1. Choose your venue.
  2. A marquee wedding needs space, that’s it! You can have this at your home, your parent’s home or anyone’s house who has the space and will allow the use. Alternatively, find a field; be it on a farm, overlooking the coast or a river. Pick somewhere that means something to you. Have a look at our venues page Click here.Lots of wedding venues which allow marquees often have accommodation available as well.  This gives you, your family and friends time to spend the whole day, night and following morning together. You can even make it a short break if the venue allows.

  3. Choose your layout
  4. We will work with you to make sure you get the interior layout you want. You can choose where the tables and chairs go, how they are ordered and even what size and shape they are. For your evening celebrations, you can choose to have a separate space or even a separate marquee. With thought and design, we will make sure that the layout is best for you and your guests during the daytime and the night time festivities.

  5. Create your own theme
  6. One of the biggest advantages of a marquee is that you can pick and choose your style and colours. From the choice of marquee layout, the furniture you use and the accessories you can include, all this allows you the chance to make your day as individual as you are. And don’t panic, if design isn’t your strength we can introduce you to people who can help you with this.

  7. Flexibility with your guest numbers
  8. Assuming you have the space available for the marquee, you can choose how many guests you invite.  You are not limited by the room size; we can just make it bigger. Whether you want an intimate wedding with just family and close friends or want a huge festival style wedding, we can help you to achieve what you want.

  9. Budget
  10. A marquee wedding can work out more cost effective than a hotel, especially for your guests. This is one of the areas where we encourage you to look at the bigger picture. Building a marquee may be more expensive that hiring a venue. You need to bring everything in from the kitchen to the flooring. However that allows you such flexibility. You can use any supplier you want; BBQ the next day, no problem. Have last minute extra guests – you can potentially make the marquee bigger which you definitely can’t do in a regular venue. We find that the flexibility, the personal feel and the ability to choose your location makes the cost worthwhile. Feeling daunted? We can definitely help; we love nothing more than planning. Call us now for a free consultation.

  11. Suppliers
  12. . You get to choose each one for what you want. Often if you go to a fixed venue, the suppliers are all on a ‘list’ with many venues asking for a commission from each supplier, making your overall bill more expensive. You can have whomever you want to have for each particular service. You may also choose to work with the team that often work with as that will make planning and control of your big day easier as all the companies have often worked together. It’s your choice!

  13. Choose your own caterer and bar supplier
  14. The ability to choose our own caterer allows you total flexibility over what and when you eat. Whether you want pizzas or a luxury fine dining experience, there will be an outside caterer who can supply you. For drinks, you have the option of supplying your own and just getting help to staff a bar or hire in a specialist company to run one for you. There is amazing array of suppliers out there and if you need help identifying them, ask for our help. We can put you in touch with people we have worked with and trust. Spend time looking around and don’t forget to ask for tasting sessions!

  15. Entertainment
  16. After your wedding formalities, it’s party time and you want to celebrate. The choice over how you do that is yours. Choose a DJ, a soloist or a huge band, it’s up to you. You can mix it up; background music on arrival, a soloist whilst having dinner and a band and/or DJ for the evening. Again, there is a limitless amount of talent out there. Ask your family and friends for their recommendations; they should know what you will like.

  17. With a marquee wedding there are no rules!
  18. If you want to do your own thing, then a marquee wedding is the way to go. You can set the timetable and make it as formal or informal as you like. It’s your day, you choose how you want to spend it.

  19. You set the start and end times.
  20. This is where the flexibility of effectively having your own venue comes into its own. If you want your guests to arrive early and enjoy an aperitif and a canape and then mingle whilst the photos are taken, you can arrive as early as you like. At the other end of the day, having a marquee wedding allows you to set the end time. It can be midnight or into the small hours of the morning. Some venues will have an end time, so please do make sure you pick one that suits your timetable.

One last thing, you don’t want to have to get up early the next day and tidy up! Get someone else to do it. If you’re stuck, ask us and we’ll help you arrange that last detail.