Receptions

How to Have a Magical Marquee Wedding

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We were a bit iffy about honeymooning in a tent, until glamping came along, but the wedding marquee had us at hello. Think Melbourne Cup luxe or royal garden party rather than the humble lean-to of your childhood.

Sheltered yet open, luxe yet playful, marquees stylishly bridge the gap between indoors and out. Try silk-lined and sumptuous for a traditional take or transparent for a modern feel. We’ve rounded up a range of styling options to get you hooked. For a flexible freestanding option to suit your location contact the experts (try Complete Party & Marquee Hire) or take advantage of your venue’s on-site options.

It’s just like a tent. But fancy!

Dressed with glossy bentwood chairs, natural materials and a grass floor, the marquee of Rachel and Lai perfectly suits its Yandina Station location. A combination of candlelight and statement chandeliers add a touch of opulence.

Marquee wedding inspiration

Styling: Weddings at Noosa at Maleny Retreat. Marquee & Lighting: Perry’s Hire. Photo: Playback Studios

Wedding of Jules and Robbie. Studio Impressions Photography

Wedding of Jules and Robbie. Studio Impressions Photography

Transparent marquees are our latest style crush. The  clear roof allows you to party under the stars, even if the raindrops start falling. Adorn with fairy lights for maximum effect and wait for evening to fall.

Styling: Supplize Decor Hire. Photo: The Obsession Collection

Styling: Supplize Decor Hire. Photo: The Obsession Collection

Styling: Supplize Decor Hire. Photo: The Obsession Collection

Styling: Supplize Decor Hire. Photo: The Obsession Collection

This gorgeous new marquee is a permanent fixture at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. With a wooden dance floor and views over the vines and lawns, it’s a must see!

 Photo: Rebecca Williams Photography

Rebecca Williams Photography

Marquee wedding inspiration

Rebecca Williams Photography

Katelyn & Alexander transformed their marquee into an enchanted forest with the help of Kate Dawes Flower Design.

Styling: Sugar & Spice Events

Styling: Sugar & Spice Events

Glam up a simple silk-lined marquee with so-current sequinned table runners, chandeliers, and flashes of silver.

Styling: Sugar & Spice Events at Polly's Kitchen. Photo: Tim Sheriff

Styling: Sugar & Spice Events at Polly’s Kitchen. Photo: Tim Sheriff

Keep country views a focal point and add rustic-luxe touches with a chandelier crafted from timber and local greenery, and masses of tea lights.

Words by Bianca Weaving


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