Choosing the best marquee option for you – whatever the occasion – is extremely important. Your choice needs to be the right one. With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the different marquee options available;
Clear Span, Aluminium Frame Marquees
Aluminium marquees are modular, which means they can be constructed to your own specification. Irrespective of the lay of the land and whether they need to be attached to a building, you may be amazed at what a reputable marquee company can do for you with your marquee hire.
With the options of window walls, transparent ceilings, twinkly roof linings, perfectly level flooring, a choice of linings, coloured lighting, decorative drapes and chandeliers, you have the ability to custom build a truly unique event space. Speaking of which, because a clear span marquee does not require central poles for support, you get to optimise every inch of floor space, with or without reveals exposing different areas at key points during your perfect day.
Traditional Wooden Pole And Canvas Marquees
Think of a quintessentially English afternoon tea party. Traditional wooden pole marquees are typically handcrafted using natural materials such as canvas and wood, offering a beautiful space for a special celebration.
Requiring wooden poles for support, a traditional marquee has a cute, vintage feel. If you are dreaming of an English garden party style wedding where simplicity is the order of the day then a traditional wooden pole marquee is the perfect solution. With sides open or closed, you are able to choose your own layout based on the number of guests and your individual requirements.
Do you dream of an outdoorsy wedding with a cool festival vibe? If so, a Yurt could be perfect for you. Originating from Central Asia, these cosy circular tents covered in natural canvas often come complete with charming features such as wood-burning stoves. Originally inhabited by nomads in Mongolia, the structure comprises an angled assembly of latticework constructed in pieces of steam-bent wood or ‘ribs’.
Beautifully rustic, a Tipi is a cone-shaped tent, traditionally made from animal skins attached to wooden poles. However, modern Tipis usually have a canvass covering. Surprisingly durable and built to withstand the harshest weather, Tipis provide warmth in the Winter, often incorporating real fires to create a delightfully cosy atmosphere and are super cool during the Summer with their sides raised.
Multiple tipis can be connected to allow you to create an incredibly versatile space, no matter what the size of your celebration. If you really want to wow your guests, whatever the weather, then a Tipi has to be the obvious choice.
Choosing a marquee company isn’t a decision that should be entered into lightly. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, you are entrusting a third party to BUILD your very own bespoke wedding venue;
- Seek an experienced, professional company whose quality of service is backed up by recent reviews.
- Expect to be able to inspect the finished product at an open event or a wedding showcase.
- Establish precisely what you can expect in terms of the provision of additional resources such as power installation, lighting, heating, furniture, a dance floor, bar and toilets.
- Beware of any suppliers who do not insist on carrying out a site survey before supplying a quotation.
- Ensure you review the contract!