Guest Blog: The Tack Room

Now that you’ve got your marquee organised, we’ve roped in Emily from The Tack Room to give you her tips and tricks to make your marquee perfect…

Marquees make brilliant pop-up event locations and offer a great opportunity to style and create, a space unique to you, but they can be a little daunting when you are faced with this massive expanse of space that needs to be filled.

We have some handy tips and advice for decorating your marquee space.

The main thing with a marquee is to keep all decorations at eye level or above. With marquees it isn’t so easy to decorate the walls so most of your decorations will need to be freestanding or stood on tables.

I would certainly advise trying to ‘zone’ your marquee space as this will make it easier to plan and create an easier flow for your guests.

For the food area you will have tables and seating – decorating the tables can create impact and will help personalise your marquee. There are so many options for this. Balloons or flowers are great for creating height and adding colour. The rest of the table can be designed to fit in with your style whether you opt for vintage crockery or clean white classic crockery. Cutlery, napkins and glassware can also create a unique look and don’t have to be plain – think about picking one colour to add an extra pop to your tables. Candles can also add a lovely warm ambiance and create a romantic atmosphere.

Lights are also a great way of adding atmosphere to an otherwise empty space. Consider having a pea light curtain behind the band area to make a lovely backdrop for dancing. Twinkly fairy lights wrapped up the marquee poles or freestanding lit up signs and letters are also great for filling the space and injecting some colour and fun to your event.

Within your marquee space you will also need to consider making space for a bar, a gift table and a cake table and each of these can also be styled with flowers or props.

If you are handy up a ladder the ceiling can be another space to style. With options such as hanging lanterns, bunting or paper pom poms these can be a cost effective way of adding colour and texture into your marquee space.

You can find out more about The Tack Room and what they can offer your event at


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.