At Original Marquees, we hold at least one Open Weekend every year from both of our bases in the North (covering Cumbria, Northumberland, Lancashire and the Borders) and South (covering Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire).
In 2019, we debuted our 12x42m marquee at the beautiful Edenhall Estate in Cumbria. It’s a great opportunity for us to work with other suppliers who also get to show off their skills.
This marquee is the largest in the range and can happily seat well over 200 guests and still have room for a dance floor, stage and large bar. Our range of marquees can accommodate 50-250+ guests and can be laid out in many different variations.
Our marquees are hand made by Will’s Marquees in Yorkshire. They’re made using cotton canvas – the original sailcloth – creating light, airy interiors which, paired with clear walls, helps to invite even more of the outside in. Wooden poles are sourced locally from sustainable stocks, then hand crafted to ensure the perfect fit and finish.
We invited Emma from Tebbey & Co to take charge of styling the marquee. She used Special Occasion Linen, Whitehouse Event Crockery, Narrative Event Hire, Tinkture, & Folklore Children to create a stunning array of different seating options, table decorations and place settings.
We also got to use our full round bar which makes a great feature in our marquees. It’s great for dividing the tent in to sections and can be used for serving food, drinks and even as a DJ booth. We often install it around one of the central king poles and have a formal dining area at one end of the marquee with dancing and entertainment at the other. This leaves a great space in the middle for all your guests to mingle.
Also involved in decorating the marquee were Made in Flowers who did a fabulous job with the floral displays, flower rings and table decorations.
Thanks for capturing the weekend on camera go to Jenny Jones and Drew Logan. Finally, thanks to Sneak-a-Peak for creating the virtual tour of the marquee below. It’s best viewed in full screen mode. You can also view the marquee at night here.
Please have a look round and let us know what you think.