Who doesn’t love a good marquee wedding? Let me tell you, they are not old fashioned or cheap wedding venues. Gloucestershire Wedding marquees are not only fabulous for space and feeling like you are outdoors, but they create the most beautiful light no matter what the weather is doing on your wedding day. As a wedding photographer, it is my job to find great places to take your wedding photographs. I know some people worry about a marquee wedding for the dreaded idea of “but what if it rains!?” So I think there are a couple of things to remember: it can be pouring outside, but with a large marquee your guests will spread out inside. Some guests will still huddle outside under gazebos or umbrellas. It can be pouring out, but when you look at your pictures, a good wedding photographer will be able to use the beautiful light to create stunning wedding pictures for you. You will never know it was raining. Don’t believe me yet? Check out this incredible Glastonbury, Somerset wedding. They had an outdoor ceremony (in – the – rain!) and then had a marquee looking over one of their favourite places of all time – Glastonbury Festival. It poured and poured… but with almost all the pictures taken inside the marquee, you wouldn’t know it was raining other that guests sporting wellie boots in fine fashion.
Another fantastic option with a marquee wedding venue is that there are some fantastic areas you can put up a marquee. Some people will choose to have them in a parent’s garden, or some old estates will have them on a lawn for added space to the venue use. Venues such as Pauntley Court give people a beautiful view of the lake from the marquee meaning you can open up the sides and let your guests enjoy the scenery that you fell in love with when booking your wedding day. Hollie and Chris hired the beautiful Drakestone House for their wedding, with the sides open and the guests milling in and out, it created a wonderful space for guests all day long and into the evening.
Marquees are also a blank canvas – literally. You can head to Pinterest and be inspired by what you love and make it your own on the day. I have had clients with balloons, hanging flower wreaths, draping roses and candles – the only limit if your imagination and budget!