A range of parties havebeen shown here from the very simple to the most eleborate. If you have an idea that you want to explore, there's always a way to create it with you.
A star cloth ceiling with black walls is our most popular request for parties wanting to create a night club atmosphere in a marquee. During summer months, we recommend a few window walls that can be easily opened to allow ventilation and, in the winter, a wooden underfloor that can double as a dance floor to stop moisture seeping into the marquee.
Portaloos delivered to the front garden or driveway are essential, in this instance, screened from the road by linings and lit with fairy lights. Hay bales provided outside seating and a small canopy gave weather protection for the burger chef.
A bar can be provided if you are having a bar tender or, if not, a trestle table, for a help-yourself option. Poseur tables for standing around or informal casual seating works well in this environment.
The prices below are guide prices for a star cloth marquee with black wall linings, uplighting and a dance floor with guests standing.
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Extras could include a mirror ball, furniture, LED lighting, heating, underflooring, window walls, PA system, DJ and catering…and advice on any theme you may be interested in.
A canopy gave cover for summer party in this 6m wide garden. A small stage was installed for a steel band and festoon and fairy lights added to the festival spirit.
Another canopy was installed keeping three side walls on for wind protection.
The last photo shows a different party, also using a 6m wide structure, with white linings and a fairy light canopy to cover the roof beams for a more formal finish.
Prices for a canopy with folding tables and chairs start from:
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Festoon lighting or fairy lighting works well with a canopy and can be hung around the perimeter, along the apex or up and over each roof beam. We can also arrange linen.
This colourful theme is perfect for a marquee with drapes easily hung from the ceilings and curtain rails. Authentic styled furniture and lighting can add to the overall effect. These photos are from several Moroccan marquees to provide a range of exampes for you to view.
Complement your creative side with a marquee to suit your occasion. There are many ways we can dress, light and furnish a party marquee. Browse the party gallery or call to discuss your ideas.
Yes. With guttering above your door or a single storey flat roof extension, we can create a drip-free access from your house into the marquee.
Yes - absolutely you can bring in your own caterers. We can provide a catering marquee and tables if required.
Remember to check how much power they require as even things as simple as a tea urn or plate warmer can blow a fuse if there are too many other appliances using the same supply.
We are also very happy to provide recommendations for caterers or you can view our suggestions yourself on our Supplier page
We are here to help you assess if you need extra power.
Once we know the total output you require, we can advise if you will have enough supply through your house sockets, if we need to take a supply directly from your mains, or, if there is a large requirement, bring in a generator to cover all your needs.
In summer, we encourage our clients to include window walls in their marquee as these are easily opened and provide instant ventilation. If there is no wind with humid conditions, fans may be necessary or we can also arrange for air conditioning.
It is also worth while keeping an eye on the expected evening temperature, even in the middle of summer, as if it drops much below 15 degrees, you may find your guests leaving because it is too cold to stay in the marquee.
In cooler weather, heating is essential. We have indirect heaters that sit outside the marquee and vent warm air in.
A toilet inside your house or office is usually adequate for 50 guests.
Single portable toilets are 4' (1.22m) square and are often positioned in a front garden or driveway.
Luxury toilet trailers start at 4.8m long x 2.4m wide.
If your event is in a field, we can also arrange portable showers for your guests.
If the marquee location is secure and someone will be on site for the duration of the hire, then it is unlikely to be either damaged or stolen, as you are responsible for it's safe keeping.
If you are worried, check if our equipment would be covered on your home policy or you can contact Cover Marque who specialise in marquee insurance.
Alternatively, you can accept our damage waiver (5% of the hire) where you would still be liable but pay a much smaller contribution to any claim.
We require the organisers of any event in a public space to take out their own insurance to cover our equipment and that 24 hour security is on site.
Where possible, we will always try to accommodate you at another time and limit any charges.
If you cancel 8 weeks before your event, you will lose just your deposit.
If you cancel between 4-8 weeks before your event, you will need to pay a further 25% of the booked equipment.
If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your event, you will need to pay 100% of the booking.
For Covid-19, we are rescheduling where possible and providing refunds with a small administration fee if events are needing to be cancelled outright.