Wedding reception with exchange of vows
The occasion was a wedding ceremony and party.
The challenge was to create a space that would serve both:
- for bride and groom to exchange vows watched by seated guests (the registry office was small and the bride didn't want to exclude people from the wedding)
- AND for a seated reception with dancing that would go on till late
The solution: a large 40' x 80' clearspan marquee was split into two sections by a reveal screen. The exchange of vows took place in the first 40' x 20' section with the dining and dancing part of the tent hidden until after the ceremony, when the reveal was removed and the whole tent could be used for the reception. The marquee also needed to flexible enough to accomodate a musical recital.
All photos courtesy of Fiona Kelly
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Marquee set up with lines of chiavari chairs in a sectioned off area for the exchange of wedding vows
Bride and groom exchange vows inside the marquee. Behind them the reveal screen separates off the dining section of the marquee
The reception marquee
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The groom makes his speech. The ruched lining marks where the reveal split off the two sections of the marquee
Elegant table decoration, charming flowers by The Real Cut Flower Garden and clever table names — add table to complete the word.
Contact us if you would like to find out more about wedding marquee hire.