Congratulations, you’ve decided on a date for your wedding. Now it’s time to give some thought as to where the celebrations will take place. Perhaps you’re planning a sophisticated reception in a hotel or you’re happy with the down-to-earth appeal of the local village hall. But for many couples a marquee is a popular choice, especially if you’re getting married during the warm summer months.
Come into the garden
A marquee can set a spectacular scene and has several advantages over other venues. It can cater for weddings of all sizes and can be flexible if numbers increase or drop at the last minute. All Bacchanalian festivities are nicely contained so, if you want to erect a marquee in your parents’ garden, there’s no need to worry about your mum’s white carpet and you can dance until dawn, unrestricted by hotel regulations. A marquee is not a budget option but it can be more reasonable than a hotel venue.
Or if you’ve found the venue of your dreams and its only failing is that it doesn’t quite accommodate the number of guests you would like to invite, a marquee can be the ideal solution. View a marquee as an extension to the building – a good marquee company will suggest a way in which it can be constructed to really become part of the venue, making the most of existing rooms and any beautiful views.
Do bear in mind that this is something you need to ask your venue – some will not allow marquees or will simply not have suitable facilities to accommodate one. If, for example, your venue is built on a hillside, a marquee is unlikely to be a possibility. Equally, some venues might welcome the idea and recommend a company who regularly work with them.
It’s also a great idea for brides wanting to marry at home but without the space inside to accommodate all their guests. Gardens don’t have to be enormous and marquees can be cleverly constructed to fit a space perfectly, so it’s a good idea to call a few local companies to ask what their suggestions and prices would be. The major benefit of having a marquee at home is that you can create the wedding reception you really want without having to stick to a specific ‘wedding package’, and of course, there’s no need for transport at the end of the night when you’re ready to fall into bed!
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