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Technical Terrapin

Sound, light, staging and power. The basics. OK, cards on the table, it’s pretty difficult to get all of this into one blog post, but it has to be considered. Whether you’re putting on an event in a building, in a marquee or on an outdoor stage, it’s very unlikley that you won’t need at…

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Internals Part 2 – An Eye For Detail

The little extra bits nobody told you were possible. Following on from our first blog post on internals, this digs into a bit more detail on what can be achieved in a big top with a little imagination and some help from your suppliers. Hanging decor, lighting & other stuff Often items such as bunting…

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Internals part 1 – Get The Look

This is all about the details, the things that make your wedding ‘you’. We’re going to discuss the internals of the tent and anything additional you might want to bring on board to make it the right environment for you on your special day. Start with the layout An important aspect of planning of course,…

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Marquee Size and Style

When it’s time to build the next chunk of your vision (after deciding on a venue) it’s all about choosing the right marquee and one of the key differences comes between a ‘Traditional or Pole’ marquee – the same style of tent that has existed for thousands of years – and a ‘Clearspan’ marquee (like…

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Do I Want an Outdoor Stage?

It’s a good question. Outdoor stage or BigTop? We’re going to answer that here. Plenty of our customers seem to understand the basics of putting on an event in a tent but what circumstances are better for an outdoor stage seems to be a lesser-known set of facts. So for the lovely people interested in…

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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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Choose Your Backdrop

Best start looking now! When we think about planning, one of the first things we imagine is the photos and what kind of backdrop they’ll have. A gorgeous harvest field, a fairytale forest or in your very own back garden! Whatever you decide, it’s really important to consider the venue and the Big Top simultaneously.…

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Who Is Your Wedding Team?

So you’ve got your venue, your structure, your theme, your technical stuff and a good idea of the skeletal structure of the event. Now the question becomes… How do we put it together? The possibilities for what you can have at your wedding are endless (depending mostly on your theme, budget and timescale) so the…

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One-Stop-Shop

‘If only I knew before!” I hear that a lot, so here’s where I try and fix it…“If only I knew before that this would be so stressful”“If only I knew before that you guys [Terrapin] could do this for me.”“If only I knew before that I’d need x, y, z.”When we finally have the pleasure…

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