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How much does it cost ?

Evaluating how much your marquee will cost isn’t very straightforward.

A simple way is to remember that a marquee will normally cost somewhere between £15 and £50 per person. The lower price for a basic marquee building up to a higher price for a marquee with everything – good flooring, carpets, decent furniture, lighting effects etc. Most marques fall within the £20 to £30 bracket.

So pick a number from above that looks about right then multiply that by the number of guests you expect. That will give you a rough idea of the cost of a marquee.

What size marquee do I need?

As always the answer depends on a number of points:

  • How many guests
  • Any extras – typically dance floors or tables to serve food
  • Whether you would like extra space for standing about

You can now work out your space requirements in a number of ways:

Work it out:

  • For a buffet event you will need a minimum of 2.5 square metres per person
  • For a seated event you will need a minimum of 4 square metres per person
  • Then you will need to add on space for extras like dance floors

Please contact us for an accurate assessment. We are always happy to help.

How does the marquee hire process work?

Hiring a marquee from us is simple.

  • If you would like one, we offer free no-obligation site visits.
  • We will send you a written quote.
  • After booking, we contact you a fortnight before the event to arrange erect and dismantle dates usually a few days before your event and a few days after.
  • How long it takes to erect your marquee depends on the size. Usually, less than a day, larger marquees may take two days or even more.
  • After the event, we take down the marquee and ensure that the site is left clean and tidy. Typically, this will take less than a day.
Will it leave a mess on my site?

We have an experienced team of marquee erectors who all know how important it is to leave a site clean and tidy.

You can be assured that wherever we go, we will not leave a mess.

What sort of marquee do I need?

Cumbria Marquees supplies two main types of marquees:

Frame marquees: rectangular shaped tents that need no extra space around them so they are good for smaller spaces and as an extension to a building. They can also be combined for flexible space planning. Frame marquees have no inner poles.

Traditional marquees: pretty tents with curved tops and inner poles. Need more space around them so require slightly larger venues.

For further answers to all your questions, please contact us.