9 Marquee Companies That Come Highly Recommended
9 Marquee Companies That Come Highly Recommended

9 Marquee Companies That Come Highly Recommended

Whether you’re planning a reception in your own garden or need to add a marquee to your venue for the after-party, a good company will turn your vision into a reality. These are some of the best in the business…

Boutique Marquees

Best For A Traditional Look

Describing themselves as ‘architects of incredible events’, Boutique Marquees offer tents for weddings, festivals, private events and more. For weddings, classic Sperry Tents come with hand-milled wooden poles, natural oyster-coloured sailcloth, gently swaying flags and clear or open-side walls. The company will also work with your wedding planner, caterer and other suppliers to ensure the interior décor meets your expectations, as well as offering a selection of furnishings, lighting options and accessories to choose from.

Quotes on request.

Visit BoutiqueMarquees.co.uk 

Original Marquees

Best Hands-On Service

These tents are hand-made in Yorkshire by Wills Marquees. Run by Alex and Harry – who are supported by a team of what they call ‘perfectionists’ – Original Marquees can provide just the marquee or the full works. Its team of planners can work with you to tailor what you need, while its operations crew will deliver what you have in mind. They work across the country – couples are encouraged to drop the team a WhatsApp to find out more.

Quotes & prices on request.

Visit OriginalMarquees.co.uk 

DP Marquees

Best In The South-West

Brides planning a wedding along the south-west coast should bookmark DP Marquees. Its selection spans everything from modern structures like its Capri Plus to the more traditional Pole marquee, canvas Petal marquee and smaller canvas Celeste marquee. Those wanting something a bit different can opt for the stretch tent or big top. The company also offers a wide range of furniture and accessories, and if you want something bespoke, the team can source individual pieces. 

Quotes & prices on request.

Visit DPMarquees.co.uk 

Covered By Canvas

Best Family-Run Business

This family run business has more than 25 years of experience delivering elegant and traditional canvas pole tent marquees for a range of events. Great for every occasion, its traditional sailcloth canvas marquees are also handcrafted by Wills Marquees in York. In addition to wind loading analysis by structural engineers, all the marquees have been ‘real world’ tested in all weathers – so you can be sure you’re getting something that’s both reliable and durable. 

Quotes & prices on request.

Visit CoveredByCanvas.co.uk 

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County Marquees

Best For Flexibility

Having done thousands of marquee weddings over the years, County Marquees knows you need perfection to make your day special. Long, square, L-shaped, romantic, classical or themed – every one of its marquees is unique and each one can be made and set up to meet the needs of your wedding. The team are on hand to guide you through all the options from flexible frame structures to traditional-style pole marquees, stretch tents, bell tents and point- topped Chinese Hat marquees. 

Prices start from £660.

Visit CountyMarquees.com 

White Bison Tipi Hire

Best For Alternative Options

White Bison Tipi Hire has easy access to the M3, M4, M25 and M40, so it can cover a huge area. An interesting alternative to traditional marquees, its tipis are suitable for year-round use. Leave the sides open in the summer; add solid wooden doors and open fires to make them cosier in the winter. They’re also more adaptable than marquees as the stretch tents can be manoeuvred over multiple obstacles in any space. That said, it also has more traditional dome and Sperry tents on offer, too.

Quotes & prices on request.

Visit Tipi-Hire-Berkshire.co.uk 

Academy Marquees

Best Premium Option

With decades of experience under its belt, Hampshire-based Academy Marquees knows how to take the stress out of marquee hire. It’s renowned for its stunning clear-roof marquees, which not only create a sense of bringing the outside in. They’re also better at protecting guests from inclement weather and offer more decorating options as they can support hanging floral arrangements, chandeliers and more. Its high-quality structures and unparalleled attention to detail make this one to bookmark if budget allows.

Prices on request.

Visit Academy-Marquees.co.uk 

English Marquee Company

Best Heritage Choice

When brother and sister Sam and Tor Peters decided to combine their expertise in construction and event planning, they set out to build the most sought-after event structures in the world. Today, English Marquee Company can make your wedding stand out. Based in Yorkshire, its structures are available to hire worldwide, with services including everything from event scaffolding through to furniture hire and storage. Handcrafted in England by the UK’s oldest marquee manufacturer, its heritage pole tents and pagodas fuse expert craftsmanship with the best modern engineering techniques.

Quotes & prices on request.

Visit EnglishMarqueeCompany.co.uk 

Arabian Tent Company

Best For Sustainability

Looking for something a bit different and more stylised? The Arabian Tent Company has a range of options to help take your wedding to the next level. From frame tents to pole tents, stretch tents to clear-span marquees, it has something to suit your needs, while its furniture and props range – much of which is made up of bespoke, one-off pieces – covers all tastes and budgets. Even better, couples looking to make their big day as sustainable as possible will be pleased to hear the company has introduced a voluntary carbon offset to all of its deliveries. It can also calculate the wider impact of other elements of an event to help clients make more eco-conscious choices.

Prices are on the website. The price list for furniture hire can be downloaded here.

Visit ArabianTents.com

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