Whether it’s a wedding or an anniversary or even a work related event hiring a marquee is a fabulous low cost way to provide shelter from the elements and get everyone involved literally under one roof. The alternative can be a a specialized function venue or a hotel – that’s pricey and often a bit sterile.

Wonderful tip given by www.astramarquees.co.uk that a marquee gives you enormous freedom when it comes to decor and even the types of services you want to offer your guests. Marquees are also ideal for less formal occasions and allow guests to mingle freely, giving any event a festive and relaxed atmosphere.

So what should you be looking for when you make the decision to hire a marquee?

Firstly, make sure you book early so that you can negotiate the best price possible – and be aware that seasonal pricing applies. The high season for marquee hire is summer.

If possible go and take a look at the marquee that you will be hiring. Some of the more unscrupulous marquee hire companies have older marquees and they can be stained and weather worn. That’s not the impression that you want your guests to have.

Make sure that the marquee that you hire will accommodate your guests comfortably. Ask the marquee company about how many people can comfortably fit into the space. There’s nothing that will put a damper on an event more quickly than people jostling for space. Your guests should have the room to move about freely.

The marquee hire from astramarquees company sets up marquee well before the first guest is due to arrive and offers a ‘take down’ service that is efficient.

Hiring a marquee is a great way to get the most out of your event, but always take into account the reputation of the company supplying the marquee. When in doubt ask for contactable references to give you that extra peace of mind.

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