Marquee Wedding Experts in Rake


We are a Rake marquee hire company with a reputation for being friendly, trustworthy and professional. 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 diverse marquees and will be able to provide the right one for your wedding. We want to ensure that every detail is correct for your wedding as we know how important the day is.

Whether you have chosen to have a small intimate wedding event, or something on a much larger scale, our stunning wedding marquee will provide a beautiful setting for the memorable occasion in Rake.

No two weddings are the same.

We know how important it is to understand your individual requirements and will make sure that we discuss the details with you to ensure that your individual preferences are met. 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

The wedding planning stage requires that you consider lots of aspects of the design of the wedding venue in Rake.

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 in Rake is one of the most special days of your life and you need to get the right wedding marquee. We can certainly help in this area. Our wedding marquee experts will work with you to implement your vision in terms of the lighting of the venue, flower arrangements, the size of the wedding and the theme.

Your marquee choice will largely come down to how big your wedding is. When positioning our marquees, we can help make the backdrop as stunning as possible by citing in a position to make the most of panoramic views, flowerbeds, water features and trees.

Wedding Guest List

Your guest list is an important aspect of your wedding planning. The number of guests you have will determine the type of marquee you will use in Rake. 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 marquees can cater 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 Rake.

Wedding Styles and Marquee Types

Every couple has a different style in mind for their big day.

There are lots of different types of wedding styles, wedding themes and marquees.

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. Our modern, luxury and bespoke wedding marquees can be fitted to any occasion in Rake.

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

We have different styles, sizes and prices of marquee here at Strawberry Marquees. Including:

  • 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 Rake provide you with everything you need to plan and enjoy an amazing wedding day. We provide wedding marquee hire and event planning support throughout the year.

Our wedding solutions are available all year round.

We can provide additional equipment with your marquee, or even just hire out equipment on its own. We know that many customers in Rake prefer to have one supplier and one point of contact, hence the integration of the supply and installation of the marquee equipment accessories with a marquee supply and erection.

Get a free no obligation quote by getting in touch today.

Get a Quote Call us 07548 384 535

Some of the other equipment, accessories and additional services we can provide are:


Table and Chair Hire

We can provide you with tables and chairs for indoor and outdoor areas in Rake.

  • 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 heaters can run for up to 14 hours, depending on the heater model, and are controlled by thermostats.

Marquee Lighting Hire

Lighting is an important element of the ambience you create in a marquee. Setting appropriate lighting can set the scene for your wedding in Rake. The lighting that you choose for the wedding reception party will be very different from that used at a wedding breakfast or even during the wedding banquet.

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

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

Marquee flooring

Marquee flooring comes in different types and styles, with grass being the cheapest. It’s not always possible to find a suitable place for marquee on grass in Rake, and sometimes couples don’t want a grass floor anyway. 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.

Other options you can choose from include:

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

Our green, blue, vermilion, beige and grey carpets can be used on the interior and exterior of the marquee in Rake, and we can create extensions of your space outside the marquee, entrance areas and walkways.

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

Generator Hire

It’s normally important to have a generator along with your marquee. The DJ will need electricity, and you may also need lighting and heating. We will supply a generator that is suitable for you including:

  • 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 Rake we provide various options when it comes to luxury loo rental units and can help you choose one that is suitable for your wedding. Our wedding venue toilets are affordable and will keep your wedding guests comfortable with a luxurious environment at your venue.

Advantages of Hiring a Marquee for Your Wedding

We are more than just a service to hire marquees. We are passionate about providing the best marquee packages for any event. Here are some of the reasons people opt for a marquee for their wedding in Rake: Unparalleled flexibility of layout and size. As many guests as you wish to invite The marquee can be designed to fit your theme and be exactly how you want it

Privacy

A better value option than a hotel-based wedding Removes location problem

Wedding Marquee Hire Advice

in Rake, we suggest that 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 thorough test of the lighting, heating and other systems before the big day in Rake so that you don’t have any nasty surprises. Have a read through the FAQ section below for more advice, answers and guidance to help you hire the right marquee for your wedding day.

Five Steps to Your Flawless Wedding Marquee


Step 1 – Site Visit

The next step after the quote is to organize a site visit in Rake at a mutually convenient time. 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

Our experts will work with you to understand your vision and plan the layout and theme of the marquee in Rake. 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 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

The wedding budget is an important part of the process. If you didn’t already have a budget, we will help you come up with one that is suitable in Rake.

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 handle all of the design and planning work, working with you to get all of the functional and design specifications right so that you are delighted with your marquee wedding venue.

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. It is our responsibility to ensure that every aspect of the planning process is smooth in Rake. Let go and enjoy basking in the attention, interacting with your wedding guests.

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 Rake. We are available whenever you need us to come and view a potential wedding venue site. 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 know marquees, and we know weddings. All of our advice is backed up by the experience we have. Every proposal we provide you will be clear, transparent and easy to understand, with your requirements Incorporated in a personalized approach in Rake.

All work is covered by our trusted guarantees

We will ensure that all of your guests are safe and well looked after throughout the wedding and we have a history of delivering projects to give you confidence in that fact. However, you can also have peace of mind knowing that we are fully insured and offer guarantees on our services from start to finish.

Team of honest, friendly and reliable staff

You will quickly come to know that our staff at Strawberry Marquees in Rake 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

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

At Strawberry Marquees, what you see is what you get. Our packages and equipment are top of the range, and we are honest about pricing, packages and everything you should expect from 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 Rake. Our online quote system can get you a wedding marquee quote today, with no commitment needed. After just 10 minutes we will receive your inquiry and check our available dates – then we can set you up with a free consultation appointment at a time that suits you.

What we need to know about Your Wedding

We need to make sure you can enjoy a perfectly planned day, so we need to take some time to understand what you want for your wedding. It is relevant that you provide us with the necessary information to help you make an informed decision about your wedding marquee in Rake.

We will require the following information:

  • 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

If there’s anything else you want us to know, including additional information or requests, make sure to submit that as well.

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?



We have Modern Wedding Marquees, Bespoke Wedding Marquees, Luxury Wedding Marquees, Canopy Marquees, Frame Marquees, Entrance Marquees, and Heated Marquees, etc, ranging from 3.6mx3.6m to 9mx27m.

Can marquees be used all year-round for weddings?



Marquees can be used all year-round weddings. But it’s still important to consider whether the site and the weather on the day will be suitable.

By checking these things in advance, you can make sure that you don’t choose a site with very strong winds and you have the option to change locations.

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 make sure your guests are comfortable in colder weather.

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?



The marquee may not be able to withstand very harsh weather, and windy and rainy conditions can make for an unpleasant outdoor experience.

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

Are your marquees waterproof?



They are but the ground itself presents water risk in the event of heavy rain and less than optimal soil conditions.

You can add hard floor and carpet, but this can be expensive.

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



The perfect time for a booking is difficult to determine.

Still, if you tell us the date you are planning for the wedding, we can tell you whether this is available, and you can book it if you want.

How long does it take to erect a wedding marquee?



This will be determined by the marquee 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?



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.

It is recommended you have a generator ready to take over in case there a power cut.

Do uplighters provide enough light?



Uplighters are appropriate if you want a simple atmospheric effect.

They don’t have enough light for a well-lit party.

How safe are your wedding marquees?



Our marquees are 100% fire resistant.

They are constructed solely from materials that meet British Standard specifications.

Does Strawberry Marquees have insurance cover?



Public and product insurance are both included in Strawberry Marquees’ coverage.

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 is no fear of permanent 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. The same applies to marquees.

There are many factors to consider, including size, furniture, lighting, and flooring for each wedding.

We can meet all your requirements for your ideal wedding ceremony.

Get in contact today for a free quote.

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



It’s not 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?



Factors such as your guest list, bar, dance floor, and band will determine the size needed.

We can offer advice and guidance once we inspect the site.

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.

We will check the ground during our site visit and tell you whether it will work.

Do I need matting?



The ground might look better with matting, but this is up to you.

We advise matting for weddings, as it can allow high heels to be worn more easily.

You will need matting for a dance floor, although you might not need it for a catering tent.

Should I cut the grass?



You may but the cuttings must be taken away if you’re not using matting, and make sure to cut it well in advance so the grass doesn’t stick to the marquee.

Do you decorate the wedding marquees?



Yes, we do.

Do you hire linen, cutlery, generators or toilets?

Along with marquees, we have generators and luxury toilets.

We do not, however, hire kitchen equipment.

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).

Your choice and needs will dictate all other finishes and equipment.

When is site meeting necessary?



this is done right after you get the quote.

We will need to assess the size and environment of the location to make sure the site is suitable for a marquee.

Are your marquees lined?



They do not need to be lined.

If you prefer a lined marquee you can select one.

What about electricity?



Any close-by building should be able to provide power, as you will not need much.

A backup generator might be required.

Please contact us if you have any questions about hiring a marquee or party tent.

Can I decorate the Wedding marquee myself?



Of course!

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

You can rely on us for advice and assistance.

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



This depends on your area

We can give you suggestions for the location of the wedding marquee once you get in contact.

How many guests can I seat around a table?



A table can take as many as 12 guests and as few as 6 guests.

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