How much does it cost to hire a marquee?

How much does it cost to hire a marquee?

Weddings and parties come in in all shapes and sizes – and so do their budgets. Marquees offer the ideal solution whether your ideas are opulently extravagant or charmingly simple. Whatever your plans, you’ll want to know what the marquee hire price is going to be.

Modular in nature, marquees offer so much flexibility. They can be adapted in a multitude of ways, depending on how much you want to spend.

Time Marquees is a family-run marquee hire company covering weddings, parties and events across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. We’ve been in business since the 1990s and have provided marquees both royally grand and a little more discreet, so we can advise on creative and practical options within every marquee price bracket.

Marquee hire price is influenced by a number of key factors. Whether you’re planning a party or wedding, here’s a rough guide to how these might impact the overall price…

Number of guests

How many guests you expect also makes a huge difference to the cost of a marquee. Marquees can accommodate 75-200 seated wedding guests at the following prices:

  • 75 seated guests @ £2877.60
  • 100 seated guests @ ££3436.08
  • 150 seated guests @ £44586.11
  • 200 seated guests @ £6660.41

Typically, your package will include a traditional marquee (clearspan marquee) with ivory linings, round tables and beechwood chairs to seat the bridal party and guests for the wedding breakfast, elegant chandelier lighting and a dancefloor.

If it’s a party you’re planning, you’re looking at:

  • 50-60 guests @ £1140.00
  • 70-110 guests @ £1673.41
  • 110-150 guests @ £2046.72
  • 120 standing stretch tent @ £2870.10

Prices include a fully lit frame marquee with a covered floor, lighting and a dancefloor.

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Seasonal factors

Planning a wedding or party in a marquee in the autumn or winter? Some heating and lighting requirements might add to the bill.

Marquee heating is an and can be automatically controlled by a thermostat.  A 59 Kva indirect warm air heater with thermostat control is £282 inc VAT. We can also quote for outdoor heaters and fire pits.

Fairy lights never lose their charm and look stunning across rooves and walls, with or without linings. We can place water resistant lighting at entry and exit points, as well as along pathways to car parking areas and loos.

Basic lighting is provided as part of our wedding and party marquee hire packages but more bespoke lighting could cost extra. For example, we can add a starlight roof over your wedding dance floor from £246, to make the first dance even more romantic.

Extra furniture

Everyone needs somewhere to put their drink down and even the most enthusiastic dancers need to take a break. We can add additional furniture to your wedding or party package – just let us know what you require and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

For example, we can supply three poseur tables (suitable for a party guestlist of 50-60 people) for an extra £49.50. Need a comfortable spot for the wallflowers to chill out? Add a few two-seater sofas with coffee tables for £160.00 per set. Many other options are available.

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Love a lavish lining? You can go all-out with luxurious black or ivory linings inside your marquee. Lining cost varies on the size of the marquee, but for example a 6mx9m (50-60 ppl party tent ) would be £228.

If you’re keeping track of the pennies, you can opt for an unlined clear span marquee and decorate it yourself. Go wild with décor to match your party theme or incorporate seasonal foliage and flowers for a naturally understated feel.

Some of our marquee styles have clear sides or sides that can be opened. Depending on your location, the outside views could be all the décor you need.

Drinking, dancing and entertainment

With plenty to raise a glass to, a well-stocked bar is vital for every celebration. You’ll be wondering how bar hire might impact your wedding or party budget, too.

You can hire a 1.5m service bar with down lighting from Time Marquees for £145 for a party of 100 guests. Other options are available, to accommodate everything from a DIY bar brimming with all your favourite cans and bottles, to a sophisticated cocktail bar.

Our wedding and party marquee hire packages include a wood or parquet dance floor to match the size of the marquee, type of marquee and the number of guests. If you would like an LED dancefloor or something different, we can quote you for that.

We have a variety of sized stages which come 1′ high to cater for all different sized bands/requirements. Costs start from £282 for a 12’x12′ stage.

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Why choose Time Marquees for wedding or party marquee hire?

  • Friendly family business with over 25 years’ expertise in marquee hire

  • Affordable and luxury wedding and party marquee hire packages

  • A range of premium quality marquee sizes and styles

  • Creative yet practical marquee solutions suitable for range of locations

  • Additional extras and bespoke services also available

  • Consultation and site visit prior to quotation

  • Quotes are fully itemised, allowing you to add/remove items as desired

  • All elements of set-up and breakdown handled by our team

  • 24-hour call out to deal with any marquee issues

  • Reliable, trusted network of recommended suppliers

Please note, like most marquee hire companies we have a minimum order value (£500+ vat) and items may be subject to a delivery charge. All costs stated in this article are examples and the price of marquee hire for your wedding or party will depend on your chosen site and specific requirements.

Check out our wedding and party pricelist and call us on 0118 973 6444 or email to discuss hiring a marquee for your wedding or party.