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We have comprised a list of the most frequently asked questions about traditional marquees. Take a look the Traditional Marquee FAQ’s or talk to one of the team today.


What size does the Traditional marquee come in?

The traditional marquee comes in a 9m wide and can be four sizes - 9m, 15m, 21m or 27m long. We do not have any other sizes. 

What clearance is required for the traditional?

On top of the size of the marquee we require an additional 1.5 meter clearance around all sides of the marquee. This is for the safety ropes. 

How long is your marquee hire period?

The duration of the hire period is up to the customer, this will be agreed with you on your quotation.  As a rule the marquee is erected for a set event laid out by the customer, and usually lasts a day or two, however we have had structures out for a period of months.

When will you erect/dismantle the marquee?

We usually erect the main marquee structure two to three days before the event, for example if you event was on a Saturday we would want to start building the Wednesday or Thursday, this then give us or you time to decorate and finish the inside of your marquee to a level that will amaze your guests. 

We dismantle the marquee as soon as possible after the event, getting the site back to normality as soon as possible. If you have any special requirements, please let us know.

Can I make last minute changes to my marquee?

Yes, within reason we will always do our best to comply with any last minute requests. We do ask for a minimum of a weeks notice should you want to change the flooring from matting to carpet.

Can your marquees be opened up in warm weather?

Yes, the walls which are windows can be removed. However this can be a complex process so please ask in advance so we can teach you the best way. 

Are marquees suitable for winter events?

No unfortunately not. We can only offer the traditional from May to September. 

Do we need heaters?

Heaters aren’t always necessary between May and September but even in midsummer a heater may be needed to take off the late evening chill.  

Are your marquees waterproof?

Yes, but ground conditions are key, if it rains we need to be sure there in enough natural drainage. This is another aspect of our free site visit and will be factored in to our advice so give us a call.

What is the difference between lined and unlined marquees?

Lined marquees are more luxurious and give the marquee that fairy-tale look. With unlined marquees the wall and roof structure are fully visible, which can sometimes add to that vintage look. 

What colour are the linings?

Standard linings are ivory pleated. 

Is the power organised for my function?

Depending on the electricity requirements of the marquee, power can either be drawn from a nearby building or we can supply a generator.

Do you only supply the marquee?

No, Please see the rest of our website to see our full packages and other items.

Can your marquees be erected on uneven ground, patio or similar hard standing?

No the traditional can only be placed on grass.

How safe are your marquees?

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Is insurance included in the price?

Public Liability cover of Southern Events is included however it is the customer’s responsibility to look after and insure the hired equipment. 

Could a marquee damage cables or pipes running underneath the site?

Please advise us if any gas pipes, water mains or electrical cabling are crossing the site. If you are in any doubt we can assist you with obtaining the ground plans and arrange a scan of the area for these utilities so we can erect your marquee appropriately

Will your marquees damage our garden?

Temporarily yes. Grass that has been covered for several days will not look at its best but should not take too long to recover.  Any small stake holes left will soon disappear and we are always very careful not to damage plants.


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