A family-run business, Bisley Marquees and Hire Co. specialises in providing everything you’ll need for a wedding, event or corporate party.
From selecting the perfect marquee to dressing the space to the max, Bisley Marquees knows a thing or two about pulling off your dream wedding day.
Here, Bisley Marquees shares its secrets with SoGlos about how to turn your Pinterest wedding dreams into reality, and what the most popular wedding requests are.
How does the planning process work with marquee weddings?
We will start discussing your initial ideas and vision for your wedding day, including the date, venue, your preference in marquee style, guest numbers, and furniture preferences (long or round tables).
Following this we will put together an initial quote and a drawing, then arrange a site meeting where we can discuss your plans in more detail and check the suitability of the site.
Do your marquees suit any particular wedding themes?
The joy of marquees is that we’re able to create a space that’s bespoke, so whilst lots of couples ask us for a ‘country wedding’ this can be interpreted in totally different ways through our different styles of marquee, flooring, furnishing, and lighting!
A marquee can suit any wedding theme, from rustic to modern, country to industrial, or relaxed to formal – the basic structure is a blank canvas and can be styled however you wish.
What are the must-haves for a marquee wedding?
If you’ve seen your dream wedding on Pinterest, it will really help us put together some initial ideas for you.
Depending on the time of year there are different must-haves, from heating and doors in the cooler months, to fans and shade on hot summer days. It’s also always important, regardless of the time of year, to ensure that your marquee is large enough to host your drinks reception undercover – just in case the British weather doesn’t oblige!
What’s your most popular request for weddings?
We are frequently asked how to make the most of the space a couple have available, and the suitability of their site for a marquee wedding. Our clients are often surprised by how we can overcome obstacles to turn their dream into a reality.
In the past we have built marquees on slopes using our cassette levelled flooring system, incorporated hedges and trees inside marquees, built over a swimming pool, and even built a marquee over a bridge!
How do you cater for winter weddings and bad weather?
Clearspan marquees are perfect for Autumn or Winter weddings, offering a wonderfully versatile space for you to create your dream venue. We’d strongly advise either a boarded or cassette floor with new cord carpet in the winter months, this offers extra insulation, ensures that even on the wettest of days that the rain won’t come in through your flooring, and will protect the ground underneath. We have a range of marquee heaters in varying sizes and are always happy to help offer advice as to what you’ll need in your marquee.
Darker evenings are a fantastic opportunity to make the most of lighting, using it to create an intimate atmosphere inside your marquee, and light up key features outside too! With a huge range of options to choose from, including; uplighters, chandeliers, festoon lights, fairy lights, LED lights, paper lanterns, spotlights, and filament bulbs, it’s the perfect way to keep the party dazzling well into the evening.
For more information, visit bisleyhire.co.uk directly.