When you’re hiring a marquee, it’s important to get it right. Whether it’s a wedding, garden party or business event you’re hosting, you want it to go off without a hitch. And that means asking some important questions before you decide on the marquee that’s right for you.

So, if you’re thinking about hiring a marquee, follow these simple points and you’ll end up with the marquee that’s perfect for your needs.

How Many People Will be Attending?

Before you decide on the style or size of marquee you want, you need to be at least reasonably sure on the number of guests you are expecting.

No one likes to be cheek-to-cheek during an event, especially when you are trying to cultivate a relaxed, fun atmosphere. At the same time, if your marquee is way oversized and there are barely enough people to fill one end, any party or event can feel underwhelming.

So, get a firm grasp on the numbers you’ll be expecting, and you’ll be able to start narrowing down your choice of marquees and get closer to the one that’s a perfect fit.

What’s the Budget?

When it comes to hiring a marquee, the last thing you want is to find the one that fits all your needs and then find it is out of your price range.

You need to know – before you start looking for quotes and prices – just how much your budget is and have some reasonable expectations of how far it will go. Keep in mind that your budget may not just be for the marquee if you require any extras, as we will see next.

Do You Require Any Extras?

When looking for a marquee, you must bear in mind that a marquee is often a large space and, with multiple guests, you may well require extras from the company providing the marquee.

This includes things like tables and chairs, a bar, food, additional furniture and a dance floor. It’s usually the case that a marquee company will provide either just marquee hire or a full package that includes certain extras. Ascertain what these are and how they effect your overall planning and budget.

Do You Need to Check with the Venue?

If you are hosting a party in your garden or another private space, then you have a great deal of freedom when it comes to placement. If, however, you are hiring a venue for your event, be very sure that they are okay with marquees and just where they can go. Also enquire about how long the marquee can remain in sight, because you don’t want the night in full-swing and then have to shut down the fun!

If you are considering hiring a marquee, contact South West Marquees today. We offer a range of marquees that are perfect for any event.