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Why Village Farm Marquees?


Looking for a Yorkshire marquee company you can really trust? At Village Farm Marquees we'll take care of everything so that you can 
concentrate on enjoying your event.

Types Of Events

Whether you want to line a village hall for a wedding, throw a sit down garden party for 200 or promote your company, we’ll guide you through the event planning maze.

Unique Approach

Your happiness really matters to us and we’ll take an innovative, bespoke approach to making your event special, backed by unbeatable personal service.

Experienced Professionals

Trained to the very highest standards, our VFM team boast decades of experience, from small events in back gardens to lavish Royal occasions at Buckingham Palace.

Guaranteed Service 

We take it personally – Tony and Chrysta will oversee your event from start to finish. We’ll deliver what we say we will, when we say we will, to exacting standards.

About Village Farm Marquees


We are Tony and Chrysta Newman and we established Village Farm Marquees in 2010, in the beautiful East Yorkshire seaside village of Skipsea.
 
Originally from London, we moved to the East Coast to build a new way of life, away from the ‘big smoke’, establishing our award-winning Village Farm B&B as well as Village Farm Marquees.
 
We bring years of experience and wisdom to the planning and execution of your event. Chrysta used to lead the recruitment team of a major international bank and has outstanding project and event planning knowledge.
 
Meanwhile, Tony learned his trade working across the UK for a nationally renowned marquee business which lists royalty and A-list celebrities among its clientele. Career highlights include erecting marquees for Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Williams Formula 1 team.
 
This experience has left Tony with an uncompromising approach to quality and, as a result, Village Farm Marquees now lists gun makers Browning International, the Britax pram and child car seat manufacturer and Powerboat P1 Management among our corporate clients. We have also paved the way for dream weddings, anniversaries and birthdays for numerous private clients, including local Olympic champion boxer Luke Campbell.
 
We are passionate about our business and, most importantly, about making your day the best it can possibly be. Approachable and caring, we will stop at nothing to make sure your event is not only memorable, but magical as well.
 
“We don’t just approach a marquee booking as a package or formula,” said Tony. “Every person and every event is unique and we start by sitting down with them, really listening to what they tell us, and then make it our mission to bring their vision to life.
 
“What we provide are not just marquees, but stages on which the most memorable occasions in people’s lives and businesses unfold. We understand that every single one has to be extra special, delivered with genuine love and conviction.”
 
Tony works with a trusted team, many of whom have been involved with Village Farm Marquees for years and are as committed to outstanding results as we are.
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Our Expertise


At Village Farm Marquees, we understand how much your event means – whether you are getting married, celebrating a special occasion or promoting your business.

Weddings


Our Village Farm Marquees weddings are marked by quality and creativity, as fitting backdrops for people opening the next chapter of their love stories.
 
Whether big or small, we can help you shape your day into something which exactly matches your dreams, no matter what environment you have to work with.
 
We offer marquees of all sizes, and a selection of options from starlit ceilings to fairy lighting, to help bring the magic to life. We can even manufacture bespoke features to make your wedding venue unique to you. Past examples have included everything from a ski chalet themed entertainment room – to a pond and fountain!
 
If you can’t quite stretch your budget to your own marquee, we can also dress a venue of your choice.
 
We can take care of as much or as little as you want us to – whether that’s ‘just’ the marquee itself or full end-to-end event planning, including commissioning and overseeing trusted professionals from florists to venue stylists.
 
Whatever you have in mind, it starts with a conversation. To book your free, no obligation initial consultation, contact us today.
 
If you’re planning to get married but not sure where to start and need some inspiration, download our Event Guide, which is packed with helpful hints and tips.

Parties


Whether you’re an individual looking to mark a life milestone with the people you most care about, or a company wanting to celebrate your employees’ success, we can deliver an eyecatching and memorable venue.
 
We provide themed marquees in a range of sizes, even installing unique, tailored features limited only by your imagination. Or, if you already have a venue, we can transform it for you with everything from beautiful linings to lighting.
 
We’ll just provide the venue or you can let us take care of everything – with our event planning service which includes commissioning and overseeing trusted professionals from florists to venue stylists.
 
Whatever you have in mind, it starts with a conversation. To book your free, no obligation initial consultation, contact us today.
 
If you’re planning to throw a party but not sure where to start and need some inspiration, download our Event Guide, which is packed with helpful hints and tips.

Corporate Events


Why do you host a corporate event? Well, usually it’s to build relationships with customers and suppliers by providing them with an experience they won’t forget.
 
Whether you’re holding a party, hosting a trade stand at a show or promoting a new product or service, your corporate presence needs to stand out from your competition, which is where we come in.
 
Not only can we provide you with the highest quality backdrop, we can create bespoke features from mobile bars to product displays, which will ensure your target audiences remember you and, without fail, choose you.
 
Whatever you have in mind, it starts with a conversation. To book your free, no obligation initial consultation, contact us today.
 
If you’re planning to host an event but not sure where to start and need some inspiration, download our Event Guide, which is packed with helpful hints and tips.

Dress Your Venue


Don't have the budget or space for your own marquee? No problem, we can dress the inside of your venue for that marquee experience. 

The Venue

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We can transform the humblest of spaces into a ‘field of dreams’. This is the outside of Cayton village hall, which we were asked to line for a wedding.

Inside The Venue

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What a difference! The hall looked so different by the time we’d finished with it, the wedding guests could hardly believe where they were.

How It Works


plan your event

1. Plan

build the frame for your party

2. Build

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3. Accessorise

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4. Enjoy


  Case Studies


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“I was thinking of new things all the time, and Chrysta and Tony were so patient, going out of their way to source whatever we had in mind.”

Toni & Chris Massey
Wedding

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“Village Farm Marquees absolutely understood what we wanted to achieve and nothing was too much trouble.”

Lisa & Adie Wadforth
Wedding

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“Our instincts were right and we were delighted with the way they took care of everything – right down to replacing the carpets.”

Katy & Iggy Penna
Birthday

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By Village Farm Marquees 28 Jul, 2017

Of course, we love nothing better than a beautiful wedding at Village Farm Marquees.

But that’s not all we’re about.

Our commitment to designing and planning bespoke marquee solutions extends to corporate clients too. And we really enjoy the challenge of coming up with unique solutions that will support their marketing efforts by making an organisation’s brand stand out from the crowd.

So, we were delighted when we took a call from Natwest Bank’s marketing team. They wanted something a little extra special for their presence at this year’s Driffield Show, and asked us to get our thinking caps on.

What we came up with was a smart-looking marquee with its own integral gable branding and outside verandah and seating area, to create a more welcoming ambiance for their visitors on the day.

By Village Farm Marquees 27 Jul, 2017

Get the tissues ready!

Make sure you’re sitting comfortably.

Because here we have Part 2 of the fairy tale wedding of Bill Waddington and his beautiful lady Nikki Greenwood (now Mrs Waddington, of course).

And this was such a lovely, emotional occasion that our Village Farm Marquees team are almost moved to tears re-living it with Nikki for this piece.

We were event planners on this occasion, as well as providing the marquee, and so we had the privilege of sharing – almost – every special moment with this lovely couple.

Of course, we’re delighted to report that all the practicalities went off without a hitch. Phew!

But the best thing of all was how those intricate little details – many of which only we would see – came together magically and created a unique and highly personal weekend full of love and laughter – building memories that will last Nikki, Bill, and their many loved ones, a lifetime.

“I don’t know what else to say, other than that everything was just perfect, all that we could have wished for,” said Nikki.

“The team of people who helped us to organise it were amazing – from our DJ to our caterers, musicians, florist, videographer, photographer, make-up artist and hairdresser, to the event team who made sure everything and everyone was where they should be – and when. Above all, it felt like organising a great big party with good friends.”

Even the weather played ball (for once), and the couple enjoyed perfect sunshine throughout their weekend of celebrations, with the rain only starting to fall at midnight on the Sunday night. Another little miracle to round things off nicely.

You may remember that we previewed this momentous occasion in May, sharing Nikki and Bill’s incredibly romantic ‘back story’, as well as a hint of their unusual plans for their wedding. At that point, they were keen not to spoil the surprise by giving too much away, but now all can be revealed!

Bill is a criminal lawyer and director at Williamson’s law firm in Hull, while Nikki now teaches Zumba and ‘Clubbercise’ fitness classes.

The couple have known each other for 25 years but were frequently separated due to geography and their different career paths. Nikki was a professional dancer on cruise ships until she turned 30, which took her all over the world. Having finally got around to tying the knot, they decided to mark the occasion with a whole weekend of festivities, on 8 and 9 July.

Zermatt in Switzerland is a place they have both grown to love over the years, as a backdrop to special holidays and somewhere they’ve returned to year after year, often reuniting them after time apart. It is also where Bill asked Nikki to marry him last year.

So theming their wedding around their favourite mountain getaway seemed an obvious choice.

Their dance floor featured a bespoke ski chalet theme, complete with mock roaring fireplace, chesterfield sofas, fur throws and skis, unveiled as a surprise ‘reveal’ as the night time party got under way. Their evening buffet – as well as including Swiss cheeses and other delicacies – was served on antique skis, and even their four-tiered cake featured Nikki and Bill figurines whizzing down a ski slope.

And this unique theme wasn’t the only example of this lovely couple’s flair and sense of fun during the weekend. They also had comedy drunken singing waiters entertaining guests at their wedding breakfast, a very personal blend of classical jazz music and a Gipsy Kings tribute act – not to mention impromptu comedy from family members.

Nikki’s best friend Louise Brown and her husband Chris sang two poignant songs as Nikki and Bill signed the register – ‘End of Time’ from the musical Moulin Rouge, and ‘The Prayer’, most famous from a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. And Bill’s nieces and their husbands treated everyone to a comedy impression of Nikki and Bill – one dressed as an old man with a wheelbarrow and the other one dancing around clad in colourful lycra – to the tune of the Beatles’ ‘When I’m 64’.

“It was just magical,” added Nikki. 

“Above all, it felt like we were surrounded by a room full of love. Like us, so many of the people we care about had waited so long to see us get married, there was a real sense of celebration which made it an extra-special day.”

The couple got married at All Saints Church in Hessle, East Yorkshire, followed by a wedding breakfast, evening party and, the following day, a newly-weds party in a marquee in the garden of their Hessle home.

Their wedding and wedding breakfast were chic and classical, with ivory table dressings and drapes, highlighted with rose gold sequins for a little sparkle, and topped off with classical English blooms. Their food, provided by leading East Yorkshire caterers Ceruttis, was a Zermatt-inspired grilled asparagus with griddled prawn starter, followed by lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and a medley of vegetables, and raspberry crème brulee for pudding, served with a Skorppio vodka and lemon sorbet drink. 

In the evening, they had a Swiss-inspired cheese and fondue buffet, served on a ski-themed display. To drink, there was a selection of red, white and rose wine. Their newly-weds party featured a continental-style buffet featuring hot beef, salmon and Swiss sausage.

But Nikki said she and Bill were so busy enjoying their time with friends and family, they didn’t really get chance to sample the delicious fayre! 

“The morning of the wedding was probably the calmest of my life,” explained Nikki.

“I had my make-up done at 8.30am, then my hair at 9am, while my mum and dad pottered around and made bacon sarnies for everyone. My bridesmaids and I were actually dressed and ready half an hour early and enjoyed a glass of buck’s fizz while we waited for the cars to arrive – it was all just so lovely and relaxed.

“The wedding ceremony was great and all the little touches made it very special – from my Zumba ladies coming along to wave to me as I entered the church, to the beautiful music of our jazz quartet during the photos, and the very emotional serenade from my best friend during the register signing (which resulted in us both hugging each other in fits of tears!).

“Bill and I made a big entrance to our wedding breakfast in French style, dancing around the tables with all our guests waving their napkins to welcome us in, all to the music of the Gipsy Kings. The atmosphere was wonderful and stayed that way throughout the whole two days.

“We had really poignant moments, including my dad’s emotional speech, offset by moments of absolute comedy.

“When our ‘drunken waiters’ appeared, my brother turned to me and whispered in a concerned voice ‘look at that fella staggering all over the place’. I had to say ‘don’t worry, it’s all part of the plan!’.”

In the same vein, the couple’s first dance was to ‘I will’ by The Beatles, comically followed by ‘Apache Indian’ by Will Smith and ‘Can’t Touch This’ by MC Hammer. “Everyone knows that Bill can’t dance whereas, given my previous career, I can, which made this selection of songs particularly funny,” added Nikki.

And the whole, dreamy, event ended at midnight on the Sunday with the couple’s closest friends and family sitting, drinking, on the garden decking, wrapped in fur throws from the ski lodge and watching a sudden cloudburst of rain from the comfort of their cosy spot.

“I couldn’t have even imagined everything going so perfectly,” continued Nikki. “I can’t wait to get our video back so that we can re-live the occasion and see all those special snippets put together.”

Nikki and Bill had such a wonderful time that they have asked us to pay special tribute to everyone who contributed to making their wedding such a wonderful, special occasion:

  • Ceruttis – catering
  • Bamboleo Band – Gipsy Kings tribute band
  • Jamie Bulloch – make-up
  • Suzanne Barnett – hair
  • Jonny Hepbir Jazz Quartet – jazz ensemble                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Colin Cook – DJ and wedding presenter
  • Louise Pepper – flowers
  • Cherry Williams – event dressing
  • The Event Music Company – who sang and entertained everyone by pretending to be waitresses and guests
  • Marry Me Films, Forever Memories – wedding video
  • Insight Photography – photography (with Andrew Crozier).
  • East Riding Vintage – cars
  • The Convenience Company – portable toilet suppliers
  • Black Event Furniture – as the name suggests
  • Weddings by Julie – event planning support.

…And of course, Village Farm Marquees – overall event planning and marquee!

You can read the first part of Nikki and Bill’s lovely story here .

Here at Village Farm we don’t just build marquees, we can take care of your entire event planning to help you remain as calm as Nikki about the whole thing. Recommending suppliers we know will deliver great things, making sure everything happens when it is supposed to and troubleshooting any niggles are all part of the service.

For a free, no obligation initial chat about your wedding vision, call us on (01262) 468160 or email us .

By Village Farm Marquees 26 Jul, 2017

Clearly, we do marquees, but what a lot of people might not realise, is that we work with a variety of venues too, to enhance weddings and other events taking place in their grounds.

And this means we are constantly on the look-out for attractive new venues we can work with.

In Heaton Mount’s case, we were absolutely blown away by what it has to offer.

Nestled in the grounds of Bradford University’s award-winning Faculty of Management and Law, you would never have any idea you were in the heart of such a major city, as Heaton Mount is surrounded by idyllic landscaped gardens, in its own oasis of tranquillity.

Built in 1864, it is the former home of a wealthy 19th Century wool merchant Robert Kell who helped to make Bradford the centre of the UK’s woollen industry, it exudes the opulence so typical of residences of this nature.

Sales Manager Clare Bradnam shared her hopes for the venue, and the new collaboration with us at Village Farm Marquees.

“Heaton Mount is a beautiful, historic mansion in its own grounds, with big views and lots of greenery,” said Clare.

“We can accommodate up to 80 guests in the house but we’ve been looking for a high quality and trustworthy marquee company which can help us accommodate bigger events for up to 200 guests. We’re delighted to have found Village Farm Marquees.”

As a result of this new-found relationship, we’ll be working in collaboration with Heaton Mount as it looks to build up its portfolio of weddings and other events over the coming years.

“The house provides a beautiful and unique venue – including 45 rooms of on-site accommodation too, allowing hosts and their guests exclusive use of the house and grounds.

“Up to now, though, it’s really been quite a hidden gem, whereas we have ambitious plans to change all that and widen the number and types of events we offer, with the support of VFM as one of our preferred suppliers.

“For example, we expect that this could include more mid-week weddings, which can offer greater flexibility in terms of both availability and cost.”

Chrysta added: “We were in awe when we visited this venue, as it’s a really unique and magical place. There’s something about it that really gets under your skin.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of all that history and grandeur for a day, and enjoy a truly unforgettable occasion.”

The Italianate Heaton Mount is set within private grounds with winding driveway, quintessential English croquet lawn, immaculate lawns and terraces. It is located to the north of Bradford, in the leafy suburbs of Heaton, just two miles from Saltaire and two-and-a-half miles from Bradford city centre.

It offers 15 different event spaces, that can accommodate between 15 and 200 people, and in addition to the on-site accommodation, also includes an ample amout of guest parking.

The house has been sympathetically refurbished and retains attractive Victorian features including a stunning double staircase, perfect for the preamble to any wedding.

A modern extension in the grounds also contains comfortable en suite accommodation which means wedding or party guests are able to stay on-site. Access to the Faculty of Management and Law’s state-of-the-art lecture theatre makes it an ideal choice for corporate events, team builders and expos as well, outside term time.

Anyone inspired by this blog can find out more about what Heaton Mount has to offer here . Either Clare on (01274) 234485 or Chrysta/Sophie here at Village Farm Marquees, on (01262) 468160 will be delighted to help.

And if Heaton Mount isn’t quite what you’re looking for, but you’d like our advice on other, equally stunning options, don’t hesitate to call or email us .

* Photos courtesy of Stuart Towers

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