Decorating Your Marquee

If you’re hiring a marquee for your wedding, you may be wondering how you’re going to decorate such a blank space. We have a wealth of experience in providing marquee accessories and decor, so for the latest post from Big Top Marquees, we discuss top tips for decorating your marquee.


It goes without saying that the right lighting can bring together the decor of any space. Festoon and traditional fairy lights are great for marquees as they can be used across the ceiling or wrapped around wooden beams (if they are present).

The graceful drapes of a marquee come to life when intertwined with soft lighting and create an air of romance. If you’re looking to make a statement, why not hang a chandelier or statement lighting piece in the centre of your marquee?


Natural decor and accessories have become increasingly popular over the years and look especially great when grouped together. If your budget will allow, why not use a hanging floral centrepiece or a flower wall – perfect for photos and adding air of luxury.

Table Decor

Of course, the decor of your marquee is not only limited to what is around the space and hanging above, and you can also consider a wide variety of table decorations to ensure the theme of your space is pulled together.

Instead of simply numbering your tables, why not name them by things you and your partner love, using chalkboards or inscribed wooden blocks to showcase the name? If you’re music fans you could opt for your favourite bands or album names or even name your tables by the years in which your favourite songs were released. Alternatively, choose the name of holiday destinations you’ve been to, or even some of your favourite things to do, such as “picnic in the park”.

Big Top Marquees

Here at Big Top Marquees, we have been helping happy couples create the perfect space for their big day for many years. Marquees give you the freedom in which to create your perfect venue, without the common restrictions imposed by stately homes and hotels. For more information on our services, please call today on 01933 350 336 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.