Saving money on your outdoor Summer event

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During the Summer there’s no doubt that if the weather is good then having your event outside in the Sun can help make things just the little bit of a better experience for your guests.

Lots of places these days will let you hire their outside space for your event. It could be anywhere from the back garden attached to a nice country pub to some spare land around a stately home. No matter what your budget, if you are looking to run an outside event you can find somewhere that will give you exactly what you want.

The first thing to try and get right is usually the building structure. It doesn’t matter if it’s a giant marquee or a full on temporary event structure provided by a company like Neptunus. Just remember that even during the great British Summer you can never be 100% sure what the weather is going to be from day to day. It’s because of that that no matter what structure you decide to use for your event that you factor in a contingency plan. It’s no good inviting 80 people to a huge BBQ if your marquee only holds 40 people at a push so make sure you think about if it is suitable for ‘all purpose weather’.

Saying all that, nice weather can have a huge impact on the number of people that attend your event so it’s important that you plan accordingly when it comes to food and drink. Shopping at places such as Costco can really help get the prices down as you are able to buy food in FAR greater quantity than you can in a high street supermarket. There may be a slight cost in joining up to such a company but you will make that money back in no time due to how much money you are saving. We’ve used them before for family parties and have been amazing at just how much food we’ve managed to get for so little.

No matter how much you are wanting to spend it’s important you keep an eye on your costs. Things can soon spiral out of control as you try to preempt what it is you think your guests may want. Sometimes just decent food, some good music playing over the speakers and some great company can be enough for most people and you can’t always put a price on that!

 

In Collaboration with Neptunus 

 

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