How Much is a Marquee to Hire? Your 3 Key Things to Consider

How much is a marquee to hire?

How Much is a Marquee to Hire?  The million dollar question!

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When working how how much is a marquee to hire there are a few factors I’ll mention in the article that will impact pricing. 

Hiring a marquee isn’t an everyday thing and I completely understand it is a new world of confusion – so I’m here to help.

I’m going to be very honest and transparent here – and by the end of reading this you’ll be somewhat more educated about marquees than 2 minutes ago.

Marquees come in all shapes and sizes.  Marquee hire costs will obviously depend on the size you need –  the larger the marquee, the more expensive it will be.  Also, the length of hire will also have an impact on marquee hire costs.  Most companies, including us – our standard hire period is 3 days.  So we set your marquee up on a Friday, and come on Monday to take everything away.  For some events such as Asian Weddings or Festivals, the marquees tend to stay up longer which have an impact on the overall cost.

90% of marquees come with flooring and lighting as a basic requirement as it’s more practical.  I would always recommend this as a minimum requirement.   

When finding out the cost of hiring a marquee you’ll need to bear in mind they can also come with other items such as linings, heating, nightclub style lighting, furniture, dance floors, bars etc.  So the costs can rise with interior options items but that’s the beauty of getting a quote with Party in your Garden Marquee Hire.  We can itemise everything for you, and even come up with 3 tailored packages for you to give you an idea on what the costs would be with each specification.

Right Mark I get it, how much is a marquee to hire?

Without giving you a ‘wishy washy’ answer it’s still really difficult to say without having a 2 minute conversation with you over the phone.  The are several factors that impact marquee hire costs such as size required, your event date, garden layout, location, access etc.  So it’s really hard to say – but let’s give you a rough guide as to how much you would expect to pay for a basic structure. 

I’ve given three examples here of our smaller marquee hire prices as a guideline:

30 Guests | 3m x 6m Marquee with Hard Floor System, Carpet and Lighting | £550

45 Guests | 4m x 8m Marquee with Hard Floor System, Carpet and Lighting | £650

60 Guests | 4m x 12m Marquee with Hard Floor System, Carpet and Lighting | £850

How Much is a Marquee to Hire?

This is a 4m x 6m reasonably well specced marquee including hard flooring, carpet, lining, LED Uplighters & LED Fairy Lighting.

When you hire a marquee – you’re also getting with that an experienced team (in our case award-winning too!) making sure your structure is set up completely safe and ready to use.  Remember you could be having 20-100 people that you know under this big metal thing – it’s got to be watertight and secure in case it gets windy. I don’t think your auntie would appreciate your Amazon gazebo falling apart on her!

Is there a cheaper alternative to hiring one?

Yes.  Here they are:

It is possible to buy something for less than you can hire.  I would like to make that perfectly clear.  However they are incomparable – do your research when looking to see how much is a marquee to hire really is.  What you are buying essentially from Amazon is a huge plastic bag with very thin poles.  

I have made another article about Hiring v Buying a marquee here.


When the wind or rain gets up I call Friday afternoons…Frantic Fridays.  Why?  Most of my phone calls go something along the lines of…

“Hi Mark it’s Mrs Smith again.  We spoke about a month ago and you gave me a quote for my daughter’s 18th birthday party for this weekend, remember?”

“Hello!  Yes I remember, you said you bought your own one and was going to do it yourself?”

“Yes, yes that’s me.  Well the wind has launched our marquee into next door neighbours conservatory and the marquee has all collapsed.  Are you able to come over this afternoon and put one of your ones up please”

“Oh no that’s awful, you’re the second person thats called this afternoon.  I’m really sorry to say we’ve been fully booked for some weeks now”

“What am I going to do for my daughters birthday?!”

I get this a lot.  A lot.

How Much is a Marquee to Hire?

It’s really easy to get a quote.  Your best best is to call me directly on 01462 262001 or pop your below and we will send a quote to you within 60 seconds.

Mark Hammond  


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