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20 of the Best Wedding Venues with Marquees in the UK

Make the most of a venue's gorgeous grounds by hosting a wedding in a marquee - not only do they look beautiful but they often mean you can invite more guests, too!

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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 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 expanding the size of your celebrations without having to compromise on the venue you’ve been dreaming of.

Wedding venues with marquees are the ultimate blank canvas, allowing you to create whatever atmosphere, décor and theme your heart desires. And the choice is vast! Those searching 'Marquee wedding venues near me' will be pleasantly surprised at just how many options there are. 

"A marquee can be as grand or as subtle as required making it a very suitable and versatile option for a wedding," confirms Sam Peters, Managing Director of the English Marquee Company.

"For couples envisioning a celebration infused with elegance, charm, versatility and a touch of outdoor allure, a marquee wedding presents an enticing option, as it offers the opportunity to craft a completely bespoke set up tailored to each couple’s unique vision," Sam continues.

If you think a winter wedding means you can't have a marquee wedding venue, think again! Sam explains the versatility of a marquee venue: "One of the many wonderful things about including a marquee in your wedding budget is you can make it work for all seasons.

"The English Marquee Company work very closely with couples to ensure all seasons are covered; from making sure provisions are made for heating, cooling and weather protection, a marquee works for any season."

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Marquee Wedding Venues: 20 Stylish Picks for Large Celebrations

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. Ready to find your dream wedding venue with a marquee? 

1. Deene Park Estate - Northamptonshire

Wedding marquee dining area

Deene Park Estate is a stunning Georgian-inspired property with multiple marquee wedding venues 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.

If you're looking for larger wedding venues with marquees, check out their luxury lakeside marquee that can host up to 400 guests. You can hold the ultimate big wedding extravaganza there with unspoilt views of the gorgeous lake and countryside surroundings. 

  • Capacity: Up to 400
  • Pricing: From £7,425

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2. Plas Dinas Country House - Gwynedd

Tables with floral centrepieces laid in marquee venue

Plas Dinas Country House is a historic wedding venue with the unique boast of being the former home of Lord Snowdon, husband to Princess Margaret. Today, it's a beautiful wedding venue nestled by the Snowdonia Mountains and bursting with style and charm. 

At Plas Dinas Country House between May and September you're able to marry in their bespoke marquee venue. Available for up to 120 day and 200 evening guests, an experienced wedding planner will be on hand to transform this wedding marquee into your dream space.

This particular marquee wedding venue would really suit a quintessentially English summer garden celebration, but can also be glammed up to suit a glitzy affair. 

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing:  Menus from £87.50
  • Deals: There are two deals currently available on their Hitched listing, ideal for those planning a small wedding.

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3. Hamswell House - Somerset

White interior of marquee with round tables and foliage

Looking for a dreamy wedding venue in the Cotswolds? Look no further than Hamswell House, a historic property with 50 acres of private grounds and spectacular views over the English countryside. 

If you can't wait to celebrate saying your vows by having a party with your loved ones, the bespoke wedding 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.

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: From £7,000
  • Deals: Late availability deals available. This marquee wedding venue also offer no corkage charge throughout the evening of your wedding, including at the after dinner bar. 

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4. Aldby Park - North Yorkshire

Wedding marquee with wooden benches

Aldby Park is a wedding venue in York that specialises in providing the gold standard of wedding venues with marquees. This is a versatile venue, as ceremonies of between 20 - 400 guests can be held here, as well as offering drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts, and parties that last well into the night.

You'll also have full access to the site's picturesque gardens so you won't be short of beautiful backdrops for your wedding photographs. If you're planning a religious ceremony, St Johns Church is located just a few minutes away, allowing you to say your vows there before celebrating the rest of your day in the marquee. 

This marquee wedding venue naturally lends itself to a rustic wedding theme with the neutral colour palette and use of natural wood for the seating. 

  • Capacity: Up to 400
  • Pricing: From £1,895

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5. Garthmyl Hall – Powys

Marquee with long tables and floral decor

Garthmyl Hall is a stunning Georgian wedding venue situated on the border between Wales and Shropshire. There are a wide variety of venues licensed for civil wedding ceremonies here, including The Ballroom, The Walled Garden and The Summer House - but the true gem of the property is the gorgeous and versatile marquee wedding venue. 

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.

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: Menus from £6,700

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6. Eggington House – Bedfordshire

Eggington House is a historic manor house sitting on the edge of the beautiful little village of Eggington. Surrounded by 35 acres of land, this marquee wedding venue was built in 1696 and is a much-loved family home.

There are a number of wedding ceremony spaces available here, including the large marquee. This on-site marquee on the grounds of the estate can be fully customised to create your perfect wedding celebration. Standing receptions with up to 300 attendees can be held here, allowing you to celebrate in style without cutting anyone from the guestlist. 

  • Capacity: Up to 200 (seated)
  • Pricing: From £7,000

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7. Thorpe Garden - Staffordshire

Bride and groom embrace in front of beige marquee

Nestled right in the heart of the countryside, this Staffordshire wedding venue promises an unforgettable ceremony and a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Thorpe Garden is a private estate which has belonged to the Inge family since 1631 and boasts one of the most beautiful walled gardens in the county. 

Indoor and outdoor weddings of up to 250 guests can be held here, as well as guesthouses for those who want to stay the night, and a quality wedding feast full of fine and fresh dishes. There's also the option to work with the catering team to design a bespoke menu for your special day. 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: £POA

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8. Birtsmorton Court - Worcestershire

Marquee wedding venue space laid for a wedding reception with candles and floral arrangements as guests sit and chat

If you're looking for a wedding venue in the West Midlands, then you have to check out Birtsmorton Court. This 12th century moated manor house is one-of-a-kind and filled with a long and unique history. It's not often you find a marquee wedding venue on the grounds of such a gorgeous, historic building. Here, you really get the best of both worlds!

Whether you want a marquee wedding, church wedding, barn wedding or outdoor wedding, this widely varied venue has you and up to 250 guests covered. Don't forget about Malvern Chase, the luxurious on-site Shepherd's Hut which, with its hot tub, spectacular views and private deck, is the perfect place to spend your first night as newlyweds. 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £55

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9. 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 permanent on-site marquee has all-season functionality, which means you can celebrate your marquee wedding here at any time of the year.

This venue also offers tailored wedding packages and are happy to offer expert advice on flowers, entertainment, menus, and more!

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: Menus from £90
  • Deals: Hitched couples get a 3% discount when booking through the venue's listing. 

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10. Fennes – Essex


Wedding reception tables laid with white table cloths, candles and tall white floral arrangements

Located in Essex, Fennes is a beautiful Georgian wedding venue set amidst 100 acres of unspoilt grounds. Here you'll find a number of gorgeous wedding ceremony locations, both indoors and outdoors, as well as a dedicated events teams well known for their exceptional customer service. 

It also has a luxury wedding cottage for you and your partner to retire to after the wonderful wedding celebrations are over. If you have your heart set on wedding venues with marquees, their blank canvas marquee can be dressed just the way you want it - get ready to see all your wedding decoration ideas come to life!

  • Capacity: Up to 700
  • Pricing:  £POA

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11. 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 wedding venue 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 for an unforgettable celebration and amazing wedding photographs.

  • Capacity: Up to 220
  • Pricing: From £2,450

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12. Courteenhall Estate – Northamptonshire

The Courteenhall Estate is a beautiful privately owned, fully-equipped, family home with pretty formal gardens and a stunning parkland setting, making it an ideal place for some outdoor wedding games. This marquee wedding venue only hosts wedding ceremonies on a number of select dates every year, giving your day an air of exclusivity. 

For wedding receptions over 100 guests (and up to 1,000!), 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.

  • Capacity: Up to 1,000
  • Pricing: From £6,000

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13. The Goodwood Hotel – West Sussex

The Goodwood Hotel is perfect for a spring wedding or summer wedding. The marquee wedding 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 chic vintage afternoon tea party.

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA

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14. Stanbrook Abbey – Worcestershire

Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire is the perfect marquee wedding venue for any type of celebration, from an intimate wedding ceremony to an extravagant event for up to 400 guests. This stunning property was formerly an abbey, and now operates as a Grade II listed 16th century luxury hotel. 

The beautifully decorated marquee provides a fabulous backdrop to host your celebrations in and what's more, the venue also has 50 bedrooms to accommodate all of your friends and family. It's not often you get a marquee wedding venue with accommodation so this is a real find!

  • Capacity: Up to 280 (400 in the marquee)
  • Pricing: £POA

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15. Audleys Wood Hotel – Hampshire

Audleys Wood Hotel in Hampshire is a gorgeous marquee wedding venue perfect for hosting a truly magical wedding day. This hotel wedding venue is ideal for any type of wedding ceremony and can host between 50 and 250 guests. 

The property boasts 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.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: Menus from £120

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16.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 suite, there’s an impressively decorated marquee-lined barn. With enough space to fit up to 160 guests, the barn wedding venue's white fabric lining can be customised with your choice of décor to give it a super bespoke feel. The marquee can accommodate for weddings of up to 200 people. 

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: Menus from £50

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17. Trunkwell House – Berkshire

Wedding ceremony setup in marquee with white pillars and floral arrangements

Trunkwell House hotel provides an incredible marquee wedding venue, which offers luxurious and glamorous décor for weddings - you'd never think you were in a marquee! The planners here have years of experience in creating couples' dream wedding days - nothing is too much to ask of them.

The breath-taking marquee is set on 34 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside and can cater for parties from 80 to 400 guests. The grand marquee venue also features an impressive bar area, dance floor, atmospheric lighting, PA system and luxury toilets.

  • Capacity: Up to 400
  • Pricing: Menus from £99.50

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18. 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, perfect for when it's time to boogie along to your wedding playlist. What more could you want?

  • Capacity: Up to 1,000
  • Pricing:  Menus from £65
  • Deals: There is a winter wedding offer available on their listing - get in touch with them to find out more!

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19. The Grange - Middlesex

White marquee interior with green foliage decor

A stunning 14th century country house wedding venue, The Grange is one of Northwood's best-kept secrets. This marquee venue isn't only beautiful but easily accessible too, with excellent transport links to London, Uxbridge, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire. Civil ceremonies of up to 76 can take place inside the house itself, while outdoor marquee weddings can host up to 200 guests.

There are several different wedding packages to choose from, with something for every couple. Whether you want exclusive hire, non-exclusive, dry or wet hire, these guys can accommodate you - and if your head's spinning with all these choices, there's also an in-house wedding coordinator to help you through the wedding planning process

  • Capacity: Up to 170 (200 in the marquee)
  • Pricing: From £7,000

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20. 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 and boasts beautiful views of rolling hills and (hopefully) blue skies for your big day. 

Couples can hold ceremonies with up to 250 guests in this property's unique marquee. There's also the option to hold ceremonies outdoors or in the main house, giving you plenty of options and a number of spaces to spread out on your big day.

  • Capacity: Up to 150 (250 in the marquee)
  • Pricing: Menus from £74
  • Deals: Hitched couples get an exclusive 3% discount on bookings. You can save up to £4,000 on winter wedding bookings and the venue also have late availability dates as well. 

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An Expert's Guide To Marquee Weddings

We quizzed wedding marquee experts and English Marquee Company’s founders, brother and sister duo Tor & Sam Peters, on everything there is to know about planning a marquee wedding. Here's what they had to say:

Define Your Vision

Before diving into the specifics, take the time to define your wedding vision. Consider your desired aesthetic, ambience and guest experience. Are you envisioning a rustic chic affair, a romantic garden soiree, or a glamorous black-tie affair? Clarifying your vision sets the foundation for all subsequent planning decisions, and will allow you to choose the style of marquee that works with your dream.

Consider Your Budget

Establish a clear budget early in the planning process to guide your decisions. Marquee weddings offer flexibility in pricing, allowing you to customise the experience according to your budgetary constraints. 

Choose the Perfect Location

One of the defining aspects of a marquee wedding is the freedom to choose your own location. Whether it's nestled amidst green countryside vistas, overlooking serene lakeshores, in the garden at home or within the grounds of a stately estate, select a location that resonates with your style and offers ample space for the marquee. 

Select the Right Marquee Type

Marquees come in various styles, from traditional pole tents to modern clear-span structures. Consider factors such as guest count, layout preferences and aesthetic appeal when selecting the right marquee type. Work with your marquee provider to ensure provisions for heating, cooling, and weather protection, such as sidewalls and flooring, are in place to ensure guest comfort and safety – being prepared for all weather conditions is essential, particularly in the UK! 

Personalisation and Décor

One of the advantages of a marquee wedding is the opportunity for personalisation and complete creative control. From floral design and elegant drapery and lighting effects to bespoke furnishings and décor, it's a blank canvas for you to transform.

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