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Marquee Wedding Venues FAQs
Marquee wedding venues are a brilliant idea if you have a large guest list. Marquees come in all different sizes and can be set up in the gardens or grounds of most licensed venues. They often come with a lovely spacious area for your reception plus their own dancefloors, making them a one-stop-shop for the perfect reception.
For creative couples, the best thing about marquees is how versatile they are. Marquees are a blank canvas that can be transformed into any theme and really lend themselves to elegant, luxury weddings. That said, if you want to deck the whole thing out in rustic bunting and greenery, we’re totally on board.
Marquees can either have opaque sides or come with see-through windows in the walls. This will change the vibe of the marquee so it’s important to speak to your venue or marquee hire company about what your options are. If you’re set in front of a stunning view or a magnificent stately home, you might want to have the walls and windows open so you can look out, but by night time, it might be nicer to have the marquee feel more private.
For any couple looking for the perfect marquee wedding venue, we’re found you the best in the UK.
Can You Have a Wedding Ceremony in a Marquee?
Ceremonies must currently take place in the UK in a licensed, permanent, fixed structure. This means marquees don’t count as a venue for legal wedding ceremonies, however, the laws are expected to change in 2022 so keep your eyes peeled!
How Does a Marquee Wedding Work?
Marquees can host weddings year-round if they are heated, but most will be erected in late spring and host weddings throughout the summer and into early autumn. Many couples choose to match an outdoor ceremony with a reception in a marquee, which maintains that indoor-outdoor feel.
How your marquee is set-up will depend on the venue - some may be in the grounds of an estate and provide catering and toilet facilities, but others might be in the middle of a field and need you to arrange all your suppliers. Speak to your venue about all the different options.
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