Marquee hire costs

Hi

We have rented our local sports ground for £40 (happy days)and now we are going through marquee quotes (sad days.)



We do want a wooden floor + carpet and it seems the average with lighting, generator, tables, chair, dance floor is about £5.5k - ek! Does that seem right? It is for 100 people.



What are your experiences? thank you

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  • Kchristie3Kchristie3 Posts: 248
    Hi there, we are having a marquee and ours is 5k , which is the cheapest quote we could find . That price is including VAT and we having brand new carpet in any colour we want , decking , toilets , bar , dance floor , stage , all tables and windows all down one side x
  • OOOvOOOv Posts: 19
    Yep - Marquees are expensive - for 100 people, that sounds like a reasonable quote.
  • Kchristie3Kchristie3 Posts: 248
    Ours is for 100 people also , on top of that we have to add food and decoration so I reckon we spent around 9 k just on the reception but it's exactly what we want and we were quoted 6.5 k at coniston hall for just 50 guests x
  • Thank you, I know marquees are expensive but I like the fact you can do what you what when you want and save costs on wine ect.... Looking forward to dressing it image
  • Hi Blueberry27616 - the price you were quoted seems good to me. We are paying £6800 for the marquee, wooden floor, tables and chairs. We wanted to have it carpeted too but dont think we will as this is an additional cost!

  • Hi Sweden_proposal, I think I am going to take off my carpet to save on costs.

    I wanted the wooden floor to help ladies with heels. I was thinking today about the marquee weddings I have been to and actually I couldnt remember the flooring but remebered the band. So with that thought "gone is the carpet and the music budget up." Although it does look lovely with carpet - ek its so hard!! Good luck
  • tinainwidtinainwid Posts: 277
    I dont know much about marquee set ups but surely without carpet the ladies stilletos will sink into the ground.. or am I wrong!
  • nats2013nats2013 Posts: 6,253
    look out for capri marquees as they are significantly cheaper and in my opinion have a more modern feel. we are getting a huge (double size) marquee for 100 seated people and separate dance floor space, dance floor, colour carpet of our choice, extra tressle tables and a second marquee (medium sized) for a projector to play games on again carpeted all with lights and sparkly stuff for just under £2500. we could have got the basic 100 seater marquee and dance floor for £1655 or something



    not sure where youre baseed but were using these people and they have been great



    http://www.outisin.co.uk/



    and this is the basic package http://www.outisin.co.uk/100-guests.php
  • Hi tinainwid, image yes they would but we will have a wooden floor but not the carpet on top of the wooden floor... Sorry my post was confusing.
  • Hi,

    I really, really recommend shopping around as quotes will all vary soooo much! Whereabouts are you based? I emailed 19 different companies for quotes for 60 people.... The most was almost 5k ex VAT, but I have actually got mine as a package deal for £1595 ex VAT which includes everything...tables chairs, flooring, dance floor, small stage, lighting and even table linen!! image
  • Kchristie3Kchristie3 Posts: 248
    I found the cheapest marquees are from small family run businessess x
  • tinainwidtinainwid Posts: 277
    Quoted:
    Hi tinainwid, yes they would but we will have a wooden floor but not the carpet on top of the wooden floor... Sorry my post was confusing.


    Thanks for clearing that up Bluebell, I,ve only been to one marquee before and I couldnt remember the set up.. so no walking on tip toes lol.. thats good.. I,m sure no one will care if theres no carpet then.



    Nats Thats a great deal for what your getting!
  • Quoted:
    Hi,

    I really, really recommend shopping around as quotes will all vary soooo much! Whereabouts are you based? I emailed 19 different companies for quotes for 60 people.... The most was almost 5k ex VAT, but I have actually got mine as a package deal for £1595 ex VAT which includes everything...tables chairs, flooring, dance floor, small stage, lighting and even table linen!!


    WOW right I am back on the case tomorrow first thing - I have had a weekend off wedding organisation to cuddle my new nephew.. image
  • oh yes we are based in Warwickshire/Northampton border area
  • Nats I am checking out the capris now - thank you for the tip image
  • ViviPruViviPru Posts: 19
    That's a brilliant price, MissWiggles. Is that a capri marquee? Would you mind saying what company that's with please?
  • 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 [email protected] or telephone us on 01392 250679

  • Peanut23Peanut23 Posts: 155

    Try your local council.... I was quoted £75 hire for one to hold 100 people..... I am however getting married in a hotel instead x but its a thought x

  • ZozoZozo Posts: 1

    Hi is anyone from this thread based in the north east? all of the quotes I've received are around £5k too image

    thanks x

  • We are based in the South East 40 minutes from London. We have a marquee venue and our marquee company charge £2.500 for a 30 x 60 marquee with all carpet, lighting, furniture etc.

    Always compare like for like quotes. Some marquee companies will sell you a smaller marquee and smaller tables for 100 guests and you will find it very tight during service image

    We would never serve more than 8/10 guests on a 6ft table for example.

    If any brides would like to look at a sample quote for 100 guests to compare with their 5k quote please feel free to PM me image

    I don't sell marquees by the way, just think if we can hire for 2.5K so should you be able to!

  • SarahL1408SarahL1408 Posts: 154

    We are paying £3500 (ish) for our marquee for 130 people.  This includes carpet, dance floor, tables, chairs etc.  I did have to really shop around to get this quote though.

    Good luck with the shopping ... I think marquees make lovely reception venues.

    x

  • Hi

    we are paying £2000 for a marquee in St. Albans, the company are based in Bedfordshire.

    I am thoroughly loving the freedom of planning our wedding the way we want it but I would warn other marquee brides to be that the freedom puts the cost up considerably because you can literally just keep on buying (as I have been doing!!!) decorations, candles, bunting etc etc. I wouldn't want it to look any other way than how it's going to, but just a word of warning! 

     

    Xxxx

  • Ed3Ed3 Posts: 1

    Hi guys,  does anyone know any decent reasonable suppliers in the north west?

     

    thank you!

     

     

  • cowers88cowers88 Posts: 13

    i used nationwide marquee hire, from the north west.

    120 guests seated and 300 night guests.

    Great price and they will tailor to what you want 

    http://www.nationwidemarqueehire.com/

  • Abby14Abby14 Posts: 2

    Could any one recommend a marquee hire company in Worcestershire please?

    Trying to keep the budget low with a village hall/ field hire for £450 for a weekend which is great but now I'm worrying about if I've bitten more off than I can chew trying to organise everything on a budget!

     

    Thanks!

  • MrsE2016MrsE2016 Posts: 1,207 New bride

    As other brides have said Abby14 a marquee is not a budget option. Especially when you bring other associated costs into it eg toilets, bar, catering facilities etc. 

    If you're prepared for these then it's a great choice as you have so many opportunities to make you day unique but it's definitely not a cheap option!

    If you're trying to keep your costs down then maybe a hall would be a better option - we have got a great deal on our marquee but it's still working out a bit more than anticipated (and we haven't got to worry about toilets as we're using our local cricket club as the location for our marquee reception). It's also a lot of work to decorate etc.

    Do plenty of research before committing to something you will potentially struggle to afford, or have to end up cutting costs on other things you want to finance it xx

  • Alex89Alex89 Posts: 1

    Getting ready for the wedding, I want to order a marquees (midlandmarquees.co.uk/marquees-for-sale.html). How do you think will be cheaper here than on other sites?    

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