Tuesday, July 14, 2015

There are different types of Marquee tents available for hire

Marquee hire is becoming increasingly popular as a means to accommodate guests for special occasions, including (but not limited to) Weddings, Corporate events, Fund raising, Fete's, Garden party's and so much more. If you are planning a special event and your plan includes hiring a Marquee then this article will give you some helpful tips to help to make sure that your big event is a success. Remember, there is likely to be plenty of photographs taken to remind you of the day, whatever the outcome.

There are different types of Marquee tents available for hire, the main two being a 'pole type' erected the same way as a tent with ropes, and the more popular metal frame 'wide span' construction. The metal frame type is a stand-alone Marquee with no ropes to trip over, always worth considering if people are drinking alcohol. You should ask your hire company to show you the Marquee that they are recommending for your event so that you can see what to expect. Once your Marquee is erected it is unlikely that the hire company will change it free of charge if it is not to your liking.

Check with your Marquee hire company exactly what is included in the quote, many hire companies will offer a bespoke service and include furniture, cutlery, crockery, table decorations and such like. Some Marquee hire companies will be equipped to offer you a catering service and licensed bar if you so wish.



The inside decoration of your Marquee is normally lined and it is possible to have the lining colour match the occasion, but note that there may be an extra charge for this service. It is also important to make sure that the company you use is adequately insured for public liability. Make sure that you check your Marquee for any damage as soon as the Hire company have completed the job of erecting it, disputes over damage after the event are always more difficult to resolve.

Another point worth noting is the power arrangements, you should make sure that any power equipment supplied by the hire company is of the correct rating and compatible with the equipment you intend to supply, such as if you have arranged your own entertainment (disc jokey or live band) then point that out to the hire company so that they are aware. You should also be fully briefed as to the location of the power cut off and also lighting switches, if your event starts off in afternoon daylight and goes on into the evening you will need to know where to turn on the lighting. I know that this sounds obvious, but you'd be amazed at how many people forget and end up fumbling around in the dark trying to find a light switch, even more tricky when under the influence!

It is always best to get more than one quote and be very wary of a company that will keep trying to undercut their competition. Check the company's references and ask to talk to customers that have hired from them before, if they are reluctant to let you do this then you have to wonder what it is they are trying to hide. If you hire a car and it doesn't meet your expectations or breaks down then it is very easily replaced, you just swap it over. However, if you hire a Marquee for your daughter or sons Wedding and the Marquee that you have hired is not of the standard you expected or were promised then it is a bigger problem to solve, if at all.

Choosing a company to hire a marquee from is an important decision to make. Why not check out more information from liri-structure

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