Marquee Decoration Styles

Published May 25th 2016 by

Marquees are perfect for hosting weddings or any other special event, whether your guest list is small or large. Choosing the right style of marquee is an important part of getting your event off the ground. However, for many people, it’s what’s inside that counts. Once you know what sort of marquee you want, you need to decide how you want to decorate it. You’re likely to have a theme or style in mind for the whole event, and your wish is for the marquee to reflect that. For example, perhaps you want everything to be traditionally formal, vintage, or more contemporary. Use the tips below to capture the look you’re going for.

Traditional Marquee InTERIOR

Everyone can bring to mind the image of a traditional marquee setup. It’s perfect for a formal garden party. If you choose a traditional marquee, you’ll have plenty of natural light coming in. Before you think about smaller details, decide how you’re going to set up the tables. Many traditional marquees go for long tables with formal place settings. You should ensure you focus on floral arrangements, which can make or break a traditional marquee design. Flowers on the marquee poles and the tables will stand out, but don’t go overboard. Another thing to consider is lighting for the evening. Try a grand chandelier for impact!


Many people want a more modern look for their marquee event. If you want to take the contemporary route, you might want to keep things simple or you may even wish to ramp it up. Smooth lines and neutral colours with splashes of brighter shades can be very eye-catching. People often favour round tables, rather than longer ones, for a more modern event. You can make a feature of the lighting too. Choose something a bit less fussy than you might have for a traditional marquee. For example, you can use strings of fairy lights to create a stunning look… And who could turn down a disco ball?


If you’re keen to give your event a look of luxury, it doesn’t take much to create a lavish setup. Great Gatsby themed weddings and other glamorous events have been very popular over the last few years. It’s easier than you might think to recreate the 1920s style – just don’t hold back. One thing you shouldn’t be without is an eye-catching dance floor, perhaps in chessboard black and white. Try to make as much as you can of the lighting too; you can’t have too many chandeliers. Think of the details that will add a luxury touch. Use feathers, fur (fake, of course), and all things glittery and metallic.


You might want a marquee style that’s more relaxed but still refined. A rustic design keeps things humble but still looks beautiful. Bunting is a must for this interior style, so buy, hire or make some to string up. Accessories with a handmade appearance will fit the theme whether they’re handmade or not. For a really authentic look, you should also consider bringing in rustic elements you might see around a farm or village. Hay bales or wooden signs work fantastically.

You can decorate your marquee however you want to fit in with your event theme. But if you need a little help, our interiors team will be able to work with you and create a breathtaking marquee interior.