We thought long and hard about our outdoor wedding reception – it’s in June, but being England, would the weather hold out for us? Last June the weather was glorious, blue skies and sunshine, but this year who knows? I may be doing a rain dance the night before!
We need something big enough to bundle our guests into – just in case it rains. I researched Big Hat Tipis, which are beautiful, but to hire would cost us more than our entire wedding put together. We still wanted something stylish, a bit different to the usual wedding marquee. After doing some research we came across a company called Marquee 2 Hire, they’ve been running for five years. They are based in Coolham in West Sussex, and supply marquees and gazebos throughout Surrey, Sussex, Kent and South London.
It’s here we came across the Trapeze Marquee – they are stunning to look at, much more stylish than the traditional marquees, which is just what we were looking for, and they can be joined together so one can be used as the seating area and the other could have a dance floor and chill-out area. These have to be used on lawns or soft ground, so are perfect for the meadow setting. It also comes with detachable side panels to protect from the elements.
With the marquee there is also the option of adding coconut flooring, tables and chairs, lighting, heating, a dance floor and toilets to your package. We’ve chosen to have the flooring, dance floor, and tables and chairs. These will all be delivered to our venue the day before and set up by the team – who will then collect it after the weekend. It’s definitely one of the most affordable companies we have come across locally.
Unlike a traditional marquee the Trapeze can’t be lined, but you can still hand drapes and lanterns from the poles using fishing wire. We are planning on hanging bunting, tissue pompoms, honeycomb decorations, feathers and fairy lights in ours. They leave you free to decorate it as you wish!
Nicki in the office has been a great help, as has the owner Marc Oratis, I’d recommend them if you are having a celebration of any sort.
We can’t wait until we can dress the marquee up for our party!
Call them on 01403 785751
Or visit www.marquee2hire.com