Here we have put together some ideas for choosing wedding marquees, information on the sizes you may need, the average cost and how you might want to decorate the insides. Prices will vary up on down the country for different styles and sizes also most initial hire costs don’t include flooring, heating, drapes or furniture etc, remember to take this into account as they won’t be as good value as they seem at first glance.

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Get a few quotes from different companies including the marquee, everything else you will need and any additional extras you’re considering.

Average Prices of Wedding Marquees

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Always make sure that you are comparing “like to like” on the quotes as some companies may quote with or without the basic essentials. All the optional extras can also add to to quite a bit of money so making sure you have taken that into account will save any surprises along the way.

Here are some average prices you should expect to pay for the hire of the popular free standing frame marquee with construction and deconstruction of the marquee included.

  • 6x6m – 30 people – £250
  • 6x12m – 65 people – £325
  • 9x9m – 70 people – £400
  • 12x12m – 130 people – £600
  • 9x18m – 145 people – £625
  • 15x 15m – 200 people – £800
  • 12x 24m – 250 people – £900

Get a few quotes from different companies including the marquee, everything else you will need and any additional extras you’re considering.

Tips on Choosing Wedding Marquees!

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 Here are a few tips to help you create the perfect atmosphere at your wedding.

  • Dimmer switches on the lighting and a scattering of fairy lights will allow you to create a romantic atmosphere
  • If you plan on getting married in the cooler months consider heating so your guests don’t get cold, if you’re getting married in England you may want to consider heating for summer to take the chill off the night.
  • Remember toilets! You will need to organise some sort of portable loos if there is none nearby.
  • Think about what time the weddings finishing, if its late it will be dark and guests will need some lights, lanterns or candles to find there way back to their cars/ hotel

Accommodating Wedding Guests

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Size matters; make sure you know how many people will be attending. To help you out we have created a list of typical marquee sizes above and how many people this will accommodate seated. If you’re not having seating indoors more people will fit but also if you want a dance floor less people will fit so just use it as a rough guide and check with the supplier before confirming your decision. For additional last minute guests and if the weather is going to be good then you could still out a few tables and chairs onto the gardened area.