Twelve Event Management rose to the occasion to help stage the very first wedding at Fleetwood Town FC’s new £4.5m Highbury grand stand.

The Chairman of Fleetwood Town FC, Andy Pilley and his fiance Gemma Caton were joined by more than 300 guests for an incredible day of celebration. 

Twelve’s Caroline Upton worked extensively with the couple to co-ordinate the day working closely with the club’s Hospitality & Banqueting staff as well as a team of wedding specialists.

The couple exchanged vows in the new Parkside Suite followed by photos on the grand stand balcony. 

Guests then gathered for a Champagne reception, canapés and three-course wedding breakfast in a marquee located on the football pitch.

The wedding breakfast was prepared by Twelve’s Paul Moss and his team and included a starter of Fleetwood caught langoustine and quail’s egg. The main course of char-grilled fillet of Forest of Bowland beef was followed by a delicious selection of mini-chocolate desserts


Blackpool based Flower Design produced dazzling displays of exotic palms, orchids and roses for the bridal party as well as displays throughout the Parkside Hospitality Suite and marquee.

The marquee was supplied by Merseyside based Mahood Marquees, seating decorations were supplied by Creative Cover Hire and there was elegant table stationery by award-winning Flutterby Couture, with each table being named after a FTFC football player.

The bride wore a beautiful gown of silk and organza while her entourage were dressed in red and white in recognition of the Cod Army’s traditional club colours.

The day was packed with many tributes to Fleetwood Town FC including an ice sculpture carved in the shape of Fleetwood Town FC’s badge.

Entertainment included performances by the charismatic singer Howard Wing, and for the children, there was a bouncy castle as well as giant screens for computer games. There was also a chocolate fountain by Manchester based Augustus Gloops.

During the evening reception, guests also mingled in Fleetwood Town FC’s popular Jim’s Sport’s Bar, where there was live music and evening canapés including beer battered Fleetwood Cod Army fish and chips.

The day was captured on film by wedding film experts The Fenton Experience and photography was commissioned by Leyland based Ashton Photography who kindly supplied these photographs.