Sophisticated Shindigs

COVID-19 Update
We're still open and ready to help you with beautiful decor for your big day! We're working from home where we're looking after our three children and planning weddings from our home office.
High quality wedding venue styling in Hull and across Yorkshire.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
Complete Styling Service
Chair Covers
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Dance Floor Hire
Decorative Hire / Props
Giant Letters
Greenery Hire
Full Description
At Sophisticated Shindigs we pride ourselves on providing a professional, bespoke service at an affordable cost. We specialise in high quality starlight items and luxury linens.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sophie Aldus
PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR WEDDING: / / / 07403 234954. // Since the removal of Bridebook's own internal messaging system our email replies to Bridebook couples always wind up in the junk folder. By contacting us directly you'll be able to talk to us about your wedding without delay. We look forward to hearing from you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Beverly Langford-Hardy
Married in May 2019
June 2019
Millouse wedding
A very big thank you to Sophisticated Shindigs for our venue styling on Friday 31st May. Our theme was a simple woodland effect to which Sophie added her bits to maximum effect. Great service and reasonably priced. Thank you Sophie(and Shaun). Bev xx
Jeanette & Paul
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Excellent service.
Sophisticated Shindigs dressed my vow renewal they did chair covers and table decorations. We had a small gathering but that didn't matter as they still gave us an excellent service. I was so pleased with the outcome thank you so much .
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Great service from a knowledgable and professional venue dresser. The work looks beautiful and would strongly reccomend
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Room looked fantastic.
Hi Sophie, I would like to thank you for your services. Everything was fabulous! The room looked fantastic with chairs covers and sashes. Thank you x
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
The room looked amazing.
The room looked amazing, especially the table centres.
Sarah & David
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Great communication. Fantastic job.
Great communication & did a fantastic job of the tables & chairs & the love sign was in the centre of most pics. We absolutely loved it & would 100% recommend & use again x
Location & Contact Details


Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Travel Notes

Consultations by appointment only.

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Shortlisted - Bridebook Wedding Decoration Supplier of the Year, 2017

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our commitment to quality and attention to detail. We take great pride in our work and want every wedding to be finished to the highest standard.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make contact with your potential suppliers early. This allows you plenty of time to discuss ideas and figure out which companies are the fit for you. It also means the more popular suppliers are more likely to have your date free - so you won't be scrambling to find what you want as the big day approaches.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We see a lot of interesting and very individual personal touches at our weddings and we love to see our couples put their own stamp on things. My personal favourite little touches have been Twinings tea boxes used as tea party centrepieces (displayed on our rustic tree slices); and a table full of delectable baked goods at one wedding which were made by the bride herself - including the wedding cake! I was also very taken by a table plan based around Hull's historic pubs, the oldest of which dates back to the 1300s.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Most of our clients contact us online, either by email or through social media. We then discuss ideas and propose several suggestions to suit the couple's theme. Once we're clear on the desired result on the day we provide a bespoke quotation to our clients and guide them through the booking process. In the run up to the wedding we offer another consultation to finalise numbers and confirm all details for the big day. When the wedding day comes along we take care of the delivery, setup and recovery of our hire items so the couple can enjoy a stress-free day.

What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?

In 2016 we worked with a couple who chose a maritime theme for their wedding. We dressed the room using navy fabrics and had helped assemble centrepieces made of sand, ships and shells. The cake was displayed on a ship's wheel, which we thought was FAB! 2015's favourite was a Halloween wedding which we dressed in burnt orange. There were pumpkin centrepieces, horror movie photo booth props, and a balloon groom in the style of Jack Skellington.

What are the decorative trends with brides currently?

Vintage is in. We're enjoying using our lace and chiffon linens to create soft, stylish settings for our brides and grooms. We also love using our classic silver candelabras to lend a bit of old-style glitz and glamour.

What decoration do you think every wedding needs?

Chair dressing. Due to the high turnover of popular wedding venues, the furniture often suffers a lot of wear and tear. Chair covers hide a multitude of sins - from stains, to tears, to mismatched upholstery.