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Louer une tente de réception pour un évènement

On y est, le beau temps (et un peu de chaleur) a fait son apparition le weekend dernier et annonce les prémices d’un printemps un peu plus ensoleillé que jusqu’à présent. Et ça s’est senti sur les locations de tentes de réception, barnums et autres chapiteaux de ce weekend. Pour cette raison, on a décidé (après notre focus sur la location de camping-car), d’aborder le thème des tentes de réception.

Les types de tente de réception en location:

  • La tente pliante ou tonnelle de jardin est un modèle simplifié, facile à installer et rapidement démontable. Elle est en générale ouverte sur les cotés et permet principalement de s’offrir un coin d’ombre que ce soit pour un repas ou une après-midi à l’extérieur.
  • La tente modulable offre une protection plus importante puisque souvent fermée sur un ou plusieurs cotés. D’une structure en métal plus importante, elle est également plus compliquée à monter. Ce modèle de tente de réception reste l’un des plus loué malgré un prix de location plus élevé.
  • Le chapiteau désigne souvent une tente de réception d’une plus grande superficie avec une armature complète. La location de chapiteau peut désigner tout type de structure. Mais il est commun de désigner le chapiteau pour abriter un événement de grande envergure comme un mariage, un anniversaire, qui nécessite d’accueillir un grand nombre de convives.

Louer une tente de réception ?

Pourquoi louer une tente de réception plutôt que de l’acheter ? Bon allez, on vous donne quelques pistes… Tout d’abord, vous n’aurez pas les mêmes besoins selon les périodes et les événements. De la simple tente pliante pour un apéro entre amis dans son jardin, à la structure pouvant accueillir plusieurs dizaines de personnes pour un mariage, vous n’aurez quasiment jamais besoin de la même surface ou de la même structure. Un peu comme la différence entre un vélo de course et un VTT. Vous ne pourrez pratiquer les deux disciplines avec le même !

Question pratique, la location de tente de réception ou d’un barnum a aussi ses avantages. Plus besoin de lui trouver un espace pour le stocker l’hiver et le retrouver plein de poussière. Le louer, c’est la garantie d’avoir un matériel propre et entretenu uniquement pour les beaux jours ou lorsque l’occasion se présente. Et puis comme ça on évite de perdre des pièces, piquets, ou autre partie de la structure au fond de son garage ou de son débarras.

Enfin, l’aspect économique. Acheter une tente de réception si l’on risque de s’en servir 2 fois par an, c’est la garantie de rentabiliser son achat sur une dizaine d’années ! (bon j’exagère un peu sûrement mais on ne doit pas être loin). Louer sa tente de réception permet aussi de bénéficier d’un matériel récent et moderne !

Source URL: https://fr.zilok.com/blog/1181-louer-une-tente-de-reception-pour-un-evenement


It’s More Than Just a Tent


There are so many functions and events that are stepping up their game and using the different spaces in such a great way that it creates a magic and enchanting feeling to the event. There are so many ways that one could utilise their stretch tents and the structures around them. However, not everyone has the right understanding of how to use their stretch tent as more than just a structure. When in fact, when it comes to festivals, weddings, parties and everything else, there is more to do than just have some light, a few places to sit and music to listen to.

Getting the Value for Your Event

A stretch tent should be used to create a feeling of awe, and not just a temporary roof. Your event and your attendees deserve the extras that take it from a braai, to a life time’s memory. By having the best accessories and décor for your event with the tent, you’re able to bring that to your guests. It will be great to have some resemblance of a floor that will protect the ground that it rests on, as well as the guests. Having more luxurious seating arrangements allows everyone to feel comfortable as opposed to breaking and dirty plastic chairs.

What You Could Have at your Event

Thankfully there are means of weather protection that work well in stretch tents. There are mist spraying fans or mushroom heaters. There are various means of creating a suitable floor, that will complement the feeling and the look of the event and that are high hell safe. There are various ways of seating everyone, it could be with picnic benches or it could be with comfy couches or on a bar stool. Don’t forget that if you want a red carpet with velvet rope, that you actually can have a red carpet with velvet rope.

Hire a Stretch Tent Today

So a big birthday is coming up or you’re hosting an event and you wish to take it to the next level. Get in touch with Tentickle Stretch Tents and get the tent best suited for you, as well as turning a tent into a ballroom. Some marquee manufacturers have a wide range of décor for hire that will bring a touch of elegance to anything. For the best marquee manufacturers - contact Tentickle Stretch Tents - for the best advice, service and quality.


Article source: https://stretchtentdesign.tumblr.com/post/173571482059/its-more-than-just-a-tent-there-are-so-many

2018 Wedding Trends: What's Hot for 2018

Are you planning a wedding in 2018? If so, you need to know about these hot wedding trends!


If you’re planning a wedding in 2018, then a great place to start is of course 2018 wedding trends! After all, finding out what's going to be hot in the year you say 'I do' will be vital when it comes to planning your special day.

From gorgeous bridal wear trends and unique décor ideas, to the latest in wedding stationery, we have a mix of all the latest 2018 wedding trends you need to know about!

2018 Wedding Venue Trends

More often than not, the type of wedding venue you book will usually set the tone for your entire wedding theme.


Recently, we’ve seen a huge move towards industrial-looking venues. These types of venues tend to be more of a blank canvas, where couples can really go to town on the reception décor and make it their own. Another wedding venue trend, which has been rapidly growing in popularity, is wedding marquees. These offer even more of a blank canvas to create the perfect dream wedding - exactly how you imagined it!


Open spaces and industrialised architecture is a key trend for 2018 weddings – and we’ve really taken to this here at hitched, as it allows couples to host a modern wedding with real character. Hitched's Editor, Sarah, says: "It's becoming clear that more and more brides are looking for a unique and alternative venue to really show off their individuality.

"What's great about the rising trend for more industrial-looking locations is that you can give your day a cool and edgy feel, while still having the option to dress it in a way that's personal to you - whether that's filling the room with flowers, playing around with lighting from candles and fairy lights, or leaving it neutral for a high-impact effect".


2018 Wedding Theme Trends

We spoke to wedding planner La Fete about the key theme and colour scheme trends for 2018 weddings.


“2018 is going to be all about natural light and stripping things back to basics – we are moving towards a minimalistic look where natural light and polished details are key."


Tying in really well with the industrial-style venue, La Fete also mentioned the appearance of copper and metallic details, marble aspects and white and green tones for any floral décor.

Wedding marquees allow the perfect amount of natural light and allow you to focus you decor on the tables etc, whilst ‘adding space’ through it ‘open’ design to prevent your wedding from feeling cluttered.


Tentickle International are the experts on wedding marquees and can offer guidance throughout your wedding planning and are known for their sublime service and products.



4 Benefits of a Tent Wedding

If you’re not the typical “cookie-cutter" bride and are looking for a unique and breathtaking venue, then consider hosting a tent wedding! There are so many new features and the benefits that come along with a tent wedding, and beauty and possibilities are endless.


WEATHER



“Tent rental is so important because you never know what the weather’s going to be like," says Ramsey Duqum of Aable Rents. That’s especially true in Northeast Ohio! Just because you plan a wedding in June doesn’t mean you won’t encounter rain, and if you plan a wedding in May or September, there’s the chance you may still see snow! Having an outdoor tent wedding is a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather but also have a place of shelter in case Mother Nature is mad about not getting an invite. Plus, if you get walls, it can shelter you from all those pesky insects and will avoid any embarrassing pictures of you swatting away a bee. You can even heat or air-condition the tent to keep it the perfect temperature!

Dean from Miller’s Party Rentals ensures brides that “When it comes to rain and wind, a tent can be outfitted to handle both of those conditions. Many wedding tents are wind loaded for double digit wind gusts and side wall can be added to stop any rain from blowing into the tent." Keep in mind, though, that tents are temporary structures and will not be as safe as a building. Ben from All Events Rental reminds brides that “Here in Ohio, during the busy wedding season, there’s typically one big storm per week. If we’re lucky, that storm happens on a Tuesday or Wednesday and doesn’t really impact your wedding. If you’re not so lucky, you’re seeking shelter on your wedding day from a thunderstorm or worse." Though most tents can survive 40-60 mile per hour winds – and some can face up to 90 mph! – it can be unsafe and downright scary to do so. “Any good tenting company can supply a Tent Evacuation Plan in the scenario that having your event becomes too dangerous to have outside," says Charlie from Miller’s.


BLANK CANVAS



A tent wedding offers you a completely blank canvas to design according to your vision. With an indoor venue, though you may fall in love with a few features, there are so many aspects you cannot change like the flooring, wall color, architecture, view, layout. God forbid you fall in love with the giant windows overlooking Lake Erie but the wall colors completely clash with your color scheme. With a tent wedding, you don’t have to worry about that. “A tent also serves as a beautiful backdrop to enjoy and celebrate your big day. It can be a décor element in and of itself, or it can be customized to mirror each bride’s individual vision of their space!" says Duqum of Aable Rents. You can rent different sizes and styles and decorate it any way you’d like. That means hanging features, chandeliers, pillars, arches, a custom dance floor, and more!

However, Ben from All Events Rental wants to warn brides ahead of time what they’re getting into. “In terms of cost per square foot, tents are typically very reasonable," he says. “But, you’re essentially creating your very own reception hall for the weekend, and that’s not cheap. Tables, chairs, linens, china, silverware, glassware, dance floor, lighting, restrooms – those are just a few of the costs associated with a tented wedding which are oftentimes included in the cost of brick and mortar reception hall."




YEAR-ROUND

Because of the new features like walls and heating, you can get married outside any day of the year! Celebrate a New Year’s Eve wedding with a gorgeous view of the fireworks! Or a dreamy February wedding gazing upon the freshly fallen snow blanketing the venue grounds around you while you dance away in a dry and climate-controlled tent. Outdoor weddings aren’t just for the summer anymore! With a tent, you can celebrate your love for nature without having to wait until June rolls around.




INDECISIVE NO MORE

If you just can’t decide between an outdoor or indoor reception, a tent is the perfect solution ! You can layout a tent however you like. Serve the dinner and cakes inside the tent but the drinks and dancing in the open air! Hang twinkling lights like in the picture above and enjoy the beauty of both the indoors and outdoors.


Tentickle International offers a range of wedding tents and setups. View Tentickle International’s wedding tents here and get started on bringing your dream wedding to life.


Article source: http://todaysbride.com/blog/2017/04/06/tent-wedding/

OUTDOOR WEDDING - DREAM OR NIGHTMARE?



Let’s face it, there’s nothing more beautiful or romantic than tying the knot in the great outdoors, surrounded by your closest friends and family; and while you may think you have it all covered and nothing’s going to spoil your big day, there’s always that one lady who marches to the beat of her own drum: Mother Nature. And she sure knows how to throw a whole lot of unforeseen stuff your way.

Since we’re in the business of outdoor events, we understand just how destructive our darling Mother Nature can be. But we also know how important your occasion is, so we’ve come up with a few ideas to help save the day...

  • Plan B: Be smart so that if the weather doesn’t work in your favour on your big day you have a Plan B to fall back on. (Your Plan B might be arranging things so that you can pull things indoors quickly. Or you could also just throw everything into the swimming pool on the assumption that once everything is sodden, it can’t get any wetter. But that might not suit Anal Aunt Alice.)


  • The weather over there: If you’re planning a destination wedding, don’t forget to learn as much as you can about the weather in that destination. That dirts cheap airline ticket to a tropical island? Could be because it’s hurricane season. Although you might be looking forward to partying up a typhoon, you don’t want to plan your wedding on a tropical island during hurricane season. Trust us on this one.


  • Booking business: Always check the venue’s cancellation and postponements policies, and pay attention to policies regarding postponements due to natural disasters or ‘acts of god.’ How far in advance can you cancel or postpone, and how far in advance are they required to notify you if they cannot fulfil their contract? (And no, you probably won’t be able to cancel if you suddenly discover that you’re wearing the wrong undies as you’re walking up the aisle.)


  • Insurance assurance: One way to safeguard your big day: invest in wedding insurance. Research the available policies, and always read the fine print. Your special day is likely to be a major financial investment so choose a policy that’s appropriate for you, your location and your peace of mind. Don’t skimp on the insurance; when in doubt always, always… *always* safeguard yourself and your day!


  • Make a list. Check it twice: Always make sure that you have an updated and accurate hard-copy of your master list - which should include contact information of all wedding vendors, guests and members of the wedding party, and make sure that both you and your right-hand person (maid-of-honour, wedding planner, mum, best friend) have copies of this list. This way, any last minute changes in venue can quickly be communicated to all vendors and guests


  • Use the technology: There are numerous flight-tracking, road travel and weather applications that will help you stay on top of schedules, changes in weather and delays in travel. Forewarned is forearmed.


  • Calm, Cool, Collected: It’s happening - and there is nothing you can do about it. The weather’s worsening - or maybe disaster’s already struck - but you need to stay calm, cool and collected. The important thing to remember is that none of us can control ol’ Mother Nature - but we can prepare for her. So stop, breathe, and rely on your vendors and the people who have planned your day to help you weather the storm. And remember that Tentickle marquee tent manufacturers, UK based, high-quality tent suppliers, provide peace of mind because there tents can withstand some of the most harrowing weather and wind speeds up to 40 knots.


Hopefully you won’t need to use any of these tips, but whether you do or you don’t, we hope that your day will be full of love, happiness and memories that’ll last forever - no matter what Mother Nature might have in store.

12 conseils pour organiser un mariage chez soi

[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, Clémentine Marchal, from www.leblogdemadamec for a fantastic read!]


Se marier chez soi, au milieu de ses souvenirs d’enfant et à la belle étoile un soir d’été, nombreux en rêveraient. Dans beaucoup d’esprits, le fait d’organiser un mariage chez soi permettrait de faire des économies.

De mon expérience en qualité de wedding-planner fraîchement retraitée, cela ne s’applique que pour les mariages en petit comité. Pour les réceptions au-delà de 50 convives, la logistique inhérente à l’accueil devient très vite plus lourde. Il faut donc penser à chaque détail avant de se lancer dans l’aventure. J’ai listé pour vous mes 10 conseils pour organiser un mariage chez soi.

Bien définir les espaces et les plans B

Rêver de son mariage dans le parc ou le sous-bois de la maison de famille, cela met des étoiles plein les yeux mais est-ce vraiment réalisable ? Oui, ce serait tellement poétique d’échanger vos voeux à l’ombre du grand chêne centenaire puis de dîner sous les étoiles, mais peut-on vraiment prendre le risque que la noce soit gâchée si la météo nous joue des tours ? Afin d’éliminer tout stress, il faudra anticiper vos plans B pour chaque temps de votre journée et budgétiser le coût de ces infrastructures éphémères.

Prévoir une tente

Si vous ne disposez pas d’une grange ou d’un espace réceptif couvert suffisamment grand, il faudra opter pour la location de tente de réception. Alors oui, elle ne fait pas vraiment rêver cette tente blanche cubique toute poupou à l’ossature de fer. Mais elle devient un poste incontournable à votre organisation en cas de pluie ou de vent violent.

Dans ce cas vous pourrez choisir entre :

- Le barnum classique,
- La tente cristal,
- La tente nomade

Il faudra prévoir 1M2/pers assise pour l’espace de réception et 0,5 m2/pers pour la piste de danse

Les options supplémentaires :

- avec ou sans parquet
- si barnum, avec ou sans velum
- avec ou sans guirlandes lumineuses


Règle d’or n°1 :

Toujours envoyer plusieurs demandes de devis et organiser un repérage sur place avec le professionnel retenu, avant de signer le contrat.

Règle d’or n°2 :

Pour éviter toute mauvaise surprise, toujours faire un plan d’implantation de la tente dans l’espace.

Prévoir un Office Traiteur

Afin d’assurer un service de qualité, le traiteur devra disposer d’un office raccordé à l’eau et l’électricité. Si votre cuisine est trop éloignée de l’espace dinatoire ou qu’elle est de petite taille, il faudra prévoir l’infrastructure nécessaire au bon déroulement de votre dîner. En quel cas, il faudra prévoir une ou deux pagodes et des buffets pour que le chef puisse dresser ses assiettes et les envoyer.
Prévoir des toilettes

Pour le confort de vos invités, la location de toilettes mobiles est nécessaire. Au cocktail, c’est rigolo de traverser le jardin vers la maison pour chercher les toilettes. Au dîner, cela devient juste pénible. Optez pour des toilettes sèches ou une caravane, bien plus sympathique que les toilettes de chantier :)


Prévoir l’éclairage intérieur et extérieur

Les bougies, c’est intimiste mais cela ne suffit pas à éclairer en qualité suffisante votre repas. Il faudra alors penser à votre éclairage. Des guirlandes guinguette, de beaux lustres ou des leds, selon votre ambiance et votre budget, vous pourrez ajuster ce poste. N’oubliez pas de prévoir les éclairages extérieurs jusqu’au Parking afin d’éviter de petits accidents de fin de soirée.
Evaluer les besoins électriques de votre réception

Organiser une réception chez soi nécessite des besoins électriques. Demandez au préalable à chaque prestataire ses besoins en Watts afin de vous assurer que les plombs de la maison ne sauteront pas. Et pour ceux qui ne veulent prendre aucun risque, louer un groupe électrogène. Il en existe aujourd’hui des ultra silencieux.


Prévoir un parking

Recevoir plus d’une centaine de convives, nécessite un espace de stationnement à proximité du lieu de la fête. Si le lieu n’en dispose pas, il faudra s’adresser à la mairie pour entrevoir des solutions annexes ou mettre en place un service de navettes.

Penser aux accès

Notamment pour vos prestataires et en priorité le traiteur et le tentiste. Il faut s’assurer qu’ils puissent accèdent à la maison avec leur camion.


Penser aux nuisances sonores

Il est impératif de prévenir le voisinage de cette réception exceptionnelle, ainsi que votre gendarmerie de quartier et les pompiers.
Penser au dortoir des petits

A moins de ne pas avoir d’enfants parmi les invités, il faudra prévoir la logistique des baby-sitters, des repas et du dodo. L’anticiper permet à tous de passer une soirée plus sereine. Il faudra du coup réserver dans la maison un endroit dédié au couchage. Charge aux parents d’amener leurs lits parapluie.

Pour pense-bête, prévoyez en nombre suffisant les professionnels en charge des petits et assurez-vous de leurs références :

- 1 personne qualifiée pour 7 enfants âgés de +3 à 12 ans
- 1 personne qualifiée pour 3 enfants âgés de +1 à 3 ans
- 1 personne qualifiée pour 2 bébés de 0 à 1 an

Si piscine, embaucher un maître nageur

Une piscine est toujours un visuel charmant mais il apporte son lot de dangers. Dans le contexte d’une fête, il est important de veiller à la sécurité de vos convives. Un accident est si vite arrivé.


Penser aux navettes

Pour que la fête se termine dans la joie et la bonne humeur, je recommanderai la mise en place d’un service de navettes. Soit en utilisant votre propre véhicule et en embauchant un chauffeur privé, soit en faisant appel à un service de navettes en bus ou mini-bus. Et pour ceux qui ne souhaitent ou ne peuvent pas investir dans ce poste, une affichette avec le contact de 2 à 4 taxis du coin sera utile.

Author: Clémentine Marchal

Source: http://www.leblogdemadamec.fr/blog-mariage-lifestyle/organiser-un-mariage-chez-soi/


Tips & Ideas for Your Marquee Wedding



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.





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.






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.






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.




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.



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.




If 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.



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.


The key questions to ask when you hire a marquee



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.


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.


Traumhafte Ideen für Hochzeitszelte


True Photography

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 …


Yolande Marx

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!


Jose Villa

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.


Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography

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.


Orchard Cove Photography

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?


Studio 222 Photography

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.

Manchester‘s Amazing Wedding Venues

Our recommendations for the best Manchester wedding venues. You choose from unique and quirky through to classic and grand.

Manchester wedding photography, in the city centre is such a stunning contrast from the traditional country house, rustic barns and tipis. Wedding photography in the city can be grungy and gritty, sleek and architectural, moody and definitely timeless. Recently voted as one of Britain’s most romantic cities it seems Manchester is the place to tie the knot. Plenty of restaurants to come back to year after year for gorgeous anniversary dinners too! Have a flick through our gallery above to see just a few of our shots around the city and Manchester Wedding venues.

As wedding photographers we’ve documented numerous amazing weddings in Manchester city centre from the gothic grandeur of the Town Hall to the über trendy and slick looking night time feel of some of the city’s most gorgeous, boutique hotels. Walking from your wedding ceremony venue to your city centre reception will yield some fantastic wedding photo opportunities. We love the juxtaposition of a wedding couple in their gorgeous bridal attire walking through Manchester city streets it’s just timeless, especially in the pouring rain (with brolly’s of course). Really magical genuine moments from your wedding to look back on in the years to come.

Have a good peruse of our page, with our selection of some of the best wedding venues that Manchester has to offer. You’ll be spoilt for choice! Once you’ve made that decision remember to contact us to check our availability to photograph your Manchester wedding :)

Manchester wedding venues where we’ve photographed weddings over the years include Manchester Town Hall, St. Anns Church, The Midland Hotel, Malmaison Hotel, St.Chad’s Church, Salford Cathedral, Manchester City Art Gallery, Didsbury House Hotel, Portland Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Great John Street Hotel, The Lowry Hotel , The Lowry Theatre and On the 7th (strictly speaking the last three are Salford but it’s close enough!)

Scroll down for our Manchester wedding venues guide – it’s sure to have something that ticks your boxes for the most amazing wedding day. We simply can’t wait to capture your Manchester wedding in this dynamic and timeless city…….

Unique and quirky Manchester wedding venues

As wedding photographers we really love new venues too and Manchester has some crackers! We’re really looking forward to a wedding shoot at Manchester Museum anybody? Get that dinosaur in on the action! Or perhaps in the amazing steam engine room at MOSI, we do love a bit of industrial heritage and there’s the option for short a steam train journey too. A great venue for a steampunk wedding perhaps :) Victoria Baths, another quirky amazing very ‘green’ space, how many people get married in a swimming pool – we even voted for this when it won on the TV show ‘Restoration’!

Something completely different? Have your ceremony on board Concorde at Runway Park, with space for 54 guests, say your vows in the aisle of Manchester’s concorde!


Gothic rich historic feel

It goes without saying that Manchester Town Hall pretty much corners the market on epic Gothic-ness but there are other spaces too if not as large but definitely with that gothic feel and rich interiors. For Manchester Town Hall weddings check out MTH & GJS, MTH & The Black Swan or MTH & Hyde Bank Farm. For the truly historic go for John Rylands Library or Chethams School of Music (can’t wait to shoot here in 2017), both completely epic. Harry Potter eat your heart out! More gorgeous venues with an academic twist from the rich library feel in the Christie Bistro to the again Harry Potter-esque Whitworth Hall – all in the Manchester University locales.


Art and culture ;)

Manchester Central Art Gallery, it doesn’t get more cultured than that supping champagne surrounded by old masters in the older section of the gallery. Then moving on to the great modern glass extension for your evening’s celebrations, the perfect combination of old and new right in the centre of town. The newly refurbished, Manchester Central library hosts Sunday weddings, where the library is all yours for the day. Celebrate in an iconic building newly refurbished perfectly combining grand architecture with clean modern lines (and lots of books too!!!) Or perhaps again another newly refurbished space at The Whitworth Art Gallery, a very bright light modern affair housed inside a much older building, overlooking Whitworth Park, in the Oxford Road University area of Manchester.


For your theatrical side

A bit of theatre perhaps, we love the Royal Exchange Theatre, such a stunning space – wow! Or perhaps a grand entrance from the wings at The Palace Theatre. Too big try the cosier yet still opulent feel of The Opera House, curtains, action and rapturous applause from the stalls! Got a massive guest list? There’s the iconic Albert Hall right in the middle of Manchester city centre – loads of space and fab architectural detail, textures, big windows and then there’s the epic organ too. Somewhere a little smaller, a reminder of your uni days…try The Deaf Institute, amazing interiors with a great earthy rich feel, with a number of different spaces to hire form the bijou basement den, to the larger Music Hall. With a new wedding ceremony license in 2016 for four different rooms too, including the auditorium The Bridgewater Hall is an iconic Manchester venue where we’d absolutely love to photograph a wedding, we love all the amazing modern architecture and with such amazing acoustics no-one will miss your vows!

Boutique hotel – Manchester wedding venues

There’s plenty of new hotels and restaurants popping up all the time in Manchester, we’re definitely looking forward to two new King Street hotels on the horizon. Art deco styled 60 room Hotel Gotham from bespoke hotels complete with roof top bar and 1930’s styling. Then there’s new eclectic hotel – King St Town House, with 40 rooms and a roof garden too, this is a wedding venue that ticks all the boxes. Can’t wait to shoot our first wedding there…roll on January 2017! Whilst we’re on the subject of the eclectic hotel’s group it’s rude not to mention Didsbury House Hotel, situated in the urban trendy village of Didsbury. This town house is the perfect venue for a more intimate homely celebration, surprisingly with 27 bedrooms too, so all your guests can stay in one place. Need more rooms then there’s their sister property Eleven Disbury Park just down the road, which can also host more intimate weddings with the option of an outdoor reception and meal :) Not forgetting Great John Street a very popular choice for boutique hotel weddings in Manchester. We’ve heard their afternoon tea is pretty good too, what more of an excuse do you need to go and have a nosey!

Northern Quarter Manchesters’ Urban Cool

Whilst not having a specific licensed wedding venue, Northern Quarter does deserve it’s own section for the diverse and multitude of options available. We’ve only listed here venues which we know have held wedding receptions before or have venue hire options. However, we’re pretty convinced most of Northern quarters bars, nooks and crannies would make the ideal venue for a Manchester wedding reception. The Fitzgerald is a dark rich cocktail bar with character and distinction tucked away just off Stevenson Square right in the heart of things. A 1920’s vibe, throw in a bit of jazz, the odd cocktail or two, all your friends and the perfect evening wedding soiree will no doubt ensue :) Awesome urban grunge vibe at Twenty twenty two, another hidden venue in the basement of 20 Dale Street, think graffitti decor, brick walls, pipework, and a bit of ping pong too – looks great if you’re looking for an urban feel to your wedding (although not sure if they do full venue hire for Sat/Sun.) For a more cosy English pub feel check out Montpelliers, with it’s unassuming entrance this would be an easy one to miss, but looks like a great cosy venue for an intimate celebration. Dusk ’til Pawn, another dark moody quirky wedding reception option, for a ‘New York’ bar feel with just your closest friends and family, approx 50 capacity. Obsessed by TV & Movies, well this themed bar may be just what you’re looking for Bar21, has various hire options depending on the size of your wedding party – in the heart of Northern Quarter on Thomas Street. Looking for something less dark and urban then try the light bright RosyLee, big georgian style windows provide the light whilst the interiors definitely have the character you’d expect from The Northern Quarter. Another you could try is Pie & Ale (sounds perfect already!) part of Bakerie and hire of their beer hall is free!! So that’s our tiny selection of what’s out there, go explore ask your favourite NQ bar if they don’t do something then they’re sure to know somewhere that does :) So that’s our selection of what’s out there, go explore ask your favourite NQ bar if they don’t do something then they’re sure to know somewhere that does :)

Shabby chic – Manchester wedding venues
More to add to our wish list a couple of more church-like ethereal buildings, well they used to be churches so I guess they’re gonna look church-like! Situated just outside Manchesters’ trendy Northern Quarter is the newly refurbished and very impressive Halle St Peters’ a central urban manchester venue with a difference. You can’t get more shabby chic with ethereal than The Monastery, in Gorton – such fantastic huge ethereal space, filled with history, drama and a definite wow factor – see you all there! You like rustic urban chic but not so bothered about the pointy windows of church buildings, check out Hope Mill Theatre. In the upcoming New Islington area of Manchester, is pretty cool – their theatre and entertainment line-up’s pretty good too, with cosy blankets :) Get in before anyone else for a unique Manchester wedding reception venue due to be opening October 2016, sounds cool in their blurb…53two. Fancy the new ‘quarter’ try Redbank Co in the Green Quarter, whiskey bar upstairs, pizza van in their outdoor space, what’s not to like under the railway arches just north of Victoria railway station.


Salford Quays & Media City UK

Whilst we’re on the subject of Manchester, how about a short hop across the river into Salford? With Media City UK at The Quays and loads of redevelopment just over the river Salford is a great choice for a city centre wedding, still with the great transport links of Manchester right next door. Let’s start with eclectic hotels offering in Media City UK, On the 7th, quirky modern styling ‘rustic meets modern clean lines’, great views over The Quays and even a cinema room too, with a capacity from 20-150 a great sized wedding venue, right in the heart of the action.

Being in media city, how apt to have a theatre based wedding and the Lowry Theatre isn’t just your average theatre! If you like bold strong colours then book this venue – your wedding will definitely be filled with colour! Not to mention the stunning Compass room with views over the Quays from the circular balcony.

For modern style with impact and slightly wonky floors, you don’t need too many drinks to feel slightly off kilter at the Imperial War Museum. Great open spaces just use your imagination to create a wedding to remember in this very unique venue.

Thinking out of the box, liking craft beers and a warehouse feel then try Seven Bro7hers Brewery, not too sexy from the outside but inside is a very well stocked bar in a warehouse feel urban gritty environment. Worth a punt if you like that kinda vibe and the quays isn’t too far away for a bit more sparkle to add to your photos.

Salford wedding venues just over the river from Manchester

Not what you’d expect in the heart of an industrial city, Ordsall Hall is a tudor manor house with tudor styled gardens and orchard. The perfect spot for a bit of greenery to add to a city centre wedding. Maybe you’ll have an extra guest on your photographs too, if their friendly ghosts make an appearance!

Back closer to Manchester city centre, The Lowry Hotel is just over the river so within Salford, ideal for a city centre walkabout for your grungy urban photography, whilst the clean lines and huge windows from The Lowry Hotel give a great sense of space overlooking that iconic bridge – Jade & Thomas’ big day at The Lowry Hotel. Also worth a look for something a bit different is The Kings Arms, which has various rooms and spaces for hire – including a theatre room too!! Or perhaps spend your evening stepped back in time in a Victorian street or admiring art work at Salford Museum and Art Gallery definitely a different and unique twist to your evening reception. Support Salford’s heritage and arts scene and hire event space at the über cool Islington Mill a hub for artsy, music-y creatives with a definite urban rustic historic mill feel to their event space which has a bar and sound system all ready to go for the perfect yet unique wedding party – there’s also a quirky B&B on site too!


Urban street vibe – Manchester wedding venues with grit

So you’ve got a guest list as long as Mr.Tickles arms? So there’s Beat Street on Deansgate just underneath Grand Northern, who cares what the weather is doing when you have this ¨uber cool underground urban space (and we are Pixies in the Cellar so we’ll fit right in!) Or in Trafford there’s Victoria Warehouse, a new huge venue, looks like a great urban rustic space, with warehouse style accommodation too! Under the arches close to Oxford Road train station Gorilla has a range of party/event spaces for your wedding from small and intimate to absolutely massive – so say your I do’s at a church or the town hall perhaps and then move on to this den of cool and gin!

A church wedding?

Thinking of a church wedding, well if you want to make a statement why not go for it and take in all that gothic grandeur that is Manchester Cathedral, although to marry in the Cathedral you must meet certain requirements first so best to check if you fit their criteria first. You can also hold your wedding reception in Manchester Cathedral, so perhaps get married in a hotel and have your reception in the cathedral, how’s that for a back to front wedding! Also within the city centre St.Ann’s church is a fabulous building (although only limited photography allowed), whilst St Mary’s The Hidden Gem is a catholic church option and if you’re thinking about having your reception at Manchester Museum or one of The University buildings then The Holy Name church on Oxford Road is an amazing building too :) In Salford don’t forget their very own Cathedral too!

Hotels and function spaces – these Manchester wedding venues aren’t just your usual hotels… history, style & pizzazz :)

The Radisson Blu Edwardian (a late 2015 winter wedding and an early 2015 winter wedding by Pixies in the Cellar) think glass and metal modern touches in a building steeped in history as the Free Trade Hall of old. The Midland Hotel (an all boys tartan affair & an Egyptian wedding party at The Midland hotel) a grand classic hotel with a modern feel yet heralding back to days gone by. A newly adapted venue space with another rooftop terrace is Manchester Hall, which used to be the Freemasons Hall an imposing exterior, close to the city centre and Spinningfields – looking forward to shooting our first wedding here in 2017. You couldn’t really fail The Palace Hotel, it’s huge red brick frontage really makes a statement. 275 rooms on offer and venue spaces to hold up to 1000 (as well as smaller spaces too!), then you can guarantee they’ll be able to fit your wedding party in, no matter how big or small! Just next to The Palace is Refuge by Volta, where you can hire out their ‘Den’, for a cool yet classy space for 60-80 bodies, with outdoor space and table football too. If glass and steel combos are your thing then check out The Place Apartments, super conveniently placed just down from Manchester Piccadilly train station and close to Northern Quarter for a few sneaky drinks or a yummy breakfast :)

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Note from the blogger: What a great article and beautiful images! Just to add some more inspiration, if you are considering an outdoor wedding have a look at a Bedouin-inspired stretch tent, such as the ones you can rent from Tentickle Stretch Tents. In fact, for tent hire, Manchester, look no further than this crowd!