Finding the wedding venue of your dreams comes down to so many different factors, but one important consideration is how many guests you’re inviting.
If you're faced with the dreaded task of cutting down your guestlist because you can't find a venue that accommodates, choosing a marquee wedding venue can be a great way of extending the size of your celebrations and it still allows you to have the venue you’ve been dreaming of.
Marquee wedding venues are the ultimate blank canvas, allowing you to create whatever atmosphere, décor and theme your heart desires.
From beautiful bohemian spaces to rustic bunting adorned tents, here we unveil the wedding locations all over the country that showcase the stunning possibilities of what can be done with a marquee.
You'll be amazed at just how luxurious they can be!
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1. Deene Park Estate - Northamptonshire
Deene Park Estate is a stunning Georgian-inspired wedding venue with multiple marquee spaces available for your big day. With silk ivory drapes and elegant chandeliers, the walled garden marquee is ideal for wedding parties of up to 150 people. Planning a bigger celebration? Check out their luxury lakeside marquee that can host up to 400 guests.
2. Dalswinton Weddings and Events - Dumfries
Dalswinton Estate in the picturesque Scottish countryside is a whimsically romantic setting to get hitched. Their clear-span marquee will give you and your guests spectacular views of the gorgeous 18th century gardens from all angles. When the sun sets, twinkling fairy lights can light up the roof giving the illusion of celebrating under the sparkling starry sky.
3. Plas Dinas Country House - Gwynedd
At Plas Dinas Country House between May-September you're able to marry in their bespoke wedding marquee. Available for up to 120 day and 200 evening guests, an experienced wedding planner will be on hand to transform the marquee into your dream space. This marquee wedding venue would really suit a quintessentially English summer garden celebration.
4. Hamswell House - Somerset
If you can't wait to celebrate saying your vows by having a party with your loved ones, the bespoke marquee provided by Hamswell House is a fabulous setting to host it in. From the twinkling fairy lights and the soft floodlights to the fabulous festoons and lantern decorations, it truly is spectacular.
5. The Bull Hotel Wrotham - Kent
Packed with rustic charm and character, The Bull Hotel Wrotham is a stunning wedding venue in Kent that provides ample space for alfresco celebrations. We love how this wedding has created a beautiful bohemian atmosphere in the marquee, but a traditional or classic décor would work wonderfully too.
6. Aldby Park - York
Aldby Park is a wedding venue in York that specialises in providing the gold standard of marquees for your big day. You'll have full access to the site's picturesque gardens so you won't be short of beautiful backdrops for your photographs. If you're planning a religious ceremony, St Johns Church is located just a few minutes away.
7. Garthmyl Hall – Montgomery
The semi-permanent marquee at Garthmyl Hall is the perfect space for a summer wedding thanks to its fully removable panoramic sides that'll give you and your guests a wonderful alfresco experience. Able to accommodate up to 200 guests for an evening reception, it boasts grand chandeliers and even a 15ft wooden dance floor.
8. The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields – Nottingham
The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields is part of a 135 acre family-owned estate, which was established in 1837. Inside this enchanting secret garden is a grand marquee secluded among apple arches and blooming cottage flower beds, with the original red brick walls all around. The permanent marquee also boasts decorative chandeliers, floor-length drapes and large Georgian bar windows showcasing landscaped views.
9. Courteenhall Estate – Northamptonshire
The Courteenhall Estate is a beautiful privately owned, fully-equipped, family home with pretty formal gardens and a stunning parkland setting. For wedding receptions over 100 guests, they provide a fully equipped marquee, where you’ll have the dramatic backdrop of the historic hall on one side, and the acres of parkland and Courteenhall Church on the other.
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10. Knightor Winery – Cornwall
This beautifully-presented unique winery, located just above St Austell Bay, is perfect for a memorable Cornish wedding. Knightor Winery is set on three acres of grounds which includes a pretty courtyard, gardens, vines, a pond and an arbour. The venue’s marquee is situated in the courtyard, next to a fire pit, where a BBQ or street food can be served if the weather holds out.
11. Thornton Manor – Cheshire
Thornton Manor is a 19th Century Grade II-listed Elizabethan house, based in the village of Thornton Hough. The manor’s historic charm extends to its lakeside marquee, which is nestled beneath the treetops in its extensive grounds. The marquee, which can hold up to 70 diners, also overlooks the water and countryside for a perfect romantic setting.
12. The Goodwood Hotel – West Sussex
The Goodwood Hotel is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The venue is set in the heart of the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate on the glorious Sussex Downs. Marquee weddings are situated on the pretty Cedar Lawn, lined by the historic walls of the estate. The intimate space is perfect for different wedding themes – including a Champagne reception, an informal barbecue or a typically British afternoon tea party.
13. Poundon House – Buckinghamshire
This gorgeous private family home is situated between Bicester and Buckingham and overlooks a stunning array of unspoilt countryside. The marquee at Poundon House is perfect for a wedding breakfast celebration and has amazing Indian hand block printed lining to add to the ambiance. With space for up to 350 guests, it’s ideal for Asian weddings
14. Stanbrook Abbey – Worcestershire
Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire is the perfect venue for any type of wedding, from an intimate ceremony to an extravagant event for up to 400 guests. The beautifully decorated marquee is a fabulous option to host your celebrations in and the venue also has 50 bedrooms to accommodate all of your friends and family.
15. Audleys Wood Hotel – Hampshire
Audleys Wood Hotel in Hampshire has a beautiful marquee facility that transforms itself into a room of utter glamour. We love each and every detail from the fairy-lit ceiling to the grand centrepieces. The surroundings of the marquee include manicured gardens and countryside views, while the garden pavilion and surrounding woodland area are perfect for capturing pictures on your big day.
16. The Horn of Plenty – Devon
With a choice of four licensed rooms for ceremonies and, of course, the gorgeous marquee on the lawn, The Horn of Plenty, has so many gorgeous backdrops for the wedding of your dreams. This elegant four-star country house hotel is set among five acres of colourful gardens. With views of rolling hills and (hopefully) blue skies for your big day, it’s a fantastic marquee wedding venue.
17. Trunkwell House – Berkshire
Trunkwell House hotel provides an incredible marquee, which offers a luxurious and glamorous décor scheme for weddings along with their years of experience. The marquee is set on 34 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside and can cater for anything between 80-350 people guests. The grand marquee features an impressive bar area, dance floor, atmospheric lighting, PA system and luxury toilets.
18. The BarnYard – Kent
The BarnYard wedding venue is nestled in the heart of the Kentish Countryside and is the perfect place to host an exquisite marquee wedding. The marquee has all-season functionality which means you can celebrate your marriage here at any time of the year. While it also features an impressive bar area, dance floor, atmospheric lighting, PA system and luxury toilets.
19. Fennes – Essex
Located in Essex, Fennes is a beautiful Georgian wedding venue set amidst 100 acres of unspoilt grounds. It also has a luxury bridal cottage for you to retire to after the wonderful wedding celebrations are over. Their blank canvas marquee can be dressed just the way you want it.
20. The Granary at Fawsley – Northamptonshire
Set in a private, tucked- away location amongst the picturesque countryside in Northamptonshire, The Granary at Fawsley has two beautiful reception spaces. As well as the elegant and rustic Grade II-listed Fawsley Suite, there’s an impressively decorated marquee-lined barn. With enough space to fit up to 160 guests, the barn’s white fabric lining can be customised with your choice of décor.
21. Black Horse Beamish – Durham
Arriving at the Black Horse Beamish, you’re welcomed by flagstone floors, roaring open fires and an eclectic mix of furnishings. The venue’s Orchard Marquee is one of the few permanent marquees in the Northeast and offers stunning panoramic views of the beamish conservation valley. Outside, you’ll find glorious landscaped gardens and an apple orchard. Inside, it’s furnished with a dance floor, eight foot chandeliers, up-lighting and an integrated sound system.
22. Brook House Farm – Shropshire
The Haybarn wedding venue at Brook House Farm is an outdoor tipi and marquee festival wedding venue nestled in the stunning Shropshire Hills. If you love the outdoors and want a rustic feel for your wedding this could be the perfect choice of venue.
23. Eggington House – Bedfordshire
Eggington House sits on the edge of the beautiful little village of Eggington. Surrounded by 35 acres of land the wedding venue was built in 1696 and is a much-loved family home. The large marquee, which is on the grounds of the estate can be fully customised to create your perfect wedding celebration.
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