In its basic form, a marquee is used to provide a place where people can congregate. This may simply be acting as shelter from the dicey british weather we all know and love, or as temporary registration tent for a charity fun run and many things in-between. The most elaborate marquee events may a lavish wedding or important, high-profile corporate functions.
Next we shall cover a short list of events and how a marquee maybe used.
As mentioned above, this is perhaps the most obvious. Clearspan marquees in particular are very versatile and offer many different options for the bride and groom to be. There isn't much you can't do, it's only your imagination that will hold you back. The fact a marquee can be erected pretty much anywhere means many people like to take advantage of stunning views and countryside which just may not be possible when looking at permanent venues.
Birthday Party events
Some people choose to dress their marquees to the same standard as a wedding, with all the trimmings, and why not? Although this is not entirely necessary it all depends on your budget and the milestone you are marking. You could just use the frame band canvas in your back garden to make an extension of your house. Or maybe a place to hold the entertainment when the events moves into flu swing.
We provide structures for charity events that include things like fun runs or marathons. The marquee is generally used for the registering area or refreshments stands on route.
This category is a matured sector of the business and it is normally the larger marquee companies that operate in this field. This is because the equipment they offer can cope with the capacity required for these types of events. Your talking 500 people marquees at the absolute minimum, then there may be custom structures for various stages or areas within the festival. Many types of marquees can be used, from clearspans, traditional and domes. Even inflatable types which seem to be growing in popularity.
These include things like product launches and annual events. They are normally after high-class services to help show off there own products and materials. This is a good chance to see new technology in the marquee market as they often prefer the latest, newest look to produce something a bit different that might make them stand out and be talked about.
Catering and Service Tents
Many clients we erect marquees for often require the need for service and catering add ons. As many marquee companies often provide additional services like equipment hire, it is common place for them to be able to install temporary kitchens and other services. Bars and catering are the most asked for although sometimes larger events may require a separate service tent to house their electrical distribution. Size can be made to spec so they are generally built to meet the relevant purpose. This may mean installing extra power points in a kitchen or alternative lighting solutions to operate to bar.
In some circumstances we have been asked to provide shelter so people can sleep in our marquees. This is not a problem as we can divide of sections to be able to create different rooms within the one structure. Ideal if you have different sexes or groups sharing. Interiors can be arranged to meet requirements and include lighting, electrics, flooring and even heating.