When Matthew Oliver Weddings contracted Danco to provide what could possible be the wedding marquee of the year, we set to the challenge of designing something classic and unique. Forget traditional pole tents, bunting and hessian … this one was all about the purity of a timeless white back drop.
Following an initial ideas brainstorm, we designed the structure in 3D on our sketch programme to give Matthew’s international clients a full visual of their wedding marquee whilst they started their planning process in Hong Kong!
The finalised plan included a transparent PVC radial end with solid window panels and bi-fold doors that opened out on to a decking platform for un-interrupted views across the lake and Longleat House.
The Elizabethan stately home was an incredible back drop and we even hand-balled our Chinese Hat structures over their historic stone paving to the rear of the Orangery, for a post ceremony drinks reception.
As the chosen build location had a considerable slope down towards the lake, we first had to install our suspended flooring to cope with the 1.2m variation. This was then skirted to hide the jacking system and painted white of course. Thankfully we have a talented in-house carpenter that also tackled the 5m wide entrance steps.
The dance floor also had a clear roof panel above it and on the gable end, with mesh sections that encouraged air flow throughout the structure on what was set to be one of the hottest days of the year!
We organised whisper quiet air ventilation units, crisp white floor overlay and a luxury toilet unit as well. The final touches included exquisite furniture, a floral ceiling and stunning table displays which were organised by Crescent Moon and Matthew Oliver Weddings of course.
All in all, a tough week-long build that required perfection but team work really did make the wedding couple’s dream work on this occasion.
“We knew we wanted something quite unique and bespoke for our wedding reception marquee and knew that it would take an extra special marquee company to make our vision come alive.
Our first meeting describing that we wanted a radial, glass end, with decking on the outside and with a glass ceiling above the dance floor, AND all of this on a sloped verge, across a lake and opposite a rather resplendent west country house, Danco were not phased.
From design to construction, Danco gave us options, explained the art of the possible and put up with us changing our minds about certain features. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect end result – the marquee was truly stunning and looked incredible in white, gleaming for miles around.
A huge thank you to the Danco team for putting up with us and for constructing the most wonderful reception marquee a newly married couple could have ever asked for!”
Cheryl & Jon