What Size Marquee Do I Need

Firstly you should decide on the approximate numbers of people for you event, say 100 or 150 people and then choose the marquee you need. You must then add on extra space for dance floors, entrance/reception areas, bar area, DJ area etc.

Remember, if you have the room you should always have a slightly larger area than you think you need because once you to put in extra equipment you lose space very quickly. There's nothing worse than a cramped marquee. Also, you caterers require space to work and prepare food so you also have to allow for a catering tent.

What Fixtures And Fittings Do I Need?

Once you have decided on the size, you must then decide on how plush or how basic you want the inside of you marquee to look. We supply wooden flooring (which for winter bookings or bumpy uneven ground, is a must), and carpet flooring throughout the structure laid on a water proof underlay either on the grass or on to the wooden floor.

Our stock of colour carpet is burgundy, which is good for all events, but we can supply at additional cost any colour carpet you decide if a special colour scheme is required.

Next is the linings. Our framed marquees are very presentable without linings, and you can fix decorations to the frame beams etc. However, they look absolutely amazing with pleated linings throughout. Again, we offer a choice of different swags to compliment any colour scheme. We also offer blackout or star cloth linings, which can be placed throughout the whole marquee or just in one section, e.g. the dance floor area, demanding on you choice or budget.

The tables we offer are 5ft diameter that seat 8 people (note that some companies say 10, but we feel that this is too cramped and recommend 8), and trestle tables for the top table and buffet. Seating is either bistro chairs with draylon or burgundy pad, or gold banquet chairs with a wide choice of colour seat pads.

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We can supply chandelier style lighting for the main marquee that compliments the linings and can be supplied with a dimmer control. We can provide strip lighting for the catering tent and walkway areas. We can also supply outdoor lighting to illuminate entrance and toilet areas, floodlights to illuminate trees and buildings etc.

This option is popular if you have a nice tree you wish to make a feature of. We can also supply uplighters. Please ask for a quotation if you require any of the lighting options.

For smaller events the toilet in your house will be sufficient, but for any event over 50 people you must consider supplying toilet facilities for your guests. The cheapest kind are the single unit chemical type, right up to luxury trailer units with gold plated taps and piped music etc. We will be happy to quote for you, again depending on the number of guests and your budget.

For smaller events we can run the lighting from any 13 amp socket in your house. However, if you need more power for caterers, DJ, toilet, outdoor lighting heating etc. then we recommend that for an extra cost we take care of all the power distribution by supplying a silent generator and distribution board.

Please ask for a quotation or look at our distribution packages detailed on our price list. You should check well in advance the power requirements of the caterers and Band/DJ and whether they will supply their own extension sockets etc.

We recommend you book a heating system as an insurance against cold weather for any events until the end of May and then after September, as the evening can turn chilly. Our fans are placed outside so the fumes are burnt off and only clean warm air is pumped around the structure.

The heaters work on thermostatic control so you don't have to worry about operating the system throughout your event. To help make the marquee even warmer, we suggest that you consider reserving a glazed entrance door. This not only improves the appearance of the marquee, but also stops cold air getting in by eliminating the need to keep closing the entrance flap throughout your celebration.

We are a family business taking pride in the marquees and equipment we supply, in the knowledge that our clients require a marquee for a special celebration or event - not something you do everyday!

There are lots of different types of marquee of varying quality supplied today, and as with any choice, it is a difficult task to make sure you choose the correct one for your requirements. We only supply the best clear span frame marquees, carpets (not matting or plastic flooring), linings and fittings. We have built up a reputation for high quality marquee hire at sensible prices.

Additionally, we pride ourselves on being very professional, friendly and helpful, and the many thank you letters we receive make mention of this fact. We are always anxious to assist with any help and advice we can to make the planning of a special celebration an enjoyable experience, one that you will wish to repeat.

D&D Marquee hire

If you book with D&D Marquee hire, you can be sure that we work towards making your day an enjoyable and stress free occasion.

Customer Testimonials

Hear from our happy customers

They was the marquee company used for our wedding in June. It was one of the best quality marquees used for an event I have been too in a long time, the set up was quick and done in such a high professional manner. I wanted lanterns up and they was so helpful with advising me how many to order as they know the marquee best and what I would need to achieve my desired look. I couldn’t afford as many as they suggested but they still managed to create exactly what I was looking for without me telling them how to do it. Again so so happy and couldn’t recommend the company enough.

Charlotte Jackson

Thank you to the D&D team for putting up such a wonderful marquee for our wedding day at Hinwick House. From the start, Andrew was very responsive to all of our questions and provided us with his fair and honest opinions throughout. We had asked for quotes from several suppliers but ultimately went with D&D because of our interactions with Andrew. Overall, we couldn't be happier with the large role that D&D played in making our wedding day truly special and memorable and for being so reliable throughout.

Catherine Cheung

D&D Marquee hire helped us out at very short notice to provide a marquee for a weekend event. From initial contact to follow ups and last minute amendments due to "the rule of six" nothing was ever a problem. Friendly communication, perfect advice and delivery exactly when we were advised all helped make the event as stress frees as possible. No hesitation at all in recommending them.

Tony Helliwell

I would just like to say how thrilled we have been with the excellent service that the guys provided for us, whilst erecting, and taking down the marquee for my daughter Jessica's wedding on 15th July. They were absolutely brilliant, providing a first class service, carried out with great efficiency and in a very friendly, welcoming manner. I have added a picture of how the final decoration turned out, accentuating the perfect size of the marquee.

Andrew Darlington

Bloody brilliant! Our daughter and her fiance wanted a marquee in the garden for their wedding reception. This meant squeezing a marquee into a space only just big enough and having three trees inside, plus toilets, catering tent, generator, power distribution and heating (as it was in March). Andrew visited three times before the event to work out the details and nothing was too much trouble.

John Feavyour

Andrew, Diana and the team were so helpful, organised and easy to work with in the run up to and on the day of our wedding. We would highly recommend D&D marquees for a wedding or any other event!

Rachel Moyse

Used D&D for a work event on our own premises. From start to finish they were so professional and did everything they could to help ensure it was a perfect night. The marquee looked stunning inside and out and the set up and take down had no impact on an operational site. We are already looking to book up again. Thanks so much.

Stuart Bonner

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