marquee wedding at home

When Jack and Astrid approached us last year to assist in the final preparations of their marquee wedding at their home in Hertfordshire, we were delighted to be involved. We’ve had the pleasure of planning many weddings taking place at client’s homes over the years so were expertly placed to offer our wedding planning services to Jack and Astrid.

Bride and Groom confetti shot


Jack and Astrid had planned most of the wedding themselves but knew they needed the support of an experienced wedding planner, who understood the complexities that a marquee wedding entails to handle the logistics in the final few weeks. Like many couples, they had planned everything down to the last detail but did not want to be responsible (and quite rightly so!) of managing the plans on the day of their wedding. They opted for our Wedding Coordination services, often referred to as On the day wedding Coordination or Wedding Day Management.

We kicked off the planning a few months before the wedding, starting with an indepth hour long zoom call. During this call, Jack and Astrid went through all of the plans for the day with an important focus the catering and marquee build. As the wedding was taking place at Astrid’s family home, we also spent lots of time understanding what areas of the house and gardens her parents were happy to be used as part of the wedding.

marquee wedding at home


The wedding ceremony took place in the fields behind the house. The ceremony flowers were designed by The Real Octavia, who created an elegant and pretty design that complemented the exisiting greenery. The Ceremony was lead by RD Ceremonies, a celebrant who delivered a very moving and personal tribute to the couple.

After the ceremony, guests moved through to the pool area and enjoyed delicious canapes and champagned served by Host Catering. A real benefit to having a marquee wedding at home is that you can be entirely flexible with your plans, creating the exact wedding that you desire.

We’ve just woken up on cloud 9. BEST DAY EVER.
Thank you to you both so much. You were kind, amazing, practical and resourceful! You made our day so special and were quite frankly amazing. Thank you both so much.

Jack and astrid, hertfordshire, 2023

After the Reception, guests were invited to take their seats for dinner in the beautiful marquee. The marquee was set in the garden’s of the house, surrounded by the most beautiful roses. Dinner was served by Host Catering who delivered a mouthwatering three course dinner starting with Wild Mushroom Arancini Balls followed by a main course of Free range chicken, pancetta and leak potato cake. The Dessert was a highlight and a personal favourite, Sticky Toffee Pudding.

After dinner, everyone hit the dancefloor where they remained all night. The incredible band, Apollo Music, kept everyone dancing until the early hours.

If you’re planning a marquee wedding at home and unsure who is going to be there on the day to oversee the setting up, managing suppliers and importantly that the day goes exactly to plan then please do reach out. Our Wedding Day Coordination service is designed for couples who have planned their own weddings, but realise they need the support of an experienced wedding planner to manage their day.

man carrying wedding cake


Şenel Besim is the UK’s leading luxury wedding planner with over 20 years of experience planning weddings at some of the most esteemed luxury wedding venues in the UK. 

Şenel and her team specialise in thoughtfully planned weddings where the vision you hold close to your heart guides every last intricate detail to ensure your special day is everything you imagined it to be, and more.

Please do reach out to arrange a time to speak,  where Şenel can guide you on the steps you need to take to plan a wedding that your guests will talk about for years to come. 


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