The beautiful proposal happened and you’re engaged.




Your head is swirling with what your big day might look like!

As you start to get lost in the details of planning your wedding you both decide you like the idea of an outdoor wedding. Of course, the weather is never guaranteed, even at the height of Summer, so a marquee seems to be the safety blanket of choice. 


While a safety blanket is comforting and can be a lifesaver, there is no need for your marquee wedding to resemble a well loved tatty quilt. 


Marquees are an amazing blank canvas that can be turned into your dream venue. Whether this is sitting in the grounds of a venue that you love, or the garden of your family home, the space is yours.

Dream as big or as small as you want, and with careful planning your marquee can become a spectacular focal point for your big day. Your marquee should be one that wows you and your guests, and should be tailored to your individual vision.

As amazing as a blank canvas seems, it can also be terrifying. For many brides and grooms, the way to create their perfect day is to involve a wedding planner. An events company like Raise the Roof Marquees and Eventsis perfect. The professional team know everything there is to know about weddings, parties and suppliers. They even look after the small personalised details that will create smiles and memories.


Where do you begin? 

The average wedding takes between two hundred and fifty to three hundred hours to plan from start to finish. Let’s be honest. Life is hectic enough without having to find these extra hours to plan your wedding. Emma and Simon Turner, are the husband and wife team behind Raise the Roof Marquees and Events. They work with a whole team of trusted suppliers on a daily basis to bring weddings to life across Sussex, Surrey and Kent. As well as magicking up these extra hours  with minimal stress, you also get to adopt Emma as your new best friend until your big day is here.

An extra cheeky little bonus!


Let me be your saviour!

I become your fairy godmother, your knight in shining armour and your very own Wonder Woman all rolled into one!

You need a person who you can rely on to listen to you and guide you to the best solutions for your day and for your budget, but also a person who is truly invested in your day. You will be spending a lot of time with your Planner, divulging personal details, and potentially needing a shoulder to cry on when it all  becomes too much.


So finding yourself a person who you click with, a person who you can laugh with, but also a person who you trust with one of the biggest days in your life, is really important. 

Whether it is over coffee, with mood boards and marker pens, or as simple as a phone call, Emma will start to work with you and your fiancé to get an idea of what you would like for your day.

Usually this will start with a rough idea of budget and numbers for the day, a basic plan for tables, bar, dance floor, and potentially a venue, if you have one in mind. The great thing about marquees is that they can be as big or as small as you need them to be.

If you want to find out more about our services then please enquire here.

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