Event organisers can take the party with them with a marquee tent! The modern marquee is a remarkable bit of kit. A marquee’s interior can be altered to match any event theme and the whole setup can be easily dismantled and removed after the party is over. Marquees are popular fixtures in all sorts of events: birthdays, weddings, fairs and corporate functions.
What’s behind the recent enthusiasm for marquees? Several things! Marquees offer an unprecedented level of freedom and convenience. They are light and easy to move; allow for endless customisation for event planners; and finally, are significantly cheaper than renting a convention centre. Their flexible construction means that the interior can be altered at the event planner’s discretion. Visit www.hydeparkhire.co.nz for all of your party and marquee needs.
Here is what to look for when hiring a marquee for an event:
Size – The first step in hiring a marquee is to know how big it will be. Marquees have a limit to how many people they can safely hold. It is important that organisers have some idea of how many guests they expect. The location of the venue is also important – it should be large enough to fit the marquee.
Design – Marquees come in several distinct designs and configurations. Traditional marquee tents are held upright with the help of guy ropes, requiring extra space around the structure. Wireframe marquees are supported by upright poles within the structure’s frame and so require less space. Finally, exotic styles like Bedouin tents, Tepees and Arabic tents have become high sought after in recent years.
Optional Extras – While the marquee interiors are usually left to the party planners, some suppliers offer optional extras and embellishments with their tents. Extras usually consist of internal furnishings, flooring and lighting.
Timing – Marquees can be scarce, especially during summer when most people have weddings and other outdoor events. A good rule of thumb is to book as soon as the date is set for the event, even if it is a year away. Event planning companies maintain a database of reputable marquee suppliers.
Budget – Event planners must be aware that there may be hidden costs to hiring a marquee, beyond just the rental fees. Extra costs may include transportation, setup and removal service, internal heating options and so on.
A marquee will elevate any event. Event planners have to be careful, however. Mistakes made during the planning process can have devastating consequences down the road, making it important to do enough research before hiring a marquee.