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Bowland Marquees specialises in the hire of beautiful Petal Pole Marquees, stunning Stretch Tents and Pagodas. Based in the stunning Ribble Valley, we cover Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Yorkshire
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Products and Services
Peaked Hat Marquees
Traditional / Canvas Pole Marquees
At Bowland Marquees we aim to provide you with everything you need to create a truly magical and memorable special day. Whether that be a quintessentially British Petal Pole Marquee with its' beautiful scalloped canopy, wooden poles and scooped ridge line, giving it a contemporary twist, or one of a stunning range of Stretch Tents, whose versatility means they are perfect for both wedding ceremonies or receptions alike, and not forgetting the second or after day parties. Working with some beautiful venues across the Ribble Valley, the Lake District, and the wider North West, we love to create unique settings, whether you would like a more traditional wedding using our beautiful range of rustic furniture and simple but atmospheric lighting or a more contemporary modern look, both our range of Petal Marquees and Stretch Tents will produce an unforgettable event for any guest. Need accommodation as well? We can offer wedding packages which include the exclusive use of a beautiful glamping site, accommodating up to 16 in lovely wooden cabins, a luxury shooting lodge sleeping 4, an ideal bolt hole for any bride to get ready in, and a bell tent village for all your guests to stay in style. All set in acres of attractive countryside with stunning uninterrupted views of the nationally recognised Ribble Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Being the food capital of the North West, the Ribble Valley offers a rich blend of caterers, exquisite award winning restaurants and glorious pubs, making it a perfect excuse to turn your special day into a long weekend.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: James Ashcroft
Hi, Nick and I founded Bowland Marquees due to our love of the great outdoors. We love creating beautiful events, getting out and meeting new people, chatting through their exciting plans and helping make them a reality. Over the years many would expect us to stay in the office and avoid the hard work, not us, we are the ones who will meet you at the very start and we are the ones who will be there rigging the marquee for the big day and we will be available throughout the whole journey.
Wedding: August 2017
Just want to say a BIG thank you to Bowland Marquee, for the stretched tent last Saturday, fabulous product and even better service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend thes...
Park House Barn
Wedding: July 2017
What a professional company a pleasure to work with hope you will be back at Park House Barn really soon x
Married in July 2018
Thanks so much for the stretch tent for our ceremony, it worked really well and looked fantastic !
Paul & Sarah
Married in September 2018
Hats off to your chaps for the mammoth effort yesterday!! Professional to the last minute Many thanks Paul and Sarah
Stephen & Emma
Wedding: July 2018
Hello James Thank you and Nick for all your hard work making our special day for Holly such a success. I hope to meet up again, but please do use us as a testimonial if y...
Jeanette and James
Married in September 2018
Hi James Thank you for the AMAZING stretch tent you guys provided. It looked stunning! Jeanette and James
Hoghton Tower Wedding Fair
24th March 2019
We will be showing our beautiful Petal Marquee at the historic and amazing Hoghton Tower, we will be working with Little White Books
What is your most memorable wedding?
We supplied a Stretch Tent to a lovely couple in the most beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The family home was a 17th Century farmhouse with a 3 tier lawn, ancient dry stone walls and beautifully planted borders. We created an amazing space for them, the stretch tent covered the 3 different levels and incorporated the dry stone walls and borders, bringing them into the tent and making them a feature. The stretch tents flexibility meant the views were unbelievable. We also covered a stone courtyard creating a stunning dance floor and linked the house and tent with beautiful lighting. It was magical.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
My style probably isn't important thankfully, we create the style of wedding our clients want, whether that be festival, country, rustic or posh but unpolished !
What about your business are you most proud of?
Meeting the family who are still on a high after the success of the big day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Its not an original idea, it was more the location of a bell tent for the married couple, it was positioned under an ancient oak in this peaceful glade.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
To listen and to help
How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?
Lighting...marquees come to life as the evening draws in, simple lighting is very effective.
Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?
For a member of the Royal Family...it wasn't a wedding so not sure if that counts.
What is your favourite design of marquee and why?
Thats difficult, I love the Petal Pole Marquee, its just stunning...however Stretch Tents are great fun, they are so versatile each rig is very different and quite often can involve having to build over objects, walls, trees, rose gardens, dogs...all sorts
Bridebook Special OfferPlease enquire about our Marquee Wedding and Glamping packages for 2019, luxury accommodation in glamping cabins, a shooting lodge and a bell tent village.