First Choice Marquees - Part of the Cameron Group - Suppliers of Marquees for Weddings, Functions, Corporate Hire, Long Term Storage, Product Launches, Marquees for Corporate Events
 

 

Please see below a list of our most frequently asked questions when booking or enquiring about a marquee, we hope that you find the information below of some use, but should you require to speak to one of our dedicated marquee team them please do not hesitate to contact us by phone.

 

 

 

Q Do you provide Insurance?

 

QHow safe are your marquees?

 

QHow much deposit do I have to pay to hire a marquee?

 

QWhen is the final payment due for the hire of my marquee?

 

QDo you provide toilet hire?

 

QHow many guests can I seat around a table?

 

QCan you provide a suitable venue for the marquee?

 

QWhat surfaces can the marquees be set up on?

 

QDo you supply just the marquee?

 

QHow long is your marquee hire period?

 

QCan tents be opened in warm weather?

 

QAre marquees suitable for winter events?

 

QWhat is the difference between lined and unlined marquees?

 

QCan I make last minute changes to my tent and equipment?

 

QWhen will you put up/take down my marquee?

 

QCan marquees be erected on uneven ground?

 

QDo your marquees stand up to storms?

 

QAre marquees waterproof?

 

QCan the marquee be joined to a building?

 

QCould a marquee damage cables or pipes running underneath the site?

 

QWill your marquees damage our garden?

 

QWill I have 24hr emergency contact should something happen to the marquee?

 

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Do you provide Insurance?

 

a Insurance cover is provided at an extra cost and will be shown on your quotation. This covers all claims except for malicious damage. There is an excess of £1000.00 for any claim. Full details of our insurance may be obtained from our office. A Dmaage Waiver fee of £50.00 is available, please ask for details.

 

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How safe are your marquees?

 

a All our marquees are made from materials that conform to British Safety Standard specifications and are fully fire resistant. We also have insurance cover including employer and public liability up to £10m.

 

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How much deposit do I have to pay to hire a marquee?

 

a A 25% deposit is required on booking the marquee along with a signed booking form.

 

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When is the final payment due for the hire of my marquee?

 

a The final payment is due 14 days prior to the installation of the marquee unless you have a credit account with us in which case the payment is due 28 days from the installation date.

 

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Will I have 24hr emergency contact should something happen to the marquee?

 

a Yes, we provide a 24hr mobile number in the unlikely event that you should any problems with the marquee during your hire period.

 

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Do you provide toilet hire?

 

a Yes we can provide a range of Luxury loo hire suitable for each individual event.

 

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How many guests can I seat around a table?

 

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12 AROUND a 6ft TABLE

 

10 AROUND a 5ft 6’ TABLE

 

8 AROUND a 5ft TABLE

 

6 AROUND a 4ft TABLE

 

6 on a 6ft TRESTLE TABLE (PLUS ONE ON EITHER END)

 

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Can you provide a suitable venue for the marquee?

 

a We can offer a range of venues spanning most of our main counties. All of the sites provide you with the necessary space for the marquee and parking for guests.

 

Please also see our venues page for information

 

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What surfaces can the marquees be set up on?

 

a We can set up marquees on a range of surfaces from grass to concrete using a variety of methods to anchor the marquees.

 

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Do you supply just the marquee?

 

a No. We can supply you with all of the equipment you may require for your event to include furniture, lighting, power and flooring and so on. We also have links with other event and specialist lighting companies, we can also arrange catering equipment and bands.

 

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How long is your marquee hire period?

 

a For weekend events, the marquee is yours for both Saturday and Sunday. During the week, the length of the marquee hire period is by arrangement. That said the length of hire is very much customer specific and we can hire marquees for anything from one hour to a month or longer

 

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Can tents be opened in warm weather?

 

a Yes. The walls of our marquees can very easily be opened up and secured. We can demonstrate how to do this so that the decision can be left to the day

 

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Are marquees suitable for winter events?

 

a Decked out appropriately marquees make ideal venues for Christmas and New Year parties. Powerful heaters ensure warmth, and hard flooring, while more expensive than traditional summer options, and protects you winter from wet ground.

 

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What is the difference between lined and unlined marquees?

 

a Lined marquees are more luxurious and are an essential element in a wedding-style marquee. With unlined marquees, the PVC walls and marquee structure are fully visible including the aluminum legs and bracing cables, making them more suitable for functional or casual events.

 

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Can I make last minute changes to my tent and equipment?

 

a Within reason, yes. Requests for extra furniture, different flooring etc made early in the week leading up to the marquee hire or before can easily be accommodated. A longer marquee may be possible, depending on stock levels. SEE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, The terms and conditions state that any changes are required 14 days prior to the installation date.

 

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When will you put up/take down my marquee?

 

a Typically, we erect marquees on the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before an event; and we dismantle them on the following Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. If you have a special requirement, please let us know and we will clearly accommodate your needs.

 

However, we do like customers to bear in mind the fact that sometimes the weather can be against us and we may need to reschedule the installation or dismantle. We may also require to work outside of office hours.

 

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Can marquees be erected on uneven ground?

 

a Marquees can be put up on sloping or uneven ground. Although an expensive option, this can transform the most impossible site to an ideal venue.

 

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Do your marquees stand up to storms?

 

a Our marquees are solid in structure and are always staked properly to the ground. All of the marquees are made in accordance with EC Safety Standards and manufactured to withstand wind loading of up to 60 mph. Prior to the event we will always confirm the latest weather reports, and if conditions are severe enough we do have the right to stop an event, see our Terms and conditions.

 

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Are marquees waterproof?

 

a Yes, marquees are waterproof. However, in heavy rain, water pouring off the roof of a tent may not soak into the ground fast enough if soil drains poorly. Water may then seep underneath the marquee walls and into the marquee.

 

To be absolutely certain of a dry floor, hard floor with carpet is a safer although a more expensive option than that of Carpet or matting.

 

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Can the marquee be joined to a building?

 

a Yes. Our marquees can serve as an 'extension' to a building if the space is suitable. Because they need no pegs or guy ropes, 'framed' marquee structures can easily butt up against the side of a house.

 

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Could a marquee damage cables or pipes running underneath the site?

 

a If cabling or pipe work is near the surface, damage is possible. We ask that prior to putting the marquee up you please advise us if any water mains or electrical cabling are close to the ground.

 

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Will your marquees damage our garden?

 

a Temporarily yes. Grass that has been covered for several days will not look its best. But recovery will be swift. And we are always very careful not to damage plants if flowerbeds are included in a marquee.

 

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Will I have 24hr emergency contact should something happen to the marquee?

 

a Yes, we provide a 24hr mobile number in the unlikely event that you should any problems with the marquee during your hire period.Return to Top