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Classic wedding tent with vintage accents

The occasion was a wedding reception with dancing.

The challenge was to create spaces for a wedding breakfast, for dancing and for a chillout section; and also to take advantage of beautiful views at Hampden House near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The weather in October was also a concern, as the marquee was at some distance from the house.

The solution: first, two clearspan marquees were joined to create two separate sections — one for the wedding breakfast, and one for a chillout / reception area.

Then, the main dining section was split again by a reveal screen into two more sections — one for dining and one for dancing. The dance section — lent a different sparkly character by a starlight ceiling — was hidden behind the reveal screen during the meal for a surprise element.

Clear panoramic windows on three external sides of the structure took advantage of the views and created a light, airy feel.

As for the weather, an extra-long walkway with matting to cover the ground was set up at the last minute when the weather forecast looked uncertain to protect guests walking to the wedding tent.

The best photos courtesy of Guy Hearn

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Guests watch the wedding ceremony

Tent interior ready for the reception: at the far end, a dance floor with starlight ceiling

Two sections of the wedding tent

The two sections of the wedding tent: reception area right, and chillout area left. Panoramic windows all round exposed gorgeous views and created a bright space

Vintage items

Vintage items in the entrance porch — a pointy topped Chinese Hat tent

Chillout tent section

Chillout section with vintage furniture

A long walkway

Guest streaming into the marquee through a long walkway

Wedding breakfast in full swing

Tent wedding reception in full swing

Marquee lighting

Marquee lighting comes into its own as day turns to night.

Dance section of the wedding tent

Bride and groom open the dancing in the dance section, which has a whole different feel thanks to the starlight ceiling

Pretty heart decoration

Pretty heart decoration

Floral centrepiece with James Bond themed table names

Floral centrepiece with James Bond themed table names

Marquee exterior

Marquee exterior

Before

The before photo, with panoramic windows to show off the view

Marquee exterior

Caterers Cavendish Events working hard in the catering tent

Preparing a Paella

Caterers Cavendish Events preparing a giant paella

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  • London
  • Sussex
  • Surrey
  • Oxfordshire
  • Kent
  • Hampshire
  • Essex
  • Hertfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire