Party Marquee FAQs

Make it a party to remember

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.

Tell us about your Event!

We look forward to hearing what you're planning; when you get in touch do let us know:

  • the number of guests you're expecting
  • what tent/ furniture/ service you are interested in
  • the date of your event
  • the delivery location

We have limited our delivery distance to within 100 miles of our West Sussex base to help reduce carbon emissions.

Ask about our Eco tips for your next event.

You can contact us directly by calling 0800 193 5229 emailing or you can use the enquiry form opposite.

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Our additional event management services

We love nothing more than a Memorable Party. We love creating them, decorating them and whenever we can find the time...going to them!

If you are thinking of throwing a party, want it to be unforgettable and fabulous, we are here to help.

We have a wealth of creative knowledge and experience at our finger tips, just waiting for you to tap into.

There are various levels of involvement in our Party Planning services from which to choose, including:

  • Advice on generators, caterers, bar, music, entertainment, photographers and styling
  • 3D CAD design of the tent/ interior featuring all elements to be incorporated in it.
  • Outsourcing equipment and furniture
  • Prop sourcing and making
  • Producing schedules and where necessary risk assessments
  • Providing an Onsite Coordinator for your event.

Contact us with details of what you’re looking for and we will tailor our services to fit.