Our guide to marquee hire for staff parties

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Five things you need to know about hiring the best marquee for your corporate staff party

There is no better way to say thank you and recognise your staff than throwing an incredible party! Our team have helped business across the UK with bespoke marquees for all types of staff parties and special events. Helen Midleton, a Senior Project Manager at Field and Lawn has curated this expert guide to help you learn more about hiring the perfect marquee for your staff party.

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1. What type of an event is it?

The first thing to consider is how will the space be used? Are you looking to hold an informal get together, company birthday party, staff BBQ or formal sit down awards dinner. This will have an impact on how much space is required and what you need to accommodate within the structure.

2. Make it multi-use

My top tip and something that a lot of clients opt for is making the marquee multi-use. This means you will benefit from cost savings. For example, if you are planning a client focused business event such as a product launch and want to also hold a staff fun day, why not hold the two events over the course of the week. You can use the same space before or after the staff event. We can achieve this with some careful planning to incorporate extra areas within the marquee such as a stage for presenting or an exhibition area. It may be more cost effective to do this rather than host separate events. Ask around other departments and co-ordinate to save time and money.

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3. Location, location location!

You will need to consider if there is a space suitable at your own work place to site the marquee. For example making use of a large car park or communal green space. It’s best to take advantage of a hire free venue with existing facilities such as toilets or catering provisions. If this is not possible, we can provide a full solution from power to toilets to take the stress away.

However, an external venue also has it’s benefits especially if the work site is not suitable. Beautiful venues such as stately homes or open fields will give you an environment away from the workplace. This may help staff to relax and make it more memorable for your guests if you are combining two events. Our marquees can be installed on most surfaces and we can provide level flooring on sloped sites.

4. Time of year

The time of year can have a big impact on your event. For events in summer, an inside/Outside feel can be created with a marquee to take advantage of the summer weather. Sides can be opened or large clear side panels can be used to let the natural light flood in.

If you are looking to hold the event in summer, supplier and venue availability can be limited in the busy months. Remember there is no reason why you can’t host an event in autumn or winter. This will give much more choice and availability. We can provide a wide range of ancillary services such as heating, furniture hire, lighting and even a dance floor! We can also provide mood lighting which can enhance the event space and create a cosy venue perfect for the cooler months or for a Christmas party .

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5. Put your brand front and centre

If you want to boost morale and celebrate your company there are a variety of branding opportunities, internal or external that can be taken advantage of with party marquee hire. From completely bespoke PVC to internal, on-brand coloured linings. These would also be suitable if doubling up the space to host a client event before your staff party.

Final considerations

Party marquee hire can provide an ideal background for corporate events; from formal staff celebrations to an informal barbecue. We often provide marquees for events where there just isn’t the space inside for larger guest numbers, or if the event is designed to be outside but needs a contingency plan for wet weather. This article has focused on parties and celebrations but our event marquees can make the ideal venue for any event. We would be happy to discuss your event or visit the location to provide a comprehensive solution.

Field and Lawn have a vast range of high quality and versatile party marquees for hire, suitable for all occasions.  Our party marquee hire fleet includes small staff event structures from 3m up to 9m. Our medium sized marquees range between 10m to 20m. With our largest event structures span between 25m up to 30m in width. The length is only limited by the space you have available. So, if you have 30 employees or 3,000 we can provide the space!