You want your wedding venue to be as unique as you are, so why not let Susie Carlino teach you the skills and techniques to transform your venue into something exceptional with her creative draping expertise.

This one day workshop will give you the inspiration and practical know-how to dress your wedding venue yourself and create a beautiful backdrop combining draping and lighting. You will learn about the fabrics, materials and equipment required to dress a freestanding wall in order to achieve something truly special for your big day.
This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to dress a wedding venue – from the bride herself, to wedding planners and events professionals.


The following areas will be covered during this one day workshop: 

  • Draping designs and styles for wedding venues, drawing upon Susie’s vast experience of dressing beautiful, luxury weddings
  • Selecting fabrics to achieve different styles and effects
  • Fixings and equipment should be used
  • Techniques for temporary fabric walls without attaching or damaging the venue
  • Calculating of fabric lengths and quantities



“I’m so pleased I did this workshop. Not only did it give me the practical skills to dress my own wedding venue but it made my big day extra special knowing I designed it all myself!” – Student, Dress Your Own Wedding workshop

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Workshop Details

Workshop Cost: £350.00 (inc. VAT)

Timings: The workshop commences at 9.30am and will finish at approximately 3.30pm (6 hours)

Refreshments: Light refreshments provided (tea & coffee, water). Please bring your own lunch.

What to wear: As it’s a practical course, we would recommend comfortable shoes and clothing.

What to bring: Just yourself and something for lunch.

All necessary tools and equipment will be provided by Susie and you will be able to take away any samples pieces you make during the workshop. We would also recommend bringing a camera or using your phone to photograph your progress, step-by-step. All students will receive a certificate on completion of the workshop.

Where: All workshops will take place at Susie’s studio in  Dunstable. Parking is available on the street.

Address: Creative Draping Academy
4 Old School House
Frances Drive
Bedfordshire LU6 1GF

Feel free to contact Susie via phone or email if you have any specific questions about the workshops:

TEL: 07966 372 835

Please refer to our Payments, Cancellations & Refunds Policy prior to booking.