The build

Our crew started bright and early, and we couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop than that of Lodge Farm House in Kings Walden. The well kept gardens are beautifully quaint and secluded, complete with a secret garden for your ceremony (or somewhere to put the kids!).

Learning the ropes


The Launch

This was the first time we had erected the Celeste in public, and as you only ever get one shot at a launch party we had to get it right! After a lot of searching we chose this peak top marquee because we felt it enabled us to retain a rustic style which enabled us to remain true to our beloved tipis.

Photo: Pike Photography

Why the Celeste?

The structure differs from that of the tipis in a number of ways, apart from the obvious visual differences: The usable space runs right up to the wall panels, which can be either clear or opaque, and are easily removed by anyone as required. The 8m tall poles support a sweeping high ceiling which creates a feeling of space inside the structure. The detailed design work that surrounds the poles adds to the magic of the Celeste. It has been likened to a sperry or a sailcloth tent; structures that were borne and popularised the other side of the Pacific.

Photo: Pike Photography

What are my options?

We’re ecstatic that we are able to offer the Celeste Marquee to you, and really offer you something unique for your special day or event. The 24m x 12m marquee (triple pole) can seat up to 200 people, the 18m x 12m marquee (double pole) can seat up to 140 and the 12m x 12m marquee (single pole – circular) can seat up to 80 people. Though these numbers depend on what else you’d like inside. Our pricing includes a woven matted flooring (suitable for high heels) and lighting (fairy lights and LED up-lighters).

Photo: Pike Photography

The below floor plan illustrates a layout option inside the 24m x 12m Celeste Marquee, we’ll create a custom one of these for you to help you visualise your event.

How about the colours on this beautiful table run and garland by Kerry at Foxgloves + Alice?

Photo: Pike Photography

Huge thanks to the other suppliers who helped make it a day to remember:

Photos: Pike Photography

PA: Disco Nyts

Venue: Lodge Farm House

Styling: Fleur de Lace

Flowers: Foxgloves + Alice