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5 questions to ask a marquee hire company before making bookings with them

Hiring a marquee instils a touch of class to any wedding event. Whether you picture a stylish, classic garden wedding or an ultra-modern wedding ceremony, a marquee provides you with the unique opportunity to convert an expanse of grass into an ideal venue. Prior to deciding which company to hire your wedding marquee from, here are some 5 important questions to pose to the supplier to guarantee that you choose the right vendor.

Can we speak with other couples who have previously hired your marquees?

By speaking to other couples, you will be able to know the type of service provided by the given marquee hire company. If the provider is willing to provide you with contacts of previous clients, it proves that they are confident of the kind of service they provide to their clients. Additionally, during the discussion with the referrals you may find out further information which may be quite useful such as where they rented their portable heaters, for instance.

Can we see one of the marquees while it is set up?

This is another important question to ask your vendor. Seeing a marquee while erected will give you a much clearer picture of what to expect on your wedding day, in addition to how it will come across in the photos. This will help you decide whether or not to go for a particular choice.

Based on the number of guests we have, what is the suitable size marquee to opt for?

The size of marquee you choose will largely depend on the number of guests you expect at your event. Also note that besides the sitting space for the guests, you will also need to consider the area for the dance floor. A professional vendor should talk you through the various designs, sizes and arrangements available that could accommodate your number of guests.

Could you pay a visit to our proposed location?

Any professional marquee hire company should not only be ready but should consider it mandatory to evaluate the ground early in advance to judge whether the location is ideal for a marquee. If they are not willing, look elsewhere for someone who's willing.

Do you also provide furniture and interior decorations? Can we have a look at them?

Marquee hire doesn't necessarily come with chairs and tables or interior decorations like flowers. Therefore, ask your contractor whether they can actually provide furniture and interior decorations. You should ask to see the furniture, or photos at least, to avoid any nasty shocks come wedding day. If your vendor does not provide these, they may at least recommend a trusted provider.