Wedding Marquee FAQs
We are here to help you every step of the way to your dream wedding.
Nothing says ‘special’ more than celebrating YOUR Special Day in the unique environment of a marquee. And Peak Marquee Hire provide so much more… from bespoke, lined marquees, through to full event management, you can be sure that your dream wedding will create an event which will live on in the memories of your guests for years to come.
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Can marquees be used all year round for weddings?
Yes, there is no reason for marquees not to be used throughout the year, however it is always wise to respect the weather and look at the site factors. If a site is particularly exposed to prevailing winds then it is always best to have a Plan B in place as a contingency.
How far in advance of the wedding date do you need to book?
It is difficult to advise on how early a booking needs to be made. Peak summer dates can sell quickly along with Bank Holidays. Once you have received your quote and are considering a date then it would be wise to keep us informed as we can always let you know when a date is selling out and give you the chance to secure it if you wish.
What about marquee decoration?
Standard finish for a wedding marquee is a wooden floor, windows, doors, softly pleated ivory lining, lighting and heating (with a carpet being down to personal choice). After that the additional decor opportunities are endless.
We are also happy for clients to add their own extra decor such as lanterns, bunting etc. We can also recommend some venue dressers that can assist with internal dressing of both the marquees and tables.
What style of marquees are available?
All our marquees are modern Clearspan Style and come in a variety of sizes. Our smaller 6m and 9m wide units are built up in 3m increments and have an internal eaves height of 2.4m. This is the most common size for family events and are ideal up to guest numbers of around 120.
How do I know what size to order?
We have many years experience of sizing wedding marquees and we like to ensure that there is enough room to accommodate all guests throughout the day/evening in case the weather is inclement and everyone is inside at all times.
Through discussions about guest numbers for both day and evening and an understanding of what the marquee is to be used for e.g. ceremony only; ceremony then drinks, dinner, dancing; dancing only, we can work out how much space will be required.
We would normally recommend that the dance area is kept clear throughout your event so that it can be used for the ceremony, or drinks reception, or buffet layout. Using the whole area for dining and clearing furniture for dinner afterwards can leave space very tight if the weather is particularly bad and may have an effect on the guests enjoyment of the wedding.
When will the marquee arrive and be taken away again?
We aim to be as flexible as possible with every client and the install/removal will depend on where and when your event takes place. If you are using a venue where the marquee is using their car park then they probably want it installed the day before and removed the day after.
If the marquee is in your garden and you want to do a lot of the decorating yourself then it can be installed a few days before. We are always happy to leave the marquee in place for a day or so after the wedding for another informal get together which is becoming very popular.