Wedding Decorations and your Queensberry Marquee

Katy Coltart - Thursday, November 03, 2016

We all know it's all about the Wedding Decorations

Weddings are all about romance and celebration so you really want your marquee to look beautiful. Wedding decorations are key to creating a unique atmosphere, so in this blog we look at decorations and lighting to fit any theme, colour and style, which will help you to get your wedding marquee looking just perfect.

1. Functional Lighting

All marquees need an element of functional lighting and this comes in the classic form of chandeliers, with the optional addition of up lighters - all can be installed on dimmer switches so the light can be set to best suit the time of day/night. We tend to favour up lighters that sit at the base of the linings and light the walls of the marquee, creating a subtle but practical background light. Available in a variety of colours, they will tie in to compliment your wedding decorations theme.

Other more functional lighting might be required for catering tents, such as strip lights), or flood lights for car parks and paths to toilets.

2. Decorative Lighting

This is where the fun begins! The style of lighting you choose will depend on how you will decorate your marquee. With elegantly peaked roofs, our lit-up marquees are a truly enchanting sight, especially at night, and are perfect for evening photographs!


Add some glamour to your marquee with chandeliers, great for creating a stylish traditional wedding marquee or for adding elegance to the roof space. Our Montreux range of cream or black, or our new, stunning antler chandeliers fit in with any wedding decoration plan. Alternatively, you could even get your own design and we can rig them up. The possibilities are endless.

LED Up-Lights

Essential to add warmth and atmosphere to your marquee, lighting cans sit round the edge of the marquee. They can bring light to the entire marquee or any particular area, depending on what over-lighting you have selected (fairy lights/starcloth/festoons over dance floor don’t need up-lights). Available in white or in various colours, they shine up the walls and roof linings, giving the room a warm glow.

Fairy Lights

Twinkly fair lights can be used behind the roof lining of the marquee for a truly romantic look – these make the marquee look really special during the day and at night. We can offer a whole canopy of fairy lights to cover the roof of the marquee. You could even use fairy lights to highlight the dance floor, creating a stunning romantic space for dancing.

Festoon Lighting

These traditional large bulb lights can be strung in the roof space below the marquee linings - this bright addition is often used when bride and grooms have chosen a country-style wedding decorations theme for their marquee. Alternatively, they can be strung from the roof space either on their own or mixed with fairy lights. Our festoon lighting comes with black cables or white cables custom-made to fit the marquee. We have many different arrangements for these popular lights – visit our webpage for ideas!


For a truly special atmosphere, candles are perfect for decorating tables or even using to make your own personal centre piece. Candles won’t add enough light standing alone but they are great for adding a romance touch.

em>Paper Lanterns

These popular lighting decorations are a fun feature that adds colour as well as light to the roof space. They can be used with small battery-operated lights to provide a glow as the evening draws in.

Starcloth Linings

For the ultimate twinkle factor, starcloth linings look fabulous! Ivory starcloth is pretty and romantic while the black starcloth is usually used over a dance floor to add drama! You can choose the brightness, and you can have flashing stars, or make them twinkle like a night sky - the decision is always yours.

3. Outdoor Lighting

Don’t forget to think about lighting outside your marquee, for both practical and decorative reasons. Give your guests a truly colourful welcome by lighting a pathway, which adds to the ambiance of the wedding.

- Festoon Lighting

Strung on poles, these lights can be used to light any outdoor space adjacent to the marquee or to light a pathway to/from the marquee or around the perimeter.

- Lanterns

Lanterns look lovely when used to highlight a path or to edge an outdoor seating area.

- Coloured Spot Lights

Light up trees or buildings with spot lights in different colours to bring the inside out.

With so many options and variations of lighting to compliment all kinds of wedding decorations and themes, your marquee is guaranteed to be beautiful and unique on your special day. For ideas, our website is a great place to start!

By Claire Henderson


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