Marvellous Marquees for Outdoor Weddings
Dreaming of a garden wedding to share with all of your loved ones? Here are our top marquee companies and venues with pavilions!
British summer weddings are beautiful come rain or shine, but if you're keen on an outdoor wedding then a marquee celebration is an ideal solution whatever the weather. In the warmer months, many venues have marquees erected in the grounds, or if you like the idea of marrying at home then marquees make the perfect portable venue. What's more, there's no restriction on the event timings, so you can dance until dawn!
Another great thing about marquee weddings is that you won't be restricted on guest count in the same way as you are at a venue. The marquee structure can be altered to your total guest number and the size of your plot, so whether you'd like an intimate tipi or a grand sailcloth tent, you can create an ambience that works for your style and scale.
The blank canvas interior is an amazing opportunity to make your wedding style your own, from rustic table runners and industrial lights to fragrant flowers and disco balls. The open-plan layout gives so much potential to create the set-up of your dreams. So without further ado, read on to discover our top marquee hire companies and venues with tents in the grounds to spark your imagination!
The Country Marquee Company
Based in Gloucestershire, and mainly covering the South West, this family-run business offers all of your marquee needs for an outdoor setting of your dreams! Using local craftsmen and suppliers, The Country Marquee Company are proud to benefit the nearby communities and save on their carbon footprint too. With affordable pricing, high-quality marquees and friendly staff, you've come to the right place to find the backdrop for your special day.
Garthmyl Hall, based on the Shropshire and Welsh border, is a modern Georgian property with lots of quirks and fun. Their semi-permanent marquee can be accessed through the French doors and it has fully removable sides to give the reception space an al fresco feel in the warmer months. Boasting three chandeliers, lavish ceiling drapes and a vibrant dance floor, Garthmyl Hall will meet all of your wedding needs!
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A marquee venue like no other! Unlike most marquees, the beautiful historic estate offers you a varied choice of marquee sites - all specifically designed, perfectly maintained and managed by experts ensuring you only the very best of luxury weddings! The secluded and elegant Walled Garden, the breathtaking lakeside with views over the main house or the magical Dibbins Wood for the ultimate woodland setting – the opportunities here are endless...
Abbas Marquees is based near Cheddar and boasts over 18 years of experience, so you know you are in safe hands. All of their structures provide a wonderful blank canvas to customise and make your own. Offering canvas pole marquees, stretch tents and tipis, they’re proud to have helped to create countless memory-making days by setting the perfect scene for the happy couple. Priding themselves on creating celebrations that stand out from the crowd and with lighting, dance floors and bars all available, an Abbas Marquees wedding will certainly be one to remember!
Glen Tanar Estate
The Glen Tanar Ballroom is the ideal wedding venue for couple seeking a Highland wedding. Built by Glen Tanar’s original founder in 1869, the Glen Tanar Estate provides spectacular spaces for every stage of your wedding. With room to seat up to 160 guests, a vaulted ceiling adorned with over 700 antlers, and the chance to explore the outside locations surrounded by the stunning Scottish Highlands, the Glen Tanar Estate has something to offer every couple.
Luna Marquees are a wedding stretch tent specialist, offering a stunning alternative to traditional marquees and tipis. Also providing bell tents for wedding glamping accommodation, Luna Marquees have you covered from day to night! As part of the Rural Wedding Company, they are perfect for outdoor weddings with a festival or boho theme. Each wedding that they work on is totally personalised and supported by customer service that goes the extra mile.
Hamswell House is situated in the stunning Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Bath. The romantic orangery and gardens of the award-winning venue make the ultimate setting for your wedding, with countless photo backdrops to capture your special day. Surrounded by 50 acres of blooming gardens, an ornamental canal and breathtaking panoramic views over the Hamswell valley, your marquee wedding here will be one to remember.
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Kilminorth is a one-of-a-kind venue, located in a 32-acre estate in the heart of beautiful Cornwall. Offering bespoke weddings year-round, Kilminorth is truly idyllic and perfect for couples looking for a unique outdoor celebration. There's even a dedicated altar in their stone-walled paddock and for the reception, your private marquee will be nestled in wild meadows, along with 14 quaint Cornish cottages for your guests.
Set amidst 10 acres of picturesque grounds, Missenden Abbey’s historic grandeur boasts exquisite features, including grand vaulted ceilings and ornate stained glass windows. Choose to have your special day in the magnificent 150-person marquee, overlooking stunning country views of the Chilterns. As the sun sets, the twinkling starlight canopy will enhance your wedding celebrations for the perfect backdrop to say ‘I do’!
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5* Plas Dinas Country House, the former home of the remarkable Lord Snowdon, offers ten individually styled bedrooms, beautiful grounds, the award-winning Gunroom Restaurant and attention to detail that rivals the best. Located in North Wales, they offer bespoke marquee celebrations designed around each couples’ love story. They feature amazing food, fabulous design and all take place on an exclusive use basis!
Bromyard Marquee Hire
Bromyard marquee hire is proud to offer you the very best service to make your event extra special. Offering large and spacious marquees, you’ll have plenty of room for you and all your guests! With the chance to add chandeliers and a dance floor, you can truly make a statement with your marquee as it transitions from day to night.
Create the wow factor for your big day with a stunning mobile pavilion to hire for a truly romantic look! With the ability to seat up to 100 people, the ornate white and gold design is a gorgeous backdrop to your special day. With concealed colour changing lighting, a built-in sound system and flooring included in all packages,
there are no hidden costs which we are sure is music to our couple’s ears!
Stars Under Canvas
Based in Lincolnshire, Stars Under Canvas cover the East Midlands, Yorkshire and beyond. They specialise in creating pop up glamping villages for weddings, hen parties and proposals with a dfference, allowing you and your guests to sleep under the stars in style! The star canvas bell tents add a unique festival vibe to your big day and are perfect for those hot summer weddings. From beautiful dressing rooms to quirky chill out zones – they're ideal for taking some time away from the festivities to soak in the day as a couple.
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