British weather is often completely unpredictable and this year has been no different! We’ve had torrential rain one minute and blistering heatwaves the next. As winter rolls around we wouldn’t be too surprised to see heavy snowfall.
These weather conditions can play havoc with your plans for a marquee event unless you are prepared. You need to make sure that your event will be able to go ahead no matter what the weather. Of course, letting the event just go ahead isn’t enough. You need to make sure people have fun as well! That’s why it’s always best to hope for the best and prepare for the worst with our tips for marquee weather woes.
Use roll up walls
Roll up walls in your marquee are a must. Just imagine having a wedding in a marquee during the middle of summer. The sun’s rays will be soaked up by the thick material all around you. In no time at all, guests will be getting hot and sweaty. Having roll up walls will allow you to let in a light breeze to cool people down. If the weather turns, they can also be pulled down again to protect you from heavy winds. Hot or cold, wet or dry, this feature is an absolute must.
Add in a few fans
If the heat is stifling as it has been for the last few weeks, roll up walls might not be enough. Instead, you need a little more power with a few ceiling fans. These are easy to set up and will provide great air conditioning inside the tent. An extra precaution like this will ensure your guests don’t end up hot and bothered. That type of mood can certainly put a dampener on an outdoor party. Speaking of dampeners…
Come prepared for rain
If it starts to pour down, it can be quite a nuisance. Particularly if the rain has already drenched the ground to the point where it’s a muddy mess. Don’t worry; you can protect the inside of your marquee from this type of issue. For now, though, let’s think about the outside. Even if it’s raining your guests still won’t spend the entire time in the marquee. At the very least, they’ll have to pop out to the toilets. You don’t want them to come back looking like drenched rats! That’s why you should make sure you have enough wellies and umbrellas for everyone.
Avoid a wet dancefloor
You can avoid having a wet dancefloor by spending a little extra for wooden flooring inside your marquee. This will allow rainwater to drain underneath rather than soaking the feet of your guests. You can also make sure your marquee is equipped with a gutter system to ensure water runs away from the tent.
A little too chilly
We often get requests for a marquee hire in the middle of winter. Usually, this is by a couple who want a wedding in a winter wonderland without turning into their something blue. A marquee can still be a great choice for a winter celebration as long as you are prepared. Depending on the size of your marquee you might need at least two heaters and plenty of fuel. This will keep your guests warm even if the weather is frightful.
Don’t let bad weather put a stop to your marquee plans. Use this advice and you can have a great celebration whatever the weather.