What: Re-design of the enclosed courtyard of one of the most prestigious wedding venues in the Midlands
When: January 2012
The enclosed courtyard of one of the most prestigious wedding
venues in the Midlands
Client brief - To create an interesting photogenic
space suitable for guests to feel comfortable and relaxed in, which
would complement the main function buildings. To create a water
feature as a focal point.
Even though the weather was very snowy during construction, and
working conditions were very difficult, work progressed well and
the weather did not detract from the final result.
G-Scapes aimed to retain the intimate nature of the courtyard
while adding height and structure:
- 4 x 12'-14' Quercus Ilex (evergreen oak) were planted
- Raised oak planters were constructed which doubled up as guest
- Box hedging planted to soften the paving.
Details were added within the paving to break up the large
The main focal point was the bespoke copper tree effect water
feature which looks stunning when lit up at night. Lighting
was a very important part of the scheme as many functions take
place at night.
The main consideration for the project was to add interest and
structure, but to retain ample space for guests to mingle.