New Post Advanced Search
Important update! We have recently reviewed and updated our Forum Rules and FAQs. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest version.

Cost of a 60 seat marquee with dancefloor?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Weddings & Anniversaries
5 replies 2.8K views
susanbraintreesusanbraintree Forumite
9 posts
MoneySaving Newbie
edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Weddings & Anniversaries
Fiance and I will be tieing the knot in May 2020. It will be modest, no big budget or fancy expectations. Brother has access to a large field outside of Huddersfield where we will host via a marquee. Looking for rough prices and advice from anyone who had a DIY marquee wedding reception. TIA

Replies

  • We had a 6m x 18m marquee for our reception (ceremony in a nearby chapel). Massive cost saving compared to a dedicated venue. If memory serves well the structure with lining, lighting, flooring and tables/seating came in under £1500. My sister had hers in Manchester, similar pricing structure, both companies arrived a couple of days before to assemble and the day after to collect, although if you need them a bit longer, I don't think it costs much extra. Hope all goes well for you.

    https://www.yorkshiremarqueehire.co.uk/
    https://www.jigmarquees.com/
    Where would we be without tea?
  • susanbraintreesusanbraintree Forumite
    9 posts
    MoneySaving Newbie
    Thank you. £1500 is about the ballpark we have, allowing up to £2k for those decorative finishes a bare marquee is sure to need. If your wedding was spring/summer, was a heating generator thing required? My thinking is it will be chilly towards the end of the celebrations with it being an exposed location.
  • MisslayedMisslayed Forumite, Board Guide
    8.6K posts
    Fifth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    One thing to think about perhaps - mobile toilets. I have no idea of cost, but went to an event in a marquee where they had hired a posh trailer containing loos
    Hi. Martin has asked me to tell you I'm a Board Guide on the Competitions, Site Feedback and Campaigns boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to [email protected] (it's not part of my role to deal with abuse). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
  • susanbraintreesusanbraintree Forumite
    9 posts
    MoneySaving Newbie
    Thanks for the heads up. Ideally I will try to find something a bit more comfortable than a basic portaloo, I bet these have come along way since my festival days.
  • Thank you. £1500 is about the ballpark we have, allowing up to £2k for those decorative finishes a bare marquee is sure to need. If your wedding was spring/summer, was a heating generator thing required? My thinking is it will be chilly towards the end of the celebrations with it being an exposed location.

    It was early September and we advised to use an indirect heater as the temperature would drop for the evening, as it is likely to do in May. Had a thermostat, very simple to use and cost around £150.
    Where would we be without tea?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support