Here is what you should take into account while choosing a marquee hire company

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Use these tips to find a marquee company

You have an event and have decided to go with marquee hire; which company do you choose? Today, there are more marquee companies than ever before. What makes it so hard to choose is that if you look at their advertising they all say that they are the best at what they do – of course not all of them are as good as they claim. That means that you have to know what you are looking for if you want to get just the right company. Here is what you should take into account:

permit required•    Consider whether you will need a permit and whether the company you have in mind can get it for you. Many people are surprised when the police arrive at their events and ask to see a permit. Whether or not you will need one usually depends on where you live. In most places, the marquee itself does not need a permit but there are places where you will need one if you are playing music for certain audiences. If you hire wedding marquees, for instance, you will not need a permit to play music in it because you will not profit from it. If you hire a marquee from which any activities beneath it will lead to profit you will need a permit. Many companies are happy to get one for you or guide you on what to do.

•    Does the company that you have in mind have different sized marquees? You don’t want to hire a marquee bigger than your needs – you will pay for the extra space regardless. The best companies have marquees in all shapes and sizes to meet different customer needs.

•    Does the marquee company that you are thinking of hiring have a good reputation? There is nothing worse than a marquee company that does not keep its word. If they don’t turn up on time, for instance, they may end up setting up when your guests have already arrived. You should look online to see what others have to say about the services they received in the past.


•    Find out whether they will set up for you and if they will take things down (and when). If you don’t have a caterer already you should look for a marquee company that works with caterers – there are many that are happy to help their clients find someone to bring in food and drinks.


•    Lastly, find a marquee company that you can afford. As in every industry, there are some that have unnecessarily high pries. That said, don’t choose a company just because it is cheap – they could be that way because they take short cuts.

Blog Author:

Author photoWill is an event equipment hire specialist. He is the founder of a very succesful marquee hire middlesex company in north west London called Casablanca Hire. He is also a father of two beautiful girls and he often travels to his home in Yorkshire.