Traditionally styled summer wedding in Wales

Wayne & Emma

2020 February 22

seating table plan for the wedding reception suspended from the wall of the entrance to the marquee.

On the hills above Hay-on-Wye lay the perfect setting for this traditional wedding marquee reception. Situated on the families' land, the views stretched as far as the golden valley, black mountains and all the way down to Pen y Fan. The beautiful blue sky on one of the hottest days of the year, provided unspoilt views across the valley and beyond.

The marquee had a traditional theme and was dressed elegantly, with pleated ivory linings and champagne coloured carpet to match. The lime-washed chivari chairs and white linen tablecloths added to the neutral theme.

Main dining area of the wedding marquee. Traditionally dressed with Ivory pleated linings and champagne colour carpet
Close up view of the top table.  White table linen, lime washed chivari chairs with hessian sash sat in front of the panoramic window walls of the marquee
First dance of the wedding day with the happy couple surrounded by their close friends and family. Fairy lights and chandeliers provide the background lighting for the occasion.
Picnic benches provide additional seating outside on the grass of the wedding marquee for guests to sit back and enjoy the views of the surrounding fields.

To cater for 160 seated guests, the tables were arranged with 10 guests seated per round table with a traditional long style top table for the Bride, Groom and immediate family. The panoramic window walls allowed for the natural view of the landscape to be taken in, whilst guests were sat comfortably, enjoying the day unfold.

The lighting consisted of stylish chandeliers suspended from the marquee, and a fairy light canopy intricately woven throughout the roof space of the linings. This gave a warming glow to the roof as the sun began to set.

Exterior of the Wedding reception marquee with white roofs and panoramic window walls.