Thinking of hosting a marquee wedding reception in anticipation of the upcoming festival season?
We have a few ideas up our sleeve to help you host and style the perfect day. Marquee weddings are one of the most popular venue choices by couples in the UK. They offer complete flexibility and give you a blank canvas to work your magic!
When decorating a marquee, the options are endless. Most tents come in white, making it easy to add your own personality and pizazz to the theme. For a festival wedding, it’s almost always a great idea to go colour crazy. Adding patterned bunting, balloons and hued lanterns are just a few ideas to get started.
Whether you want to go glamorous or rustic, the wall décor will be the primary element to setting the scene. Draping sheer fabric along the walls can give your décor a mystical Mediterranean vibe. For a more rustic look, add some stacks of hey for seating or alongside the marquee to build the foundations of your design.
For tables, you can opt for long rectangular family style tables or have a number of round ones scattered throughout the tent. Experiment with wildflower combinations or even cherry blossoms for the tablescape décor and you can even get creative with the marquee structure by wrapping the marquee poles in foliage!
Enjoy the View
Marquees enable you to be immersed in the beautiful surroundings of your selected venue so if the gardens are a main feature, an outdoor wedding is a great way to take advantage of the view! Frame marquees offer clear window walls and roofs, which allow you to enjoy the stunning surroundings from inside the marquee even when the rain starts to fall.
For weddings in the middle of the summer months, a pagoda marquee allows you to enjoy the sunshine without the unbearable heat and they can be refashioned into an evening chill out area so guests can enjoy some night-time stargazing!
Guest List Flexibility
Worried about the number of guests coming to the wedding? Marquees come in many different shapes and sizes so they’re easy to expand if your guest list grows.
In true festival form, a marquee provides the perfect setting for a dancefloor, DJ set and stage for your live band. You have the flexibility to place the entertainment anywhere you please and can even section off part of the marquee as a surprise live music venue at the end of the evening.
For the kiddos, it’s always helpful to have a place where they can freely frolic and play…especially during the speeches! A marquee makes it simple to section off a ‘children’s zone’ where you can hire a magician to keep them busy!
Seckford Hall Hotel can accommodate up to 160 guests for a marquee wedding reception in a luxurious setting. The marquee is located on the terrace overlooking the manicured lawn, weeping willow trees and the ornamental lake.
For larger guest number options and to discuss your wedding plans please contact our team of expert wedding coordinators on 01394 385678 or email [email protected].