When you’re hosting a big event, it’s important to have the right marquee hire. You want something that will create an atmosphere your guests will love and remember for years to come.

Choosing the perfect one can be tough, but we’ve got some tips on how to make the most of your marquee hire:

1. Consider the Style of Your Marquee

The right choice of marquee can make all the difference at your event. Here are some considerations to take into account when deciding on one for yourself.

  • What size do you need?
  • Will it be placed indoors or outdoors?
  • Large warehouse space.
  • Small garden area with limited seating capacity (500 maximum).
  • etc…

This will determine not only how much light is allowed by each panel, but also what shape and colour would look best in relation to the location’s decorating style – natural materials like wood shingles versus vinyl flowers.

If outdoor spaces aren’t available, then an indoor option might offer more flexibility depending upon where exactly this facility occurs inside.

2. Choose a Location That is Easily Accessible by Guests

Keep your guests happy and safe by making sure they have everything needed for the event.

Is There Any Mud on The Ground?

Will people need to walk across potentially muddy grass or is there somewhere close-by where cars can park while you’re setting up (maybe even right next door)?

Make Plans in Advance so Nothing Gets Left Out!

The British weather may be unpredictable, but we’ve got some great solutions if rain becomes an issue too; like temporary trackways that bring traffic from one side of a field/driveway down off their wheels when necessary.

3. Ensure There is Enough Space for Food and Drink Stations

Your wedding marquee is an important decision that will shape the entire experience. If you have chosen a clear span, it can be easily separated into different areas for dancing and entertainment, or breakfast-time vows, talking with family members in between; but there are other considerations to take into account before making this choice! Such as:

  • How many guests do I want to be present with on my big day?
  • Do any of them need space away from others due to their occupation (such as photographers)?
  • Is outdoor seating preferable over an indoor ceremony area layout because then everyone has access regardless of whether outside or inside!?
  • Does lighting play another key role here – more formal spaces may benefit?

4. Think About How Many Tables You Need

Tables are essential for hosting a successful event – without them, your guests will have nowhere to eat, chat and relax. When you’re considering your options, it is worth thinking about the size of your group and how many tables you might need. You can have round or hexagonal marquees with a variety of table layouts included, so consider what would work best for your group.

Alternatively, if there is a particular design that catches your eye but doesn’t fully meet your requirements, then why not try talking to the marquee hire company about customising it to better suit you?

5. Make Sure Your Marquee Hire Company Has Access to Power Sockets and Water Points

Power sockets can be hard to come by when you’re hosting an outdoors event. This is why it’s so important to find a marquee company with enough power points available – or even consider bringing your own if you’ve got the space to bring them along!

Water is also something that should be easily accessible throughout the duration of the event. Be sure to ask about how many water points are provided in each area of your marquee hire, and also ask where they will be located in case there’s more than one option for different areas of your site.

6. Plan Out All The Details Before Booking Your Marquee

When choosing your marquee it’s important to be sure that you’re happy with all the details, including colour scheme and style. Be sure to think about what kind of lighting you will require during the day or night – do you want warm or cool white LED lights? Do you need additional electrical sockets for appliances like laptops or microwaves?

It is also important to ask yourself questions about where to situate food and drink stations so that they are easily accessible without causing crowding problems around the catering area. Make sure there is a clear turnover plan before your event begins.

Finally, a marquee company should have a clear solution in place for how long each part of their set-up process takes so that they can better communicate this information back to you.


Planning and executing a successful event can be challenging. That’s where we come in! Whether you need help with hiring an elegant marquee for your wedding, or if you’re hosting a corporate conference that needs catering, our team of experts will ensure that your next event is as successful as it deserves to be.

We offer the best prices on marquees because we know how important saving money can be when planning large events. Be sure to contact us today so one of our friendly staff members can answer any questions you may have about booking a marquee.