WEDDING BELLS RING AT HIGHBURY STADIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME

Andy Pilley & Gemma Caton
The Chairman of Fleetwood Town FC and his bride-to-be will be the very first couple to hold their wedding celebrations at the new Highbury Stadium.

Andy Pilley and Gemma Caton will celebrate their marriage this Saturday, 25th June, making full use of the club’s new £4.5m grandstand.


More than 300 guests have been invited to the wedding, which includes a sparkling Champagne reception in a marquee located on the football ground.

The celebrations will begin in the club’s new 180-seater Parkside Hospitality Suite which opened earlier this year; photographs of the newly-weds, their families and friends will be shown on the Club’s 25m² stadium screen.

Guests will proceed to the marquee where Twelve Event Management will host a Champagne reception and canapés, followed by a three-course wedding breakfast.

Dishes, prepared by Twelve’s Chef Proprietor Paul Moss and his team, include a seafood starter of Fleetwood caught langoustine and quail’s egg followed by a main course of char-grilled fillet of Forest of Bowland beef. For dessert, guests will savour a delicious selection of mini-chocolate desserts.
 
During the evening reception, where guests will also mingle in the popular Jim’s Sport’s Bar, there will be live music and evening canapés including beer battered Fleetwood Cod Army fish and chips.

Paul Moss of Twelve
Among the many special touches for the wedding, are an ice sculpture, chocolate fountain, children’s entertainment and a dazzling fireworks display.

Special care has been taken to protect the club’s football pitch throughout the wedding celebrations with use of mounted flooring to ensure the newly seeded turf prepared ahead of the forthcoming 2011/12 season, is kept in pristine condition.

Louise Morley, Hospitality & Banqueting Manager at Fleetwood Town FC, said: “Fleetwood Town FC is hosting its very first wedding in the new look Highbury stadium, and fittingly, it is our Chairman and his bride who take this inaugural step. It will be another milestone in the club’s history and, obviously a very special day for Andy, Gemma, their families and friends.”

Caroline Upton, Joint Proprietor of Twelve Event Management which started working with FTFC earlier this year to provide corporate hospitality, said plans for the wedding had gone extremely smoothly.

She said: “We’re all looking forward to a special day at Fleetwood Town FC. It will be a great celebration in one of the North West’s newest and most unique wedding locations. Everyone at Twelve wishes the couple a wonderful future together.”