Marquees are a fantastic way to add impact to your event.
With silk linings, clear walls and flooring available, your marquee structure can create a unique experience for your guests while also ensuring that they are protected from rain and sunshine.
Utilising a marquee structure allows you to create your event in virtually any location – from bridges to gardens, beaches to mine sites – we’ve seen some amazingly creative event venues over the years!
If you are looking at hiring a marquee for your next event, there are a few important factors to consider. Our event hire team outlines their top tips for ensuring you select the right marquee to hire.
What atmosphere are you looking to create at your event? Romantic events like weddings might like silk linings or chandelier lighting while a night time corporate event might opt for clear walls and roofs to capitalise on the night sky.
Atmosphere will also influence the items you put within your marquee such as lighting, linens and flooring so have a clear idea of the type of mood you want in your room to help you select the appropriate hire items for creating your desired effect.
Number of Guests
The number of guests at your event will ultimately affect the size of the marquee hired and also the level of chairs and tables required for your event. If in doubt, speak with your professional marquee hire company who will be able to advise which marquee structure is appropriate for your sized event.
Public Or Private?
Private venues are ideal for marquee structures while some public spaces can require additional services such as security and fencing. When choosing the site for your marquee structure think about what level of security and access issues you might face.
One thing that marquee hirers often overlook is the fact that hiring a marquee means you have essentially a stand alone venue. As a result, you are going to bring in all elements to create your uniquely own venue – an exciting creative prospect but there are some logistical implications to also consider.
Depending on your style of event you will most likely need access to basic services such as water, rubbish disposal and power.
GC Event Hire can help with additional hire requirements including catering equipment, cold rooms, plates, linens, glassware, flooring and more.
Align yourself with a marquee hire company that can assist with as many elements as possible so that you don’t have any event hire items missed.
Let’s be frank, marquee structures are large and aren’t the type of thing that you want flying around or collapsing. When selecting the right marquee to hire be sure to check the quality of fabrics and engineering standards of the company that will install your marquee. Safety and risk mitigation should always be first!
Ensure that your marquee structure is engineered and installed to meet the Building Codes of Australia and conforms to all regulations including windspeed and fire requirements for PVC fabrics.
Thinking of hiring a marquee for your next event? Obtain an obligation free quotation from our events team here.