30+ Stunning Marquee Wedding Decor Ideas That Wow

30+ Stunning Marquee Wedding Decor Ideas That Wow

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:

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1. Enhance Poles

Wrap the marquee poles in foliage or enhance them with beautiful decor.

 Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Rousham House Wedding Marquee: Four Shires Marquees


2. Reams Of Bunting

Bunting and marquees are a match made in heaven for a classic style.

 Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Hall Farm Events Wedding Venue & Marquee: Hall Farm Events


3. One Main Focal Point

Keep decoration simple and cost-effective with one main central focal point or florals.

 Photo: Peter Reynolds Photography via Kent Coast Wedding Venue: The Ferry House


4. Clear Roof Decor

Enable the night sky to shine through a clear roof by keeping decor focused on centrepieces on the tables.

 Photo: Grace Pham Photography via Clear Roof Marquee Wedding Clear Roof Marquee: Arundel Marquees


5. Long Wooden Tables

Long wooden tables and rustic furniture create a gorgeously inviting space.

 Photo: Captured by Katrina via Cotswold Marquee Wedding Marquee: Boutique Marquees


6. Colourful Rag Bunting & Ribbons

Add a pop of colour with expensive DIY rag bunting and colourful ribbons.

 Photo: Caroline Opacic Photography via Laurel Farm Wedding Marquee Dance Floor & Chairs: Lex Marquee Hire


7. Origami Paper Cranes

Try your hand at folding paper cranes for a visual delight!

 Photo: Sarah Beth Photo via Barff Country House Wedding


8. Clear-Sided Tent

Make the most of the scenery with a clear side marquee.

 Photo: Georgia Rachael via British Countryside Wedding Marquee: Events Under Canvas


9. Faux Flower Installation

Create real impact with a faux flower display for complete wow-factor.

 Photo: Emma B Photography via Spring Cottage Rivington Wedding Venue: Spring Cottage


10. Mismatched Chairs

For an organic feel, mix and match chairs and furniture.

 Photo: Emilie May via Countryside Sperry Tent Wedding Sperry Tent: PapaKata


11. Starry Ceiling

Add cut-out stars to the tent roof to ensure a magical atmosphere.

 Photo: Toast of Leeds via Homegrown Community Wedding Reception Location: Will’s Marquees


12. Pampas Cloud

A flower cloud or pampas grass decoration can look incredible.

 Photo: Neil Jackson Photographic via Newburgh Priory Wedding Marquee: Poppy Caterers & Marquees Ltd


13. Add Trees

Hire trees or build your tent around them for a natural, inside-out style.

 Photo: Kevin Fern Photography via Outside Inside Wedding Marquee: Four Seasons Marquees


14. Hoop Decorations

A great DIY decor idea has to be wooden hoops decorated with pretty foliage.

 Photo: Captured By Katrina via Perch Inn Wedding Venue: The Perch Inn


15. Bring The Disco

Create disco vibes by using disco balls and soft fabric to decorate your marquee.

 Photo: Love and Life Studio via Lakeside Wild Berry Farm Wedding Venue: The Lakeside at Wild Berry Farm


16. Suspended Plants

If you have a collection of indoor plants, bring them along to your reception!

 Photo: Lorna Newman Wedding Photography via Flaxbourne Gardens Wedding Venue: Flaxbourne Gardens


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.

 Photo: Elizabeth Armitage via Floral Artistic Farm Wedding Marquee: Affordable Marquees Flowers: Cottage Flowers


18. Simple & Low Key

Strip back excess decor, by keeping things super simple. Let the structure speak for itself.

 Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Elford Hall Garden Wedding Sailcloth Tent: Elite Tents


19. Outdoor Space

Create a cosy outdoor nook, with exterior signs, bunting and seating.

 Photo: Taylor-Hughes Photography via North Cornwall Wedding Marquee: Covent Garden Stretch Marquees


20. Haybales & Flags

Ensure your marquee looks inviting with touches such as haybales, flags and pot plants.

 Photo: Captured by Katrina via Cotswold Marquee Wedding Marquee: Boutique Marquees


21. Walkway

Make sure you enter your reception in style with a gorgeous walkway.

 Photo: Jasmine Skye Photography via Paper Mill Wedding Yurt: Cheltenham Yurt Hire


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.

 Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding Marquee Church: Marquees with Pryde

23. Cosy Vibes

Add chandeliers, lights, candles and flowers for a super romantic feel.

 Photo: Crazy Happy Love via Kilmore Country House Wedding Venue: Kilmore Country House


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.

  Photo: M.Studios via Blithewold Mansion Wedding Reception Venue: Blithewold Mansion


26. Warm Lanterns

Lanterns provide a warm and glowing light.

 Photo: Jonathan Ryder via Light Pink Country House Wedding Venue: Horetown House


27. Light Wall

Consider lighting up your marquee walls too.

 Photo: Bloom Weddings via Rustic Charm Pastel Barn Wedding Venue: The Normans


28. Edison Light Bulbs

An Edison light bulb installation can really bring your wedding tent to life.

 Photo: Janine Kirkwood Photography via Family Farm Wedding Marquee & Details: Papakata


29. Fairy Lit Ceiling

The more lighting the better, go bold with fairy lights and candles.

 Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding Marquee: Best In Tent


30. Canopy Lighting

Create a romantic canopy out of string lights.

 Photo: Dani Nicole Photography via Cedar Creek Ranch Wedding Equipment Rentals: Party Reflections


31. Light Up The Outside

Last, but not least, don’t forget to add lights outdoors too.

 Photo: MIKI Studios via Romantic Elegant Wedding Venue: Dorfold Hall


And that’s a wrap! All the marquee wedding ideas you’ll ever need to create your dream tent reception!


Further Reading

How To Plan A Tent Wedding
Tipi Wedding Ideas
Festival Weddings Ideas & Tips

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