Create the Ultimate Wedding Reception with the Perfect Marquee

Create the Ultimate Wedding Reception with the Perfect Marquee

One of the biggest decisions you will have to make when planning a wedding is the venue. In Australia, we are so spoilt for choice for amazing wedding venues it can be overwhelming to decide on one – a winery? A country estate? A hotel? The options are endless, however most of these venues come with a very high price tag. If you are looking for an affordable solution that allows you to take a blank canvas and stamp your own personality on your special day, then choosing a marquee is the perfect choice. At Barlens, we are the experts in wedding supplies and wedding marquee hire. Here are our top reasons why hiring a Marquee will make the perfect venue for your big day.

Marquees are Budget Friendly

In most cases, the wedding venue is the biggest blow to the wedding budget. Whilst venues such as reception centres, hotels, restaurants and wineries can charge a premium cost ‘per head’, hiring a marquee is a popular cost effective alternative which allows you to create a beautiful bespoke setting totally unique to you. With a marquee, you have an opportunity to tailor the catering to the needs of your guests and your budget, source your own caterers and buy your alcohol direct. You can also source all of your own wedding supplies and decorations, further increasing the cost savings.

Marquees Allow More Control

A marquee allows you to be in complete control over every aspect of the big day, ensuring that you really do get the wedding of your dreams. You have the freedom to choose how you celebrate, with however many guests you want, in a location that you love and in whatever theme or style you have your heart set on. Whether it’s a small intimate wedding you’re planning, or a large opulent celebration, wedding marquees come in a variety of sizes and styles, and with an abundance of different floors, walls, and décor possibilities you have the freedom to create the exact atmosphere you want without facing any limitations that a traditional venue may impose.

You Can Be Creative

Many couples often have a vision of how their dream wedding will look but struggle to find a venue that fits their vision, and importantly budget, perfectly. Essentially a blank canvas, marquees provide versatility, allowing you to be creative with the layout, furniture and decorations. You can transform the space into anything you like – a clear roof will allow for spectacular starlight, drape the ceiling in silk curtains for a luxurious feel, section off lounge areas, choose where you want the band or DJ to be positioned, pick whatever décor you desire and style with chairs, tables and décor to match in with your theme.

Choose When the Party Ends

One of the best advantages is that you can choose to finish partying whenever you want! Most traditional venues have a finish time of midnight or earlier, but when you hire a marquee, you don’t have to kick your guest off the dancefloor until you’re ready for the celebration to end!

Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Marquee

If you have decided on a marquee for your big day, congratulations! Your wedding is going to be one special and memorable day. Here’s a few things you will need to consider to ensure your marquee selection will suit your requirements:


  • How Much Space Will I Need? If your wedding is a big event, you may need two or more large marquees to fit all of your friends and family in comfortably, along with and the chairs and tables for all of those people, as well as space for catering and dancing. Figuring out your exact numbers before booking a marquee is essential. The more information you can give to your marquee hire company the better they can cater to your needs.
  • Where and When Is My Wedding? These questions will help decide whether or not you’ll need some important add-ons. If your wedding takes place in the warmer months, you likely won’t need heating but you may need fans to keep your guests cool, however if you are planning a winter wedding you will probably need heating and maybe additional lighting. Also important is where your wedding will be located, if it’s on a beautiful country property you may need to think about which flooring you would like to cover the grass.
  • What Extras Do I Want? Will you need a stage for a band or extra audio set up for a DJ? Are there many smokers attending your wedding? If so outdoor tables, stools and umbrellas for a smoking area away from the marquee might be a good idea. It’s important to plan out any add-ons you may need before consulting with your marquee hire company so they can prepare a full quote upfront for you.

Looking to hire the ultimate wedding marquee? Trust the team at Barlens to deliver an elegant, affordable wedding marquee for your big day. Our team are experienced in providing marquees for weddings of all sizes and styles, so give us a call today let us help you create the perfect setting for you to say ‘I do’.

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