Marquee Wedding Experts in West Sussex


We provide friendly wedding marquee hire services in West Sussex with a friendly, trustworthy and professional approach. At Strawberry Marquees we have provided and erected marquees for just about any type of event you can think of including corporate events, private parties, weddings, industrial events, festivals and fairs and so on. 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 various marquee sizes to suit your wedding needs. We know that your wedding is an important day in your life and in that regard, everything must be perfect.

No matter the size of your wedding in West Sussex, whether a small gathering of close family and friends, a large wedding celebration with something in between, rest assured that our beautiful marquee will grace your wedding, making it a truly memorable and unforgettable occasion for you, your spouse and guests.

No two weddings are the same.

We will work closely with you to ensure that every detail of your wedding is just how you want it. Whether you want a stunning modern wedding, or something with a more traditional feel, we will consult with you to understand what it is and provide you with all relevant services.

Complete Wedding Marquee Design

The wedding venue has different areas with different functions, and you need to consider the design and arrangement in the wedding planning process in West Sussex.

These aspects include:

  • Reception area
  • Banqueting space
  • Dance floors
  • Seating areas
  • Stage
  • Colour schemes
  • Table decoration

We can design and put together each of these areas to suit your specific tastes.

Choosing the Right Wedding Marquee for Your Wedding

Your wedding day can be massively enhanced by choosing the right wedding marquee in West Sussex. We are here to help with this stage. Our marquee experts will work with you in order to understand the vision you have in terms of size, guest list, flower arrangements, lighting, colour, reception areas and more.

The size of your wedding will play a big role in the choice of suitable marquee. We can put the wedding marquee in a location that really enhances the backdrop, considering trees in the background, the best views, water features or anything else.

Areas we cover

Albourne             Arundel                Bilsham             Bognor Regis              Burgess Hill        Chichester          Clymping                Crawley             East Grinstead               Ferring         Findon          Flansham             Hassocks              Haywards Heath                Henfield               Horsham              Lancing             Littlehampton                   Middleton-On-Sea             Patching              Poynings              Shoreham-By-Sea            Southwick           Walberton          Worthing

Wedding Guest List

It’s important that you get your guest list right when you are trying to plan a successful wedding. The marquee you hire in West Sussex will be largely down to the number of guests you choose to invite. Our company is more than capable of catering to any number of guests whether they are in the lower 50s, 70s or even over 200.

Our wedding sizes are suitable for:

  • 50 guests
  • 100 guests
  • Around 150 guests
  • 200+ guests

Phone us today to find out more about how we can cater for your guests in West Sussex.

Wedding Styles and Marquee Types

Every wedding couple has their own ideas about how they want their day to pan out.

As a result, there are different marquee types and wedding themes to choose from.

Whether you want a highly glamorous wedding occasion, something more traditional and understated, or something bespoke designed with a specific theme, we can help get things right for you at Strawberry Marquees. We have any type of marquee that you could be looking for in West Sussex.

Our range of marquees includes frame marquees, canopy marquees, heated marquees and entrance marquees that can be incorporated into your occasion.

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. These include:

  • 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 West Sussex are designed to provide you with everything you need to make your wedding a stunning occasion. Our wedding marquee hire solutions are available throughout the whole year.

Our wedding solutions are available all year round.

We can provide equipment hire with or without a marquee. When erecting your marquee in West Sussex, we can install all of the audio-visual and other equipment required as we know it’s easier to get everything done by one company.

Get in touch today for your free no obligation quote.

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We can also help by providing the following:


Table and Chair Hire

We have different sizes of tables and chairs available for hire for indoor and outdoor use in West Sussex.

  • 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 have a winter wedding event, or just want to warm up the air during a chilly summer evening, Strawberry Marquees has a range of heating options to suit your event. Our heaters run off thermostats and can heat for up to 14 hours depending on the model chosen.

Marquee Lighting Hire

Lighting makes a big impression on the outlook of the marquee. Appropriate lighting can really set off your wedding in West Sussex. A wedding breakfast and a night-time wedding reception will have completely different lighting to create a different ambience.

We have a number of wedding lighting options for you to select:

  • Disco ball lighting
  • Starlight cloth ceiling
  • LED fairy lights

Marquee flooring

There are different options for marquee flooring, grass being the cheapest option. Erecting the marquee on grass is not always a viable option in West Sussex, and in some cases, the couple are against the grass floor option. Matting is an excellent alternative to grass, as it is simple, durable versatile. Traditional coir floor mats, manufactured from the husk of coconut, is normally known as matting or coconut matting.

Other flooring options include:

  • Carpet on hard flooring
  • Hard flooring
  • Wooden hard flooring

Our marquee carpets are available in blue, green, grey, beige and vermilion, and can be used in West Sussex to form outdoor extensions of your marquee space, entranceways and walkways.

Call us today to find out more about our carpets and the colours available.

Generator Hire

Generators are often an important part of hiring a marquee. They are required for heating, lighting and the music. The generator we supply to you will be affordable and come with:

  • Free setup and demonstration delivery
  • A backup generator
  • Filled tank of fuel and additional fuel for small fee
  • Unlimited hour hire
  • Insurance
  • Late-night collection – for unsecured sites

Luxury Loo Hire

At Strawberry Marquees in West Sussex we provide you with luxury loo rental that is suitable for your event. 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’re not just a marquee hire service. Our mission is to serve our clients with the best marquee packages for events of all sizes. There are lots of great reasons to consider using a marquee venue for your wedding in West Sussex: Unparalleled flexibility of layout and size. No limits on the number of guests You choose the design and decor and have complete control

Privacy

Normally more affordable than having a wedding at a hotel Opens up new locations

Wedding Marquee Hire Advice

As experts in marquees in West Sussex we recommend Couples should always ask to see pictures of different marquees and equipment options. You should only hire from a trusted marquee hire service 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 West Sussex. Take a look at the questions and answers below for more tips, guidance and advice on hiring a wedding marquee.

Five Steps to Your Flawless Wedding Marquee


Step 1 – Site Visit

Following a quotation, we will come and see the site in West Sussex for the marquee at a time that suits 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

We will work with you to understand all of your ideas for themes, layout and plan the marquee for your wedding in West Sussex. 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 don’t want to be too involved, then we will work on the planning and you can have peace of mind that we have a massive amount of experience delivering exceptional wedding venues.

Step 3 – Plan a Budget

You need to detail all the elements of the budget for your wedding. If your budget is not nailed down, we will consult with you in West Sussex to help you understand the various costs involved in the wedding venue to help you understand how much you need to budget.

Step 4 – Design Your Perfect Marquee Event

Next, if you wish, you can work with our designers to plan the perfect wedding marquee of your dreams. 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 special, once in a lifetime occasion. Relax and let us take the strain. It is our responsibility to ensure that every aspect of the planning process is smooth in West Sussex. Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best days of your life.

No obligation site survey at your convenience

We can consult with you to understand what you need and could even do appointments on weekends in West Sussex. We can come and consult with you when you are choosing a wedding venue for your marquee. Just give us a call.

Get a Quote Call us 07548 384 535

Why Choose Strawberry Marquees for your Wedding


For a beautiful, stress-free, elegant and well-managed wedding ceremony, look no further than Strawberry Marquees. There are lots of good reasons to hire your marquee from Strawberry Marquees.

Detailed, no nonsense, tailored proposals

We are experienced professionals who know how to do marquee weddings. All of our advice is backed up by the experience we have. We take a personalised approach to proposals in West Sussex, 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

You can engage us confident in the knowledge that we know what we’re doing, and we’ll be efficient and safe in our working practices. To ensure you have full peace of mind, we also carry insurance and offer you service guarantees

Team of honest, friendly and reliable staff

You will quickly come to know that our staff at Strawberry Marquees in West Sussex are focused on ensuring you have a fabulous wedding day and that you are well looked after throughout the event, delivering services with reliability, honesty and in a friendly manner.

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

We make sure that you get a fully transparent process when dealing with strawberry Marquees. We are honest in our dealings in terms of costs, packages, expectations and deliverables.

Get Your Online Wedding Marquee Quote Today

Your perfect wedding could come true with our careful designs and management. All we need is your wish list for your wedding and we can start coming up with a plan in West Sussex. Get your online no obligation wedding marquee quote today. 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. You should be able to choose a marquee in West Sussex that suits your needs and giving us some information about your plans can help with this.

The information we need includes the following:

  • 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

As well as any other information or requests you deem necessary about your specific wishes.

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?



You can choose between marquee styles such as modern, bespoke, and luxury wedding marquees, as well as canopy, frame, entrance, and heated marquees, and sizes between 3.6m² and 9x27m.

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.

These preparations can help you see whether you might need to change the site of the marquee if it’s in an area with too much wind.

Is it possible to ensure that marquees are warm enough for winter weddings?



Warmth shouldn’t be a problem.

We are more than capable of keeping your guests warm throughout the ceremony in colder months.

There will be a number of heating units, including a backup, to keep you warm, and only charged on a fuel basis and not per unit.

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 advisable to check the weather for any dates you’re considering for your wedding.

Are your marquees waterproof?



The marquees are waterproof but if there is heavy rain and poor soil, water might seep in underneath.

Hard floor and carpet might be added to help, but this is an additional expense.

How far in advance of the wedding date do I need to hire the marquee?



It is difficult to advise on how early a booking needs to be made.

However, if you have a date in mind, you should inform us so that we can let you know if it is available and when a date is selling out so you can secure it if you wish.

How long does it take to erect a wedding marquee?



Each size of marquee takes a different time.

Usually, the marquee is set up between one and three days before the event it’s needed for and is taken down a day after the event.

How do I know what size of marquee I’ll need for my wedding?



The size will depend on whether you want a dance floor, DJ area or bar, as well as your guest list.

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?



Certainly.

We advise that you provide a generator in case there’s an issue with power supply.

Do uplighters provide enough light?



Uplighters are appropriate if you want a simple atmospheric effect.

They are unable to provide very bright light, however.

How safe are your wedding marquees?



The marquees are completely fire resistant.

British Standard specifications are used for all the materials used to make them.

Does Strawberry Marquees have insurance cover?



Yes, we have 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?



The steel pegs that we use to secure the marquee could cause damage to drainage cables or pipes that are under the ground nearby.

Any underground services of this nature mean you must inform us 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?



Each wedding has different considerations. This is also the case marquees.

Every client has their own needs regarding things like size, furniture, lighting, and flooring.

We can give you everything you need for your dream wedding.

For a complete and accurate quote, get in contact today.

Access to the marquee site is restricted, is this a problem?



Not at all.

We can move the marquees into most sites without any issues.

Customers should note, however, that very difficult access or a site that is more than 25m from the access point will mean an additional charge.

How much space will I need to set up my Wedding Marquee?



It depends on your guest list, bar, dance floor, and band.

We would advise you on what to do after inspecting 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.

We will tell you if the site is suitable after we check it as part of the site visit.

Do I need matting?



Matting can improve the look of the setup, but may not be suitable for all events.

Matting is recommended for weddings, both for this and because it makes wearing high heels more comfortable.

Dance floors should be supported by matting, but a catering tent might be able to go without.

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?



Yes.

Do you hire linen, cutlery, generators or toilets?

Along with marquees, we have generators and luxury toilets.

We do not have kitchen equipment to hire, however.

What is included in the initial quote?



Our initial quote should include the marquee of the size you choose, lighting, internal power distribution including sockets, bar, catering, etc., heating, lining, doors, windows and the correct size of floor.

All other finishes and equipment are subject to choice and necessity.

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?



Not necessarily.

However, we can line them if you want.

What about electricity?



Power can be sourced from a building nearby, as you should not need very much.

A generator might be needed for backup power.

For further questions about hiring a marquee or party tent please contact us.

Can I decorate the Wedding marquee myself?



By all means.

We want your wedding to be remembered just the way you want.

We will assist and advise you when necessary.

Can you suggest venues where to set up my Wedding Marquee?



This depends on your area

Let us know your area, and we will provide suggestions for wedding marquee locations.

How many guests can I seat around a table?



The maximum guests for a table is 12 and the minimum is 6.

Still, you can decide on the seating arrangements you want.