We often get asked for ‘marquis’ or ‘markees’!
Did you know that the common mis-spelling of marquees – as marquis – probably does not originate from the French marquise? The French marquise is actually a rather delicious chocolate mousse. So you could end up eating a marquise in a marquee!
The definition of marquee in the U.K. is generally agreed to be ‘a large tent, sometimes open-sided, primarily used for outdoor entertainment’.
In the U.S.A. however, it is ‘a rooflike structure, at times bearing a signboard, which projects over an entrance, often to a theatre or hotel. Also known as a ‘marquise’. If you asked someone to erect a marquee in the USA, you might not get what you expected!
Whether or not you want a chocolate mousse, a roof like structure of a wedding marquee, just give a call. We’ll be able to help with the marquee, but you might need to get the caterers in for the mousse!
County Marquees, providing marquee hire for weddings, parties & functions in Maidenhead, Reading, Slough and surrounding areas.