just being good for a function. They are ideal for festivals, concerts, markets, tradeshows, and similar events. Their substantial surface area and eye-catching design provide for the ultimate advertising canvas as well. If you have a marketing message that you want to get out there and you do not want to be overlooked, a stretch tent is a perfect way to deliver it.

 

Article source: https://stretchmarquees.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-uses-and-benefits-of-large-stretch.html

How do stretch tents work?

We explain the simplicity of the stretch tent success story.

The stretch tent market has grown to be a massive industry in South Africa. So much so, that most of us will see one almost on a daily basis! Whether it be at sporting events, wedding venues, or outdoor festivals, stretch tents are (literally) all over the “show”.

Initially recognised by event organisers as the alternative to standard PVC marquees; home and restaurant owners alike have now come to realise what these beautiful, yet functional, structures can do for an outside seating area.

Before making the decision to buy one yourself, be it for your tent rental fleet, home or business, you may want to know more about how stretch tents work.

So, just how do stretch tents work?

The foundation of the stretch tent success story lies in its simplicity. There are only three elements at work when setting up a stretch tent: 1) take the elastomeric, waterproof fabric that stretches in both directions, 2) secure the perimeter, 3) then shape as desired with different length poles at the edges and in the middle.

This basic philosophy proves that stretch tents can be set up in any way desired, perfectly suiting the style of an event or to create the desired ambience in a restaurant or home.

Answering some of the frequently asked questions about stretch tents explains in detail how stretch tents work.

Popular FAQs about RHI stretch tents

  1. Are stretch tents waterproof?
    100%! Tent manufacturers make stretch tents to endure the most extreme weather conditions, come rain or shine.
  2. Are stretch tents fire retardant?
    Yes. Stretch tent meet all the safety requirements of the countries they are shipped to and meet international fire and safety regulations.
  3. Is a set footprint required to set up a stretch tent?
    No. Stretch tents can be set up almost anywhere and in any space. The options are endless.
  4. Can the same stretch tent be set up in different ways?
    Absolutely. Simply by changing which corners and sides are pegged to the ground, and incorporating different pole lengths, you have a completely different look and feel.
  5. Are stretch tents difficult to set up?
    Not at all. Half a day’s training with a few key pointers will enable you to set up a stretch tent of any size.
  6. Can stretch tents be joined together?
    Most definitely. Stretch tent are modular in design, which means that multiple tents can be joined together to create larger structures.
  7. What colours are stretch tents available in?
    Most tents are available in either white, platinum, chino, red and black. However, any other colour may be requested subject to a minimum order.
  8. Can stretch tents be branded?
    Certainly. Stretch Tent suppliers, like Tentickle Stretch Tents, have generally developed printing techniques to ensure only the best quality print.

 

Article source: https://www.rhitents.com/how-do-stretch-tents-work/

STRETCH TENT SIZES GUIDE

Understanding stretch tent sizes will help you figure out how many tents you may need for a big event.

Stretch tent sizes determine capacity so a little understanding of this will also assist in determining your budget for a single purchase or hire.

Many stretch tents are manufactured in-house by manufacturers, like Tentickle Stretch Tents. This means that they can create whatever size you desire should you wish to invest in stretch tents for sale.

They are ideal for fixed installations at your home, office or business and is the perfect canopy for camping and safaris.

Stretch tents are easy to clean, easy to maintain with our simple guide, and straight-forward to set up.

A stretch tent could transform your outdoor lifestyle or your back garden beyond your wildest expectations.

For business use, we offer high-quality printing which is ideal for branding.

All we need is a high-resolution vector image or diagram.

Stretch tent sizes

Calculate what size tent you will need with this simple guide.

Popular stretch tent sizes

A popular size for home use and small private functions is the 6×9. It comfortably seats 30-35 people and offers the perfect cosy setting.

The 6×9 is also a great investment for campers and outdoor enthusiasts as it is easy to set up and quite portable.

It can easily be attached to a camping vehicle or truck or erected as a standalone fixture and is often used to house up to 10 three-man dome tents for crews at events.

The 10×10 and 10×12 have proven very flexible for small corporate functions which require cocktail tables and chairs with a predominately standing crowd.

For full coverage of a wedding or private party in an outdoor location, we recommend anything from the 12×15 to the 20×30.

This depends, of course, on the capacity of the event as these can also accommodate a dancefloor and full seating arrangements.

For major events, modular design ensures that several tents can be joined together for maximum coverage.

 

Article source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/stretch-tent-sizes-guide

How many ways can you use a Stretch Tent?

Why a Stretch Tent might be ideal for your next outdoor space or event.
Stretch tents are the most versatile tent on the market, sculpting to fit your installation or outdoor space perfectly. Enables you to create stretch tent installations to cover a wide variety of locations and builds, from intimate home parties to corporate events and city rooftops.
Depending on your site and the purpose of your installation, Tentickle Stretch Tents can create a variety of effects using pole position, pole socks and lighting to create anything from traditional intimate closed tent structures to dramatic, open-sided, large capacity music venues. The options are endless.
Stretch Tents at Home
Are you planning a private event at home or need to add shelter at a private event venue? Stretch tents can work with the shape of your space flexing around trees, walls and existing garden features or can use them as anchor points for your canopy structure.

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No matter how complicated the constraints of your private space, we welcome the challenge of fitting our stretch tents for your event. Tents can mould to fit between existing structures, fly over walls and even rig into the water to help create your luxury space.

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If you are looking for a larger structure for a public event, stretch tents can be custom made with a modular linking system so that structures join easily to add capacity, cover your multi-level space or help provide a large impactful installation for your festival site.

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Multilevel structures don’t have to be enclosed, the flexible nature of the stretch tent means that you can rig open-faced bars to provide shade in hot weather as easily as closed structures for warmth and shelter from the rain in the cold.
Urban Spaces
Large stretch tents may lend themselves to the open site or festival, but that doesn’t mean the versatile stretch tent can’t create a great atmosphere in an urban environment. Stretch tent installations are ideal for covering your city space in the colder months.

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Rooftops
Are you thinking of creating a rooftop runway from the crowds and are in need of weatherproofing from the sun and rain? Tent design and build experts can advise on the type of build for your space to make sure that your installation can withstand wind and weather pressure.

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Whatever your needs or dreams for your outdoor structure – stretch tents for sale are the way to go. Alternatively, you can also rent a stretch tent for once-off occasions!

Top reasons you should use a stretch tent for your next event

Whether you are a party planner, an event planner, a marketing and advertising agent, a party hire company or even a business owner or part of an organization that holds events and fundraisers, you know that tent structures are often the centerpiece for your event. They offer places for people to gather, shade and protection from the elements, and let your guests know exactly where all of the action of the main event will occur. In the past, your choice of tent structures was relegated mainly to the traditional square or rectangular frame tents or pole tents. And if you were lucky, you could even get a choice of some primary color, or if you were really lucky, maybe even stripes! Tentcikle Stretch Tents offer a variety of stretch tents for hire!

Here’s a list of the top ten things people like more about stretch tent rental than the traditional vinyl party tents:

#1: The Look – The unique look of stretch tents is what makes most people fall in love with them at first sight. Stretch tent fabrics are available in nearly any shape, size or color imaginable. Even our inflatable cubes, which actually are square, bring a whole new dimension to tent architecture that you just won’t find elsewhere.

#2: The Wide Selection – Another thing people immediately notice is the wide selection of stretch structures. 

#3: The Branding Opportunity – As is well illustrated in both of the examples above, both stretch structures and inflatable structures can be custom-branded to perfectly convey the personality of your unique brand. Businesses love the ability to combine the flexible stretch fabric with high-quality screen printing to create a custom image as simple or as intricate as they like.

#4: The Ability To Get A Fully Custom Tent – Some naufacturers don’t just offer a variety of sizes and shapes, they have skilled designers that have worked with countless customers to create a fully customized tent to fit their specific brand or idea. If you can think it, they can make it.

#5: The Flexibility – Stretch tents can be used in a variety of configurations, with and without poles, that will allow you to use them over and over again with a presentation that never gets boring. You also have the option to leave the sides up to let in more light and air, or keep the sides down for a cozier atmosphere and a thousand other configurations in between.

#6: The Protection Against The Elements – Rain or shine, many tents are 100% waterproof, UV resistant and are ready for anything. People frequently report that they were able to stay cooler in the sunshine and dryer in the rain than they could have without our stretch structures.

#7: The Colors – Another unique point people like about stretch fabric is that it can be dyed to match nearly any color, it can be combined with lights of all colors to produce beautiful effects, and it can be screen printed with any design or logo imaginable.

#8: The Quality – Each tent that leaves the factory has undergone a thorough check for manufacturing defects and has been treated with UV absorbing fade protectant and antibacterial agents to prolong the life of the stretch fabric and inhibit stains and odors. People love the fact that they are purchasing a tent that will last for years to come. 

 

Article source: https://www.stretchstructures.com/reasons-you-should-use-stretch-tent-for-your-events/

 

DYNAMICS THAT INFLUENCE THE PRICE OF HIRING A STRETCH TENT

If you are a frequent stretch tent hiree, you will already be aware of the factors that come into play; how it works, and the price range you are looking for depending on the unique requirements.

If that’s not the case and you have no idea about stretch tent prices, then you will find this post very informative.

EVENT: What type of event are you going to hold? Is it a Corporate Event? A Wedding? Sport Event? Birthday or a simple Home Party? Whatever the occasion is you need to determine what venue you will be using and envision a specific spot on that venue to prepare the scene. What is also essential will be knowing how many guests you are planning to host and what will be the seating arrangement. 

Depending on whether your visitors are going to be standing, seated around tables or cocktail tables, cinema style, lounge sets or any other, you can determine the space that you need to cover.

SIZE: Once you know the area that you will be utilizing you can measure it and determine the stretch tent size(s) you need. Bigger size stretch tents lead to higher prices, and small sizes will be cheaper. Always bear in mind that the comfort of your guests is key for the success of the event, so, choose the right size!

COLOUR: There are different colours that you can choose from. Common colours (beige, red, grey, green, black) are charged under the same rates. White though, will be a bit more pricy due to the additional dedicated effort required to keep it clean; as well as the glamour that they can add to your event.

Other very specific colours, where special orders to suppliers need to be placed, could also be more expensive.

SEASON: Any outdoor activity is influenced by the season and the most likely weather conditions. Therefore, the rates of hiring a stretch tent will also follow that flow, to help you make it happen. Planning an event in winter? No stress – you can hire and buy waterproof stretch tents from Tentickle Stretch Tents.

SETUP AND BREAKDOWN DAYS AND TIME: Labour costs need to be covered on the quote. Setup and breakdown over weekends, after hours or public holidays are payable at higher rates, although we always try to make provision to arrange this services during normal working hours and help you save on these additional costs.

DISTANCE: The location of the event will determine the delivery fee, taking into consideration that the tent needs to be transported to the venue and collected as well.

 

Article source: https://base-camp.co.za/dynamics-that-influence-the-price-of-hiring-a-stretch-tent/

 

The Importance of Precision-manufactured Stretch Tent Fabric

 

Stretch Tent Fabric Manufacturers

Modern-day stretch tent was inspired by the lightweight, waterproof and temperature-controlled tents used by nomadic tribes in the early 1900’s, and enhanced through technological advancement in the 21st century.

 

An integral component of stretch tents’ technological advancement is, of course, the fabric. Stretch tent fabric is quite unique in the tenting world; firstly because it is double-layered: The first layer is a backer fabric, which gives the material its stretch characteristic, and the second is a polymer, which makes the fabric watertight.

The backer fabric is unique in its own right. Backer fabrics are knitted while the fabrics used for traditional canvas or PVC marquees are woven. It’s this knitted construction that allows the fabric to stretch, giving the structure its unparalleled strength and one-of-a-kind shape.

Waterproof Stretch Tent Fabric

The quality of the backer fabric is crucial to the lifespan of the structure. Tentickle Stretch Tents UK, one of the leading tent manufacturers, produce stretch tents globally.

Reliabe tent manufacturers use circular knitting machines with different circumferences and knit density. Building our own machines meant we could choose the exact knit and fabric properties required for optimal durability and return on investment for our tent rental partners.

The amount of stretch in our fabric is carefully dialed in and maintained. The modulus of elasticity (how stretchy) is continually monitored and checked and we use this in our engineering calculations.

Stretch Tent Fabric Knitting Machine

Article source: https://www.rhitents.com/stretch-tent-fabric-manufacturers/

 

Stretch tents for weddings: The perfect event tent

After making their mark as the preferred choice for brides looking for a striking alternative to the standard draped white stretch marquees, stretch tents for weddings have grown to be regarded by the industry as the best tent for a wedding reception, especially in the UK.

The early 2000’s saw the rise of Moroccan-themed weddings, with stretch tents perfectly complementing the low tables and floor seating. Add lights with hues of amber, ample fairy lighting covering the edges of the tent and guide ropes, and the space effortlessly transforms into a Moroccan fairytale. It’s these themed weddings that uncovered the enormous potential of stretch tents.

Why stretch tents?

Fast-forward ten years and the demand for stretch tents is ever increasing. The majority of brides and bridegrooms want a wedding that is “different”, “spectacular”, and this is easily achieved with a stretch tent – either by choosing a unique colour as opposed to conventional white, or by the way in which they can be set up in different ways.

Stretch tents have the unique ability to compliment both a formal white-wedding as well as add a funky edge to less traditional receptions. Their sexy, curvy lines and natural affinity to light create the perfect ambiance for an after-party.

Stretch tents can be used in more that one area of the celebration:

  • Form floating backdrops at the ceremony that add to the atmosphere without blocking out vistas or gorgeous landscapes.
  • Shade the pre-drinks table from the sun with a smaller tent.
  • Create intimate lounge areas where guests can mingle away from the noise of the main party.

Suffice it to say that the constant demand for stretch tents by brides-to-be has lead to numerous wedding venues and hotels investing in their own stretch tents for sale from Tentickle Stretch Tents UK, enabling them to offer clients a complete package.

 

Article source: https://covertheworldintents.postach.io/post/stretch-tents-for-weddings-the-perfect-event-tent

 

How to choose stretch tent sizes and colours

Are you are a newcomer to the stretch tent hire industry and looking to invest in your first stretch tent? Or are you an experienced tent manufacturer and rental company, like Tentickle Stretch Tents, looking to expand your existing fleet?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this article is for you.

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Choosing the right stretch tent sizes and colours for your fleet can be perplexing (even for experienced professionals!), which is why we’ve put together this guide discussing all the factors you need to consider when buying a stretch tent.

This article covers:

  1. Understanding the market and event type
  2. Modular design
  3. Climate

Understanding the market and event type

It is important for individuals and companies alike to understand the market you will be servicing, as this is a determining factor of the tent size and colour.

Due to the surge in interest when stretch tents are introduced to a new market, companies end up servicing markets they didn’t plan on, and organically grow their fleet of stretch tents accordingly.

Private functions in people’s homes will generally require a small to medium size tent: 5m x 6m – 10m x 15m. Colour won’t be as important for these types of functions as it would be for, say, weddings, when more sophisticated colours like white or platinum are popular.

Corporate functions will generally require catering for a large number of guests, requiring a combination of medium to large size tents: 10m x 15m – 20m x 25m.

For festivals you may need a combination of small, medium and large tents, and variations of colour will be in demand, like red and black.

Multiple modular tents: three 15m x 10m’s

Modular design

Some stretch tents are modular in design. This helps buyers enormously, especially if it’s their first purchase. Once you’ve decided on the type of events you plan to cater for, and how many people you’ll be catering for at those events, you can invest in three or four small to medium size tents that can link together. This way you can service both large and smaller types of events.

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Climate

Rental companies operating in hot climates with little to no wind concerns tend to set up tents with the sides open in “floating” configurations, compared to colder climates when the sides will be closed.

When calculating how much floor space is needed, it is important to note that you lose around 1.5m of usable space along the sides of the tent that are closed to the ground.

We hope that you found this guide useful in helping you choose the size of your next stretch tent purchase! Please refer to our handy tent size calculator for an easy reference to tent sizes.

 

Article source: https://www.rhitents.com/how-to-choose-stretch-tent-sizes-and-colours/

The Complete Guide to Rigging a Stretch Tent Safely

As a stretch tent manufacturer that complies with international safety regulations, we recommend that our tent rental partners, too, follow the minimum safety guidelines when erecting and dismantling a temporary stretch tent structure.

The commitment to safety is especially important when taking into account that some stretch tent manufacturers, like Tentickle Stretch Tents, supply tents to various countries around the world and operate under their own unique health and safety executives.

Who is this guide for?

  • Stretch tent rental companies (contractors)
  • Event organisers and venue owners

Introduction

Prior to an event, the stretch tent contractor needs to define the respective areas of (health and safety) responsibilities between him or her and the event organiser or venue owner. This aspect is normally standard throughout the industry and set out in the contract between the contractor and event organiser.

It is the contractors’ sales staff’s responsibility to make the client aware of his or her responsibilities.

The erection of a temporary structure is ultimately put to the test in the case of fire or adverse weather conditions. Procedures need to be in place to safeguard event-goers and staff if a fire were to break out, or if wind speeds were to unexpectedly increase.

Which brings us to the first part of this guide: Inspections.

Part 1: Inspections

The first part of this guide explains how to do a thorough inspection before and after setup.

The inspection process

  1. Examination of stretch tent components.
  2. Checklist inspection upon completed assembly.
  3. Inspection before handover to the client.

1. Examination of the stretch tent components

Fundamental to stretch tent safety is ensuring that the tent itself and all rigging components are maintained on an ongoing basis and are in good working condition. The stretch tent rental industry is seasonal of nature, and, as such, the off-season is used for inspecting, repairing and refurbishing equipment.

Special attention should be paid to the components that are critical to the structure of the stretch tents. It is also advised that records be kept of such inspections and of any repairs or maintenance carried out to critical components.

2. Checklist inspection upon completed assembly

This inspection should be conducted by the head rigger.

  1. Check ropes for fraying; ropes with more than 20% fraying should be replaced.
  2. Check tent membranes for tears and repair in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  3. Check lugs and patches and repair in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  4. Check seams of the tent membranes and repair in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Check stakes/ pegs to ensure they’re straight.
  6. Check poles for kinking or bowing.

3. Inspection before handover to the client

Before the erection is signed off and handed over to the client, it should undergo a thorough inspection.

Once done, a report can be issued that will incorporate a checklist carried out by the head rigger.

The head rigger, who acts in a supervisory capacity, should have training in or be thoroughly familiar with the particular structure type and size.

  1. All aspects of the final structure are at a safe distance from power lines and other possible hazards.
  2. Anchorages are suitable for the purpose and soil condition and are holding fast.
  3. All anchorages are fitted with a protector.
  4. All ropes are sound.
  5. The tent is properly tensioned and not prone to ponding in rainy weather.
  6. Emergency exits are in place, operating correctly and are without obstruction.
  7. Escape routes are clear of obstruction.
  8. Exposed ropes and stakes adjacent to exits and entrances are marked and/or roped off.
  9. All structural supports are sound without cracks or significant dents and not overstressed.
  10. All wooden uprights (if used) are free from splits that are likely to cause failure.
  11. No fabric tears are present.
  12. The main centre uprights are straight and sound.
  13. A final all-round visual check to satisfy that the tent is securely erected.

Part 2: Stability

Stretch tent structures should be able to completely close when they’re not in use, also when extreme weather conditions are expected. Raising and lowering the sides of a stretch tent is something that can only be carried out by the contractor. If the sides are raised then the contractor must have the required systems in place to continuously assess wind conditions at the site and must take preventative action to lower the sides if necessary.

Considerations

  • Clients should be informed of the design wind load of the stretch tent and provide instructions for evacuation should this be reached. A wind monitoring plan that incorporates wind action levels should be developed and provided to the client.
  • Roof panels/ canopies should be sufficiently tensioned to avoid ponding.
  • When there is a chance of snow, clients should be advised of the requirement to heat the structure to prevent snow build-up which could endanger the structure’s stability. This is a particular danger where adjacent structures form a valley. In saying that, rigging a stretch tent should be avoided when snow is expected.
  • Continual reference should be made to weather forecasting services, especially when stretch tent structures are erected during winter or on exposed sites. With more complex structures, on-site wind monitoring devices should supplement information from remote weather forecasting services.
  • If fabric structures cannot be protected or strengthened to withstand the forecasted wind speeds, they should be made safe by lowering or removing the covers, which can be reinstated when winds have died down. In carrying out these measures, no member of the public or work crew should be put at risk.
  • It is the stretch tent contractor’s responsibility to agree with the client at the outset what surveillance/ maintenance will be required after the fabric structure has been handed over. This determination should be made on the basis of a risk assessment which takes all relevant factors into account, including the use to which the structure is put, the security of the structure, the weather conditions, time of year, and so on.
  • The contractor should provide the client with an “after- hours” emergency telephone number(s).

Part 3: Client Communication

The stretch tent contractor should make the client aware of the following factors when considering a site and using a stretch tent structure.

Considerations

  • No dangerous, combustible or toxic gases or other allied product such as aerosols, explosives or pyrotechnics should be stored within a fabric structure.
  • To prevent the risk of fire, the client should ensure that the grass and vegetation within the footprint of the fabric structure have been cut and clippings removed prior to setup. This includes an adequate working area around the footprint and the access route to and from it (including emergency access)
  • The site should be a reasonable distance from over-ground services, like overhead power lines, and the client should provide information to the contractor prior to installation of the location of underground services as stretch tents generally require pegging of at least one meter in length.
  • Stretch tent structures don’t have the snow-load capacity, so if snow is a possibility the structure must be heated in order to maintain a minimum temperature of 12ºC to prevent a build-up of snow on the roof. ‘Valleys’ between stretch tents or buildings can be a particular problem when snow builds up and clients should be made aware of the danger and the need to remove excess weight from the roof.
  • Persons other than the contractor’s staff or those under their supervision should not be admitted to a fabric structure during erection or dismantling.
  • Exit routes should be kept free from obstruction at all times.
  • When any person is inside the stretch tent, the exit doors should not be securely closed.
  • The client should be informed of the maximum design wind load.
  • Ongoing reference should be made to weather forecasting services, particularly in winter or if the tent is erected on an exposed site. Contingency plans should be in place to evacuate the tent in the event that wind speeds should approach the maximum service gust speed.
  • The client should be made aware that, once the structure has been handed over, it is essential that they make no modifications to it, in particular, structural components or the number and positioning of exits. These changes can only be made by the contractor.

Article source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-rigging-a-stretch-tent-safely

TOP 6 PARTY RENTALS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR EVENT

Whether you are planning a wedding reception, family reunion or a corporate event, it is essential to have the right supplies and equipment to make sure that everyone attending the festivities has a great time. There are various suppliers who can provide everything you could ever need for your party.

TABLE & CHAIRS

No event is complete without tables and chairs. Some party rental companies have a wide range of table and chair rentals on hand to meet the aesthetic and capacity needs of your party. From elegant choices for your intimate wedding to economical options for your corporate event, it’s all out there!

 

EVENT TENTS

From pole tents that will shield your attendees from any possible bad weather to freestanding tents that provide an area for guests to eat and mingle, we have got it all. Knowledgeable event specialists will help you determine the right event tents for your needs and ensure that it is delivered and properly set up in advance of your event.

 

LED FURNITURE RENTALS

LED furniture rentals provide the perfect decorative element for dance floors, dining halls, lounge area, bars, and pools. Not only do LED furniture rentals create the right atmosphere, but they are also functional. Some party rental companies have a wide selection of LED furniture and decor elements including bars, tables, cubes, and floating globes.

 

PIPE AND DRAPES

Pipe and drape rentals are an inexpensive way to add excitement to an event while also organizing certain areas. They can be used for a variety of different events and special occasions including weddings and corporate events.

 

LIGHTING

The right type of lighting can completely transform an event. String lights and other lighting fixtures can create a warm and intimate atmosphere that comes alive at night. If you are planning a wedding, consider getting a wedding tent with lights like chandeliers for an elegant look or mason jars for a rustic feel.

 

DANCE FLOORS

Nothing gets a party started like music and a dance floor. Spice your event up and add some flare with our black and white, marble and wood dance floor rental options.

 

PARTY TENT RENTALS

Tentickle Stretch Tents is an international rental company, providing clients with a wide range of event tents for hire. Their team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service when it comes to  party stretch tent rentals. They know how important your event is not only to you but also to your guests and that is why they go out of their way to make sure you are getting superior party rental products.

 

Article source: https://www.grimespartytents.com/top-party-rentals/

Ideas Why You Should Use A Stretch Tent For Your Next Activity

Looking to throw a classy, elegant outdoor event but unsure of what shelter to use?

Throwing an outdoor event can prove to be tricky do to the many variables that have to be considered. Certain variables are out of your control, such as the weather. The weather can change at any moment and could be the breaking point to what would have been a marvellous occasion outdoors. This is why using some form of a shelter is a necessary requirement for any outdoor event.

Tentickle Tents UK recommends the use of stretch tents in many types of outdoor occasions, this style of tent is very different to traditional cover options such as marquees. Aside from looking absolutely elegant, here are a few more reasons as to why you should utilise a stretch tent for your next outdoor event!

Stretch tents offer great flexibility, a single stretch tent can be positioned in a variety of different configurations make it an ideal fit for just about anywhere.

Traditional pole marquee tents generally consist of a roof canopy, supported by tall centre poles and tensioned on the side lines that are secured by stakes that are driven into the ground. When using a stretch tent, these constraints found in the traditional marquee tents are not found. A stretch tent is essentially a “free form” fabric structure that has been erected through tension. The stretch tent itself is a single square piece or rectangular piece of specialised fabric. The fabric is set up and then manipulated into the desired position through the use of various lengths of pushing poles. These poles are pushed into the fabric and then secured in place to give of the desired pattern. Once the tent has been deconstructed, the square or rectangular piece of specialised fabric returns to its original state (size). This basically means that a single tent can be rigged into multiple configurations depending on the venue, this effectively means that a stretch tent is the most versatile tent option available!

Stretch tents can be erected off and around existing structures within a venue. Unlike traditional marquee tents which are independent structures, a stretch tent can literally be attached to any existing venue and used an extension. These stretch tents are also able to be erected as a fully concealed venue to protect against harmful weather conditions, or erected with either one or two sides up, allowing open access and viewing to the venue.

Stretch tents offer comfort, these tents are made from a specialised waterproof stretch tent fabric that is also highly breathable and sound absorbing when compared to the traditional PVC materials used to construct marquee covers. The more breathable material means a less stuffy and less noisy venue, especially in summer months.

Another great feature of these tents is that they generally pack down to a relatively small size and a pile of articulated poles. The poles generally also breakdown to 2m and 1.5m lengths. When comparing the storage and transportation of a stretch tent to a traditional marquee, the stretch tent is a winner yet again. Stretch tents can easily be transported on the back of a small utility van or small truck.

A traditional marquee requires an entire team to assemble it, a stretch tent however requires very little man power to assemble. An experienced individual will be able to comfortably rig a 50 square metre tent on his own if really necessary. Larger stretch tents require no more than a team of 5 to assemble.

Another winning feature of a stretch tent is the setup time involved when erecting one of them. The actual setup time at large events are usually around 6- 7 hours whilst dismantling is completed in a mere 2 hours!

Stretch tents also come in a vast range of colours and like sizes are able to be linked together they are also available in many sizes as compared to traditional marquees which are generally manufactured in set sizes.

Having a private party at home used to exclusive to those with larger properties, however with stretch tents, the party has been spread to anyone and anywhere, from a small garden to a simple courtyard, any area can be transformed into a party venue.

The atmosphere beneath a stretch tent is electric! Perhaps the biggest deciding factor between a traditional tent and a stretch tents would be the vibe and atmosphere experienced beneath them.

Gone are boring white interiors draped in fabric and flowers. Stretch Tents hold a different kind of romance. The atmosphere beneath these tents is spectacular. The gentle curves of the fabric create an impressive interior that requires little or no dressing. During the day, the light is soft and inviting. At night, the addition of lights or graphic light shows bounced off the fabric brings everything to life.

 

Article source: https://stretchtentdesign.tumblr.com/post/184718479634/ideas-why-you-should-use-a-stretch-tent-for-your

Flawless outdoor weddings made easy

Expert manufacturers of an assortment of highly in-demand tent types, including peg and pole tents, frame tents, alpine tents, military tents, canvas tents, pagoda tents, stretch tents and, a crowd favourite, wedding marquees. Our wedding marquees and tents for sale or hire are undoubtedly one of the top-selling products, while the event add-ons seal the deal when it comes to the hiring or purchasing of tents.

Purchasing your ideal wedding tent

Tentickle International’s wedding tents for sale are manufactured with the best quality products on the market today, producing an exquisite product that is durable, robust and long-lasting. They take pride in all the tent products they manufacture and have come to develop a trusted reputation throughout the continent.

The popular stretch tent

This Bedouin style tent has become extremely popular for the hosting of spring and summer outdoor weddings, providing a relaxed yet perfectly elegant atmosphere. Quality stretch tent material is light-weight yet sturdy, allowing for the perfect amount of coverage and shelter for an outdoor wedding. One of the main reasons stretch tents are so popular is due to their unbelievable versatility – where you are able to stretch and form them into any shape you wish, while still offering the perfect amount of shelter for your special day. Host an intimate wedding or up to 200 people with our highly affordable, dynamic stretch tent.

Stretch tents to suit your budget

Hosting a modern wedding with the décor and styling to match is achievable, but you will need the right professionals by your side – and this is where our stretch tent rental comes in! Tent rental offers an elegant and practical solution to finding the ideal venue for your modern wedding, with some of the best stretch tent prices available to perfectly suit your budget. World-class wedding tents are some of the most on-trend on the market today and make for an outstanding venue in which to host your dream wedding.

The benefits of our stretch tent rental

  • Stretch tents are elegant yet robust- ensuring you and your party are fully covered, no matter the weather
  • You are able to transform a large amount of space into your ideal wedding set-up, allowing for larger wedding parties
  • Stretch tents can also be perfectly styled and sized to cater to smaller, intimate weddings
  • Many stretch tents are highly affordable, especially in comparison to venue hire.
  • Stretch ents are simple to construct – no mess, no fuss!

Practical tips for hosting the ideal outdoor wedding

When choosing your tent, you will then need to decide how you want to decorate it. Stretch tent material is so versatile that you are able to host your wedding reception exactly as you please – the tent can be stretched into a number of different forms to accommodate your layout, décor ideas and up to 200 guests at a time. Once the tent is set up, the possibilities for different adornments are boundless. You could drape fabric, hang lights, include plants or blossoms and so forth.

Outdoor weddings are a lovely way to entertain and celebrate with guests, but they also pose potential challenges. That being said; strategic planning is important. Here are a few key things to consider before your stretch tent rental:

1. Don’t forget about the wedding staff

It’s important to keep in mind where the catering staff and waitrons will change and what restrooms they will use. If you are hosting a wedding of 200 guests, you could potentially have up to 30 additional staff who are working at the event. One easy solution is to rent some coat racks and portable lockers for the catering tent so that staff can hang or store their things away.

 

  1. Keep your florals shaded

Your pretty floral arrangements shouldn’t sit in direct sunlight for more than an hour before guests arrive. A practical solution is to leave your wedding florals under the shaded stretch tent fabric and any other outdoor arrangements tucked inside the tent until 30 – 60 minutes before guests arrive

3. Supply adequate lighting for your guests throughout the evening

Eliminate tripping hazards as the afternoon light fades into the evening with standing lanterns or lighting wrapped around tent wires and poles to illuminate the outside of your stretch tent. If you plan on making an exit dash through sparklers, you may also want to use lanterns not only indicate to your guests where to stand but also to light their way to the exit after the festivities are over!

4. Keep your seating cards weighted down

If you plan on using seating cards for your tables, prevent them from flying away if the wind picks up! Use ribbon, rocks, or even tie them onto your table decor – there are lots of pretty ways to use display card and keep them in place. The beauty of a freeform tent is the open, free-flowing space, but make sure to accommodate for your décor!

5. Find the shade in summer

Even though our stretch tent material is robust and will provide adequate shelter from the elements, it’s still recommended that you try to position your ceremony and reception in a shaded area.

6. Supply refreshments

For a lovely and thoughtful gesture, have water or a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage available for your guests. Offer them pre-ceremony and post-ceremony if possible so that they can stay hydrated in the heat, and keep beverages shaded underneath your stretch tent rental.

7. Prepare the area adequately

Depending on the region you plan to host your wedding, in some areas it may be essential that you have a professional company come in and spray to keep the bugs at bay. Just be sure to do so well in advance of any tableware being set-up!

Avoid the stress and the exorbitant costs by purchasing one of our wedding tents for sale and keep in-line with your budget!

Article source: https://www.skytentsa.co.za/blog/flawless-outdoor-weddings-made-easy-sky-tents/

Why stretch tents are a must

The Bedouin-inspired look of tents has ensured that they have a truly unique and memorable look to them. They literally have helped to banish the boxy special events marquees of the past and are available in almost any shape, size or color that you can think of.

One of the first things that anyone notices is the wide selection of different sized stretch structures that is out there. This is because Tentickle Ireland stretch tents are easy to join together to create a covered space of unlimited size. All these tented spaces are waterproof, fire retardant and immune to almost all types of weather the elements can throw at it.

All of stretch tent structures can be custom-branded to bring your product or company branding to life. This will help raise the awareness of what it is you offer, but it will also allow you to do it with style and comfort, showing confidence in your company.

All are able to be used on a variety of different ground types, be it a flat field, a terraced garden, a steep hillside or even inside an existing permanent structure. Furthermore, the look of the tent can be altered at a whim as there is the option to leave the sides up to let in more light and fresh air in summer, or to keep the sides down in winter for a warmer atmosphere.

Not only do stretch tents look the part, but they are also made from some of the most advanced tent fabric in the world. They are 100% waterproof, UV resistant and include fire retardant features to ensure you and your guest’s comfort and safety at all time.

Stretch tent hire is affordable, luxurious and most of all stylish unlike any other and above all they are the perfect event cover option!

 

Article source: https://stretchtentsforhire.co.za/stretch-tents-must/

8 Magnificent Marquee Wedding Venues in Ireland

If there’s one thing we love, it’s weddings under in beautiful locations, under the most gorgeous stretch tents Ireland has to offer. Stretch tents are the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a blank canvas on which to paint the picture of their personality as a couple for their big day. What’s more is that it can be great fun coming up with different colour schemes and alternative styles to make your beautiful big white space come alive. Unique marquee venues are popping up all over the country as contemporary couples choose to mix and match their personal style with all the comforts of a chic country house or manor, and we’ve chosen these as our top eight venues.

The Millhouse, Slane

Those in search for a romantic garden setting for their wedding celebrations needn’t look much further than The Millhouse in Slane, County Meath. The Millhouse is renowned amongst ‘alternative’ wedding fans, who value a subtle and serene setting in which to create an event that is always one-of-a-kind. Bespoke weddings are what The Millhouse is all about, and their enthusiastic, talented and dedicated directory of suppliers work hard to tailor weddings entirely to the bride and groom. The Grand Pavillion on the front lawn of The Millhouse is the setting of choice for most couples looking for a magical, laid back area to make their own, and can hold up to 300 guests.

Hotel Doolin, Clare

Specially tailored marquee weddings at Hotel Doolin in Clare are always a delight. Couples are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild when it comes to making the space their own, but if they’re lacking inspiration of course the dedicated team at Hotel Doolin is on hand to give their advice. Hotel Doolin itself is a beautiful space for entertaining guests before they make their way out to the beautifully manicured lawn and into the magical marquee, and while guests are enjoying the sunshine and cocktails, you can head off with your photographer and grab some of the most incredible photos from the stunning scenery that surrounds.

The Marquee at Mount Juliet, Kilkenny

Mount Juliet Estate, set next to the historic Kilkenny city, is one of the oldest surviving walled estates in Europe. Its outstanding beauty and privacy make it one of Europe’s most exclusive and romantic wedding venues. The backdrop of the beautiful country estate makes for an idyllic location for your wedding photos. Marquee Weddings at Mount Juliet can cater for up to 240 wedding guests. The marquee is located in the clubhouse area of the hotel, in a central courtyard area. For marquee weddings the drinks reception is held in Mount Juliet House with the full reception taking place in the marquee, only a few moments walk away. This gives couples the opportunity to experience the joys of both a beautiful Georgian Manor House and a contemporary marquee venue. The marquee can also be located beside Mount Juliet house overlooking the River Nore*.

 

Clonabreany House

The spectacular Clonabreany Estate set in the gateway to Boyne Valley consists of two restored Georgian Houses and is a true hidden oasis in the heart of Co. Meath. Wedding banquets are held in the adjoining marquee, which is full of character and style, while the private courtyard on the estate is a real treat for guests. Ten beautifully finished self-catering houses and sweet old-country feel private sibin ensure that the party can continue into the night with traditional music and great banter.

Kippure Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Kippure Estate is undeniably one of Ireland’s more unusual venues, and has been home to some of the most interesting and eclectic weddings we’ve seen this side of the sea. The romantic Estate is privately set on 240 acres of secret valleys and ancient woodlands, hugged by purple heather soaked granite mountains and shaped by the meandering River Liffey –  a more than ideal backdrop for some hauntingly beautiful wedding photos. A grand marquee can be set up for large weddings, and is perfect for couples who want to put their own stamp on their day. Kippure is a unique, tranquil and exquisite setting, ideal setting for couples who wish to plan a personal and memorable celebration.

Ballybeg House

“A bohemian style wedding in an idyllic location in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere” so goes the adage of one of Wicklow’s most romantic exclusive wedding venues. At Ballybeg there is the opportunity to take your vows in an outdoor ceremony with the spectacular and serene gardens and grounds as your backdrop. Personalise the entire estate as much as your heart desires to create your own unique and personal setting. Guests will adore the venue’s quirky Victorian style marquee, which has played host to over 200 weddings in the last five years, each with their own unique vibe. Ballybeg is different to any other wedding venue and the team prides themselves on knowing that everyone who comes to Ballybeg for weddings leaves “happy, contented and suitably replenished in both mind and body!”

Bellinter House, Meath

Standing majestically on the banks of the River Boyne in the rolling landscape of County Meath, Bellinter House exudes period glamour and a unique contemporary style to ensure it meets the mark for a ‘wedding venue with a difference’. Bellinter offers exclusive use of the house and grounds for weddings, to ensure yours is a private, relaxed and informal celebration. An outdoor ceremony under the majestic trees that surround the historic manor house is a must, as is a luxury drinks reception in the colourful and contemporary confines of the house itself, before personalities shine through in the venues beautiful and bespoke marquee. The Bellinter Marquee can cater for up to 200 wedding guests and the house includes 35 guestrooms.

Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant

Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant, with its panoramic views across to Rossbeigh Beach and Inch Peninsula in Co. Kerry, is truly a unique wedding venue. Jacks combines impeccable service and superior food with its breathtaking surroundings to create a wedding celebration that’s guaranteed to impress even the most discerning of brides and grooms. The restaurant can in fact cater for up to 130 guests but if you’re throwing a larger celebration, the team can arrange a high quality marquee to fit seamlessly in with the timeless, elegant décor of the entire venue.

 

If you’ve already found your perfect venue and you’re looking for a great stretch tent for hire in IrelandTentickle International will have you covered.

 

Article source: https://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/9-magnificent-marquee-wedding-venues-marquees-for-hire-in-ireland/

 

Ideas Why You Should Use A Stretch Tent For Your Next Activity

Looking to throw a classy, elegant outdoor event but unsure of what shelter to use? Look no further than modern stretch tents!

Throwing an outdoor event can prove to be tricky do to the many variables that have to be considered. Certain variables are out of your control, such as the weather. The weather can change at any moment and could be the breaking point to what would have been a marvellous occasion outdoors. This is why using some form of a shelter is a necessary requirement for any outdoor event.

Tentickle International recommends the use of a stretch tent in many types of outdoor occasions, this style of tent is very different to traditional cover options such as marquees. Aside from looking absolutely elegant, here are a few more reasons as to why you should utilise a stretch tent for your next outdoor event!

Stretch tents offer great flexibility, a single stretch tent can be positioned in a variety of different configurations make it an ideal fit for just about anywhere.

Traditional pole marquee tents generally consist of a roof canopy, supported by tall centre poles and tensioned on the side lines that are secured by stakes that are driven into the ground. When using a stretch tent, these constraints found in the traditional marquee tents are not found. A stretch tent is essentially a “free form” fabric structure that has been erected through tension. The stretch tent itself is a single square piece or rectangular piece of specialised fabric. The fabric is set up and then manipulated into the desired position through the use of various lengths of pushing poles. These poles are pushed into the fabric and then secured in place to give of the desired pattern. Once the tent has been deconstructed, the square or rectangular piece of specialised fabric returns to its original state (size). This basically means that a single tent can be rigged into multiple configurations depending on the venue, this effectively means that a stretch tent is the most versatile tent option available!

Stretch tents can be erected off and around existing structures within a venue. Unlike traditional marquee tents which are independent structures, a stretch tent can literally be attached to any existing venue and used an extension. These stretch tents are also able to be erected as a fully concealed venue to protect against harmful weather conditions, or erected with either one or two sides up, allowing open access and viewing to the venue.

Stretch tents offer comfort, these tents are made from a specialised waterproof stretch tent fabric that is also highly breathable and sound absorbing when compared to the traditional PVC materials used to construct marquee covers. The more breathable material means a less stuffy and less noisy venue, especially in summer months.

Another great feature of these tents is that they generally pack down to a relatively small size and a pile of articulated poles. The poles generally also breakdown to 2m and 1.5m lengths. When comparing the storage and transportation of a stretch tent to a traditional marquee, the stretch tent is a winner yet again. Stretch tents can easily be transported on the back of a small utility van or small truck.

A traditional marquee requires an entire team to assemble it, a stretch tent however requires very little man power to assemble. An experienced individual will be able to comfortably rig a 50 square metre tent on his own if really necessary. Larger stretch tents require no more than a team of 5 to assemble.

Another winning feature of a stretch tent is the setup time involved when erecting one of them. The actual setup time at large events are usually around 6- 7 hours whilst dismantling is completed in a mere 2 hours!

Stretch tents also come in a vast range of colours and like sizes are able to be linked together they are also available in many sizes as compared to traditional marquees which are generally manufactured in set sizes.

Having a private party at home used to exclusive to those with larger properties, however with stretch tents, the party has been spread to anyone and anywhere, from a small garden to a simple courtyard, any area can be transformed into a party venue.

The atmosphere beneath a stretch tent is electric! Perhaps the biggest deciding factor between a traditional tent and a stretch tents would be the vibe and atmosphere experienced beneath them.

Gone are boring white interiors draped in fabric and flowers. Stretch Tents hold a different kind of romance. The atmosphere beneath these tents is spectacular. The gentle curves of the fabric create an impressive interior that requires little or no dressing. During the day, the light is soft and inviting. At night, the addition of lights or graphic light shows bounced off the fabric brings everything to life.

So when you are out hunting stretch tents for sale, look no further than Tentickle International Stretch Tents.

 

Article source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/ideas-why-you-should-use-a-stretch-tent-for-your-next-activity

Five Benefits of Holding an Outdoor Event

When you think of a wedding, banquet, or other special event, an outdoor location doesn’t necessarily spring to mind. After all, we have been conditioned since childhood to think of churches and banquet halls. Yet an outdoor locale can add an extra layer of style to any event, from a casual dinner to a black-tie affair. Here are 5 major benefits of holding your next event outdoors.

  1. Date and Venue Options

Popular venues typically book up months or even years in advance. If you plan that far out, you can probably get your top choice location, as long as you are extremely flexible about the exact date and time. If your planning timeline is shorter, you will have to settle for whatever venue and date happen to be available.

Moving your event outdoors opens up a wealth of new possibilities. For a private event at home, you can choose exactly the date and time you prefer. If you would rather use a public location, consider a zoo, museum, sculpture garden, park, or other scenic spot. While these venues do have bookings regularly throughout the year, the volume is typically much lower than that of indoor venues, making it far easier to get even a last-minute booking. You might also save a great deal of money when compared to booking the most popular spot in town.

  1. Creative Freedom

Many venues require you to use their preferred vendors for everything from entertainment to catering. Although you should always ask for confirmation when booking space at a privately-owned locale, moving your event outdoors generally gives you the freedom to use any vendors you like. This opens up new possibilities, such as ice sculptures or strolling violinists, that might not be available on a traditional venue’s vendor list. It also allows you to negotiate for the best prices or even enlist the help of friends and relatives.

  1. Customisation

No matter how nice an indoor venue might be, the space is what it is. You might be able to move tables around or change the decorations, but you are limited by everything that is built-in, from the overhead lights to the stage, as well as the walls and ceilings. For an outdoor event, you are limited only by the physical size and shape of your chosen space. You might hire a series of wedding marquees to hold different activities or stations, or hire a bounce house to entertain the kids. You can place a dance floor outdoors under the stars, or use portable heaters to create a cosy, intimate setting underneath a wedding marquee.

  1. Look and Feel

Being outdoors, connecting with nature adds a look and feel to your event that simply cannot be replicated in even the most stunning indoor venue. Choose an outdoor locale with a tremendous scenic vista for a sunset event, or someplace well away from city lights for late-night stargazing.

You can also build exactly the setting you desire underneath one or more marquees. The venue becomes a blank canvas for you to create the event of your dreams. Is your affair formal? Twinkling white Christmas lights add a touch of glamour. Do you have a beach party theme? Add some flip flops and sand buckets to the decor. While it is possible to create a mood inside an indoor venue, it is much easier at an outdoor event where you are not constrained by what is already there.

  1. Being Memorable

Think through the weddings and special events you have attended throughout your life. Can you really remember many of the details? Odds are good that if you have been to more than a few, they all sort of run together in your mind. That’s because most special events are very similar in terms of venue and basic theme.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and create a night to remember, it would be hard to go wrong with an outdoor event. Just the act of moving it outdoors sets it apart as something special, and any layers you add in terms of theming or decor will only enhance the effect. Why settle for a run of the mill event when you can create something truly magical?

 

Get in touch with Tentickle International to get started on hiring the best marquees for your wedding or special event.

Article source: https://www.bettaeventhire.com.au/betta-party-hire-blog/5-benefits-of-holding-an-outdoor-event.html

Undecided about whether to hire a marquee for your event?

Here are some reasons why marquee hire might be the right option for you:

If space is an issue – whether that is because you do not have much space, or you need more space than your chosen venue can provide – then hiring a marquee can solve this problem. A experienced supplier can give you different options, tailoring the size of our marquees to your numbers of guests and any other of your requirements. This might include areas for chilling out and relaxing as well as areas for dancing and eating.

A marquee can be a blank canvas for you to create the most magnificent event with your style stamped all over it. Tentickle International marquees are just the start of you creating your personal event that will be remembered for a long time to come.

As the day draws to an end, and with the stars shining down, you and your guests can celebrate into the night. Will you and you guests gather around a fire pit or dance the night away?

Hiring a marquee from Tentickle is for your event and not just for the day. Why not enjoy breakfast on the morning after the night before in the marquee with your guests?.

Whatever your event is, Tentickle will  have you covered with unique and great looking structures.

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Planning an Outdoor Wedding in the UK

If you are considering a wedding between May and September and love the idea of getting married with the sun shining down on your celebration, you must be aware of the UK rules and regulations associated with an outdoor wedding before you commit to booking a venue. This article has been designed as a guide, to help you plan a perfect wedding ceremony with an outdoor theme.

The Rules and Regulations of Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in the UK

It may be okay to get married wherever your heart desires if you’re in the United States, but here in the UK the rules on celebrating your wedding outdoors are quite different. According to the Buckinghamshire County Council, “All the legal requirements of a ceremony must be held within a permanent, immovable structure, with a fixed roof and solid floor. This needs to be large enough to accommodate the couple, two Registrars, both witnesses and a table large enough to prepare the paperwork.” Wedding guests, however, are able to witness your wedding from a garden or outdoor set up.

How to Celebrate an Outdoor Wedding in the UK

If you plan on celebrating a civil wedding ceremony at a licensed wedding venue, you can replicate the al fresco feeling by setting up an aisle with chairs either side of it leading up to two chairs and a table set up inside a licensed room or structure. If you’ve chosen to get married at a licensed wedding venue or hotel, they may advise that the doors are opened out on to the grounds or gardens and that the couple can sit facing forward with their guests sat outside, behind them.

Alternatively, a wedding venue may choose to ‘license’ specific structures around the grounds, such as a wooden pergola, a stone structure or an historic feature at the venue. If your chosen wedding venue has an official licence granted on an external structure (featuring a fixed roof and solid floor as mentioned above), then a truly outdoor wedding is possible.

Top Tip: It’s down to the discretion of the registrar marrying you on the day as to whether or not the temperature is suitable for you to go ahead with your pre-planned outdoor wedding ceremony set up. If the temperature is not deemed warm enough then you may need to forego your original plan and bring everyone inside.

Celebrating an Outdoor Ceremony

There are ways to celebrate your marriage without having to legally get married under a licenced structure in front of your guests. This would be known as a celebrant ceremony. The couple would legally need to marry at a licensed venue such as a registry office, but are then free to celebrate their marriage with friends and family anywhere they like in a more casual setting.  

5 Things to Consider When Planning an Outdoor Wedding

  • Ensure your venue has a wet-weather back up plan in place, just in case.
  • If you think your guests may get too hot during your ceremony, perhaps ask to have electric fans set up in appropriate spots where possible. Alternatively, you could have a basket of hand-held fans available for guests to pick up as they arrive at your venue and parasols for more elderly guests.
  • If you are inviting a large number of guests to your outdoor wedding, they may not be able to hear you over the natural noise created by being outside. Consider speaking to your venue about hiring a microphone if they recommend it for your guest numbers or set up, and if amplified music is permitted outside.
  • You may not want to scatter petals down the aisle or have any decorative items that might blow away if the wind picks up. Candles are particularly challenging!
  • Older guests may become thirsty if the weather is very hot or muggy. Having jugs and glasses of water at the ready could be a good idea.
  • Consider using stretch tents for weddings in the UK – as it allows adequate shading, and airflow throughout. It also looks magical having a wedding in a stretch tent. Tip – find stretch tents, UK and around, at Tentickle International Stretch Tents.

 

Article source: https://bijouweddingvenues.co.uk/make-it-happen/wedding-ceremony/planning-outdoor-wedding-uk

 

QUELLE TENTE DE RÉCEPTION CHOISIR POUR UN MARIAGE ?

La tente de réception est l’une des solutions idéales pour dîner dehors lors de vos réceptions (mariage, anniversaire, départ en retraite…) De nombreux professionnels proposent désormais de vous louer une tente ou un chapiteau de réception pour votre mariage ou fête d’anniversaire. Malgré tout, ce choix n’est pas forcément le plus économique et ne correspond pas forcément à vos envies et à vos besoins sur le long terme…

LOUER SA TENTE DE RÉCEPTION ?

Les aléas et les incertitudes de la météo rendent presque impossible de prévoir de dîner dehors sans tente même en plein été, et vous ne souhaitez pas gâcher cette fête que vous organisez depuis des mois…

Les professionnels de la réception proposent aujourd’hui un large choix de chapiteaux pro et de tentes de festivités en location.

Cela présente bien sûr de nombreux avantages de louer ce matériel : montage et démontage assurés par des professionnels et pas de problème pour entreposer le matériel une fois la fête terminée.

Mais est-ce réellement économique ?

En effet, cela impose de louer une tente de réception à chaque fois que vous organiserez un événement. Alors pourquoi ne pas vous tourner vers les sites experts en décoration et en aménagement de votre extérieur et utiliser un service de vente de tentes de réception?

L’ACHAT D’UNE TENTE DE RÉCEPTION: UN INVESTISSEMENT À LONG-TERME

De nombreux magasins spécialisés dans l’aménagement et la décoration extérieure vendent de nombreux modèles de tentes de réception. Inspirés des modèles des spécialistes des chapiteaux pro, ces tentes, inspirées du savoir-faire des professionnels, sont très robustes et sont un très bon investissement.

Leur durée de vie est de plus en plus longue et elles supportent des montages et des démontages périodiques. Vous vous en resservirez donc à chaque événement de votre vie et de celle de votre famille.

Facile d’utilisation, elles se démontent entièrement en très peu de temps, facilitant ainsi leur stockage. Il existe forcement le modèle de tente de réception correspondant exactement à vos besoins. Les gammes sont de plus en plus grandes et vous trouverez un large choix de taille et de coloris et ce sans jamais négliger la qualité.

PRENDRE LE TEMPS DE CHOISIR VOTRE CHAPITEAU DE RÉCEPTION

Il existe donc de nombreux modèles et il est nécessaire de faire le bon choix. Choisissez une tente de réception facile à monter. Il existe, par exemple, des modèles sans visserie ce qui facilite leur montage : les tubes et les connexions s’assemblent directement en très peu de temps. La structure de votre chapiteau de réception doit être solide et résistante et la densité de sa toile doit résister au vent et à la pluie. La structure du toit doit être renforcée avec des barres de toit et des renforts d’angle.


Réfléchissez également bien à l’usage que vous en ferez et aux nombres de personnes que votre famille et vos amis comptent. La taille de votre tente est primordiale dans l’organisation de votre réception : nombre de table pliante, piste de danse ou non, taille des buffets…

Ensuite tout n’est qu’une question de goûts … Coloris, formes de la tente, décoration intérieure… Certaines tentes de réception offrent même des toits translucides, pour profiter du ciel étoilé… Alors n’hésitez plus !

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TOP TIPS FOR DECORATING A MARQUEE WEDDING

A marquee wedding is always a popular choice for couples. It offers a blank canvas wedding venue that you can put your own stamp on. It fits with any style, season or colour scheme and you can get incredibly creative when it comes to venue decoration. There are so many ways you can decorate this type of venue! Read on to discover our favourite decor ideas, including notable inspiration for uk wedding marquees

If you’re dreaming of a relaxed, boho affair, why not create a stylish entrance for your marquee wedding? You could build a wooden archway and adorn it with gorgeous blooms. It’ll be the first thing your wedding guests see, and it’s guaranteed to take their breath away.

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Lanterns are a wonderful way of decorating the outside of your marquee entrance. Whether you’re tying the knot in the Summer or Winter, they’re a fab addition to a marquee wedding. They’ll look fab in the daytime, and will give your venue a warm glow in the evening.

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Add the wow factor to  your marquee by placing milk churns bursting with beautiful blooms at the entrance of your marquee. This is particularly perfect if you’re planning a country garden wedding theme.

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Signs and seating plans are another easy way of making sure your marquee looks gorgeous! They can help to hide the parts of the marquee you’re not too keen on, and will help to reflect your wedding theme.

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Bunting is a simple yet effective way of making your marquee wedding venue look oh-so-pretty. It’s a fab fit for a garden fete or floral wedding theme, and it looks stunning draped across the ceiling of the marquee.

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Make a statement with huge light-up letters. Make them unique to your wedding day by using your initials. You could stand them against the top table, against the bar or as a backdrop for your wedding cake table. There are heaps of options!

 

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We’re huge fans of statement backdrops, and we think they’re a stunning way of adding to your venue decor. They can inject some colour into a white marquee, and they also look fabulous in photographs. From colourful ribbon garlands to wooden panels adorned with greenery, there are so many ways of creating a show-stopping backdrop.

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Hanging installations are predicted to be huge for 2017 weddings, and we think they look ultra-elegant at a marquee wedding. Bejewel a hanging chandelier with your favourite flowers, or hang a mixture of ribbon garlands from them. However you choose to decorate them, they effortlessly add the wow factor to your wedding venue.

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Make your seating plan a focal point of your wedding reception! We love the idea of hanging old-fashioned bicycle wheels from the marquee – a fab choice if you’re dreaming of a vintage wedding. Adorn the wheels with elaborate flowers or even fairy lights.

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Add a splash of colour to your marquee wedding by hanging multi-coloured paper lanterns from the ceiling. You could hang them above the dance-floor, the bar area or across the whole marquee. Colourful lanterns will transform any marquee and they’ll look incredibly fun.

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The contrast of wild greenery and foliage against the backdrop of a white marquee wedding venue really does look magical. You’ll be seeing greenery a lot throughout 2017, and it can really give your wedding venue a botanical vibe.

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Sometimes all you need are a few show-stopping table centrepieces to make your marquee wedding look incredible. Tall candelabra entwined with roses, greenery and trailing ivy looks beautiful for a fairytale wedding day.

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Balloons attached to the entrance of your wedding venue or as chair covers will add a pop of colour to your marquee wedding venue. Opt for colours that fit in with your chosen wedding theme. Vibrant shades of orange, pink and yellow look gorgeous for a sizzling Summer celebration. White, blue and silver will transform your venue into a Winter wonderland.

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A marquee wedding gives couples the chance to add their personality and style to their wedding venue.

If you are based in the uk, wedding marquees are available from Tentickle Stretch Tents, UK. Tentickle Stretch Tents UK has a variety of stretch tents and marquees available for hire.

Article source: http://blog.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk/2017/07/top-tips-decorating-marquee-wedding/

Stretch Tent Décor Ideas

It was in the early 2000’s that stretch tents first came onto the scene. And the ability to be set up almost anywhere and in so many different ways has made them the preferred alternative to your more traditional tents. These extremely versatile structures quickly gained more popularity among function and event organisers and wedding planners, mostly because of the relatively small cost that is required to transform these temporary structures into beautiful spaces by tent hire, London.

Stretch Tent Décor Ideas for Your Wedding

Par Cans – This is one of the easier ways to add lighting. You could place your LED par cans in the corners of the stretch tent and then adjust them so that they shine upwards onto the tent’s surface. The LED lights will ensure that the light disperses over the stretch tent fabric and it will conjure playful shadows, dancing in between dips and curves of the tent. Usually there are two to three lights used for every 75m² of tent.

These same par cans or similar versions of them, could be clamped onto the poles of the tent for a different effect. There are many different colors of LED lights available, so the choice is yours.

Fairy Lights – These are a classic choice, especially for weddings. Place your fairy lights along the natural lines of the edges of the tent in order to create that magical atmosphere. You could also place them along the guide ropes as a sophisticated way of making the ropes more visible to your guests. It is easy to crisscross fairy light because of their light weight.

Lanterns – You could hang your lanterns along the guide ropes or from the edges of the tent for that extra charm.

Chandeliers – Why not take your lighting game to another level and use chandeliers as they are the most romantic light fixtures of them all.

Romantic Palettes – One of the most inexpensive ways to dress up your stretch tent is with the right colors. Play on the color of the stretch tent with contrasting hues.

Making an Entrance – A dedicated entrance for the happy couple like a leafy arch right in front of the tent will make a beautiful and elegant statement.

Fauna and Flora – Why not literally bring your wedding to life with greenery and plants. The greens will pair perfectly with for example, a gold and purple color scheme.

The More the Merrier – You do not have to use one big tent – arrange with tent hire companies in London to link a few stretch tents together and make them different colors too.

If you want to transform your event into a more memorable occasion, at a reasonable cost – contact Tentickle Stretch Tents. Tentickle Stretch Tents are the best at tent hire, London through to the whole UK.

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21 Ideas for a Frugal (Not Cheap) Wedding on a Budget

A reader writes in:

“What advice do you have for a frugal wedding on a budget? We’re getting married this fall and want to explore as many cheap wedding ideas as we can. Since we’re both in our early twenties and don’t have a lot to spend, we were hoping to keep our wedding as small as possible. We were thinking no more than six to eight people including ourselves.”

Glad you asked. My wife and I were married in the summer of 2003. Although our wedding was actually quite frugal, we recognized afterwards that there was plenty more we could have done to make it even less expensive.

Hindsight is always 20/20, so here are 21 tactics you could try to cut down the cost of your wedding without diminishing your experience or that of your guests.

21 Tips to Plan Your Wedding on a Budget

1. Avoid guest list bloat.

Although you might be tempted to throw everyone you know on your guest list, that isn’t always a great idea. With each addition you make, you’re adding additional costs while also making your wedding less intimate.

To a degree, this was a trap we fell into with our own wedding – our guest list grew and grew to the point where we invited people that we didn’t know well simply because we felt obligated.

To save as much as you can, try inviting fewer people and making the event more intimate. Start by whittling your list down by 20%, then another 20%. Then see if you’re happy with it.

2. Ask for wedding help instead of wedding gifts.

We were lucky that several of our friends and family had musical talent, so they were able to provide musical accompaniment for our ceremony. We also have a close friend who’s an extremely skilled amateur photographer, and he was willing to photograph our ceremony as our wedding gift. Then, after the ceremony, he provided high-quality digital images of everything.

Asking family and friends to offer help or services that align with their talents in lieu of a gift is a great way to keep your wedding on a budget.

3. Hold the ceremony at home, or outdoors.

Renting a building or function hall for your ceremony and reception can be very expensive. Instead, consider using your own home (or the home of a parent) for your ceremony, or perhaps a public park with a beautiful view.

In each case, you can also have your reception outdoors, creating a picturesque, memorable ceremony while eliminating the cost of renting a venue.

If you go the outdoor route, however, it’s best to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather; you don’t want to get married in a downpour that leaves all your friends and family soaked. That might mean renting a sturdy stretch tent* if rain is forecast, or a few industrial fans if it’s an extremely hot day — or simply stuffing everyone inside the house to wait out a storm.

4. Do the catering yourself, or hire a family-owned restaurant.

For our wedding, we handled our own food preparation and catering with a lot of help from my wife’s family. This drastically reduced the food costs for the ceremony.

If this isn’t your forte, look around your community for a family-owned restaurant and ask the owners directly to cater your wedding. Family-owned restaurants are always the first place to check – they will almost always go the extra mile to make your wedding special and are generally more understanding of your particular budget needs.

5. Go minimal with the flowers.

Instead of spending boatloads of money on flowers that will die shortly after the reception, keep it simple but elegant — for instance, a single rose for each bridesmaid and a very small bouquet for the bride. If you know someone with a rose bush, you can actually make your own bouquets the day before the ceremony by cutting the roses yourself and trimming away the thorns.

Another cheap wedding idea – go with fake flowers instead. It’s likely that no one will even notice, and you could save a bundle by making the arrangements yourself well ahead of time.

6. Skip the groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts.

While it’s considered customary to give gifts to your groomsmen and bridesmaids in some circles, it isn’t always necessary. Instead of buying gifts they may not even want or enjoy, consider writing them a special note to say “thanks” instead. If your friends know that you’re trying to have a frugal wedding, they will understand.

7. Make your own invitations.

With a quality home printer and some time, you can make very classy invitations on your own. My wife and I picked up a simple blank invitation kit on sale at Staples and made our own invitations to our wedding. No pictures or anything – just a very classic font and simple text. It looked stylish and didn’t cost us much at all.

Sites like VistaPrint.com also offer cheap wedding invitations you can order from the comfort of your home. Their options aren’t too fancy, but they’ll certainly do the trick. You can even hire a freelance graphic designer to whip up a custom invitation for you on Fiverr for pretty short money (starting at $5).

8. Borrow stereo equipment or use yours from home.

Rather than hiring a DJ, just use your own home stereo equipment, or equipment you borrow from a friend. Put speakers around the dance floor area – there’s no need to spread them around the entire reception room. Create a playlist on your iPod that features a few hours’ worth of your favorite songs – or see if you have a friend who might want to make a playlist for you. Choosing your own songs is a great way to personalize your entire experience.

9. Stock the bar yourself.

Alcohol is a big expense when it comes to a lot of weddings, and it’s also a big variable you can play around with to cut costs. Instead of opting for a full open bar, for instance, you can save money offering just beer and wine, or a free cocktail hour followed by a cash bar.

If you do rent a function hall, ask if they’ll let you supply your own alcohol instead of using the venue’s, which can be a big money-saver. Look for a discount liquor store in your area, and stock up on the basics: red and white wine and a few types of beer at the very least. If you want to offer a full bar, pick up the standard liquors like vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey, plus a few mixers and soft drinks like sodas and juice.

Keep in mind that while it’s more cost-efficient to buy a keg of beer instead of cases, any leftover beer will go to waste, whereas you can store excess bottles for months. And that’s helpful, since it’s a good idea to overestimate — you don’t want to run out of drinks halfway through the reception.

10. Display ‘vendor cards’ in exchange for reduced rates.

If you’re hiring people to provide services for your reception (musicians, a DJ, florists, caterers, photographers, etc.), offer to advertise for them in exchange for reduced rates.

At the reception, put a small card by each person’s place setting that lists the businesses responsible for each service at the wedding, along with their contact information. Since this tends to be very effective advertising, many businesses will happily provide services at reduced rates in exchange for this opportunity.

11. Contact the local university.

If you’d like live musical accompaniment for the ceremony (and perhaps for the reception), one place to look for lower-cost musicians is your local university’s music department.

Contact them and ask if there are any students who are studying a particular instrument or vocal work and see if they’re available to provide music for a wedding. It can help them develop their resume and save you on this typically pricey part of your wedding.

This goes for photographers as well — if there’s an art school or photography program at your local college, see if there are any talented students or recent grads who would be willing to photograph your wedding at a discount for the portfolio-building experience and exposure they’d receive.

12. Price shop for decorations – and consider buying used.

Michael’s, Paper Warehouse, and Hobby Lobby all have sales throughout the year. If you know what you’re looking for ahead of time, you can simply wait until it goes on sale and “pounce” when the time is right.

Meanwhile, you can also consider buying used centerpieces and decorations. Recent brides often sell their decorations on sites like craigslist.org, and you can save a bundle of money — and effort — going that route.

13. If you’re getting married in your own church, ask the ladies’ auxiliary for help.

Most churches have a women’s organization that is very happy to help with wedding preparation in exchange for a small donation. Get them involved – they can take a lot of worry off your shoulders for a relatively low price.

At our wedding, the “church ladies” were a great help with church decoration and other helpful things on the day of the ceremony.

14. Buy dresses off the rack – and on sale.

If you want to save on bridesmaid dresses, try to avoid ordering custom dresses altogether. Instead, head to a few stores with dresses on sale and see if you can all find something “off the rack.”

This works best if your colors are chosen ahead of time and if the store you’re shopping at carries plenty of sizes. To minimize spats within your wedding party, you can also shop ahead of time and only have them try on dresses you already approve of.

Another cheap wedding idea: Instead of buying new dresses, have every bridesmaid wear a particular color dress they already own.

15. Rent tuxedos as a group, or simply wear matching suits.

Unless you have a specific reason for owning a tuxedo (and few people do), you should rent one. It’s often useful to rent the tuxedos as a group through the same business, as you’ll often get a group rate.

If you don’t want to go the tuxedo route, you can also have all of your groomsmen wear a black suit from home or other matching formal wear.

16. Choose affordable wedding rings.

Wedding bands are traditionally an important part of the marriage ceremony, symbolic of your commitment to each other. That doesn’t mean they have to cost you a fortune.

A typical 14-karat wedding band can cost upwards of $1,000, and wedding website TheKnot says American couples tend to spend about 3% of their overall wedding cost on the rings (plus thousands more on an engagement ring). If you’re trying to pull off your wedding on a budget, this is an area where you can trim costs pretty easily.

Unlike the wedding itself, which is over all too quickly, you’ll (hopefully) be wearing this ring every day for the rest of your life – so it’s important you like the way it looks and feels. But again, that doesn’t mean it has to cost $1,000 or more. Titanium, sterling silver, and other materials are less expensive, durable, and can be personalized for even deeper meaning. Check out some affordable wedding ring options here.

17. Plan a simple honeymoon, not an ostentatious one.

A huge, over-the-top honeymoon might sound fun, but it’s far, far cheaper (and often more enjoyable) to stay closer to home.

Instead of planning a big, expensive trip, focus on what matters: Unwinding after those hectic weeks leading up to your wedding, and savoring some time alone with your new spouse. An 18-hour flight across the world with multiple connections isn’t going to help in that regard.

You could even just hop in the car and spend a week or two seeing all of the local sights you’ve never had time to see until now. Whatever you do, just enjoy this time together.

Bonus idea: If you’re set on a more distant honeymoon, try paying for most of your wedding expenses with a credit card that offers great travel rewards or a sign-up bonus, which could help cover the cost of your flight (but pay off the balance before it accrues any interest).

18. Involve your closest friends and family in the preparations.

As you’re brainstorming cheap wedding ideas, you should get your closest friends and family involved with the details. Quite often, they’ll have surprisingly good ideas that can save you money and effort.

For example, they might know a vendor that would offer you a deal, or have something you could borrow for your special day. Good friends and family are always there to help, and they’ll be especially happy to contribute to such a joyful occasion — so you might as well take advantage of their generosity.

19. Try not to mention the ‘w-word’ at first when hiring a vendor.

Many florists, bakeries, photographers, and musicians mark up their services — sometimes by a lot — just for weddings. Formal gowns are often far more expensive in white. The same cover band that plays at a bar downtown on a Saturday night for $1,000 might charge $5,000 for a wedding. This is partly because of the added pressure and preparation that a wedding involves, but it’s also partly just because they can.

When shopping around, try and get straightforward quotes for the services you need — without mentioning the wedding part at first. You need a tasteful cake for 100 people. (It could be a corporate event or retirement party.) You need someone to photograph an outdoor event for about five hours. (What would they charge to take photos of a high school track meet?)

At some point, you’ll need to come clean and explain that it’s for your wedding, especially before signing a contract. But if you can get a ballpark estimate for the services you need before revealing that it’s actually for your big day, you might have better negotiating leverage when they suddenly try to apply a hefty wedding markup for the exact same service.

20. Plan, plan, plan.

When you’re trying to have a wedding on a budget, it’s important to plan ahead. List everything you can think of and walk through these items step by step.

The earlier you get started – and the more things you think about early on – the less “last-minute stress” you’ll have, and the more time you’ll have to find sales and discounts and research other good ideas.

21. Don’t stress.

Something will probably go wrong at the last minute – a little detail of some sort won’t work out. For example, our pastor almost missed our rehearsal dinner, so we barely rehearsed.

Don’t worry about it. Just assume something little is going to go wrong and avoid the urge to throw money at the problem. Most likely, no one will even notice the little issue, and quite often someone in your wedding party (or someone helping out) will come up with a pretty good solution to fix things.

*If you’re interested in hiring a stretch tent for your perfect day – just turn to Tentickle International Tents. They offer a range of stretch tents and hire around the world, including tent hire Manchester, tent hire Kent, tent hire Essex.

Article source: https://www.thesimpledollar.com/eighteen-tips-for-a-frugal-not-cheap-wedding/

5 Reasons to Hire Stretch Tents

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Looking for stretch tents for hire? Got a big event coming up and trying to decide what type of tent to hire? Not all tents are created equal and while you certainly can’t pick your weather, you can pick your perfect tent. When it comes to the toss-up of choosing between stretch tents or marquees, many prefer to hire stretch tents.

#1 They Give the Appearance of Style

A South African invention that originated from the outdoor trance dance scene in the early ‘90s, also known as Bedouin Tents and Freeform tents, stretch tents are an inspired tent style that is able to transform even the dullest of venues into stylish and magical spaces that will allow for breathtaking backdrops.

#2 Can Be Set Up Anywhere

An extremely stylish and cost-effective alternative to the traditional peg and pole marquee, stretch tents are the latest and greatest in terms of flex tent technology and are widely used for large events, such as weddings, corporate parties, product launches, fairs, festivals and special private parties. Engineered to perfection, flexible and quick to assemble, this is a tent style that will allow you to set up an event on almost any terrain, come rain, thunder or hail. Whether on a mountain top, in the middle of a forest, on a field, in your back garden, on your business premises, on the banks of a river or on the beach.

#3 Found in a Variety of Freeform Organic, Curvaceous Sculpted Shapes

One of the greatest benefits of stretch tent hire is the availability of size. Coming fully open to let in more light and fresh air in summer, or partially closed for a warmer atmosphere in winter, stretch tents can also be joined together or attached to fixed structures to create a covered space of unlimited size. One of the many reasons why so many people prefer stretch tents over marquees are for the different unique and captivating shapes that they offer. Available in the most incredible range of organic, curvaceous sculpted shapes and colours – using creative rigging techniques, we can transform any venue into a glamorous and elegant space.

#4 Waterproof, UV Resistant and Fire Retardant

Made from some of the most advanced flex fabrics in the world, these freeform sculpted stretch tents are not only 100% waterproof, but they are also UV resistant and fire retardant, ensuring that they are immune to just about every type of weather element.

#5 Stretch Tents Offer a Brilliant Branding Opportunity

Fundamental to ensuring maximum brand exposure – every corporate understands the power of branding. Events not only play a vital role in building a corporation’s image, but they also play a huge role in marketing and branding strategies, which is where stretch tents are so advantageous. Ideal for displaying your brand for the entire festival, conference or expo to see – stretch tents can be used to bring your product or company branding to life.

Now that you have some excellent reasons to choose stretch tent hire over any other type of tent, as we see it, the only problem you have now is selecting the right tent hire company. But that can all be made much easier with TentWorx. Situated throughout Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Free, when you partner with TentWorx, you can rest assured that you will receive top-quality service and assistance, irrespective of the size or type of function that you are planning.

To find out more about stretch tents for hire – contact Tentickle International for a comprehensive quote. By working with you every step of the way and achieving exactly what you require, at the right price too – we can certainly help you bring your event to life with stretch tents.

Article source: http://www.tentworx.co.za/5-reasons-to-hire-stretch-tents/

Des décors de chapiteaux grandioses pour votre mariage !

[Note from the blogger:

Every once in a while we try to accommodate our global readers and today we found this great article for our ‘comrades-in-tents’ in France. Thank you, www.mariage-original.com for a fantastic read!]

Pour une décoration digne d’un mariage royal

Envie d’une salle personnalisée à l’occasion d’un mariage au grand air ? Optez pour un mariage sous un grand chapiteau, un chapiteau mariage entre ouvert ou sous une immense tente. Une célébration de mariage se doit, en effet, d’être organisée dans un lieu unique rempli d’une panoplie de décors de chapiteau original pour mariage. Entre un décor avec des lustres accrochés sous la tente et des guirlandes de lierre champêtre suspendues aux plafonds, agrémentez votre lieu de réception de lampions géants, de soliflores, de bouquets de fleurs géants ou d’accessoires de décoration grandioses de votre choix. Outre ces idées, nous avons compilé, pour vous, des idées déco incontournables pour un mariage à la déco grandiose, promettant des moments inoubliables et sensationnels.

Du chapiteau étoilé à la tente des mille et une nuits

Vous souhaitez décorer votre chapiteau élégamment, de sorte que vos convives puissent se sentir comme à la belle étoile, dans une cérémonie digne des mille et une nuits de l’orient. Pour obtenir cet effet ciel étoilé pour votre chapiteau, l’idéal serait d’opter pour des lustres de faux diamants de cristal à suspendre. Glamour, romantisme et élégance se retrouveront dans ce décor avec des lustres accrochés sous la tente. Le lustre ou les guirlandes de cristal tombantes s’illumineront, en effet, grâce aux jeux de lumière. Et quoi de mieux pour illuminer le plus beau jour de votre vie que des cristaux de diamant scintillant à la manière d’un ciel étoilé ? Il est également possible de dériver le style « ciel étoilé » en optant par exemple pour des lanternes de papier colorées. En ajoutant votre touche personnelle à ces lanternes, pourquoi pas quelques boules disco autour, vos invités auront l’impression que plusieurs soleils se sont donné rendez-vous pour illuminer votre soirée et emplir vos invités de souvenirs inoubliables.

Nos astuces pour avoir une jolie déco de mariage champêtre sous un chapiteau

Pour un mariage au plus proche de la nature, de jour comme de nuit, le mieux serait d’opter pour un chapiteau entre-ouvert. Avec une vue imprenable sur la nature environnante, il sera aisé d’obtenir un joli décor de chapiteau original pour mariage dans ce type de chapiteau. Ici, le décor avec des lustres accrochés au plafond reste d’actualité. Lustres de faux cristal, de bouquets de fleurs ou faits de lanternes suspendues agrémentés de feuilles tombantes siéront parfaitement à votre déco champêtre. Avec le mariage entre les lanternes blanches et le vert des feuilles, vous obtiendrez un somptueux décor de chapiteau avec lanternes géantes . Agrémentez ce décor d’éléments naturels à l’instar de guirlandes de lierre champêtre suspendues aux plafonds, contrastant élégamment avec le reste de votre décoration faite de feuillages et de compositions florales.

Une magnifique tente décorée pour un mariage de nuit

Pour un mariage de nuit, il est préférable d’opter pour une tente ou un chapiteau entre ouvert. L’obscurité de la nuit rehaussera, en effet, la tente décorée de nuit pour un mariage ou le décor de chapiteau entre ouvert. Pour ce dernier, c’est-à-dire le décor de chapiteau entre ouvert, ne lésinez pas sur les éléments naturels pour un décor rendant hommage à la générosité de Mère-nature. Des bouquets de fleurs suspendus alternés avec des lustres de faux diamants, des guirlandes de feuilles ou des lianes vertes auxquelles seront suspendues des soliflores ronds sont autant d’idées pour obtenir un joli décor de chapiteau original pour mariage. Utilisez la même décoration, agrémentée d’un décor avec des lustres accrochés sous la tente, pour une magnifique tente décorée  pour un mariage de nuit, sans oublier les sources de lumière : des bougies par terre ou sur les tables, des boules lumineuses accrochées au plafond… Au bord de l’eau ou dans un écrin de verdure, votre réception de mariage champêtre sous un chapiteau sera placée sous le signe du glamour et de l’élégance tout en assurant une communion exclusive avec la nature. Avec ces idées de décor de chapiteau original pour mariage et un peu d’imagination et de créativité, vous obtiendrez la décoration de mariage de vos rêves, une déco dans laquelle la convivialité, l’amour et la simplicité seront assurément au rendez-vous, de quoi faire votre bonheur et la joie de vos convives.

Source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/des-decors-de-chapiteaux-grandioses-pour-votre-mariage

 

The Event Industry’s Love Affair with Stretch Tents

We fell in love with these sophisticated tents at first sight, and continually strive to service and support the event industry’s ensuing romance.

What, you may ask, is it about stretch tents that the global event industry can’t get enough?

In a word: SUAVE.

S: Stylish Good looks

It’s plain and simple: Stretch tents look fantastic. The organic texture of the fabric, together with the natural dips and curves of the membranes, aesthetically set them apart from most other event tents. And when the sun goes down, the addition of some simple lighting turns a stretch tent into something quite majestic.

U: Usability

In comparison to traditional marquees, even large stretch tent structures (+300m²) disassemble into relatively small components packed into bags – making storing and transportation a breeze. The setup and breakdown times are also greatly reduced, with a maximum of only five riggers required for very large structures.

A: Adaptability

Unlike traditional frame marquees, stretch tents can be set up to take on different configuration, depending on the occasion and weather, and without compromising on their stylish good looks.

By simply shifting where you peg and by using different length poles, the same tent can be set up as either a “floating” canopy or with as many “sides” on the ground as the event planner or client desires.

V: Versatility

The fact that stretch tents do not require a set foot print to be erected, together with their ability to be rigged off buildings and around obstacles, has given event organisers and venues the possibility to make use of space that was not previously possible. This attribute alone is a major contributing factor to the increased demand for stretch tents.

E: Engineered Quality Fabrics

The knitted base fabric of our stretch tents have enhanced thermal and sound absorbing qualities, other than the normal PVC used in traditional marquees. Stretch tents are also available in many different colours – qualities any event organiser would be pleased about.

If you would like more information about stretch tent hire, get in touch with Tentickle Stretch Tents. Tentickle Stretch Tents offer stretch tent hire, as well as sales.

Article source: https://www.rhitents.com/event-industry-stretch-tents/

Tips & Ideas for Your Marquee Wedding

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A marquee wedding… we must confess, we just love them. We can’t help but be impressed with the fabulous things couples do when they have a blank canvas to work with. And the guests? Well, they just love a marquee wedding – because, what’s not to love? They get the best of indoors and outdoors, and a wonderful intimate party feeling even when hundreds are attending. If this sounds good to you, here’s some key info to get you started.

Hiring a marquee

The Outdoor Wedding Company – these are your guys if you’re looking for something different. They’re the providers of stretch tents – unique-looking structures erected on poles and ropes, very festival in feeling, and unlimited in size and configuration options. They come both as roof-only or with side enclosures, and are weatherproof, stylish and modern.

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Marquee Weddings in Ireland – is it a tent? Is it a conservatory? It’s the best of both! Their hardwall systems have that stunning marquee look overhead, while the sides are made of see-through aluminium frames. With this structure, you can admire the views while staying comfortable inside. A fab look in the summer, this design is particularly perfect for a marquee wedding in the cooler months too.

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Marquee Marvel Ltd – the place to go for packages customised to your budget, and stylish traditional marquees. Tents can be erected on any surface, come with wooden floors, and all equipment is designed for maximum functionality and elegance. A huge variety of furniture and lighting options is also available – so tailoring your marquee wedding isn’t ever a problem.

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Things to think about

Of all the reasons to have a marquee wedding, looks definitely take the top spot – the tents are simply gorgeous. But there are so many other reasons why you should! How about:

  • Catering – hire whoever you like
  • Huge flexibility with guest numbers
  • No usual fees like corkage or room hire
  • An enclosed tent is a safe space for kids
  • Doing your own thing – personalise as much as you like
  • Your own exclusive space – no sharing a venue with other couples
  • Work all year round – yes, you could have a marquee in the winter
  • A complete blank canvas – whatever decor you want, you shall have
  • Pitch anywhere – yes, you could have your wedding wherever you like
  • No quitting time – depending where you pitch, you could really party all night

If you’re considering a marquee wedding, we recommend not waiting until the last minute. Between May and September, marquees are in huge demand, so starting your research early and booking well in advance is best.

There are five things that make a marquee wedding different from a venue wedding. These are: the loos, power supply, chillout area, heating/cooling, and furniture. Many marquee companies will supply all these themselves, or will recommend trusted suppliers. Read our ‘where to start’ guide to make everything simple, and to make sure you ask all the right questions when hiring your supplier.

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Marquee decor

Being clever with your booking time also means arranging everything will be much easier – after all, this is your blank canvas. Whatever you imagine, it can be created – so start the planning as soon as you can.

Having a completely blank canvas for your marquee wedding decor is exhilirating, but it could also be intimidating. How do you fill all that space? Don’t worry – it’s not all going to be empty. Once you agree on the layout of furniture, stage, dance floor and chillout area, you’ll find most of the area is filled – leaving you a much smaller job to do. Your marquee company will likely be providing all the furniture too, and they’ll discuss the layouts with you once you make your booking. Or if you’re hiring a separate supplier, you’ll need to take the essential information like size, shape and number of guests, and work out the plan in a meeting.

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Many brides think something must be done with the great expanse of space overhead – but the truth is, it looks elegant on its own, and doesn’t need much embellishment at all. You could take the focus away from the ceiling by going for a beautiful theme with the tables. This could be one strong colour accent, or big floral arrangements for centrepieces, or every table done in a different colour. Standing plants and trees are also a great and easy decorating option you could hire.

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f you’re having a Christmas-time marquee wedding, some of the space will probably be taken up by the tree and festive embellishments. You could have this anytime during December – people are already quite in the festive spirit by then, and your gorgeous decor will make them feel extra jolly for sure.

There are some decorations that look particularly good in a marquee – it just seems to fit! These are: bunting, pom-poms or lanterns hanging from the ceiling, and strings of lights. They can all be hired, bought or inexpensively made. And if you’d like even more ideas, here are 8 ways to decorate a wedding marquee.

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Looking for an exceptional beautiful wedding tent? For marquee hire, Dublin or marquee hire, Cork’s top supplier of stretch tents are Tentickle Tents. Give them a call to discuss your specific needs.

Article source: https://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/tips-ideas-for-your-marquee-wedding/

The key questions to ask when you hire a marquee

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You have to make sure all angles are covered when you come to hire a marquee because they can literally hold your party together. Maybe it’s a 40th birthday party you are organising or a wedding reception you’re thinking of hosting in a marquee…whatever the occasion, here’s what you need to ask before you sign up.

What sizes do you offer?

This usually depends on the hirer having a rough idea of numbers because you don’t want people to be squashed into a tiny space nor do you want an empty marquee, so choose your size wisely. The most realistic estimate you can give them is the best you can do, after all, closer to the time you can’t predict people dropping out or coming on board at the last minute.

Which kinds of marquees do you have?

There are lots of shapes to consider in your hunt for the perfect marquee. Traditional, tipi, yurt and stretch tent are just some of the styles out there so, depending on the atmosphere you want to create, it’s worth shopping around to pick the best shape for purpose.

Are your marquees insured?

Check if the marquee hire company has public liability insurance and damage waivers in place, and whether you need to get any further insurance to protect yourself. Even better, if they are members of MUTA, it means they must follow MUTA’s industry-leading Best Practice Guide and be legal, decent, honest and truthful.

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Will you be able to sort out the practicalities for me?

Toilets, electrics, heating, catering and refrigeration…someone needs to make sure it’s looked after. The question here is: will you be able to let the marquee company take these issues off your hands or is it something you have to arrange for yourself? Either way, make sure you know before you proceed.

What extras will you need?

It depends entirely on the occasion but you need to consider what extra items you’ll need to entertain guests. A marquee for a wedding will need a good supply of tables and chairs; it’s worth looking into sorting a dance floor for an 18th birthday and corporate events require a good sound system for speeches. If you know what you need, ask if they can take care of this for you.

How do we choose a site?

Find out what is and what isn’t possible for the site you choose. If you don’t have a site in mind, the company should be able to find one for you in your preferred area. One typical problem you might encounter along the way is the issue of uneven or sloping ground. Most companies will be able to provide a range of options to cater for your needs, for instance, a raised platform can get around the problem of a slope.

This is a great starting point for anyone thinking about the first steps of hiring a marquee, and there are many more points we could cover. If you’re looking at stretch tent hire, uk or internationally, contact us and a member of our team will happily assist you.

 

Article source: http://blog.igloodisco.co.uk/the-key-questions-to-ask-when-you-hire-a-marquee

4 CONSEILS POUR UN MARIAGE PARFAIT À THÈME CHAPITEAU

Mariage thème chapiteau est un choix populaire cette année pour apporter des touches domestiques chics en plein air! Avec un style intelligent, vous pouvez avoir le meilleur des deux mondes et de créer un environnement confortable qui ne doit pas être influé par la météo! Avec tout, il y a certains aspects pratiques à prendre en considération lors de l’exécution d’un événement avec succès pour un grand nombre de personnes – à considérer d’abord et avant tout, si tel est la solution pour votre journée!

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Ne pas oublier les supplémentaire

Avant de mettre le chapiteau de mariage sur le coeur, rappelez-vous qu’il ya beaucoup de supplémentaire qui engagent d’autres frais. Vous aurez besoin d’embaucher tout pour aller dans les chapiteau, tapis, restauration, matériel de cuisine, meubles, revêtements de sol, éclairage, couverts, vaisselle, verres et le personnel!

Vous ne pouvez pas vous marier dans un chapiteau

Au Royaume-Uni seulement des structures permanentes qui répondent aux exigences spécifiques peuvent être autorisés pour les mariages. Vous aurez besoin d’une licence de cérémonie à l’avance, puis profiter de votre réception sous le chapiteau avec vos proches!

Connaître votre espace

Assurez-vous que vous êtes au courant de la taille de votre tente. Demandez à l’entreprise pour les plans d’étage pour vous assurer qu’il y a assez de place pour adapter l’ensemble des tables, piste de danse et tout mobilier supplémentaire avec le gâteau se tenir debout. Vous aurez également besoin d’assez de place pour le personnel d’attente pour se déplacer les tables pour servir vos invités!

Ne jamais sous-estimer la chaleur

Il surprend toujours les gens sous la chaleur qu’il reçoit dans un chapiteau plein de gens sur une journée d’été. Tenez cela à l’esprit pour le bien de vos invités, des gâteaux et des fleurs! Fournir des ventilateurs ou des unités de conditionnement d’air et les démarrez juste avant tout le monde arrive si il fait un jour particulièrement chaud!

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Original source: http://www.souscharme.com/blog/4-conseils-pour-un-mariage-parfait-a-theme-chapiteau/

Traumhafte Ideen für Hochzeitszelte

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Was gibt es wohl schöneres als unter freiem Himmel seine Hochzeit zu zelebrieren? Zuerst eine romantische Trauung im Freien, dann das Dinner auf der großen Wiese … Und Dank einem kreativen Hochzeitszelt können Sie auch bei ein Bisschen Regen das Fest genießen! Wir haben ein paar traumhafte Ideen dazu …

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Sie heiraten am Strand? Dann ist doch dieses kleine aber feine Hochzeitszelt aus Tüchern und Stäben, die im Sand stecken, doch die ideale Idee! Stellen Sie dazu viele kleine Zelte für Ihre Hochzeitsgäste bereit, wo es kleine Snacks und kühle Drinks bis zum Dinner gibt. Und ganz nebenbei kann man dem Rauschen des Meeres lauschen … Romantischer geht nicht!

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Wer bei seiner Hochzeitslocation in heimischen Gefilden auch einen Park oder eine große Wiese zur Verfügung hat, der kann seine Hochzeitszeremonie nicht nur im Freienabhalten, sondern kann auch gleich das Dinner und die komplette Hochzeitsfeier unter freiem Himmel abhalten. Natürlich benötigt es auch hierfür ein Zelt als Schutz für Sonne, Wind oder ein paar Tropfen Regen. Bei Schönwetter können Sie dieses dann ganz einfach offen gestalten, sodass man von der Natur und dem Sonnenschein noch etwas mitbekommt. Abends beleuchten dann Laternen und Lampions das Zelt.

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Natürlich darf auch bei Hochzeitszelten nicht die passende Hochzeitsdekoration fehlen. Hängen Sie im Innenbereich Lampions für die Beleuchtung  von der Decke, Pompons aus Papier in den Hochzeitsfarben und Blumendekorationen. Der Kreativität sind dabei keine Grenzen gesetzt. Auch die Tischdekoration darf ruhig pompös und dekorativ daherkommen. Schließlich isst auch in einem Zelt das Auge mit.

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Wer Platz genug hat, der kann für eine gemütliche Chillout-Ecke im Zelt sorgen. Dazu müssen Sie sich nicht unbedingt Möbel leihen, eine rustikale Dekoration zum Beispiel können ebenso Heuballen sein, die mit Tüchern und Pölstern in Szene gesetzt werden. Oder wie wäre es mit einer alten Couch?

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Natürlich ist es nicht immer leicht eine große Hochzeitsgesellschaft in eine Zelt zu bringen. Dazu bedarf es schon ein richtig großes … Damit große Zelte nicht unschön aussehen, sollten Sie dafür sorgen, dass diese eine luftig leichte Optik haben. Umso größer das Hochzeitszelt, desto eher sollten Sie die Wände offen lassen. Die richtige Beleuchtung im Innenteil sorgt noch einmal für eine tolle Wirkung.

Lesen Sie mehr zum Thema Hochzeitsgestaltung in Ihrem Zankyou Hochzeitsmagazin und lassen Sie sich für Ihre Hochzeit inspirieren. Inzwischen können Sie auch Kontakt mit diesen Hochzeitsdeko-Profis aufnehmen: Das Deko-Team, Evetichwill, Blickfang Event Design, La Deko, Stuhlhussenverleih Sanorin. Für Stretch Hochzeitszelte besuchen Tentickle Stretch Zelte Deutchland.

Article source: https://www.zankyou.de/p/traumhafte-ideen-fur-hochzeitszelte-69992

10 Amazing Outdoor Wedding Venues In The UK

Today’s post is written by the super cool Deirdre McGinnis from Chic & Boutique Wedding Venues. Deirdre curates only the coolest, hippest and most fabulous wedding venues on Chic & Boutique and I’m thrilled that today, especially for Smashing The Glass, she’s picked out ten extraordinary outdoor wedding venues in the UK.  These ten gorgeous al fresco gems cover every kind of style and taste, and are suitable for capacities of 50 to 500.

Do you dream of getting married outdoors under the British skies? Are you a child of nature? The sort who longs to commune with the outdoors and feel the weather on your face, even if it is British weather? Believe it or not, London and the UK have a veritable bounty of outdoor venues available for wedding receptions and ceremonies, and I’ve picked out my top ten today, for your perusal.

Whilst the venues we’ve selected here can’t offer you, say, a Malibu sunset, what they can offer you is a fresh, open air experience alongside the beautiful elegance of an English Wedding. If you’ve ever considered having your chuppah outdoors, you absolutely need to acquaint yourself with these fabulous al fresco venues.

KEW GARDENS, RICHMOND, SURREY

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If there’s an Elvis Presley of Botanical Gardens then the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew would truly be the ‘King’.

Kew’s Palm House is a vast, light, lofty space that accommodates enormous tropical large palms, boasts 16,000 panes of glass and is considered the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structure in the world. The Palm House is the most original backdrop for your outdoor wedding that could take place in one of the four venues on offer at this multi-venue location.

First, offering the perfect outdoor experience, is Cambridge Cottage, which is the former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge. Within the cottage grounds is the Duke’s Garden which is perfect for outdoor drinks, photographs, summer barbeques and garden parties. A chuppah would look stunning here too.

The Garden comes with the Drawing Room, licensed for ceremonies for up to 80 guests and the adjoining Gallery housing beautiful botanical artwork which can also accommodate 80 guests for a sit down dinner. Alternatively both rooms and the garden can be hired for a standing reception of 150.

Next there’s The Nash Conservatory which is licensed for ceremonies of up to 200 guests. If desired, the Nash Conservatory and lawn may be used to erect a chuppah for a religious ceremony, followed by pre-dinner drinks before moving on to the Orangery for an evening wedding dinner and dance.

Other venues available for hire at Kew Gardens include The Princess of Wales Conservatory and The Orangery.

Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew | Richmond| Surrey TW9 3AB | +44 (0)20 8332 5655

THE ROOF GARDENS, KENSINGTON, LONDON

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Flamingos and Mandarin ducks thriving in an abundance of nature on the roof of number 99 Kensington High Street, anyone? In the heart of London there’s an oasis of ‘wow’ for when you want to create an outdoor wedding with charm, originality and elegance. It’s a a venue that gives you the best of both worlds: a garden setting with a convenient city location.

The Roof Gardens include The Spanish Garden, based on the Alhambra in Granada which has a distinct Moorish flavour; The Tudor Garden which uses red brick walls and four Tudor style arches to take you back to another age and The English Woodland Garden which blooms with colour when thousands of narcissus, crocus, muscari, snowdrops, and bluebells burst into life every Spring. The English Woodland is also where the birds live including Mandarin and Carolina Wood Ducks which are native to the Southern hemisphere as well as the star resident Flamingos.

You can have your chuppah in one of its beautiful gardens, and then have your reception indoors if you choose to, much like Lee Ann and Andre did at their Roof Gardens Jewish wedding featured on Smashing The Glass. The Roof Gardens is also great for small or large weddings as it can host standing receptions for up to 500, sit down dinners for 200 or a more intimate wedding for only 50.

The Roof Gardens | 99 Kensington High Street | London W8 5SA | +44 (0)20 7368 3993

BMA HOUSE, BLOOMSBURY, LONDON

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You might think a grade II listed British Medical Association building in the heart of Bloomsbury might seem too formal, too stuffy even.

Yet BMA House is full of pleasant surprises. Although it holds a wedding licence within four rooms; The Great Hall, John Snow Room, Sir James Paget Room and The Prince’s, its true secret lies in its two, quite unknown, beautiful and peaceful outdoor spaces; The Courtyard and The Garden.

The stunning outdoor Courtyard boasts a very cool central fountain and surrounding statues, providing a stylish setting for your drinks reception and entertainment and is ideal for larger wedding receptions of up to 200 guests.

The Garden provides a romantic outside space for those smaller, more intimate weddings. This private and tranquil space has a beautiful water feature and offers exquisite surroundings for those unforgettable photographs in the sunshine.

BMA House has everything from historic indoor elegance to enchanting outdoor gardens and courtyards, and all in the heart of central London and within walking distance of three mainline stations (Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras). Indoors or outdoors, this wedding venue will not disappoint.

BMA House | Tavistock Square | London WC1H 9JP | +44 (0)20 7874 7020

THE OYSTER SHED, CITY OF LONDON

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How about a riverside venue with breathtaking views of the Thames and The Shard? An impressive glass house of floor to ceiling curved windows, The Oyster Shed makes an awesome wedding venue and can be hired exclusively at weekends.

The pub also has a small ground floor outdoor terrace which brings the event even closer to the river Thames and can be used for a drinks reception and entertainment whilst the rest of your wedding takes place inside. With such wonderful high ceilings this space feels light and airy. The sensation of being outside is wonderfully achieved without having to actually experience the unreliable London weather….

The Oyster Shed can host weddings for 200 seated or 400 standing and can cater for many styles of weddings, from a seated champagne breakfast or an evening canapé reception with space for bands, DJ and dancing. Because The Oyster Shed is spread over two floors with an outside terrace it allows for great flexibility and offers a variety of unique spaces for your event.

The Oyster Shed | 1 Angel Lane | London EC4R 3AB | +44 (0)20 7256 3240

NO. 4 HAMILTON PLACE, MAYFAIR, LONDON

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No. 4 Hamilton Place is like the tardis of Central London venues. From the outside this stately Edwardian Town House is grand and elegant. Inside though is an array of ornate and spacious rooms, including the beautiful, private and heated(!) Roof Terrace with stunning views across Park Lane and Hyde Park.

The Argyll Room tantalizes with double bow glass window doors which open directly onto the 1st floor Terrace. This provides an indoor retreat if the ‘great British weather’ doesn’t hold up. You can host a standing reception for 200 or a sit down dinner for 120 in both The Argyll Room and Terrace.

The Terrace is one of a select few locations in Central London (Mayfair to be precise) offering an exclusive outside space in a garden terrace setting.

The exquisite event spaces at No 4. are steeped in history; it was the Duke of Wellington’s home a year before Waterloo. Besides the Louis XVI gilt cornicing, the chandeliers, the bow windows, the amazing baroque staircase and the stunning view of Hyde Park and Park Lane, its crowning feature for some would be is the heated terrace, which can host a religious ceremony with a chuppah right after the civil ceremony for which No. 4 Hamilton Place also has a license.

This venue and its outdoor terrace are impressive and will help create a baroque and stunning wedding like no other, and it’s in the heart of Mayfair, central London, which also makes it convenient for you and your guests.

No. 4 Hamilton Place | 4 Hamilton Place | London W1J 7BQ | +44 (0)20 7670 4314

WEST RESERVOIR CENTRE, STOKE NEWINGTON, LONDON

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Hidden away in North East London and overlooking the the vast West Reservoir, The West Reservoir Centre is an absolute gem and a brilliant place for a wedding. It features a 1930s red-brick tower with amazing industrial structural and design elements.

Flooded by natural light in its steely interior structuring, your wedding reception will be enhanced further by the two wooden outdoor terraces overlooking the glistening water. This venue experience is like no other in North London and truly is a one-of-a-kind venue.

Doubling up as a sailing centre by day, this space can be converted into a stylish and quirky event venue for any kind of wedding. This is a four-storey structure with the Main Tower featuring original water processing equipment situated high above the heads of the guests. This adds a sense of history and engineerial wonder to your wedding event.

If your family, or your soon-to-be spouses family, are of an engineering background, they will love this venue, plus the tranquility of the reservoir of water, unbelievably situated in central London, makes it the perfect space for a peaceful and relaxed wedding day.

The West Reservoir Centre | Green Lanes | London N4 2HA | +44 (0)20 8442 8116

THE BINGHAM, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, SURREY

(MAX CAPACITY 150)

The Bingham is a magnificent riverside wedding venue that is situated so close to the river that, if you were so inclined, you could moor your own boat for a spot of punting!

Not only does this elegant hotel and its Bingham Garden Rooms offer a romantic riverside setting for your wedding day, its ever-so-charming Bingham Garden and private terrace are both accessed via a private entrance from the river (or road).

The Bingham holds a civil wedding license and has 15 bedrooms that have been beautifully and individually designed in a bespoke art deco inspired style which you and your guests can enjoy following your big day.

With gentle views of the beautiful Surrey end of the river Thames, The Bingham’s riverside Secret Garden is probably one of the most romantic and intimate settings for a London wedding .

The Bingham | 61-63 Petersham Road | Richmond TW10 6UT | +44 (0)20 8940 0902

THE SECRET WALLED GARDEN AT WASING, ALDERMASTON, BERKSHIRE

(MAX CAPACITY 200)

Ever find yourself daydreaming about a quintessentially English garden wedding? Then you should definitely check out The Secret Walled Garden at the 4,000 acre Wasing Estate.

Set in beautiful Berkshire, Wasing Estate is the most impressive manifestation of English Countryside you will find within a stone’s throw of London.

To get to the The Secret Walled Garden first you must pass through the enchanting Yorkstone ‘rose walkway’ which leads to the charming Folly. It’s licensed for civil ceremonies, and makes a terrific backdrop for a chuppah.

This hidden gem is the most idyllic place to get married, an ideal setting for couples to make their vows while the guests overlook the picturesque countryside.

Alternatively, after a ceremony elsewhere on the estate, you could take your guests through the iron gateway into the Secret Walled Garden for a spectacular wedding reception.

And if you thought there couldn’t be anymore amazing attractions at this venue then you were wrong!

Want to go ever further back to nature? Olde English not olde enough for you? Well Wasing Park also features ‘Woodland Weddings’ which are set amongst the magical ancient woodland of Wasing Estate. The eco-friendly Woodland Venue offers couples a tranquil space for their special day and is great for a festival style outdoor wedding.

Wasing Park itself is also a truly unique experience overall. It also offers an exclusive use barn wedding venue at the Castle Barn for receptions, there’s the pretty Victorian Summerhouse for outdoor weddings and the Garden Room to host civil ceremonies and partnerships as well. Wasing park also offers its own boutique hotel, the Stables Lodge which has the most impressive ‘Honeymoon Suite’ and a further 22 stylish bedrooms, perfect for your family and friends.

The Secret Walled Garden at Wasing | Wasing Lane | Reading, West Berkshire RG7 4NG | +44 (0)118 971 3634

PORT LYMPNE MANSION GARDENS & TERRACES, LYMPNE, NEAR HYTHE, KENT

(MAX CAPACITY 180)

Ah, the Port Lympne Mansion Hotel. This Edwardian Mansion, in Kent has really super stunning grounds with beautiful fountains, enchanting gardens and terraces, all of which can be enjoyed outside or in…

Unusually, situated in the 600 acre reserve, near Ashford, (the garden of England) Kent and home to the UK’s most authentic safari experience, Port Lympne Mansion is a truly original and ‘wild’ experience.

Couples are fortunate enough to be able to choose from a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations within the grounds to say their vows.

The chuppah can easily take place on the romantic, Italian inspired outdoor terraces. The groomed and spectacular gardens also offer a wonderful backdrop for memorable photographs with fountains cascading into ornamental ponds, vivid blooms (in summer) and dramatic walkways including the magnificent Trojan Steps – decorated with mystical Egyptian friezes.

Alternatively, in the winter months, ceremonies can be conducted in one of the gloriously decorated ground floor rooms. For example, The Aspinall Suite, adjoining the Mansion offers the ideal venue for eating, drinking and dancing after the ceremony, no matter what the weather holds in store.

Port Lympne reserve is also the only wild animal park in the UK offering a variety of short break accommodations, including luxury glamping at multi award winning Livingstone Lodge, longer stays at Elephant Lodge , Livingstone Cottage and Port Lympne Mansion, boutique hotel. Wedding parties can opt to stay in any of the unique accommodations prior to and after the special day.

From elegant Edwardian architecture, ornate and spectacular gardens to the beauty of African wildlife and glamping, Port Lympne Reserve and Mansion Hotel would make a very special and once in a lifetime (wedding day) experience.

Port Lympne Mansion | Aldington Road | Lympne | Hythe | Kent CT21 4PD | +44 (0)844 842 4647

HIX OYSTER & FISH HOUSE, LYME REGIS, DORSET

(MAX CAPACITY 100)

If you “do like to be beside the seaside” and you fancy an elegant seaside wedding (with top quality food of course) then Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis is the restaurant wedding venue for you (and having ‘oyster’ in the venue title is perfect for the Jew-ish amongst you!).

With uninterrupted views of the Jurassic coastline, this is easily one of the most picturesque restaurants in the South West. Combined with its glowing foodie credentials, provided by none other than Mark Hix , this is the perfect spot for an intimate seaside wedding.

Hix Oyster & Fish House can be exclusively hired to host wedding receptions of up to 100 standing or 50 seated for dinner. The light and airy indoor dining room provides panoramic views of the coastline giving you the feel of being outside. Or if you want to actually be outside your guests can enjoy a cocktail reception on the terrace for 30 guests or a more intimate sit down meal for only 20.

Another fantastic feature of this restaurant is that it is also fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

And at the end of the night when you, your new spouse and all of your guests are tired of eating and dancing the night away, they can all simply walk down the street to the pre-booked rooms at The Townhouse, an elegant Georgian townhouse owned and designed by Mark Hix himself.

But the classic Mark Hix touch doesn’t stop there – a HIX Breakfast Hamper is delivered to each of the rooms at 8.30am every morning. There’s even a communal kitchen providing guests with facilities to prepare a late night snack for themselves.

Now in my book, if you are a foodie couple of any description this restaurant and hotel are the perfect solution to your palate wedding dreams.

Hix Oyster & Fish House | Cobb Road, Lyme Regis | DT7 3JP | +44 (0)1297 446910

Article source: http://www.smashingtheglass.com/outdoor-wedding-venues-uk/

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14 quirky wedding venues in Birmingham and the West Midlands

From cinemas to spitfires, we look at the more unusual places to host your wedding day in and around Birmingham.

A wedding should be unique and special to the bride and groom, something that reflects their love, dreams and aspirations.

But sometimes you have to look outside of the normal wedding fairs to find a place that’s truly unusual.

Perhaps you’d like to tie the knot at a place where Shakespeare took to the stage? Or arrive at your wedding by boat? Maybe you’d like to host your reception under the wings of a Spitfire? Or set the day at a location that has hosted world leaders and film stars?

Scroll through our gallery to see pictures of stunning venues for weddings and receptions in Birmingham and across the Midlands.

Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Why not hold your memorable day in the oldest cinema in the country? The main theatre of The Electric in Station Street has a central aisle for the bride and groom to walk along and raked seating so all the guests can see them tie the knot in art deco glamour. Perfect for fans of the silver screen or a bride who fancies an elegant 1920s style wedding gown. There’s also a cocktail bar.

The Ice House, Digbeth

For something completely different, why not try The Ice House, an amazing 19th century warehouse which fronts onto the Grand Union Canal meaning the bride and groom can arrive by boat if they choose! The Ice House is the centrepiece of The Bond Company on Fazeley Street, Digbeth which has a cobbled entrance and planted courtyards, which make for pretty pictures. There is also the Waterside room, which has stunning historic features, and The Gatehouse, which is located across the wharf and boasts grand floor-to-ceiling windows and a sheltered canopy.

St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Hold your wedding at a place where Shakespeare took to the stage! For the past six centuries, St Mary’s has hosted kings, queens, princesses and playwrights during its vivid history spanning over six centuries. Now it is possible to married in one of the three unique and historic rooms in this fascinating medieval hall.

West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley

Go on safari, have an encounter with exotic animals and enjoy the thrills of a rollercoaster with a unique wedding at this Worcestershire attraction. Spring Grove House is set in the grounds of park and its elegant Georgian exterior compliments its stunning colonial interior.

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth

Have a fairy tale wedding at this theme park .The Tower Suite at the hotel has a Victorian themed facade and elegant outside garden space, red carpet entrance and dance floor with chandeliers.These gardens lend itself beautifully for a wedding underneath a tent. Bedouin-inspired stretch tents provide excellent shelter and creates an elegant and unique venue. Find out more about tent hire in Birmingham by visit the site of Tentickle Stretch Tents UK.

And there are loads of great photo opportunities around Drayton Manor Theme Park – be it hand-in-hand by the lake or riding on the old-fashioned carousel.

St Andrew’s Football Ground, Birmingham

Footie fans can get hitched at St Andrew’s

The suites at Birmingham City Football Club can cater for parties of all sizes, whether you want a grand scale wedding or just a small intimate reception. They even have dedicated wedding planners to look after the couple’s every need. Three of their reception rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and all the catering can be done in-house.

The Old Library, Digbeth

Share your nuptials in what was once one of Birmingham’s first free libraries. The Old Library – set in the Custard Factory – dates back to 1866 and boasts soaring vaulted ceilings, original windows and Victorian Gothic elegance. This romantic setting is flooded with natural daylight and is walking distance from the city centre, which makes it even more unusual as you would expect to have to travel to the countryside for a venue like this.

Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel

The 16th home of the first Baronet of Castle Bromwich, Sir Edward Devereux, has been beautifully restored as a hotel. Set in 10 acres of beautiful mature walled gardens, Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel still boasts many original features including exposed wooden floors, intricate stone carvings and roaring log fires sympathetically combined with stylish modern furnishings, fabrics and finishes.

Thinktank, Millennium Point

Host canapés under the wings of Spitfire or Hurricane fighter planes with a wedding reception at Thinktank

The venue boasts versatile spaces, dramatic architecture and fascinating museum exhibits, including a digital Planetarium.

Highbury Hall, Moseley

Birmingham’s famous MP Joseph Chamberlain built picturesque Highbury Hall in Yew Tree Road, Moseley as a family home in 1878.

Fully restored to its original period design, this Grade II listed mansion offers a country setting even though it is just three miles from the city centre.

The Council House, Victoria Square

If you’re looking for a venue with a wow-factor, why not try The Council House ? This stunning Grade II listed building has welcomed members of the royal family, world leaders and film stars over the years. The architecture dates back to the 19th century and is impressive, from the grand staircase to the views over Victoria Square.

Austin Court, Brindleyplace

Once a metal and nail merchants, Austin Court is now a beautifully restored listed building with heavy beams and bright windows which give its Waterside Room an airy, rustic feel. What’s more it’s a peaceful waterside setting right in the heart of Brindley place’s canal district, making it easy for all your guests to reach. It also has a landscaped courtyard which is great for photographs.

Kenilworth Castle

Get married in a place that was built upon a true love story. In 1575, Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I, built Kenilworth Castle in order to impress her. More than five centuries have gone by and today you can get married in this stunning Elizabethan location, which can be exclusively yours for the day. The re-created Elizabethan Garden featuring a Renaissance aviary, carved arbours, an 18ft high marble fountain, and a perfumed colourful planting scheme is an added attraction.

Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry

A 12th Century Cistercian Abbey makes for a location that is as stunning as it is unusual. Coombe Abbey stands in 500 acres of parkland, overlooking a moat and lake with formal gardens, thus offering fabulous photographic opportunities for traditional weddings. It also has caterers approved for Asian weddings and can offer a marquee big enough for 500 people!

Article source: https://stretchtentdesign.tumblr.com/post/159147778544/14-quirky-wedding-venues-in-birmingham-and-the-west-midl

Sept détails souvent oubliés lors d’un mariage

Un mariage nécessite la planification d’une foule de choses. Dans la folie de cette préparation, plusieurs petits trucs peuvent échapper à votre attention! Suite aux cinq conseils photo pour les futurs mariés, voici maintenant sept détails à ne pas oublier lors de la préparation d’un mariage afin de vous aider à rendre cette journée parfaite.

  1. Le plan B en cas de mauvais temps – les chapiteaux

Tout le monde souhaite avoir une température parfaite lors de son grand jour, mais Dame Nature peut avoir une autre idée derrière la tête! Planifiez donc un plan de secours à l’avance pour ne pas être pris au dépourvu si la pluie décide de s’inviter. Lors d’un mariage extérieur, un chapiteau est souvent privilégié pour y tenir la réception, mais il peut aussi être utilisé pour la cérémonie en cas de mauvais temps. En ce qui à trait aux photographies, prévoyez avoir des parapluies sous la main pour vous et les membres de votre cortège. À moins d’un orage violent, il sera possible de sortir quelques minutes à l’extérieur pour faire vos photos en vous mettant à l’abri et les parapluies vous protégeront si vous désirez vous aventurer plus loin. Ceux qui sont transparents donnent les meilleurs résultats puisqu’ils permettent à la lumière de passer à travers et vous éclairent uniformément.

  1. Les mains de monsieur

Bien que la mariée se fasse chouchouter de la tête au pied le jour de son mariage, le marié est bien souvent négligé de ce côté, surtout lorsqu’il est question de l’état de ses mains! Si elles ont tendance à être gercées ou si ses ongles sont cassés et jaunis, une visite chez l’esthéticienne quelques jours avant le mariage est fortement recommandée. Comme vos mains seront dans la plupart des photos, et parfois en gros plan, une manucure masculine les remettront comme neuves!

  1. Les lunettes à verres photochromiques

Si vous ou un membre de votre cortège portez des lunettes à verres à teinte variable photochromiques (communément appelé verres adaptatifs « Transition »), il est préférable que vous portiez des lunettes à verres réguliers ou des lentilles de contact pour cette journée. Comme ils réagissent aux rayons UV du soleil pour devenir presque opaques, ce serait dommage de ne pas voir vos beaux yeux sur les photos.

  1. Les activités pour les enfants

Lorsque des enfants sont présents à la réception, n’oubliez pas de les divertir au long de la soirée. Tout dépendamment de leur âge, les jeux et blagues offerts aux adultes risquent fort probablement de les ennuyer. Leur offrir des sacs à surprises et planifier des activités d’équipe où ils pourront jouer ensemble feront leur bonheur, et conséquemment, le bonheur de leurs parents!

  1. Les allergies alimentaires

Au Québec, on estime qu’environ 300 000 personnes ont des allergies alimentaires, soit 4 % de la population. De ce nombre, un peu moins de 1% sont à risque d’une réaction grave, voire mortelle si elle n’est pas traitée rapidement. Comme le nombre d’invités par mariage est de 129 en moyenne, il est fort probable que vous ne soyez pas au courant des allergies de chacun d’entre eux! Vous pouvez inclure une question sur votre faire-part afin de savoir si certains ont des allergies graves pour exclure tout aliment dangereux. Si vous voulez pousser plus loin, vous pouvez aussi éliminer de votre menu les 10 allergènes dits prioritaires qui sont responsables de plus de 90 % des réactions allergiques au Canada.

  1. Les repas des fournisseurs

Vos fournisseurs qui permettent de rendre cette journée possible passeront une très bonne partie de la journée à courir partout et resteront fort probablement avec vous jusqu’aux petites heures du matin. N’oubliez donc pas de les inclure dans votre nombre d’invités pour votre traiteur lorsqu’un repas sera servi! Afin de bien fonctionner, ils doivent eux aussi s’alimenter et s’hydrater comme tout le monde, sans quoi ils risquent de tomber dans les pommes avant la fin de leur mandat…

  1. La communication

Le dernier point, mais non le moindre: la communication! Du à plusieurs facteurs, celle-ci est souvent négligée lors d’un mariage. Assurez-vous que chaque membre de votre cortège sache où et quand leur présence est nécessaire. Que ce soit pour les préparatifs, la cérémonie, les photographies, le cocktail ou la réception, chaque personne a un rôle essentiel à jouer et se doit d’y être selon l’horaire établi. Vous pouvez même leur remettre un horaire papier qu’ils pourront garder avec eux et vérifier en cas de doute. En vous assurant que tous soient au courant de vos besoins, vous sauverez beaucoup de stress et d’attente inutiles!

Source : http://blog.lisamariesavard.com/2016/06/30/sept-details-souvent-oublies-lors-dun-mariage/

La réception de mariage sous un chapiteau

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La location de chapiteau permet de célébrer un mariage à toutes sortes d’endroits : terrasse, plage, sous-bois, jardin, cour arrière d’une résidence…

De nombreux lieux proposent aussi des prestations sous chapiteau et Frédérique et Johnny ont choisi un toit spectaculaire : « Bonjour Ginette! Nous avons choisi de nous marier dans un endroit très spécial et tout nouveau… Sur la terrasse du toit du Palais des Congrès, à Montréal. Nous serons les premiers à célébrer notre mariage là-bas. La terrasse est très grande (elle nous fait penser à un grand parc) et est revêtue d’un magnifique chapiteau. Nous avons une vue incroyable sur la ville de Montréal et sur les feux d’artifice! C’est magnifique.

Cependant, le chapiteau vient comme tel, sans aucune décoration, ni revêtement de sol. Nous aurions besoin d’aide pour obtenir un effet spectaculaire à la fois chic et romantique. Quand le recrutement de La Bosse des Noces débutera-t-il? Nous avons absolument besoin de votre aide… La date du mariage est le 23 juillet 2011, une journée très représentative pour moi, puisqu’il s’agit de l’anniversaire de mon père, qui est décédé, il y a de cela 10 ans déjà. Merci. »

Chère Frédérique, en attendant l’annonce du recrutement de La bosse des noces, je vais vous donner des idées pour la décoration d’un chapiteau.
L’importance du sol

Le revêtement du sol, sous le chapiteau, n’est pas seulement une considération esthétique, mais il est d’une importance primordiale pour le confort des invités. Bien des gens font l’erreur de louer un chapiteau sans penser au plancher ou en ne louant pas de plancher pour réduire les frais. Le chapiteau, tout festif et décoratif qu’il soit, remplit aussi une autre fonction primordiale : protéger les invités des intempéries.

Un chapiteau posé à même la pelouse, sur la terre battue, la poussière de roche…. fera très bien l’affaire par une belle journée ensoleillée, mais encore faut-il qu’il n’y ait eu aucune précipitation la veille de son installation! Cependant, en cas de pluie abondante, les invités se retrouveront rapidement les deux pieds dans la boue. L’eau s’infiltre partout et en moins de temps qu’il n’en faut pour lever son verre à la santé des mariés! La présence de nombreuses personnes et leurs déplacements contribuent aussi à dégrader rapidement la qualité du sol.

Dans votre cas, Frédérique, je ne sais pas quel est le matériau qui recouvre le sol de la terrasse, mais même s’il s’agit de tuiles de béton, de poussière de roche ou de toute autre composante brute, je vous conseille de louer un plancher, car en cas de pluie, l’eau va ruisseler au sol et vos invités auront les pieds mouillés! Poser un plancher dans un chapiteau protège le sol et permet à l’eau de circuler en dessous.

Pour celles qui pensent poser un chapiteau sur une pelouse ou dans la nature, pensez à vos invitées qui auront choisi de jolies robes et de magnifiques talons hauts! Se promener, piétiner et danser (!!) dans le gazon en talons de six pouces n’est vraiment pas agréable et les dames vont vite se transformer en agents d’aération de pelouse qui s’enfoncent à chaque pas!

Informez-vous donc des possibilités de revêtement de sols et prévoyez un plancher dans votre budget : c’est une dépense qui est loin d’être superflue.
La décoration du chapiteau

Il existe toutes sortes de chapiteaux sur le marché : de la tente gigantesque avec fenêtres arquées et rideaux amovibles, à l’abri de jardin, en passant par le toit rudimentaire qui fait penser à un abri tempo!

Une constante : la quincaillerie et la structure de l’abri qui peuvent s’avérer moins décoratives. Il est possible de camoufler toute cette mécanique sans engendrer des coûts astronomiques. Plusieurs compagnies de location offrent la possibilité d’installer des panneaux de tissus drapés au plafond et sur les murs des chapiteaux. Bien que cette solution puisse s’avérer très coûteuse, informez-vous des différentes options : un seul grand ballon de tissus en plein centre du chapiteau peut camoufler la structure du toit.

Pour les poteaux tout autour de la tente, de simples panneaux de tissus les habilleront de très jolie façon. Vous pouvez y ajouter de simples gerbes de fleurs ou quelques branches ornées de feuillage, en respectant la saison et votre thème.

Il est possible de faire courir des guirlandes de fleurs ou de feuillage en tissus sur les structures métalliques du toit, ou d’y suspendre de petites lanternes avec des bougies à piles.

J’ai déjà, à La bosse des noces, confectionné à l’aide de cerceaux (style Houla-hoop) de magnifiques « lustres » de fleurs, en utilisant des rubans (très pratiques pour des cascades colorées) et des bosquets de fleurs artificielles défaites en petites grappes ou en pétales enfilés sur du fil de nylon. Ces créations sont peu coûteuses, mais demandent un certain temps de confection. Par contre, l’effet est spectaculaire. J’ai déjà aussi enfilé des fleurs pour les suspendre tout simplement aux croisillons du chapiteau. Quoi de plus joli qu’une pluie de fleurs pour décorer un mariage!

En résumé, pour bien habiller le chapiteau, pensez à camoufler la quincaillerie et à l’utiliser pour suspendre des éléments décoratifs qui vont la faire oublier.
Les centres de table sous le chapiteau

Des tables alignées, des chaises en quantité, un toit et des murs habituellement tout blancs… Le bouquet que les invités auront sous les yeux prendra ici beaucoup d’importance! S’il s’agit d’un grand chapiteau avec un plafond très haut, il est de mise de confectionner des bouquets assez hauts, légers et aériens. Vous pouvez utiliser des feuillages et des branches (saule tortueux, cornouiller, bouleau), pour aller chercher cet effet de hauteur en gardant un coût raisonnable.

Ceci est d’autant plus important si vous n’utilisez pas le toit pour y suspendre des éléments décoratifs. Des bouquets en hauteur dirigeront les regards vers le haut et créeront un effet spectaculaire en entrant dans le chapiteau, tout en faisant oublier la grande distance qui sépare le plancher du plafond.

Si vous suspendez des fleurs aux croisillons du chapiteau, pensez à doser au niveau des dimensions des centres de table. Vous pouvez ainsi songer à des bouquets plus bas et plus fournis. Tout est question d’équilibre!
L’éclairage sous le chapiteau

Assurez-vous que le chapiteau vient avec suffisamment d’éclairage ou prévoyez la location de spots supplémentaires. Quant à l’aspect décoratif de l’éclairage, il est primordial de penser d’abord aux contraintes techniques d’ordre électrique! Nous rêvons toutes d’une tente au plafond orné de nombreuses lanternes chinoises, de lustres cristallins ou de lampes modernes et zen! Mais le passage de tous les fils nécessaires à cette illumination peut s’avérer très complexe, sinon coûteux! On peut penser à utiliser un nombre raisonnable de lampes, en jouant plutôt sur leur volume, leur emplacement, leur couleur… Tout est question de proportions, et dites-vous bien que plus le chapiteau est grand, plus vous devrez y mettre d’éléments décoratifs si vous voulez obtenir un bel effet!

Une année à l’émission, j’avais imaginé des lampes très modernes pour orner un chapiteau. J’avais utilisé deux abat-jour tout simples, attachés ensemble à la verticale (pour leur donner plus de volume). Je les avais habillés d’organza vert lime (une des couleurs du mariage avec le crème et le brun chocolat). J’avais aussi collé à la base de mes lampes une frange de pampilles colorées, pour leur donner un look plus fini et plus chic. En les disposant de manière stratégique (au-dessus de certaines tables et d’une manière symétrique), nous sommes arrivées à créer un effet magique : chic et moderne à la fois! Ces suspensions m’ont aussi permis de mettre moins d’emphase sur les centres de table : de petits bouquets simples de trois gerberas, accompagnés d’un peu de feuillage, dans les carafes choisies par la mariée.

Encore une fois, tout est question de proportions et d’harmonie entre les différents éléments. Pensez simplicité et ne vous éparpillez pas en choisissant des éléments disparates qui semblent jolis si on les prend individuellement, mais qui ne créeront pas l’effet voulu si on les met tous ensemble. Gardez votre fil conducteur (choix des fleurs, matériaux et couleurs) et respectez votre thème en tous points!

De toute façon, Frédérique et Johnny, la vue sur le centre-ville et le lieu que vous avez choisi sauront apporter beaucoup de magie à la célébration de votre mariage!

Source: http://www.canalvie.com/couple/mariage/conseils-et-planification/la-reception-de-mariage-sous-un-chapiteau-1.706581

Location chapiteau

Location de chapiteau au Québec

Location chapiteau pour mariage

Quoi de plus romantique que de fêter son mariage en plein air ? Une idée à la fois originale et vraiment géniale ! Recevoir ces invités dans un espace aéré et chaleureux, c’est tout à fait possible! Cela grâce aux chapiteaux, qui sont aujourd’hui incontournables pour accueillir des festivités en plein air !

Pourquoi louer un chapiteau pour son mariage?

L’idée de louer une salle pour son mariage est très fréquente! Envie d’une idée plus exceptionnelle pour son jour J ? On peut bel et bien changer le lieu de réception dans un parc qui fait rêver, dans un luxuriant jardin ou bien dans un si joli champ. Dans tous les cas, la location d’un chapiteau est un excellent choix. D’autant plus qu’il regorge des innombrables avantages aussi bien pour les mariés que pour les invités. Du côté des mariés, ils vont décorer ce genre d’endroit afin de réaliser leur mariage de rêve dans un lieu inhabituel. Un grand événement sous les rayons de soleil. C’est tout à fait charmant n’est-ce pas ? D’autant plus qu’il y en a pour tous les budgets ! Du côté des convives, ils vont découvrir des festivités dans un lieu bien aéré tout en contemplant la nature. Rien qu’en fêtant le mariage dans un merveilleux chapiteau, ils peuvent jouir d’un moment vraiment hors du commun.

De plus cela crée une ambiance envoûtante et confortable pour les invités. Quelle que soit la saison, été comme hiver, le chapiteau est aussi un dispositif nécessaire pour fêter son mariage ! Grâce à son étanchéité, on peut en effet profiter d’un agréable moment sous une tente sans besoin de connaitre la météo à l’extérieur. Bref, les bonnes raisons s’accumulent en faveur du chapiteau !

La réception sous un chapiteau : incontournable pour un événement de mariage

Quel que soit le type d’endroit pour célébrer un mariage en plein air, la location de chapiteaux est incontournable ! Que ce soit au bord de la plage, dans le jardin, dans un parc, dans la cour d’une résidence, sur la terrasse… louer un chapiteau garantit une fête de mariage satisfaisante et confortable. D’autant plus qu’il se décline en plusieurs structures et tailles selon le nombre des invités. Donc, on a l’embarras du choix selon l’effectif de convives. Et concernant la décoration, les chapiteaux peuvent être adaptés à tous les thèmes, permettant ainsi d’obtenir un aménagement personnalisé et sans pareil. En effet, les idées ne manquent pas et on peut à tout prix lui donner une touche personnelle grâce à des accessoires décoratifs. Le chapiteau représente ainsi une bonne option pour un mariage plein d’originalités !

Un chapiteau adapté à l’envergure du mariage ?

Les loueurs de chapiteaux sont nombreux ! Il suffit de choisir le bon. Mais avant de choisir le modèle, il est aussi nécessaire de prendre en considération l’effectif : tout ça pour être sûr d’opter pour un chapiteau qui pourra accueillir tous les invités. D’autant plus que la taille varie d’un modèle à l’autre. Et pour qu’il puisse vraiment remplir son rôle, il ne faut pas oublier de bien choisir les équipements et accessoires qui vont avec. Bref, les possibilités sont infinies pour assurer le confort et bien-être des invités lors du mariage !

Bref, la location chapiteau pour son mariage c’est opter pour une idée vraiment unique et exceptionnelle ! D’autant plus que le chapiteau est toujours efficace en toute saison, la fête de mariage pourra toujours se dérouler sans souci qu’il vente ou qu’il pleuve ! Et enfin, il n’a pas son pareil pour apporter une touche très chic et romantique aux festivités !
Source: http://www.hpjytyw.com/category/location-chapiteau/

Louer un chapiteau pour un anniversaire de mariage au Marseilles

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A la recherche d’une idée originale pour fêter son anniversaire de mariage ? Et pourquoi ne pas louer un chapiteau ? Une fête en plein air, une ambiance « nature » vraiment romantique, un couple plus amoureux que jamais… tous les ingrédients sont là pour un évènement unique et inoubliable. Au Marseilles, louer un chapiteau compte parmi les meilleures options pour un anniversaire de mariage réussi ! En effet, quoi de plus romantique qu’un vin d’honneur dans un cadre paradisiaque?

Chapiteau : incontournable pour réussir un évènement privé!

Que ce soit pour anniversaire, un mariage, une réception ou un brunch… le chapiteau est la solution parfaite pour organiser une fête inoubliable dans son jardin ou en plein air. En optant pour un chapiteau imperméable et tout équipé, on peut se tenir à l’abri du soleil, de la pluie et des coups de vents tout en faisant la fête et en profitant pleinement de la nature. De quoi rendre les festivités encore plus merveilleuses non ? D’autant plus qu’à chaque saison son chapiteau!

  • Pour les fêtes en période hivernale, l’idéal est d’opter pour les chapiteaux avec parquet. A noter que la présence de parquet garantit un intérieur plus pratique et confortable. Ambiance chaleureuse garantie!
  • Pour les fêtes en période estivale, les chapiteaux Barnum ou en pagode est un excellent choix. D’apparence vraiment gaie et accueillante, ils n’ont pas leur pareille pour accentuer l’ambiance festive! Installé dans le jardin, au bord de la piscine ou même de la plage, ce chapiteau est idéal pour accueillir les invités.
  • Et pour un évènement plus champêtre, les chapiteaux en tonnelle sont vraiment parfaits. D’autant plus que disponibles en modèles pliants, ils sont nettement plus pratiques c’est-à- dire plus facile à ranger et à monter.

Location Chapiteaux pour fêter son anniversaire de mariage autrement

Pourquoi perdre son temps à louer une salle quand les chapiteaux sont prêts à accueillir les invités à bras ouverts? Quoi de plus romantique que de fêter son anniversaire de mariage sous le rayon de soleil? Ou de diner avec l’être aimé et entouré de ses proches dans un cadre naturel et idyllique? La location de chapiteau est donc un excellent choix : la fête sera parfaite, le couple sera plus amoureux que jamais et les invités seront ravis des festivités! Bref sous un chapiteau, tout le monde sera content! Et que les anxieux ne se fassent aucun souci concernant les incertitudes de la météo, il existe en effet des modèles de chapiteaux imperméables et/ou extrêmement résistants aux coups de vent (chapiteau Barnum…). L’anniversaire de mariage pourra ainsi se dérouler paisiblement, et ce en toute circonstance.

Des chapiteaux personnalisés pour un anniversaire de mariage original

La location de chapiteau offre de nombreux avantages : d’abord cela ne coûte pas cher comparer à la location d’une salle de réception. De plus, il est parfaitement possible de louer un chapiteau personnalisé! Ainsi quelle que soit l’envergure de l’anniversaire de mariage, le chapiteau choisi pourra être équipé et décoré selon le thème souhaité par les amoureux, roi et reine du jour. Mais encore peu importe les modèles, les chapiteaux sont aujourd’hui disponibles en un large choix de taille, de thèmes ainsi que de coloris (champêtre, urbain…). En optant pour les chapiteaux, tous les ingrédients seront là pour garantir des festivités reflétant parfaitement l’amour et la personnalité des mariés ! Décidemment, les chapiteaux sont des éléments vraiment incontournables pour organiser un bel anniversaire de mariage en pleine nature. Il suffit juste de trouver le cadre parfait et voilà!

Pour des professionnels de la location de chapiteau à Marseilles, contactez Tentickle France.

Original content source adapted: http://www.thorntonsicecream.com/article/louer-un-chapiteau-pour-un-anniversaire-de-mariage-au-quebec.html

Bien choisir son chapiteau de mariage

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Pour garantir une bonne ambiance à la fois romantique et conviviale lors de son mariage, pourquoi ne pas opter pour un évènement en plein air? Grâce à un chapiteau, le mariage sera tout à fait inoubliable. Pour cela, il faut faire le bon choix! Mais comment sélectionner le meilleur chapiteau pour son mariage?

Chapiteau pour mariage : que des avantages à profiter!

Pour rendre son mariage unique et inoubliable, il faut penser à la location de chapiteau à Lyon . D’ailleurs les évènements en plein air sont actuellement très tendances : c’est la meilleure option pour assurer une ambiance conviviale à ce jour unique. La touche romantique est également au rendez-vous quand on se trouve sous un chapiteau bien décoré selon le thème du mariage. Opter pour un design épuré tout en amenant le côté chaleureux grâce à un chapiteau de mariage. De plus, c’est également un moyen confortable de se rapprocher de la nature tout en profitant d’une ambiance agréable. En fait, le principal avantage d’un chapiteau c’est qu’il s’accorde avec tous les styles de mariage, peu importe le thème et l’organisation: tout est possible! À noter que même pour les mariages en soirées, il est toujours possible d’utiliser un chapiteau puisque certains modèles peuvent s’équiper de matériel d’éclairage optimal.

Comment choisir son chapiteau de mariage?

Choisir un chapiteau dépendra de l’endroit où se déroule le mariage comme par exemple au bord de la piscine, au bord de la mer, en pleine campagne ou dans un jardin magnifique ainsi qu’en fonction de la saison : hiver ou été, printemps ou automne. Il existe en effet plusieurs types de chapiteaux selon le besoin

  • Chapiteau pliant
  • C’est le modèle de chapiteau le plus facile à monter: tout le monde peut le faire en quelques minutes. On peut également démonter ce type de chapiteau sans trop de difficulté. Ce modèle est idéal pour les mariages avec peu d’invités. Malgré qu’il soit petit, il est tout à fait fiable et peut être utilisé en toutes saisons. À noter qu’il est aussi possible de personnaliser ce type de chapiteau en fonction du thème choisi par les futurs mariés.
  • Chapiteau style pyramide
  • Grâce à son toit pointu, les chapiteaux pyramides ont un aspect ultra-chic et très élégant. Ils sont justement conçus pour les évènements spéciaux comme les réceptions de mariage: ils disposent d’un espace assez large, idéal pour piste de danse et circulation des serveurs. De plus, ils sont fabriqués avec des matériaux très solides. Le plus intéressant avec ce modèle c’est qu’il résiste à toutes les conditions climatiques.
  • Chapiteau style étoile avec pilier
  • Il dispose d’un pilier au milieu. Grâce à sa construction exclusive et attirante, un chapiteau étoile donne un cachet supplémentaire aux mariages en plein air. Ce modèle présente également des parois latérales qui permettent de fermer le chapiteau en cas de pluie ou de froid: il dispose d’une face avec une porte à fermeture éclair et une face pourvue d’une fenêtre panoramique. En fait, le chapiteau étoile est très léger, agréable et bien aéré dans le cas où il faut le fermer.
  • Chapiteau arrondi
  • Doté d’un design original, le chapiteau arrondi attire tous les regards et rendra l’évènement inoubliable. Ce modèle ressemble aux chapiteaux des circassiens qui sont de forme arrondie et pointue sur le toit : idéal pour tous les évènements en plein air.
  • Chapiteau structure en acier
  • Pour un mariage unique et exceptionnel, il est conseillé d’opter pour une tente de réception plus performante telle que le chapiteau avec structure en acier. Ce modèle est très pratique pour les mariages avec de nombreux invités. De plus, ce type de chapiteau se présente sous différentes formes et tailles. Ce qui le rend résistant, c’est sa structure qui est composée de tubes et de connecteurs en acier.

Original Source: http://www.purplepuke.com/article/Bien-choisir-son-chapiteau-de-mariage.html

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Eh! oui, une jolie tente bien agencée permet de célébrer son mariage où l’on veut. Que ce soit dans la cour d’un magnifique château, dans un pré en pleine montagne, ou tout simplement dans votre jardin, il faut reconnaître qu’un chapiteau peut bénéficier de certains avantages. Cependant, cela nécessite également une autre organisation. Voici quelques conseils lorsque vous organisez votre mariage sous chapiteau.

Les devis

Alors là, c’est déjà la première partie très importante. Si de nombreux prestataires proposent aujourd’hui la location de chapiteau à rennes, il faut savoir que les tarifs sont très variables d’un prestataire à l’autre. Aussi, n’hésitez pas à faire le tour de ceux-ci et surtout n’hésitez pas à vous rendre compte de leur matériel si possible sur une autre manifestation.

Vérifer l’accessibilité du lieu avec le prestataire, mais également…le traiteur !

Eh! oui, car si le premier doit repérer les lieux pour voir s’il est possible d’y planter un chapiteau, le deuxième doit s’assurer qu’il peut s’acheminer jusqu’au lieu qui lui servira de cuisine. Alors un pré, oui, mais pas dans un endroit inaccessible. Votre jardin, OK, mais pas s’il faut écraser tous les parterres de fleurs pour laisser passer le véhicule du traiteur !

Un lieu consacré au repas et à la danse seulement

Pour faciliter votre organisation de la soirée, il est recommandé de choisir un chapiteau qui ne servira qu’au repas de noces et à la soirée qui s’en suivra. Autrement dit, il faut trouver un autre endroit pour le vin d’honneur. Si le temps le permet, installez-le en extérieur, c’est toujours plus agréable. Par contre, s’il pleut, prévoyez des tentes pour le cocktail. Cela vous permettra de garder le chapiteau propre et prêt pour le repas.

Pensez à équiper votre chapiteau en matériel

Généralement votre prestataire va vous le proposer, mais vous pouvez également le devancer en lui demandant de fournir tables, chaises, estrades ou tout simplement un sol (moquette, parquet, ou autre) pour le chapiteau. Ce sont souvent des choses recommandées. Si vous ne souhaitez pas mettre de sol pour le chapiteau, vérifiez que le sol où se tiendra la piste de dans ne comporte pas de trous ou autres. Une entorse serait malvenue le jour de votre mariage…

Pensez également à l’électricité

Il vous faudra l’électricité, ne serait-ce que pour diffuser de la musique. Aussi, renseignez-vous s’il y a à proximité une sortie électrique ou s’il vous faut louer un génératuer électrique. De même cela pourra peut-être vous servir pour le chauffage, car même si vous vous mariez l’été, certaines nuits peuvent être fraîches suivant où vous vous trouvez.

Improvisez un passage jusqu’au chapiteau

Si vous êtes chez vous ou dans un lieu que vous pouvez aménager, créez une petite allée, soit avec des cailloux, soit du sable, soit encore juste un peu de moquette style herbe, ou un tapis rouge. Le but sera non seulement la déco, mais vous permettra d’éviter la boue en cas d’averse à l’intérieur du chapiteau. Et les dames en talons hauts vous remercieront !

Décorez les alentours

Vous pouvez évidemment décorer tout l’extérieur du chapiteau aux couleurs ou au thème de votre mariage. Vous pouvez également illuminer les alentours avec des lampes solaires, ou des bougies. Cela rendra l’endroit encore plus convivial.

Organisez votre chapiteau

Pour l’implantation même du chapiteau, à vous de voir ce que vous préférez. Vous pouvez effectivement organiser les tables d’un côté pour laisser la piste de dans de l’autre, ou vous pouvez encore disposer les tables en rond autour de la piste de danse. N’oubliez pas également de réserver peut-être un espace au traiteur s’il en a besoin.

N’oubliez pas les toilettes

Lieu indispensable pour toute soirée, il vous faudra penser à des toilettes, s’il n’y en a pas à proximité. Vous pourrez peut-être louer des toilettes sèches chez votre prestataire de chapiteau. En fonction du nombre d’invités, prenez-en plusieurs et peut-être demandez à un prestataire de venir les nettoyer en milieu de soirée.

Voilà, avec tous ces conseils, vous devriez être prêts !

Et vous qui vous mariez sous un chapiteau, un conseil à donner ?

Original Source: http://stretchmarquees.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/organiser-son-mariage-sous-chapiteau.html

Our Favourite Outdoor Wedding Venues for a Beautiful Wedding

Finding the perfect wedding venue is paramount! So begin your search by considering one of the many breathtakingly beautiful wedding venues around Cape Town and it’s surrounds!


We found this great list of outdoor venues on: http://covertheworldintents.postach.io/post/our-favourite-outdoor-wedding-venues-for-a-beautiful-wedding and selected our favourites:


The Conservatory


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Above image shot by Moira West  as seen on Confetti Daydreams


Website: www.theconservatory.co.za

Venue location: Klein Kastaiing, Happy Valley Road, Franschhoek

Venue description: The perfect wedding venue that brings the beauty of the outdoors inside. With surrounding trees towering above, the transparency of The Conservatory offers an airy and clean indoor space allowing the creation of any style of wedding celebration, which flows out onto a garden patio. An outdoor wedding ceremony beneath large trees can be accommodated alongside The Conservatory.


Allee Bleue

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Above: Shot by Just Judy as seen on Confetti Daydreams


Website: www.alleebleue.co.za

Venue location: Intersection R 45 and R310, Groot Drakenstein, Franschoek Valley

Venue description: Situated in the Franschoek Valley, an alfresco wedding picnic or garden wedding luncheon can be hosted beneath the beautiful old trees found on the Manor House Lawn, which overlooks the majestic vineyards in the large courtyard of the Allee Bleue estate’s main historic building. The Palm Gardens venue also offers a picturesque setting with surrounding mountains and vineyards.


Langverwagt

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Image by Kim du Toit as seen on Confetti Daydreams


Website: www.langverwagt.co.za

Venue location: Off Langverwagt Road, Kuilsrivier

Venue description: Amongst the tall trees of the outdoors, a secluded wedding ceremony may be held before guests are led into a romantic sit-down reception venue in Langverwagt’s historic wine cellar.


Nooitgedacht Estate

A pretty pallet picnic table using grey hessian burlap runner, filled with rustic decor elements, mercury votives, wood slabs and peach blooms in mix and match vases. Rustic Garden Picnic Wedding // Nikki Meyer Photography

Above Shot by: Nikki Meyer Photography in this Rustic Picnic Styled Shoot

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Above Shot by Nikki Meyer in this colourful Country-Style Nooitgedacht Wedding


Website: www.nooitgedachtestate.co.za

Venue location: Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands, Cape Town

Venue description: Their faunum (chapel) or the vast grounds of Nooitgedacht Estate offers charismatic wedding ceremony options with surrounding gardens. Attached to the faunum is the banquet hall found in the main cellar, which makes for a stunning wedding reception venue.


Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate

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Photo by  Damor Photography as seen on Confetti Daydreams


Website: www.molenvliet.com

Venue location: Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

Venue description: Beautifully landscaped gardens and the romantic vineyards offer perfect outdoor wedding ceremony venues that are set amongst magical surrounding offers the ideal complement to the indoor reception banqueting venue that leads out into the surrounding perfectly manicured lawns.


Our two cents worth:

When getting married outdoors it is a great idea – practically and aesthetically – to find a reputable wedding tent hire company and buy or hire one of many custom made or decorated marquee tents (also referred to as stretch tents).


In South Africa and looking for your ideal selection of wedding tents? Visit Tentickle Tents at http://www.tentickletents.co.za/.

How to Create a Beautiful Ceremony

We found this collection of inspiration wedding ceremony photographs we just had to share! Enjoy!

Yes, yes, and yes to each one of these gorgeous wedding ideas for ceremonies! From the dramatic floral archways and altars to creative decor for chairs, there are so many great ways you can create a stand-out event. Get a little inspiration with this amazing wedding ideas below!

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Featured Photography: Aaron Delesie Photographer


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Featured Photo via Ceci New York


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Featured Photography: U Me Us Studios


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Featured Photography: Bali Indah Photography


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Featured Photography: Ira Lippke Studios


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Featured Photography: Catherine Mead


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Featured Photography: Vasia Photography, Artiese Studios via Style Me Pretty


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Featured Photography: Mimmo & Co via WedLuxe

The last word from us:

As you can see – a beautiful wedding can either be held indoors or outdoors. There are, however, certain things you should keep in mind such as the weather – something you can not control. This is where it becomes ideal to hire or buy one of many available marquee tents (also known as stretch tents).


If you are in South Africa and looking for a reputable wedding tent hire company contact Tentickle Tents at http://www.tentickletents.co.za/ today.

Wedding Day Glamping

As you all know, we love weddings and especially weddings under tents. We found this article with beautiful Arabian inspired tent options for wedding couples..enjoy the read!

With the sun beaming through the clouds these last few days of summer, we turn our attention to the most recent music event – V Festival! As we sang along to Justin Timberlake and Lily Allen, and dreamed about dancing at yet another wedfest, we came across an incredible alternative to wedding venues.

Regional winners of the Wedding Industry Awards 2013, the The ArabianTent Company was born out of the owner, Katherine Hudson’s love of festivals and outdoor parties. Their impressive collection of themed marquees and furnishings can help create the perfect wedding venue close to nature. And if you dream of spending your first night as a married couple in the heart of the English countryside, then why not consider one of these these three options:

  1. Yurts

These spacious five-metre diameter yurts have an organic luxury feel. Their exposed wood and white canvas features, along with rugs and carpets on the floor and table lamps, create a romantic atmosphere – perfect for newlyweds who love camping!   

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  1. Bell tents

The spacious Bell Tents are the most cost-effective option for accommodating your wedding guests. Supplied with name tags and bunting around them, they come with different options for bedding, lights and interior décor –the cheerful sound of birds singing is an added bonus!  

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  1. Boudoirs

The most luxurious tented experience of them all, these gorgeous Boudoir tents are the palatial miniature versions of their Arabian collection. You have the benefit of being able to stand up inside the whole tent so the whole area is usable but still feels as cosy and luxurious as possible. With a choice of interior themes and décor available, you can impress your family and friends with the ultimate Glamping experience on such a special occasion.   

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Article source: http://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/wedding-day-glamping

While we are talking tents, another range of marquees that is truly inspirational is available from a company called, Tentickle Stretch Tents. Considering marquee hire as an option for your wedding? Hop over to their website here.

 

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Une fête étudiante sous un chapiteau de réception

Le plus souvent ce sont les parents qui sont responsables de la planification des événements. Il existe de nombreux événements tels que les compétitions sportives, les soirées à la maison, les carnavals, les fêtes d’école, les soirées étudiantes et les fêtes de famille. Ce sont de merveilleux événements où les jeunes peuvent s’amuser, fêter et profiter en autonomie.

Selon le type de fête, vous devrez vous occuper de chaque aspect de l’événement, par exemple, les décorations, la nourriture, le nettoyage, la mise en place de l’événement etc.

Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir. Lors de la planification de la date de la fête prévoyez d’ éventuelles modifications vis-à-vis des autres fêtes. Confirmez pour que votre fête ne tombe pas le même jour que celle d’autres amis proches. Dans le cas où vous organisiez votre fête à l’extérieur, prenez vos précautions notamment pour le mauvais temps.

Etudiants diplomés du Baccalauréat ou de diverses universités et facultés. La cérémonie de Remise de diplôme est le plus souvent célébrée par une grande fête.

Les fondamentaux de ce type de fêtes inclus beaucoup de nourriture, de la musique populaire, de l’alcool et suffisamment de boissons. Les fêtes de remise de diplôme peuvent être une excellente occasion de choisir des thèmes et de personnaliser la fête grâce à des lumières différentes.

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Si vous n’êtes pas chaud pour voir votre maison entière envahie par des étudiants euphoriques, ceux-ci peuvent achèter un chapiteau de réception de fête! Avec un chapiteau de réception vous pouvez choisir la décoration à temps, mettre en place les tables etc et vous détendre pendant la fête. Profiter!

Le travail est ensuite organisé et le nouveau diplômé pourra bien sûr vous aider à démonter le chapiteau de réception en dépit de la gueule de bois.

Source d’article: https://chapiteaux.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/une-fete-etudiante-sous-un-chapiteau/

5 Examples of Beautiful Weddings Under a Tent

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When most people hear the word “tent,” they think of the tents that you roll up and take camping. There’s nothing very glamorous or beautiful about a camping tent. The same cannot be said of the rental tents available to couple planning their wedding.

With a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, tent rental is a great alternative to a more traditional venue, which can but serious limits on how many people you can invite, when you can hold your wedding, and how you can decorate. Instead of adhering to those limitations, you can secure a tent rental and have your own venue in the outdoors. Not convinced that rental tents are right for your wedding? Here are just five examples of beautiful weddings you can have under a tent.

1. Country chic

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Nothing is more in style right now than the country chic vibe. With hay bales, natural wood, and subtle gingham accents, it’s easy to pull of this wedding, and there is no better venue for a country chic wedding than the outdoors. If you want your wedding to feel a little rustic, holding it anywhere but outside just doesn’t make sense. But as we approach warmer and rainier weather, planning a wedding outdoors might not always be practical, without a tent rental.

How do you pull of this wedding? Start with the tent itself. Get your tent rented and make sure you have a place to set it up. A local botanical park, nature preserve, or some other natural setting will be the best possible venue. Then, start thinking about your supplies. While hay bales might be great for decorations, they probably won’t make the most comfortable seats for the ceremony or the reception. That’s alright, they can still be great decorations or accent pieces. Instead, natural grain chairs are a great way to incorporate that country vibe, without everyone being coated in hay.

Gingham may be traditional, but if it clashes with your wedding colors, you might try rustic or tea-dyed linens. Anything that looks too clean or too pristine will be out of character for a traditional country chic wedding under a tent!

2. Natural wedding

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If there’s nothing you love more than the outdoors, why not holding your wedding and/or wedding reception outside? Well, because the weather is unpredictable. A tent isn’t just your contingency plan, it can make or break an outdoor wedding. Even if the sun is out, you might still need a tent to take refuge under when things get to hot or windy. While a tent won’t save you from a torrential downpour, it will protect you from light drizzling and wind.

The best way to achieve the natural wedding in a tent is to incorporate a lot of greenery into your decorations. Luckily, a tent rental will allow you to do just about anything when it comes to decorations, as long as it doesn’t damage the tent. Cover the tent poles in climbing ivy and flowers, set it up around a few young trees that add natural life to the space. Use natural grain wood, green, and dusty blues as you colors to really pull these wedding together.

3. Simple and elegant

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Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean your wedding has to have an outdoors theme. Often, a couple will chose a tent rental simply because they cannot find a venue appropriate for their style or size of wedding and would prefer a blank canvas, instead of having to overpay for a venue that just isn’t right for their needs. It’s easy to plan a simple and elegant wedding under a tent, specifically because it starts out as a blank canvas. Choose a white rental tent and you can add whatever accents you see fit to make this wedding beautiful and simple.

Decorating a tent for a simple, elegant wedding is as easy as getting together your tables and chairs, finding some delicate, white linens, and accenting the tables with subtle flower arrangements. You can even string lights from the ceiling to the walls of the tents, will often eliminates the needs for other lighting sources. It doesn’t have to be fancy or complex—renting a tent can make achieving a simple wedding much easier.

4. Ornate and traditional

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If you do want to go for fancy and complex, however, a tent rental can still be a great choice. Why? Because you still have the freedom to decorate it exactly how you like. Drape the entire tent in wispy fabric to make it appear even more intimate and special. Hang chandeliers over every table and set those table with rich colors and patterned china. Metal and dark colored wood will be the name of the game when it comes to planning an ornately traditional wedding under a tent.

You will want all the traditional accents: a table just for the wedding party, a dance floor, a table for gifts, and plenty of flowers!

5. Sweet and summery

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While you can rent and use a tent outside during any season of the year, there is perhaps no better season than summer. Decorated with subtle pinks, yellows, and oranges, along with an array of summer-specific flowers like lilies and snapdragons, you will have a beautiful, easy wedding.

Hanging gauze from the ceiling and draping it along the walls can lend a dreamy summer-evening feeling that will enchant your guests, while soft yellow string lights, lining the edges of the tent eliminate the need for expensive tent-lighting systems. The tent will protect you from the sun during the day and keep the wind off the dance floor at night!

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La différence entre les chapiteaux et les Tentes Stretch

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Connaissez-vous les différences entre les chapiteaux et les Tentes Stretch ? Non ? Ne cherchez pas plus loin, car cet article vous présente chacun des types de tente et en quoi ils diffèrent les uns des autres avec leurs spécificités propres qui s’adapteront aux besoins de vos événements.

Pourquoi choisir entre un chapiteau et une Tente Stretch d’inspiration bédouine ?

Traditionnellement, la location de chapiteaux est un choix populaire pour des événements et festivals autour du monde. Cependant, ces tentes de réception n’ont connu que peu de modifications au fil des ans : leur utilisation ne se limite ainsi qu’à un cadre de fêtes très conventionnelles. D’un autre côté, les Tentes Stretch offrent dorénavant un remarquable éventail d’options à bas prix et ouvertes à la créativité grâce à la technologie perfectionnée et les coupes qui accompagnent chaque modèle. Il existe plusieurs (pour ne pas dire de nombreuses) raisons qui expliquent pourquoi les clients préfèrent les Tentes Stretch aux chapiteaux sur le marché quand vient le moment de sélectionner un lieu pour accueillir des réceptions. Voici quelques unes de ces raisons :

Les Tentes Stretch sont incroyablement flexibles. Elles vous permettent d’être créatif(ve) et vous pouvez choisir quasiment toutes les couleurs, tailles et formes qui conviendront au thème de votre événement. Ces tentes peuvent également être placées sur un terrain irrégulier ou difficile. Cela inclus l’édification sur des pentes raides, terrasses et toits. Ce genre de couverture d’événement originale est tout bonnement impossible avec un chapiteau.  Ainsi la tente bédouine (ou Tente Stretch) est un choix infiniment plus qualifié pour planifier une réception unique dans n’importe quel endroit.

Les Tentes Stretch ont aussi un aspect plus naturel que les chapiteaux qui ont souvent une allure traditionnelle (et peu attrayante) de PVC. La texture des Tentes Stretch donnent cette impression de respirer naturellement. Cette particularité est idéale pour les fêtes car elle aide à réguler la température et permet une aération naturelle qui maintiendra toute réception au frais.

Les Tentes Stretch sont également plus faciles à entretenir et à transporter (ce qui permet des économies). Même les plus grandes tentes peuvent être stockées dans un garage particulier et chargées dans une camionnette ou le coffre d’un pick-up. La tente peut être rapidement démontée et remontée à volonté dans quasiment tout endroit.

Par conséquent, il est clair que les Tentes Stretch bédouines offrent beaucoup d’avantages en comparaison aux chapiteaux modernes. En réalité, une Tente Stretch moderne peut se révéler comme le choix idéal pour votre prochaine fête ou événement spécial, peu importe où vous voulez l’organiser. Ainsi, que vous célébriez un mariage romantique en France ou sur la côte britannique, les Tentes Stretch Tentickle UK et les Tentes Stretch Tentickle France sont tous deux des fournisseurs réputés parmi les meilleures, pour ne pas dire les meilleures tentes étirables du monde !

Top 5 Wedding Venues on the French Riviera

This blog was originally posted on http://www.frenchweddingstyle.com/top-5-wedding-venues-on-the-french-riviera/ and we enjoyed it so much we wanted to share it here on our blog. Enjoy the read!

There are so many beautiful locations and venues in France to get married in, if you have no pre-existing ties in France how do you choose where to start?  Of course you can visit my wedding venue spotlight pages to learn more about the history of a specific venue, but today Kerry Bracken from Lavender and Rose Weddings in Cannes is going to take us through a whistle stop tour of her top 5 wedding venues on the French Riviera.

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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Kerry :“Musical fountains, luscious green gardens and stunning grandiose architecture, located on the exclusive Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula between Nice and Monaco, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is one of the most sought after and prestigious wedding venues on the French Riviera.

This place is one of my fetish wedding venues, it’s just so extravagant but manages to keep a fun, Mediterranean feel about it without being too stuffy. One wedding I did here last summer, thick grey clouds came in during the ceremony but they circled around the Cap Ferrat peninsula where the venue is located as if the venue was in it’s very own microclimate. It didn’t rain a drop at the ceremony but did rain in Nice which is only a few kilometers away! We did back a backup plan however just in case, you should always have a plan B, even on the Riviera.”

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild Website

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Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

” It doesn’t really get any better than the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc. With it’s stunning cream facade, majestic 50 metre alleyway (often used as an aisle for weddings), fabulous pavilion which melts into the shore, not forgetting the impeccable service and michelin star cuisine, this 5 star luxury hotel only accepts a small handful of weddings a year to maintain its reputation as an exclusive getaway.I am lucky enough to be organizing my first wedding of the 2012 at this amazing venue in April. How exciting!

This hotel is one of Brad and Angelina’s favorite hang outs during the Cannes Film Festival. It’s also featured in the new Dior Homme Sport advert starring Jude Law. Tom Cruise attended a wedding here once and the legendary florist and event designer Preston Bailey has done a couple of weddings here.”

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc Website

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Chateau de la Napoule

” The Chateau de la Napoule is one of the very rare coastal chateau on the French Riviera. Located in a small coastal village at 20 minutes from Cannes with hotels, restaurants and beaches all within walking distance from the chateau.  This venue is extremely popular with an Anglo-Saxon clientele looking for the prestige and authenticity of a French chateau in a coastal, super convenient location. The lovely gardens overlooking the coast are perfect for ceremonies with dinners happening in the courtyard in front of the chateau (Our comment:“of course a bride does not have to worry about unpredicted turns in the weather if a cover such as stretch marquee tents from Tentickle Tents France are included in the planning”) and dancing takes place inside a high ceilinged gothic dining room.

The best thing about the Chateau de la Napoule is it’s romantic history. Henry & Mary Clews, the previous owners before it became an Art Foundation in their name, were real art lovers and fled the elite high society in New York to become bohemian artists in their very own Chateau which they restored with loving care to be as it is today. Mary and Henry’s tombs can be found in a tower in the gardens of the chateau. The chateau is also filled with their own original artwork; mostly sculptures and a few paintings.”

Chateau de la Napoule Website

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Chateau de la Chèvre d’Or

“Perfect for high-end intimate weddings for up to 50 people, the Chateau de la Chevre d’Or is located in Eze, one of the most romantic villages on the French Riviera. Eze is situated high up on a cliff top just west of Monaco. The Chevre d’Or offers a panoramic sea view garden for ceremonies, a lovely terrace for pre-dinner drinks and either a fancy gastronomic restaurant or informal outdoor restaurant for dinner.

The groom of one of my clients proposed to his wife here, in fact, it seems like Eze is a really popular place for wedding proposals as I get quite a few Brides to Be contacting me asking about weddings in Eze because that’s where their fiancé proposed to them! It’s true that Eze is a super dramatic / romantic place to be so this isn’t surprising! Plus you feel that you are in  ‘To Catch a Thief’, the Grace Kelly and Cary Grant movie when you are driving up to Eze along the Corniche! Another thing to add is that each room is different and is actually like a little house in itself cut into the rock, you really feel like you are staying inside the village, not in a hotel.”

Chateau de la Chevre d’Or Website

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Domaine du Mont Leuze

“The Domaine du Mont Leuze has some of the most spectacular views on the French Riviera. The ceremony, pre-dinner drinks and dinner spaces are all outside on different terraces in front of the main building; a rustic looking vine covered chateau with blue green shutters. The Mont Leuze offers one of the most amazing backdrops for outdoor ceremonies on the French Riviera.“

Domaine du Mont Leuze Website

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And as for Kerry, she is a British Wedding Planner based in Cannes. “I organize weddings for mostly English speaking couples on the French Riviera and in Provence. The couples I work with are very international, from the UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, Singapore, Norway, Russia, Dubai, Kuwait, the Lebanon… I have been living in Cannes for 5 years now and could never live in the UK again despite being from the beautiful Lake District, the South of France is where I feel at home now. I can’t think of anywhere else better to get married in the world. I am in fact getting married here myself in September this year!

My wedding is happening in a charming Provencal Bastide with stone walls and blue shutters located in Grasse, a town inland on the French Riviera at about 30 minutes from Cannes, famous for it’s perfume production. I will be organizing my own wedding but will have a few trusted wedding planning colleagues on site on the wedding day to allow me to relax and enjoy the day.”

I had such fun putting together this post on the most beautiful summer wedding venues winter retreats and can’t wait to feature a wedding from one of this locations on the blog.  To find out more about Kerry’s services and portfolio visit www.lavenderandroseweddings.fr

Beef, Beer and Bedouin Style Stretch Tents

Beef and Beer are as Australian as sunshine and good living, and now all of these great things have combined into one amazing event in Western Australia – The Beer & Beef Festival! Held over the weekend of September 26th-27th 2015 in the unforgettable Oakover Grounds in the Swan Valley, the Beef & Beer Festival attracted numerous breweries, restaurants and gourmet food trucks from all around Western Australia and beyond. The festival itself included every type of beef dish imaginable, as well as:

  • Live music
  • Beer tastings
  • Beef and beer masterclasses
  • Cooking demos

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Ten Totally Imaginative Outdoor Wedding Ideas

So you’ve decided to have an outdoor wedding, but you’re not so sure about what you can do to:

a) Make Your Guests More Comfortable

b) Make Your Wedding Even More Memorable

Tentickle Stretch Tents, an international Tents Manufacturing and Supplier, has years of experience in the wedding industry and have been exposed to some of the most creative wedding ideas around. Ideas that they were  only too happy to share! So in no particular order here are 10 Totally Imaginative Outdoor Wedding Ideas:

1. Provide pillows with any outdoor seating

Most outdoor seats are manufactured using wrought iron or wood, both of which can get extremely uncomfortable very quickly when wedding guests are sitting on them. To help alleviate the problem simply provide pillows for your guests to sit on. Not only are they comfortable, but they also add a nice decorative touch.

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2. Warn your guests about appropriate footwear

High heels and grass are not a great combination. So if you are having an outdoor wedding be sure to remind the female guests before the time what to expect. Alternatively you can also provide the ladies with heel covers as a wedding favour upon arrival.

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3. Give sunglasses as wedding favours

The bright African sunshine can play havoc on people’s eyes during summer, so if you’d like to ensure that nobody misses out on what happens on your big day, why not offer sunglasses as a wedding favour? Not only are they a fun gift to give your guests, but they also can be used to add to a specific “look” if your wedding day is themed in any way.

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4. Put your wedding program on a fan

Another great idea for a hot summer’s day wedding, simply add the wedding program to a hand held fan. This not only looks good, but is also extremely practical and should be a hit with everybody who is feeling the heat outdoors.

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5. Supply everyone with a pair of flip-flops for dancing

We all know how hot and uncomfortable our feet can get at an outdoor wedding, so why not offer a low cost pair of flip-flops to each of your guests as a wedding favour. You never know, they might even help everybody relax just that little bit more and get the party started.

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6. Provide wet towelettes and cooling face mist

A quick and cost effective way to ensure that your guests stay cool, calm and collected. If you have the budget they can even be branded with your initials.

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7. Throw blankets and quilts over bales of hay to create seating

This will save money while the bright colours created by the blankets and the rustic appeal of the hay itself will add to the outdoor appeal of the wedding.

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8. Provide blankets/wraps if it’s going to be cold or breezy

These can be used to help people get more comfortable on a cooler day and can even be embroidered with your initials so that people will remember your special day if you chooses to give them out as a wedding favour.

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9. Wrap a tree or two with lights and photos to highlight each family

Here you can literally create a family tree showing the history and background of both of the bride and groom’s families.

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10. Use Stretch Fabric Wedding Tents to enhance the splendour of the wedding

Stretch Marquee Tents can be hired to not only create shade or cover, but to also help enhance the look and feel of an outdoor wedding. They can be set up almost anywhere and offer a smooth natural background to the day’s event that will not be intrusive or interrupt the natural beauty of the surroundings.

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An Irish Wedding Dream Becomes a Reality

 Ariana & Matt Wedding - Stretch Tent in Ballintoy

There are many stretch marquees companies in Ireland that thought we were crazy to take on a wedding of this magnitude on such short notice, but we at Tentickle Stretch Tents have always had a “thing” for achieving the impossible. Which is exactly why we jumped at the opportunity to help this young American couple to host what is in our opinion one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies that we’ve ever helped to create. Let us set the scene for you and help you discover for yourself just how amazing this wedding actually was…

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