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|Posted on 21 February, 2018 at 4:35|
We believe that one of the unique features at Applewood Weddings Ltd is that you can truly create a fully bespoke wedding day! Whilst we have weddings week in, week out over the summer, your day will be completely different to the wedding that happened the week before and different again to weddings that are still to come. At no extra cost, you pick and choose your ceremony furniture; any style chair, bench, hay bale or a mixture of all three, you then decide if you'd like round tables, long tables, rustic or with linen for your wedding reception. Do you team them with the same style chairs from your ceremony or do you switch it up and have something different? It's your day, it's your choice! And more importantly, where are you going to house them - will it be in a glorious tepee, an impressive yurt, an elegant petal pole or celeste marquee or the somewhat underestimated box marquee?
There are many reasons why people's choices differ; personal style, practicalities of the day, number of guests and quite often - budget! In my mission to make your wedding planning easier and open, I have to be honest, whilst we adore the look of tepees and the uniqueness of a yurt, a box marquee is always the lowest cost option at either of our venues and this is just one of the reasons why we LOVE marquees!
Image: Black Cherry Events
Marquees have the most flexible space, this is perhaps the main reason that it makes them lower in price - you can have a smaller marquee but still fit in a good amount of guests, plus all areas are usable whatever the weather meaning that whether your guests are on round tables or long tables, you'll still have space for your bar, cake table and even chill out area. Being a box with perfectly formed corners means they lend themselves perfectly to tables, square bar units and gorgeous pallet seating like this from All Things Borrowed.
In any structure, long tables provide a more relaxed feel and also more space for guests, whilst round tables create a more formal atmosphere but can make conversation easier around the table, and they both look equally at home inside a marquee. Our marquees come fully lined, with brand new plain carpet and lighting of your choice, making it very easy to transform the space into a reception venue that completely matches your style.
Photo: LJC Photography
Marquees are also pretty weather proof, just ask anyone that visited our Autumn wedding fair during Storm Brian, they withstand the wind and rain whilst still being warm and cosy inside. You can have hot air discreetly blown into the area without taking up any precious space, and because there are very little openings for it to escape, they can be kept at a constant temperature.
They are a complete blank canvas, no colours or predetermined style to contend with means you can really make them your own. They are bright and have large windows to bring in the natural light.
Photo: LJC Photography
Cake: Debbie Gillespie Cake Design.
They're also a really great entertaining space, once you've made it your own with styling and personal touches, add a DJ and some lighting and it really does become a party atmosphere with plenty of room for your extra evening guests!
Still not convinced that they're for you or do you still crave something a little more unique? No-one can argue with how spectacular this clear marquee looked in our woodland last summer. The exact same frame work, flooring, lighting and furniture but with completely transparent walls and ceiling, giving this marquee a huge 'WOW' factor.
Photo: A Little Picture Photography
Maybe the elegant 'Ritz in the Woodland' isn't right for you, you're wanting to stick with the rustic style wedding in the woods, then you definitely need to be considering the new Barn Marquee. It is brand new for 2018 and looks absolutely wonderful. It is completely unique and we can't wait to have it up at either of our venues. You can see it in person on Sunday 15th April at Beacon Hill Farm, Wakefield - we'll be going along for a nosey too!
Photo: Black Cherry Events
So there you have it, all the reasons why we love marquees and why you should love them too! (Especially if it means you can get your dream venue within budget!) There's so many options!
If you have any questions or would like to start your marquee wedding planning with us, please drop me an email [email protected]
Thanks for reading,
Our marquee supplier: Black Cherry Events
Categories: Real Wedding