Party Marquees

Party Marquees

Whether you are planning a small informal occasion or something more lavish, Crest Marquees has a range of equipment available to hire.

As the name suggests a party marquee is a structure of a given size used for your party and as there are so many reasons to hold a party, there are many sizes and specifications available for your party.

Whether you are looking to celebrate an important birthday, an anniversary, a Christening, or for another special occasion, we would be happy to help.

The more popular special birthday dates to celebrate are, 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 65th and 80th.

The 16th, 18th and 21st birthday dates are very popular for marquees as generally the parents who are most likely paying for the event are happy to have the party outside and self contained. The parents can then be involved at the party but at ‘arms length’, should they require. Possibly the biggest difference between an 18 year olds party marquee and a marquee being used for someone that might be celebrating their 50th birthday is the budget for the marquee.

At an 18th birthday party, the cost and specification of the party marquee and equipment is much lower in comparison to the 50th birthday party.

The great thing about having a marquee is you get to choose how you have the marquee, so for example with an 18th you may choose to have plastic chairs instead of a wooden banqueting chair, or you may choose to have pre-used carpet instead of new. You may choose to have no linings and have the basic structure instead of full linings and possibly star light roof linings.

By not having these extra items, it can save a considerable amount of money.

At an 18th birthday party, you may choose to limit the number of guests too and thus saving on budget and making the event more manageable.

So a typical party marquee for an 16th, 18th or 21st might be the basic structure, pre-used carpet, a small amount of seating, perhaps chairs only, and some disco lighting. You’d also need to consider some power for the music.

At the other end of the spectrum a 50th birthday celebration held within a marquee is likely to feel different. There is likely to be a difference between the two important birthdays, simply because client has more money to spend on the event and is happy with a higher level of specification.

Usually at a 50th birthday party there would be more seating, not usually seating for all the guests, but perhaps half or less. By having more seating, i.e. tables and chairs, this does mean that the marquee needs to be larger as furniture takes up roughly twice the amount of room as a buffet or standing event. But some guests like to stand, so some seating is usually essential.

They’ll also usually be a bar area too. That mighty be as simple as several trestle tables in the corner, or it might be a fully staffed bar. Generally the client might hire the bar unit from us, possibly some fridges and supply the drinks themselves. We can supply a range of equipment in this respect.

For further information on prices and specification, you can obtain a quotation instantly using our online quotation. Or please drop us an email or call on 0121 773 8444.