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Ben Hunter

Heating your late season wedding

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Despite the coronavirus restrictions tightening, Toby (the groom) holds his nerve to go ahead with his wedding. Toby is fortunate to host his wedding on the final weekend before the restrictions go from 30 to 15 guests. 

Even though it’s the end of a very quiet season, it’s a great feeling to be on site again with an excited, yet anxious, couple. 

Late September weddings mean heating is a valid concern. For Toby, we install an indirect heater to remove any afternoon and evening chill.

The wedding is in a tipi, at the gorgeous lakeside setting of the Hyde Estate in Handcross, West Sussex. Therefore, power isn’t supplied by the venue so Grizzly Bear Events provide an ultra-silent event generator to support the event. 

Tips for late summer season marquee / tipi weddings:
  • Ask your marquee or tipi supplier if they have window walls so you can still embrace the outside
  • If you’re in a tipi consider adding an open fire – they won’t warm it up but if you have a behind the scenes heater the fire will give guests the warm fuzzy feeling.
  • Remember it gets dark earlier – evening lighting outside the structure really can help extend the daytime into the night
  • Power – don’t underestimate power requirements. In the winter caterers need more equipment for hot drinks.
  • Place some blankets in a basket next to the dancefloor – there is always someone who feels the chill.
  • At the drinks reception offer mulled cider alongside the bubbly.
  • Install discrete indirect diesel heaters to take the chill off. We can supply and install these from £195 including fuel.


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Our range of equipment for hire:

Grizzly Bear Events Generator hire


Generators are essential to keep the power running to your outdoor party. All of our generators are ultra-silent so you won't hear that buzz

Grizzly Bear events chillers for hire


Have the space to keep everything cold on site. We have refrigerated trailers that we deliver and install for you at your location.


Keep your guests warm through the night (or day) with our heaters. Alternatively, keep everyone cool by using them as fans

Grizzly Bear Events Lighting for hire


Light up the dark! Nothing says a party quite like twinkly lights, we rent out festoon lighting to make your party a festival