Whether this is your first time on the website or you’re coming back for your second marquee, take a look at our FAQs if you need any questions quickly answered. Of course don’t hesitate to email or call if you have any further queries about a marquee.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE A QUOTE?
Hiring a marquee may not be as expensive as you think. There are 2 ways of obtaining a quote for your marquee:
You can measure your garden and provide us with the details and we can provide you with a costing
We can arrange a free, no obligation site visit to measure your garden and discuss options available to you
However, even if you choose option 1, we still advise to arrange a site visit later on to ensure the marquee will be appropriate for your garden and will accommodate your event.
WHAT SIZE MARQUEE DO I NEED?
Very often our customers will tell us they want the marquee to cover the whole garden. However, the larger the marquee the more it will cost, which is not always necessary. One of the reasons why we like to conduct a site visit is to discuss your options which will determine the cost of your booking, but also dependent on a number of factors, such as how many guests you are hoping to accommodate or if you’re planning on having furniture in your marquee.
WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A MARQUEE?
A marquee will vary by cost depending on a variety of factors (listed below) so keep a budget in mind for your marquee. There are also additional options that we provide for extra cost, such as hard floors, dane floors or coloured linings, so keep in mind if you would like these added features
The size is not only determined by the size of your garden. It can also be determined by the number of guests you are inviting and how many will be in the marquee at any one time. For example, if you are using the house and wish to use the marquee as an extension to the house, you may be able to opt for a smaller marquee which will reflect in the cost. If you are having a sit-down meal you may require a larger area as you will need space for tables and chairs.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED APART FROM THE MARQUEE?
Other factors you may wish to consider are:
We have various types of tables and chairs available to hire. The most common are the folding chairs and trestle tables due to cost, as well as the practicality, as they can be folded up and put away to create space. We also have banqueting chairs and round tables available. However, these items tend to take up slightly more space.
As well as the marquee, we suggest the flooring is the second most important factor. The cheapest option is to not have any flooring or to simply have carpets laid on the ground. However, either of the above options does not guarantee that water will not enter the marquee from the ground.
Placing carpets on lawn can work if the weather is dry. However if your garden is prone to water logging the carpets can get damp from underneath. Also if your guests are wearing heels, or you are hiring furniture the heels or legs can get caught in the carpets or sink into the ground.
The safest option would be to have a wooden floor. The wooden floor we have is raised enabling rainwater to run between the batten voids, keeping carpets and guest’s feet dry. Grass will survive better than under most floors as well.
We offer internal coloured linings for the marquee as well as furniture. However, many customers also prefer to self-decorate. We also offer a decorating service, where we provide balloons, table decorations, swags and any extras you can think of for a competitive price. You can get some inspiration for decoration by clicking
WHAT LIGHTING IS REQUIRED FOR THE MARQUEE?
The marquee will require lighting if being used in the evening, which we offer a variety for. We offer uplighter mood lights, chandeliers, disco balls and many more, just let us know what you’re looking for when we do your quote.
Our heaters and lights are all connected to a 3 pin plug. However, depending on how far the marquee is from your house you may need extension leads.