Marquee wedding checklist

Timsbury Manor is a marquee wedding venue, set in the heart of the Test Valley. We offer our couples the freedom to make the most of our site by creating the marquee wedding of their dreams. The best way to do this, is by leaving you with a blank canvas on which to build your very own unique day.

This can however, seem a daunting task – not only do you have to think about invitations, dresses, flowers and table plans but the list grows with a marquee wedding so here, we provide a quick and simple checklist of the main things to remember.

ensure to get a few quotes to compare prices and check things like tables, chairs and lining are included so you know you are comparing like for like. We don’t require the marquee to have wooden flooring so this is entirely your choice and you won’t need a generator as we supply all the electrical supply

whether you are looking for silver service, a traditional wedding breakfast or a casual hog-roast or BBQ,a marquee wedding allows you to choose the exact menu that suits your preferences. Check out or information page for some local companies that have supplied catering to several previous weddings

The wonderful thing about a marquee wedding is that you can have a DJ, a band, a singer or all three! We do not restrict you on this aspect of your day although we must ask that all music stops at 11pm (see our terns and conditions) The marquee dancefloor can be as big or small as you like and lighting is also down to your preferences be it a glitter ball, strobe lighting or glow sticks, we’ve had them all here before!

Outside seating
we offer you a large space outside the marquee for you and your guests to enjoy the surroundings. It is entirely up to you if you want to provide outside seating, hay bales, blankets or any other ideas you have, we are happy to discuss these with you

There is now a wide range of VIP event toilets that can be hired for your marquee wedding, from various local companies. Always check that the size you order is suitable for the number of guests attending your wedding reception

to decorate your marquee inside and out! If you are lucky enough to be able to make your own, this can be great fun but there are also hundreds of places online that sell bunting for reasonable prices

Fairy lights
solar powered lighting for outside is again your choice but you are welcome to drape the surrounding trees with fairy lights of you want to create a soft evening glow

Bell tents
we offer free use of our campsite for two nights for both you and your guests. If you have a caravan or motorhome of your own, feel free to bring it along but there are also companies that can come in and set up a bell tent for you with a touch of class for the special occasion!

The main thing to remember is that you can do what you like! We pride ourselves in being a venue that does not take over or dictate any aspect of your day. We are not affiliated with any companies and nor do we take commission from any suppliers. This gives us and you, complete freedom to do exactly what you like to achieve the day you dreamt of.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to our venue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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