Marquees come in many different shapes and sizes and can be used for almost any function. Some tent hire companies offer a free site survey. They come out to your establishment and plan everything for your day. The exact placement of the tent, parking and general layout are looked at. Garden features such as ponds, plant borders and statues can also be incorporated into the layout of the tent placement.
Lighting and colored gel overlays will create a beautiful look to any theme. They can light up your favourite features in your garden to have it blend in with the theme of your function.
The bride can also use the same colors as the bridesmaids' dresses in the interior lining of the tent to have the colours flow through the whole function.
Flowers work beautifully with a marquee tent. It gives for a very classic, elegant look that can compliment any bride. Flower balls can be clamped to the poles or suspended from the roof of the tent.
Having the catering done outside as opposed to a closed building lends itself toward a more calm, relaxed atmosphere where guests can really get to know each other and enjoy the evening together. Many types of outside catering can be done from sit down dinners to spit braais to chocolate fountains. There can either be a separate catering tent attached to the main tent or if the tent is big enough it can have it all under one roof.
Some tent hire companies run a computer program that can design the complete layout for the evening, from the table setting and shaping to the flowers and lighting placing, also the dance floor, toilets and access points.
There are basically two different two main types of marquee structures that you can use for your outdoor function.
The Traditional Radial Tension Roof is perfect for brides where space is not an issue. They are very large on the inside and the supporting poles can be decorated with flowers to make it a beautiful feature instead of just a pole.
The Clearspan Marque is a modular structure with no ropes. They are more versatile then the traditional tent as they can be set up vertical to each other where a traditional tent cannot.