Top Tips So You Can Plan the Perfect Marquee Wedding

Are you looking to have an outdoor wedding ceremony? It’s not as difficult as you think! Aside from careful consideration and conceptualisation, follow these helpful tips for planning a wedding with a party marquee for hire!

Tip 1: Get Your Wedding Planner

A marquee wedding is a more complicated affair than a regular ceremony, which is why we recommend hiring an event manager to help set up, coordinate, and ensure the smooth running of your wedding. The venue may have its manager do what an event manager would do, but hiring an event manager helps keep your peace of mind intact. They’ll make sure all the suppliers are in place and ready to go when needed and handle any problems that arise on the day.

Tip 2: Style the Marquee

Weddings with a party marquee for hire present an excellent opportunity to unleash your creativity and weave your personality into your day.

Marquees offer plenty of room for styling: the flooring, lights, chairs and other furniture you can use are up to you. Of course, you will need tables and chairs, but you may also want to consider lounge furniture or fire pits.

You will also have to work out what kind of tableware you need and what type of table linen. Invest in beautiful dishes, and you will impress your guests.

Tip 3: Bring the Extras

Planning a wedding with a party marquee for hire is always complex because you have to think of many small but hidden costs (those are often the extras that people forget when they plan a marquee wedding!). This can include anything from extra toilet paper to a fire pit or even blankets if it gets cold outside as the sun sets.

Tip 4: Catering Is a Must-Have

Many caterers are used to dealing with a marquee wedding, but they can still pose a challenge. You will need to rent a tent and tablecloths or linens from your marquee company and find a way to get the food and drinks to the table. The caterer should help you figure out how many dishes to provide, but you should visit the site before the wedding and walk through everything with them. 

You need to decide how long you want the caterer on-site and who will remove the trash and dirty dishes at the night’s end. The caterer may include trash removal in their service fee, or they may make you responsible for it.

You will need to have plenty of room for drinks in your bar area, including wine refrigerators, ice buckets, champagne buckets, bottled water, tea and lemonade, and a nonalcoholic punch. 

Lastly, you’ll need to ensure that your venue can accommodate all your staff.

Tip 5: Plan the Logistics

A wedding with a party marquee for hire requires careful consideration of logistics!

Parking is key to ensuring that guests and suppliers can access the site. It’s not just about having enough space for guests; it’s also important to consider how to park suppliers’ vans. Creating a sitemap with the suppliers can help make sure that parking is easy to find.

When planning the parking area, you’ll need to think about extras such as any matting to help guests avoid getting stuck in the mud, security personnel to help guide people, a parking attendant to help people find their vehicles, and lighting so that guests can find their cars at the end of the night.

Final Thoughts

If you have planned a wedding with a party marquee for hire and that is the venue you have chosen, then we wish you all the best of luck. Remember to do your research correctly, planning everything from the actual day to overall preparation.

Contact One Six Events today for your readily available party marquee for hire! We hold frame (clear span) marquees, pagodas, Capri marquees, traditional pole marquees, storage and service marquees and winter marquees. We also supply event furniture, bespoke linings, internal and external lighting packages, heating or cooling systems, power, luxury loos, bars, and day support. Set an appointment with us right now!


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