Becoming increasingly popular, marquees provide a blank canvas for couples to achieve the wedding reception of their dreams. Hosting a reception in the comfort of a marquee provides the flexibility and creative freedom that other venues might not provide. The experienced team at GC Event Hire are the experts in marquees and are dedicated to helping you design the perfect space for your event. Here are our top marquee tips to successfully prepare and execute a picturesque wedding reception.
Design and Size
Marquees come in many shapes and sizes so it’s essential to choose the right fit to suit the style and requirements of your big day. From creating a classical feel with our silk-lined structures to dancing under the stars with our popular clear roof marquees, we can tailor your marquee to suit your wedding vision.
It’s important to ask the big questions. How many guests will be attending? How much space is available on the venue site? What is the style of the wedding? Answering these vital questions will make sure you are matched with the right marquee.
We don’t want your marquee flying away or collapsing! When selecting your marquee, we strongly encourage you to check the quality of fabrics and make sure that the event company is strictly following the engineering standards. At GC Event Hire, all our marquee structures are engineered and installed to meet the Building Codes of Australia. They conform to all regulations including windspeed and fire requirements for PVC fabrics. Safety and quality always come first!
Location, location, location
Whether it’s on a property that holds sentimental value or a scenic botanical garden, hiring a marquee allows you to have the perfect backdrop for your special event. However, there are some factors to consider when choosing the location. The ground should be easily accessible for both the suppliers and the guests. Consider what type of layout you are after, where you envisage the catering stations, the marquee entrance and of course, the dance floor and stage. Our team of highly experienced staff can happily inspect the site to see if it is compatible with one of our stylish and high quality marquess.
Light it up!
The style of lighting you choose can really make or break the atmosphere so it’s vital to choose the right combination. Fairy lights over the dance floor can create a magical glow, while our range of exquisite crystal chandeliers add that extra wow factor. Placed over the bridal table or dance floor, chandeliers add a touch of elegance inside the marquee. Don’t forget the entrance to your marquee either! We love the look of festoon lighting strung on surrounding trees to make a gorgeous pathway to the venue.
To make sure the day runs smoothly, consider the following items:
- Cool rooms
- Glassware and bar accessories
- Heating and cooling equipment
Regardless of the type of wedding, the party specialists at GC Event Hire are here to help. Here is a handy wedding hire list for you to also reference.
Our marquees are impeccably designed and are the perfect way to personalise your special day. Are you after more information about our marquee hire? Click here to request a free hire quote from our team.