At the end of 2018, Christina Jenkins of the Old Rectory contacted Zenith Canopy Structures regarding canopies for their new wedding venue in Padworth, Berkshire.
After several discussions, Ian Manners of Zenith, invited Christina to meet him at the Victoria Arms in Binfield and the Billingbear Golf Club near Wokingham, where Zenith had installed canopies for them in 2010 and 2016 respectively.
This gave Christina the opportunity to view the canopies in successful catering situations, whilst in operation.
Both venues have easily retractable soft PVC sidewalls so the canopies can be used all year round, regardless of weather conditions.
After careful consideration, and Ian carrying out a site suvey at the Old Rectory, Christina and her family ordered 4 x 6m x 6m Airone Tipo 150 structures, linked to 1 x 6m x 3m Airone Pensilina 150 with RAL 7073 grey metalwork and canopies in RAL 7035 light grey.
Rather than soft PVC sidewalls, Christina also selected glazed walls and doors, with dark grey contrasting frames. In addition, they have added heating and lighting and internal drapes.
The Old Rectory is now an all year round wedding venue which can comfortably seat 120-140 guests and is also ideal for corporate hospitality events, birthdays, anniversaries or engagement parties.
The attached photos, by Megan Daisy Photography show what can be achieved with canopy structures and more than a little imagination.
The Airone Tipo 150 and Pensilina 150 structures are manufactuered in galvanised steel and can be powder coated in a choice of colours. The soft PVC canopies are UV resistant and fire retardant and are also available in a variety of colours.
The Airone Tipos are available in a range of standard sizes, 3m, 4m, 5m, 6m and 7m and being modular, have an add on capacity. The canopies can also be made to special order.
They also have a unique drainage system, whereby the beams act as gutters so rainwater runs off the canopies, into the beams, down through the leg columns and out through drainage holes at the bottom, or it can be linked to existing drainage.