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Embracing the Magic of Autumn: Your Guide to Hosting Memorable Marquee Events

As the vibrant hues of summer fade into the warm embrace of autumn, nature's canvas transforms, setting the stage for unforgettable gatherings. What better way to celebrate the enchanting season than by hosting a marquee event surrounded by the beauty of changing leaves and crisp air? At Abinger Marquees, we believe that autumn marquee events offer a unique and magical atmosphere that can elevate any occasion. In this article, we'll delve into the art of hosting the perfect autumn marquee event, complete with tips and ideas that will make your gathering a cherished memory.

1. Selecting the Ideal Location

When choosing the location for your autumn marquee event, consider areas with stunning natural surroundings, such as gardens, parks, or even your own backyard. The backdrop of colorful foliage will add a touch of natural beauty that complements the marquee's elegance. Remember to take into account the weather conditions and potential rain. Our marquees are equipped to handle various weather scenarios, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for your guests.

2. Embrace the Autumn Aesthetic

Decorating your marquee to match the autumn theme can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Utilise warm color palettes inspired by fall leaves—rich oranges, deep reds, and earthy browns. Incorporate rustic elements like wooden tables, burlap runners, and lanterns to capture the essence of the season. Lighting plays a crucial role in creating ambiance, so consider using soft, warm lighting to set the mood as the sun sets. We can source and fit bespoke marquee interiors to create the perfect setting for your autumn event.

3. Comfort is Key

As the temperatures start to drop, it's essential to ensure your guests are comfortable. Provide blankets, heaters, and even fire pits if the space allows. Create designated lounging areas with comfortable seating arrangements, encouraging guests to cosy up and enjoy the festivities without worrying about the chill in the air.

4. Seasonal Delights

Autumn offers a bounty of culinary delights that can be incorporated into your event's menu. Think of hearty soups, roasted vegetables, and indulgent desserts featuring apples and pumpkins. Set up a hot beverage station with mulled wine, spiced cider, and a variety of teas, inviting guests to savor the flavors of the season.

5. Entertainment with a Twist

Entertainment choices can greatly enhance the experience of your autumn marquee event. Consider incorporating activities like a bonfire, where guests can gather around and share stories, or a live acoustic performance that complements the intimate and cozy ambiance.

6. Weather Contingency Plan

While autumn brings its own unique charm, it's also known for unpredictable weather. Be prepared with a weather contingency plan to ensure your event goes smoothly, rain or shine. Discuss options with the team at Abinger Marquees, and consider having an indoor area or a covered space within the marquee where guests can retreat if the weather takes an unexpected turn.

7. Capture the Memories

Autumn's breathtaking scenery provides the perfect backdrop for stunning photographs. Set up a designated photo booth area with autumn-themed props and backdrops, encouraging guests to create lasting memories while enjoying the event.

As the leaves gently fall and the air turns crisper, hosting an autumn marquee event becomes a remarkable way to celebrate the season's unique charm. By carefully selecting the location, embracing the autumn aesthetic, prioritising guest comfort, curating a seasonal menu, offering engaging entertainment, and having a weather contingency plan in place, you can create an event that leaves a lasting impression on all who attend. At Abinger Marquees, we are passionate about helping you craft these cherished moments, ensuring your autumn marquee event is nothing short of magical. Want to know more? Contact us today to get started planning your event.

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Apart from the hundreds of Weddings and Private Parties we've covered over the last 30 years we have a huge Portfolio of supplying Marquess to Businesses and Corporate Clients, Local Authorities, Schools, Festivals and Churches, to name just a few include:

  • "Guildford Borough Council": Marquees for Hospitality Areas for The Guildford Cricket Festival on Woodbridge road.
  • “McLaren” (Formula 1 in Woking): Provided Marquees for their Staff Funday.
  • “Epsom College”: Supplied a huge Marquee (Holds 1200 people seated) for Graduation Ceremony and Summer Ball.
  • “Virgin” (Kensington Roof Gardens): Here we linked together several different Marquees using Walkways and Links to make a Christmas Party Venue to hold 200 People. The Marquees were 7 Floors up.