Marquees are a fantastic way to improve your event and improve the experience for your guests. Despite their popularity, most people are unaware that there are different types of marquees that you can get your hands on. More to the point, each marquee style may be better suited to certain events. Consequently, it’s essential that you choose the right one for the event you’re hosting. By reading this blog, you’ll learn about the different marquee styles and which events they’ll be ideal for.
How do you choose the right marquee style?
- Start by picking your space. Where is the marquee going to go?
- Work out how many people you need to fit in the marquee. How big is your event?
- Read the content below, or read our pages, on each marquee type.
- Make a note of what equipment you want. Will this be a big dance party or a sit-down dinner?
- Get in contact with us! Fill in our form or give us a call on 01243 372242
Exuding elegance and charm, traditional marquees are manufactured from high-quality canvas and are heavily weather-resistant. This makes them a popular choice for various outdoor events. They need to be placed in locations with extra space around the outside of the marquee to accommodate the poles and ropes that keep it upright.
This style is brilliant for a whole host of outdoor events – both large and small. More often than not you will see these used for weddings as a setting for the ceremony or the reception.
Clear-span frame marquees
Clear-span frame marquees are incredibly modern and popular in this day and age. Unlike the first option, there is no need for extra poles and ropes to keep the marquee in place. This makes it perfect for event locations where you don’t have a great deal of space. They’re also fully customisable which means you can tailor them to your event.
The flexibility of this marquee makes it perfect for so many different events. They’re classy and beautiful, meaning they’re great for wedding receptions or parties. However, they can also be great accompaniments to any corporate events, fairs, or even community events.
Pagoda marquees are often called Chinese hats due to their striking appearance. You’ll recognise this style from a mile away due to its unique pointed roofs. They offer a different look to the other marquee options at your disposal. What’s great about these is that they can be used on their own or added to a clear-span marquee.
When on their own they are fantastic for corporate events and can be used as stalls to showcase and sell products. You could even use them as a temporary shelter in your garden when hosting a get-together during the summer. However, add them to a clear-span marquee and they make the perfect entrance hall or reception area for a wedding or party event.
Awnings and walkways
Those of you looking to embellish the look of your marquee will appreciate the beauty of awnings and walkways. They help to create a stunning atmosphere and can be used as a gorgeous entrance to your marquee. All of our awnings and walkways are handmade to fit the style of your choice.
Most people enjoy using them to create a wonderful entrance hall to their wedding marquee. Alternatively, they’ve been used for business events to give a marquee a large meeting space at the front for guests to mingle in. They are perfect for just about any event imaginable and can be used with any of the other options mentioned above.
Getting the right equipment
Our range of marquee equipment will fit perfectly within whichever structure you go for. As we use 3D rendering software, we can visualise exactly where the bar or dancefloor needs to be for space efficiency. This will be after a site visit so all you need to do is make sure you know exactly where your marquee is going.
Choosing the right marquee structure: made easy
By considering each of the four options. you can figure out which marquee style is better suited to your event. Think about the event itself as well as the location and how much space you have to play with.