Which design to choose from?
Any event or party needs a good marquee. With the broad range of choices available, the kind of marquee you choose depends on many factors. Such factors include the type of event in question, the number of expected guests and sometimes merely taste and preference. In case you are thinking of hiring a marquee, here are some of the designs available.
Frame marquee: it is one of the most popular kind of marquee available in the market. Also referred to as clear span structures, this kind of marquee usually has no central pole. Consequently, offering unobstructed view for guests. In terms of installation, any surface does just fine. Gravel, grass, or even tennis courts work well. Reason being, the tents can get secured using weights. However, for windy venues pegs get used as reinforcements. A hard flooring, as well as carpets, get provided upon customers’ request.
Traditional marquee: the traditional Marquees are widely famed for the wedding venues. The English country garden theme complements the marquee’s complicated design quite well. The supporting poles in the middle of the tent can further get decorated using ribbons or artificial flowers adding to the interior beauty. Dim lighting from paper lanterns completes the look in a dazzling manner.
Chinese hat marquee: Also called the witches hat marquee. Though simple in design, the marquee has a beautiful, eye-catching appeal. They mainly get used as porches at the entrance area, extensions or as centerpieces with a bar. When several of them get joined, they are capable of making plenty of room.
Capri marquee: if you are after unique marquees, this is the perfect choice. Other than their exceptionality, Capri marquees can get zipped together to create more space. There is also an option of having canvas sides or PVC windows, which offer more lighting. The tents are quite big for they handle 25-440 seated people and about 35-600 standing people depending on the tent size.
Big top circus tents: for events where there are live performances and plenty of people attend, this is the best choice. The marquee has more than enough space left even after setting up a festival-style stage. The tents can take several shapes to the customer’s liking. Better still, they give a pitch-dark effect as no light gets to penetrate through the thick canvas. Seating space ranges from 100-1600 people and standing space ranges from 400-5000 people depending on the tent size.
Now you have the facts. The marquee hire decision depends on the kind of event and if you want catering hire, chair hire as well as other furniture fittings. These specifications dictate the price too. Again, different companies offer different price ranges. Therefore, you need to do plenty of research before deciding on the marquee company to hire, marquee size and additional effects such as decorations, chairs and tables.
Many people do dream of having their wedding by the seaside. Nonetheless, they do not know if to conduct it in open air space or if there are Marquees specially made for that.
Well, here is a reassurance that a marquee hire by the beach side works fine and adds color and pomp to the occasion. However, take note the success of the day highly depends on the ‘mood’ of the sea on that particular day. Tides and waves could ruin your plans or better still add some fun to the event, depending on your perspective. Here are a few tips that seek to help you make your wedding by the beach one worth writing about in the dailies.
Set your marquee in such a way that you can clearly see the beach: it might sound obvious but it is worth emphasizing for it would not be a beach marquee were you to set it up facing elsewhere. Remember, most marquees do not have windows. However, frame marquees are a guarantee when it comes to windows and the clearer they are the better.
Do not take any chances in securing your marquee: beach marquees should be sturdy. Again, frame marquees get designed in a manner that they can withstand windy and ‘shaky’ conditions. You might also want to check with the relevant authorities if your marquee provider has registered with them to ensure you will get nothing but the best.
If possible, choose a clear roof marquee: having windows on your marquee is a very good idea but having a clear roof marquee is a better idea. The lighting makes the marquee blend in the surrounding space, and a lot gets saved on lighting.
Decorate your marquee plentifully: decorating should be a fun activity as it portrays more of how you feel. Consider things such as bunting, paper lanterns, beach flags, table decorations, and table pans. The paper lantern color should match your theme and the beach flags add life to the event. You can line the flags up to form a pathway or place them in whichever way you fancy. As for the table pans and table decorations, the more creative you are, the better. Personal touch creates a unique feeling that equals none other.
Necessary add-ons: in case the space in the marquee is not enough, you can place a few deck chairs and other outdoor furniture in the open. If you plan to extend into the night, slippers are necessary for guests who want to feel the sand between their toes. Blankets are also a good idea for those who wish to enjoy the breeze from the sea. With proper catering hire and adequate chair hire, your guests would not ask for more. Most importantly, you will have achieved what many people only dare to imagine.
Having a reason to celebrate, must be the most beautiful thing in the world. People celebrate many occasions in their lives, weddings, christenings, engagements, the birth of a child and so on. Since you want to celebrate all these events with people who are dear and close to you, who are also your family and your friends, sometimes the venue, starts to be a problem. Where are you going to put all these people?
Why Not Go To A Restaurant?
Restaurant and hotels charge a lot of money for celebration venues, and your home is usually not big enough. Moreover, some people simply like to celebrate the event in a place where they can have the necessary a commodity and certain freedom to be in the open, and being inside at the same time. This is where marquees come in the picture. There are all sorts of marquees for different occasions, and they are very useful for a number of reasons.
- You Will Save Money
If you want to avoid spending a fortune on a venue, you should definitely rent a marquee. It will give you the opportunity to save your money for something which might be more important to you. By saving money and cutting down on the expenses when it comes to reserving the venue, you all are also doing yourself a favor and you can invest this money in catering or simply invite to more guests than you would have you been celebrating this a joyful occasion in a hotel or a restaurant.
- You Can Fit Everyone
A lot of people when they are celebrating something they are dreading the very thought that they would not be able to invite all the people they want to invite. It is really frustrating to even think about a situation where you can not invite everyone food you would like to invite, or simply have to skip inviting some people, because your budget is too low, or because the venue is too small, and so on.
If you choose to celebrate any sort of event in a marquee you will be able to invite more people, at the same price and you won’t have to ‘forget’ to invite any of your friends or family.
- You Are In the Open
Celebrating an event in a marquee has its unique charm, but most importantly it is perfect for those who want to celebrate an event in the open. This will allow you to be relaxed when it comes to the noise you and your guests are about to make, but it also gives you a sense of freedom. Personally, I believe there is no better way to celebrate the new band than booking a marquee, but of course it is up to you.