Apple Marquees Blog

Welcome to the new Apple Marquee blog pages. We'll be regularly updating this section with news, industry information, some helpful advice and updates on the latest from Apple Marquee Hire.

Marquee Bars

22nd March 2020

The marquee is set-up and the invites are out but what went in to deciding the type of bar you'd have? We look at some of the options of bars available for your marquee party or event.

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Catering For A Wedding

12th February 2020

When considering all the aspects and fundamental elements that go in to making your day special, catering has to be one of the top three considerations. Click here to read our insights in to catering for a wedding...

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Wedding Table Decoration - finishing touches

6th November 2019

Take a look at some of the finest examples wedding table decorations by clicking here. We've ensembled some beautiful examples of recent table decorations for wedding's we've provided within our marquee wedding tents. Let us help in your putting the finishing touches to your special day together, we've years of experience and our advice is free.

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Clear Span Marquees

25th October 2019

Need a marquee to house your function, event or to add some extra sparkle to your party? Then check out our latest blog post on our Clear Span Marquees. These metal framed structures are fast to put together and can be cater for big numbers or small.

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Halloween Party Ideas

22nd October 2019

Getting into the party spirit for Halloween? If so, you need to check out our latest blog post detailing Halloween party colour schemes, pumpkin carving fun and decor to keep us all spooked.

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A Marquee for Schools

30th September 2019

September is here, and that can only mean one thing for us mums! Summer time has passed, the uniform shopping has been done and the new school term begins. This is a whole new world to me! My daughter is 4 ½ years old so the 5th September was in fact her first day at big school. Fortunately for me, she has been super excited about it for ages and ages. We are lucky enough to be able to walk to school, and on the day she ran all the way there, and then sauntered off into her classroom (or should I say new adventure) without a care in the world. Thank god.

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Spring Is In The Air

15th March 2019

So, spring is in the air! We can officially wave goodbye to the winter blues and say hello to a little more sunshine, hopefully! The days are longer once again, and even though the rain hasn’t totally disappeared, life does in fact seem brighter right?!

Daffodils are springing up all over the place and signalling to us that it’s now time to get focused on this years plans! Our gardens are coming to life all over the UK so let’s make use of our own private bit of outdoor space! The grass needs cutting so dust off your lawn mower, take the covers off your garden furniture, and get that giant trampoline back in full view of your kitchen window!

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December is Here - Tis the Season!

4st December 2018

December is here, and whether you’re throwing a party for your friends, family, or work colleagues, a marquee could be just the venue you’ve been after! A Christmas party is a great opportunity for some festive fun and socialising with friends and colleagues.

Marquees are not just for summer events, they are used all year round. It is fantastic to be warm inside when it is cold outside and our indirect heaters can keep you warm and cosy as you party through the winter!

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Fireworks & Bonfire Night

1st November 2018

Come November, people all over the UK will be lighting bonfires, attending torch processions and enjoying firework displays. And, let’s not forget the sparklers and toffee apples! This is all in celebration of ‘Bonfire Night’ which is officially 5th November.

Some of us might host our own small fireworks party in our gardens at home, while some cities, towns and villages often have larger organised displays with bonfires, fun fairs and entertainment for all.

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Top tips for organising a Halloween Party

15th October 2018

First things first, keep things simple. You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations to throw an impressive Halloween party – just stick to a simple colour scheme with bright, bold colours. Classic Halloween colours are black, white and orange. To give your Halloween party a funky, modern look, you could mix and match your party essentials like tablecloths and napkins, cups and plates.

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Marquee Centrepieces

2nd September 2018

Centrepieces help to set the theme of the decorations and bring extra decoration to the room and/or marquee.

What shall I choose for my centrepieces?
Whether it is a wedding, birthday or anniversary party, there are so many ways to showcase a particular theme; you can go big & bold or perhaps choose a subtle approach! Being creative is part of the fun and you can enjoy coming up with unique wedding centrepiece ideas while others may be overwhelmed with the choice. You could use your centrepiece as a extra source of entertainment for your guests (turning table names into a quiz of sorts).

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Back to School

28th August 2018

The back-to-school season is upon us! School summer holidays now draw to a close and throughout August preparations have been underway with parents getting their children ready for the new school term in September. It can be daunting and exciting. Organisation is key, as there are many things to think of! For example, new school shoes & uniform, stationary supplies & books required plus what to pack in your child’s lunch box and the commute to school!

Here are a couple of things you could do to make this experience a little smoother and the start of school that much easier:

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Planning a Children's Party

2nd May 2018

Children's Baloons in a MarqueeA theme is a really useful tool when it comes to designing a kid's party. It means you can be more adventurous with your decoration and entertainment. Hosting a garden party means that there is plenty of outside space to encourage children to be active and run around. There can be lots of places to hide away, and you could create treasure hunts and hidden areas they can discover throughout the party. Here are a few themes we think work really well for garden parties and can suit a wide age range too…

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Garden Parties in a Marquee

3rd April 2018

Summer Garden Party in a MarqueeHopefully the spring and summer warmer weather isn’t too far away, and with that in mind it’s time to start planning your events! Whether it’s your wedding day or anniversary, birthday party, corporate or charity event, or just a long overdue catch up with friends, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into!

Hiring a marquee is a great way to host a party. It can be cost effective if you have the space available and the marquee can be used either as an extension to the house, or as a separate venue within the garden. It is even possible to bring the garden inside with a marquee built over flowerbeds and small trees.

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Wedding Check List

15th March 2018

Planning a wedding is a big deal. There are so many things to organise so having a Check List you can refer to along the way is very useful!


By determining how much money you have available to spend, you can then start to work out the details of your big day, such as...

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Ideas for Wedding Marquees

22nd February 2018

Wedding marquee centrepieces If you need a little help in deciding how you would like your wedding marquee to look, then let us provide you with some inspiration.

There are lots of ideas and options to choose from, and this is what makes your wedding marquee personal to you and your big day! So, once you have decided on pleated or flat linings, round tables, long banquet style tables, dance floors and internal layout, it’s now all about the decorating! More often than not, this is our clients favourite part of the planning process; you get to choose exactly how it looks and you can do as little or as much as you like!

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It's all About the Extras!

8th January 2018

Extras for marquee interiors When it comes to decorating your marquee and setting up for a party there are many things to do and lots of decisions to make! From the interior décor such as bars, furniture and dance floors to the outside extras you may also require such as red carpet, garden lighting or even luxury toilet units.

We understand that a huge part of making your party special is how you personalise your marquee. This is where you can do as much or as little as you like to showcase your theme (if you have one) and using all sorts of extras can help to make it a memorable occasion for all.

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'Tis the Season!

19th December 2017

Christmas Party in MarqueeDecember is here and it’s Christmas Party time! A great opportunity for some festive fun and socialising with friends and colleagues.

Hosting a cracking Christmas Party takes a lot of organising and effort. You have set a date, found a location or venue and worked out your budget. Then there was the decision of whether to have a theme, not to mention the food options and the entertainment!

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