3 Reasons Why Wedding Marquees are Super Practical

Katy Coltart - Friday, June 02, 2017

It’s no secret, we LOVE a marquee wedding! If you want to make an impact, there’s no feature more stunning than an elegant white pole marquee with flowing peaked roof (oh, but don’t tell the bride). But looks aren’t everything! Short and sweet, here are just 3 totally practical reasons to have your own wedding marquee.

  1. 1. Where the heart is. There’s just something so romantic about a wedding at home. Everyone’s so relaxed and the atmosphere is chilled out and friendly. The location naturally holds sentimental value for you both, but for lots of your friends and family too. And you don’t have to have a stately home or acres of garden space to set up your wedding marquee at home. Our pagoda marquees are ideal for intimate receptions where space is at a premium and they can be joined together to give you exactly the space that you want.
  2. 2. All features great and small. Whether you’re planning a family affair or the party of the year, a wedding marquee gives you ultimate flexibility when it comes to the guest list. Pop a few pagodas together to get hitched at home or hire a speciality wedding marquee for a well-attended formal doo. Our stunning pole wedding marquees are custom made in New Zealand due to their superior quality and are extendable by 42m each, in 6m increments. That’s not including your pagoda chill out area or sophisticated pop-up cocktail bar. A small fete pagoda is a great low-cost option if you need a bit of extra square-footage to house the catering team, too. If you’re not into self restraint, the right wedding marquee will give you complete freedom over your guest list.
  3. 3. A room with a view. You’ve finally bagged that venue you’ve always dreamed of… So make the most of it! Really make your surroundings a focal point of the celebrations by choosing open sides or clear walls for your wedding marquee. Picture panoramic views of your dream location whilst you and your guests toast to the happy couple. Does your wedding fantasy involve dinner under the stars? Less Lady & The Tramp and more Montague & Capulet - our brand new Clearspan marquees are about to become the hottest new wedding trend this year, if we do say so ourselves! Delightful in spring and summer, make the most of the outdoors with minimum risk to those certainly-not-spray-tans.

We could go on… Looking for your perfect wedding marquee? Book an appointment at our open weekend on 9th and 10th June near Dumfries to see our gorgeous marquees in the flesh.

Get in touch with us to make an appointment and let’s talk about your dream wedding!

Queensberry Event Hire tips for a Spring Wedding

Katy Coltart - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Summer marquee weddings may benefit from better weather but tying the knot in spring is becoming more and more popular! Spring is such a romantic time of year, and an off-season wedding has many perks, including more available options for services including locations, catering and wedding planners. Easter weddings are great as you can take full advantage of the long weekend! And the beauty of having a marquee is that you can carry the celebrations on by using the space the next day for post-wedding festivities.

If you choose a Scottish marquee wedding in spring, just remember to plan ahead and play it safe by considering all the little extras that the season might affect.

Time of Year

Don't get caught out by a spring shower! Our pro-floor and coconut matting walkways into the marquee are a good idea if the weather has been particularly wet it will keep everything clean and stop high heels sinking into damp ground. Spring brings beautifully sunny days with clear blue skies but it can be chilly - don't let that put you off as hiring a heater is both simple and effective. Our energy-efficient, thermostat-controlled ducted marquee heaters are easy to control and will keep guests at a comfortable temperature throughout the day and night.

Lighting & Decoration

The atmosphere you create is determined by the kind of lighting you choose and how it ties in with your day. Spring is the perfect time to play with colours and lighting. For a country-style spring marquee, look at our range of chandeliers or hanging paper lanterns, and for a more dramatic effect when it gets dark, coloured up lighters outside are fabulous. For the "wow" factor on the dance floor, a fairy light canopy helps to create a fun, warm atmosphere on your big day. Think about how to personalise the marquee to make it perfect for you. Spring is the perfect time for seasonal floral centre pieces to add colourful flair to your big day. See our recommended wedding planners and florists, who will have lots of ideas on how to beautify your marquee to your personal taste.

Extra Space

We can bring the outside in with our gorgeous marquees with clear walls, so you don't miss out on views, whatever the weather. For extra space to play with, we can add a pagoda marquee onto the side of the main structure and it can be used as a welcoming reception area or a comfy chill-out area. We can supply heaters and stylish coffee tables and sofas, or benches and whisky barrels. This extra space is also handy for storing coat rails and wedding present tables. There are no limits to the catering options at a spring marquee wedding. It could be a formal meal, a buffet or even a warming hog roast. our recommended caterers will be more than happy to discuss top-quality, seasonal produce. One aspect you will need to remember is access to running water. It is important to consider this when looking at where to put the marquee.


Most portable toilet units now are spacious and can be nicely decorated to match your theme and provide luxury for you and your guests, even in the middle of a field. We can also put a marquee over the toilets, adjoining to the main marquee so no one gets wet if it rains! So don't be put off by the weather; spring is the time for new beginnings, and what better way to begin the year than with an unforgettable Scottish marquee wedding!

By Claire Henderson