Here is a very quick and basic guide on the cost of hiring a marquee for your wedding.
You first need to determine the size of marquee that you will require. To work this out, you will need to consider the following questions:
1. How many guests will attend your wedding during the daytime?
2. Will you be having a sit down meal?
3. Will you want a buffet area?
4. Will you have a stage for a band and/or DJ?
5. Will you need space for a bar?
6. Will you have a dance floor?
7. Will your caterers need a separate catering tent?
8. How many additional guests do you expect in the evening?
As an example, to seat 150 guests on our 5.6ft round tables, with a buffet area, stage, bar area and dance floor, you are likely to need a 12m x 21m marquee.
The approximate cost of the marquee, linings, furniture and equipment for a wedding to seat 150 guests would be:
12m x 21m marquee (with linings): £1779.00
12 x uplighters and 2 x chandeliers: £280.00
10 x 5.6′ round tables: £86.00
150 x limewash chiavari chairs: £540.00
18′ x 18′ parquee dance floor: £270.00
Hard floor: £798.00
8′ Bar unit: £80.00
One 6m x 3m catering Tent (matted and lit): £250.00
A 5m x 3m stage: £187.50
Disco lights: £120.00
Speech P.A: £60.00
TOTAL COST: £4450.50 + VAT
We hope that this is a useful guide for you. Of course, there are many other options for you to consider when choosing a marquee for your wedding, and the guideline prices given above are just approximate.
If you would like any further help in planning your wedding day, and choosing a marquee and venue, or if you would like a detailed quotation from us, do get in touch any time on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01392 250679.
Cover shot of our traditional pole tent by The Vintage Wedding Photographer (www.thevintageweddingphotographer.co.uk)