We’ve all done it; we imagined a wedding day drenched in sunshine, canapes handed out on the lawn and ice-cold champagne glasses toasting in celebration. Sadly, for us, the British weather isn’t always on our side when it comes to an outdoor wedding; you can plan the day to perfection, but the weather can make or break an outdoor event. Rather than let rain stop play, a marquee can be a fantastic option as a second location, just in case the rain clouds roll in.
Weather Proofed Marquees
A weather-proofed marquee is a great option to ensure your event is a success whatever mother nature has in store. From flooring that can offer insulation to removeable sides that can be attached the keep the weather at bay, a marquee can offer you a versatile option that can be ready for anything.
Marquees are heavy-duty structures that can even have guttering fitted, so they can cope with wet weather, but you need to keep the outdoor elements out if the weather takes a turn for the worse, so adding sides to your marquee turns it from a sheltered space to a full-on function room.
Marquees can have covered walkways installed to get guests into your venue if your contingency plan needs to come in to play. Matting can be used to protect your guests from muddy surfaces, even when the weathers good it’s a great idea to stop those heels from sinking in too. Plus, if the weather is going to be on the cold side, you can have heaters ready to keep the marquees temperature just right.
Ask your guests to bring umbrellas, or better yet integrate them into your theme, it all adds to the fun. Bring the festival vibes with a pair of wellies for a super chic rainy-day wedding or provide ponchos if your budget doesn’t stretch to covered walkways.
Dramatic skies make for fantastic photographs so why not embrace the weather and after the photos head into your marquee to party the night away. Even if the weather is wet, a marquee wedding can offer a perfectly customised venue for you to celebrate with your nearest and dearest.