Holding your wedding reception in a marquee is a great idea for venues that don’t have the capacity for your guest numbers or if you’re celebrating your marriage in a large garden. Here, we help you to plan a marquee wedding.
The benefits of wedding marquee hire
Marquees offer a versatile space that can be decorated to suit the style of wedding and the tastes of the bride and groom. Light and airy in warmer months with open sides, they can easily be dressed to suit winter nuptials too, with the addition of sides. A wedding marquee offers a blank canvas in terms of layout, and furniture can be arranged to suit any table plan. An added dance floor means your marquee can easily accommodate evening entertainment and dancing.
Wedding marquee hire from the ALS Group
At the ALS Group we offer two types of marquee, a traditional marquee and a pagoda marquee.
Traditional marquee hire
Our traditional marquees are metal-framed, clear span marquees which means there are no awkward poles on the inside to accommodate when planning seating and décor. Available in a wide choice of sizes, from 5m x 12m up to a substantial 12m x 35m, our marquees are suitable for intimate weddings or dinner parties as well as wedding receptions for hundreds of guests. Available with or without sides, traditional marquees are elegantly classic.
Pagoda marquees are a really original alternative to the traditional marquee and are perfectly sized to suit a smaller wedding. In a choice of three sizes – 4m x 4m, 5m x 5m, 6m x 6m – pagoda marquees are named for their similarity to the Japanese building. Featuring a curved and pointed roof, a pagoda marquee is an attractive way to entertain a small number of guests or to provide additional entertainment or seating areas. Particularly popular in the summer months, they provide the perfect shady space for guests to sit and relax. In cooler months, the sides can be dropped to create a comfortable haven. Pagoda marquees can be joined together to create a larger space or used as an add-on to a traditional marquee – the choice is yours.
If your wedding is taking place in winter, don’t worry about your guests shivering as we can supply marquee heating. And, if you have no access to a mains electricity supply, we can help with that too, as we have a range of generators available to hire.
How to dress a marquee
Once you have booked your marquee, thoughts can turn to the fun part - dressing it and decorating it! At the ALS Group, we offer a comprehensive one-stop shop where wedding planners, event coordinators and engaged couples can source everything they need in one place.
Our wide and comprehensive selection of marquee packages start with just the marquee. However, we can add extras including linings, wooden flooring, carpeting or coconut matting, and lighting. We offer décor packages for a vintage wedding theme, a summer wedding or a simple ceremony package, to name just a few. See our full range of décor packages for everything we offer and if you would like to create your own bespoke décor package, we are happy to accommodate that too.
With the décor theme selected, why not browse table hire with table cloths if required, chairs and chair covers too, for a perfectly coordinated look all the guests will be talking about for a long time to come.