This grand addition to Pippa Middleton's wedding costs £100,000

The social event of the year just keeps getting more extravagant

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The social event of the year just keeps getting more extravagant

The days are counting down to Pippa Middleton’s wedding on 20 May and the rumours just keep rolling in. Over the past few days, an opulent glass structure has popped up on the Middleton family’s West Berkshire residence where the reception is to be held. The kicker? It’s predicted to cost £100,000.

While the temporary conservatory pales in comparison to her sister Kate Middleton's Buckingham Palace, no cost has been spared on Pippa Middleton's wedding decor. Designed by PBI Event Architecture, the beautiful art nouveau structure was shipped in from Belgium and is expected to hold over 300 of Pippa and her husband-to-be’s guests.

Unsurprisingly, the royal family has also had a hand in the process. Peppers Marquees, the official Prince of Wales approved marquee supplier, have been hired to oversee its construction which will be completed in time for the nuptials on Saturday.

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Pippa will be marrying 40 year old James Matthews, a hedge fund manager and older brother to Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews. While the couple previously dated and split in 2012, they reconnected in 2015 and were engaged a year into their relationship.

The traditional wedding ceremony will be held in Englefield at St. Mark’s Church, before moving onto the Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury for a more lavish reception. The details have been kept relatively hush hush, but there’s been a lot of talk about how much the shindig is predicted to cost, which lucky designer will be responsible for her wedding gown and the couple’s guest policies for the day.

Pippa’s sister Kate Middleton will naturally be in attendance, along with her husband Prince William and Prince Harry. Meghan Markle, an American actress and Prince Harry’s current girlfriend, will also be present despite Pippa’s no bling no ring rule for invitees.

Megan C. Hills

Megan is a freelance journalist who covers entertainment and all things lifestyle, with a particular passion for fashion, beauty, travel and Keanu Reeves stories. She has previously worked on staff for titles including Marie Claire UK, CNN Style and The Evening Standard and has written for titles such as Bustle UK, Wallpaper*, Forbes and Hong Kong Tatler. She splits her time between London and her hometown Hong Kong, where she currently lives with the love of her life - an elderly dog named Poppy - and her husband.