Key advantages of hosting a marquee wedding is being able to choose a fabulous location and style your event exactly the way you want. Whether you picked a remote beach, grounds of a historic property or an enchanting rose garden, a beautifully decorated tent with clear walls of big windows will provide amazing views while you are sheltered from wind and rain. The type of marquee depends on the size and style of your event, as well as the location itself.
A framed marquee is the perfect choice if you need a luxury, fully equipped space with wooden floors and air conditioning. Boasting a metal frame, this marquee is very strong and can withstand harsh weather conditions such as strong wind and pouring rain. You can install it almost anywhere and space can be divided into several sections if you need separate functions for the ceremony, reception and cocktail hour. Framed marquees are the safest choice if you want a stunning outdoor location but can’t rely on weather and don’t have an alternative indoor venue nearby.
Canvas marquees are perfect for summer weddings, especially if your venue is a pretty English-style garden. They look very romantic in any natural environment, and you can transform them in different ways, depending on the weather. The sides are removable, so you can have just the roof if the weather is sunny and warm. This type of marquee is not ideal if you want to be protected from strong wind and heavy rain which is why you should consider it only if you are planning a summer wedding and not expecting a downpour.
Tepees are on-trend right now, and we think they make a gorgeous alternative to classical marquees, especially during summer months. They are built on tripod arrangement poles, and they feature exposed beams which are very pretty. A tepee will look great in any outdoor location, providing shelter from the sun on a hot day. You can hire a big one if a traditional sit-down style reception is what you have in mind, or set up a few smaller ones which would make fabulous lounge areas at a cocktail or barbecue-style outdoor wedding.
If you want to host your wedding reception on the beach, a tropical-style tent is an ideal option. It is comprised of a wooden frame covered with soft, white fabric. This beautiful tent cannot offer protection from rain, but it will add ambience to your outdoor venue and you will have a great frame for hanging ornaments such as balloons, bunting, fresh flowers and romantic fairy lights.
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