Marquees are exquisitely beautiful but they do seem like a lot of extra effort when you could simply select an existing venue for your wedding or event. For Marquees, you need to create a fully functioning venue space from quite literally nothing… no wonder people get overwhelmed by the idea.
So why would anyone choose a Marquee?
Basically because they take your event from a standard evening to something more brilliant than you could have imagined… Here are our top five reasons to pick a Marquee event.
1. Choose your view.
Sounds simple enough but what other venue can be picked up, shaped, moulded and set up anywhere you want? If you have a view, location or even a backyard you want to turn into an exquisite function space, a marquee is the way to go. You could celebrate the night away looking at your most favourite thing in the world (besides your newly acquired partner for life…)
2. No lock outs, finishing times or forced goodbyes.
Some people want their big days to end right on the stroke of 11pm. But others want to blissfully celebrate their love well into the wee hours of the morning. With venues mostly surrounded by sleeping neighbours or tied down with licensing restrictions, those who love to party will be tossed out with the rest of the general public well before they’re ready to say their goodbyes. With a marquee you can pick a field, vineyard, paddock (whatever!) where no sleeping neighbours can hear you and custom build your fantasy venue where you can party till your feet drop off. (And sing like no one (other than your guests) can hear you…
3. Pick and choose everything to make your day perfect
Set venues (like hotels) come with kitchens and designated chefs. Vineyards will only allow their wines to be consumed on your big night. Some bigger venues will have set menus for you that can’t be customised. Most set venues have unmoving walls, lights and decor that you just have to accept if you pick it for the location of your big day. If you are creating your own venue space, you can pick and choose exactly what you want and who you want to create your most magnificent day. Pick your caterer, pick your bar staff, pick all of your alcohol, pick your marquee shape, pick your styling, pick your decor. Pick and choose everything to create exactly what you envisaged for your day.
4. Picking everything can be overwhelming. Use a professional.
By using a professional marquee events company (like us!) you can rest assured that you will be taken through the creation process step by step. If you’ve only got one or two aspects sorted (for example, you know which caterer you want and you know the style / theming you want) your marquee company can point you in the direction of the best suppliers for the remaining aspects. Or (as is the case with us!!) we simply supply everything else (as well as the decor and styling) so it’s all taken care of for you. Overall, with a marquee event you have the options of selecting the things you want, exactly as you want them while leaving the rest of the details to the pros. It’s actually a ridiculously easy process. You just get the benefit of getting exactly what you want.
5. The glorious, uninhibited night
A marquee is set up in the middle of nature. The middle of a garden. In a beautiful vineyard. In a gorgeous rustic field. The most notable aspect all of these glorious spaces have in common is their uninterrupted views of the night sky and everything that goes along with it. Your guests don’t dance under a fluorescent light in a function centre. They dance and drink under the stars, uninhibited by anything other than your music! Just imagine your photos… fairy lights peeking through a starry starry sky.
There are so many other reasons to have a marquee wedding but we think these are the top ones. Don’t be overwhelmed by the details (particularly when your marquee company can take care of everything for you), enjoy the possibilities!!