Our smallest marquee is 1.5m x 3m (5’x 10’); not much use for a party, but often used to provide a link from a building to a larger marquee.
Our largest marquee is a little harder to describe. Due to the sectional nature of marquees, even a small one can become large by adding additional sections. To date the largest event we have done was for a party for 2000 guests, the marquees providing 3000 square metres of space.
In between these lie a huge range of sizes, though in general best value is obtained by using marquees that have incremental sizes of 3m (10’) in each direction. Examples are 6m x 9m, 6m x 15m, 9m x 15m, 9m x 24m, 12m x 12m, 12m x 30m. Click this link for a page with a chart of popular sizes.
How to decide on the size of your marquee: PHONE US ON 01483 720472; we are expert at sizing marquees, and hundreds of factors may be involved. But if you want to get an idea for yourself, follow these guidelines:
For dining allow a minimum of 1 square metre/ person (typically 100 guests need a 6m x 18m marquee)
For a stand up reception allow a minimum of 0.55 square metres/person (100 guests ideally need a marquee a little larger than 6m x 9m)
For a dance floor allow a minimum of 0.2 square meters/ person (three times this if you expect everyone to dance at the same time.) (typically 100 guests need a 4.5m x 4.5m dance floor)
For theatre style seating with access space allow 0.9 square metres/ person (typically 100 people will need a 6m x 15m marquee). Don’t forget you will need to add space for a stage!
Mix and match the above to decide on the size that suits your event. For example at a wedding for 100 guests where you want to provide a champagne reception followed by a seated dinner and dance, allow a minimum of 1.75 square metres/person, i.e. 175 sqm.
A 12m x 15m (180 sqm) marquee or a 9m x 21m (189 sqm)marquee should do the trick.
If all this sounds too complicated to work out, phone us on 01483 720472. It is what we do all the time!!
POPULAR SIZES CHART (For those who prefer feet, 3m is about 10ft)