What Size Marquee Do I Need For My Event?.

By Posted in - Events & Marquee Hire on August 26th, 2019 Wedding Marquee Hire Melbourne

Whatever type of event you’re planning, a marquee is an excellent choice when it comes to accommodating your guests. Marquees are great for protecting guests from the weather whilst still enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re organising a small birthday party at home or a large wedding or corporate event, considering what it is that you need from your chosen marquee is of utmost importance.

But what are the main things to consider when choosing what size marquee you may need for your next event?

Number Of Guests

One of the first things that you should consider is the number of guests that will be attending. If you’re planning a relatively small event, such as a birthday party or intimate wedding reception, then you may only require a small marquee. Our 6M marquees range anywhere between 3M to 30M in length and can accommodate up to 200 people.

When thinking about the number of guests it’s also important to decide upon whether they will be seated or standing during the event. Events such as weddings or corporate events are more often than not seated events. Seated events require tables and chairs and therefore you should allow extra space to accommodate for this. If your guests will be standing during the event then you may not require as much space for items such as tables and chairs and therefore may not need as much space. For example, our 6 X 3 meter marquees would seat around 15 people or be able to accommodate 20 standing quests. For more information on how many guests each of our marquees can accommodate see our price list or get in touch and speak to one of our friendly team members who will be more than happy to assist you.

Usable Space

Another thing to think about when deciding what size marquee you might need is the usable space that is available. If you are planning to have a marquee in a backyard which is quite small or is an unusual shape then your useable space may be smaller than you might think. Overhanging trees, uneven ground or obstructions can all reduce the amount of useable space. On the other hand, if you have chosen a location such as a large field which is relatively flat, wide and open with little to no obstructions you will probably have much more usable space to play with and would, therefore, be able to choose a much larger marquee for your event. If you are unsure as to how much usable space your intended location has, or whether the location is suitable for a marquee, then it is recommended that you have a site inspection. Having a professional come and inspect your intended location is the only way you can know for sure that your marquee will not only fit inside the space but will be able to be installed safely.

Type Of Event

The type of event you are planning must also be considered when choosing the size of the marquee. Will the event require additional extras such as furniture? Perhaps you’re planning an event that will require a bar or other type of catering. Caterers will often require a certain amount of space to prepare or store ingredients, food and beverages. If you are planning an event and intend to hire caterers it is always best to contact the caterers prior to hiring your marquee to find out how much space they may require.

Marquee Monkeys offer a large range of marquees with a size option to suit almost every event. Whether your event is for 15 people or 150 people, our team prides itself on providing marquee options that are both price competitive and high quality. If you are still unsure about what size marquee you require for your upcoming event then let our professional team assist you in choosing a suitable marquee for your unique specifications.