Marquee Decorations on a Budget

Wedding Marquee Decorations on a Budget!

Creative, Cheap and Cheerful – the wonderful world of marquee decorations

The Great thing about this area is that unlike everything else related to weddings, it doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to drop €1000 on personal candles, lanterns and tree lighting when you can get the same thing from Ikea for like €4.

And let’s face it, half these things will end up ruined or around someone’s head by the end of the night anyway.

The other thing is that you can also involve your family and friends in HANDMADE CRAFTING getting everyone involved in the special day prep (and getting some FREE labour).

The great thing is – with marquee decorations; you don’t really need to think too deeply on it. There is no need to spend lots of money on other peoples’ concepts and designs. Instead eBay, Ikea and Amazon are your new best friends and it’s simple to make the rest up as you go along. If you want a vintage-style wedding sign with cream-coloured bunting? Go for it. Find your nearest arts and craft store and go mad!

Here are some decorative bits that have caught my eye so far, all under €30:

Table decorations and centerpieces

I’m a big fan of the whole wild flowers in glass bottles thing, the paper flowers are a nice touch to scatter over marquee trestle tables and water bottles bring a welcome dash of colour to proceedings. You can pick up cheap coloured bottles in both Amazon, Ebay and Ikea!!

Outdoor lighting and candles

There are numerous options for jazzing up the outside of your marquee, and they don’t need to be of a €500-a-go sculptured light installation. Start off with coloured or plain [...]

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Type of Marquees Marquee Marvel Hire

Type of Marquees  – Marquee Marvel Hire

Here are the details of the two types of marquees and what makes them so special. We have these marquees in stock ready to hire for all type of jobs no event is too big or too small.

Framed marquees

Framed Marquees are a modern style of marquee. Instead of centre poles and guy ropes, these tents are supported by an aluminium structure around the edge – illustrated in the photo above.
Clear Span Marquee: A clear span marquee means no central pole, therefore there is a clear space inside the marquee and an unobstructed view around the tent.
Marquee Erected on Any Surface:These include hard surfaces like sand, gravel, and concrete. This is because frame marquees can be secured to the ground with weights instead of pegs (though pegs are used as much as possible and are advisable in bad weather).
Flexible use of space: Marquees can be joined together to cover large areas, fit L-shaped gardens or allow for different areas within an event
Installation Anywhere: Well.. almost anywhere. Having no guy ropes results in frame marquees that can fit in small gardens, on roof terraces, on patios, in courtyards, on the street etc. Marquees make the maximum use of space.
Easily Divided Up Into Sections: Marquees can be easily divided into different sections to accommodate different client configurations. For Example for a wedding you can have one large marquee divided into two sections one section for the ceremony and the second section for the reception area. Also, we have divided marquees for agri-show events and sporting events i.e. changing rooms and first aid.
Safety: Our Marquee covers are made from flame-retardant PVC manufactured to the latest BSI standards. We [...]

Marquee Hire Help and Advice

Marquee Hire Help and Advice – Excellent advice whatever marquee hire company you choose!

It is always important to find out if the marquee hire company are available for the dates you need.
It is always helpful especially with bigger events to ensure if the company is willing to do a site visit in advance of the event to ensure that it is suitable.
Always ask the marquee hire company to clarify exactly what is included in their price.
Does the company have experience with working with catering companies.
Do they have lighting and heating facilities for the marquee hire?
How much deposit is required to secure a booking?
Feel free to request testimonials and photos of recent events.

Ask does the total cost include VAT of 13.5%, travel expenses, and the labour involved erecting and dismantling the marquee?

Other important information you should discuss with the Marquee Hire Company

Confirm approximate guest numbers especially if you require your guests to be formally seated.
Confirm delivery event date and when you need the marquee delivered and collected.
Confirm furniture type and quantities
Speak to whoever is in charge about the internal layout of marquee. For example where you want your entrance, dance floor, or bar unit etc.
Agree colours and style of interior decoration
Always confirm payment terms in advance including deposits, VAT and collection of final payment

Safety Issues: Position of underground and overhead services (e.g. drains, gas pipes, etc.) if known. Ensure your power supply is adequate. Consider fire precautions, walkways, vehicle access to the site etc.

General Help and Advice: Inform us if you need the marquee in place prior to the event in order to decorate it or for caterers to set up etc. Finally if possible make sure to update [...]

Selecting the Perfect Venue

What to look out for when selecting the perfect venue.
If you or even anyone you know that has a garden, a field or any other easily accessible land chances are you can erect a marquee on it.
If you don’t, don’t worry there are numerous venues around  the Ireland that let out their grounds for marquees, these can be easily found by searching on Google and range from woodlands to castles to camping parks.
Have a chat with one of us on the team, here at Marquee Marvel we will more than likely be able to recommend something in and around your area.
The Site
The ground does not need to be the perfect lawn, or even be grass! Most marquee companies will flatten out pot holes and bumps and create a good flat surface. The important thing is that the site is relatively flat as flooring will follow the general slope of a site, although some leveling is possible.
If you have a specific site in mind that is very sloped, a suspended flooring system or scaffold set up can be used, but this tends to increase costs.

It is important to check that your chosen site is free from low overhead cables, power lines and underground pipes or power cables.
Penetrable ground is much simpler for securing the marquee like a lawn, but if the site is concrete or tarmac, other fixing systems can be provided.
It is also important that the
site itself has good access allowing vehicles as
close to the marquee location as possible.
Difficult access or a long carry of gear onto a site may result in increased costs. If in doubt, a site visit or a telephone discussion with one of the team here at Marquee Marvel will resolve any doubt – most [...]

Tips for Wedding Marquee Hire

Wedding Marquees for all seasons

Love the idea of hiring and decorating a marquee for a wedding, here are some tips for wedding marquee hire. Marquees can be erected anywhere you feel special enough to want to celebrate your big day! However many guests you’re having at your wedding or wedding ceremony, a beautiful tent on the grounds of your wedding venue or even on your own lawn creates the perfect environment for a stunning Irish wedding celebration.

There’s so much more to hiring a marquee – the options are endless for example you can include carpets, dance floor, bars, glitterballs, fairy lights, mood lighting, coloured lanterns to match your wedding theme the list goes on and on…

For late summer and autumn weddings its a good idea to keep your colour scheme rich and make the most of a marquee with elaborate decorative effects. We love the effect of ‘starry night skies’ (also known as starlight cloth) to transform your dance floor into s starry night as evening descends. You can also opt for candelabra, hanging lanterns and more… we can help you choose the perfect lighting for a gorgeous wedding tent.

For a spring wedding, your colour scheme should be bright and fresh, and you’ll need a marquee to cater for warm or cooler weather as we all know the unpredictable Irish weather! Choose a marquee with a lining to keep the warmth inside while also adding a luxurious feel to the marquee.

Ask for Some Georgian window panels or PVC curtains which can be drawn back on a bright, sunny spring day. Also, it’s good to consider a carpeted marquee to add warmth and comfort.

If you want you can leave the walls of your wedding marquee open in summer to make the most [...]


MARQUEE HIRE PRICE – Tips on what affects the marquee hire price
The Number One Factor That Affects Marquee Hire Price is the Number of Guests Attending Your Function

Number of Guests: In order to get the best marquee hire price,  the first thing to do is to decide roughly how many guests are attending your event whether it’s a wedding marquee, birthday marquee, corporate marquee rental, festival or renting a marquee for a funeral.

The size of the marquee will determine marquee hire price. As a rule of thumb we at Marquee Marvel would recommend approximately one square metre per guest. Furthermore, take into account if extra space for other elements is needed for the marquee hire for example the top table for a wedding marquee or space for buffet tables, a bar unit, and / or a dance floor.

Check out here our guide for marquee size versus number of guests for more information.

Seated or Standing: In addition, it’s important to decide if your event is formal or informal. When hiring a marquee for a formal event your guests will be all be seated at one time like at a wedding ceremony or dinner dance. An informal event is more relaxed and generally there is a mixture of seated and standing guests like a birthday party or a music event When hiring a marquee deciding whether or not your guests will be seated or standing will establish the size of the marquee needed dictating the cost of the marquee rental.

Please Note: Different size tables will also affect the amount of space you require. 5ft Round tables generally seat eight people, 6ft Round tables generally seat ten guests and are the popular options for formal events. While rectangular trestle tables can [...]

Why Hire a Party Marquee in Ireland



Hiring a Party Marquee can really help make a wedding, civil ceremony, party and many other celebratory event a special occasion! Renting a marquee can suit every budget and nothing is too much trouble.

Guests see the marquee decorated to each individual style, they hear the music, smell the wafting aromas of food which all help to create a party mood. It’s a great excuse to meet old friends and family as well as an an ideal opportunity to make new ones. Disco dancing dancers can cool off by stepping outside. Not to mention that brides can have their perfect fairy tale wedding in location that is unique to them and one they love whilst friends and family enjoy the celebrations in the marquee hired.

Safe and Secure; Party Marquees are ideal for events that include the little ones miles stone celebrations like birthday parties, christenings, communions to name but a few. You have the peace of mind that your children are in a safe familiar place as well as the fact that we all know children love to play outside on the lawn.

Freedom and flexibility; hiring a party marquee in Ireland for a wedding, civil ceremony, corporate event or party gives you complete control of everything in terms of location, number of guests, table arrangements and allows a free range in terms of themes or decorations. If the bride wants cream then the marquee is cream, the party can be simply decorated with bunton, it can have a rustic look or even the latest celebrity theme. The world of marquees is literally your oyster. The [...]

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    Bell Tents For Hire Nationwide – Marquee Marvel’s NEW ADDITION!!

Bell Tents For Hire Nationwide – Marquee Marvel’s NEW ADDITION!!

You Can Now Hire A Bell Tent With Marquee Marvel
Marquee Marvel party marquee hire is proud to introduce our new addition to our party tent hiring offers. Check out our brand new Bell Tent that is now available for hire nationwide. You can use the Bell Tent for a variety of different uses, from themed garden parties like Arabian nights for instance or for a kids tent to camp out your back garden in comfort and style. You can also use it as a catering tent for communions or confirmation for a buffet style meal.
The uses for the bell tent are really endless and it looks great.
If you have any questions or are not sure of which marquee will serve your needs best, please check out our FAQ section or contact us today. We’re always delighted to help you with all your marquee hire inquires.
Contact our team today for a quotation, we offer unbeatable value for your money when it comes to nationwide marquee hire.

Just Fulfilled our Pledge to Hireland

We at Marquee Marvel Ltd. are delighted to announce that the pledge we made to hire a person before the end of the summer 2013 has just been fulfilled.

In early February we pledged to support “ Hireland ” an initiative that was set up to help get  the people of Ireland back working. Companies went online and pledged that they would hire someone to fulfill a role in 2013.

We pledged in February that we would hire someone before the end of the summer 2013.

We are delighted to say that we have done it and our newest member of the team will be joining us from next Monday on-wards!!!

It’s great to be a part of a worthwhile initiative to get Ireland back on the right track and get  people working again!! Let’s all Support Hireland.

Marquee Marvel wedding marquee hire announces partnership with Brooklodge House

Marquee Marvel, leader in wedding marquee hire is proud to have joined forces with Brooklodge House. The new Glamping Venue can accommodate all sizes of groups and events in order to celebrate a wedding day with a difference in the unique setting of Brooklodge Demense.

Set in the historic Blake’s Estate, Ireland’s latest eco friendly outdoor event venue offers a breath-taking setting for any event. The 11 acre site is located in a special area of conservation along the banks of the beautiful Abbert river. The site lends itself to many possibilities, from Wedding ceremonies in the quaint on site chapel, to Marquee weddings in the beautiful surroundings. With unique and quirky on site accommodation and ample parking Galway Glamping can offer you a package tailored to suit your needs. You can check out the new venue at….

For more information on Wedding Marquee Hire from Marquee Marvel, send us an information request.

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