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A Marquee Wedding Is About Creating Space

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Create areas

Good design isn’t about cramming as many decorations as possible into your space. Focusing on a few key areas will create visual appeal, good flow and happy guests.

Chill-out-area

If all of the wedding events are being held in a single tent, people often like to carve out a space where guests can relax and take a break from the festivities. This is one of the most fun areas to design and is limited only by your imagination. Consider everything from the type of furniture your guests will sit on to the centrepieces. Chill out areas, can be fitted out with sofas, comfortable chairs, coffee tables and a different style of lighting.

Don’t forget the bar

Many people tend to gloss over the bar as if doesn’t have much decorating potential. This is a wasted opportunity as the bar is one of the most popular areas of any wedding venue and deserves to be made visually interesting. Consider unusual shelves for the bottles, fun lighting, and interesting backdrops such as hanging vines or foliage. Also consider a bold sign to hang over the bar – not only does this let your guests know where to go, but also gives you another opportunity to personalise the decor.

Cake table

Don’t default to the boring, standard white table for your cake. Consider instead some interesting tables or other furniture to display your delicious confectionery. Wooden barrels or antique armoires can be a fun choice. Spice up the table with some flowers and handmade mementos. Or use a dramatic backdrop to make your cake table a focal point inside the venue.

Creating rooms

One of the lovely things about marquees is that they’re so customisable. With some hanging fabric or curtains, you can create cozy rooms within the main tent. This allows you to create different atmospheres for different areas. Such as dramatic party lighting for the dancefloor and a more ambient, romantic mood for the evening meal. This is also a great idea to allow caterers, DJs, and other behind-the-scenes people to set up without being in full view of your guests.

Outside

And don’t forget the biggest benefit of having a marquee – the space you can use outside. Obviously this will only be “do-able” if the weather is kind, but makes for a wonderful area to have seats, if guests just want to escape for a while. Decorate with comfy seating and if you are fortunate to be able to lift the sides of the marquee then this easily doubles the available space you can use.

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Interactive spaces

Whereas a traditional venue will have different rooms and places for your guests to move between during the event, with a marquee, guests will primarily spend their time in one large area. Setting up interactive spaces for your guests will keep things interesting for your guests.

One obvious idea is to have fun with the guestbook table. Make it interesting with personalised decor, an eye-catching backdrop and fun lighting. Another popular trend is to set up a photobooth where guests can have fun taking their pictures (and this is great for creating memories, too!).

Other interactive space ideas include dessert bars, where guests can create their own delicious desserts, or a whiskey tasting station where guests can sample rare or unusual liquors.

Next steps

There are so many exciting ways to personalise your wedding venue. We hope this post has given you some fresh ideas to consider when designing the marquee wedding of your dreams. Whatever your style, the possibilities are endless!

If you would like to chat with us about your upcoming wedding, then please either email us, call us on 01435 865904 or fill in our contact form.

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