Wedding - faq's
Why should we have a marquee wedding?
You probably already know the answer to this. Marquee receptions are all about freedom. Freedom to have your wedding where and when you choose. Freedom to express your individuality, freedom to choose your favourite caterer, freedom to be involved in the set-up as much or as little as you want, freedom to set your own time limits. The freedom to make the day really yours.
How much will a marquee wedding cost?
The final cost will vary greatly depending on a huge range of variable factors. At Your Events Solution we have always prided ourselves on the fact that every single wedding reception we have done is an individually tailored event. We'll ask you a number of questions to discover what you are looking for and then we will give you a detailed quote. Hint: The time of day that you choose can help keep the cost down. By having a daytime function you can avoid elaborate lighting and possibly escape the need to hire a generator.
What size marquee will I need?
Again the answer to this question depends on what you want. For example, the size of the tables you would like in the marquee will influence the size of the marquee itself. If you plan a formal bridal table, a dance floor, space for a band and so on the marquee needs to be large enough accommodate these without being cavernous. Your Events Solution has the experience to advise you. Hint: You should allow approximately 1.3 square metres per guest for dining. You then need to allow space for things like a dance floor, buffet tables, present tables and entrance space. Don't forget that a formal head table will take up more space than your guests tables.
I have a site in mind. How do I know if it will be suitable?
We will happily come and inspect your site before we prepare our quote. By doing this, we can be sure, and you can be sure we can deliver the marquee you want to the site you've chosen.
Can someone help me with finding a venue?
Your Events Solution has arranged access to some of the most beautiful and secluded venues in each of the areas we are based. Whether you are looking for a venue in the Southern Highlands, around Canberra, Nowra or Newcastle region we can help you find the perfect venue. Go to the "venues" page to see some of the properties we have discovered.
What is the difference between a marquee & a structure?
A marquee is a traditional peg and pole tent. This is the most common and familiar type of pavilion. The ceiling slopes gently downward from a row of tall centre poles to the wall poles. Seen from the outside, the tent's undulations have a soft, curved look. Marquees also use guy ropes to tension and secure the roof. Walls are hung from a line on the inside of the ceiling and held in place on the ground using small pegs. A structure or event pavilion is definitely the premium option. At Your Events Solution we only use genuine Hoecker Pavilions, which have been the industry benchmark for generations. Pavilions are the most flexible and stable form of temporary structure and are ideal for tight spots; they have no guy ropes so need virtually no clearance around its sides, whereas the traditional marquees need at least 2 metres. Our Pavilions can be constructed up to virtually any size, on any surface and can be as narrow as 3 metres wide. An important advantage of the Hoecker Pavilion is that it has no interior poles so the entire floor space is yours to use unobstructed.
Should we have a floor?
Generally the more formal the feel you are looking for, the more important a floor is. If you are planning a relaxed daytime reception in a beautiful garden you may decide not to floor your marquee or you may just lay enough for dancing. By having your guests walking on grass you will really bring the feeling of the garden into your reception. If however you are wanting a more formal, sophisticated style of reception, especially one held in the evening, then a floor is much more important.
What is the best size and shape table?
There are a few options here as well. Traditionally most receptions have been seated on round tables of eight to ten guests. While this is still a popular option many of our clients are now choosing our banquet tables. These are a rectangular table that can seat up to twelve guests but are probably better with ten. Guests tend to find these tables friendlier as they are only 1.2 metres across so everyone on the table is within easy talking distance while at the same time leaving plenty of room to put table decorations or even platters in the centre.
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What about a bridal table?
Formal bridal tables are still a popular option however over the past couple of years we have noticed a move away from the traditional bridal tables, which were located at the head of the room. In fact the trend away from this arrangement started some time ago when elevated bridal tables went the way of velvet suits. Many bridal couples now prefer to have a central table rather than a formal head table. Hint: if you choose not to have a formal bridal table think about differentiating your table with extra lighting, a different shaped table or even a different chair type.
What about decorating the pavilion?
You really are only limited by your imagination and because you won't need to work in with the existing site of a permanent venue you can make the venue truly reflect your style. Feel like looking up at the stars during dinner? In a Your Events Solution pavilion you can even add a clear roof and clear walls for a truly spectacular impact. Of course we have a range of ceiling linings to give a soft romantic feel and we can also drape the walls. Sidewalls can be solid white for privacy, fully clear to take in the view and the warmth of the sun. At Your Events Solution we have a huge range of candelabras, urns and vases along with one of the largest collections of beautiful table linen available. From expert advise on lighting your pavilion and the grounds surrounding it to making sure you have enough champagne glasses, Your Events Solution can be there for you. As you browse around this site you will begin to understand how Your Events Solution help make this an event to remember.
What period is your pricing based on?
Our objective is to make your reception as hassle and stress free as possible. With this in mind we always try to have your wedding pavilion set up at least 2 days in advance of the function and we leave it with you until the next working day after the event. Normally this means we deliver on Thursday and collect everything on the following Monday. The advantage of this is that it allows plenty of time for set-up prior to the event and time for you to use the marquee again for a post-wedding brunch the day after.
To assist us in planning the next stage of your event, please contact us for easy guide form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.