Planning a marquee wedding or event may be daunting – but don’t worry! – we have the experience and desire to help you create the setting for your special day.

Our Marquee Types





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Planning a Marquee Wedding or Event?

To assist you in the early stages of planning we have created the following questions, checklists and guides:

Selecting the right size and configuration:

• How many guests do I want to provide for?

• Will guests be standing or sitting?

• Will I be using long tables or round tables?

• What size tables and what type of chairs will I use?

• Will I have a Head Table for the bridal party?

• Will I need a dance floor of staging platform?

• Will I need additional space for buffet tables, a bar, a DJ or band?

• What space is available on-site for the marquee?

• What particular ‘look’ or style of marquee appeals to you most?

Choosing the Marquee Location:

Marquees can be erected almost anywhere, so long as the site is relatively flat and the ground is stable.

Marquees can even be erected on hard surfaces such as concrete or decking by using structural hold-down fixings.

The following needs to be considered when selecting a suitable site:

Marquee on private property – Space available, location of power, drainage and other underground services.

Marquee on public property (reserves etc.) – apply to the Local Authority for a consent to use the space.

Commercial marquee venues – refer to Wedding Locations tab for a list of our favourite venues and locations.

Other Considerations:

• Will the electricity supply be adequate and safe??

• Will toilet facilities be adequate and easily accessible for the number of guests?

• Will I need Portaloos?

• Is the site relatively flat?

• Will I need heating facilities for the marquee?

• Will I need a flooring product over the grass?

• What lighting options will I use inside the marquee?

• Do I need to consider outdoor lighting?

• How will I orientate the marquee to maximise best use of the site, views etc.?

• How will I decorate the marquee?

• Do I need a Building Consent?

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