As award-winning wedding caterers in the North West, there are few things we enjoy more than an outdoor summer wedding. Seeing so many beautiful newlyweds in their dresses and suits against the glorious summer sun; watching friends and family toasting the happy couples’ future beneath a pristine marquee – there’s nothing quite like it.
We’ve already got plenty of outdoor summer weddings in our diary for 2022, but if you’re planning your own big day for 2023, there’s no time to waste. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the five essentials you need for a fantastic summer wedding…
The right marquee
There’s more to a marquee wedding than pitching a tent and hoping for the best. You want your guests to feel as comfortable as if they were in a more formal environment. We work with recommended suppliers who can help you find the right marquee for any size of wedding. They are robust enough to handle whatever weather conditions come your way, with ample room for tables, chairs, lighting, heating, decorations, a sound system, and more. Really, anything you could reasonably need on your wedding day. Let us provide you with the name and number of a marquee supplier that shares our commitment to quality and customer service.
The right bar service
If you’re having your wedding reception at an outdoor venue, you can’t be sure they’ll have a bar service to accommodate your guests. If that’s the case, then there’s no need to worry. Here at Cheeky Chilli Events, we offer a complete drinks package to all our clients, including trained and experienced bar staff to serve them. We supply the drinks (including custom cocktails for your big day!), as well as all the glassware and utensils.
An all-night affair
One of the great highlights of an outdoor summer wedding is the evening reception. As the sun starts to set, there’s no reason not to stay outside, eating, drinking, and dancing into the small hours. Modern marquees can be equipped with lighting and heating to keep your guests comfortable and you can even hire standalone infrared heaters and lighting poles to cover those parts of the venue outside your marquee area.
We used Cheeky Chilli for our wedding at Talhenbont Hall - would strongly recommend! They had a large range of choices on their menu but also made it clear we can have anything else off the menu. The food was delicious and we got lots of compliments, and the staff were really organised and relaxed. The evening food was really popular and the staff made sure it was distributed to everyone. You won't regret booking!