A helping hand for planning your wedding

3 things to think about when starting to plan your wedding!

We all appreciate the look of a wedding is often the first thing that newly engaged couples start thinking of, and we admit, that’s what we would do to! Once you have your perfect wedding all dreamed up we have some next steps to help you plan your day, not the most glamorous but helpful to make wedding planning as stress free as possible!

  • Budget

  • Have you put in place a wedding budget?  – Planning a realistic budget is the ideal starting point for any good wedding planning, make sure you can afford what you are planning so you don’t have any nasty surprises compromising your big day.
  • Track your spending – Excel spreadsheets will become your best friend and life blood! Keep track of all the wedding spend in one place to make sure you’re not blowing your budget where you shouldn’t be.
  • Remember to compare and find out about your services, making sure you are paying for the best service possible and not just the cheapest. Sometimes service can be a little bit more expensive, but it is often very worthwhile, saving you stress and making sure things are reliable.


  • Marquee or Venue – have you decided as a couple where you want to get married? Can you see the benefit of a lovely venue wedding with all of the planning taken care of. Or are you keen to be more hands on/have more control of your special day and prefer an outdoor wedding?
  • If your looking for an outdoor wedding, its important to understand any costs and constraints of certain locations. You may have to consider whether you can get all your suppliers to a certain location in case it’s a bit tricky access. And its always good to consider how the great English weather can affect a location.

We have to say we LOVE outdoor weddings, there is nothing better then having a marquee just as you have dreamed of in a perfect location, completely bespoke to you and your partner.


  • What are the different suppliers you will need. – with the help of your trusty excel spreadsheet, plan your suppliers! How much do you want to do yourself and how much would be easier/better done by a pro. It is good to figure this out early, so you can get people booked in quickly to avoid disappointment and get the best prices possible.
  • Coordination – if you have chosen not to have a wedding planner, it’s always good to get a little help from your bridal team to help with the coordination of your suppliers. Make sure your suppliers know when they need to be there, what routes to take and any logistics limitations that may cause any hiccups.
  • Logistics – its not the most glamorous side of an outdoor wedding but its one of the most important. Make sure all your suppliers and your guests for that matter, have suitable access and a good back up plan for the pesky Weather. WITH GOOD PREP YOU CAN PLAN FOR ANYTHING!

Make sure your suppliers are reliable, flexible and you don’t over complicate things with too many. Make the planning of your special day as stress free as possible and use good professionals! (Like us!) or if you are ever needing a little guidance our team are always happy to suggest some of our trusted supplier friends from Caterers, Marquee and Tipi companies, to Venues and more.

Most of all enjoy planning your special day, if you are ever needing advice or want a quote just contact our team!

Contact the Blue Sky Team for Wedding planning and quotes.

Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas – from all of the Blue Sky Team.

wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year. We wanted to say a big thank you for your business and we look forward to working with you again in 2018.

Christmas opening hours

23rd-27th December – Closed
28th December – Open as normal (9.00am-5.00pm)
29th December-1st January – Closed
2nd January – Normal business resumes

see you again in 2018 for another year of GREAT events!

February Marquee Open Day

We are delighted to be joining forces with the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa for our  2018 Open day,

Come join us on Saturday the 3rd February 12pm – 4pm to see our beautiful Wedding and Events Marquees in all there glory, we will also be joined by Bar Event UK who will be showing off their lovely Tipis.

Our sales team will be on site all day to run through all your questions and help plan your big day, we are also there to lend a helping hand and offer useful advice for styling, suppliers, locations and more

Canapes and prosecco will be served on arrival for all couples, so come and have a chat and start the plans for your special day.

To find out more information please contact our team

For more information on where to find us and the day please see  the Devonshire Arms Website

Special Winter Furniture Offer!

Get a head start on your 2018 event planning with our special winter furniture offer WINTER 20!


Mahogany Chairs
Chiavari limewash chairs

This special offer is available for bookings made throughout November, December and January, so if you are getting extra chairs for Christmas, or planning a 2000 seated event call us now and receive 20% off furniture! Variety of different chair designs and colours available to suit any theme. have a look on our website to view our range

Beautiful rustic tables and benches

Quote WINTER20 when making your booking
Call:  01535 280299
Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.blueskyeventsolutions.co.uk

*Applies to new enquiries and orders taken between the 6th November and the 31st January. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.  Discount applies to list price, published on our website.

End of the summer season

Dark nights are starting to roll in and Christmas decorations are appearing in the supermarket it can only mean one thing. The Summer Season end is here!

It has been a great summer of events so we would just like to say a big thank you to all our lovely customers for another brilliant season.

The summer was a bit different this year! What with hurricane warnings and the wedding season turning into the UK’s rainy season, both our staff and clients were presented with some real challenges. With the determination of our team and some amazing customers we’ve managed to pull it off.

We’re extremely proud to have been part of  such brilliant events as Grassington Festival, StrEat PR, The Yorkshire Dales food Festival, The Deer Shed Festival, Skipton Horse Trials, Ilkley Tennis club summer tournament, The Yorkshire Show, and The Central Yorkshire Scouts jamboree, Parklife, Beatherder festival, a Night withe the president for the Lions RFU (below) to name but a few.

It was also an exciting year for us with the introduction of our new Marquee line this Spring, which has been a great success. We have supplied the marquees for some great weddings and events, from a structure up high on 10ft stilts to maximise those views, to beautiful weddings such as one in the gorgeous grounds of Giggleswick school.



So we just wanted to say a big thank you to all our amazing customers and suppliers for another fantastic season!





Blue Sky Marquees – Autumn Open Day

Grassington Wedding by Toast Photography

Autumn Open Day – This Weekend

October 14th -15th 12-4

The Marquees up! and the teams ready and waiting for this weekends Autumn Open Day to begin. We will be set in the beautiful grounds of The Consiton Hotel which provide a wonderful backdrop for any style wedding.

We are teaming up with our good friends at BAR Events UK again, who will be showing there amazing tepees, so if you haven’t decided on your wedding style yet, come down and can see the different structure options available and get inspired!

Our friendly team will be onsite to give advice, quote and general get all giddy wedding planning with you!

See you there!

The Coniston Hotel between 12 – 4 pm for a Marquee and Tepee showcase.



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Blue Sky event Solutions – Open Day



Once again we have joined forces with the wonderful Wedding Affair and the Devonshire Arms Hotel for our Marquee Open Day.

Our marquee will be fully dressed and our friendly team on site to help plan your event and offer some great advice to help plan your wedding.

If you have already got your venue planned and would just like to get some ideas and inspiration for how to dress your venue or structure, then don’t hesitate to come and speak to the Blue Sky team and we can provide some great ideas that work best for you and your event.

We will also be joined by a host of different wedding suppliers making it a great opportunity for you to ‘do it all in one’ and get a head start on all your planning.

The Open day is free but if you would like to book in a slot to come chat with one of the team call 01535 280299 or email [email protected]

Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AJ


We want to hear from you!



At the beginning of each year we focus on seeing a lot of our brilliant customers and asking them the question, What can we do better?

The main focus for our team going into a new season is to look at how we can improve our service, we learn so much each year about what our customers want and need, and we always want to try and exceed your expectations! Each year we aim to improve our training and service so that each one of our customers can start their Event or Wedding knowing that everything is all taken care of and exactly as they have ordered.

Alongside our training we always like to keep an eye on new stock that is coming onto the market, keeping up to date with new trends and styles. Our stock is always expanding and we love to have feedback from customers for things that we may not currently carry. We understand that the hire industry is always changing and that customers may be keen to do more planning and styling themselves, our friendly staff will provide guidance and support if you wish to take items on a dry hire basis so that you feel confident with the equipment.

On the other hand, we also appreciate that planning a wedding or event can be stressful and that sometimes its a bit easier to get some experienced help. We are happy to offer our services for full planning and set up packages, helping guide you throughout your event to make sure everything runs smoothly and just as you had envisaged.

We want to hear from you so give us a call  on 01535 280299 or drop us an email on [email protected] and lets talk about your Event!

New tableware ranges for 2016

Looking for a new and elegant tableware range to match you event? we have now increased our fine dining range to include a new SUBLYM glassware range and LAZZO cutlery range.


They will be ready to order very soon, but for pricing and availability please contact the office on 01535280299 and we will be able to give you a quote or organise a visit to our warehouse



Check our bestsellers!

Fridge trailer hire

Well… summer is quickly approaching and here at Blue Sky we are very much looking to wave goodbye to this horrid weather and will welcome some sunshine with open arms!

but summer also means one big thing for us….. Events galore!

When planning your outdoor event remember to consider Refrigeration, whether its bar fridges or our larger fridge trailers. Our units are suitable for any outdoor event, even in the middle of a field!

Our Fridge and Freezer trailers are the ideal for outside catering and bar events such as weddings, shows, private functions, festivals and much more and because they are trailer mounted we can position them in even the trickiest of spots!

grubbins point#

Please call the office on 01535 280299 or email [email protected] and a member of our friendly team can help you