Jul 30th 2013

McDonalds as a Wedding Venue?

I am all in favour of choosing a wedding venue that reflects your personality, is unusual or quirky, or somewhere that will take guests by surprise, but McDonalds is quite a leap even for me!  Click: McDonalds Wedding Reception

Yes, I admit that I have served burgers and fries at parties and weddings….but we’re talking mini-gourmet burgers and cones of hot fries as fun, finger food.  I am not sure that a Big Mac would inspire ‘talkability’ at my weddings (at least not in the right way).  That said, weddings are entirely personal event so best of luck to the happy couple. At least they chose what they wanted to do and seemed to enjoy the party, and at the end of the day that’s what it is all about!


We have had a host of unusual wedding venue requests over the years, and in the spirit of making dreams come true, we have delivered on them all.  Here’s just a few:

– Barbados beach in the NW – recreated on a rooftop in central Manchester with pool, beach, cocktails and limbo dancing by the bride

– A traditional French Chateau – genuinely staged in the South of France at a beautiful private chateau

– Venetian Palace – yes, we hired one for a stunning wedding and the architecture was unbelievable

– Hell’s Angels Biker Club – they weren’t keen on hiring their bar to me in New York, so I designed it in a Hotel Ballroom in London but the research was fun!

– St Mark’s Square – fabulously interpreted in a banqueting room in Birmingham

– The Circus – big top, clowns and cotton candy machines in a garden in Cheshire

– Hot Air balloon – hired 10 hot air balloons to ferry the reception guests around as they drank Champagne

– Baronial Castle – staged a wedding in Bavaria at an amazing Schloss and also weddings at some wonderful Scottish Castles

– Narnia – yes, some quick watching of the film and reading the books meant we could create Narnia in a marquee


– Top of the World…..staged weddings on mountain tops, Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Empire State Building and rooftop gardens across the world.

Well, good luck to the happy couple and I do hope that McDonalds have thanked them for the publicity – just not a venue I am planning to use in the near future.