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National Theatre

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 19:15

The Deck’s versatility as a wedding venue is perfect for today’s social media savvy brides to be

 

Having grown up in a culture of celebrity where virtually every detail of their lives is featured on social media like Instagram and Twitter, brides-to-be are frequently turning to sites such as Pinterest to create their own wedding mood-boards, sometimes even before they are engaged. 

Wedding venues like The Deck are experiencing a significant increase in brides to be armed with Pinterest boards pinned full of images of their dream wedding, from dresses to decorations, colour schemes to cakes, and a strong desire to bring it all to life.

Thanks to its ultra-modern cube-like structure and capacious terrace, The Deck offers immense versatility as a wedding venue. The glass walls can be adapted to embrace the ever-changing British weather and provide both inside and outside space that can be opened up to become one. Inside, the fresh modern white space offers a perfect blank canvas that can be decorated to match a bride’s desired style and superb lighting technology means that the whole venue can be lit up at night in a variety of colours to suit any theme.      

Fleur Burrows-Jones, hospitality events sales and marketing manager, commented, “There are many brides-to-be who have been dreaming of their wedding day since early childhood. For years they have been collating ideas on all elements of the day and with sites like Pinterest it is becoming even easier for them to find inspiration and share style ideas from others in a similar position. These boards have replaced the bulky files and scrapbooks we used to see and are immensely helpful in enabling us to help create the style of wedding desired and identify what would appeal. The Deck is ready to be personalised to a variety of themes, for instance, we have already hosted a garden-themed wedding.”

As The Deck is a licensed venue, couples are able to tie the knot with a backdrop of awe-inspiring views of the River Thames that stretch from The Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral and all the way round to Waterloo Bridge. It even offers a picture-perfect view of the steeple of St Brides, the inspiration behind the traditional tiered wedding cake design that is still used today.

To offer more flexibility to happy couples, The Deck has launched four stylish wedding packages for 2015 ranging from an elegant canapé reception to a lavish seated wedding breakfast. All four packages have been designed to minimise the stress of pre-planning by incorporating specially designed menus, furniture, sound and plasma system, cake-stand and knife and exclusive hire of the Deck, as well as a dedicated event manager. 

A chic drinks and canapé reception with tempting and innovative treats can be enjoyed by 50-100 guests from £79 per person or, for a more vintage theme, guests can be treated to a delicious feast of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and more-ish home-made cakes with the Afternoon Tea reception, which is available for 50-100 guests from £89 per person.

Its situation on the roof of the National Theatre means The Deck’s BBQ reception is perfect for guests to savour delectable flame-grilled dishes whilst soaking up the vibrant South Bank style and watching the sun set over the water. The BBQ reception is available for 50-100 guests from £149 per person. 

For a truly lavish affair, the seated wedding breakfast offers the ultimate package with post ceremony canapés, a spectacular three-course seated meal, with a menu specially created by executive chef Simon Flint, and unlimited drinks. There’s even a fun photo booth, complete with attendant, to capture those unique moments, beautiful table arrangements and sparkling fairy lights on the handrail of the outside deck, perfect for those with twinkly lights pinned on their mood board! The seated wedding breakfast is available from £189 per person for between 50-80 guests.

For more information on The Deck’s new wedding packages, please contact the events team on 020 7452 3931 or email thedeck@nationaltheatre.org.uk