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Finding the perfect outdoor venue

Updated: Mar 30

Considering hiring your land for weddings or events?
We asked a representative from marquee firm The Pearl Tent Company what makes a site ideal to erect a marquee, tipi or other structure to host your wedding or event.

Your eight point checklist:


This is a really useful list for event organisers to check that the land that they're hiring is suitable for their event and for landowners considering hiring out their land this list describes the features that are required to successfully hire your land for events.


Flat ground – Although marquee companies can work on an undulating plot, it is always nice to have a good flat section in which to locate the marquee and catering tents. This makes it much easier and safer for everyone.

Well drained – If you want to erect marquees, tents or tipis then the ground will need to be suitable enough to safely use stakes and tent pegs. Ideally, the ground should not be waterlogged so if it does tend to get muddy then consider hosting weddings and events in the drier, summer months i.e. May to September.

Access – This is important, in some cases 7.5-ton trucks will need to access the event site so clearly signposted access is a must.

A good view – A view is essential, if the site has a view of woodland, rolling hills, the ocean – these will all be attractive to potential customers. Hills and trees can provide shelter so the site is not too exposed which is especially useful in inclement weather.

Stream/brook – Not essential but it is really nice to have a natural stream or a brook near the site although be aware that if children are attending the event their parents will need to be informed so that they can keep an eye on them.

Spacious – The site does not have to be extensive but it does need to have enough room to accommodate your suppliers and ideally provide a separate area for parking and another for camping.

Established trees – Old Oak / Ash trees are a plus as they provide good lighting opportunities. Trees are also good to attach drapes or other outdoor lighting such as festoon lighting.

Woodland – Again these provide good lighting opportunities and more and more landowners are using woodland in addition to their fields for hand tying ceremonies or attractive paths to walk through.


If you believe your land would make an ideal site for weddings and events and would like us to consider listing your site on hirefields.com please click here.

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Thanks to: The Pearl Tent Company





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