The fairy lights we use are hire industry standard fairy lights, so have a larger more robust globe and cabling than the standard shop style ones. We instal them between the pvc roof & the silk ceiling drapes to create a starry effect. Costs include installation and dismantle.
There is no set time frame that you need to book by. However, we do recommend booking marquees about 6-8 weeks in advance, especially if your function is during our busy season of October - April. Marquees for weddings tend to book at least a year in advance.
Normally we set up marquees on Thursday and Fridays and collect them on Monday and Tuesdays. Depending on our work load, this can be stretched to setting up on Wednesday and collecting on Wednesday. This is negotiable and can be changed if you have certain requirements - please discuss this with us when making enquiries or bookings for marquees. Please note: sometimes it is necessary for us to collect on Sundays. Some venues require weekend set up & dismantle, which will incur additional charges.
There are many factors to consider when determining the size of the marquee required for your event. Some factors that need to be considered include:
available space to fit the marquee
the type of event, eg. wedding, birthday party, corporate event, etc
the number of expected guests
whether the guests will be seated at tables
if so, what style of tables you prefer (please see marquee guest capacity chart for estimated space requirements) - Don't forget that a formal head table will take up more space than your guests tables.
whether you require a stage, dance floor, buffet tables, tables for dj /band /cake /gifts table or other furniture in the marquee.
Please call us for assistance in choosing the appropriate size.
Most surfaces are suitable for installing a marquee. Usually we use pegs driven into grass surfaces or natural ground, but on surfaces where marquees cannot be pegged into the ground (such as paving, concrete or asphalt), concrete weights can be used. There is a small additional charge to place and remove these heavy weights.