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Marquees Vs Hotels for Spring Weddings

Spring has definitely sprung, and that means only one thing – it’s wedding season! As we start to see more couples tying the knot in the sunny weather, we are over the moon that so many are opting to have a marquee reception instead of staying in a hotel. Marquee wedding receptions can be a truly unique and beautiful experience, and there is not time more perfect for one than the spring. Why do we think that? Well, we’ll tell you.


You Can Plan Everything

With a marquee wedding, everything about your reception can be planned by you from the ground up. Often with hotels, you are limited to what things you can change, and even then, you are often asked to choose between 3 set options, instead of being able to specify what you want. By with a marquee, you can tailor every single detail to your own desires. Want to swathe the entire thing in organza and place the tables in a heart shape? You can do that. Want to have your marquee set up in your own back garden, playing your perfect music with your guests dancing in and out of the beams? You can do that too. A marquee is a blank canvas just waiting for you to put your unique stamp on it – which is all you could ever want for a dream wedding.


Location and Plumbing

Finding the right location for your marquee can be a challenge, as you need lots of open flat space to set it up. Many stately homes and country wedding venues will allow you to put up a marquee on their grounds, but some of them may come with a catch – a such as booking a certain number of rooms or using their caterers. Make sure you research this before you book. The advantage to using a marquee in the grounds of a venue is the easy access to essentials – like toilets. Not the most glamorous thing to think about when planning your wedding, but it does need to be considered. Weddings are big events, so you need to make sure there are adequate facilities in place.


Timing and Atmosphere

Springtime is a beautiful time of year, with new flowers bursting into bloom every day and the fair weather peeking out from behind the clouds. A marquee allows you to make the most of this beautiful time of year while protecting you from the elements if it does decide to rain. Springtime brides can even bring the season into the marquee with beautiful floral decorations that match the blossoming flowers outside, creating a stunning and natural feeling reception venue.


Easy to Manage

Rather than dealing with a hotel, most of whom will have their own rules around what you can and can’t do, to manage your wedding reception, a marquee allows you a level of freedom to express yourself on your wedding day. And despite there being a lot of moving parts, a good marquee and events management company like Complete Marquees can help make the process easy and simple to manage. By briefing us with exactly what you want, we can use our network of trusted suppliers to create your perfect marquee wedding reception on the day.

For more information about using our marquees for a spring wedding reception, or to book your marquee hire now, get in touch with the team at Complete Marquees today.