A & M Marquees founded the business using the traditional pole marquees in 2004, the majority of the local competition used predominantly Clearspan marquees, so we were looking for something a little different and focused towards weddings rather than the commonly used pole marquees used for agricultural shows. The traditional marquee were selected from an American manufacturer as they had superior wind loading capabilities along with sweeping curves, that improved the aesthetic appeal, that other manufactures could not offer. In recent years there has been an increase in demand for the traditional marquee with the resurgence in the vintage look and the English country wedding that this style of marquee is perfect for.
These marquees are less flexible in terms of linking to buildings, they require a larger footprint than the usable space due to guy ropes, they have centre poles that to a degree dictate the positioning of furniture and dance floors and can only be erected on grass. That said for a vintage look they are unbeatable, walls can be removed and poles dressed to incorporate the marquee into gardens and to give an alfresco feel.
Traditional marquees can be offered as a simple canopy, walled to enclose from the elements, fully floored and lined to provide a premium venue for many different events, including weddings, corporate events and family parties.