How to Minimise the Impact of Noise from Your Marquee

When running an outdoor event, controlling noise can be a difficult. Although there are steps you can take to try to minimise the noise escaping from a marquee, such as using sound insulating materials and destructive interference systems, a certain amount of noise spreading to the surrounding area is inevitable. The key thing is to take steps to reduce the impact of that noise on those around you, which can be achieved in a number of ways.


One of the simplest and most effective ways to control the level of noise reaching anyone nearby is by increasing the distance between them and your marquee as much as possible. This is unlikely to provide a complete solution, but it should lessen the amount of sound heard in nearby businesses and homes considerably.

Fair warning

Although it won’t reduce the actual noise being produced, giving plenty of notice to anyone who might be affected should go a long way towards preventing any tension on the day. Warn those in the surrounding area as far in advance as you can to allow them to plan around your event. It’s also worth sending a reminder a week before the event to make doubly sure that everyone is prepared for any potential disturbance.


If you want to be really confident that you’re not causing a nuisance, it might be worth investing in some sound level meters. These handheld electronic devices will allow you to measure the exact amount of noise escaping from your marquee to the surrounding area allowing you to make adjustments as necessary. Your local council can advise you on what level of noise is acceptable and if there are complaints a record of regular noise level checks will stand you in good stead.

We have over 14 years’ experience helping people to put on events of all types, including weddings, festivals and corporate events. So, if you’re looking for marquee hire in Bristol, throughout the South West or anywhere else in the UK, Andrew’s Marquees can help.

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