Here at Highfields Park we love a festival themed wedding. Here’s our handy list to give you some inspiration when planning your own fabulous festival celebration.
1. Hay Bales
Hay bales at Highfields are part of the furniture – quite literally. From seating around the marquee to setting up the perfect country scene we can arrange them by the truck load – we are on a farm after all!
Here at Highfields Park bonfires are our thing. The lighting of the fire and the toasting of marshmallows is a great way to end the day. Especially if your mates bring their guitars for some impromptu singing of campfire songs.
3. Get Roasty
Tasty, simple and easy to serve is the order of the day for feeding a hoard of hungry festival goers. Make this your guiding principle with a delicious hog or lamb roast accompanied by a selection of fresh salads, soft white baps and lashings of sauce. Just don’t tell our pigs on the farm…..
Come sundown the British weather gets even more unpredictable with a gloriously hot day sometimes turning decidedly chilly. Make sure your guests stay warm under some fluffy blankets. Ikea do a great range of cheap fleece blankets if cashmere with a family crest isn’t in your budget.
A festival staple. Whether you go posh in Hunter’s or pretty with purple spots from Topshop reminding your guests to save their finest footwear for another day is key. Take inspiration from Pinterest where you’ll find lots of Brides in wellingtons to help you find your perfect pair.
6. Fairy Lights
Lighting in and around your marquee is essential for giving your celebrations an atmosphere to remember. Fairy lights are the obvious favourite but don’t forget about hanging paper lanterns and dotting around tea lights in jam jars which give off a soft warm glow, making your party feel all the more romantic and intimate. They are also practical when guests need to find their way around the field at 10.30pm!
Overnight camping is something we love to offer at Highfields Park. Guests are welcome to pitch their tents in our lower paddock, gaze up at the stars and enjoy the wee hours basking in that fabulous post wedding afterglow.
But remember hotels in Tunbridge Wells are only 15 minutes away if some of your guests are not the sleeping under canvas type!
8. Big Bands
Lets face it, a festival isn’t a festival without music. Big bands and DJ’s are a key ingredient to making your festival flourish. With so many to choose from, and lots who are more than used to playing in fields, you’ll be planning your own Glasto in no time. From soft acoustic guitar to amplified rock choosing the right bands at the right time will be essential so take a look at this guide from Toast.
Happy Festival Planning!