A marquee offers a bespoke venue for a family wedding. It is a blank canvas on which brides can put their own personal touches and often re-create images that they have seen in magazines and other media outlets. It gives the flexibility to book your own caterer, band, florist and we are happy to give recommendations on other suppliers we have experience of working with.
No two wedding marquees are the same but there are some basic principles e.g.
See general FAQ section on Marquees for full details on site factors and weather implications. We can include a range of ballast options for marquees that are not sited in fields or grass such as paving stones, and decked areas. For sites that are on grass we can provide ground protection to get all our equipment on site to avoid causing damage.
- You have a special place in your life and want to get married there.
- You want a venue that can be completely tailored to your wishes and style
- You would love to become involved in all aspects of venue theming and design, furniture options, ancillary services – all choices not necessarily available at a hotel venue (a good marquee company will gladly assist you with this).
- You want to have the flexibility to change the size of your function space as your plans evolve
- You have confidence in your marquee supplier e.g. respond to enquiries quickly, are happy to answer any number of questions, have previous experience and are happy to supply referees.
Within our quotations we always allow to undertake any necessary power distribution.
Through discussions about guest numbers for both day and evening and an understanding of what the marquee is to be used for e.g. ceremony only; ceremony then drinks, dinner, dancing; dancing only, we can work out how much space will be required.
We would normally recommend that the dance area is kept clear throughout your event so that it can be used for the ceremony, or drinks reception, or buffet layout. Using the whole area for dining and clearing furniture for dinner afterwards can leave space very tight if the weather is particularly bad and may have an effect on the guests enjoyment of the wedding.
Our clear PVC windows are what we call “panoramic” as they are a full square panel to maximise the view.
Our solid glazing offers a high quality finish and needs to be used in conjunction with our suspended flooring systems to ensure a perfectly flat and level platform. We can offer windows which open to offer ventilation in our larger structures.
More major upgrades would be the inclusion of additional function areas e.g. a separate ceremony area/marquee, chill-out areas, night club area.
We will endeavour to install a marquee to meet the needs of the clients. Over the years we have had some challenges e.g. using our steel sub-based floors to build over outdoor ponds or on particularly sloping sites. A quick site visit can normally assess the feasibility.
We do not charge per heating unit supplied (only for the amount of fuel used) so in the colder weather we put in more heaters, spread throughout the marquee and a back up unit is always on site.
If you have received a quote and are considering a date then it would be wise to keep the marquee company informed as they can always let you know when a date is selling out and give you the chance to secure it if you wish.
Early and late season dates are often available at much shorter notice.
However, depending on the catering requirements, a generator may be required. We would always recommend a second generator as a stand by unit due to the importance of a wedding day. Within our quotations we always allow to undertake any necessary power distribution.
A chat on the phone or a meeting should give a good indication of the relationship that would be formed over the months running up to the big day.
It is always wise to find out about previous marquee weddings they have provided and get examples of where they have worked and perhaps ask for venues or clients who would provide a reference.
If the marquee is in your garden and you want to do a lot of the decorating yourself then it can be installed a few days before. We are always happy to leave the marquee in place for a day or so after the wedding for another informal get together which is becoming very popular.
We don’t own toilets but have many years experience so can make the arrangements on your behalf. If budget allows or weddings are in the colder months then it can be wise to have the toilet trailers housed within the marquee. This area can be a simply marquee roof or can be fully finished as an integrated part of the function area.
We are also happy for clients to add their own extra decor such as lanterns, bunting etc. We can also recommend some venue dressers that can assist with internal dressing of both the marquees and tables.
Very often it can be possible to secure some special deals either early or late season. Thanks to email it is very quick and easy to supply a quotation so anyone considering a marquee wedding should ask us for a quick marquee wedding quote to get an indicative price.