The new White Wedding Course in action!

We were proud to show off our new White Wedding Course at a reception this week in Fornham All Saints, Suffolk. You can view this magnificent wedding course on our website here.

The White Wedding Course is the ultimate wedding mini golf hire. It is personalised to the bride and groom with their names on the roof of the centrepiece church obstacle. Each hole is a celebration in itself. The holes feature white kissing doves, champagne flutes, a love heart obstacle, Mr & Mrs, and a beautiful internally-lit church obstacle. The whole course is scattered with hearts, doves, champagne bottles and rings. All obstacles are white and the course is bounded by white edge bumpers.

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The personalised centrepiece of the course, a white church obstacle with internal LED lights that glow at dusk.

We managed to snap quite a few photos of the white wedding course laid out at the reception venue. Because it was local to us, we set the course up for this wedding ourselves. For weddings further afield, we will deliver it ourselves if we can, or ship it to the venue on pallets with full instructions for setup, which takes about 45 minutes to get the course laid out plus maybe a little longer for final tweaks and getting everything perfect. The course is simple and modular and pretty easy to put together with no tools required.

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The Love obstacle

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The church glowing at dusk

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The Doves obstacle

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The Champagne Celebration obstacle

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The Mr & Mrs obstacle

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The White Course laid out ready for the next day’s reception

Putterfingers wedding customers have a choice between the white course and the colourful course. The alternative colourful course features a set of unique wedding-themed obstacles that you can see here, and has a choice of blue, red, yellow or white edge bumpers. A typical layout of the colourful course would look something like the image below and can be indoors or outdoors, with the holes arranged to suit the venue.

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The Colourful Course

This white wedding course hire was greatly enjoyed by all those present at the wedding reception. Whichever course suits your tastes, we love to do wedding hires so get in touch for a quote today!

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The ultimate wedding mini golf course!

Wedding mini golf course

New for this wedding season! A stunning all-white wedding mini golf course with specially made wedding-themed obstacles. We have pulled out all the stops to make this the best wedding mini golf course you can hire today.

Mini golf has always been a hit at weddings. But this year we thought we’d take things up a level, so we have created the ultimate wedding mini golf course. The course is all in white, with original unique obstacles, white bumpers, white standard obstacles and white love-themed accents (love hearts, champagne flutes and hanging white kissing doves). What a photo opportunity for the couple! (Guests can play on it well into the evening too).

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It is a 9-hole course with unique wedding-themed obstacles hand build in our workshop. The charming, hand crafted all-white obstacles include Congratulations (Champagne Celebration), Love (with love heart apertures and doves), Mr and Mrs, and the magnificent Church centrepiece, which we’ll get to in a moment. Mixed in with these obstacles are white versions of our standard My Minigolf plastic ones. Course edge bumpers are white throughout, in contrast to our standard blue, red or yellow bumpers. The overall effect is really dazzling and totally unique.

At the centre of the course is the white Church obstacle, which makes a stunning centrepiece and a perfect photo opportunity. It contains a white ‘Bridge’ obstacle positioned so that the ball must be putted through the church from side to side. The windows and heart-shaped apertures can be plain white or multicoloured, and LED lights can be placed inside to give a gentle glow at night. The only thing missing is a choir! The Church roof can be customised with a message of congratulations for the couple.

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Alternatively, if you prefer brighter colours or need something to match the decor, we have a more colourful course with 9 wedding-themed obstacles like a flower arch, wedding cake, two families united and other lovely wedding obstacles. Bumpers can be blue, red or yellow.

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Whichever course you choose for the wedding, the 9 holes can be arranged to fit almost any size and shape of venue.

To discuss the various options, talk to us via email or call 01842 337 100.

Crazy golf is ideal for smaller wedding receptions

Crazy golf is a hugely popular addition to wedding receptions. It is an ideal way to keep guests of all ages entertainedKids playing crazy golf at wedding for age 8 to 80. This year has scuppered the wedding plans of many couples, but with the latest ease in lockdown restrictions, allowing receptions of 30 people, there is still hope. So couples with their wedding date booked for the coming months may be rethinking their receptions plans and adapting to a smaller, more intimate celebration with close friends and family. Some may even welcome the imposed restrictions – what a perfect excuse for swiping Great Aunt Greta off the invite list!

Crazy golf could be an ideal solution for entertaining a smaller group of guests.

 

Why crazy golf for smaller weddings?

Here are the top reasons why they work for smaller weddings and socially distanced gatherings:

1. Courses can be hired in a range of sizes – 4, 6 or 9 holes, depending on the number of guests you are entertaining and the space available at your venue.

2. Crazy golf is a family favourite activity, something that can be enjoyed by all guest, no matter their age or ability.

3. Courses are modular, the 1msq interlocking astro-tiles can be assembled to suit the space that you have available. Golf can be spaced out to enable guests to maintain social distancing.

4. We can offer sanitation stations as part of your hire package to maintain hygiene – these can be customised with your own wedding colours and name of the bride and groom.

5. Course hires for weddings include a set of wedding-themed obstacles, which can also be personalised for your event.

6. The course is suitable for use indoors and outdoors. So even if the weather isn’t so kind on your wedding day, the quick-drain astro tiles will stay useable.

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Wedding entertainment packages

Mini golf can also be built into a package of different games and photo opportunities. Choose the selection of games and activities you think will be perfect for your guests. We’ll take care of delivery, collection, and set-up as well if you’re not too far away from our warehouse in Norfolk. When you plan your wedding celebrations, you can consider the space you have available and choose the right combination of minigolf course, Mr & Mrs table tennis, giant wooden games, face in hole boards, photo wall, kissing booth etc. to make sure that everywhere they look, guests have something fun to do for a few hours.

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Get in touch

If you would like to discuss the options available and how we can assist in making your big day special for your selected guests, then give the team a call:

Tel: 01284 848330

email: office@connectedshopping.com

2018 Budget scores hole-in-one for couples planning weddings

Chancellor’s Budget: outdoor weddings to be allowed!

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We’ve all seen al fresco wedding ceremonies in the movies. Typically the vows are exchanged, or prevented from being exchanged depending on the film, on a beach, with nothing more than an arch of flowers and a celebrant forming the ‘venue’. Until now this has not been possible in England, forcing those whose hearts are set on an outdoor wedding to go to Hawaii or Florida or somewhere even more exotic. But that’s about to change.

One of the unexpected announcements in this week’s budget was a change to the laws that dictate the type of wedding venues we can get married in. It paves the way for outdoor weddings, pub weddings, restaurant weddings, even weddings at home, and it is designed to reduce the cost burden of getting hitched, a significant part of which is venue hire. Previously (since the 1830s), we have only been allowed to marry in a structure with a solid roof (not a marquee), and food and drink may not be served there. That’s why the norm is usually a service or registry office wedding followed by everybody decamping to a reception venue for speeches, food, drink and dancing. Currently, civil ceremonies must take place in register offices or approved premises that have been licensed for the purpose by local authorities.

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The new law aims to make it cheaper and simpler to get married. Full disclosure: at Putterfingers we’re happy about this, because we hire out minigolf for wedding parties and if this means more people can afford to get married, then it means more business for us! Readers of this blog will know that our minigolf courses work just as well outdoors as indoors and don’t require a power supply, which makes them ideal for outdoor weddings. The courses are modular and weatherproof, easy to set up and can be shaped to fit the space available.

We’re delighted that wedding couples and their guests are going to be able to enjoy Putterfingers minigolf at a wider variety of venues!

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Crazy golf romance: proposal at the 19th hole!

Southport man proposes to girlfriend at their favourite mini golf course

A heartwarming story reached Putterfingers Towers this week. Louisa Henry and Allan Connell are regular players at The Masters Mini Golf Course in Southport. One day after two years of playing together as a couple, Allan suddenly got down on one knee after the 18th hole and produced a small round golden item from his pocket. Louisa responded in the traditional fashion by going bright red, fanning her face and giggling uncontrollably. Luckily for Allan she then said ‘Yes!’ The happy couple were applauded by onlookers and given two free games. Here’s a photo of the moment of romance captured by the Champion Newspaper!

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Putt a ring on it (image courtesy of Champion)

Minigolf is traditionally a great place to go out for a date. From the 1920s onwards, it has been a fun and friendly activity for couples getting to know each other. It brings out the kid in everyone, breaks the ice and there’s the opportunity for a bit of one-to-one swing guidance if things go well. It doesn’t matter how rubbish you are at it. In fact, it’s best to be as rubbish as possible and have a good laugh as your ball bounces off walls and onto the next hole. Even bad minigolf beats sitting rigidly in a restaurant or staring silently at a movie together!

Minigolf dating is pretty straightforward. Visit your local crazy golf course or hire a garden course from Putterfingers!

If one thing leads to another and the Big Question gets popped, as it did with Louisa and Allan, then you’ll need a theme for the wedding. Now what could that possibly be?

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Minigolf romance

Minigolf-themed weddings are great fun for guests and the happy couple alike, for the same reasons it’s good for dating: it breaks the ice and helps people get to know each other and have a good time. Plus it makes for some good wedding photos!

Wedding Mini Golf - fun for brides, grooms and all the family - and romance

Putterfingers have provided minigolf at hundreds of weddings up and down the country. Give Shelley a call and find out how to book it at your wedding!

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Come and meet us at the Newmarket Wedding Show

It’s wedding show season!

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We look forward to meeting new customers at the Newmarket Wedding Show 2018

We love meeting brides and helping them select unique wedding entertainment. One of our favourite annual fixtures is our stand at the Newmarket Wedding Show. It’s always fun to meet brides and their families, wedding planners and other wedding suppliers. We always come away bristling with business cards and new customers. This post gives details about the 2018 Newmarket Wedding Show as well as two other wedding shows we are exhibiting at in the coming weeks.

Look for the Fun4Guests stand. Our sister company Fun4Guests provide fun packages including Putterfingers minigolf, and Putterfingers staff will be there, so our stand covers both brands. We have 10 years of experience in hiring our event equipment under our portable crazy golf banner of Putterfingers, but as Fun4Guests we have brought wedding crazy golf and other games together at the request of bridal parties.

Newmarket Wedding Show

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The show takes place on Sunday 21st of January at the Millennium Grandstand, Rowley Mile Racecourse from 11am to 4pm. Come along and meet us on stand G20 to talk about wedding entertainment including crazy golf, giant wooden garden games, kissing booths, photo walls and much more.

Hockwold Hall Wedding Fayre

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Hockwold Hall is a beautiful wedding and events venue on the borders of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We have exhibited at the Wedding Fayre there for several years and we never miss the opportunity to meet people there and show them our wedding hire packages. If you go to the show, come and say hello to us in the marquee.

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This great wedding show takes place at the Norfolk Showground on the 17th and 18th of February. It’s a regular fixture in our calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!

In the meantime, check out our minigolf wedding hire packages or call us for friendly hire advice and a quote on 0845 0570321.

Hitch and Putt: a perfect minigolf wedding

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The Saunbys chose minigolf and our garden games for their wedding entertainment

With the kind permission of the bride and groom, we’d like to share the minigolf wedding of Dawn and James Saunby, which took place on the 4th of August at Newton House Barns in South Derbyshire. The Saunbys chose to entertain their guests with a full entertainment package from Putterfingers which included a Supersize minigolf course complemented by a set of Garden Games.

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A nice big lawn for the Supersize course

If you’re wondering what the garden games are, you can find out by following the link above. The Saunbys went for Space Hoppers, Four in a Row, Croquet and Skittles. At their Derbyshire minigolf wedding these games were positioned around the minigolf course for guests to have a go at, either while waiting to play minigolf or just for the pleasure of knocking over skittles, bouncing around on a space hopper, puzzling over the next move in four in a row, or pegging out at croquet. It all made for a genteel wedding party – except perhaps for the space hoppers which are huge fun but require leaving your dignity behind before you get on!

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Afternoon tea was served before the wedding service from a white cart to give the garden party feel

It really was a charming wedding and we thoroughly enjoyed setting up the Supersize course and chatting to the lovely guests. We wish Dawn and James a very happy future together!

Putterfingers are attending two wedding shows in the near future, both in East Anglia. We will be exhibiting at:

The Newmarket Wedding Show on the 3rd of September 2017 at stand G20

Hockwold Hall Wedding Show on the 1st of October 2017 in the Marquee.

Come and meet us if you’re going to be around!

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Putterfingers in GoHen’s Top 50 Wedding Entertainers!

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For over ten years Putterfingers have been diligently supplying crazy golf to wedding parties to make sure the guests have a fun time. We beaver away behind the scenes delivering and setting up the courses, dealing directly with the venue or with the bride and groom and their family. We supply the best crazy golf equipment for hire and we’re nice people, so it’s lovely to get a bit of recognition from time to time. This week hen party planning website GoHen have included us in the Top 50 UK Wedding Entertainers Guide. Here’s what GoHen said about us:

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We’ve always known that minigolf is just as entertaining as magicians, casinos, singers, bands, karaoke, fairground rides and dancers. So it’s good to see our crazy golf hire service listed alongside all those other favourite wedding party entertainers.

As GoHen say, ‘Sometimes weddings can a little bit boring. There, we said it! But while the bride and groom are off posing for the perfect wedding photo, guests can sometimes get a little bit lost.’

We’ve always done our best to make wedding parties more fun by giving guests a challenging but enjoyable game that can be played by all ages. What better way to bring wedding guests together than letting each one grab a putter and get on the minigolf course? Everyone from Grumpy Gramps to Tiny Tim can have a go, and that’s when the smiles start spreading around the wedding party. Crazy golf isn’t terribly noisy, so that guests can actually hear each other speak, and that helps them to socialise. They can take the game as seriously or light-heartedly as they please. Uncle Fred might want to place a bet on a game, whereas Auntie Mabel might just wat to have a friendly game with the kids. Either way, it works and is absorbing fun for everyone.

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Portable crazy golf hire couldn’t be simpler. We deliver and take away a premium crazy golf course complete with everything needed for a wedding party to have a fun game. Just call us on 08450 570321 a minimum of two weeks before the event, and we’ll do the rest!

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8 reasons to hire portable minigolf from Putterfingers

1. It’s portable

A complete Putterfingers crazy golf course fits into the back of an average family car, so you can drive it wherever you want to set up. No power supply is required, so in theory you could set it up on top of Ben Nevis, although obviously that would be mad. Still, it’s not called crazy golf for nothing.

Our courses are best suited to any reasonably level indoor or outdoor surface, anywhere you choose.

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2. Easy Assembly

No bulky wooden or metal frames to lay down. Our interlocking 1m x 1m astro grass tiles form the playing surface. Transform your garden, indoor room, office or event venue into a crazy golf course in 30 minutes!

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3. Tricky Obstacles

Think our obstacles look innocent? Heh heh. It takes a steady hand to tackle the curves of the Volcano and just the right amount of speed on the ball to negotiate the twists of the Acapulco. They can challenge all ages and experience levels of minigolfer.

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4. Hire a Course by Post

You don’t have to be beside the seaside to enjoy our crazy golf!  Our portable crazy golf hire transports easily via courier to your chosen venue so that you can enjoy for as long as you like -a one day event, a weekend hire or long term if you require.

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5. Any Weather (even all round British weather!)

Not just for outside, the portable crazy golf course is rubber backed and won’t mark floors indoors.  Have you an unused space – unutilised sports court, school assembly hall, hotel atrium, roof top terrace, empty office? For outdoors, rain doesn’t stop play because the tiles drain through the holes in the bottom!

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7. Modular Flexibility

Play Tetris with minigolf tiles! The modular nature of our courses means you can build each hole the way you want, to suit the venue and floor space available. Whether it’s 4 holes or 9 holes, the flexibility means they can fit almost any space!

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8. Nice people to deal with!!

We always have availability, the team at Putterfingers are friendly and efficient, we strongly believe in our concept – so why not let us help you with something different at your event this year?

View our customer testimonials and see for yourself!

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Putterfingers at Facebook’s London headquarters

Wedding mini golf prize winner photos!

Every now and then we feel like running a competition to spread the minigolf love. In November’s Newmarket Wedding Show we offered the chance to win a free wedding mini golf course. The challenge? Take a photo of yourselves in the special wedding face in hole board from Photocutouts and share it on social media. The winners, chosen at random out of a hat by our lovely Shelley, were Kat and Chris Price, whose wedding took place at Bedford Lodge, Newmarket on Easter Monday. Here’s Shelley at our offices pulling the winning photo out of a hat.

Kat and Chris have kindly sent us some photos of the wedding mini golf course. It was a beautiful day, but even if the weather hadn’t been quite so friendly, the Putterfingers course would have stayed useable because of the quick-drain astro grass matting that makes up the putting surface, which ensures that water does not gather and leaves the surface dry to putt on after a shower.

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All ages can participate!

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One very smartly-dressed young man trying out the wedding mini golf course

As you can see, the course works just as well outdoors as indoors. Any reasonably flat surface can be used to lay it out on.

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The wedding board with instructions on entering a photo for the prize

The competition combined Putterfingers crazy golf with our sister company Photo Cutouts, who make face in hole boards for every occasion including weddings.

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Such a beautiful location, and the minigolf went down a treat with the guests.

A wedding mini golf course keeps young ones amused and can challenge grown-ups as well. It’s not as easy as it looks to get a hole in one. Warning: minigolf is very addictive!

Now is the time to talk to us about hiring a mini golf course for YOUR Spring or Summer wedding! Call Shelley for a chat on 08450 570321 or email office@connectedshopping.com.

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