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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VIP tent at Boardmaster’s Festival.

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9 x 21m canvas marquee at Watergate Bay 2014

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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?

Coastal wedding marquee in Cornwall and Devon

Coastal wedding marquee in Cornwall and Devon.

Clifftop marquee hire!

Marquee venues with stunning views!

Coastal wedding marquee Coastal views out of white wedding tent by the sea

 

Are you planning a coastal wedding in Cornwall or Devon?

Location, location, location!

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Maybe a marquee rental somewhere else in the South West?

If you are, there’s a good chance you will look at some clifftop venues or fields with a view!

In that case, a lovely canvas wedding marquee from Bigtopmania in  Devon may be just the ticket.

We’ve been lucky enough to work at some lovely weddings over the years and some firm favourites locally have been the ones with a view of the lovely coastal scenes, from North Devon to Newquay and from Dawlish down to Lands End.

The cliff tops can provide challenging conditions but a memorable backdrop and a glorious view!  Cornish wedding marquee hire

You might have a seaside theme with deck chairs out the front of the marquee, or beach hut themed treat tents.  Stripes and anchors help set the scene!

Or you might just enjoy the sea air in your hair.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to some coastal land its a fine opportunity to make use of it.

We can make a few suggestions too if you are in search of a coastal wedding marquee venue.

Think of the view!  Open up the tent or gaze through the windows.  At night the stars on the cliff-tops in Cornwall and Devon can be exquisite.

The  marquee window walls offer panoramic views, whilst providing protection from the elements should the weather not turn out quite as perfect as we all hope for.

The photographs in this article are mostly of our Scoopy Range of contemporary canvas wedding marquees which is available as a 9 x 9m, a 9 x 15m or as a 9 x 21m suitable for around 180 guests at tables and dancing.  It can be dressed to your theme or left in cream canvas  for you to dress to your taste.   Add our matting, dance floor, heating, some tasteful lighting, service tent and a champagne tent and you’re away!

Green field sites may require a power supply and toilets as well as parking and exterior lighting as well as other items remember!

Table decorations, flowers, braziers, bales and bunting are all great DIY touches to make the tent your own!  And why not champagne and Falmouth oysters!

 

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Planning a wedding in Cornwall or Devon is a wonderful idea of course  but with England being England you have to understand there’s always a chance the weather won’t be quite peachy.  We all want glorious sunshine but it can be wet and windy on the cliff tops too.

(Just to be safe we make sure we put extra efforts and anchorage on the tents when on exposed sites)

If it does get wet, mingle on the dance floor, gaze out though the marquee windows  and  be thankful you’ve hired a lovely marquee to be snug in and think to yourselves “We’ve really got our moneys worth now!’.

Coastal wedding marquees in Cornwall or Devon can be truly wonderful!

Medieval Theme Event Marquee

Medieval Theme Event Marquee

  • medieval theme party

    A medieval moot in our Scoopy Petal tent

  • Medieval Theme Event Marquee.

  • (Stylish Canvas is Marquee made in UK!)

  • Event held at East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, May 2013 as a conference party for SQL Bits.
  • Robin Hood, Maid Marion and all the merry men not included!
  • The Bigtopmania Scoopy Tent Range has a unique contemporary styling that lends itself to this medieval theme.

  • Basic tent-hire pricing found here
  • Other accessories, additional tents, entertainments and entertainers to order.
  • get your fancy dress on and have some fun!
  • also a great tent for Vintage, Contemporary, Village fete, Traditional, White weddings, etc!
  • Video here https://youtu.be/M0N4WqsvxB0

Photos and video borrowed from and with thanks SQL Bits photographer’s Facebook photos..full albums found here

Medieval theme event marquee

Medieval theme event marquee

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Medieval theme event marquee decor, flags, banners, props, Armour and performance in white/ cream canvas marquee

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Medieval theme decor

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More information on Medieval theme event marquee hire can be found here

Canvas Marquee Hire NEW

“Scoopy Scoopy Do” our beautiful brand new luxury canvas petal marquee makes her debut!

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9m x 21m white marquee

Nottingham University –

Midlands Canvas Marquee Hire

May 2013,  the Bigtopmania team took a trip to the East Midlands Conference Centre.  We were there to break out our brand new luxury canvas tent for SQL Bits Conference ..well ..for the evening event which is a medieval theme party; it being Robin Hood Country after all!

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This beautiful structure measures in at 21m x 9m and has an approximate standing capacity of 220 people.

Rather un-interestedly, it was anchored down by 48 stakes, held up by 48 side-poles, 56 side lines and blocks and tackles and 3 king poles.

(She is also available in 9 x 9m and 9 x 15m sizes!)
Peaked tent roofRustic vintage marquee

 

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Medieval decor in white canvas marquee

 

Wedding tent to rent for brides nationwide!

This was a relatively basic set up to suit the requirements of the conference.  Rustic, medieval theme: Grass floor, trestle tables, festoon lighting, minstrels, hog roast, archery, jousting, apple bobbing and fire eating!
BUT:
For future events, particularly weddings and elegant parties there are plenty of styling and decor options available to jazz it up and match your theme.

Although if we do say so ourselves: stand alone, she’s a site to behold.

 

Don’t put it off.   Save the date!

Bookings are already in the diary for 2014 and 2015 so don’t hesitate about getting in touch.

We would love to squeeze you in to our new canvas marquee for hire.

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Our newest tent set up with our oldest. We hope he doesn’t feel inadequate next to the upgrade.

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