Number of Guests
To obtain a marquee hire quote, you will need to decide how many guests are attending your reception, as the size of the marquee will dictate its cost. We recommend approximately one square meter per guest, as well extra space for other elements such as the bridal table, buffet tables and dance floor. guide for marquee size versus number of guests
NB Your choice of tables will also affect the amount of space you require. Round tables that seat eight to ten guests are a popular option, while rectangular banquet tables can seat between ten and twelve guests.
How Long do I hire a marquee for?
The length of time you hire your marquee will also impact upon the cost. When considering this, remember you will need the marquee set up at least one or two days before your wedding so that you can install tables, chairs and other fittings, as well as decorate it. Similarly, you will need sufficient time after the event to clean up and pack things away.
For weekend events, the marquee is yours for both Saturday and Sunday. During the week, the length of the marquee hire period is by arrangement.
Does the total cost include VAT, travel expenses, and the time taken to erect and dismantle the marquee?
Safety Issues: Position of underground and overhead services (e.g. drains, gas pipes, etc.) if known. Ensure your power supply is adequate. Consider fire precautions, fire extinguishers?
General Help and Advice: Inform us if you need the marquee in place prior to the eve of the event Stagger the arrival of the various contractors, e.g. caterers are unable to set up before the roof lining is in place. Update marquee hire company of changes to guest numbers, dates etc. prior to the event.