Are you considering a marquee for your wedding reception? Not sure whether it’s the right choice for your venue or event?
A marquee is a great choice for your wedding reception venue, not just because they spacious and quite the showstopper, but because they are highly flexible. Once up, you can choose (with or without our expert advice) how you wish to dress the interior; select your carpet colours, linings and even whether you want a clear roof to see the stars (dreamy)!
But, onto the sensible bit – while marquees make the very best option for a stylish, individual wedding reception, they are not a ‘cheap option’. Hence, there are considerations to make.
You will need plenty of space for the marquee, as well as for catering and toilets. Flat, even ground is preferable although we can level out some areas.
Also consider access in/out of the marquee – not only for your guests but for your suppliers too. Does everyone have room to enter and exit the marquee safely? Is there space for parking on the Big Day?
2.Power & Water
This is a necessity for your caterers, for example. You may need a generator for electricity, but it is easily arranged.
You will need these and please, not the event cubicles/portaloos… Keep everything chic and opt for a stylish loo trailer with mirrors and lights. This is a wedding after all!
Want to know see the difference between regular portaloos and luxury ones? Take a look at ours – because yes, we hire these out too…
4. Set Up & Clear Down Timings
Some venues will charge for this extra time, so be aware. If at home, then the lawns will need to mowed and the area tidied around in readiness for the build. Plan that into your event prep.
You can do this yourself during the build and on the day, but a co-ordinator can be hired to meet the suppliers during set up, ensure furniture is placed correctly, and that the caterers have all they need.
On the day, the co-ordinator’s job will be about ensuring everything comes in on time (flowers, disco and so forth), so that you can arrive without a care in the world, feeling fabulous and with no worries.
We can help find you a trusted wedding day co-ordinators through ‘Red Chair’. With many weddings under their belt they are well versed in all that needs to be done – and remembered!
If you’re planning your own marquee wedding, Lulu’s will happily guide you through. At the enquiry stage you will receive a rough outline of the cost and a ‘no obligation’ site visit – because it is always good to chat through ideas face to face and really get a feel for what you want to achieve. After this, we’ll send over the formal quote, a CAD and a mood board – at all times communicating through a dedicated member of the Lulu’s team, who’ll keep in touch, provide advice and all the necessary guidance up to the big day.
Pop along and see us at the BoShow in Henley – Mike, Chloe and Tracy look forward to meeting you!