Marquee Hire Cornwall.
Kernow Marquee Hire!
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.
dj dance tent at Masked Ball 2015
Dance tent at Masked ball 2016
masked ball festival venue 2016
masked ball venue 2016
Masked Ball main stage 2015
Masked ball main stage install 2015
Children’s marquee play area at Camelford Show 2016.
children’s mini circus tent at Camelford show.
Community event big top hire Baamfest in Bude, North Cornwall 2016.
Punch and Judy in Bude Baam festival marquee
colourful 6 x 6m pagoda tent as crafts tent
children’s Punch andJjudy show in marquee
Bude Festival Main stage 2016
Artist Dressing rooms at Boardmaster’s Festival 2016, Newquay.
baby big tops for green rooms
VIP tent at Boardmaster’s Festival.
9 x 21m canvas marquee at Watergate Bay 2014
9 x 21m VIP tent installed on cliff top 2014
Late night marquee venue at Port Eliot Festival, (official festival photos).
Port Eliot Festival late night venue 2016 official photo
Port Eliot festival late night marquee
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.
alternative groom footwear
- Circus theme wedding Ireland first dance
cut that circus wedding cake
- festival theme wedding Ireland
Groom Speech Ireland wedding
Bride speech wedding Ireland
Circus theme wedding , Gorey, Ireland
bride and groom grande entrance
circus wedding Ireland
rest of the photos off my phone…
wedding chill out area Ireland
on the Ballymoney cliff tops.
candy striped wedding tent Ireland
red white tent interior, fairy lights, trapeze dummy
striped marquee interior
Ireland wedding tent set up
Wedding tent seating plan
circus theme wedding reception
table layout Irish Wedding
peep through photo board
circus wedding bar
circus wedding table
Circus wedding cake
curtained entrance to marquee
big-top in Ireland
alternative guest arrival vehicle
chill out tent
Irish wedding chill out area
catering tent entrance tunnel
route to catering tent
wedding reception Ireland
wedding speech Ireland
Ireland wedding party
wedding band Ireland
wedding party Ireland
wedding party band Ireland
wedding chill out area Ireland
A muddy but ruddy good time!
On Saturday 16 March 2013 we participated in the first Fabwedfest. An alternative DIY Wedding Festival which was held on the beautiful grounds of Muddiford’s Court in Devon.
Fabulous Wedding Festival
It was our first time exhibiting at a wedding show after visiting numerous ones over the years it was great to be on the other side of the desk. We choose to work hard at this one as it matched our ethos much more than most.
Bigtopmania Display Stand
There were some beautiful displays from the various sectors of the wedding world.
Some lovely bespoke artwork, couture, styling ideas and jewellery to be seen.
Pizza Monkey fueled us through the wet day with beautiful stone baked pizzas. That kept us going until the delicious 3 course banquet in the evening, by which point we felt we fully deserved to “scoff” the meal which was served by Scoff Catering.
Musical highlights of the day for us were Alex Gregory who had a lovely voice and Mister Kanish who kept us bouncing whilst munching with their funky twists on an impressive range of genre songs.
One of the lovely singers and musicians performing at Fabwedfest
The catwalk displays kept the crowds happy and the models did a sterling job in the challenging conditions!
“Muddiford” and “Festival theme”…the name gives a clue and we should have known!! The rain had turned much of the field almost into a lake! So the tent flooring suffered… but that’s festivals and the mud and “weddington” boots came in handy!
Note to wedding planners…choose free draining sites for best location!! Avoid heavy clay in the rain!!
Some of the catwalk models
Nice to meet
After plenty of communication it was nice to put faces to names ; amongst others , Limegreen Electrics, Festi-Flags and the lovely ladies from Festival Brides,
Briefly met the team from Cocktail Caravan, didn’t get a chance to sample : ( but the van looked great and there’s always next time!) ( next-time.. more socialising!)
We met a few future Bigtopmania couples, and hopefully showcased our tents to entice a few more brides to be and party animals!
Marquees from our “Strawberry and Cream” and “Scoopy” Ranges
9m x 9m “Scoopy” version of our contemporary but traditional white wedding tent; perfect for vintage events!
“Scoopy” and “Strawberry and Double Cream”
Thanks for having us!
Thanks for having us FabWedFest and Muddiford’s Court, it was a thoroughly enjoyable time and a great experience for us, as well as a great chance to meet some lovely wedding peeps.
See you next year??
Let the clean up continue!
Festi-Flags and Bigtopmania tents make it a festival wedding!
Alternative wedding dress catwalk at Fabwedfest
Cat walk models at fabwedfest
…additions.. from other people’s blogs a few more pics;
anna_souza catwalk fabwedfest
Bigtopmania do weddings
bespoke bride blog report
brideelectric image fabwedfest
fab wed fest wedding festival round-up video
March 2013 and we have just got these excellent
Marquee hire brochure
flyers designed by graphic designer Ashley Crossland Design.
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.
16th of March 2013, Devon, Festival wedding show!
Glamorous camping = Glamping
Rent a Bell Tent
luxury double bed tent
We have noticed an increase in the enquiries to hire our bell tents as luxury accommodation to go along side our circus tents. Whether its a sleepover space for the kids, honeymoon suite or a toddler hangout. They are proving to be a valuable addition to many events.
A simple sleeping solution that can sleep 2 in double bed luxury, or upto 10 children in sleepover camping mode.
Kids sleepover tent alongside party tent in Oxfordshire
Garden party rain cover
We all know what the english weather can do at anytime of the year. Even the best laid plans can be spoilt by our unpredictable weather, we have provided mini circus tents at the last minute for garden parties when the forecast is not looking so good. Don’t leave things to chance. Not in England anyway!
Also available with advanced notice, luxury vintage caravans along side vintage circus tent
Toddler hangout in front of full size circus tent on hire in Dorset
Bell Tent hire prices from £80, includes iron tea light hanging chandelier and carpet.
Can be negotiated as part of a package. Get in touch