Marquee Wedding Venues

Written by Emma Hla
Image by Imogen Xiana.

Did you spot our guide to planning a marquee wedding on Monday…? Well, if you didn’t then I’d highly recommend grabbing 5 minutes to read the wise words of our planning expert Katrina Otter Weddings. Kat’s covered it all – from finding the site, deciding on design, understanding practicalities, quotes and suppliers through to being nice to you neighbours!

If you have already read the post and decided canvas is for you, then take a little browse through this sample of venues. From marquee suppliers through to venues with marquee-lawns or permanent marquee structures, there’s bound to be a venue that ticks your particular box.

The marquee Collection

# 1

The Pearl Tent Company

The Pearl Tent Company is a Marquee hire company of distinction. Their aim is to provide excellence in both tents and service. Made in the UK from the finest white canvas, this juxtaposition of Eastern style and Western practicality is the essence of Pearl Tents success – making them the choice of the top wedding planners.

These unique wedding marquees are as stunning inside as they are out. The dramatic pyramid top creates a luxurious vaulted ceiling providing the ultimate light and airy wedding venue. From initial contact, to post event clear-up, the team strive to please with their bespoke service. Each and every wedding is treated with the importance it deserves.

# 2


Set in drop dead gorgeous country side in West Dorset, near the World Heritage site of the Jurassic coast, and the beaches at West Bay and Lyme Regis, this is a hidden gem like no other. With 360 degree jaw-dropping views, and no neighbours it is a must for a weekend wedding full of chilling, partying and fun.

Taking over Axnoller means having the most extraordinary estate, with ancient buildings converted to house cool contemporary interiors, as yours. With a small retinue of handpicked staff (only there when you need them) and 2 planners who know just how to throw a fabulous party, you cannot be in better hands. They can recommend traditional marquees or something a little more alternative – the choice is yours!

# 3

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Venue

Nestled alongside the picturesque Fradley in Lichfield, you will find Alrewas Hayes, a Grade II listed manor house and countryside wedding venue. Located in Staffordshire, between Lichfield and Burton on Trent, Alrewas Hayes can be your exclusive wedding venue to enjoy. Their light and airy marquee is well suited for both intimate and grand weddings, accommodating 20 to 650 guests.

# 4

Baya Hire

Baya Hire are the creators of some truly unique spaces and furniture available for hire for your special event. Their Single and Double Domes once built mesmerise not only with the beautiful exterior of clear sections, expansive entrances and the grand connecting tunnel but also the intricate internal structure that serves the Domes not only in practical strength but as it’s own natural artwork.

Their hand built and lovingly made timber framed domes come in 3 different configurations, allowing a tailored fit venue specific for your needs. Their designs are unlike any others currently available in the UK and guaranteed to awe inspire.

# 5

Blue Fizz Tents & Events

Blue Fizz offers stunning, traditional style canvas pole marquees in the most beautiful coastal and countryside locations throughout the South West of England. Whether you are seeking the wild charm of Exmoor, the regal elegance of a Georgian estate, the dramatic backdrop of a rugged coastline or the rustic simplicity of a Devon farm, Blue Fizz Tents & Events have just the spot to suit.

# 6

Chaucer Barn

Award-winning Chaucer Barn is located on the edge of the village and has 4 acres of landscaped grounds and a further 16 acres of parkland for their guests to enjoy. Choose to have your ceremony outside in their Half Moon Wood, by the wild flower meadow and then celebrate with your guests in a marquee of your choice!

# 7

Coastal Tents

f you are having a marquee wedding and are looking for something extra special then take a look at the Tipis and Sailcloth Tents by the guys at Coastal Tents. They are stunning alternatives to traditional frame marquees that allow you to enjoy your chosen vista. They give you a beautiful back drop and look great in any location, from perfectly manicured lawns and gardens to lush green fields in the countryside.

The translucent sailcloth tent allows natural light to enhance daylight hours and glows brilliantly when lit for the evening. One of the lovely features of these tents is the panoramic sidewalls. The walls can be easily rolled up (or down) to suit your needs allowing you and your guests to enjoy your chosen view in comfort and style.

# 8

Cornwell Manor

Cornwell Manor exudes a dreamy, faded elegance, a grandeur of times gone by, but with the relaxed and easy feel of a family home. Its the perfect venue for a couple with vision to create the wedding of their dreams – there are so many areas in the gardens to enjoy, the possibilities are endless!

Their walled garden is perfect for outdoor drinks receptions and if you wish to give a bigger party, a marquee in the garden outside the house is a unforgettable location. With the Manor as a backdrop and looking out over the ha-ha to the lakes, this is your rural idyll. You can also have a clamping village onsite for your guests!

# 9

Tournerbury Woods Estate

Hidden on the coastal border of Hampshire and West Sussex, within 50 acres of private woodland, the Tournerbury Woods Estate & Woods Cottage provide an idyllic setting for an unforgettable wedding day. This unique licensed wedding & reception venue boasts an unrivalled location in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

On the day, you will have exclusive use of this fantastic marquee venue for your reception and with the breath-taking woodland backdrop, you and your guests will be in glorious privacy for all the celebrations.

# 10

Stanstead Bury

The grounds of this elegant, Grade II listed, Manor House are available to hire, as a wedding reception venue, to a limited number of couples each year.

Steeped in history, Stanstead Bury has been the private home of the Trower family for over 150 years. The old manor house has a juxtaposition of architecture with an Elizabethan front and a grand Regency rear. The impressive grounds of the manor house create an idyllic backdrop for a marquee wedding reception.

# 11

Narborough Hall Gardens

Narborough Hall is a visionary place which treasures Romanticism and individuality. They are passionate about curating completely bespoke weddings which embody their couples’ personalities and are framed by their modern floristry, trend-led styling and locally inspired menus

# 12

Wedding Weekends at The Copse

Wedding Weekends offers a glorious self catering country house, high in the Chiltern Hills with views over its own valley of outstanding natural beauty.

Here you can be as formal or as laid back as you like. Here you can choose all your suppliers and organise your reception your way. Here you can stay with 18 guests and relax and enjoy getting ready for your wedding, staying three nights at the weekend, or one or two nights in the week.

Lots of love…

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