Blow-up Church | The Best Place To Get Married In Holland

Blow-up church

By far the best place for you to get married in Holland has to be the blow-up church. This unique free-standing inflatable tent can be positioned anywhere you want. Not only that, the towering life-like structure comes in different colours, smashing pink and stylish grey.

Even more exciting, the blow-up church is the newest trend to hit the wedding scene. Another thing, the fully-equipped venue offers the highest quality sound & lighting, you can hire in a band to raise the roof. In addition, the dance floor is ready for your moves and bar stacked with snacks and drinks for your reception party.

And there’s more…the quirky church played a unique part during one of my client’s marriage celebrations.

Bas and Madelon a young and hip couple with a zest for life organised a festival-themed wedding in the heart of Hoevelaken the Netherlands. And the imposing grey tent was erected on Bas’s family run farm,  the ideal location for the air-filled church.

So, Bas, Madelon and their guests were guaranteed a memorable event. Moreover, hosting their wedding at the unusual location made it the summer festival wedding extravaganza of the year. Read about the real wedding below…


Blow-up church wedding

blow up church in Holland

The Dutch couple live and work in Hoevelaken. And they are music festival lovers and travel buddies. Furthermore, they are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. And in their spare time they enjoy walking their dog. Continue reading the real wedding of Bas and Madelon in the blow-up church.

Happy couple: Bas and Madelon

Venue: Blow-up church Hoevelaken, The Netherlands

Date: 4th June 2016

The Venue

The grey blow-up church, a jumbo sized air-filled gazebo stood against the backdrop of the beautiful acres of farm land. With the weather predicted to be sunny skies, high winds and blustery rains it was the perfect setup for a festival wedding. The alternative party tent with a wedding throne offered a traditional yet modern feel to the nuptials.

The Wedding Consultation

Basically, Bas searched all over the internet for my wedding services. We finally caught up via the phone and he, I and Madelon got together to discuss their vision of the wedding day. We met on Sunday afternoon at the De Jaren Café, Amsterdam. It was a fruitful chat about having a traditional wedding with a modern day British-Caribbean celebrant twist.

The Planning

The happy couple obtained their marriage license beforehand. So, we got to work with composing their love story. We revised many drafts. Bas and Madelon felt it was important to include special family members during the ceremony. And together we created an entertainingly heartfelt speech with personalized wedding vows.

Dutch wedding planners

Alternative wedding celebrant @ Opblaasbare Kerk Hoevelaken

The Ceremony

Adorned with the words Mr. and Mrs, the makeshift wedding throne awaited the lovebirds. As the bride entered to the band playing their signature tune. Bas stood nervously with me at the altar in preparation for the reading of their speech. It was a stunningly romantic moment.

The Vows

Madelon uttered her personal vows from the heart. Suddenly the weather gods arrived. And as Bas sung his vows to Madelon the winds took hold of the blow-up church and detached one side. Fixed within minutes, we were able to return inside to witness them say, “YES, we do”, embrace and kiss one another.

The Symbolism

To conclude the ring bearer Bas’s nephew came forward to present the precious circles of love. As oohs and aahs rang out throughout, Bas and Madelon lovingly exchanged rings. Followed by the signing of the symbolic certificate by them and their witnesses. Finally, I marked the momentous event with a ceremonial mallet. It was the perfect ending to an exciting festival wedding.

The Wedding Songs

Processional:  Man in the Mirror – Micheal Jackson

Musical intermission: Hero – Mariah Carey

Recessional:  Oh Happy Day

The Wedding Suppliers & Vendors

Musicians – The Young Beethoven

Venue – Opblaasbare kerk |

Wedding photographer – Renée Groenhuizen |

 The Feedback

Dear Clover,

We are truly grateful to you for your help during our ceremony and especially for being a wonderful wedding celebrant.

All the best, Bas & Madelon Watch Bas and Madelon’s wedding

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner enjoying a work-life balance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My celebrant | marriage officiant | master of ceremonies | gospel choir services, take me all over Holland. What's my vice? I love on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE and see you soon!

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