FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Whether this is your first time on the website or you're coming back for your second marquee, take a look at our FAQs if you need any questions quickly answered. Of course don't hesitate to email or call if you have any further queries about a marquee.

HOW CAN I RECIEVE A QUOTE?

Hiring a marquee may not be as expensive as you think. There are 2 ways of obtaining a quote for your marquee:

 

1)    You can measure your garden and provide us with the details and we can provide you with a costing

 

2)    We can arrange a free, no obligation site visit to measure your garden and discuss options available to you

 

However, even if you choose option 1, we still advise to arrange a site visit later on to ensure the marquee will be appropriate for your garden and will accommodate your event.

 

WHAT SIZE MARQUEE DO I NEED?

 Very often our customers will tell us they want the marquee to cover the whole garden. However, the larger the marquee the more it will cost, which is not always necessary. One of the reasons why we like to conduct a site visit is to discuss your options which will determine the cost of your booking, but also dependent on a number of factors, such as how many guests you are hoping to accomodate or if you're planning on having furniture in your marquee.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A MARQUEE?

BUDGET

A marquee will vary by cost depending on a variety of factors (listed below) so keep a budget in mind for your marquee. There are also additional options that we provide for extra cost, such as hard floors, dane floors or coloured linings, so keep in mind if you would like these added features

 

SIZE

The size is not only determined by the size of your garden. It can also be determined by the number of guests you are inviting and how many will be in the marquee at any one time. For example, if you are using the house and wish to use the marquee as an extension to the house, you may be able to opt for a smaller marquee which will reflect in the cost. If you are having a sit-down meal you may require a larger area as you will need space for tables and chairs.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED APART FROM THE MARQUEE?

Other factors you may wish to consider are:

 

FURNITURE

 We have various types of tables and chairs available to hire. The most common are the folding chairs and trestle tables due to cost, as well as the practicality, as they can be folded up and put away to create space. We also have banqueting chairs and round tables available. However, these items tend to take up slightly more space.

 

FLOORING

 As well as the marquee, we suggest the flooring is the second most important factor. The cheapest option is to not have any flooring or to simply have carpets laid on the ground. However, either of the above options does not guarantee that water will not enter the marquee from the ground.

 

Placing carpets on lawn can work if the weather is dry. However if your garden is prone to water logging the carpets can get damp from underneath. Also if your guests are wearing heels, or you are hiring furniture the heels or legs can get caught in the carpets or sink into the ground.

 

The safest option would be to have a wooden floor. The wooden floor we have is raised enabling rainwater to run between the batten voids, keeping carpets and guest's feet dry. Grass will survive better than under most floors as well.

 

DECORATION

We offer internal coloured linings for the marquee as well as furniture. However, many customers also prefer to self-decorate. We also offer a decorating service, where we provide balloons, table decorations, swags and any extras you can think of for a competitive price. You can get some inspiration for decoration by clicking HERE

WHAT LIGHTING IS REQUIRED FOR THE MARQUEE?

The marquee will require lighting if being used in the evening, which we offer a variety for. We offer uplighter mood lights, chandeliers, disco balls and many more, just let us know what you're looking for when we do your quote.

 

 Our heaters and lights are all connected to a 3 pin plug. However, depending on how far the marquee is from your house you may need extension leads.

DO WE NEED HEATING IN THE MARQUEE?

Heating is optional, but it is highly recommended during winter months. We offer 2 types of heaters;

 

1)    Infrared marquee heaters

These are more suited to smaller marquees as they generate heat rather than blow heat. However some customers prefer these as they are clamped to the ceiling of the marquee and therefore do not take up any floor space. Each heater is run off a 3 pin plug and you would therefore need to have access to enough sockets to supply the electric to the heaters.

 

2)    Propane gas space heaters

We can hire the heaters to you but we are not insured to supply the gas. However this is available at local petrol stations and garden centres etc. The blow heaters are more powerful than the infra red heaters and can heat a large marquee in a short space of time.

 

 Our heaters and lights are all connected to a 3 pin plug. However, depending on how far the marquee is from your house you may need extension leads.

WHEN DO YOU ASSEMBLE AND DISASSEMBLE THE MARQUEE?

 The standard hire period for hiring a marquee is for four days. However , where possible we always prefer to assemble the marquee at least one day before the event, allowing us to ensure the job is completed to your satisfaction and answer any enquiries you may have before your event. This also gives you the time to decorate the marquee, if required and gives you time to concentrate on preparing for your event.

 

We will obviously arrange the specific dates for setting up and taking down once we know when your event is taking place, and will always maintain communication with our customers during their use of our services

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I NEED THE MARQUEE FOR LONGER?

 As a small company we try to accommodate your needs. Therefore, if you need the marquee for a week, instead of our normal 4 days, we will not charge you for the extra days as long as the booking does not go over 2 weekends.

 

If the booking of your marquee goes over 2 weekends, you will be charged 50% of the total booking of your marquee for the 2nd week.

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