Expert advice about wedding marquees & tents

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to


Under canvas

Under canvas

Q. We'd like to hold our reception in a marquee, but we really don't know where to start. Can you advise on our first steps?

A. Lucy Aston says: Once you've found a venue with a super view, you'll need to select your marquee company and give them a call.

The first things to discuss will be the number of guests and style of wedding you're dreaming of. Your consultant will then be able to put together a rough quote for an all-singing, all-dancing marquee and organise a site visit.

You'll then meet them at your chosen venue, field or garden, and at this point, your quote can be tailored specifically to you, and the company will set about careful planning so that you can relax.

Lucy Aston


A hire love

A hire love

Q. We're getting married in a church but can't decide whether to host our reception in a marquee or at a purpose-built venue. What are the advantages of choosing a marquee?

A. Michael Broome says: There are a number of advantages to marquee hire for your big day, chief among them being date availability and guest capacity. If you'd like easy access and views of the countryside with privacy, fresh air, plenty of natural light, additional outside space for games and props, easy parking and guest camping, then a marquee reception could be for you. You can personalise the space and be in complete control of your own timescales. Flexibility is a key attribute of marquee hire. A good hirer will work with you, listen to your wishes and ideas, as well as offering advice and making recommendations, ensuring a pretty straightforward process. Many will also assist in managing your catering facilities, furniture, power and toilet requirements, so an early meeting with potential suppliers is essential. They should hold valid insurance and supply you with a copy of their terms and conditions, which informs you of their deposit and final payment methods and timescales.

Michael Broome

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