Wedding Marquee Hire Tips – Top 7 Ways to Use Space
Wedding Marquee hires make it easy to get creative with just about any venue space (or even your own backyard) as they provide you with a blank canvas for you to add special touches. That said, we’ve found that most people need a little inspiration and advice to get started. The following tips will help you decide on the best ways to make the most of the “space” the grounds and the wedding marquees provide.
1. Creating Distinct Zones
One of the most convenient benefits of using marquees is that they can be divided into various areas, making it easy to gather people together for the ceremony, drinks, dining and dancing. If you’d like to create a barrier within a marquee, you can also have a dividing curtain installed, a quick and simple solution.
2. Chill Out Areas
It’s always a good idea to create a “chill out” area where people can chat in a relaxed atmosphere. A peaceful, less active space is ideal for elder family members to gather and for friends to catch up, enjoying the happy occasion without being overwhelmed by all the partying. Creating this kind of additional space will require a little planning, including that the marquee hire is big enough to accommodate guests looking for a quiet place to congregate.
3. Bars and Additional Tables
You’ll probably want to create a space for a bar and decide if you want it close to the hubbub, near the dance floor or off in a quieter area. You may also want to create separate spaces with extra tables for activities that include opening presents, cutting the cakes, etc.
4. It’s Time to Party
You’ll want to decide whether you’re going to have live music, a DJ, or handling the music yourself via speakers and a music device like an iPod. If you plan on having a band, you’ll want to allow additional space for it next to the dance floor where they can set up. Providing a stage for the band will make it more visible, however, this isn’t all that important if you’re working with a tight budget.
5. Creative Touches
The opportunities to get creative with marquees and other hires are endless and includes the following: Attractive chair covers Centerpieces and colour coordinated linens Hanging decorations including chandeliers. Greenery including potted plants or topiary Trellis panels you can use to separate spaces, or decorate with your favorite flowers. . . . and more
6. Table and Chair Styles
There are several table styles available that you’ll want to consider. Trestle tables can be used to make long rows for banquet dining or singularly. Round tables are a popular choice because they make it easy for guests to chat more intimately and typically seat between 8 to 10 people. When it comes to chairs, there are a wide range of choices, from wooden folding chairs to gilt banqueting chairs.
7. Don’t Forget the Lighting
The lighting can accent any event and includes uplighters for a more subdued lighting, chandeliers (if the Marquee is lined), fairy lights, spot lights and more. We can even install dimmers to provide a lovely balance of lighting, creating a romantic ambience at the perfect moment.
Whatever your vision is for your special day, you’ll want to start thinking about how you would like to use the space available at your venue. We can help you come up with a layout that will work perfectly for your Wedding day celebration. We also have access to all the extras that will help complete you’re magically setting.