Wedding Reception Venue Trends

As editor of Aspirational Bride I often get asked to reveal the latest trends for wedding receptions – everything from styling and themes to the actual venue itself… It’s true to say that wedding venues get booked up months, sometimes years, in advance and choosing the right venue for you is crucial for the success of your wedding day…

Just to complicate matters further, there has never been more choice when it comes to venues, and at times it can also be a little mind-blowing!

Wedding Reception Venue Trends

When asked to give advice to couples looking for a wedding reception venue I often remind them to consider marquees – the perfect option for couples who are inspired by the three major trends below.


Marquees come in all shapes and sizes, and provide the perfect blank canvas for almost every kind of styling and theming… Choose a reputable company such as Big Top Marquees, with years of experience and knowledge, and they will guide you through the whole process of choosing your marquee.

Boutique Wedding Receptions

Many couples are scaling down their wedding plans and holding smaller receptions for close family and friends. The larger venues can’t accomodate these weddings as intimately as many couples would like, so restaurants, small hotels and even wineries and vineyards are becoming increasingly popular… A smaller marquee (they don’t have to be huge!) works perfectly too!


Rustic Wedding Receptions

This trend looks set to stay for some time, think fields, festivals and simple country inspired theming. This is just perfect for a marquee wedding, and enables couples to give free reign to their theming with huge displays of fresh flowers, haybales, signposts, bunting, trestle tables etc…


DIY Wedding Receptions

As more couples work within tighter budgets, DIY weddings provide the perfect (and very ‘on-trend’) option to cut costs and style a very personalised wedding. Hiring a marquee allows you to greater felxiblity to arrange your own caterers, flowers, cake etc… without being tied into a costly package.

Pop over to our Pinterest ‘Marvellous Marquees’ board for more super styling ideas…

Follow Aspirational Bride’s board Marvellous Marquees on Pinterest.

 Carol x

 Image Credits РBig Top Marquees

Featured image – Oakhouse Photography


July 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More

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  1. These venues are simply gorgeous! DIY ideas are so creative and worth saving time and money. Thanks for the trends and lovely post.

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