Party Marquee FAQs

Why consider hiring a marquee for a party? The great thing about hiring a marquee for a party is being able to choose the perfect location and plan the party […]

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Why consider hiring a marquee for a party?

The great thing about hiring a marquee for a party is being able to choose the perfect location and plan the party space to suit you. Marquees enable you to build areas to match your requirements exactly without the compromises that often come with traditional party venues.

A marquee in your garden is a great way to host a party at home without the risk of damage to your interiors. Unfortunate incidents like the odd spilt glass of red wine can spoil soft furnishings as you know. And with a marquee you can invite a lot more people (most of our marquees can hold up to 260 people and our Oyster Pearl Tent has the capacity for 350 people).

What styles of marquee are available?

We offer a range of marquees for hire to suit any occasion, including Pole Tents, Frame Tents, Stretch Tents and Glamping Tents. We have ten different decorated interiors for our Frame tents and a wide variety of draping options, furniture, lighting and props, also for hire, to personalise your chosen marquee. For inspiration, see some of our event styling ideas here.

How do I know what size marquee I need?

Each of our marquees has a maximum capacity. Simply tell us the number of people you are inviting to your party and we’ll advise you which of our marquees will suit your event best.

Can marquees be used all year round?

Yes. Our marquees are wind-tested to 50 mph and we have heaters for hire which are suitable for all of our tents. You will need to have a hard floor and carpet, as well as heating in the winter, all of which we supply. Our velvet options in the Frame Tent Collection create a very warm and decadent atmosphere and are very popular in the colder seasons.

Read our blog on how to winter-proof your marquee here.

Do you have marquee hire near me?

Absolutely. We hire our marquees to clients throughout the UK. Just get in touch and we’ll talk through all of the options available.

Is my garden suitable for a marquee?

It’s possible for us to do a lot of assessment based on photos and dimensions of the intended space for the marquee. We do a site visit for every confirmed booking, or we are happy to visit prior to a confirmed booking, but charge £100 site visit fee plus mileage and VAT.

Do I need an electricity source?

Yes, you will need a power supply onsite. This can be from a domestic supply or a generator.

When will the marquee be put up and taken down?

We always ensure our marquees are put up the day before an event and taken down the day after. Our smaller tents can be put up in a few hours, while our largest tents can take several days. Access to your chosen location may also affect timings.

See more general FAQs on our marquees here.

The party was fabulous and I genuinely believe that is down to the atmosphere that Arabian Tents produced – they danced until 7 am! The guests have been raving ever since – comments like “the most amazing marquee we have ever seen”; “incredible attention to detail”; I genuinely felt I was somewhere in Arabia”.

Niall ★★★★★

Our framed tent collection

Choose from nine beautifully decorated interiors from classically pretty tea-party style linings to bright and colourful party palaces all featuring in the Arabian Collection.

See our framed tents