Marquees are one of the most popular wedding venue choices by couples in the UK. They are totally flexible offering a blank canvas and have the ability to find the perfect spot to pitch it.
I have rounded up some of my favourite decor ideas from marquee weddings, with some tips on planning the perfect marquee wedding alongside. Huzzah!
Indoor Marquee Wedding Decor
Decorating a marquee is so much fun. Usually, tents come in white, so the options are endless to stamp your own personality. Some tents come in pattern fabric which can be really striking, In this case, its best to keep things simple. But if you are having a plain marquee, don’t be afraid to go colourful.
Here are some fun marquee decoration ideas:
1. Enhance Poles
Wrap the marquee poles in foliage or enhance them with beautiful decor.
2. Reams Of Bunting
Bunting and marquees are a match made in heaven for a classic style.
3. One Main Focal Point
Keep decoration simple and cost-effective with one main central focal point or florals.
4. Clear Roof Decor
Enable the night sky to shine through a clear roof by keeping decor focused on centrepieces on the tables.
5. Long Wooden Tables
Long wooden tables and rustic furniture create a gorgeously inviting space.
6. Colourful Rag Bunting & Ribbons
Add a pop of colour with expensive DIY rag bunting and colourful ribbons.
7. Origami Paper Cranes
Try your hand at folding paper cranes for a visual delight!
8. Clear-Sided Tent
Make the most of the scenery with a clear side marquee.
9. Faux Flower Installation
Create real impact with a faux flower display for complete wow-factor.
10. Mismatched Chairs
For an organic feel, mix and match chairs and furniture.
11. Starry Ceiling
Add cut-out stars to the tent roof to ensure a magical atmosphere.
12. Pampas Cloud
A flower cloud or pampas grass decoration can look incredible.
13. Add Trees
Hire trees or build your tent around them for a natural, inside-out style.
14. Hoop Decorations
A great DIY decor idea has to be wooden hoops decorated with pretty foliage.
15. Bring The Disco
Create disco vibes by using disco balls and soft fabric to decorate your marquee.
16. Suspended Plants
If you have a collection of indoor plants, bring them along to your reception!
Outdoor Marquee Decorations
When having a marquee wedding perhaps the best thing is being able to have a beautiful setting. Pop one up in a relative’s pretty garden, find a spot with a sea view, or even around a pool. If you have a scenic view why not opt for an open marquee or even one with large windows for the loveliest of backdrops?
17. Floral Entrance
Maximum scent and visual appeal are created with a flower entranceway.
18. Simple & Low Key
Strip back excess decor, by keeping things super simple. Let the structure speak for itself.
19. Outdoor Space
Create a cosy outdoor nook, with exterior signs, bunting and seating.
20. Haybales & Flags
Ensure your marquee looks inviting with touches such as haybales, flags and pot plants.
Make sure you enter your reception in style with a gorgeous walkway.
Marquee Wedding Ceremony
You may be able to conduct a legal ceremony in a marquee especially if the structure is permanent at a venue. Or you could go for a humanist or celebrant lend ceremony instead. Create a pretty arch to take your vows beneath or create an aisle with giant balloons for a touch of fun.
22. Provide Shelter
If you have a picturesque venue but it’s likely to be cold, windy or wet, a clear marquee could be perfect.
23. Cosy Vibes
Add chandeliers, lights, candles and flowers for a super romantic feel.
24. Rustic Benches
For a rustic feel to your ceremony use wooden benches and bring in greenery.
Photo: Razzleberry Photography via Purple Green Woodland Glade Wedding
Marquee Wedding Lighting
As the evening light fades and ensure your reception twinkles beautifully with wedding lighting.
25. Hang Lampshades
Bring homely vibes with cute lampshades.
26. Warm Lanterns
Lanterns provide a warm and glowing light.
27. Light Wall
Consider lighting up your marquee walls too.
28. Edison Light Bulbs
An Edison light bulb installation can really bring your wedding tent to life.
29. Fairy Lit Ceiling
The more lighting the better, go bold with fairy lights and candles.
30. Canopy Lighting
Create a romantic canopy out of string lights.
31. Light Up The Outside
Last, but not least, don’t forget to add lights outdoors too.
And that’s a wrap! All the marquee wedding ideas you’ll ever need to create your dream tent reception!