So, you want a summer wedding outdoors, but you don’t want to risk having your entire ceremony under an unpredictable UK sky. That’s sensible. While temperatures may be soaring across most of the country, there is always the potential of a rogue shower to make things a little soggy.
One of the best ways to solve the problem is with a wedding marquee. You’ll still have easy access to the great outdoors, but your guests will be protected from all weathers, from heavy downpours to blazing sunshine. So, without further ado, here are our five reasons for choosing a marquee for your wedding.
You Can Really Be Creative
A marquee is the perfect blank canvas. Most are white or cream and allow you to really unleash your creative side. Think fairy lights, think opulent flower displays and think beautiful furnishings and carpets. Anything goes when you hire a marquee and the only limit is your imagination. You could even set up a mobile bar and LED dance floor for when your guests are ready to let their hair down.
Costs Can Often Be Cheaper
Marquee hire is often much more cost effective than hiring a conventional wedding venue. These establishments have high overheads and account for this by charging a ‘per head’ fee. If you plan to invite a large number of guests you could find the costs escalate beyond your budget. Another way that you can use a marquee is as an extension of your traditional venue. For example, you could have your DJ and dancefloor set up in your marquee, or you could attach the marquee to the doorway of your main venue if it allows and use it to seat extra guests. Of course, this will only work if your venue’s reception room offers large doors that allow for the marquee to be fitted.
Perfect For A Winter Wedding
If you’d love a marquee wedding but your wedding is planned for the colder months of the year, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out. From lighting to portable heaters, you can still enjoy every aspect of a marquee wedding even in the depths of winter. In fact, marquees look simply magical when dressed with winter wedding decor. Our Ghost Chiavari Chair, for example, will add a touch of ice kingdom magic to any marquee interior.
You Choose The Setting
One of the major benefits of choosing a marquee wedding is that you can literally pitch your tent where you like. Well, within reason! Whether you would like to hire the garden of a stately home or erect your marquee in the grounds of a wildlife park, many venues these days can be extremely accommodating. You may need to hire their catering services or the services of their bar staff etc., but this arrangement gives you much more freedom over your location.
Classy Chairs For A Classy Venue
At Chair Hire, we have helped furnish many marquees with our beautiful chairs. From White Chiavari Chairs for your wedding breakfast to poseur tables and stools for your bar area, we can help you to turn your marquee from an empty space into a magical venue!