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The First 3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Marquee

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Marquee hire is one of the most creative ways to host parties and events. However, for most people, this kind of setup can be unfamiliar and even expensive. Marquee Hire Sydney experts suggest that before you think of hiring the services of a particular company, it is important that you know exactly what you need. Here are some of the questions you need to answer yourself to get started.

How much does a marquee cost?

Well, it depends on a lot of things. Marquee hire Sydney prices can range from a $200 to a $1000, depending on the size and the type of tent you need. Prices can also differ on the additional equipment you want to get, from tables and chairs, catering equipment like glassware, crockery, cutlery and table-setting equipment, linen, lighting, air-conditioner or heater, dance floor, flooring, and various part and events accessories.

The fastest way to get a good idea of how much money you need to spend is to get a quote. Many marquee hire companies out there offer free quotes through their websites. Absolute Party Hire for example, makes it easy for their clients to get a quote from their ‘Request a Quote’ page.

How big of a tent should I get?

To have a good idea of how big is the tent that you need, try to measure the area you want to set-up your marquee. Of course, consider the number of guests you need to invite.

Also, consider other factors: Do you need a dance floor or tables to serve the food? From here, you can work on your price list. Many websites out there can help you choose the marquee you need by simply considering your number of guests. For a seated event, you will need a marquee that can provide 15 square feet per person. For a buffet even, you will need 8 square feet per person. If you need a dance floor, then you should add that to your calculation.

How marquee hire Sydney process work?

Most reputable marquee hire companies make the process simple. Some companies offer free site visits to help you decide on your hiring process. They will suggest on the size of tent you need, the type of tent, layout, accessories, etc.

As said earlier, you can research online and find a good marquee hire website that offers free quote option on their website.

When you have confirmed your booking, they will contact you to finalize the planning and arrange the dates for the setup and taking down of the marquee. Normally, they need a couple of days before your even to setup and dismantle the tent. But they can always fit in with your arrangements. Of course, how long the marquee needs to be setup and dismantled depends on the size and layout that you need. Larger tents may need more time to setup and dismantle.

After your event, the company will ensure that your site is clean and tidy. This will usually take less than a day.