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The different types of marquees explained

The different types of marquees explained

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Whether it’s a large wedding reception or an intimate ceremony, marquees offer the perfect setting for couples to create their dream day. But did you know that there are different types of marquees which suit different uses and events?

At South Coast Party Hire, we have a wide range of marquee types to suit any occasion. Here are the different types of marquees available to hire on the NSW South Coast & Southern Highlands.

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Clear marquees

Traditional clear marquees are the most popular type of marquee used for weddings. These marquees are made up of a metal frame structure covered in clear PVC material and provide great coverage in any type of weather. 

They come in many different sizes and can hold anywhere from 1 to an infinite number of people (as they are modular) so they’re perfect for any sized wedding, party or corporate function. They also offer great flexibility, and the interior can be decorated in any way you choose, from silk ceiling linings to lighting and even timber flooring.

View our marquee capacity size guide to learn more about marquee sizing.

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Sperry tents

Sperry tents are a type of marquee that has become increasingly popular for outdoor weddings, especially in the beautiful Southern Highlands. These tents are made of sailcloth material and feature high peaks and poles which is why they’re sometimes referred to as Hampton’s tents.

The beauty of Sperry tents is that they give you unobstructed views of your surroundings so if you’re holding your wedding in a paddock or garden, you get beautiful nature views.

Sperry tents offer a unique and luxurious feel and create a magical ambience for the wedding ceremony or reception. They are available in different sizes and can be customised with various lighting accessories such as festoon or fairy lights and woven mat flooring. They are the best type of marquee for couples that want to make a statement!


Pagodas are another type of marquee that couples love. They are a unique alternative to traditional marquees and offer a chic and stylish option for micro or backyard weddings.

Pagodas have a distinctive shape, featuring a peaked roof with a square or hexagonal base. They are available in various sizes and can be customized with different accessories such as flooring and lighting.

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The Verve – Exclusive to South Coast Party Hire

The Verve is a large, stylish black-frame marquee that is an absolute showstopper for weddings and events. It comes in a variety of sizes and has the option of integrated flooring. Clear walls and ceilings mean you get a gorgeous view in every direction. It’s a blank canvas so you can decorate this marquee in any way you like.

When choosing a marquee for a wedding, there are several factors to consider. The size of the marquee should be chosen based on the number of guests expected to attend. The location of the wedding, the theme and style of the wedding, and the budget should also be taken into consideration.

It’s also important to choose a marquee hire company you can trust as there are a lot of logistics involved with marquee weddings. 

Marquees, Sperry tents, and pagodas are three popular types of marquees that can create a unique and stylish ambience for any wedding ceremony or reception. If you’re looking for a marquee hire company on the NSW South Coast, get in touch with South Coast Party Hire or request a quote by browsing our wide range of hire items.

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