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Introducing… The Nomad

The latest addition to our portfolio of amazing tents, is the Nomad.  These fabulous stretch tents are a fantastic alternative to the high ceilings of the sailcloth marquees – for those looking for something a little bit different, the Nomad might just be what you’ve been looking for… Whilst we obviously love all our marquees and tents, there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s a good one! Something about the Nomad caught our eye – these stretch tents [...]

How to Hire a Field

The question we are asked more than any other by our clients, is ‘Where can I hire a field?’ or ‘I’d like a marquee but don’t know where I can put it, do you have any suggestions?’. Here’s a step by step guide to beginning to plan your marquee wedding and how to find the perfect venue for you: Decide where you’d like to be If you can narrow it down to a county, then you’re doing pretty well at [...]

2018-05-10T15:17:37+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Weddings|0 Comments

Featured Supplier – Mix & Twist

When planning virtually any marquee event, drinks feature pretty highly on the list of things that will definitely be required on the day! Of course, the beauty of a wedding or party in a marquee is that you have the flexibility to choose each element of your day, creating the perfect atmosphere for your celebrations and budget. From fine dining to a simple buffet, a professional bar service to bottles of beer in a bathtub, DIY bunting and home-grown flowers [...]

2018-05-10T15:17:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Weddings|0 Comments

Shades Wedding – Jess & Gab, Loch Lomond

Jess and Gab chose the most beautiful location on the edge of Loch Lomond for their Wedding Celebrations earlier this year, and we were delighted to have been able to help them create a truly magnificent day. Here Jess tells us all about planning their marquee wedding. Jess and Gab’s Wedding was in one of the most picturesque settings we’ve seen (and we are fortunate to work in some truly amazing places across the UK). If you’d like to know [...]

Shades Wedding – Clare & Ramsay

When Clare & Ramsay chose their wedding venue in Northumberland, they knew they wanted a marquee that was a little bit different. Shades’ Aurora Sailcloth Tent fitted the bill perfectly, and here they tell all the details about their special day.. Paul’s marquee was stunning both inside and out, it was incredibly clean and the pristine transparent walls gave it exactly the feel we were looking for.. Being able to have these clear walls throughout the tent and roll these [...]

Wedding Exhibitions – 2017

This year the Shades team will be out and about showcasing all that is wonderful about marquee Weddings! Wedding fairs and exhibitions are a fantastic (and rare) opportunity to be able to see and walk around our marquees and tents before either booking, or just to be able to see them before your own celebration. Here’s a round up of where we will be over the next 12 months. After the huge success of Brides Up North’s Wedstock and Wedstival last year, [...]

2018-05-10T15:18:11+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Wedding Trends, Weddings|0 Comments