When planning a wedding it’s important to establish a budget from the beginning – Especially with the current cost of living crisis. Fortunately, marquee weddings provide a lot of options for creating an event to suit your budget.

We’ve created this useful guide to the different costs of an average marquee wedding. As well as what additional extras will need to be factored in, such as furniture, lighting and linings.

We want to make sure you are spending within your budget and, unlike most marquee companies, we have published our price list so that you can compare our prices against others.

Traditional Marquees

Our Traditional style marquees with an approximate size of 9m x 13.5m that can seat 80, or can stand 162 along with two internal poles will cost £960. The most substantial price we have listed is our 15m x 36m that can seat 450 or stand 722 along with five internal poles that will cost £3388.

Frame Marquees

If you are looking for a freestanding marquee to create extra space for your event, then our Frame marquees are perfect. Our frame marquees range from £151 to £3156, with seating ranging from 10 to 2000. Our 9m x 12m frame marquee, which seat 90 or can stand 144, will cost £840.

Sailcloth Marquees

Made from a warm canvas effect PVC, our Sailcloth style marquees are an authentic and elegant addition to any event.  Our sail cloth marquees range from £1805 to £2921, with seating ranging from 130 to 240.

Stretch Tents

With their beautiful flowing lines, stretch tents have a very light touch in both colour and structure, seeming to float above the ground. They’re a great way of offering slightly less formal cover. The maximum size is 10m x 15m with the sides up which can accommodate up to 200 people standing and will cost £1200.

Bell Tents

Once you’ve decided on a marquee and can stretch your budget further, why not consider hiring canvas bell tents for extra wedding accommodation? Southern Bells offer canvas bell tents from £250 to circa £350 per tent, with set up and dismantle included in the price.

Marquee Heating Hire

Depending on the time of year your event takes place, you might need a high-quality heating system. We have different heating options available to make sure you and your guests are warm, comfortable, and cosy, even in the heart of winter.


You will need to budget in for the flooring at a marquee wedding. We can provide a sturdy, durable and interlocking floor, level platform, carpeted flooring or dance floor in different styles and colours.

We Can Help

To get a bespoke quotation, just fill out our quick quotes form on our website and be sure to include enough information so we can calculate all the main costs.

We often include options on items you may not have thought of yet, or didn’t realise we offered such as Luxury Trailer Toilets, Fridge Trailers. All our quotations are sent with a bespoke scale layout plan to help you visualise the size of the marquee. We welcome your comments and feedback and make any amendments necessary.

Then if you are interested in taking the quote further, we encourage you to book a free no obligation site visit.  We will look at all the possibilities of the site, flag up any issues and talk through the quote in detail. We bring a tablet with thousands of photographs so we can show you examples of previous projects and all the items on your quote. We try our best to arrange meetings at a time to suit you, all we ask is that you provide the tea!

The Booking Process

After this we make any further amendments and produce a new layout. By this point we hope that you will have enough information to decide if you would like to book our services. This can be done via our easy to fill online booking form which also shows our bank details for the deposit.

Once the project is booked, we still help you to make the inevitable changes and amendments as your plans develop.

We are always on hand to help you plan your big day. If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact a member of our team today on info@southwestmarquees.co.uk or call our head office on 01373 836999.