Marquees: Not Just For Weddings


When you think of Marquees, weddings are often the first things that spring to mind.  However, Marquees are incredibly versatile spaces and can be used for a wide range of different events and occasions.

Marquees can be suitable for almost anything.  There is now so much choice to be had on flooring, décor, heating and lighting that a marquee can be transformed for any occasion and at times if that’s what you want, you may not even feel like you are in a marquee at all.  The advances in technology and the design of marquees have also increased their potential. As opposed to traditional marquees, framed structures do not require ropes which means they can be installed in smaller spaces and have a much more modern feel than the traditional marquee.

Marquees are now popular for all kinds of corporate events, parties, Christmas events such as Christmas markets and covered ice rinks like the one here at Winchester Cathedral Christmas market.

This clear-roofed structure allows you to see the stunning backdrop of the Cathedral as well as the beautiful clear winter night sky.

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The style of your marquee can completely change the feel of the event, a traditional marquee may give the feel of a wedding but if you go for something completely alternative such as a Yurt, Tipi, Wigwam, Stretch tent, Big top or Capri Marquee, the event can be completely transformed into whatever you want it to be.  Check out the alternative marquee hire section on our website for more ideas and a huge list of suppliers in your area.

Stretch tents and Capri marquees can be great for providing shade or shelter from the rain at outdoor events without the full coverage of a full marquee.  This can be a very welcome addition to a barbeque or party or any outdoor event which has to contend with the ever unpredictable British weather.


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With the rise in popularity of ‘glamping’ small yurts can be hired to accommodate guests for any event,  even if the event itself has been held inside.  Providing a higher level of luxury and comfort that your standard camping in pop up tents, yurts also look fantastic and can be decorated and dressed to suit any event.

So whatever your event and whatever the season, a Marquee or alternative Marquee could be the perfect solution.


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