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What makes a wedding marquee perfect?

It is so important to us that every couple creates a unique space in our Sailcloth tents, and this space reflects your vision and individuality. 

To spark your imagination and get you thinking we’ve compiled a list of some popular marquee options and ideas to make your day extra special.

Let’s start practically, the undeniable crowd-pleaser is the wooden cross back chairs. These chairs are consistently a top choice for events because of their timeless style and effortless elegance. They seamlessly complement any theme and add a touch of warmth to your event space.

Choosing between round and trestle tables is a common question, and the answer truly shapes your wedding atmosphere! 

Here’s a breakdown to help you decide. Trestle tables offer a sleek, elegant aesthetic and can be ideal for groups wanting to share platters on the tables. It’s a good idea to consider these tables if you’d like a streamlined look in your sailcloth tent. 


Round tables foster a more social and intimate setting, encouraging conversation amongst all guests. These tables seat between 8-10 guests and are perfect for creating a warm and inclusive vibe.

We will make sure the round tables are positioned perfectly in your sailcloth tent ensuring their is space for guests and staff to move around with ease. 

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We all know that refreshments are a must for any wedding, event, or corporate gathering. 

We offer a range of stylish bars from the classic and cost-effective 6ft wooden bar to more striking options like circular or hexagon bars. These are a brilliant idea for large weddings ensuring everyone can access the drinks and get served! 

Choosing a marquee wedding colour theme must be one of the most fun and exciting parts of the wedding planning phase!

It sets the overall mood and allows you to personalise your special day with your favorite colour combos. 

Here are some ideas which we have seen over the different seasons to help you get creative. 

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For a spring wedding try soft pastels like blush pink, lavender, and mint green, these colours will bring a fresh and romantic feel to your day. 

If you are getting married in the summer, try vibrant colours like coral, turquoise, and sunny yellow. They make you feel cheerful and bring an energetic vibe to the day.

Autumnal colours such as burgundy, emerald green, and burnt orange are perfect for late summer and into the Autumn months. They create a warm and sophisticated atmosphere and are easy to style in the tents decor. 

Classic winter colours like silver, navy blue, and white with touches of sparkle are perfect for winter weddings. They add a touch of elegance and festivity to the colder months.

Its a good idea to think about your style and which one reflects you, one of the biggest bonuses of a marquee wedding is the versatility of our tents. Anything goes!  

If you’d like to set a romantic style in your tent try using blush pink, peach, and ivory. These colours create a soft and dreamy ambiance.

Feeling more bohemian vibes for your special day, we have seen lots of earthy tones like sage green, terracotta, and mustard yellow which set a relaxed and natural feel in our tents.

A rustic theme is also a popular option to style in our tents. With a palette of browns, greens, and creams all brought together with our wooden furniture this style creates a warm, chilled out and inviting atmosphere.

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Interior of the sailcloth tent laid up with round tables and chairs for the wedding. Flower hoops around the poles and matted flooring.

Once you have a general idea of your colour theme, consider how it can be incorporated throughout your wedding day. 

When thinking about your table settings try to use flowers, tablecloths, napkins, and other elements to reflect your colour scheme. Stationary such as the invitations, menus, and place cards can also incorporate your colour theme. 

Lighting is also a great way to add colour and style. We can install uplighters in the marquee which can glow with your chosen colours to create a magical atmosphere when the night draws in. 


Another great idea in a Sailcloth Tent is to utilise the vast overhead space by hanging decorations. This is a fantastic way to add depth and dimension. It will draw the eye upwards, making the marquee feel even more spacious and grand.

layout inside the pole tent. flower hoops around the poles in the marquee with long tables and chairs set up for a wedding

You can introduce colour and ambiance with a variety of hanging decorations, from fairy lights, bunting, lampshades, lanterns and floral installations. These can set the mood and reflect your chosen theme and personality. 

Creating a focal point in the height space works extremely well too. By strategically placing hanging décor you can highlight specific areas of the marquee, like the dance floor with a disco ball or the head table with a flower ladder. 

Marquees offer the perfect blend of indoor elegance and outdoor flexibility. Why not extend the festivities and create a memorable experience for your guests by incorporating the beautiful outdoors. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Set up a selection of lawn games on the grass for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour or the reception. This encourages friendly competition, laughter, and creates a relaxed atmosphere.

As the evening cools down, a fire pit with comfy hay bale seating provides a warm and inviting space for guests to mingle and relax under the stars.

Your wedding reception is all about celebrating with loved ones, and what better way to keep the party going than with fantastic evening entertainment. Whether you envision a lively dance floor or a more relaxed atmosphere, the right entertainment sets the tone for unforgettable memories.

The choice between a band and a DJ depends on your personal preferences and the vibe you want to create.

A live band will offer a dynamic and energetic atmosphere, perfect for getting guests on the dance floor. They can play a variety of genres and even take requests, creating a truly interactive experience.

A DJ is a great choice and provides versatility and caters to a wider range of musical tastes. They can seamlessly transition between genres, keeping the energy high and the dance floor packed all night long.

It’s a good idea to read reviews and check out videos to get a sense of the DJ’s style you might choose. If possible, attend a gig or wedding showcase to experience their performance firsthand. Make an appointment with them to discuss your musical preferences, song requests, and any special touches you’d like before you book to ensure they are going to reflect your personalities and gets your guests moving!

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As your wedding day winds down and the photographer prepares to depart, why not create a truly magical moment for you and your guests. Consider incorporating sparklers or fireworks into your evening entertainment!

Sparklers offer a charming and intimate way to end the night. They’re perfect for creating a warm, whimsical glow and capturing playful photos with your guests.

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Fireworks will provide a dramatic and awe-inspiring finale. They add a touch of grandeur and excitement to your celebration. If you have livestock nearby you can opt for low noise fireworks.

If you do choose one of these options, adding a touch of light to your evening celebration guarantees a magical ending and truly stunning photos that capture the joy and wonder of your special day.

We hope this blog has sparked your imagination and inspires you to get creative. We think the perfect wedding marquee is a beautiful blend of functionality and personalisation that reflects yourselves and we are here to help make your dream wedding a reality. 

We have a Pinterest board which is overflowing with stunning marquee wedding décor ideas! Click the link below to carry on your inspiration journey and get in touch if you’d like to start planning with us, we would love to hear from you!

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