Marquee Hire Cornwall

Marquee Hire Cornwall.

Kernow Marquee Hire!
Cornish Marquees!

Are you looking for interesting marquees for your event in Cornwall or Devon?

We live there and offer a huge range of interesting tents and event equipment for rent especially for marquee hire Cornwall!

Bigtopmania is based on the Devon side of the  River Tamar border (border!?) pretty much in the centre of Devon and Cornwall near Launceston.
We live in Devon but have a Cornwall postcode but are only 45 mins from Exeter and Truro, so are centrally placed to supply marquees and event equipment to events and weddings in both Cornwall and Devon, as well as far away.
Literally in fields further away!

Marquee Hire Cornwall.

Are we a Cornish marquee hire company or a Devon marquee hire company.  Does it matter? We rent marquee and event equipment throughout the area.

We are certainly a south-west marquee hire company with our marquee hire Cornwall install team based mainly from Plymouth to Bristol.

We go almost anywhere and take our marquee hire services to rustic country weddings, garden parties, birthday parties, coastal celebrations, boutique arts festivals, music festivals, town and country events, outdoor events, theatrical events,  agricultural shows and a host of other event styles, let alone tv and film production supplies. 

For Cornwall wedding marquees, we are totally on tend with rustic theme weddings, festival weddings, circus weddings, alternative weddings, unusual weddings, boutique weddings, bijou weddings, DIY weddings, theme weddings, rock and roll weddings colourful weddings, red and white weddings; any more?

We mostly have colourful marquees and try not being old school with the flouncy white marquee linings, up lighters and chandeliers type of package though there is undoubtably a place for them still.

Looking for circus tents? Vintage marquees? Sailcloth marquees? Candy striped marquees? Canvas marquees? Pagoda marquees? Free standing marquees ? Mini marquees? Baby big tops?

Let’s concentrate on memorable events and exciting, creative weddings!

We have a lot to offer the event sector in Cornwall and enjoy working on our doorstep!  Bring on those cliff top coastal weddings!

Our event equipment includes:  marquees, flooring, furniture, dance floor, lighting, electrics, decor, theme props, circus equipment, entertainers and hands on play activities.
If we don’t have it there are some excellent local event suppliers we can recommend to complement our services.

We are more than happy to work with other wedding and event suppliers and between us we can create all you need or if you prefer to add your own styling flourishes you can decorate to your heart’s content, stamping you unique style on the marquee.

In practice, it’s the joint efforts that create magnificent memorable events:

Marquee Hire for a Festival in Cornwall

may only want the marquee with no extras as a venue and then add all the other sound, lighting, creative elements themselves. (  nb. We prefer being more involved ).

Private Party Marquee Hire Cornwall

may need party tent hire and then select various other marquee accessories  or do a lot of DIY.  It can be simple and budget or spectacular.. Or spectacular at any budget!

A Wedding Marquee in Cornwall

needs a lot of thought, creativity and time to plan.  There are so many things to consider to make the day work well and we are very happy to help.  Our booking forms contain many useful items that we can supply.

Marquee venues and hire locations in Cornwall

are everywhere. Private land, festival venues, camp sites, wedding venues, estates and  manor houses, council lands, cliff tops and many coastal views.

Below are some images of marquee rentals in Cornwall over the last few years.

Marquee venues at The Masked Ball, Porthleven.

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dj dance tent at Masked Ball 2015

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Dance tent at Masked ball 2016

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Masked Ball main stage 2015

 

 

 

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Masked ball main stage install 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s marquee play area at Camelford Show 2016.

Marquee hire at Camelford show

children’s mini circus tent at Camelford show.

Community event big top hire Baamfest in Bude, North Cornwall 2016.

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Punch and Judy in Bude Baam festival marquee

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colourful 6 x 6m pagoda tent as crafts tent

 

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children’s Punch andJjudy show in marquee

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Bude Festival Main stage 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Dressing rooms at Boardmaster’s Festival 2016, Newquay.

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baby big tops for green rooms

VIP tent at Boardmaster’s Festival.

clifftop marquee hire, Newquay Cornwall

9 x 21m canvas marquee at Watergate Bay 2014

VIP tent at Boardmasters festival cornwall

9 x 21m VIP tent installed on cliff top 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late night marquee venue at Port Eliot Festival, (official festival photos).

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Port Eliot Festival late night venue 2016 official photo

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Port Eliot festival late night marquee

 

Real Wedding Features

Some of our Brides and Grooms have had their real wedding features on top wedding blogs and magazines.

At Bigtopmania we are still relatively new to the blogosphere but there are those that have been flying the flag or bleating the blog for quite a while now and we are seriously chuffed to see our tents in their real wedding articles.

Nb. It’s not all weddings by any means!  Our tents, venues, performances, artists and activities regularly get featured in event promotional and review sites, film, tv, photographers galleries and so on!

Real wedding features in various media are great case studies for future couples, packed with ideas for their weddings.
Real wedding stories have wonderful wedding photography and give a breakdown of all the suppliers & DIY hints for magic styling touches, budgeting tips and resources.

Real Wedding stories inspire!

Our snap shots below don’t do them justice!  

The best photography is on the blogs or photographer’s websites ! !

Rock ‘n Roll Bride. www.rocknrollbride.com.

We have been featured a couple of times on the world-renowned Rock n Roll Bride blog. This is a fantastic source of inspiration for the diy-quirky-alternative-hipster-hippies-goths-fairies of this world that want to take alternative weddings into their own hands. It features couples from all over the world and is now so popular they are also producing a beautiful magazine.

Matt and Alice, Somerset, June 2012.
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Rock n Roll Bride featured this amazing festival wedding when we were involved in an ever so special stone-circle Glastonbury wedding of Matt & Alice. What a lucky couple! The ultimate festival wedding, held during a festival fallow year on the summer solstice weekend on the Glastonbury festival stone circle site! Some fantastic photos in this article courtesy of Neil Thomas photography and a really good example of how the Strawberries & Cream range can work for you.

Nb: it was a one-off! Please don’t ask!

However.. We are waiting for:

Tom and Laura, Somerset, June 2014.

Look carefully and you will see the Pyramid Stage photo- bombing the wedding.

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When will their Glastonbury Festival site wedding get featured!?  Held on the adjacent Park farm that is the other half of the festival, during the pre build weeks with the Pyramid stage in the background. A lovely local couple. Lucky connections again!

Adam and Lucy, Berkshire, August 2012.

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At a wedding just up the road in Reading from where Bigtopmania was born was that of Lucy & Adam in Reading.  Another festival inspired theme.  A Festival wedding just to the side of the Reading Festival Site and with fencing and lighting in sight!  They also used the Strawberries & Cream range with plenty of DIY additions such as the ‘Granny’s front room’ which pays homage to the brilliant festival venue ‘The Peoples Front Room’.  Photography for Lucy & Adam’s day was by Viva Wedding Photography.

Nick and Mad’s. Berkshire 2011.

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We are mentioned in Mad’s and Nick’s big day, for which we installed the lighting into a lovely tithe barn.  To quote Mad’s in the article ‘Bigtopmania made that barn bad ass’.

Making things ‘bad ass’ is our unofficial mission statement : )

Festival Brides. www.festivalbrides.co.uk.

Two friends, Laura & Kelly who discovered there wasn’t enough help out there when planning their own festival weddings have created this online recourse of real life weddings, suppliers, tips, tricks and travel inspiration, visit https://www.thecomputeradmin.com. They have given us a nice feature and plenty of love over the years, so show them some in return; get reading, sharing and planning!

Boho Weddings. www.boho-weddings.com.

Gavin and Lucy, Nottinghamshire, June 2014.

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In the early summer of 2014 we did quite a lot of trips up to Nottinghamshire for various weddings and events. One of which was for Lucy and Gav’s country wedding in a lovely little village just outside Loughborough. The day is captured beautifully on Boho weddings which is a blog bursting with content. From real life weddings to planning advice and everything in-between this is a blog worth bookmarking.
Again showing the need for good photography, the beautifully captured images are by www.lucabella.co.uk

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. www.whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com.

Tom and Katy, Nottinghamshire, summer 2013.
Darn!  No photos. Please have a look at wonderful ones here;

Another trip to the East Midlands saw Katy and Thomas hold their wedding and hire a couple of our tents for their ‘Quirky Big Top Circus Wedding’ in Blythe. 

The day and night are captured perfectly by CGWeddings photography.

Bridal Magazines.

Away from the internet and back in the real world of printed wedding magazines.

It’s hard to know or keep up but we know we have been featured a few times!

Gavin and Lucy’s above wedding was nicely featured in the East Midlands Weddings Magazine in Jan 2015 . Your East Midlands Wedding – Dec:Jan 2014:2015 (Issue 5).

Milly and David, Maidenhead, Berkshire, 2012. www.bridesmagazine.co.uk.

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An on the family farm wedding, Milly and David’s wedding in Berkshire was featured in the national Brides Magazine Jan 2013.  A PDF of the magazine printed article can be found here.

Don’t Tell The Bride.

Buckinghamshire, 2014 . to be aired… some time 2015

Actually it was the first episode of the first  BBC1 Series..and the Bride loved it!

 

We’ve probably been on other blogs and in other magazines… but we cant keep up!

Have you had a good look at the linked blogs and professional photo galleries.

Have these sample real wedding features helped?

Indian Wedding Marquee, Henna Party

Indian Wedding Marquee,
Henna Party Suppliers UK.

Are you looking for an Asian or Indian Wedding Marquee  or a Henna Party Marquee supplier in the UK?

Why not do as this lovely Bride (Chandni from Watford, UK) did and host a Henna Party in one of our marquees?

Chandni chose to organise a circus theme Henna Party as part of her wedding celebrations.

The event was to be held the day after the  English wedding and the night before the Indian wedding.

The marquees were set up in the back garden with plenty of time to allow decorating and catering installations.

A truly colourful and exciting venue was prepared by a great team of suppliers including;

Bigtopmania, (tents, flooring, side shows, lighting, circus props, electrics, heaters),

Jay and I Events (bridal seat, low chairs, cushions, stage),

Sapna Caterers (full Indian buffet catering for 300!),

Kelly’s Occasions. (candy floss and popcorn) and

Mobile Thrones (Loo’s and generator).

We had the pleasure of being at the event running the side shows that were a great hit with the children (and a lot of adults!!).

The event was nothing if not very colourful.. not only the venue but the dress code. Fabulous, bright and very stylish!

Near 300 guests had a great night, most of the ladies got henna done on hands, arms and legs.

For collecting guest photographs; good use of the Wedding Party smart phone App was made.. highly recommend this as a fun free way to do it

Co-incidentally;

we have just gone on Shaadibase Asian Wedding Suppliers App

which looks pretty good.
Here are some snapshots we took.

So why not try us when you want an Asian wedding venue or an Indian wedding marquee  for a henna party?

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Indian Wedding marqueechandni and kevel

side show tent hire

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Hire a circus show for your event

The Baby Big Top Circus – Hire a circus show

Wellington Country Park Easter weekend

Baby Big Top Circus Show

Easter at Wellington Country Park

The grounds of Wellington Country Park, just south of Reading in Hampshire, are a prime location for caravans, campers, fisherman and especially families and day visitors from all over.

Billed as the “Baby Big Top Circus”,  we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to perform our “Bigtopmania Family Circus Show” over the Easter weekend for the last 6 years.

The Circus tent stays at the Park over the Easter Holidays and is used for the rest of the entertainment…. as on the board above! (throughout the year there is a full program of activities and entertainment; our tents return and our acts entertain!)

 

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The morning view at Wellington Country Park, Berkshire

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We stay on site and wake up to a cacophony from the ducks, swans, geese and a host of other animals…

 

Glamping in Hampshire and Berkshire

Luxury Circus Campsite!

The crowds have grown each year that we have been here and this year was no different; with the afternoons shows crowd being especially large.
Sardines comes to mind!

Considering the freezing cold Easter this year,  it was a delight to see so many bottoms on seats with full houses every show!

You can watch the 2013 Circus video here

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The Circus Cast

Ringmaster & Clown – PeteZa

At the head of it all is PeteZa, the ringmaster who is always clowning around. This year he donned a cowboy hat for a western themed lasso act and a china plate spinning act that was simply erm’ …smashing!


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Trick rope spinning cowboy circus performer for hire in UK and worldwide

china plate spinning act

china plate spinning

cowboy act

African Acrobats – Emmanuel & Enoch

Brothers from Accra, Ghana and great friends of ours for many years; these boys have energy to match their smiles and crazy whistles!

They make you cheer with their wonderful flips, and they make you laugh when they wiggle their hips!

This year Emmanuel flew back from Ghana on the Saturday and was performing with us for the Sunday shows. No rest for the wicked!

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Bowl spinning african acrobat for hire

Emmanuel shows us how to do it even with no head?!

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Hula & Aerial Silks – Leonie

Leo’s first outing is a Hula Hoop routine performed to an upbeat country western tune with costume to match.

For the finale Leo performs aerial silks to more atmospheric sounds, the strong and graceful side of Leo comes out in this routine.

Wowing the crowds with flexibility, strength and daring drops; this routine closes the show.

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Hula Hoop routine to hire for performance in UK

hula hooping act

Unicyclist and Juggler – Lucas

Opening the show, a Balkan themed clap-along juggling routine with up to 7 balls manipulated on the cold mornings was no mean feat!
Later; a block by block Tetris themed Cigar box routine was also on the menu as well as a comedy unicycle routine.

The pinnacle of the unicycle act is a jump from a high pyramid to crush a cup placed between sound technician Craig’s legs.

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Dangerous unicycling stunt finaleFast paced juggler for shows in UKIMAG1418

The Easter Bunny

It wouldn’t be an Easter show without a visit from a certain someone.

The Easter Bunny spread the love with choc’s and sweets for as many kids as possible.

With the Easter weekend being an already busy period for him, we’re very grateful he was able to attend.
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When the show is over.. In our spare time…

On the Saturday night we paid a visit to Carter’s Vintage Steam Fair, back on the old ground of Palmer Park In Reading. All the rides were looking as beautiful as ever at this long-standing traditional fairground.
We even bumped into a few old faces from our Reading years.

At the park we enjoyed lovely walks taking the dog around the lake or into the deer park (found some large antlers!!), mini golf and dinosaur spotting!

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Do you have an event that needs some family entertainment, why not hire a circus show from Bigtopmania.

We cater the show to meet your budget & vision. We have a roster of artists that we work with regularly and can put together a very large or a very small show depending on the event.

We love hiring our circus tents to lots of lovely events but we much prefer it when we get to perform our shows in them  as well. Circus is our passion after all!

Circus Appreciation Society!

Thank you’s go to all those who attended and made it such an enjoyable experience and for the lovely staff of Wellington Country Park for looking after us. Finally thanks to Nino Bartolomei who supplied the majority of these photographs.

Hope to see you next year!

Circus Theme Wedding In Ireland

A while ago at the end of Sept 2012, the Bigtopmania gang drove the lorry, boarded the ferry at Fishguard and set sail for southern Ireland.

Jane and James had invited us to set up their

circus theme wedding

and after lots and lots of planning, they trusted us to supply and we did!

They got a fabulous party!

Adventures on the Irish Sea included lovely food, a bit of cabin-sleep and a drink or two for the lads.

After a few hours we were in Rosslare then driving through Wexford.. a lovely gentle port and traveled up the road to location near Gorey, right on the Sunny Irish Riviera!

(quick note.. Irish drivers are dead friendly and courteous, always thanking with hazard flash after overtaking you.)

We were welcomed to the stunning location .. a 1930’s architecturally very interesting cliff top house, right by the sea (gently spinning wind farm in the distance a mile out).  Met the gang, cups of tea etc and pretty much started work setting up.

You can see the results in some of these photos and video slide show .some taken just with the phone and others ( the much better ones!!) by the pro on the day Ian Mcallister (stills).

Weather during set up was typically wet and windy, but on the day a glorious calm settled in and it was a stunning balmy evening..moonlight over the waves, chill area, chimneas, etc..

Great fun was had whilst there.. we were staying in a holiday cottage just up the road from the event, and had a few outings in the evenings.

Notable visit back down to Wexford on “Arthur’s Day”..ie Arthur Guinness celebrations all over Ireland..music and Guinness! Brand Ireland!

Further afield, when all set up and we had the time, a picturesque journey and an overnight stop at Kilkenny, lovely medieval walled town,…more music..more Guinness. Craic!

Music in so many pubs!! Enjoyed it all and even sang along to the rebel songs!

Being a circus team we just had to make and effort to visit Tom Duffey’s Circus whilst there… old school, tigers and lions(!), horses (very good trick riding!) and lots more exciting things!.. sadly in a cold dank rainy rugby club car-park on outskirts of Wexford.  Fabulous show by hard-working , dedicated circus team but where’s the glitz and glamour in a wet car park!?

Wedding day; we were there helping to set up, checking over the tent, keeping an eye on the electrics, working alongside the front of house maitre dee.  We juggled, partied, watched it all unfold adjusted tables, helped set up the DJ, the band and to keep the bar flowing.

Again.. another craic occurred!

Jane and James; a lovely couple, as well as their families, all treated us really well and we hope we gave them a fab wedding… judge for yourselves by the images!

(hope to see them again later this year, when we visit Dublin!!)

below photos copyright Ian McAllister Stills where this is a full gallery.

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alternative groom footwear

Circus theme wedding ireland first dance

Circus theme wedding Ireland first dance
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festival theme wedding Ireland

 

Groom Speech Ireland wedding

Groom Speech Ireland wedding

 

Bride speech wedding ireland

Bride speech wedding Ireland

 

Circus theme wedding , Gorey, Wexford, Ireland

Circus theme wedding , Gorey, Ireland

 

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bride and groom grande entrance

 

circus wedding Ballymoney, Gorey, ireland

circus wedding Ireland

 

rest of the photos off my phone…

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wedding chill out area Ireland

 

BALLYMONEY WEDDING TENT

on the Ballymoney cliff tops.

 

candy striped wedding tent ireland

candy striped wedding tent Ireland

 

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red white tent interior, fairy lights, trapeze dummy

 

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striped marquee interior

 

Ireland wedding tent set up

Ireland wedding tent set up

 

Wedding tent seating plan

Wedding tent seating plan

circus theme wedding reception

circus theme wedding reception

 

table layout Irish Wedding

table layout Irish Wedding

 

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peep through photo board

circus wedding bar

circus wedding bar

circus wedding table

circus wedding table

Circus wedding cake

Circus wedding cake

curtain entrance to marquee

curtained entrance to marquee

 

bigtop in Ireland

big-top in Ireland

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alternative guest arrival vehicle

chill out tent

chill out tent

Irish wedding chill out area

Irish wedding chill out area

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catering tent entrance tunnel

route to catering tent

route to catering tent

 

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wedding reception Ireland

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wedding speech Ireland

Ireland wedding party

Ireland wedding party

wedding band ireland

wedding band Ireland

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wedding party Ireland

wedding party band Ireland

wedding party band Ireland

wedding chill out area , Gorey,ireland

wedding chill out area Ireland

 

 

 

Marquee Hire Brochure

March 2013 and we have just got these excellent

Marquee hire brochure

flyers designed by graphic designer Ashley Crossland Design.

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We’re going to be giving these out this  at The Fabulous Wedding Festival at Muddiford Court, a wedding venue you can hire and erect marquees at in Devon.   Are you approaching the big day?  Thinking about getting married in the near future?   If you’re anyway alternatively inclined or just a bit wacky then do come say hello!

If you would like a marquee hire price list, there is a downloadble pdf version on the blog too.

The different tents are classified into “Tent Ranges”, eg tent range no4, and these correspond to the listings on the right hand drop down menu on the blog and also to the page number on the price list.

If you would like us to send you a copy of our marquee hire brochure just let us know.

 

We also have marquee booking forms for all the tents that give you a good idea of what you may need  for a wedding or party.   These are really handy and you can fill them out at home and send them back to us.  They form the basis of your first draft estimate.

You will need to requesta booking form by email or phone.

Drop us a quick email.

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16th of March 2013, Devon, Festival wedding show!