Frequently asked questions

We get asked lots of different questions about hiring a marquee. To save a little time in the process, we thought we’d answer the most frequently asked questions here.  Of course, if we haven’t answered a question you have, please get in touch and I am sure we can answer it for you.

An optional damage waiver is added to all marquee quotes, this covers the client against most eventualities subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, we do. In order to hire our marquees out, we follow an industry led set of terms and conditions. This ensures best practice, and required by our insurers. These can be found by under here.

We ideally prefer to do a site visit with our clients where the event will be taking place to ensure we get a approximate idea of the size of the area we have to work with. Please get in touch with us to discuss.

All bookings for marquees are subject to availability, lead times do vary for lead times less than 48 hours, please call us.

We work to ensure that our marquees for our clients are put up in a timely manner and we will work alongside you with regards to your deadlines. If you have a tight turnaround time, we can discuss this and how we can work together to get your marquee up as soon as possible.

What type of event are you holding? Work out the number of guests, whether they will be seated or standing. Then you possibly need to add on space for dance floors, stages, reception areas. As a general rule of thumb you need 8 sq ft minimum per person for a standing event, 15 sq ft per person minimum if they are seated. Our advisors will be able to inform you of the size marquee you need. Simply get in touch to discuss your needs.

All our marquees are supplied fully lined in ivory linings with matting included in the price. Please see our calculator for further details. Your marquee can be as simple or as lavish as you wish.

Yes, we have a range of marquees and structures for sale, although this can be subject to lead times. We are also able to build bespoke structures if you have specific requirements. Please contact us to discuss this further. 

All of our marquee sizes are available for long-term hire, whether you would like the marquee up for one, three, six months or even for one year. Please see more information on our long-term hires.

We can offer recommendations for catering and toiler hire, as well as offer various furniture hire options. Please contact us for further details.

All our marquees are white PVC, decorated inside with ivory lining and matting. However we can supply any colour roof lining/swag/ walls/coloured lighting to your specification. We can also now supply Arabian style interiors – very dramatic!

Yes, our marquees are fully staked and weighted and completely fire resistant and weatherproof. They are made in accordance with EC safety standards. However to ensure a dry floor in wet conditions we would recommend that you have a hard floor.

We will work alongside you to agree the most appropriate time to de-rig the marquee.

Unless exceptional, i.e. winds over 60mph, you should experience no problems in our marquees. Our marquees are often used to protect projects from the weather, meaning they can stay on schedule.

Yes we do. Our normal flooring is matting – similar to coconut matting – which is a close weaved man made fibre which is sufficient for most marquee surfaces. Friendly to high heels too! However we can provide hard flooring, which we would recommend that you cover with a carpet, if the surface requires it.

Our flooring is only hired out with a marquee.

Yes we do. Our standard lighting is either chandelier or up lighters. However we can also provide rope light canopies, star cloth sky, pinspots, and parcan lighting. Outdoor spotlights are also available.

Our marquees do not need any extra power requirements unless you are providing catering or having a band etc. We can normally run our cables 50m to the nearest power supply. Otherwise we would need to supply you with a generator.

All of our marquee sizes are available for long-term hire, whether you would like the marquee up for one, three, six months or even for one year. (include link to Trafalgar Structures website).

All bookings for marquees are subject to availability so the earlier you book, the better, particularly for peak times such as the Summer and December. If you know when you want to hire a marquee for, simply get in touch and we can discuss your booking 

We work to ensure that your marquee is put up in a timely manner and we will work alongside you with regards to your deadlines. 

We will work alongside you to agree the most appropriate time to de-rig the marquee to fit both your needs and those of other clients.

No, flooring can only be included with the hire of a marquee. However, we can supply carpeting on its own as an alternative flooring option as its better in a larger marquee.