Marquee Receptions

Learn How To Plan A Marquee Wedding Reception

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Would you like to be more confident when organising a clients marquee reception?

Organising a marquee reception for your clients can seem daunting at first as there is so much involved. I know of many planners who have turned bookings down because they are too nervous about the responsibility of marquee receptions. This course is designed to give you the confidence to organise a marquee wedding and understand the logistics involved. Marquees need a lot of organisational skills from a wedding planner especially as there are so many additional suppliers to manage in a marquee wedding.

I have always believed knowledge is power, so this course is designed to give you as much knowledge as possible before you start conducting site visits and producing budgets. Of course nothing beats learning practically and on the job, and that will be the next step of your education. But this online marquee course will cover the theory for you and put you on the first step of marquee knowledge.

“My aim is to give you the confidence to organise a marquee for clients, having an understanding of common dilemmas you may encounter. I have organised hundreds of marquee events 2002-2018 and have faced many challenges in that time. I know the difficulties you can face and want to empower you to deal with them with confidence. I truly adore marquees and want to pass some of that passion and love onto you.”

UKAWP Owner Bernadette Chapman, owner of Dream Occasions and Marquee judge for TWIA.

At first glance having a ‘home wedding’ in the parents’ garden can seem like a good idea, less stressful and cheaper and at least you don't need to source a venue. The reality however is very different. It can be very stressful for all parties involved especially as so much could go wrong and YOU are the expert, you are there to solve any problems that occur. There is no venue manager to fall back on.

Please note: Throughout the course when using the term marquee we in fact mean all styles of temporary structures (tipis, yurts, tents etc.)

You Will Learn

  • How to find sites if your client doesn’t have one
  • Different types of structure available incl. permanent marquees
  • How to conduct a site visit with a marquee company
  • Layout options showing actual CAD examples
  • Electricity / Generator requirements
  • Caring for the needs of the caterer
  • External suppliers necessary for a successful event
  • Ensuring your budget is realistic, we will go over actual examples so you can see where the money goes
  • Weather contingency
  • Acknowledging stress families encounter from organising a reception at home
  • Lighting options within a marquee
  • The highs and lows of marquees, common problems you might encounter
  • Advice on appropriate size for your numbers
  • Handy checklist of what you need to organise

What Do I Get?

You will receive instant access to a this training by registering on our online training website

Included within the course is:

1) PDF booklet of course notes

2) Real quotations from past events

3) Real CAD drawings for marquees and Tipis

4) Audio training over a presentation

5) Marquee checklist

6) Expert Interviews

Your Instructor

Bernadette Chapman
Bernadette Chapman

Bernadette Chapman was an incredibly experienced wedding planner from 2002-2021, she was well known for creating timeless classical weddings for clients through her planning company, Dream Occasions,. Over the years she planned and designed hundreds of celebrations with many logistically challenging marquees.

She is the original founder of the UKAWP after recognising a need for excellence in an unregulated industry. She is passionate about the wedding industry and empowering others to create the life and business they desire.

Since founding the UKAWP she has trained over 850 wedding planners, many of them among the top rated planners in the UK. She has seen the industry go through incredible changes since launching her own business. She knows how vital it is to be flexible in order to not just survive but thrive. She now also works with wedding businesses through her consultancy business Bernadette Chapman Consultancy

She is the co-author of “Wedding Planning for Dummies” (2014), a sought-after speaker at industry events and nicknamed the mother of all planners.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

I hope through doing this online course it will empower you to love marquees. Don't forget if you have any questions you can always message me.

With love



UK Alliance of Wedding Planners

01376 561 544 / 07939 215 531

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