Choosing a marquee wedding venue for your special day will often mean you can enjoy being surrounded by wonderful gardens and scenery while you celebrate and also benefit from having much more flexibility to decorate the space in your style, compared to a large number of indoor settings. We've put together 11 incredible marquee wedding venues across the UK that you have to see!
1. Slaugham Place – West Sussex
Imagine saying your vows under the arched ruins of a breath-taking, Grade II Listed Elizabethan house, then following it by a wedding reception in a modern marquee with all your friends and family. That's exactly what you get at Slaugham Place. Enjoy your wedding breakfast from the comfort of the marquee with the moated ruins as your backdrop. You couldn't ask for a more distinctive wedding venue!
2. Mapperton – Dorset
This stunning Jacobean Manor house has 15 acres of spectacular grounds in which its marquee is situated to make the most of the glorious gardens. Capable of seating 400, you won't have to worry about trimming down your guest list. The marquee is the perfect way to enjoy the best that the summer has to offer.
3. Ham Polo Club – Surrey
Ham Polo Club is a unique and very special venue that comprises an elegant, colonial-style pavilion and a backdrop of thundering hooves as live polo matches entertain your guests. The stunning marquee provides seating for 400 and boasts fantastic views over the pitch and surrounding chestnut trees, and also allows you to open up the sides to enjoy the equine spectacle and let the outside in.
4. Gayton Hall – Norfolk
This imposing Grade II Listed Georgian House is surrounded by rare and stunning spring-fed water gardens and 20 acres of enchanting woodland. The inviting and immaculate grounds are home to the modern marquee which, with its high canopy and generous windows, is a wonderfully bright and airy setting for your wedding reception and has plenty of space for up to 250 guests to enjoy this delightful location.
5. Fontwell Park – West Sussex
Fontwell Park is a charming and prestigious wedding venue which boasts 65 acres of grounds and a great deal of flexibility for both your ceremony and wedding reception. The Paddock Suite marquee is newly refurbished and offers a generous space that couples can decorate how they wish to make the day truly individual. With luxury and glamour at the heart of this venue, you're sure to enjoy this grand marquee setting.
6. Sedgeford Hall – Norfolk
Nestled in the rolling Norfolk countryside, this Grade II Listed country house provides stunning grounds in a wonderfully secluded spot. The marquee is situated next to the romantic, Roman gardens and can comfortably hold 300 guests for your wedding reception. Your nearest and dearest can enjoy their picturesque surroundings from their table before dancing the night away with the stunning country house as a backdrop.
7. Tredudwell Manor – Cornwall
With the Cornish countryside and coast as a backdrop, Tredudwell Manor is quite simply stunning. The manor combines charming traditional and contemporary touches, making for a delightful rural wedding retreat. The modern marquee, set in the picturesque grounds, is light, airy and fitted with white draping and a neutral floor so that couples personalise the space however they please. The possibilities are limitless, with different parts of the grounds specifically designed to cater for marquees of varying size and shape so that your wedding can be truly individual.
8. Tournerbury Woods Estate – Hampshire
Not many wedding venues can boast their own private ocean shoreline. Nor can they offer guests to arrive by helicopter or boat! This idyllic setting is magical place to tie the knot and stands apart from all other outdoor venues. Providing breath-taking views of the woodland and coast, the marquee can seat 200 guests and offers a great opportunity to get creative with the decorations.
9. Rofawr Farm – Carmarthenshire
The grand marquee at this Carmarthenshire farm is the perfect summer wedding venue. Surrounded by the spectacular South-West Wales countryside, the venue boasts incredible views and an unrivalled feeling of privacy and seclusion. The marquee holds 200 and is light and airy, allowing the summer breeze to carry the delightful scents from the fabulous gardens into your guests. If you're looking for a relaxed, summer vibe to your big day, then this marquee venue might just be perfect.
10. Brewerstreet Farmhouse – Surrey
This magnificent Grade I Listed Tudor farmhouse is a truly striking building and, with 200 acres of rolling grounds, is a remarkable setting for your wedding. The marquee allows the light to flood in with its large windows and is set in a secluded spot, providing a romantic feel to your wedding reception. The ivory linings and cream carpet make a brilliant blank canvas so that couples can incorporate their own style and thoroughly enjoy their big day exactly how they want to.
11. Penton Park – Hampshire
This delightful country house is a stunning building in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. The Ballroom leads directly to the marquee which boasts clear panels along one side so that wedding parties can enjoy the spectacular views of the grounds. It's the perfect way to make the most of the summer weather and celebrate with up to 180 guests in a setting that can be decorated entirely to the bride and groom's liking.
So that's our list. 11 of our favourite marquee wedding venues that offer a great chance for you and your guests to enjoy the great outdoors while benefitting from the freedom to decorate the space any way you like to fit your theme. Still looking for some wedding venue inspiration? Why not try our 20 Spectacular Venues for an Outdoor Wedding and get that summer wedding feeling!