Marquee Wedding Experts in Lewes
We are a professional, trustworthy and friendly marquee hire company here in Lewes. At Strawberry Marquees, we specialise in providing and erecting freestanding marquees for corporate events, private parties, weddings, TV and film, fairs and festivals. No matter what your outdoor event may be, or the purpose of hire, Strawberry Marquees can provide you with a marquee for all occasions.
We have different types of marquee, in different sizes, to fit your wedding. We know how important your wedding is and we want everything to be exactly how it should be.
Our wedding marquee will provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding in Lewes, whether you have chosen a small intimate event or something much bigger.
Every wedding occasion is unique.
That’s why we will work closely with you and discuss all your specific requirements to make sure that everything is how you desire 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.
Areas we cover
Barcombe Littleworth Spithurst Chailey Chiddingly Broomham Golden Cross Gun Hill Holmes Hill Muddles Green Thunders Hill Upper Dicker Whitesmith East Chiltington East Hoathly With Halland Firle Glynde and Beddingham Hamsey Cooksbridge Offham Hassocks Ditchling Streat Westmeston Iford Kingston Near Lewes Newick Plumpton Rodmell Southease St Ann Without Wivelsfield Green
Complete Wedding Marquee Design
During the wedding planning process in Lewes there are lots of things to consider, and one important aspect is the design and arrangement of the venue.
You should consider:
- Reception area
- Banqueting space
- Dance floors
- Seating areas
- Colour schemes
- Table decoration
You may have specific requirements and tastes for each different aspect of the design, and these can be catered for in the planning stage.
Choosing the Right Wedding Marquee for Your Wedding
Your wedding in Lewes is your special day and it is important that you choose the right wedding marquee for your big day. This is where we come in. Our wedding experts have a tremendous amount of experience putting together wedding venues and can help you to get the acoustics, lighting, decor and functionality just how you need it.
The size of your wedding will determine the type of marquee that is suitable. Our marquees can be positioned to incorporate natural elements such as trees, flowerbeds, water features or stunning panoramic views.
Wedding Guest List
A lot of the decisions that you make during your wedding planning stage flows from your guest list. The number of guests you have will determine the type of marquee you will use in Lewes. We can cater for your wedding whether you have 50 guests, 100 guests, or over 250 guests.
Our wedding marquees can cater for:
- 50 guests
- 100 guests
- Around 150 guests
- 200+ guests
Get in touch today to find out what our different packages include in Lewes.
Wedding Styles and Marquee Types
Every couple has a picture of what they want to create for their wedding.
As a result, there are different marquee types and wedding themes to choose from.
Whether you want the classic modern-day wedding style, a luxurious ceremony filled with glitz and glamour or a custom design specially made for you, Strawberry Marquees has it all. From modern wedding marquees to bespoke luxury wedding marquees, we have it all in Lewes.
Our heated marquees, frame marquees, canopy marquees and entrance marquees are all available for your convenience, to make your wedding venue fit the image of how you want it to be.
Marquee Types, Sizes and Price List
At Strawberry Marquees we can cater for any wedding through our different styles, sizes and wedding marquee prices. 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 Lewes are designed to provide you with everything you need to make your wedding a stunning occasion. We provide wedding marquee hire and event planning support throughout the year.
Our wedding solutions are available all year round.
We can provide you with accessories and equipment for your event with or without a marquee. 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 Lewes.
We can also help by providing the following:
Table and Chair Hire
We have a wide range of tables and chairs in Lewes that can be used in indoor areas of your wedding event, or outside.
- 5-foot roundtable with eight chairs
- 5’6” roundtable with 10 chairs
- 6-foot roundtable with 12 chairs
Marquee Heating Hire
Whether you want heaters to warm up chilly summer evenings or are looking to run a wedding event in the winter months. We can provide you with the event heating solutions to keep your guests warm. All our heaters are thermostatically controlled and can run up to 14 hours, depending on the model.
Marquee Lighting Hire
The lighting of the marquee can make a big difference to the ambience. Getting your lighting appropriate can really set off the wedding in Lewes. 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
We provide different marquee flooring options, but placing a marquee on the grass is the cheapest way to do it. It’s not always possible to find a suitable place for marquee on grass in Lewes, and sometimes couples don’t want a grass floor anyway. Matting is an excellent alternative to grass, as it is simple, durable versatile. Matting or coconut matting involves using traditional coir flooring mats which are made from the husk of the coconut.
Other flooring options 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 Lewes.
To enquire about our carpet colours and marquee themes get in touch today.
Generators are often an important part of hiring a marquee. A generator may be required for the DJ, heating and lighting. We provide affordable generators that come 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
Our luxury loo rental service in Lewes will ensure that the units are appropriate to your wedding and that your guests are comfortable. 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. We provide packages for all sizes of wedding, and it is our mission to make sure that you get the right marquee for your occasion. Here are some of the top reasons that people choose marquee wedding venues in Lewes: Great flexibility in terms of layout and numbers. As many guests as you want You can choose to decorate the marquee how you want it
A better value option than a hotel-based wedding Can be cited wherever you want
Wedding Marquee Hire Advice
As experts in marquees in Lewes we recommend Wedding couples take a look at different pictures of the available marquees and equipment You should engage the services of a professional marquee hire company Ensure that everything is working before the big day in Lewes, so that you know that lighting, heating and anything else is ready for your wedding reception. Take a look at the frequently asked questions below to find out more about hiring a marquee for your wedding day.
Five Steps to Your Flawless Wedding Marquee
Step 1 – Site Visit
Following a quotation, we will come and see the site in Lewes for the marquee at a time that suits you. We need to make sure that the site is suitable for a marquee, and that we can do what you want to do.
Step 2 – Decide a Layout and Theme
Our experts will work with you to understand your vision and plan the layout and theme of the marquee in Lewes. If you want to be involved in the layout and theme process, we will work with you to ensure that we capture all your specific desires into your special day. If you choose to leave it to us, rest assured that will make your day more memorable than you ever imagined.
Step 3 – Plan a Budget
You need to detail all the elements of the budget for your wedding. We will help you understand your budget requirements if you haven’t detailed out everything yet and guide you on the costs of the different elements of the day in Lewes.
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 use you as a guide to help us understand the different design specifications and themes you want, and then we’ll go ahead and deliver your dream wedding.
Step 5 – Relax and let us take the Strain
It’s your big wedding day. Relax and let us take the strain. We get all the planning and processes in place so that you can have a smooth wedding day in Lewes. Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best days of your life.
No obligation site survey at your convenience
We work on weekends as well as during the week and can provide you with a free consultation for your wedding in Lewes. We are available whenever you need us to come and view a potential wedding venue site. Phone us up and we will come when you need us.
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 team of designers has the required expertise and experience for wedding marquees. Our advice and recommendations are based on years of experience and we don’t have to guess at things. We take a personalised approach to proposals in Lewes, ensuring that everything is clear and transparent, and that we tell you what you need to know for your wedding.
All work is covered by our trusted guarantees
We follow best practice health and safety procedures and will always keep you and your guests safe throughout the day. We also provide you with guarantees and ensure that we are insured to the level we need to be covered, providing you with full peace of mind.
Team of honest, friendly and reliable staff
Our staff at Strawberry Marquees in Lewes are friendly, hospitality professionals who will go the extra mile to ensure you have an unforgettable day and that your guests are catered for in a fabulous atmosphere.
High specification finish on all our marquees
Our wedding marquees are all of a really high specification and have fantastic details and equipment incorporated into them including for the decor, lighting, flooring, layouts and wedding equipment.
No hidden extras
At Strawberry Marquees, what you see is what you get. We make it clear exactly how much different packages will cost, what you can expect and what we will deliver.
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. We’ll work from the details you give us for your wedding day in Lewes. 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
We care about getting you the wedding you have imagined, so will need as many details as you can give us about the big day. It’s important that you give us all the information needed to choose the perfect marquee in Lewes.
The details we need are:
- 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
Any other relevant information or special wishes should also be included.
Wedding Marquee Hire FAQ’s
What are your top tips for couples on deciding if a marquee is right for the day?
In order to know if a marquee is right for your day, you have to consider several factors including: your budget, if you have a special location in mind, if you want to be involved in the entire process, if you want to have the freedom to change the size of your function space, and if you are confident about your choice of marquee supplier.
What styles of wedding marquee are available?
Our smallest marquees are 3.6m², and the largest are 9x27m, with a choice between modern, bespoke, and luxury wedding marquees, and canopy marquees, frame marquees, entrance marquees, and heated marquees.
Can marquees be used all year-round for weddings?
Marquees can be used at any wedding season. However, you should take note of anything that might be an issue, such as the weather forecast for the day and the suitability of the site.
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?
You can make sure your marquee is warm enough of.
We can take steps to make sure your friends and family are nice and cosy throughout the wedding, no matter what the season.
Our heating charges are based on fuel, not on the heating units, and so we always have extra heaters, as well as a backup ready to go.
How will the wedding marquee cope with at adverse weather conditions?
In extreme conditions, traditional marquees may not hold up, while on a smaller scale, torrential rain and windy conditions can result in a noisy marquee and muddy grounds in excess rain.
It is therefore important to check the weather forecast before setting a date.
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.
Nevertheless, it’s important to give us your best estimate for the date, so you can make a booking if we have a date available.
How long does it take to erect a wedding marquee?
This will vary depending on size.
The marquee is generally erected on to three days in advance and taking down a day after the event takes place.
How do I know what size of marquee I’ll need for my wedding?
You will need to provide your full guest list and other information including if you want a dance floor, bar, DJ area, etc which will then be used to determine the marquee size that will be most appropriate.
How much room does a disco take up?
A good measurement is to allow 5 foot for the width of one side of the dance floor.
Do we need a generator?
You do need one.
It is recommended you have a generator ready to take over in case there a power cut.
Do uplighters provide enough light?
Uplighters are perfect for an atmospheric feeling to your event.
They are unsuitable for a brightly lit event.
How safe are your wedding marquees?
Our marquees are totally fire resistant.
The materials they are made from are all created to British Standard specifications.
Does Strawberry Marquees have insurance cover?
We’re covered for public and product insurance.
While the marquee is under hire, the customer must provide insurance for damage, both for the marquee and equipment, and theft.
Could a marquee damage cables or pipes running underneath?
We use steel pegs to keep the marquee stable and these could damage drainage cables or pipes under the ground.
Any underground services of this nature mean you must inform us so we can avoid them.
Will your marquees damage our garden?
There is no reason to be worried about lasting damage.
Although the grass underneath the marquee can fade, it will not take long to get back to the way it was before.
How much does it cost to hire a wedding marquee?
Weddings can vary a great deal. Marquees can also vary.
Size, furniture, lighting, and flooring can change for every client.
Strawberry Marquees provides everything you need for the perfect wedding ceremony.
Contact us today for an accurate quote.
Access to the marquee site is restricted, is this a problem?
The marquees are easy to transport, and we can move them into almost any site.
However, we will add a charge for any site that is very difficult to access or is over 25m from the access point.
How much space will I need to set up my Wedding Marquee?
It depends on your guest list, bar, dance floor, and band.
After inspecting the site, we can help you decide.
What surface is suitable for my wedding marquee?
Although marquees can be set up on different surfaces, we do need to secure them to the ground.
Part of the site visit involves checking the ground to make sure it’s suitable.
Do I need matting?
You will need to decide whether matting suits your event, but it can the better.
We advise matting for weddings, as it can allow high heels to be worn more easily.
Dance floors should be supported by matting, but a catering tent might be able to go without.
Should I cut the grass?
You can, but be sure to cart away the cuttings and if you’re not using matting, avoid cutting it too close to the event as the grass tends to stick to the marquee surface.
Do you decorate the wedding marquees?
Do you hire linen, cutlery, generators or toilets?
Along with marquees, we have generators and luxury toilets.
Kitchen equipment, however, is unavailable.
What is included in the initial quote?
The initial quote for a wedding marquee includes the marquee (sized to suit), lighting, internal power distribution (sockets for charging, bar, catering and other features), heating, softly pleated ivory lining, doors, windows and flooring (sized to suit).
You can tell us if there are any other finishes or equipment on your wish list.
When is site meeting necessary?
We must perform a site visit as soon as you get a quote.
We need to measure the site and check whether it is suitable for a marquee.
Are your marquees lined?
If you prefer a lined marquee you can select one.
What about electricity?
Power can be sourced from a building nearby, as you should not need very much.
You might need a backup generator.
If you have any of the questions about hiring a marquee or one of our party tents, get in touch.
Can I decorate the Wedding marquee myself?
We want your wedding to be remembered just the way you want.
We will provide any necessary advice.
Can you suggest venues where to set up my Wedding Marquee?
This is dependent on your exact location.
Let us know your area, and we will provide suggestions for wedding marquee locations.
How many guests can I seat around a table?
A table can take as many as 12 guests and as few as 6 guests.
You are able to choose a different seating arrangement if you prefer.