The benefits of using Wedding Tents and Marquees

Where do we start? There are so many benefits to hiring a wedding marquee or tent that we can hardly wait to begin:


Hiring a marquee is generally cheaper than hiring a venue. If you have a lovely garden, or a family member is willing to let you use theirs, a wedding tent can be really cost effective. Alternatively, you may have found a wonderful venue but it can’t cater to all your guests – in that case, many venues will let you pitch a marquee in the grounds.


If you opt for a wedding marquee or tent, you’re not tied to the wedding caterers who come with a venue. You can choose the caterer of your dreams. Remember to ask about cooking facilities and to talk to your caterer about what they need – this means they can make the most perfect reception food and you don’t end up paying for equipment they aren’t going to make use of. From smokehouses to nouvelle cuisine, from sharing platters to full formal sit-down meals, we’ve catered every kind of marquee reception possible.

Contemporary or traditional

From yurts and tipis to frame marquees and pop-up domes, the wedding tent has come of age. The traditional wedding tent has many advantages – a classic look especially for vintage weddings, easy to decorate and at the less expensive end of the spectrum. Frame marquees and clear span tents are more modern and have the advantage of having no guy ropes to trip over, and often having windows too. Yurts, tipis and Raj tents all offer a quirky and unusual features that can become the talking point of a wedding reception.


The sky is the limit. You’re not going to be constrained by the venue’s decor, you can hire a liner in your favourite colour, or pick some swags that contrast beautifully with your theme. Blackout linings combine with a starlight ceiling for instant glamour, while homemade bunting, balloons and bunches of wild flowers give a perfect rustic feel.

Whatever you want for your special day, there’s a marquee or tent to make it work. Marquees create a very special atmosphere and as experienced caterers we can create spectacular food to complement your venue or décor.

Devon Catering Limited



Phone: 01271 858505

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