Marquee Wedding Reception Styling Ideas!



Marquee weddings are the perfect option for couples wanting to create their ultimate wedding day from scratch. We’ve recently shared our complete guide to the planning and logistics involved in a marquee wedding… but what about the styling and decor?

When it comes to marquee reception styling, there really are no rules! With a blank canvas to work from, you can design a wedding that truly represents your own personal style. From furniture and decor through to flowers, lighting and signage, each detail can be specifically chosen to bring your ideal wedding vision to life.

Over the years, we’ve seen some seriously beautiful marquee weddings – so thought we’d compile a few of our favourite styling concepts to get you started! Keep scrolling for some marquee styling inspo from recent celebrations, including colour palettes, furniture hire and more.


Image via Bushturkey Studios / Styled by The Events Lounge

Coastal Luxe Marquee Styling

We’re big fans of modern coastal styling, and marquee weddings are no exception! If you’re planning a beachfront marquee wedding (like Olivia and Matt’s dreamy day at Elements of Byron), draw inspiration from your natural surroundings for the perfect coastal luxe setting.

To achieve this look, we love soft pastel tones paired with elegant table details and a hint of gold – our Soho wire dining chairs and gold cutlery are the perfect fit for a coastal luxe marquee wedding. Complement your decor with minimalist floral styling and textural foliage for a natural yet elegant look.



Classic and Romantic Marquee Styling

For a soft and romantic marquee wedding, be inspired by a subtle colour palette and timeless furniture and decor selections. We love dove greys, blush pinks and statement greenery for a romantic marquee wedding, paired with classic decor like Bentwood chairs, elegant tableware and scattered candles.


Image via White Lane Studio

White on White Marquee Styling

We just can’t go past white on white when it comes to fresh and minimal marquee wedding! Layers of crisp whites work so beautifully underneath a clear marquee, from dining chairs to table linens and cocktail furniture. Complete the look with fresh white blooms and a hint of gold, green or pastel hues to provide some contrast.


Image via Brooke Adams Photography / Styling by CL Weddings and Events


Image by When Elephant Met Zebra


Image by Heart and Colour

Earthy Neutrals Marquee Styling

For a more rustic or bohemian look, opt for a neutral colour scheme inspired by nature – earthy timbers, natural rattans and lush greenery all work together beautifully for a modern rustic marquee wedding. Pair timber tables with walnut Bentwood chairs or oak cross backs for an organic, low-key look, complemented with some statement floral styling, textured charger plates or hanging pendants.


Image via Stories by Ash


Image via Janneke Storm

Bold and Colourful Marquee Styling

Clear marquees are the perfect blank canvas for a bold pop of colour! Go bright with colourful floral installations, statement linen napkins and vibrant stationery to bring this look to life. Contrast your colourful styling details with classic timber dining tables, white chairs and basket lights for a clean and cohesive look.


Image by Figtree Pictures / Styled by The Events Lounge



Image via Summit Studio


Green and Gold Marquee Styling

For modern luxe vibes, keep things simple with a classic green and gold palette. We love our gold Soho dining chairs and feasting tables paired with gold cutlery, elegant crockery and plenty of lush green. Complete the look with hanging installations, clusters of potted plants and gold pendants for a beautiful, refined setting.


Image by Lucas & Co Photography | Styled by The Events Lounge



Image via Bushturkey Studios / Styled by Byron Bay Weddings

We’ve been involved in hundreds of marquee weddings over the years and love helping couples create something really special. Find our top wedding planning tips for a marquee wedding here, or get in touch with our friendly team for our latest hire catalogue!

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