Marquee weddings are a popular choice this year for bringing chic domestic touches, outdoors! With some clever styling you can have the best of both worlds and create a confident, cosy environment that doesn’t have to be dictated by the weather! With everything, there are certain practicalities to be considered when executing an event successfully for a large number of people – Wedding concierge Annabelle Reynolds from luxury Bath wedding venue Homewood Park shares things to consider first and foremost, if this is the way for your day!

Don’t forget the extra’s
Before you set your heart on a marquee wedding, remember that there are a lot of extras that incur further fees. You’ll need to hire everything to go into the marquee, carpet, catering, kitchen equipment, furniture, flooring, lighting, cutlery, crockery, glasses and staff!

You can’t get married in a Marquee

In the UK only permanent structures that meet specific requirements can be licensed for weddings. You will need a licensed ceremony beforehand, then enjoy your reception in the marquee with your loved ones!

Know your space

Make sure you’re aware of the size of your marquee. Ask the company for floor plans to make sure there is enough room to fit all of the tables, dance floor and any extra furniture with the cake stand on. You’ll also need enough room for the waiting staff to get around the tables to serve your guests!

Never underestimate the heat

It always surprises people how hot it gets in a marquee full of people on a summers day. Bare this in mind for the sake of your guests, cake and flowers! Provide fans or air conditioning units and start them up just before everyone arrives if it is a particularly warm day!

Homewood Park Hotel & Spa is one of the finest hotels in Bath. The hotel boasts a boutique spa and award-winning fine dining from the Head Chef, Simon Addison. The luxury wedding venue can be hired exclusively and has several different spots to be married, with Annabelle always on hand to recommend and closely advise.

Read more tips in our brand new SPECIAL issue 164 on page 143!

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