Tuesday 10 January 2012

Wedding Marquees, Yurts and Tipis

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors on your Wedding day or add reception space to a smaller venues, then a marquee is the way to go. Traditional marquees have always been an expensive option but today there are lots more choices with a great range or tents, yurts and marquees available.

Yurts are a new concept for Weddings and can be a lot cheaper than the traditional marquee starting at just £350 for a small 12ft yurt from Wedding Yurts. They can also be podded together to create flexible spaces. You could have a 20ft yurt for the main reception with a 12ft yurt attached as a bar or chill out zone. Three yurts podded together can seat 40-50 or provide dancing space for 60-70.


However if you are having a large celebration, then the traditional marquee may suit you better as they provide space for up to 350 people, depending on the size. Large marquees can be very expensive but also look stunning and create a real air of luxury.

A tipi is another option for a relaxed outdoor Wedding. This one is from Tipi Events.


Top tips for marquee Weddings
  • Make sure you have a flat piece of land to put the marquee on
  • Get several quotes and recommendations
  • Remember to add in the cost of furniture hire, flooring, lighting and heating
  • Think about where the caterers will prepare food and serve drinks
  • Provide adequate toilet facilities for guests
  • Ensure there is enough parking for he guests
  • Provide carpeted and ideally covered walkways in case it's muddy and wet


  1. Yurts are really cool for small dancing party but if you have large gathering then you can hire a traditional marquee according to the no of guests..

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  2. Yes, it’s true that hiring traditional marquee will cost you a good amount, but it also provide the best facility and space, so everyone can feel comfortable while dancing or having dinner. I have recently organized a wedding party in my garden and hired marquees from Marquee vision- Marquee hire Gloucestershire and it really worked well.


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