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THE SILK ESTATE EXPERIENCE

COLLABORATIVE, INNOVATIVE, SEAMLESS

THE SILK ESTATE EXPERIENCE

We’re here to create unforgettable marquee event experiences in locations meaningful to our clients….

We offer a fully integrated event design and delivery experience, alongside our collection of premium marquees and bespoke event hire for clients looking for an exceptional marquee event or wedding throughout Canterbury.

Whether you are seeking a classic style, a lavish celebration or a relaxed atmosphere, we are masters at weaving a unique event vision within a functional space, working alongside our network of talented local event suppliers, to bring together a seamless and memorable event experience for our clients.

So, why work with Silk Estate?

Our approach:

The best way to describe our work method is ‘collaborative’.  A seamless event requires exceptional communication and collaborative planning that covers all the expected, unexpected, and weather-related events. Our integrated approach makes planning a marquee event or wedding a stress-free experience. You can trust us to take care of all the details, so you don’t have too:

As a marquee wedding or event client, you will have access to the following resources and services as part of your Silk Estate Experience: 

  • Access to your client dashboard with interactive quote, booking and invoice details at your fingertips.
  • An event or wedding budgeting tool.
  • Detailed project plan and checklist unique to your event.
  • In-person and video call planning consultations with your Silk Estate Event Manager.
  • Site visit and measure-up to understand where your marquee and hire will be installed, alongside planning for a positive guest experience that is underpinned by practicality and safety onsite.
  • To scale marquee layout planning so you can image how the inside of your marquee will look and how much space you will have inside.
  • Styling and décor recommendations + marquee styling and set up service.
  • Semi-custom stationery and signage design and creation.
  • Food and beverage operations planning – including liaison with your caterer around menu and kitchen design, beverage list curation, professional beverage service and event hosting.
  • Health & safety and compliance planning including Building Consent application and FENZ Fire Evacuation approval (if required).
  • Creation of your event specific run sheet to tie together details of important contacts, key timings, operational information and elements from each of your suppliers that will contribute to the overall success of the event.
  • Onsite management of your event or wedding.

Our Product 

We proudly offer a range of premium New Zealand made marquees that are designed for our unique climate and ever-changing landscapes. Our collection includes peg & pole marquees with sweeping roof lines, elegant Hampton style marquees and contemporary structure marquees with clear or solid roof panels. All with vast, panoramic sides that let the outside in, flooding your space with natural light. All our marquees are a beautiful blank canvas ready to be styled with our full range of carefully curated tableware and linen, furniture and bespoke décor, and lighting products.

Our People 

Our people are what really sets us apart. Working relentlessly to ensure you have a seamless experience, our team hold a range of qualifications and certifications that when brought together offer you the confidence that you are being looked after by the most professional and experienced marquee event team in Canterbury.

Training and experience within our team includes construction and carpentry, compliance, hotel management, food & beverage management, corporate event management, wedding planning and delivery, audio visual and lighting, hospitality and event marketing, sustainability, strategic management, and human resources – essentially you have all the elements of the marquee event ecosystem right at your fingertips.

Our Service:

We are market leaders in the Canterbury marquee event and wedding industry. Our event and wedding design team, marquee riggers and lighting experts, and event delivery superstars are at your service from the moment you contact us until your onsite experience is complete. We will guide you on your planning journey, introduce you to talented local suppliers who care about your vision, meticulously set up and style your marquee and then bring in an event service team whose number one priority is to create an atmosphere that allows you to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

 

Our Purpose:

Simply put we’re here to create unforgettable marquee event experiences in locations meaningful to our clients, and to achieve this, our team are driven by four key values that underpin every decision we make, both on and offsite:

We’re in pursuit of excellence:

It’s all in the details: We show integrity by doing the right thing even when no one is looking. We live by the mantra ‘count twice and pack once,’ always keeping our standards for excellence front of mind. We are proud industry leaders who value strategic thinking, best practice, innovation and keeping across industry trends to keep us at the top of our game.

We create with care:

The client journey and business decisions are created with the people and the planet in mind. Our sustainable actions go beyond the expected – we measure ourselves against the benchmarks of reducing our impact on the environment, the development and happiness of our people, and the financial stability of our business and the projects we lead.

We love making peoples’ day:

We live for happy clients and a ‘thank you’ at the end of the day. We’re a people focused team who elevate our guests’ experiences by treating them like our favourite people and going the extra mile. We bring value to our team by sharing our own unique skills and experiences. We value a positive team culture and don’t like letting each other down.

We connect to collaborate, celebrate, and learn:

We’re excited to meet new clients and industry partners, alongside nurturing our existing relationships. We value others’ views, knowledge, skills, time, and diversity, and seek every opportunity to share ideas and collaborate with others. We’re lifelong learners who invest in our own personal development and seek opportunities for professional development that will bring growth to ourselves and our industry. We celebrate each other’s wins and lift each other up when we are faced with challenges.

If you’re ready to begin your Silk Estate Experience, complete the enquiry form, and let the magic of discovering luxury in the wildest locations at your very own marquee event or wedding unfold.