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I'm Spencer King, an ex-marquee erector. This blog is designed to help those running a hire business or thinking of starting. I don't claim to know everything, I'm just trying to help people avoid the mistakes I made! Check out our event planning section for advice on planning your own marquee event. Please contact us if we can help or offer advice in any way.


Pointers for marquee site visit/survey

A site visit is normally done from 12 months to 2 weeks before the marquee’s going up. With experience you’ll be able to see exactly what your marquees will look like when erected and therefore what problems you’re likely to face.

The first few times you go to site visits you won’t know what to look for so here’s some tips:

  • If you’re putting a marquee up against the house always have the flat gable end against any door, especially if it’s opening outwards. Two reasons: i. if it rains the water goes off to the side, not towards the house. ii. In most designs of marquee there’s no bar across the gable to stop doors opening etc.
  • Think about how you’re going to anchor the marquee down. If it’s on grass it’s usually straight forward –stakes/guy ropes. If it’s on a patio then you need to think about weights, longer guy lines or bolting it down.
  • Access: check the ease of access to the site
  • Is there enough room to erect the marquee (not just enough room for it to fit when erected). Do this twice!
  • If you’re using stakes into the ground check there aren’t any cables etc running under the area.
  • Make sure there aren’t any power lines overhead
  • Look at the parking outside, this may influence how many vehicles you bring.


If I remember any more pointers I’ll post them later.

Thanks for reading

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