The Ingredients to a perfect Festival Wedding – Part 1

Festival Weddings are becoming ever more popular as daring and free spirited couples are looking to merge the flavour of a British Summer with their special day. For those who wish to embrace the Festival spirit and design their perfect occasion – here is our guide to the ingredients that make up the perfect Festival Wedding.

To begin with let’s talk beautiful tented structures, outstanding food, drink and relaxed vibes.

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As most of you all know, the venue is so important. It makes the occasion. The luxury of a festival wedding means that you can get creative with the type of structure you want to hold your reception in. Find a suitable green field and your are good to go!  This also means you can mix and match where you your ceremony space and reception area. So if there is beautiful church you have always dreamed of marrying in, or you fancy an ethereal woodland space for the ceremony you can combine this with the reception of your dreams in the location of your choice.


From stunning Kata tents to colourful big tops and elegant traditional canvas marquees you can choose the exact look and feel of the day.



For a more rustic feel a barn is a brilliant choice – images from a festival wedding by Festival in a Box



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Colourful big top image courtesy of Big Top Mania

At Festival in a Box we have a collection of tried and tested spaces across the country that would suit a Festival Wedding down to the ground. (Pun intended!)

Scouting for new potential venues is always great fun too. We do love a good field – since we spend most of our year in various ones throughout the country it would be a bit of a disaster if we didn’t!



Incredible food trucks, sumptuous woodland banquets, relaxed BBQ’s and formal dinners with a festival flair – the possibilities are endless with a festival wedding! Having a venue that doesn’t restrict you is key as you can have total control over the type (or types!) of food you would like to serve. Anything and everything from a mediterranean feast, a BBQ served out the back of a Beetle a la Smoking Beetle, Paella, Hog Roasts and more. Beautiful food trucks look so cool and really complete the look and feel of the festival vibe.

Street food is often a much cheaper alternative to catering companies too!



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How about a late night snack of mac n’ cheese, woodfired pizzas or classic fish n’ chips to keep your guests going?


Anna Mae’s Mac & Cheese


Woodfired Pizza from Born & Raised

And for a sweet treat, vintage ice creams vans, hot sticky crepes, and for a quintessentially British taste – tea and crumpets!



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And we just love this cake…!


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Along with sourcing the perfect food, creating a fun and statement bar that ties in with the theme of the day is one of our favourite things!

Airstreams or VW Beetle serving cocktails, champagne yurt bars, glowing outdoor bars serving cask ales and prosecco on tap. How about serving alcoholic ice pops during cocktail hour?


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Real ale


In Part 2 we’ll give you the rundown on live music, invitations, decor, signage and the less fun but necessary bits – like toilets!

If you want to chat to us about how we can plan the perfect Festival Wedding for you please get in touch by emailing us –, or giving us a ring on 01225 740 610!

All images unless stated otherwise from Festival in a Box 


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