Frequently asked questions
Andrews Marquees can always provide advice on marquees and other suppliers to help your special event run smoothly and make the planning and preparation easy for you. Please click the tabs below to discover advice on using, hiring and siting marquees from Andrews Marquees. If you cant find what you are looking for here, please fill in the form on our contact us page or call 01272 545199.
We offer various marquee flooring options. Your marquee may be sited on a grass, gravel or tarmaced area and this will affect the type of flooring you require. Similarly, if the weather has been particularly cold or wet, then a bare grass floor would not be ideal, especially if your guests wear stilettos! To cope with all types of ground conditions we offer: New carpet which provides warmth, comfort and luxury to the whole or just part of your marquee. Beautiful matting for comfort and to protect from damp conditions. A complete hardwood floor cover which can be softened with new carpet or matting to guarantee a dry and safe event. Staging for entertainment and bands. Dance floors for your guests - these can be black and white checker design or parquet flooring and can be of any size you wish. To discuss your marquee flooring requirements, please fill in the form on our contact us page or call 01272 545199.
We provide indirect blower heaters that provide superb heating that won't blow your guests away! Depending on the size of your marquee, you may require just one or several of these. Even on the coldest of days, these marquee heaters will keep you warm and the focus on the main event.
Marquee generator hire is easy from Andrews Marquees. We bring as many generators as required to your event along with an electrical distribution panel so that any electricity required in the marquee is easily availble for caterers, lighting, bands etc. We discuss your electricity needs with you at our initial meeting so that everything you need is provided on the day.
All our marquees are clear span marquees. This means that there are no poles or other obstructions inside the marquee so that a clear view can be maintained from one end of the marquee if desired. Speakers are not obscured from view and guests can see the people at the "top table." Naturally, if you would like to divide up the space, we can do this for you within the clear span marquee.
No we take care of all that.
Marquees are a great way to provide shelter for festivalgoers or party guests. If you’re fortunate enough to have fine weather, side panels can usually be opened to let in a breeze and the sounds of summer. However, because marquees are waterproof, they can also stand up to a fair bit of precipitation.
All our marquees are strong, weather tight and well constructed. Guests are protected from the elements from the floor upwards! Coconut matting or wooden flooring protects shoes and babies and toddlers, no matter what the weather is doing outside. Doorways can be secured to keep heat in and the cold out and we supply both power and heating.
Decorating your marquee is entirely up to you and the sky is the limit as far as we are concerned. The value of hiring a marquee for a wedding or a corporate event is that you can have virtually any choice of theme and furniture you require. We are well versed in themed weddings, parties and events. From Star Wars to Catch a Falling Star, we can help you create the look and feel that will help your day go with a swing. Please feel free to ask us about marquee themes and decoration. We also regularly work with florists, party organisers etc, so if you would like advice on decorative effects or other specialists, please ask us.
Andrews Marquees supplies a range of different marquee lighting options that you can hire with your marquee. These include: Indoor and outdoor LED lighting (with the ability to change colour) Low level floor lighting (for a wall wash effect) Outdoor lights Chandelier lights Uplighters Stage lighting Special effect ceilings We can often combine a range of of lighting options to create the mood you are looking for and to help in the creation of a themed marquee. From romance, to country style to urban vibe, we have lighting options to suit!
The standard marquee lining we hire is ivory in colour. This leaves you free to add flowers, lighting effects and logos of any colour you like for your event. If you would prefer a different colour lining however, we can provide these at different price ranges.
Themed parties, weddings and corporate events have become increasingly popular in recent years. Perhaps you are a big fan of the James Bond, Harry Potter or Star Wars series and want your special day to reflect that. Or maybe you’re partial to a vintage tea party or a particular football team. All of these elements can be incorporated into your marquee-based meeting or celebration. Andrews Marquees is expert at working with clients to produce the marquee of your dreams for a variety of different events, including parties, weddings and corporate events. Whether you want a James Bond theme, an Oscar Awards look alike or Morrocan Nights theme, we can deliver the wow factor you are looking for. Your guests won't be disappointed!
Yes, we do provide toilets via our preferred supplier, Tew Valley Hire. We discuss the most suitable location at the site with you and ensure that they arrive and are removed in a timely fashion. Please ask for details via our form or by ringing 01225 545199.
Yes, we offer marquees for use at pubs on a regular basis. They provide exclusive space for wedding receptions and other events. You just need to have permission from the landlord for erecting a marquee in his grounds.
We provide various sizes of marquee to suit your requirements. Our clear span marquees will seat 50 -400 people at tables. If you are hosting an event where people are standing, then up to 1000 people can be accommodated.
Yes we do. These can be small or large marquees for summer or winter weddings. We offer clear span marquees that leave the space inside available to configure as you wish. We also offer a CAD design service that will help you visualise your wedding marquee layout, so nothing is left to chance on the big day.