Marquee Wedding Experts in Eastbourne
We provide friendly marquee hire services in Eastbourne with a friendly, trustworthy and professional approach. Strawberry Marquees specialise in supplying and erecting marquees for different purposes including private parties, corporate events, weddings, TV/film, and vacation services, industrial purposes, festivals, fairs as well as any other freestanding marquee hire purpose. Whatever it is you need the marquee hire for, we can provide you with the marquee to fit the bill.
We have lots of different sizes of marquee that you can choose from for your wedding. We don’t underestimate just how important your wedding day is and want to make sure everything is perfect.
Whether you have chosen to have a massive family celebration, a smaller intimate event, or something in between, our wedding marquee will provide a beautiful backdrop to the occasion ensuring it is a memorable event for everyone in attendance in Eastbourne.
Every wedding is different.
We will work closely with you to ensure that every detail of your wedding is just how you want it. Whether you want a wedding feel that is traditional, contemporary or something else, we will discuss your wishes and ensure that we provide relevant services that tick all the boxes.
Complete Wedding Marquee Design
When planning a wedding in Eastbourne, there are many areas to be considered and planned for especially when it comes to design and arrangement.
Your planning should include:
- Reception area
- Banqueting space
- Dance floors
- Seating areas
- Colour schemes
- Table decoration
Each area of the venue can be designed and put together to suit your individual preferences.
Areas we cover
East Dean and Friston Birling Gap Langney Willingdon and Jevington
Choosing the Right Wedding Marquee for Your Wedding
Choosing the correct wedding marquee can help your special day in Eastbourne go off perfectly. We can certainly help in this area. Our marquee experts will help you implement your wedding vision, discussing with you guest lists, themes and decor, lighting and acoustics.
The marquee that is most suitable will come down to the size of your wedding. We can position our marquees so that they fit into the backdrop and make the most of the location including panoramic views, water features, flowerbeds and trees.
Wedding Guest List
A lot of the decisions that you make during your wedding planning stage flows from your guest list. The guest list will dictate, to a large degree, the type of marquee that is suitable in Eastbourne. Our company is capable and experienced in providing services for any size of wedding, with guests of 50 or below, a hundred or even over 200.
Our wedding sizes are suitable for:
- 50 guests
- 100 guests
- Around 150 guests
- 200+ guests
Call us today to find out about our packages and how we can cater for the number of guests you have in Eastbourne.
Wedding Styles and Marquee Types
You will have your own ideas about how you want your day to look.
There are lots of different types of marquees, wedding themes to choose from and wedding styles.
At Strawberry Marquees we can help design a custom wedding for you, or provide a classic theme or a more glamorous occasion. Our range of marquees can be provided for any type of wedding in Eastbourne.
We can help you get your wedding looking exactly how you visualize it by using heated marquees, entrance marquees, frame marquees and canopy marquees.
Marquee Types, Sizes and Price List
At Strawberry Marquees we have a diverse range of type, size and price of marquee to suit different weddings. We provide:
- Canopy wedding marquees
- Framed wedding marquees
- Traditional canvas marquees
- Modern wedding marquees
- Entrance marquees
- Heated marquees
Wedding Marquee Entertainment and Accessories Pricelist
Our wedding marquee hire services in Eastbourne include all that is needed to make your marquee almost as exquisite as the bride. Our wedding marquee hire solutions are available throughout the whole year.
Our wedding solutions are available all year round.
Whether you need a marquee or not we can also provide you with wedding equipment hire services. It’s much easier to get everything in one place, and so we can supply and install all of the equipment required for your wedding as well as erecting the marquee in Eastbourne.
Accessories and equipment that we can provide include:
Table and Chair Hire
We can provide you with the chairs and tables that you need for indoor and outdoor areas of your wedding event in Eastbourne.
- 5-foot roundtable with eight chairs
- 5’6” roundtable with 10 chairs
- 6-foot roundtable with 12 chairs
Marquee Heating Hire
Whether you want to take the chill out of the summer evening or you’re having a full-blown winter wedding or event, Strawberry Marquees has a range of heating options available for any event size. Our thermostatically controlled heaters have a life of up to 14 hours, and we have a range of models available.
Marquee Lighting Hire
A large part of the atmosphere in a marquee is created by the lighting. Appropriate lighting can really set off your wedding in Eastbourne. For example, the lighting for a wedding breakfast will differ from that of a night-time reception or corporate event.
We have several lighting options you can choose from:
- Disco ball lighting
- Starlight cloth ceiling
- LED fairy lights
Citing a marquee on grass is the cheapest option for flooring, but there are several different flooring types you can choose from. Not every site is lucky enough to have grass, and, in addition, some couples don’t want to see even a blade of grass at their wedding in Eastbourne. Matting is an excellent alternative to grass, as it is simple, durable versatile. Coconut matting, or simply matting, is traditional coir floor mats, manufactured from coconut husk.
Floor options you may like to think about include:
- Carpet on hard flooring
- Hard flooring
- Wooden hard flooring
Our carpets come in various colours including green, blue, grey, vermilion and beige, and can also be continued outside the marquee in the form of an entrance, walkway or the extension of your space in Eastbourne.
Our carpets are hardwearing and durable; get in touch today to find out more.
When hiring a marquee, generators are a must. The heating, lighting and all-important DJ will all be run off a generator in many cases. We will provide you with a highly affordable generator that comes with:
- Free setup and demonstration delivery
- A backup generator
- Filled tank of fuel and additional fuel for small fee
- Unlimited hour hire
- Late-night collection – for unsecured sites
Luxury Loo Hire
At Strawberry Marquees in Eastbourne we provide various options when it comes to luxury loo rental units and can help you choose one that is suitable for your wedding. Throughout your event, your wedding guests will have the comfort and luxury of premium quality toilets, and they won’t cost you the earth.
Advantages of Hiring a Marquee for Your Wedding
We aren’t just a service where you can get a marquee. Our mission is to serve our clients with the best marquee packages for events of all sizes. Here are some of the reasons people opt for a marquee for their wedding in Eastbourne: Lots of options in terms of layouts and plenty of flexibility. Unlimited numbers of guests Free reign for decor. Your wedding, your design
A better value option than a hotel-based wedding You choose the location and have more options
Wedding Marquee Hire Advice
As specialists in marquees in Eastbourne we recommend that You can take a look at different pictures and options when you are choosing equipment and marquees. You find a marquee hire service with a professional history Do a test run on all the equipment and systems, such as the lighting and heating, to ensure that everything is working as it should be in Eastbourne. Check out our frequently asked questions section for more answers and advice on hiring a marquee for your wedding.
Five Steps to Your Flawless Wedding Marquee
Step 1 – Site Visit
After providing a quotation, we will set up a site visit in Eastbourne at a time that is convenient to you. The site visit will be used to ensure that the area is appropriate for the type of marquee you have chosen, and we will make suggestions as to the best position.
Step 2 – Decide a Layout and Theme
You probably already have ideas for the layout and theme, but our marquee experts will work with you to provide a formal plan in Eastbourne. If you want to be heavily involved in the design and layout process, then we will consult with you to understand what it is you want and deliver it through the plan we put in place for your special day. If you want to leave most of the planning to us, only providing small amounts of guidance, you can do so knowing that we have the experience to deliver a memorable wedding venue.
Step 3 – Plan a Budget
You need to ensure that you have broken down all the costs for your wedding and have a clear budget. If you don’t really know what things cost, and don’t have a clear budget, we will work with you to get one organised in Eastbourne.
Step 4 – Design Your Perfect Marquee Event
If you choose for our designers to do the planning, then you will work with them to draw up the plans for the marquee wedding that you dream about. We will go above and beyond the call of duty in working on designs and themes based on our conversations with you about what you want your wedding venue to look like.
Step 5 – Relax and let us take the Strain
It’s your special, once in a lifetime occasion. Let us do all the hard work and take the pressure off. We make the day smooth by taking responsibility for the planning and implementation of the various things that need to happen in Eastbourne. Take a step back from all of the planning and enjoy the occasion; after all it is once-in-a-lifetime.
No obligation site survey at your convenience
We can provide you with a consultation in Eastbourne to understand the options and prices for your wedding marquee and can even meet you at the weekend. We can have an appointment with you at a potential site for your marquee to help you understand whether it is going to work. Just give us a call.
Why Choose Strawberry Marquees for your Wedding
Strawberry Marquees is a great choice for a stress-free, elegant, well-planned wedding. There are lots of choices out there, but Strawberry Marquees is certainly one of the best when it comes to wedding marquee higher.
Detailed, no nonsense, tailored proposals
Our staff have a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill when it comes to marquee weddings. Our advice and recommendations are based on years of experience and we don’t have to guess at things. We will personalize all recommendations and proposals in Eastbourne and make sure that they are clear and easy to understand.
All work is covered by our trusted guarantees
You need not worry about the efficiency of our staff for the safety of your guests, our work speaks for itself. However, to put your mind at ease, all of our work is covered by guarantees from start to finish.
Team of honest, friendly and reliable staff
Our staff at Strawberry Marquees in Eastbourne are friendly hospitality professionals who will go the extra mile to make your guests feel welcome and to make your day unimaginably fabulous.
High specification finish on all our marquees
You’ll be amazed by the high specifications of our wedding marquees including the decor we provide, the lighting that creates the atmosphere, the flooring and layouts and so much more.
No hidden extras
We are upfront and transparent with everything here at Strawberry Marquees. We are committed to honestly communicating all costs, deliverables and expectations you should have of us.
Get Your Online Wedding Marquee Quote Today
You’ve been dreaming of the perfect wedding your whole life and now it’s time for us to give you what you want. Just give us the details of the wedding you have always wanted, and we can get to work in Eastbourne. Our online quote system can get you a wedding marquee quote today, with no commitment needed. You can fill out our inquiry form in just 10 minutes, after which we will make sure the day you want is available and get in contact for a totally free consultation.
What we need to know about Your Wedding
In order to better understand and satisfy your needs, and we take the time to learn as much as we can about your wedding. In order to help you choose the perfect marquee in Eastbourne, we will need some information from you.
Please give us the following details:
- Your Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Home Address
- Venue/Site Address
- Estimated Wedding Date
- Total Number of Guests
- Number of Seated Guests
- Number of Standing Guests
Make sure to add anything else you consider relevant and any other requests.
Wedding Marquee Hire FAQ’s
What are your top tips for couples on deciding if a marquee is right for the day?
Before selecting a marquee, make sure to consider different factors, including your location, your budget, your involvement in the planning, whether you want to change anything about the venue, and whether you think your marquee supplier is reliable.
What styles of wedding marquee are available?
Our marquees go from 3.6 m² to 9m x 27m, and they include, Frame Marquees, Canopy Marquees, Heated Marquees, Entrance Marquees, Modern Wedding Marquees, Luxury Wedding Marquees, Bespoke Wedding Marquees, and more.
Can marquees be used all year-round for weddings?
There isn’t a reason why marquees cannot be used throughout the year for weddings. Don’t forget to consider planning aspects like the weather and the site at which the wedding will be held.
This can give you the chance to choose a new location if you were planning to put the marquee in the spot that is exposed to a lot of wind.
Is it possible to ensure that marquees are warm enough for winter weddings?
It is certainly possible.
We will have no trouble ensuring your guests are warm throughout the ceremony.
We charge based on the amount of fuel use and not the number of heating units – so in the colder weather, we equip the marquee with more heaters and also have a back-up unit always at the ready.
How will the wedding marquee cope with at adverse weather conditions?
The marquee may not be able to withstand very harsh weather, and windy and rainy conditions can make for an unpleasant outdoor experience.
Checking the weather forecast before your wedding is therefore vital.
Are your marquees waterproof?
The marquees are waterproof but if there is heavy rain and poor soil, water might seep in underneath.
A safe but expensive alternative is to opt for a hard floor with carpet.
How far in advance of the wedding date do I need to hire the marquee?
This can vary so it’s hard to say for sure.
However, telling us the date you’re planning can help us plan, as we will be able to tell you if the date is available.
How long does it take to erect a wedding marquee?
Each size of marquee takes a different time.
The marquee should be in place between one and three days before the wedding and will be removed the day afterward.
How do I know what size of marquee I’ll need for my wedding?
We will need details on your guest list, as well as additions like whether you want a dance floor, bar, or DJ area, before determining the possible size.
How much room does a disco take up?
The dance floor should generally have a 5-foot width along one side.
Do we need a generator?
In case of a power failure, you should always have a generator ready to go.
Do uplighters provide enough light?
Uplighters can create a nice effect.
They are unsuitable for a brightly lit event.
How safe are your wedding marquees?
Our marquees are 100% fire resistant.
They are made from materials that conform to British Standard specifications.
Does Strawberry Marquees have insurance cover?
Strawberry Marquees are covered for public and product insurance.
The customer is required to provide coverage for any damage to the marquee and equipment, and coverage theft, while responsible for the marquee.
Could a marquee damage cables or pipes running underneath?
The steel pegs that we use to secure the marquee could cause damage to drainage cables or pipes that are under the ground nearby.
If there any underground services, you should tell us in advance so we can avoid them.
Will your marquees damage our garden?
There’s no loss and damage.
The grass in the space under the marquee might fade, but this will go back to normal quite quickly.
How much does it cost to hire a wedding marquee?
Weddings can vary a great deal. Marquees can also vary.
There is the size, furniture, lighting, flooring, etc. to consider for each client.
Strawberry Marquees provides everything you need for the perfect wedding ceremony.
Get in contact today for a free quote.
Access to the marquee site is restricted, is this a problem?
We have no difficulty moving our marquees into most sites, as they are easily portable.
If there is a site that is over 25m from the nearest access point or is difficult to reach, however, will incur an additional charge.
How much space will I need to set up my Wedding Marquee?
Your guest list, bar, dance floor, and band will affect the space needed.
We can offer advice and guidance once we inspect the site.
What surface is suitable for my wedding marquee?
It is important that the ground allows us to secure the marquee to it directly but there are many surfaces which will allow this.
During the site visit, we will access the ground and let you know if a particular surface is suitable.
Do I need matting?
Matting can improve the look of the setup, but may not be suitable for all events.
For this reason and because it can make it much easier to wear high heels, we generally advise matting for weddings.
A typical dance floor requires matting, while catering tents do not unless specifically requested for.
Should I cut the grass?
This is possible but do it in advance to make sure that it doesn’t stick to the marquee surface, and if you’re not using matting, take away the cuttings.
Do you decorate the wedding marquees?
Do you hire linen, cutlery, generators or toilets?
We have luxury toilets and generators available as well as our marquees.
Kitchen equipment, however, is unavailable.
What is included in the initial quote?
We can include the cost of the marquee (sized to suit), lighting, internal power distribution (sockets for charging, bar catering, and other
features), heating, ivory lining, doors, windows and flooring (sized to suit) in the initial quote.
Additional finishes and equipment are up to you.
When is site meeting necessary?
We must perform a site visit as soon as you get a quote.
The site must be inspected to measure its size and also determine if it is a good environment for a marquee.
Are your marquees lined?
No, they don’t need to be.
If you want, however, you may choose to have it lined.
What about electricity?
Any close-by building should be able to provide power, as you will not need much.
A generator may be required as backup.
For further questions about hiring a marquee or party tent please contact us.
Can I decorate the Wedding marquee myself?
You certainly can.
Your wedding should be designed as you want it to be, and it’s our job to make that happen.
Any advice needed can be given.
Can you suggest venues where to set up my Wedding Marquee?
This depends on where you live.
We can offer suggestions on the best site for a wedding marquee after you have provided us with your location.
How many guests can I seat around a table?
Tables seat between 6 and 12 guests.
You are able to choose a different seating arrangement if you prefer.