Marquee Wedding Planner Surrey: 5 great reasons to have a marquee wedding

2nd February 2019

Marquee weddings are so in these days aren’t they? As a marquee wedding planner surrey, I get enquiries from couples who want to plan their own bespoke marquee wedding. It can be both a pain and a joy to pull off but, as you can see from the points below and the title, you know that there are great reasons to have a marquee wedding .

It is certainly a great alternative to finding a more shall we say traditional venue as you start your wedding planning, Here are 5 great reasons to go down the marquee route. My suggestion is to make a note of all the points and discuss with your beloved and everyone involved in helping you to pick a wedding venue, I hope the pointers will help you to make the case to go for marquees as your wedding venue of choice. Ok, let’s get to them! 

5 great reasons to have a marquee wedding tips by marquee wedding planner surrey, Kimberley Rose Designs

Marquee Wedding Planner Surrey: 5 great reasons to have a marquee wedding


As a bespoke wedding planner, one of the many things I love about marquee weddings is the ability to make it truly bespoke! It’s a completely blank canvas on which you can paint an incredible masterpiece for your wedding venue, that is all you. You can decide where you want to set up, how you want it to look and truly have the flexibility to design it from scratch. If you want to bring the outdoors in and create a woodland forest, a whimsical wonderland with twinkling lights or lounging areas that feel like your reception room at home, all can be achieved with a marquee. On the practical side, you also get to decide where you want things like the dance floor, the bar / drinks station , the kitchen and catering area to be as opposed to adhering to the dictated confines of a regular venue. 


You’re in control and can decide where you want the marquee built and in which direction. Whether you want it overlooking the lake or a rose garden . Or, you want patterned floors, walls, grass carpets or wooden floors, it’s all up to you and you have the flexibility to decide. Work with a good marquee company to understand the realms of what is possible in terms of outside elements like flooring, hanging poles, capacity, size dimensions etc. You can easily make changes if something doesn’t quite work or fit. Bear in mind though, that this is primarily for the interior as once the structure of the marquee has been built you can’t change your mind, so you need to make sure that it is built on the location where you want it. (Aside: the structure can always be changed after initial installation but it will affect your costs and timelines so definitely something to bear in mind.)

No restrictions

Marquees do not pose any restrictions as most regular wedding venues do. You can bring in your own suppliers to create the exact look you want, light candles or special hanging lanterns, supply your own drinks and not have to worry about corkage fees and party till dawn if you wish to. If your marquee is on an open space like a park, you have the added bonus of having abundant space where guests can lounge around and kids can run around to their heart’s content. I guess the only restrictions would be those you put on yourself and your imagination!

marquee wedding planner surrey, 5 great reasons to have a marquee wedding by Kimberley Rose Designs
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From small extensions for intimate gatherings to large structures for large guest numbers, marquees can be changed to suit size and scale.You can scale back or go big, have it high or low ceilinged depending on the style and look you’re going for. For example, if you want your wedding reception to be an extension of the dining room in your parents house, where guests can seamlessly transition from one room to the other without barely noticing the difference, that’s possible with a marquee. Or you want it overlooking your favourite lake for that idyllic feel to your reception. That’s also possible. Marquees can be built completely to your requirements whether you want roof linings, window walls, transparent ceilings or built around your parents garden, they are scalable, stable and versatile enough for you to choose what you want.


Marquees are great structures and works for all seasons. Whether you want a christmas wedding, a whimsical winter wonderland or a wedding in the heat of summer, there is a marquee to accommodate every style and can be adapted to suit every need. True, there are logistical challenges associated with each one but if you get the details right, you are well on your way to having the wedding of your dreams. Next week, we will go through some of the points you need to consider when planning your marquee wedding. In the meantime, I hope these points have reinforced your views on marquee weddings and why you want to have one for your wedding.

Final thoughts

Do be aware that for all its features, having a marquee wedding is not for the faint hearted! You are building an entire wedding venue from scratch that will require all the components of a regular wedding venue like kitchen, bar area, lighting, toilets, lounge areas etc and will need the help and support of an expert team to deliver on your vision so, be prepared for that. But, when you get it right, it will be the culmination of a memory that you will remember for many, many years to come.

Need help to plan your marquee wedding? Get in touch, let’s discuss your plans.

Header image by Joshua Lampety Photography


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