Marquee options

Hire our dome marquee or hire in a 3rd party one

Bawley Bush Retreat offers brides and event organisers a range of marquee options to consider. Those options are additional to our 90sqm function room and our permanently-in-position marquee frame...both already included in our celebration tariffs. BBR's own dome marquee fabric stretched over our frame was first used for a wedding only in March 2019 and our photo gallery of this remains incomplete. Third-party marquees are welcome at BBR but note that our 6-sided dome marquee enclosing 174sq m of undercover space is available at a fraction the hire cost of any 3rd party marquee alternative. Ours is designed-and-manufactured by Creative Structures in Holland and will comfortably accommodate up to 150# cocktail style or 120# seated diners as well as providing space for a band and dance floor.

Our marquee frame is permanently assembled in position with its 6 legs bolted to concrete piers. At 16+metres long, 14+m wide, 7.1m high it is structurally engineered using sturdy 120mm diameter anodised aluminium. It is able to withstand constant weather exposure and also powerful winds when covered with fabric. The frame/marquee is located at the north end of a 600sqm+ graded lawn area. Creatively lit by you it can be used uncovered for a variety of activities....say for open air dining, a dance floor, food truck parking, drinks caravan or just casual outdoor seating. It's your choice. Included in all tariffs is a winchable lighting truss hung from the frame at a height of 5m that can be safely dressed at floor level. It permanently carries basic waterproof, dimmable colour-selectable strip-lighting that is useable also when the frame is fabric-covered. The truss and frame can be further custom lighted and decorated as desired by users. See Wedding tariff schedule to budget for extras.  In previous promotion, before it was installed, we erroneously stated the frame would be able to be relocated to make clear lawn space....but apologies, that has proven not to be possible in practice.

If you want the frame covered with our waterproof white pvc fabric to create a very large marquee for wind, rain and temperature protection as well as for decorative effect then an extra, but very competitive, hire fee applies.  Such is the translucent nature of the fabric it will allow internal lighting effects to be visible from the outside. The covered configuration of the frame must be booked at least 2 weeks before your event so we can schedule outside assistance to install it and paid for with all other charges before your event. We will organise to pull the fabric over the frame before your event and will remove it when weather permits, after your departure. Note that there is no solid floor. Fabric hire includes sufficient annex floor matting for the whole marquee if you want it laid over our lawn. It also includes an optional 4.8mm X 4.8m dance floor that could be placed inside or outside. Also included in fabric hire are zip-in side panels: 3 opaque that match the tenting fabric (2 of these have central zippable doors) and 3 that are clear plastic (each has a central zippable door). Though we offer no solid flooring, subject to to minimising lawn coverage time to 3 nights, such might be hirable from 3rd event suppliers.

The first 2 photos in the above boxed set are not taken at Bawley Bush Retreat. The ring-in photos are marquee supplier-provided and presented here to demonstrate to event organisers just what our structure could look like when lighted internally at night and an idea what it can look like when peopled inside  (we do not provide the flooring shown).

3rd party marquee? If you dont like our marquee or just prefer others we have additional spaces you can choose for alfresco drinks/dining or to erect third party hired-in marquees. Please note that our marquee frame will remain in its position. There is enough space immediately south of our frame for traditional rectangular marquees up to 18m long or for as many as two conjoined nordic tipis (23m X 13m) to be erected. We also have a level lawn in front of the Cockatoo expanded to 19m X 10m....that can be used for marquees or alfresco uses. A modest per sqm ground hire fee for any 3rd party-supplied marquee or food vans applies. Marquee suppliers well-familiar with Bawley Bush Retreat include nordic tent suppliers Kata Lane and Matakata, also clear wall/roof and standard rectangular wedding-tent suppliers South Coast Party Hire and Shoalhaven Party Hire... but you are free to hire from any professional, insured third-party marquee provider.