The Perfect Party: Why Use a Marquee for the Big Day

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jan 19 2022

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Putting up a marquee can amplify the elegance of any event. It allows a memorable outdoor event while creating a theme or style. Most importantly, it protects against the elements without moving the whole party inside.

Setting up a marquee is one of the best tricks for party planners in London, especially with our perpetually rainy weather. It can suit all occasions too, from the unique to the grand. 

If you do not know the type of marquee to set up, you should pay close attention to this article. Remember that the style affects the atmosphere of the event and its overall success.


Wedding Marquee

The most popular style in a party planner’s book is the classic wedding marquee. It is a crowd favourite, especially during the warmer months. It can transform any location into a magical venue.

Most party planners will suggest having one, especially if you have a huge crowd to entertain during your wedding. They can alter the marquee to reflect your wedding theme.

You can even set up one on the grounds of a beautiful manor. Doing so will give you the best of both worlds because you can enjoy the majestic view of the estate and still retain your wedding theme. If you do not know what style to choose, here are the most popular:

  1. Monochrome - There is nothing boring about using white and black. On the contrary, it is quite an elegant contemporary choice.
  2. White and Gold - Party planners also point out that white and gold is a popular style. You can opt for the classic white marquee, but you can glam things up by adding chandeliers. Then you can complete the look with touches of rose gold accessories.
  3. Boho Style - If you and your better half have a laid-back personality, your wedding might reflect that. In that case, you might want to set up a Boho style marquee.
  4. Culture-Inspired - If you are proud of your heritage, your wedding can reflect your culture. To a greater extent, your marquee can mirror that, too.


Birthday Party Marquee

No matter how old you are, setting up a marquee allows you to bring your loved ones to celebrate your natal day. Party planners can design the marquee to mimic the styles enumerated earlier. Or you can go for these:

  1. Circus Theme - This style is ideal for children’s parties. Your party planner would put a popcorn or candy floss machine nearby. To complete the circus vibes, they might hire live performers to keep your guests entertained.
  2. Beach Theme - If it is too cold to go to the beach, you can bring the beach to you by creating a mini-paradise. You could throw in tropical garlands, deck chairs, and colourful buntings. Doing so will take you and your visitors to Hawaii.
  3. Balloon Theme - No birthday party is complete without balloons. In this case, party planners would fill the marquee with bright balloons.



After being cooped up in our houses for several months, we owe ourselves a big bash, whether it’s our wedding or birthday. The best way to enjoy the beauty of nature while being sheltered from the elements is to set up a marquee.

If you are looking for the best party planners in London, you do not have to look elsewhere. At 1 Entertainment, we can recreate any fairytale story or magical movie scene to make your party perfect, so call us now for more information!