The Wedding Decorator



16th - 18th October 2024 

Three-Day Course

10am - 4pm (3pm on Friday)     

Intermediate Level | Upskills Course

Full Fee £795.00 | Deposit £300.00

This three day course is ideal for anyone looking to offer wedding or venue design and installations - ultimately, the wedding decorator.   Whether you are a florist looking to widen your skills set, a wedding planner or currently only working in silks, this course is ideal.   

With so many venues having opened their doors to both weddings and events there is huge scope for set dressing and designing large scale pieces that bring the outside indoors with a garden or woodland influence.

All of the designs you will create use fully sustainable construction methods.  We use a variety of materials and tools including wood, chicken wire, moss, biodegradable and compostable materials and so much more.  

You will work individually and in groups to create the designs (as very often some large scale events are impossible to do on your own), from planning, logistics to implementation making the three days as realistic as possible. You will leave full of confidence to cope with any venue, marquee or large scale wedding.  This is an ideal opportunity to enhance your portfolio of work.

As part of this course we forage for foliage (subject to the weather) in the grounds of Newton Hall).   We incorporate, fresh, silk and dried to ensure you have the opportunity to work with mediums that you may not have worked with before.

Suitable for those who have some/limited experience of floristry.  If you are unsure as to whether this course is suitable for you please do call us on 01223 655661.

Course Content

During the 3 days you will work on the
following designs using different methods of construction:

Venue Decoration

  • Mantle & floor based designs
  • Archways & columns

Building structures, mechanics & costings

  • Quantifying materials and sourcing
  • Quotations & costings
  • Installation and deconstruction
  • Suspended designs

Impact containers

  • Urns and churns
  • Vintage containers

You will leave full of confidence to cope
with any venue, marquee or large scale event.

This is an ideal opportunity to enhance your portfolio of work.

Course Fees & Booking

You can book online or call the school on 01223 655661.

The fee is £795.00.   A Deposit of £300.00 is payable to secure your place.  The balance is due 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.   If the course starts within 1 month of booking then the full fee is payable at the time of booking.

Once you have booked your place(s) we will email you further details of the course including a location map with how to find the venue.

Course Information

The course includes all the flowers, foliage, sundries and containers that you need to complete the item(s).  

You will also be provided with tools to use during the course. If you wish to purchase tools, we have these available and can be purchased on the day.

We suggest you bring your camera to take photos as a reminder of what you have learnt during the day.

We would recommend wearing  comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet or dirty (as flowers involve a bit of both!)

This course is held at The Cambridge Flower School, Newton Hall, Town Street, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.

You will need to bring a packed lunch with you each day.  

Customer reviews
"I absolutely loved it. It was the perfect amount of hands-on education and learning. I would recommend to anyone interested and absolutely will be back!"
— Lauren Ludlow | Floristry Taster Day
"Really thoroughly enjoyed it. Made to feel really comfortable as a beginner to floristry. Really well taught and demonstrated. Loved the 3 aspects to it as well I've come away knowing a lot more than I did this morning - would love to come back for another course someday soon. Thank you!."
— Sarah Parry | Floristry Taster Day
Excellent instruction, has created so many ideas as well as challenges, certainly has made me question the way I was thinking of doing things, and excited to get things started now. Sarah was fun and entertaining in presentation and extremely informative, thanks!
— Theresa Bradstreet | Starting a Floristry Business