Example 1 This layout is for a wedding with 150 guests to be held during the summer. Guests will weather‐permitting be able to use the large garden to have drinks…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
What’s involved in renting a tent for your wedding reception?
A marquee can be a good option for large gatherings. If you decide to hire one, book it well in advance and remember you need to get it decorated, filled with table and chairs, have a dance floor laid and possibly organise bathroom/changing facilities too. Many firms will offer this along with the tent hire.
You may also need to hire portable toilets and portable kitchens. Remember that if you want to pitch a marquee in the middle of nowhere, then you’ll need water and electricity too, or, when the sun sets, you’ll be plunged into darkness and the loos won’t flush! If you plan a marquee reception in winter, don’t forget the portable heaters.
You may like to set up a marquee in your own garden or that of willing parents or a friend, but this can have its drawbacks. Ask yourself the following questions before choosing home as the ideal venue:
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