If you’re planning a beautiful winter wedding you might think that marquee venues are off the table. However, it is possible to create a cosy atmosphere with a bit of planning ahead.

Marquee weddings give you the ultimate flexibility, letting you put your own stamp on almost every aspect, from the location to the décor. You’re not restricted by what’s already in place, making marquees a popular choice among brides that already have a firm vision of what they want. If your wedding is set to be during the colder months, we’ve got five tips that will create a cosy feeling and ensure your guests forget about the bitter chill outside.

1. Make sure the heaters are on

The most important factor in creating a cosy wedding venue despite the cold is the heaters. Luckily, there are lots of heating options for a marquee wedding venue, ensuring that your loved ones aren’t left out in the cold. If you’re not sure which option is best, our team can help make sure that you achieve an even distribution of heat.

2. Add soft furnishings

Soft furnishings can instantly make you feel comfortable. Whether you have a relaxed seating area complete with cushions or soft to touch seating covers, it can make your guests feel right at home.

3. Use soft lighting

Using the right type of lighting can help your guests feel immediately warmer when they step inside your venue. Use warm, colourful uplights to help instantly brighten up the room in warming oranges or add fairy lights for a softer, magical result. Whichever option you choose it’s best to avoid lights that are blue, even if they look incredible.

4. Carefully consider your colour choices

The colours in your room will influence how your guests feel. Rich, deep colours are ideal for creating a welcoming, snug environment. If you’ve yet to pick out your wedding colours, consider tones such as deep burgundy or intense dark green and incorporate them across the whole of your décor.

5. Start from the outside

The cosy atmosphere should start before your guests even enter the marquee. Depending on your location, you might want to think about adding rubber entrance tiles or something similar, making access easier and ensuring your guests’ shoes don’t become muddy. Adding décor accents, such as lanterns, can also help set the mood.