WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you’re hiring a marquee for a wedding, corporate event,
such as a product launch or conference, or for a special occasion, such
as a birthday or dinner party, there are a number of things you should
expect as standard from your marquee hire company:
- Most marquee hire companies will supply the furniture, lighting and
flooring as well as the marquee of your choice. They will also have
contact details for other event companies, so they can arrange catering
equipment, marquee decoration, theme parties, etc, or at least point
you in the right direction for these little extras.
- Along with furniture, lighting and flooring, you should expect your
marquee hire firm to provide heating for the marquee so even in the
coldest winter your marquee (and your guests) will be dry, warm and
- You should know roughly how many people are expected to attend your
event before hiring the marquee because the hire company will want to
supply you with a marquee or tent to fit everyone in, which is particularly
important on a rainy day. If you’re have a seated event you need
to allow a minimum of 15 square feet per person to ensure everyone has
enough room, while for a buffet the size should be 8 sq ft per person.
- In most cases you should expect the marquee hire company to pitch
the marquees two or three days before the day of your event, so make
sure the garden, field or area is cleared and ready in plenty of time.