Top 5 Themed Party Ideas for Marquees

by | Oct 23, 2020 | Private Parties

Our team at Barny Lee Marquees love a party, working with our clients to create something spectacular is our forte! The best thing about having a party in a marquee is the blank canvas that we start with on which to develop a theme, create a space that is visually inspiring and ensure a fantastic atmosphere for your guests.

With Halloween approaching we thought we would share our top five themed party ideas so that you can get planning!


A lady with glamorous hair decoration for a themed Gatsby party

1. Gatsby

Made famous by The Great Gatsby movie with Leonardo DiCaprio it’s the perfect theme to recreate the roaring twenties, flapper dresses and Charleston dancers. The perfect venue for this theme would be Colehayes Park, a grade II listed manor house in a secluded spot on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. There is even a private lake for swimming, boating, and canoeing. Have a look at Colehayes Park and more  venues for marquee hire in Devon here. 


A champagne fountain at a glamorous James Bond party

2. James Bond

An easy black-tie option with a twist – from casino tables and martini towers there is plenty of inspiration from the endless Bond movies. If you looking for opulence and James Bond glammour then West Wycombe House on the outskirts of London is your venue! West Wycombe sits on a 5000-acre estate. Italianate porticoes and colonnades provide a spectacular setting for a grand wedding within reach of London. For more wedding venues near london visit our marquee hire in London recommendations. 


Cakes dressed with orange and black icing for Halloween party

3. Halloween

A pumpkin cake, apple bobbing, spooky treats, cauldrons and spiders. It’s an easy theme to create that entertains guests of all ages in the Autumn. If you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for an autumnal wedding then Forde Abbey in Wiltshire could be your venue. The Great Hall with an oak panelled ceiling and tall mullioned windows, is a truly majestic space that could be themed to create a wonderfully opulent autumnal wedding or party. Click to view Forde Abbey and more venues offering marquee hire in Wiltshire.  


Party goes around a table with a large cake for a themed festival party

4. Festival

It’s a classic party theme that is perfect for the summer. Lanterns and flags are a must! Take inspiration from The Glastonbury Retreat, Barny’s luxury glamping retreat for VIP guests at Glastonbury festival. Think luxury safari tents, pamper rooms, hot tubs, fully stocked bar, 24 hour security, personal buggies taking you around the festival site. For festival inspriation check out The Glastonbury Retreat on our Marquee hire in Somerset page.


Circus stage with purple drapes for a themed circus party

5. Circus

The trick is in the draping of the marquee to create those fantastic circus colour. Get those paint brushes out to give your guests the ultimate clown face. Check out a wealth of venues for Marquee hire in Bath that could be perfect for a circul themed wedding or party. 


Need some help planning or don’t know where to start? Give our team a call on 01934 713198 or use the contact form on our website, we would love to hear your ideas and help you create an event to remember.