bride wedding berber tent

Glen and Sarah. A village wedding near the sea.

One of the great things about running Curious Tent Hire is the chance to discover beautiful places around the UK. So we were excited when a school friend of Oran’s asked us to come to Lee Bay in North Devon, to set up the Berber tent and a woodsman’s awning for a May wedding in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Venue

The ceremony was held in St. Matthew’s Church, built in the early 1800’s and tucked into the hillside at the heart of the picturesque village of Lee.

Guests walked from the church to the reception, held just steps away, at the village hall. The wooded outdoor space was the perfect size to hold a garden reception in the sunshine. Drinks were served from the awning, followed by a seated meal and dancing in the Berber tent.

Decor: Pretty. Vintage. Handmade.

The style was achieved through lots of attention to detail and help from good friends. What Sarah did: Arranged flowers in jam jars wrapped with lace and twine. Displayed flowers in old tin watering cans. Made a straw bale sofa covered with cosy blankets Displayed blackboard signs in glided frames. Bunting – lots of it. Suspended giant tissue paper pom poms from the ridge beam of the Berber tent. Served tea in vintage cups and saucers and sugar and salt Pop corn in striped paper bags. Festoon lighting strewn from trees gave the evening festivities a magical glow.

Practical details

How many guests

100 guests for the reception.


As guests arrived for the reception drinks and popcorn were served from the awning.

Sit-down Meal

14 trellis tables and a selection of hired chairs. These were cleared away later for music and dancing in the evening.


The awning was decorated with 20metres of festoon lighting. The Berber tent light up with 50 metres of festoon lighting and coloured paper globes. 20 metres of festoon lighting was strewn in the trees to create a magical evening glow outdoors.


Toilets and kitchen in the village hall.

Our awnings work really well as a buffet space or bar.

Our awnings work really well as
a buffet space or bar.

Host your wedding in our Berber tent.

Host your wedding in our Berber tent.

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