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Our Guide to a Marquee Wedding

What to think about when planning a marquee wedding

Marquee weddings offer endless scope to create your dream day, there are countless options for design, layout, furniture, lighting, styling, catering, entertainment - the only limits are your imagination! However, being presented with so many options and knowing you’ll have to organise everything yourself from scratch can be a daunting prospect, so we’ve put together a few important things to think about…

The Complete Package

With so many different elements to consider, using one provider to supply all the key elements for your wedding can take away a lot of the stress. At Bisley Marquees & Hire Company we are able to supply your marquee, lighting, and furniture, as well as your luxury toilet hire, generator hire, and refrigerated trailer hire. So, if you need your toilet in position before the marquee is built, you can be confident we’ll ensure it’s set up and ready! Wedding marquee hire packages are also a great option for ensuring that you have all of the essential elements needed for your wedding within a set budget, and with lots of options for upgrading or adding extras, you can fully personalise your marquee! Our event managers are here to guide you through the whole process, and ensure that you’ve thought of everything.

Clearspan, Traditional, or Oriental?

The type of marquee you choose can not only reflect your unique style, but also make the most of the space you have available. Clearspan marquees are open framed steel structures with PVC walls, which create a blank canvas for you to style however you wish. Clearspan marquees can be customised with clear roofs and ends, peaked roofs, linings, plus with the option of fully levelled flooring and 3m tall legs, we're able to build on even the trickiest of sites! Our Traditional marquee is perfect for rustic, country weddings, made from canvas with a wooden pole structure and stunning high ceilings, with optional porch canopy. Oriental marquees are square pointed ‘Chinese Hat’ style structures, available in a range of sizes, ideal for small gatherings, garden parties, or to create additional space for chill out, drinks receptions, shade, or as an entrance marquee.

The Site

When thinking about a marquee wedding, it is important to think not only about where you’d like your marquee to be located, but also where your guests will park, proximity to neighbours, accessibility for contractors, where the toilets can be sited, and space for your caterers. We’ll always conduct a site visit for marquees, to plan out your space and draw out where the marquee will be positioned, and to ensure that we can access the site with our various trailer units, vans, or lorries.

The Facilities

In addition to your marquee structure, there are a few other essentials you’ll require to turn your site into the perfect wedding venue. When booking your luxury toilet unit, always make sure that you let us know how many guests you’re expecting and if you’re having guests camping please let us know approximately how many, so that we can ensure you have the size you require. The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is an overflowing loo!

One of the major perks of a marquee wedding is being able to supply your own drink, saving you on corkage! If you’re doing this, you’ll want to make sure you hire a refrigerated trailer to keep your drinks cool. All our fridge trailers are fitted with locks, so you can ensure your drink will be kept safe overnight.

Finally, you will need power. To ensure you hire the most suitable generator for your event, we’ll always ask for the power requirements of your band / DJ, caterers, and any other suppliers, as well as taking in to account the lighting, toilets, and refrigerated trailer.


Creating A Unique Space

We have erected hundreds of marquees throughout Gloucestershire and further afield, and take pride in the fact that no two ever look the same. Choose from different lining styles, lighting, furniture, layouts, dance floors, and decorations, to create a space that reflects you as a couple. Not only do we have a huge range of options to choose from, but we’re more than happy to create something totally bespoke for you. Please get in touch to find out more.

Photographs with thanks to Siobhan Beales Photography and Tanli Joy Photography

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