Quirky Wedding Venues In London

Quirky Wedding Venues In London Once upon a time, weddings were very simple affairs. The ceremony would take place in a church, and the reception in a local venue – perhaps a low key community hall or hotel event space. Nowadays, couples are looking to express themselves through their choice of venue: choosing a venue to encapsulate their personalities, and customise to their needs. To help you find some quirky wedding venues, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourites in London. An Old Pub The Roost, Dalston There’s no better place for a good old knees up than a pub. By choosing an old pub as your wedding reception venue, you don’t need to compromise on style: in fact, it can act as a canvas to project your own tastes. The Roost – […]

The First Dance: Some Alternative Ideas

The First Dance: Some Alternative Ideas With a dozen things on the wedding checklist, the first dance is often a last minute consideration for many couples. We all remember those Julia Roberts rom-coms with the classic, ever-romantic first dance scenes, but not every couple is sold on the idea of timeless tear-jerkers. To follow are some alternative ideas to help couples break away from the customary first dance and plan something different and unique. Be rebellious It goes without saying that your wedding is all about you. […]

Unusual Wedding Venues

Finding a wedding venue that all your friends haven’t already been to can be a bit of tough task in London! So to help find some unusual spaces I asked Fafavia from Hire Space, the London venue website to give her favourites. Over to Fafavia.   The National Theatre My first would be the Deck at the National Theater. It’s set right in the centre of the Capital on the roof of the National Theatre, so as you can imagine the views are magnificent. A wedding outdoors may feel a world away at the moment but with its mix of indoor/outdoor space the venue is perfect for an unpredictable English summer. […]

6 Festive Ideas for a Winter Wedding

6 Festive Ideas for a Winter Wedding With winter just around the corner, many couples will be engrossed in the organisation of their winter wedding. From booking the church and reception venue to sending out invites and gift lists, arranging the mundane details can sometimes curb creativity and stifle the excitement. To lend a helping hand and get your creative juices flowing once more, I’ve compiled my favourite festive ideas for the perfect winter wedding. 1. Cosy locations Craig-y-nos castle, Swansea With endless weather warnings issued every winter in the UK, cosy wedding locations are a must for any winter wedding. Highland lodges with big, open fires, rustic farmhouses with plenty of dancing space in the heated barn, and romantic, candlelit inns are popular choices at this time of year. Take a look at the Great British Weddings website for more ideas for a winter wedding location. […]

How to Hire a Master of Ceremonies

How to Hire a Master of Ceremonies With a million and one things to organise for an upcoming corporate event, hiring a Master of Ceremonies is frequently overlooked. As well as providing light entertainment between acts and activities, an MC will be at the centre of all behind-the-scenes arrangements, playing a subtle yet vital role in the smooth running of any party, wedding, gig, or event. Whether you’re seeking a professional MC for a company Christmas party or a large business event, you will want to make sure that your MC is up to the job. Let’s take a look at what duties you can expect of a professional, experienced Master of Ceremonies, and how to guarantee you secure only the best for your event. The duties of an MC A role involving plenty of skill and confidence, the duties of an MC will typically vary from event to event. That said, there are a number […]

8 Tips for Organising the Office Christmas Party

8 Tips for Organising the Office Christmas Party If you’ve been landed the job of organising the office Christmas party, you may be feeling stressed by the task at hand. With food to consider, staff to keep happy and a budget to work to, it can be a drain on your time as well as your sanity. To lift the weight off your shoulders, I have compiled a list of eight tips for organising the office Christmas party. 1. Set your budget Your budget will dictate the plans for your entire Christmas party, so agree this […]

Wedding DJ and Band

Wedding DJ and Band – DJ vs Band: Who Wins the Wedding Entertainment Battle? Wedding planning is both exciting and stressful. While your big day needs to reflect your tastes as a couple, there is also a great deal of pressure to entertain your guests from start to finish. When the cake has been cut, the speeches delivered and tears of joy shed, attention will naturally turn to the dancefloor. But should you book a band, or hire a DJ for the evening’s entertainment? Here are some helpful points for consideration. […]

The Alternative Christmas Party

The Alternative Christmas Party, for Companies Who Think Differently Christmas is a wonderful time of year. But for many people, the festive season can bring with it a sense of déjà vu – particularly when it comes to the annual work’s Christmas do. If you’ve been charged with organising the office party this year, you don’t have to take the traditional route. If you can’t bear to hear yet another rendition of Fairytale of New York, here’s how to do things a little bit differently by planning the alternative Christmas party. 1. Don’t succumb to the turkey At this time of year, restaurants are plugging their Christmas menus in a bid to book […]