Welcome to the Guides Section of our website, a place where you can find inspiration, ideas and information on all things marquee related. Planning an event such as a wedding, special occasion or corporate function can be a challenge and in this little corner of our website, we hope to make your life easier, providing you with in-depth guides that will help you choose the right marquee, wedding planning, styling and so much more.
The team at South West Marquees have been in the industry for many years and we know the importance of working with a team of knowledgeable, dedicated and skilled team members who can help you seamlessly plan and coordinate your event. With our guides we will show you many different aspects of event planning and marquee hire so you have the tools, resources and knowledge you need to manage a successful event, whatever the occasion.
If you would like us to cover a specific marquee or event-related topic, please do let us know, we would love to know what you think. We create guides that are practical, actionable and above all valuable to our readers so you can take away some top tips, tricks and strategies. We are always happy to hear your ideas so if there’s something you’d like us to cover let us know and we will write about it in a future guide.
Festival weddings have boomed in popularity during the last decade and it’s easy to understand why. Ideal for festival-loving couples who are leaning towards a more rustic style of wedding, you can take all the best elements of a festival; the outdoors, the music, good fun and good vibes, and include them in your wedding […]Read More
Having a guest book at your wedding is an ideal way to capture precious memories from the perspective of your family and friends. But what if you want to offer something different that will enliven or intrigue your guests? Here are some alternative takes on the standard wedding guest book. Trees A decorative tree that […]Read More
This year and last have been challenging for couples looking to marry. Not only have they faced issues with business shutdowns and local restrictions. Many have also been faced with having their big day cancelled or delayed numerous times. It is estimated that approximately 71% of couples postponed their wedding due to COVID, with some […]Read More
Does your love story feel more relevant to snowy, winter days? Perhaps it’s time to consider a winter wedding? There’s something truly magical and whimsical about choosing to say, ‘I Do’, during the colder months. Whether you’ve fallen in love with Christmas itself, want to save on location fees or will simply find it easier […]Read More
South West Marquees is passionate about supporting local businesses here in the South West and Somerset. In our Local Wedding Suppliers Guide – Part 1, we provided you with a list of our suggested contacts for wedding venues, wedding attire and wedding caterers. And, in Part 2, we’ll help you find local wedding florists, event […]Read More
Whether you’re looking for a way to reduce the carbon footprint of your wedding or simply want to support UK businesses, finding local wedding suppliers can help to bring your special day together. Here at South West Marquees, we have established ourselves within the South West and Somerset as experts in the world of weddings. […]Read More
Planning your big day is both exciting and daunting. For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve been left in charge of such an important event. And, with all of our expectations and dreams, it can feel challenging to turn these ideas into a reality. The beauty of this is that there are so […]Read More
The moment you say ‘I Do’ is one you should remember forever – and for all the right reasons. There are so many elements to take into account and with them the need to budget accordingly. On average, a wedding here in the UK will cost a couple just over £16,000. It’s a big investment […]Read More
When it comes to saying ‘I Do’ in our modern world, it’s hard to ignore the influence of social media. Whether you’re someone who tags themselves in at every location on Facebook or couldn’t tell their Instagram from their Twitter, you’ll likely need to address this digital form of communication one way or another. There […]Read More
Whether music is a big feature in your love story or something you struggle to work with, there’s no denying that it has a big impact on the atmosphere on your wedding day. This part of the planning process is often deceivingly hard. We all have the type and genre of music that we love. […]Read More
Generators play an essential role in many marquee events. As vital as lighting, heaters and portable toilets, these electricity hubs work to ensure you can entertain your guests easily. Choosing the right generator can be a tricky decision – especially if this is the first time you’ve planned such an event. To help with this, […]Read More
Being a part of your wedding is a position that we cherish here at South West Marquees. Our rental marquees are the ideal spot to say ‘I Do’ and embarking on a new life together. But it isn’t just the day itself where we want to offer a helping hand. All of the pre-planning and […]Read More
If we look to the past, weddings were once a tick-sheet of etiquette. There was a right, and supposedly ‘wrong’ way of doing things. Moving into the 21st century and beyond, modern couples have thrown this sense of propriety in the air. Falling in love, planning your life together and deciding to make that forever […]Read More
For many couples, the location of their wedding is the most important factor. Some couples choose to say ‘I Do’ in a place that is sentimental to them – perhaps a church they’ve visited since childhood or the spot where their parent’s tied the knot. Others have a strong desire to get married in a […]Read More
If you’ve always dreamt of getting married within the walls of a historic, beautiful and sentimental church, a Church of England wedding may be the ideal solution. While you may think these settings are out of reach to you, flexibility in their requirements means that more and more people can say ‘I do’ in their […]Read More
According to research by the Vegan Society, 51% of people are happy to see vegan food available in shops and restaurants. Alongside this, 56% of adults in the UK actively practice vegan buying behaviours in their everyday lives. With this many people now actively following this way of living, it falls to reason that many […]Read More
Planning a wedding is exciting. There’s the wedding outfits, your first dance song and the list of people you want to share this special day with. And, of course, location. Marquees give you a whole new degree of freedom when it comes to creating the memories you’ve always dreamt of. There are many different marquee […]Read More
You’ve said ‘I do’ and now comes the fun part – planning the wedding of your dreams. It’s likely that this is the first time you’ve had to organise an event of this scale. And, indeed, the first time you’ve had the opportunity to design your perfect day. Planning a wedding should be exciting and […]Read More
If you’re looking for personalisation, a marquee wedding is an ideal choice. Giving you the opportunity to create something truly unique that speaks to your love, they give you full control. Alongside this, you’ll find a whole host of suppliers willing to adjust, alter and tailor their services to suit your needs. And, the opportunities […]Read More