FAQs and expert advice about tents, tipis & marquees

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Tents, tipis & marquees


Small but perfectly formed

Small but perfectly formed

Q. We're considering having a micro wedding – can you give us some ideas and advice?

A. Barny Lee says: Meet the expert: Barny Lee is the owner and managing director at Barny Lee Marquees, a family-run marquee and furniture hire company based in Somerset covering weddings and events across Southern England and Wales.

Barny says: Couples set on having a marquee wedding can still do so with a small, intimate gathering. Flexibility in wedding planning has been a buzz word over the past year and something that we are used to, but not quite to the extreme that Covid-19 has shown us! A marquee is a perfect choice if you want to host a small, intimate wedding this summer because they allow the option to add extra space to help accommodate guests.

Marquees can fit into a surprisingly small space and are fantastic if you want to have a church or outdoor ceremony followed by a reception at home, or in a field, with the advantage that you can create your timetable for the day, and pick preferred suppliers.

The best bit of advice that we can offer is to use the expertise that your chosen marquee hire company has because they'll have endless experience and can help you realise your dreams. At Barny Lee Marquees, we offer free advice and guidance to all couples who are interested in having a marquee wedding and love helping them navigate their way through their planning journey to create a magical space, no matter how big or small, to celebrate their union.

Barny Lee, Barny Lee Marquees