Professional ideas to decorate your marquee

If you’re hosting an event or special gathering, a marquee can be the ideal venue. Not only are they available in a selection of different sizes, but they can also be decorated in a range of different ways to suit your style.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, launching a new brand, hosting a party or using a marquee location filming, some examples of which can be seen here, we’ve put together a selection of our top decorating tips.

Create the right ambience

This Reuters article  explains how top fashion house Burberry opted for a darkly lit marquee for its latest fashion show in the heart of London and it shows just how important it is that your marquee has an atmosphere that suits the theme and overall tone of your event or celebration.

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There are plenty of options here, including romantic fairy lights and disco inspired glitter balls and multi-coloured festoon lights.

Design a show-stopping centrepiece

Every event can benefit from a centrepiece. Not only can it act as a real talking point, but it can also sit at the heart of your overall design and help you to create a cohesive look throughout your marquee.

From large-scale floral displays to chocolate fountains, you can really get creative with this part of your design as your options are almost endless. Creating a photo booth area with fun props can make an ideal centrepiece and ensure that both you and your guests have plenty of photographs to take home as special keepsakes.

Establish a relaxing chill out zone

Marquees offer plenty of space, so in addition to a high-energy dance floor area, you could also put together a laid-back chill out zone containing comfortable seating complete with cushions and blankets to really amp up the cosiness factor.

Set up a cocktails and canapé table

Having a table set up to welcome your guests into your marquee is an ideal way to kick off the celebrations immediately. From cocktails and mocktails adorned with miniature umbrellas to a pick n mix sweet station or retro-inspired buffet, you can really personalise every element of this area to suit your overall theme and personal style.

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Don’t forget the outside area

From a blackboard pointing your guests towards the entrance of your marquee to cosy outside seating centred around a warming fire pit, the outside area can create just as much of an impact as the inside.

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