Tables set out in a marquee for a wedding.

Wedding Insurance - For When The Marquee Collapses!

From traditional white marquees decorated with bunting and balloons, to tepees, chinese hat pagodas and Bedouin tents, marquees offer flexibility and value for money when it comes to your wedding venue. Many wedding insurance companies will offer marquee cover as an optional extra to your wedding insurance, but do you really need it?

Why have a marquee?

You can put a marquee in so many places - from a farmer's field overlooking the green and pleasant countryside, the grounds of a stately country home or even your own back garden. They add valuable extra space for people to gather for ceremonies, meals and receptions, and you can be as creative as you want with the decoration!

Additionally, more and more people are becoming wary of booking venues months or even years an advance, only to find nearer the time that the company have either gone bust, closed down or been taken over by a new owner who has no knowledge of the booking.

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What could go wrong?

Sometimes the value of the marquee you have hired could be as high as tens of thousands, and often contain expensive lighting, heating and flooring as well. Companies not only often ask for a hefty deposit but will also charge for any additional expenses. For example, the marquee hire company may hold you liable for:

Tables in a marquee outdoors ready for a wedding.

There are also risks that you need to consider, for example:

Marquee insurance

Considering all of the potential expensive things that could go wrong, you can see why having a decent wedding insurance policy can help. Marquee cover is usually available as an additional premium (around £50) on top of a standard wedding insurance policy. Having a wedding insurance policy won't keep you dry, shelter you from the wind, help you scrape the ice off your car or dig your way out of a snowdrift. But what it can do is to cover you for many unforeseen catastrophes, such as high flying marquees.

Even if your marquee provider offers insurance as part of the deal, or your venue's insurance will extend to a marquee on site, always check what is covered- is it the bare basics of accidental damage indemnity, or are you also covered in case the company goes bust, does not provide what you have agreed for on the big day or for weather damage? Check our list of risks above - you may find that you may need to take out additional marquee cover on top of your wedding insurance policy even if your venue or marquee supplier provides some basic level of cover.

For the cost of a barometer you could have a wedding insurance policy which will cover you for all three of these potential eventualities, leaving you to relax and boogie the night away in your fabulous wedding marquee.

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