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The Reading Room is our way of keeping you up-to-date with the latest event industry news, views and opinions. Here you can keep abreast of emerging trends, gain valuable industry insights and benefit from advice and tips from industry experts.

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Real Wedding: Leanne and Kyle's Story

Leanne and Kyle celebrated their special day at Highgate House in April 2016.

A Day in the Life of a Trainer

Sales Performance Consultant, Helen Sandman from MG Sales Performance shares valuable insight into the world of a trainer.

How to Deal with Rain on Your Wedding Day

Photographer Jon Thorne shares his top tips about how to make the most of the weather.

Infographic: 10 Reasons for a Summer Party

There are many positive reasons why summer parties can be beneficial for your team. See our latest infographic.

8 Steps to Greener Meetings

Green meetings can help to reduce any negative impact your meeting may have on the environment. Here are our 8 tips to help you go greener.

Top Tips for Choosing your Wedding Stationery

Nicola from Wee Bizzum, shares her top tips for choosing your wedding stationery.

Real Wedding: Kellie and Jonathan’s Story

After a romantic Indian Ocean proposal, Kellie and Jonathan celebrated their wedding at Highgate House on Valentine’s Day 2016.

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning a wedding is no easy task! Our wedding checklist will help keep you organised.

Bee Inspired Recipe: Honey and Spice Cake

This honey and spice cake is full of flavour, great for afternoon tea.

In Praise of Slow Meetings

MD Tim Chudley talks about the benefits of 'slow meetings'.

Real Wedding: Laura and Chris’s Story

Laura and Chris married in October 2014 at Highgate House.

Real Wedding: Sarah and Mike’s Story

After a romantic New York proporal, Sarah and Mike married in November 2015 at Highgate House.

Tips for Effective Time Management

Regain control of your day and better accomplish your goals in 2016.

Real Wedding: Sinead and Matt's Story

Sinead and Matt held their wedding reception at Woodside in August 2015.

Top Wedding Trends for 2016

Our wedding planners share the top wedding trends to look out for in 2016.

Bee Inspired Recipe: Honey and Hazelnut Biscuits

A simple recipe for tasty honey and hazelnut biscuits.

Infographic: How Green is Your Meeting Venue

Check your venue is doing all it can to improve your environmental footprint.

A Registrar or Civil Celebrant for your Wedding?

Registrar or Civil Celebrant? The choices you may not know are available to you.

Infographic: What you Need to Know about the Living Wage

The Living Wage in the hospitaliy sector, what you need to know.

Does Responsible Business make business sense?

In a recent interview, MD Tim Chudley discusses The Responsible Business movement.