Most couples hire a venue for their wedding reception – but how about “borrowing” something that little bit different for a truly unique day?
We’ve picked out some of the best marquee venues and marquee hire companies to inspire you – as well as some of the coolest tent, tipi and yurt hire firms for couples who want to make an individual statement.
- Tempted by a Tipi?
Made in Sweden, a Nordic tipi from World Inspired Tents is bound to impress your guests — and be a talking point for years to come. You can work with this hire firm to create your own “tipi vision” using more than one tipi to form a temporary venue that suits your style, budget and number of guests. For example, any number of “Giant Hat Tipis” can be joined together to create a single covered space to seat 50 to 500 guests.
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- A Tranquil Garden Wedding
Painshill Park in Surrey is one of Europe’s most romantic and intriguing landscape gardens — a wonderful backdrop for your wedding and perfect for your pictures. Housed within a private, 18th century walled garden The Conservatory is a luxury marquee with chic ivory linings throughout, creating a blank canvas for your own styling and themes.
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- An Historic Feast
Dating from the reign of King Edward The Confessor (1042-1066) Deans Court is situated between Wimborne and the river Stour. The house has been in the Hanham family since 1548 and plays host to an award winning food festival. Weddings can take place in the garden marquees, and hog-roasts or BBQs can be provided in the grounds using fresh seasonal produce from the kitchen garden or local farms.
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- A Yorkshire Retreat
Described as “Yorkshire’s best kept secret” Hazlewood Castle offers marquee weddings that are perfect for up to 200 guests. Situated near Leeds and York, the impressive castle hotel makes a gorgeous backdrop for photographs and also provides elegant private rooms and luxury accommodation. And for something really different, you can have your marquee created to incorporate the Koi Carp fish ponds in the courtyard area.
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- A Yurt Wedding
sshh... luxury yurt hire specialises in yurts that create “fabulous spaces in beautiful places”. An alternative to the traditional marquee, you could have your wedding breakfast, evening wedding reception or even the ceremony itself inside the yurt. This Brighton-based hire company also has links with many historic, luxury manor houses across the South East where you could host your wedding.
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- Arabian Nights
If you love “beautiful, sumptuous party surroundings” and have a passion for Middle and Far Eastern colour, textures and patterns, the Arabian Tent Company could be the perfect supplier for you. The design behind these inspirational tents has been sourced from exotic places such as Morocco, Thailand, Dubai and India – but if you want a more traditional finish, there is a Cornish Cream interior based on the famous Cornishware pottery, in blue and cream.
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- Year-round Marquee Weddings
A marquee wedding isn’t just for the summer: at JF Marquees the flooring and heating options make the marquee a viable option whenever and wherever your wedding is taking place. You can hire furniture and lighting to make your event even more spectacular, and the family-run team will advise you on everything from the interior design to the wide range of pleated, flat and starlight marquee linings available.
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- Escape to the Country
Situated in rural Suffolk, Manor Farm Barn has a beautiful marquee-style lining with impressive chandeliers and a neutral colour scheme that lends itself perfectly to any wedding theme. It also has a large, sprung dance floor, a fully stocked and staffed bar and links to local suppliers for fireworks, snow machines, chocolate fountains, bands, discos and more!
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- A Marquee fit for Royalty
The Royal Pavilion Marquee, at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, provides a prestigious option if you want a marquee wedding. Set in 270 acres of greenery, with a private garden enclosure, this secluded marquee venue is situated close to the beautiful and historic towns of Windsor and Ascot. Seating up to 600 guests comfortably, this is a great option if you’re having a big wedding.
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- Riverside Romance
A romantic riverside wedding venue, The Edwardian Marquee is set in four acres of private grounds with manicured lawns sweeping down to the River Thames. Combining a marquee’s flexibility with a chic “country wedding” atmosphere, this heated venue has a silk-lined interior, crystal chandeliers, pretty French windows and a smart terrace overlooking the river – perfect for reception drinks on a beautiful day.
Contact The Edwardian Marquee for more details: