Create Versatile and Enchanting Event Spaces with Marquee Hire

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Nov 21 2023

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When it comes to creating a unique and dynamic event space, opting for a marquee can provide a myriad of advantages, offering adaptability and endless possibilities for creativity.

1 Entertainment, the UK's Number 1 Entertainment Company, provides a comprehensive marquee hire service, tailored to your specific needs and requirements, ensuring your event is an unforgettable experience, set within a beautiful and enchanting atmosphere.

Whether you're organising a wedding, corporate event, or private celebration, choosing a marquee as your event space solution allows for flexibility, customisation, and the possibility of truly making the venue your own.

This blog post will delve into the many advantages marquee hire can offer, and discuss the types of events that can benefit from opting for a tented venue. Additionally, we will provide guidance on how to design the perfect marquee space, including layout options, decorative elements, and ideal lighting possibilities.

Lastly, we will discuss the potential for combining marquee hire with other complementary services offered by 1 Entertainment, ensuring that your event is seamless, cohesive, and utterly captivating for all who attend.

The Advantages of Marquee Hire

Explore the myriad benefits that choosing a marquee offers, providing a unique and adaptable event space:

  • Flexibility and Adaptability: One of the primary advantages of hiring a marquee for your event is the flexibility it provides. Marquees can be erected on a variety of surfaces, from grass to concrete, allowing you the freedom to choose the ideal location that suits the desired atmosphere and ambience for your event. With an extensive range of marquee sizes and styles to choose from, you can select the perfect option that accommodates the number of guests and incorporates any specific design elements you have in mind.
  • Spaciousness and Comfort: Marquees offer a spacious and comfortable event environment, allowing your guests to move around freely and socialise with ease. The open-plan nature of marquees makes them ideal for a range of event layouts, including dance floors, banquet seating, and reception areas. Additionally, marquees can be easily temperature-controlled, providing a comfortable space regardless of the weather or time of year, ensuring that your guests remain relaxed and comfortable throughout the duration of your event.

Types of Events That Benefit from Marquee Hire

Discover the diverse range of events that can be enhanced through the use of a marquee:

  • Weddings: Marquees have become an increasingly popular choice for wedding venues, offering a blank canvas for you to design and personalise according to your specific vision and theme. With the flexibility to be situated in the location of your choice, a marquee wedding can provide a truly unique and enchanting experience for the happy couple and their guests. Additionally, the customisable nature of marquees allows for the creation of a truly bespoke atmosphere, tailored to encapsulate the essence of your special day.
  • Corporate Events: Corporate functions, such as product launches, team building retreats, or training sessions, can benefit significantly from the use of marquees as event spaces. The adaptable nature of marquees allows for a bespoke layout tailored to your corporate needs, including presentation spaces, seating configurations, and breakout areas for workshops or team activities. Furthermore, a marquee provides a comfortable and sophisticated environment, setting the stage for successful and professional corporate events.
  • Private Celebrations: Birthdays, anniversaries, and other private celebrations are perfect for marquee hire, providing a flexible space that can be customised to suit your event and needs. The versatility of marquees allows for seamless integration into a range of locations, from back gardens to large outdoor event spaces, while the varying sizes can comfortably cater for intimate gatherings or larger parties. With a marquee's adaptability, your private celebration can be transformed into a unique and unforgettable event that your guests will enjoy and cherish.

Crafting the Perfect Marquee Space

Ensure the success of your marquee event by carefully considering the various aspects involved in creating the perfect marquee space:

  • Tailoring Layouts for Different Purposes: Designing the perfect marquee layout requires careful consideration of your event's specific needs and requirements. Assess the desired atmosphere and purpose of your event, factoring in elements such as catering, seating arrangements, and whether a dance floor or stage is required. Collaborating with 1 Entertainment's experienced event planning team will ensure the development of a marquee layout tailored to your event, resulting in a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
  • Design Elements and Decorations: One of the greatest advantages of marquee hire is the ability to create a bespoke event venue through the utilisation of unique design elements and decorations. From choosing the right colour schemes, lighting, and table settings to incorporating dramatic floral arrangements or draped fabrics, the possibilities are endless. Consult with 1 Entertainment's event specialists to create a cohesive, captivating event space that embraces your desired theme and aesthetic.

Combining Marquees with Other 1 Entertainment Services

Enhance your marquee event by complementing the space with additional services offered by 1 Entertainment:

  • Dancefloors and DJs: Transform your marquee event into an unforgettable party by incorporating 1 Entertainment's professional DJ and dancefloor hire services. Customise the space by selecting the ideal dancefloor design and DJ set-up, creating an exciting and engaging atmosphere that encourages guests to join in the festivities. Consult with 1 Entertainment's team to ensure the seamless integration of these entertainment elements within your marquee event.
  • Bars and Catering: Pair your marquee hire with 1 Entertainment's stylish bar hire and catering services, offering an all-encompassing event planning solution. Choose from a range of sophisticated and impressive mobile bars that complement your marquee design, enhancing the overall event experience. Additionally, explore 1 Entertainment's catering options, providing a diverse menu that caters to all dietary preferences and requirements, allowing you to create a truly personalised and memorable event.
  • Illuminated Letter Hire and Garden Games: Include 1 Entertainment’s illuminated letter hire and garden games services within your marquee events to create a lively, fun-filled atmosphere. The combination of glowing, oversized letters and classic garden games, such as giant Jenga or croquet, adds a touch of enchantment and encourages social interaction between guests, ensuring your marquee event is an unforgettable experience for all.


Design and organise your unique, adaptable event space with 1 Entertainment's marquee hire service, offering the ultimate flexibility and versatility for your special celebration. Combine this dynamic event space solution with 1 Entertainment's diverse range of complementary event services to create a truly captivating and personalised experience. Contact their team of dedicated event specialists today to discuss your specific requirements and begin the journey towards designing an unforgettable and enchanting event within a bespoke marquee setting.

Transform your event into a truly enchanting experience with 1 Entertainment's marquee hire in London. Our versatile event spaces can be customised to fit any occasion, whether it's a wedding, corporate event, or private party. With our commitment to excellence and attention to detail, your event is sure to be unforgettable. Contact us today to discuss your marquee hire requirements and let us help you create the perfect event space!