If you’ve already decided that you will be holding your wedding reception in a marquee, now is when the fun really starts as you begin to put your theme together and consider how to dress your marquee for the big day.

Marquees are like blank canvas and are perfect for couples that really want their wedding theme to shine through. Unlike hotels and stately homes which tend to already be decorated in a certain way, marquees are relatively bare. Once you’ve decided on the look that you want to achieve you can start adding your own touches to the marquee to achieve something that is personal to you both as a couple.

Consider the style of marquee that you choose – a clear span marquee is free of central poles, while a canvas marquee gives a traditional British touch, perfect for a country wedding.

Marquees are great wedding venues as they are large and open and offer your guests plenty of room for socialising, dancing and eating. There are also a number of styles available and when it comes to choosing one it’s important to think about the look you are trying to recreate. Our marquees are available in a number of sizes, giving flexibility on party size. You can also couple a smaller marquee with the main space (venue size permitting) to serve as a bar, chill out space or photo booths.

A Traditional Baytex Marquee is perfect if you are going for a vintage theme or if you want something that is bursting with old-style charm. The ‘silkline’ ivory lining is truly stunning and is perfect if you are going for a simplistic colour theme. Because it’s a neutral colour you can add splashes of another tone to complement your day. Pinks and oranges both work well and you could even use the colours of the bride’s bouquet throughout the marquee.

Lights, lights, lights

Lighting plays a huge part in weddings and any large event and can help to set the tone for the day and night, so be careful with what you choose and be sure that it aligns with your theme. If you are opting for something ethereal and dreamy, adorn the poles of your marquee with glistening fairy lights. Candles also work well and are great for a wedding with a traditional or minimalist theme.

If you really want your lighting to make an impact and are going for a more glitzy theme dress the roofing of your marquee with fairy lights complemented by coloured uplighters.

Add extras

Marquees are great in the sense that there is loads of room for you to add in items that match your theme. If you want something fun and cute, why not incorporate a table with sweet treats and donuts for your guests to tuck into? If you want something more elegant and eye-catching, consider how hanging chandeliers could be used to create a stunning effect.