1. Ideal for events at any time of year
Hiring a marquee is not just for summer events; they can be fabulous at any time of year. Most marquee companies will be able to arrange solutions for heating, toilet facilities, and electricity generators. So even if it’s midwinter, you needn’t worry about your guests getting chilly or needing to venture out in the elements in search of a loo! The marquee in the pictures featured here was supplied by Chelmer Marquees, in Essex, for an event earlier this month.
2. Gives you a greater choice of location
Hiring a marquee will give you far more flexibility in terms of location; set it up in your own back garden, a field, or even a beach (with the right permission of course!) This month, we even delivered hire furniture to a marquee inside a London TV studio, for the Celebrity X Factor!
The most popular marquee styles are traditional pole marquees and clearspan marquees (without poles). Some companies also offer tipi and yurt style tents for a different look. Most styles will be available in a wide range of sizes so you’ll always have the perfect venue, regardless of the scale of your event.
3. Makes it easier to budget for catering, decor and extras
Also, having the freedom to choose your own caterers and party decor suppliers will enable you to keep to your own budget far more easily. You won’t be tied into hotel catering, corkage charges, or drinks packages and will be able to tailor absolutely everything to your exact requirements.