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Springtime Open Weekend excitement!


We’ve just realised that we are less than a month away from our Spring Open Weekend – where do the weeks go? Where do the months go?!

Once again the fun will be happening at the wonderful (and delicious) Darts Farm (near Exeter), on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th March, 10am-4pm.

This year we having a slight re-jig, and are delighted to welcome Blue Fizz Events to the team. Blue Fizz are brilliant event planners and stylists. We have worked alongside them many times over the years, so know just how professional, creative and all-round brilliant they are! We thought it was high time we got then on board to manage the styling for one of our Open Weekends, and were chuffed to bits when they said yes!

The Blue Fizz team have some exciting plans in place, and will be working with the tipi structures to create some beautiful and on-trend styling inspiration for our visitors to enjoy. Many of our old friends and preferred suppliers are also joining us to help make the tipis look gorgeous and answer questions, including South West Event Hire, West Dorset Wedding Flowers, Sarah Lauren Photography, Edible Essences Cake Art and Dartmoor Kitchen.

We welcome anyone who wants to pop in and have a look round to get a feel for the tipis. For those visitors who want to be sure of some dedicated time with one of the team, please contact us to book an appointment.

Everyone who books an appointment also gets to take home a goody bag with treats from our generous friends including Wed Magazine, The Choccie Bar, Wildflower Favours, Quince Honey Farm, Edible Essences, Art Mash, The Heartfelt Project, Bespoke Confetti, and Vow Magazine.

For more information please call us on 01271 851160 or email info@world-inspired.co.uk

Image by Saray Lauren Photography.

The Venus Awards – recognition of women in business

Here at World Inspired Tents we are feeling a little bit proud of our rather clever Director, Donna (above right).  Not only does she keep a tight grip on the running of the business (while managing a very busy home) but she has also been shortlisted for the Customer Service Award by the Venus Awards - Devon.

The Venus Awards is a national scheme established to recognise and celebrate women in business and deliver personal and business development.  The Customer Service Award is given in recognition of an “individual or business that goes the extra mile”. There is no doubt that Donna is no stranger to “going the extra mile”, and we are all really happy that both the Venus Awards and the Brend Hotels (sponsors of this particular award) have recognised her for this.

Team World Inspired have picked up a few awards over the years, all of which are recognition from customers and the wedding industry, which makes them pretty special to us.  However, being recognised by women in business from our local community for the excellent customer service that we all strive to deliver is a little bit extra special!

Thank you Venus Awards and Brend Hotels, and good luck to all the finalists out there. The award winners will be announced at an award ceremony on November 27th, and we will be keeping our fingers tightly crossed until then!

Autumn Open Weekend excitement in the air!

September seems to be slipping away at an alarming rate, leaving us heading at speed towards our autumn Open Weekend! This year it’s taking place on 24th & 25th October at the ever-delicious Darts Farm.

We have some really exciting plans underway this year (some of which are a bit on the secret side) but it’s safe to say we are working on a styling theme that packs a punch, with some seriously inspiring suppliers!

This year the styling magic is being expertly managed by Kirsten of The Little Wedding Helper fame, Nat from Meadowsweet Vintage and Jess from West Dorset Wedding Flowers. These lovely ladies are co-ordinating a brilliant team of suppliers including Edible Essence Cake ArtThings by Laura, The Event Flag Hire Company, Chilpa, South West Event Hire, Hip Hip Hooray, Silver Deer Wedding Stationery, The Pom Pom Studio and Virginias Vintage Hire.

Our great friends Sarah Lauren Photography (who will be documenting the weekend) and Dartmoor Kitchen will also be joining us to discuss their award-winning services.

Anyone who books an appointment with one of our event team will receive a goody bag filled with treats from some fantastic suppliers including Cloud 9 Marshmallows, Bespoke Confetti, Oakwood Soaperie, Wildflower Favours, Luscombe Drinks, Wed Magazine, Quince Honey Farm, and more to be confirmed!

We will be open for visitors from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday & Sunday 24th & 25th October.  Directions to Darts Farm can be found here.  Appointments are available for anyone who would like some dedicated time with one of the events team, but anyone is welcome to pop by to see the tipis and meet us.

To book an appointment or for any queries please give us a call on 01271 851160 or email info@world-inspired.co.uk

Native Luxury Bell Tent Hire

Here at World Inspired Tents we would like to introduce our customers to Native – the Bell Tent glamping experts. We’re delighted to have teamed up with these super people to offer their furnished Bell Tent Camps to anyone planning a World Inspired tipi event.

Native’s traditionally designed tents are made from quality cotton canvas and come in three different sizes, comfortably accommodating groups of up to eight people. Have a look at their packages for full details of the tent sizes and furnishing options – they really have thought of everything!

For brides and grooms, Native’s six metre bridal tent is dressed elegantly, setting it slightly apart from the rest of the camp, to help make the happy couple feel pampered and special.  With the very best king size air bed, mirror, dressing table, seating, sheepskin rugs, bunting and fairy lights; it’s a dreamy little hideaway once the festivities are over!

For more information of the wonderful world of Native glamping, please get in touch with them on mail@nativeoutdoors.co.uk or 07810 698 929 or have a peek at their website http://nativeoutdoors.co.uk.

The National Sculpture Prize & The Broomhill Art & Sculpture Foundation

This year we are delighted to be supporting one of our favourite local venues – The Broomhill Art Hotel - by joining some super companies in sponsoring their National Sculpture Prize.

The prize, which was launched in 2009, provides 10 new and emerging sculptors (chosen by a panel of judges) with £1000 to create a sculpture designed to be placed outdoors. Two winners are chosen from the original group of ten, one voted for by a panel of judges and another voted for by the public.  The finalists’ work, including biographies, blogs and artist statements can be seen on the Broomill website. The winners will be announced in October.

The final ten sculptures are now on display at Broomhill Art Hotel, and visitors have the opportunity to cast their votes at the exhibition or online.  We highly recommend a visit, and don’t miss the chance to pop into their outstanding restaurant while you are there!


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