6 Affordable Yet Fancy Ways to Light Up Your Marquee Venue

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on May 04 2022

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Around mid-afternoon, you should arrive at your wedding reception. Chandeliers will be standard in all of our marquees. However, you might want to add extra lighting when it becomes dark.

Because the sun sets later in the evening during the summer, illumination is not required. On the other hand, couples are becoming increasingly inventive with their decorations, including lighting.

Lights can be used to embellish your marquee in a variety of ways. Read on to learn more about lighting up your marquee venue in London.


Chandeliers are included with all of our marquees as a standard feature to brighten up your space for your evening party. They provide a nice even light throughout the tent, ensuring that everyone can see clearly.


Many of our clients use candles on their tables to create a romantic ambience while dining. Until the darkness falls, our marquees will let light in. We may light your candles shortly before your guests arrive for your wedding breakfast. As the evening progresses, you will notice a difference; a simple candle can transform your marquee into an enchanted space.

Disco Lighting

The dance floor space will offer your marquee a fantastic effect. There will be plenty of moving lights, a disco ball, and possibly even LEDs on the dance floor, so get creative!

Fairy Lights 

Fairy lights can be stretched from the ceiling, over the perimeter of your marquee, or on the wall behind the top table in various ways. If you have an all-white wedding, fairy lights, rather than colored alternatives, are a terrific option to decorate your marquee. 

Warm white fairy lights look best against our ivory interior, so keep that in mind when shopping for fairy lights. You can also use fairy lights to decorate the outside of your marquee by placing them in trees or creating trails. When it's dark in the evening, this is a good approach to point your guests on the right route.

A marquee in the woods may look magical with this. Many couples also prefer to hang various types of lights in trees or on tables outside—very romantic soft lighting, which is a great choice, especially if there are a lot of shady regions.

Marquee Letters

Marquee letters are a very popular choice, and many couples have used them for their nuptials in recent years. You can use a wide variety of letters or words, and the dance floor is a fantastic area to put them. We've seen 'love' light upon our marquee and several weddings with the bride and groom's initials; this is a wonderful personal touch that you can keep after the wedding and use as a memento of your big day.

You may also look for an illuminated letter hire in London for the marquee letters. 


A simple approach to adding soft color to your interior is to use an uplighter. It nicely illuminates the ivory linings and gives a pleasant environment in the evening. Our uplighters are a basic 'warm white' color, but we offer coloured gels to cover them with. We normally place uplighters every 3 meters around the marquee. 

On the other hand, some folks choose to use them to decorate their dance floor. If your wedding is in the midst of summer, you may not need uplighters throughout the marquee, so putting them around the dance floor is a good alternative.


As you can see, there are a plethora of marquee lighting options for your wedding marquee. Because everyone has various styles and tastes, we constantly look forward to seeing how our clients design the interior.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any lighting guidance or have any special lighting ideas.

1 Entertainment is the UK's No. 1 Entertainment Company, specialising in DJs, Dancefloors, Marquee Rentals, Bar Rentals, Wedding Planning, Event Management, etc. Contact us if you need marquee lighting in the UK!