Whether hosting a corporate event or a garden party, a marquee will be needed. For those in Southern England counties like Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex Oxfordshire & Wiltshire, England, there are many local marquee hire service companies that will provide marquees and other catering facilities that will make an event or a function unforgettable. When choosing a hire company, one should make sure that the company selected offers professional services.
Professional hire services include professional installation services. The installation should be done by a professional. It is only a professional who will be able to install using the latest features like the pillar less aluminium structures. The professional will also install large marquees that can accommodate up to 300 people with ease and expertise. Marquees come in different sizes. Some can accommodate as little as 35 people while others can accommodate up to 350 people. They can also be combined to have a sitting area that can comfortably sit over 700 people. The side walls of any marquee can be removed to reveal the stunning and dynamic sweeping lines of the marquee's canopy.
Apart from offering professional hire services, the marquee hire company chosen should be one also with a reputation of offering the desired services at very economical rates. If for example a person wants wedding marquees it will be advisable to opt for a company reputable in offering wedding marquees at reasonable prices. Different marquee companies have different reputations. Some companies are reputable for providing the best marquees for corporate events and gala dinners while others are well known for providing marquees for road shows and conferences. Most marquee hire companies will claim to be offering varied marquee hire services. However, their will be a few of the services they offer which they are well reputed for.
Marquee service companies that offer ancillary items on top of the marquees should be opted for. Ancillary items can be chairs, tables, audio visual equipment and lighting equipments. Furniture items will be needed to equip the space which the marquee covers while audio visual equipments and lighting equipments will be needed to facilitate the comfort of the guests the marquees have been hired for.
The marquee service company chosen should be one with excellent customer service. Good customer service involves working in close co-operation with the clients by listening to the clients ideas therefore facilitating a memorable event. The client is the one who knows the nature of the guests who will use the marquee therefore the hire company should pay keen attention to all the client has to say.
Marquees are used to facilitate unforgettable experiences in different events and functions. Corporate events, gala dinners, marriage ceremonies, fetes, product launches and sporting events are just but some of the events that use marquees. The Wirral marquee hire company chosen should be reputable, professional and well known for its customer care.
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The popularity of marquees for such events as weddings, private parties and corporate events has meant that some companies offer their services further afield or new tent hire companies have been setup in some areas of the United Kingdom to cope with demand.
There are many ways of finding good quality marquees in the UK. You can choose to search for local hirers in business phone directories, associated magazines, take suggestions from friends and family or search on the internet. The best way in my opinion for finding localised hire companies is by using marquee hire website directories. By using website directories, you can easily find what you are looking for, review the company's location, view their website and contact them for a quotation.
Marquee Hire - why Hire A Marquee?
Different hire companies specialise in different services, but most offer the 4 main types of marquee hire, such as:
1. Corporate Marquee Hire
2. Wedding Marquee Hire
3. Party Marquee Hire
4. In house Marquee Hire
1. Corporate Marquee Hire
This type of marquee is designed for corporate events such as promotional events for business and commerce. Typically this type of marquee is white in colour, but some hire companies offer different colours depending upon the nature of your corporate event.
Marquees are ideal for corporate events because they offer several benefits over other types of event venue. For instance marquees can be expanded in size and shape either by adding adjoining canopies or additional smaller marquees. This is of particular use if you change the layout of your corporate event to accommodate additional seating or need space for caterers to prep food service. Other benefits include the fact that corporate marquees present a good impression of your company as being a modern, forward thinking company and may even give the impression that your organisation is larger that it really is.
2. Wedding Marquee Hire
Wedding marquees have been popular for many years and there is still few better venues to choose from than a marquee for weddings and reception parties. Marquees allow your whole wedding party to be within one communal area, meaning you can see all your family and friends around you. This helps create a friendly and memorable atmosphere at your wedding.
Marquees are ideal for wedding venues because they allow you to personalise your special day right down to the last detail. You can easily plan everything from the layout of seating, staging, the location of your disco or wedding entertainment, floral arrangements, lighting and background music when hiring a wedding marquee. In most cases marquee hire companies offer a wedding planning service to help you with arranging your special day. Those hire companies who don't offer the full wedding planning and marquee package are usually able to advise you of suitable associated hire companies in your local area to help you organise things yourself.
3. Party Marquee Hire
Marquees are suitable for all kinds of parties from formal occasions such as graduation ceremonies, wedding reception parties and Christmas staff parties to informal family occasions such as 18th birthday celebrations and home-comings.
Hiring a party marquee for your family gathering or work related party is a great idea because it offers you a venue space that you can personalise for your event. With the use of disco lighting, interior décor and visual displays you can easily transform marquees into party themed venue of your very own. In addition by hiring a disc jockey or a live band or comedian you can keep your party guests entertained within your party marquee venue.
A party marquee can easily be expanded in shape or portioned off to allow for party chill-out areas, cloakrooms or areas for party catering staff to prepare and serve food and drinks.
4. In house Marquee Hire
If you have an indoor space in a company warehouse and that you are intending to use for an event such an annual conference or a business awards evening, you can easily transform your indoor space with in house marquees into a professional looking event venue. By using the versatility of marquees inside a warehouse or large barn you can create a more visually pleasing atmosphere for business and family events.
By using in house marquees you can hide the industrial look or a warehouse ceiling and flooring, by erecting a marquee inside it, then by joining the in house marquee entrance to the entrance of the barn or warehouse, you can further enhance you event venue. Guests attending your event will soon forget that they are in a warehouse and will be fooled into thinking they are inside a marquee.
Choosing a marquee hire supplier
Choosing a marquee hire supplier can be quite a tricky task as they are often several low-cost suppliers who may fight for your business, but we believe that the better Marquee can be a cost-effective solution. We know how important your party or event is, so investing in the best marquee hire is of paramount importance and it's a good idea to speak to marquee hire and event planning experts.
Darkstar Discos offers a truly first-class service, we care about supplying the right marquee for your event both in style, price and size. The team here always strive to make sure that any marquee hire hampshire problems are minimised and you're completely delighted with the service that we offer.
Here are some tips from the Darkstar Discos team about getting the most out of your outdoor event with excellent marquee hire options.
Tip 1 - choosing the right marquee.
Murphy's Law sometimes called Sod's law states: "if it can go wrong it will". Parties and weddings outside can truly be wonderful events, but they do require highly specialised planning and thinking ahead to factor in all of those unknown elements. So, for your next outdoor event, you should think about getting a Marquee. It will really serve you well and, regardless of potential inclement weather, it allows us to still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors but retain all the comfort of being safe and warm but free from the rain. If the marquee is a DarkStar tent that can really wow your guests, so much the better!
Tip 2 - Seating planner. Any good host knows the importance of seating and it makes a lot of sense to ensure that your guests are happy and nothing in this area is more important than having some intelligent thought behind where people will be sitting. it's important as well as providing good dining companions to make sure any potential mismatches are identified and sorted out beforehand. Choose wisely; for example, don't place any elderly guests right next to the DJ decks or in front of speakers, don't let the young children run crazy around granny's feet if she's using a walker. People want enough space to mingle after any sit-down meal and there should be room for dancing. Remember to ensure you have enough chairs or other seating to accommodate least 60 to 70% of your guests along with tables so they've got some where to place the food and drinks regardless if it's a sit-down meal or buffet style affair. It's always a good idea to have a few extra chairs or seating available for those unexpected plus ones or additional guess who turn up last minute.
Tip 3 - Entertainment / sound equipment. You should be aware that, in any large space, with or without sides, the acoustics operate in a very different fashion. We cannot stress enough how the right music or audio coming from the right Sound System can really change the energy in any event, so getting this right, while simple, should not be an element of planning that is overlooked.
Tip 4 - Staging. The staging for your event requires the perfect setting and often can include special equipment. You may need microphones, you may need a raised area such as a platform so that your speakers and entertainers are visible from all areas within your marquee. There's so much more to staging than appears at first glance and there's a lot that you can achieve so it's often best to speak to the expert about what the endless possibilities are to make your event truly special.
Tip 5 - a Bar. You can choose to have the Bar with bartenders and mixologists or you can have a self-service bar. It is often best to set up away from any main Marquee entrances so you don't create an accidental bottleneck of people waiting to get served but it's also a great place for guests to be together and mingle. Need a bar but not sure of the best option? We are the experts and we can advise you on the best layouts available to you to suit your desire and your budget.
Tip 6 - Lighting. You can light your marquee space in many, many different ways. Using lighting cleverly can really create a unique mood for your event. This can range from indirect lights to replace darkness, dynamic lighting that changes colours throughout the event or in pace with the music, display patterns of coloured light, and many more options. Maybe you'd like your corporate logo lighting the marquee roof? Speak to us for some amazing lighting design ideas.
Tip 7 - Dance floors. Some parties are just not a party without lots of entertainment and dancing. You need a stable surface for dancing and flooring can be used to preserve the grass at your event venue, it can provide better footing on an irregular surface, act as a base for carpeting, and we even have our own bespoke light up Michael Jackson style dance floors for hire as well. Whatever your dancing requirements, we have a dance floor layout to suit.
So, the above top 7 tips will make sure your event planning goes smoothly and that your event is one for you and your guests to truly remember. Darkstar Discos are a team of experts in event planning, marquee and venue hire in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. These tips are important but always remember, it’s people that make parties.