Silk Estate has the passion and experience to create your perfect wedding venue.

Our luxurious, silk-lined wedding marquees are a stunning backdrop 
for a beautiful wedding reception – creating an amazing atmosphere your guests will love, the moment they arrive!

Perhaps guests may catch a special glimpse of your stunning white marquee from afar, they might even gather right outside for your ceremony in the garden and enjoy drinks and nibbles on the lawn prior to your reception.  You may even hear guests talking about the goose bump feeling they had as they entered your beautifully dressed marquee which is fully styled to your personal wedding theming.  Whether it be rustic with a twist, classic sophistication, or the latest trend in bohemian styling.  These magical moments are what guests love and will remember long after your wedding day.

Fro a small intimate wedding, to a grand gathering, 
Silk Estate provide tailored Wedding Packages for 30 to 300 guests.

We’ll bring your vision to life; at your family homestead or farm, 
or your choice of location in Mid, South and greater Canterbury. If you feel overwhelmed by all the decisions to be made, Toni May and the Silk Estate team will guide you through every step of planning your marquee wedding.


Toni May and the Silk Estate team offer full support and planning, including recommending and liaising with your chosen suppliers. Our complimentary consultations can include a private table dressing session; we’ll help you find the perfect table setting for your wedding theme. Learn about our planning process.

Scroll to learn of the additional support Silk Estate can provide on your wedding day:

9 Series Marquees
Luxury 80 (holds 80 people) From $5,600  Brochure download
Luxury 120 (holds 120 people) From $7,000  Brochure download
12 Series Marquees
Luxury 80 (holds 80 people) From $5,800 Brochure download
Luxury 120 (holds 120 people) From $7,300 Brochure download
Luxury 160 (holds 160 people) From $9,000 Brochure download
Luxury 200 (holds 200 people) From $11,000 Brochure download
Luxury 250 (holds 250 people) From $12,800 Available soon…

    Hi Toni, We’ve returned from honeymoon and wanted to just say how truly grateful I was that you were involved in our day. You and the team made it so effortless, I didn’t need to worry or stress on the day as you were all over it. Everything went seamlessly and we’ve had so many comments on how professional you were, and also how gorgeous it looked! You were so helpful from day one answering my silly questions and nothing was too much of an ask. You really put me at ease. The tables looked so elegant and you took what we’d talked about and made it look amazing so thank you! I cannot rave about how good you were enough, so thank you for the hard work and dedication you put into the day. We appreciated it a lot!

    Jamie + Zoe
    Jamie + Zoe

    We would like to thank you so much for helping make our day an occasion we will always remember. Our day would not have been possible without all your excellent organisation and help.

    Marianne & Will Patterson
    Marianne & Will Patterson

    Thank you so much for your beautiful marquee and the lovely bella chairs for the ceremony.  You did an amazing job.  Phil and I couldn’t ask for more! Thanks again,

    Phil and Nat
    Phil and Nat

    Thank you so much for providing the absolutely beautiful marquee and all the furniture and accessories for our very magical wedding day. We had the best day of our lives and everything was more perfect than we could have imagined! Your eye for detail and super organisation made it so enjoyable for us planning our special day. You both are amazing! Thanks again,

    Jess and Mark
    Jess and Mark

    Thank you so much for all your help in organizing the marquee for our wedding.  It was absolutely beautiful.  Toni you really go beyond the call of duty, you made everything perfect.  Thanks again,

    Anna and Michael
    Anna and Michael


Adding the finishing touches

Silk Estate will arrive early morning, to beautifully style your wedding marquee, and carefully set the tables exactly as you hoped and imagined. Every accessory in place, tables perfectly set; linen, centrepieces, cutlery, glassware, place cards. We’re also experts at tying chair sashes… No detail is too small – we thrive on it!

One of the huge advantages of the Silk Estate team taking care of this for you, is the time you’ll save, and probably how much stress you’ll avoid. For you, the morning of the wedding day should be about excitement and anticipation – not organising your reception venue. To ensure the best possible experience on your wedding day, Silk Estate highly recommends leaving the final marquee dressing and table setting, until the morning of the wedding (we’ll explain further, in our consultation with you). We look forward to those magical moments when you and your guests see the glorious transformation for the first time…

It’s why we love what we do!


Having Silk Estate’s trained, attentive bar staff looking after your guests, gives you more time together, enjoying your very special celebration.
This optional service for your Marquee Wedding reception can include:

• Serving guests before and during the reception
• Clearing glasses and tables
• Re-filling water carafes
• Sorting and recycling bottles
• Overseeing the Supper Table

We’ll also look after your guests’ comfort and safety, by monitoring heating and ventilation. Silk Estate enjoys seeing guests having a wonderful time, and we fully expect the odd broken glass or two. With our bar staff on hand, spills and breakages can quickly be attended to. At the end of the evening, if you chose to use the marquee the next day, our bar staff can clear and clean the tables and fully refresh the marquee for your guests to simply walk into. Imagine the relief of knowing you won’t have to do this, after such a busy, exciting day! Clients have found Silk Estate’s bar service leads to less wastage, and we have a modern mobile Chiller Trailer for hire (with lighting), to easily transport, store and chill liquid refreshments.



Make an appointment to discuss your wedding day – call us on 03 308 8893. Your families and bridal party are very welcome at your pre and post booking consultations.

To truly capture all your ideas and for guest tables to be set to perfection the morning of your wedding, we encourage our Brides to bring their theming choices along to our showroom and to experience the look and feel of a fully set a table with all the trimmings.  It’s such a fun experience and one the bridal party enjoy!

Silk Estate’s showroom is open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm and by appointment, including Saturdays: 151 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton. Winter rates do apply so please enquire.




On dusk, sparkling twinkles of light sets the mood for a great night both in and outside your marquee… not to mention our relaxed style pallet furniture which creates lovely breakout spaces for guests to gather and chat, back from the dance floor where all the action unfolds.  Large urns filled with gorgeous flowers or topiaries can frame the head table or entrance ways nicely, grand chandeliers (Crystal and Deer Antler) and the many other lighting options including the very popular Festoon, are simply glorious too.

Visit our showroom and we can share the many different styling options with you personally.