How to work with a large guestlist – The Economy of Scale

You know as soon as you pick up the phone to someone who works in hospitality. So when they tell you that they’re getting married and they want to make it different to anything else that their guests have ever seen, you just know that you’re going to work well together… and I learnt a…

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Celebrities and where not to find them

  Sometimes someone simply has an amazing reason to throw a festival, and when they do more often than not, the easiest solution is to hire in production services to manage the whole thing for them. But…. How do you make sure that partnership is going to work out? What are the key ingredients to…

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Cartoons for Thought

I heard a phrase the other day which made me think. Now, I know I come across like a highly professional and highly skilled tent engineer (right?!) but I still love a cartoon every now and then.     If you haven’t watched it before, Bojack Horseman is a dry and very very funny show about a…

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Adversity

No one likes getting stuff wrong, right? 😉 But when you’re running a business (or an event) it seems even more soul-destroying. This week was a bit of a challenge my end so thought I’d share and give you an insight into how I/we deal with adversity…I for one am terrible for giving myself a hard time,…

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Case Study – The Wilson / Collins Wedding

In reality, this was the event that launched a whole idea. Terrapin Tents started in 2012 and I had the idea a couple of years after that for BigTopWeddings. For too long (in my opinion) weddings looked like weddings and festivals looked like festivals. How do you keep everyone happy whilst still doing something different?…

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CIAFF – From the Beginning to Now…

There are weddings, parties, company BBQs and corporate events, but here’s where we show you one of the places it all started… Long, long ago, in a field (not so) far away this little beauty was born… This award winning festival is something a number of our team have been involved with over the years,…

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Living Wage

It’s easy to forget that in the events industry, we get the best of people and the best of your worlds. We see your weddings, your birthdays and your special occasions. We meet your families, your friends and often see your wonderful homes.Not all of the world is a party and without doubt, none of those…

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So, Why Colour?

There are big white, black and grey mobile sheds out there providing weather cover and indoor-outdoor space, so why bother with a bright, colourful, stand-out stage or Bigtop? Well… 2 reasons… First off, they’re not boring and white! Some argue that a white structure is a blank canvas to decorate as you wish. According to The…

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Event Hire FAQs – The Bare Bones

There are certain questions we get asked a lot, which might be of use to you when deciding whether Terrapin is the events company for you. Maybe you’ve changed your mind about planning an event, festival or wedding and if you’ve already decided that, I’m good. It’d be REALLY rubbish if an unanswered question was…

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The Season Begins!

The Season Begins! We’ve got a gig this week. Which is nice. And we had one in mid-April too. Considering last year our first one was at the end of May, I’m pretty pleased. 2 new clients too, lovely people and ones that will likely continue with us into 2020. It’s been a rough old…

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