When planning any kind of celebration, whether it’s a birthday party, an anniversary or your wedding, hiring a marquee could be the best venue option. As a venue, marquees are incredibly versatile, allowing you to create an event exactly as you want it. You don’t have to limit your guest numbers, you can build a space to meet your needs, use your chosen catering company and create the décor to meet your wildest dreams!

Imagine a beautiful countryside or stunning coastal setting for a summer wedding, or a winter themed party in your own garden strewn with stunning lighting.

Just in case you need any further persuasion, we’ve put together our top 5 reasons why a marquee is a perfect solution for any party.

1. They are incredibly versatile

Marquee weddings and parties, offer you the opportunity to entirely design your wedding to your taste. There are no restrictions on how many quests to invite, who to use for catering or where to have the wedding. All you need is a large space, which could even be your back garden or a field.

2. They provide you with a blank canvas

When it comes to how you decorate your marquee, the sky really is the limit. With no restrictions regarding decorations or preferred suppliers to use, you can let your imagination run wild and go to town on interior décor and layout of your venue. With so many themes to choose from, traditional, vintage, festival or beach party to name just a few, you can create something unique and individual, that means something special to you and your guests.

3. You can tailor a marquee to suit your budget

Whether you are planning the most elaborate wedding or a small gathering, marquees can cater for all budgets. You can rope in the family to help you decorate the marquee or you can hire a wedding planner to help you make your dream wedding come true. The same is true with the catering. You could hire a sommelier to help you choose the perfect wine list or find your own wine. You can pick the best caterer to wow your quests with the most amazing food or you can do the catering yourself. A marquee is a blank canvas for you to create the most amazing event that matches to your budget.

4. There’s no limit to the location

With the help of a specialist marquee team, such as ourselves, you can have your event wherever you decide (subject of course to the permission of the landowner and a site survey). From start to finish our team will help you plan the layout, discuss what extras you might need (a bar area, a dance floor, a chill out room, and not forgetting catering equipment and the loos), build your dream venue and breakdown the marquee at the end of the day.

Wherever you decide to locate it, make sure you make the most of the outside views with either a glass or frame marquee. Both of these options provide large clear windows and roofs that allow guests to enjoy the fabulous views whatever the weather may bring.

5. You can decide when you want to stop the party

You can party the night away until the cows come home in a marquee! This is your big day and no one should be telling you when to stop the party. When you hire a marquee as your venue, you are free to choose how long the party goes on for. Just make sure your neighbours are invited too!

We would be more than happy to have a chat with you with regards to using one of our bespoke marquees as your wedding or party venue. For more information, please feel free to contact us on 01844 208 371, or check out our Pinterest for ideas.

It feels like we’ve only just stowed our suitcases and packed away our beach hats before it’s that time of year when the office taskforce mobilises to start organising the works Christmas bash.

For some it can turn into a full blown military campaign of canapé sampling, venue hunting and intricate excel spreadsheets of dietary requirements.

But even after the most meticulous of campaign planning, the actual event can often fall a little flat. Why? Because, the off-the-shelf Christmas party package you chose doesn’t quite match up to your expectations.

So what’s the alternative? How about building your Christmas event from scratch?

Santas Sleigh At Office Christmas Party

If you build it, they will come

First you need to find your location.  The closest venue with the cheapest package will appeal to the penny pinching Scrooge of the group, but we all know that Christmas isn’t the time to scrimp and save. It’s a time to splurge and say thank you to hard working employees by delivering an evening to remember.

So why not find a fabulous location, hire a luxury marquee and build the event of your dreams.

The beauty of a marquee is that you can place it practically anywhere (subject of course to a full site survey). This could be in your office grounds, in a local farmers field or at one of the many beautiful venues willing to hire out their grounds.

Then, thanks to their modular design, you can create a space that’s exactly the right size and shape to comfortably accommodate your guests and any entertainment you have planned.

Once you have your space nailed down, it’s a case of deciding on a theme. Whether it’s a traditional Winter Wonderland or a Nordic inspired event, your theme will help pull everything together and get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Themed Christmas Party

The next step is to find suppliers to help you deliver your dream. Caterers can be briefed to create a food menu with flair that’s exquisitely matched to your theme. Bartenders can choose drinks and design cocktails to complement the food and ensure everyone enjoys themselves. Decorations will create the ideal ambience and set a magical scene for the evening ahead. Entertainment will bring even the shyest office wallflower out of their shell and into the festive spirit.

So that’s it. The date is set. The location is confirmed. The marquee and suppliers booked. All that’s left to do is to send the invitations to the only Christmas party that counts this season.

Marquees and Pavilions are a supplier of high quality party marquees for hire.  We help to create remarkable events and are with you every step of the way.  We start by surveying your location, to designing a bespoke marquee layout, through to installation and being on hand during the day itself to make sure everything runs without a hitch.

There’s no need to worry about the weather either.  Each of our marquees can withstand rain, wind and snow, and can be fully equipped with everything you could need for your event.  This includes heating, lighting, generators, catering and toilet facilities.

Located on 254 West 54tNightclub Marquee Studio 54 ThemeNightclub Marqueeh Street was a former nightclub namely “Studio 54” based in Manhattan, New York City.  The nightclub opened in 1977 and became the World’s Most Famous Nightclub!!  It was the place to be seen if you were a famous celebrity.  The wild success has forever been put down to the owner Steve Rubell’s first rule of partying “The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you”.  Did you know that it the club only stayed open for 33 months and was closed down in 1979!

Here is a great idea for a “Studio 54” Nightclub Themed Party for anyone’s 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th (or older) Birthday party!  Customise your party marquee by having a cocktail bar and enjoy sipping cocktails all night, shaken or stirred!  There are countless options for furniture which can be styled in the classic 1970s fashion and even an LED flashing dance floor if you so wish.  Using blackout wall and roof lining to any marquee (even in the Summer daylight hours) it will still give you a nightclub atmosphere. Your nightclub themed marquee creation ideas are endless . . .