A fairly flat site is required, preferably on grass, although any level surface can be used.
There should be reasonable vehicle access.
NO. OF GUESTS ATTENDING
Consider the maximum number of people using the marquee.
What layout is required?
Are all the guests to be fully seated at the same time?
FLOOR SPACE REQUIRED
Is an area for dancing required?
Does the dance area have to remain separate or can it be formed by clearing an area after a meal?
Is a bar and/or buffet area required?
Do the caterers require a small service marquee?
Is there a walkway to or from other buildings?
Standard flooring is coconut matting.
Some marquees are required to be fully carpeted. In such an instance a wooden sub-structure is required to ensure a level floor throughout, compensating for bumps and dips in the ground.
Is it possible to have no flooring if ground conditions are satisfactory.
Does the event require an oak parquet dance floor?
Is there an adequate supply of toilets in an adjoining building?
Are supplementary toilets required?
Would you prefer individual chemical toilets or a luxury plumbed unit (cost and type of event may be determining factors).
Is heating required?
Heating can be supplied by indirect diesel fired heaters which are placed outside the marquee. Hot air is blown through ducting to internal diffusers. Thermostatic control ensures your guests are comfortable whatever the weather.
Is a separate catering marquee needed for the preparation of / storage of food etc?
Do you require cutlery, crockery, glassware, ovens, tea urns etc?
Is there a power supply available in an adjoining building?
Is lighting required?
Various types of lighting are available and the type used depends on the type of function. Exterior lighting can also be placed around the marquee to add that special finishing touch. Power outlets for entertainment, bars and catering can also easily be placed wherever they are required.
Is an internal lining required?
Are tables and chairs required?
Is there an adequate power supply available to run the equipment being used at your event?
Do you require electric cables and distribution boards?
Do you require a generator?