This is perhaps one of the most frequent questions put to us here at Lewis Marquees and the answer is almost certainly ‘Yes’! You think of a location and we will provide you with a canvas structure to turn your chosen space into a special place. It will be unique to you and your requirements. In particular demand during the pandemic, are our flexible frame marquees. These structures are ideal for extending your premises, from providing sheltered waiting areas and space for testing, through to enabling social distancing for shops and restaurants.
Does the ground need to be flat for a marquee?
Ideally yes, but we can overcome some issues. If a tree happens to be in the centre of your perfect spot, there is a chance we can work round it! If the ground is slightly sloping, we can accommodate this and rectify any such problems. Our frame tents can be built on hardstanding using either water weights or concrete weights for ballast. A wedding or special occasion can be enhanced with a stunning view, maybe overlooking the sea or beside a lake and in many cases the ground will not be perfect.
Finding that ideal site for your marquee event
Depending on your event, there is an endless list of perfect locations to host a special day. You may want an all-singing and all-dancing marquee kitted out with elaborate fittings for a wedding, or you may just want to extend your home or village hall with a party marquee. We are willing and able to help in all settings.
You may also find once you start to do some research that you end up choosing a spot you never imagined in your wildest dreams, all options can be accommodated here at Lewis Marquees. We have over 180 years of experience, just waiting to pass on to you. With the internet at our disposal, we can search for our ideal location, or perhaps just browse through some magazines for inspiration. There is very little as a company that we have not covered, and we are therefore here to help if you become overwhelmed by choice or just want some straightforward advice.
What are your requirements?
When considering your function, whether it be a celebration day or corporate event, you may want to think of necessities and work from there. Do you require access to comfortable restroom facilities, or will a Portaloo suffice? Do you want a fully stocked and chargeable hotel bar, or would you rather organise your own catering and bar services?
If you opt for a venue such as a stately home or hotel you have the advantage of using their staff and facilities rather than sourcing your own, but this can be costly, and you may wish to use your funds in other ways. Endless running water is of course an added bonus of such a location, but you could also access this at your village hall! One aspect that needs consideration but doesn’t always come to mind is parking for your guests, especially in a home environment. There are plenty of options to consider.
As is always the case, budget comes near the top of the priority list. Stunning venues and locations come at a cost, and you may need to decide how you wish to spend your hard-earned cash before you choose the location. A lakeside position at a stately home may come at the cost of high-end catering or a free bar! Your home (or the home of someone you know) can be the cheapest option for your event as there is no venue hire charge. Here at Lewis Marquees, we are able to turn your outside space into a new inside space, almost miraculously providing room for guests you didn’t realise you could accommodate. We have lots of ideas and the experience to make them happen. There is a solution for most problems, they just need to be thought through.
How can we help?
Any space, no matter what size, can be enhanced by the addition of canvas. At Lewis Marquees we are here to support you and your event from the first moment you contact us. Start planning now and when we emerge from these unprecedented times there will be something special to look forward to!