Whilst a marquee may not immediately come to mind when you’re planning a winter wedding, our modern marquee structures are built to withstand all that the British weather can throw at them! With efficient heating systems, enchanting lighting, and cosy interiors, marquees can create a warm and intimate hideaway a dark winter’s evening. We’ve outlined below a few of our top tips to take into consideration when planning an Autumn or Winter marquee wedding...

The Marquee

A Clearspan marquee is the natural choice for an Autumn or Winter wedding, offering a wonderfully versatile space for you to create your dream venue. With countless options from clear roofs to starlight ceilings, flat, pleated, or printed linings, chillout marquees, toilet marquees, entrance tents or event gin rooms, there are so many ways to make the marquee your own.


Consider how you’ll be using the space inside the marquee, whilst in the summer months many couples host their drinks reception outdoors, as the temperature drops you’re likely to want to keep everyone together under the cover of your cosy marquee.

Clear roofs really come into their own during the winter months and are a fantastic way of bringing the outdoors in, without having to brave the elements. You can also create separate areas within your marquee using reveal curtains, use soft seating to create a quiet lounge area, or add a separate Chinese Hat marquee for an entrance or even a gin room!


In the winter we would strongly advise either a boarded floor or cassette levelled floor with carpet. This offers you extra insulation, ensures that even on the wettest of days that the rain will not come through the flooring, and will protect the ground underneath. A solid floor and carpet will also give a professional finish, and with a huge range of carpet colours to choose from it is another opportunity to customise your marquee and add a touch of warmth.


Darker evenings are a fantastic opportunity to make the most of lighting, using it to create an intimate atmosphere inside your marquee, and light up key features outside too! With a huge range of options to choose from, including; uplighters, chandeliers, festoon lights, fairy lights, LED lights, paper lanterns, spotlights, rustic chandeliers and filament bulbs, it’s the perfect way to keep the party dazzling well into the evening.


We have a range of marquee heaters in varying sizes and are always happy to help offer advice as to what you will need in your marquee. Your Bisley event manager will also spend some time with you planning out where to position your entrance and catering area, ensuring that when the marquee doors are opened, guests won’t be sat in a draft!

If you’d like further advice about planning an Autumn or Winter wedding, please contact us.