Why Original Marquees?
There really isn’t anything better than a proper English wedding, outdoors under natural canvas. Our marquees are bright and airy during the day with the option to fully open all the sides creating the distinctive ‘floating canopy’ look. As the day turns to night our signature ‘Flying Festoon’ lights illuminate the swooping roof lines and fluttering flags. The warm glow of the marquee draws people in like a moth to a flame and the party goes on.
Choosing a marquee company for your wedding day is an important decision that will impact not only the tone of the day but also the whole planning process. With a combined 40 years of experience in the events industry, we take huge pride, in both our work and your celebration. We promise to transform your big day into a truly extraordinary experience, from start to finish!
When entrusting the creation of your dream wedding space to us, there are several key considerations that couples often want to know, so let us share why choosing Original Marquees for your wedding day is a decision that goes beyond simply picking a marquee company….
It is always an absolute pleasure working with The Original Marquee team, who consistently ensure that the planning process and the build itself is precise, efficient & enjoyable. They always go above and beyond for our couples, offering customer service that is the perfect combination of professional and fun.
Let us share why choosing Original Marquees for your wedding day is a decision that goes beyond simply picking a marquee company…
British Luxury –
Made in Yorkshire
One of the standout features of Original Marquees is the origin of our marquees. Our luxury sailcloth marquees are handmade by Wills Marquees, based in Yorkshire, using traditional materials and old fashioned know how, our canvas and wooden pole marquees create a magical space that will stand the test of time.
Traditional and timeless Sailcloth
Our marquees stand out for several reasons, making them a preferred option for those seeking a touch of elegance and romance. The translucent fabric used in sailcloth marquees allows natural light to permeate, creating a soft and inviting ambiance during the day. This unique feature enhances the overall aesthetic, providing a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor elements and perfectly creates a diffused natural light for stunning photographic opportunities.
Secondly, the versatility of sailcloth marquees also adds to their appeal. Their design allows for open sides, providing guests with breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes, a particularly desirable feature for weddings in scenic locations.
Our marquees are also designed with the British weather in mind, ensuring that the celebration can continue smoothly regardless of the elements, and they also avoid a baking green house effect that some marquee designs have once the sun shines. This practical feature adds to the reliability of sailcloth marquees and ensures comfort to your guests no matter the weather.
Expertise & Experience
Entrusting your wedding to us, means sharing the burden of, what can sometimes be, a stressful planning process. Our team is made of experienced professionals who meticulously check every aspect down to the finer detail. Zoom and phone calls, site visits, personalised aerial site plans; are all just snapshots of the planning journey we will take you on, and it will leave you free to savour every moment of your celebration and be confident that it is in our teams very capable hands.
Clear and transparent pricing is crucial. We find couples appreciate knowing the full cost breakdown and not hiding any potential additional charges. Our quotations include the cost of each individual item, so you can pick and choose what you would like us to provide and even after you book, we stay flexible to allow you to make changes throughout the planning process! We find this transparency enables trust and crucially it helps you stay within your budget.
We can provide more than just the marquee! We can provide everything you will require to bring your vision to life. Such as lighting, furnishings, and décor. Plus, we have curated a network of trusted suppliers that we can sub hire facilities like generators and toilets from. These suppliers are trustworthy, offer good value for money and provide exceptional quality products for your big day. So, if you wish, all these items can be booked through us and you only have to deal with us, instead of juggling several suppliers.
Picture the week before your big day, you’re enjoying the final preparations of getting your hair and nails done and not drowning in multiple emails from several suppliers. We will liaise with your suppliers and answer any of their questions on the marquee and extra hired items to ensure the smooth running of your big day, so that you don’t have to.
We believe that for weddings, ‘nothing is too much trouble.’ We love to step out of our comfort zone and bring your ideas to life. Our marquees are a blank canvas and together with you, your families and your chosen suppliers we will help bring your ideas to life. It’s our commitment to ensuring that every detail aligns with your vision, contributing to the creation of a masterpiece that is uniquely yours.
Reviews & Testimonials
You are about to plan the biggest day of your lives, and we understand it is important to seek feedback from previous clients to read their experience of working with us. We are very proud of our 5* service and our testimonials will provide you with reassurance on our reliability and the quality of our service. See here for a recent selection of reviews
Hand Picked Local Suppliers
Choosing Original Marquees means gaining access to our carefully curated network of local suppliers, whom we have worked with for years and consider them as part of our wider events family! We spent years building relationships with venues, florists, photographers, planners, caterers & furniture suppliers within the events industry to ensure that every aspect of your event is seamlessly integrated.
Weather Contingency Plans
Marquee weddings allow you to celebrate your love with your family and friends in beautiful places, in the great outdoors and allowing you to utilise beautiful views whether that be at home in your garden, to a local farmers field to a grand stately home! However, living in the UK sadly means we aren’t guaranteed a perfect blue-sky day. However, we put your mind at ease as our wealth of experience offers multiple contingency plans.
Our walls all roll up or down, so if the weather is warm, they can be rolled up to offer a alfresco outside dining experience. If the wind picks up and the clouds start to darken, our clear walls quickly roll down and offer protection against any elements without blocking light or the all-important views. Our tents withstand wind, rain & heat and we will provide plans to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of your guests regardless of the weather.
Clients want assurance that the chosen marquee is suitable for their selected venue. Questions about size, layout, and logistics are common, ensuring a seamless fit with the chosen location, we will come to do a site visit to first and foremost, meet you, get to know you, look at the site, answer any questions and put your mind at ease over any concerns.
Insurance & Safety Measures
Safety is paramount, and we take it very seriously. We take every safety precaution, and we are fully covered with public liability insurance. Weddings can be costly, therefore we highly recommend you take out wedding insurance to cover your entire event (from your marquee, flowers, band, even down to your wedding cake, it should all be covered!) including your own public liability insurance, so that you are always financially protected.
We also offer an optional damage waiver policy on our quotations and can give you advice and recommendations for insurance to help make sure your money is protected.
Timelines & Logistics
Clear communication on timelines and logistics is essential, so that you can have a stress-free planning experience. Right from the initial enquiry, we will outline what you can expect from us. Starting with the planning process right through to set up and take down, we will give you a step-by-step guide.
Marquees with a conscience: events by nature, can be very wasteful, so in an era where sustainability is a key consideration, our marquees are crafted with a commitment to environmental responsibility without compromising on quality. They reflect a conscientious choice, sourcing natural materials and are locally made making them the ideal option for those who seek elegance without compromising their commitment to the environment.