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While Christmas party season may be over, event managers and bookers are already looking to secure structures for 2023 events.  Field and Lawn’s Event Marquee team were approached by a nationwide Christmas Party specialist to provide a range of event structures in Manchester for Christmas 2022.

At a Glance…


  • 30m x 60m main event space
  • 10m x 15m catering structure
  • 10m x 20m entrance and office lobby
  • 5m x 5m external shelter with a 3m x 3m walkway
  • 3m x 3m external queue for fairground ride

Location: Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, Manchester

Sector: Event Marquees (Corporate Hire)

The Requirement…

The client required a large temporary event space for up to 1000 guests to enjoy their Christmas celebrations. An entrance lobby which held offices and toilets was needed, as well as a large back of house catering space capable of serving 3000 dishes per evening. Outside of the main space, an external shelter was required with a covered walkway, as well as some much needed cover as guests waited for their turn on the dodgems.

As the site had considerable variations in levels, 2150sqm of suspended flooring was required to provide a level area.

The Solutions…

The event marquees were located on a busy car park used by staff and visitors to Old Trafford football stadium. The schedule was set at 5 days to complete the build. The land had uneven surfaces with variances of up to 500mm.  This meant a suspended ringbeam floor was required.

The Field and Lawn team installed a total of 2000sqm of this levelled flooring system on day 1. An epic installation!

The space required by the client meant a 30m Clearspan structure was specified. Due to its apex height of 9m, installation is undertaken by use of a crane. A team of 12 from Field and Lawn assisted a team of 3 from a local contractor to lift the 13 A frames in to position on day 2.  A great example of collaboration and working safely together.

Days 3, 4 & 5 saw the PVC installed to the roof and walls. Non-slip catering floor was laid in the catering structure and the doors were installed.

Custom carpentry work was completed on 3 external ramps, 3 external steps and 1 internal step. Walkways between the structures were completed with guttering, infills and bespoke flooring work. The site crew completed the build 5 hours ahead of schedule, allowing the venue dressers early access to transform the space ready for the festive season.

If you are looking for a safe and reliable event marquee hire solution, look no further than Field and Lawn!