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Theming your Autumn event

August 24, 2016

Looking for inspiration for your  Autumn event in 2017?

The Autumn months sometimes feel like there is nothing special to celebrate. The rounds of summer garden parties and barbecues have finished, everyone is just passing time until Christmas arrives. However, having already touched on the amazing dishes that can be created from Autumn produce, we think that September, October and November are perfect months for partying, no matter how cold it may get.

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events – there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t host them in a marquee during the Autumn. Our marquees are a far cry from the fragile, flapping structures that might immediately spring to mind. Built to withstand anything the Great British weather cares to throw at them, Inside Outside marquees – combined with discreet heating and boarded flooring – ensure that your guests can party the night away without worrying about what’s going on outside.

It’s a different world inside
MarqueeThe best thing about a marquee? You can theme it however you please! We put up marquees week in week out and never cease to be amazed by the transformations that happen once they’ve been dressed. To provide some inspiration, we took a look at some of the fantastic marquee interiors created by Oasis Events.

As owner Mark Fremantle points out, parties and events during the Autumn months can have a very special feel about them. Stylish, summer wedding themes give way to something altogether more warm and cosy. Autumnal colour palettes of oranges, yellows, reds and burgundies feel incredibly inviting, and fabrics and textures emphasize this even more. Linings and drapery have a way of creating a very warm and intimate environment, even in a space that will hold several hundred guests. Add fairy lights and starcloth for a bit of sparkle and your marquee interior will look magical.

What theme will you choose?
There are plenty of little touches that can be added, it all depends on the theme of your event. We love the antler chandeliers Oasis Events showed us – walking into a marquee with props such as that would feel a little like stepping into a country house after a brisk autumn walk, especially if hot toddies are to hand!

Then of course, there’s Halloween – a great excuse for a party if ever there was one and rich with endless ideas for dressing a marquee. Pumpkins, bats, cobwebs, eerie lighting, trick-or-treat party food, and a marquee full of guests in fancy dress will make for a party that lasts way beyond the witching hour!

Or how about Oktoberfest? This Bavarian beer festival runs from late September into October and attracts people from all over the world. Increasingly, Oktoberfest is also being emulated throughout the UK – it’s clearly popular so would be a great theme for a party. Rustic wooden features such as benches and barrels decorated with hops and seasonal flowers, straw bales, blue and white gingham tablecloths will all work together to create Bavaria inside a marquee.

If you’re planning a party in Autumn 2017, why not get in touch – a marquee could be perfect! Call Inside Outside on 01372 459485 or email

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