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How much does a marquee cost?

Our range of marquees starts at £189.99 for a 3x2m Gala Tent Original and goes to £3,199.96 for our 6x24m Pro Elite marquee. These prices include VAT.

What size do I need?

The table below provides a handy size guide:

Marquee size (metres)

Standing guests

Seated guests

3 x 2

10

5

3 x 3

12

6

3 x 4

20

10

3 x 6

32

16

3 x 8

44

22

3 x 10

56

28

3 x 12

68

34

4 x 4

24

12

4 x 6

40

20

4 x 8

48

24

4 x 10

60

30

4 x 12

70

38

6 x 4

40

20

6 x 6

60

30

6 x 8

80

40

6 x 10

100

50

6 x 12

120

60

6 x 14

140

70

6 x 16

160

80

6 x 18

180

90

6 x 20

200

100

6 x 22

220

110

6 x 24

240

120

Couldn’t I just hire one for cheaper?

Unfortunately this isn’t necessarily the case. Although on face value the cost of hiring the marquee and accompanying equipment may seem lower than buying it outright, hiring companies often charge for additional costs, including set-up fees and a damage waiver (usually 4% or 5% of the total package). So, buying is often considered to be the more cost-effective option. You can take a look at our Costs of buying vs hiring a marquee page for further information or speak to our team on 0871 423 4252.

What other things do I need to buy besides the tent?

This depends on what you’re planning to use the marquee for, but as a general rule you would also need: flooring to protect your lawn and your guests’ shoes; furniture, particularly if the majority of the event is to take place indoors; lighting; and heaters, if it’s likely to get chilly. We also recommend structural accessories, such as ground bars, tie down kits and weighted feet to give your marquee added stability.

Is a marquee definitely what I need for my event?

If your event is more formal and you’re looking to host a number of guests (more than 20) within the tent for most or some of the event then we’d definitely recommend a marquee. But if you’re just looking for a sheltered area for a handful of guests to stand and chat or smoke, then a gazebo could be a better fit. Take a look at our advice centre for further guidance or contact the team on 0871 423 4252.

Do you offer payment plans to help stagger the cost?

Yes, we offer 0% finance to eligible customers at a minimum spend of £500. Click here to find out more and to confirm your eligibility for credit.

Do I need planning permission to put up a marquee?

This is unlikely, since it’s a temporary structure. But if you’re planning to keep the structure up for more than 28 days you may need to apply to your local authority for a temporary event notice.

How easy are your marquees to erect?

Our tents are designed to be straightforward to erect, and we offer instructional videos, as well as printed instructions to help you. The table below gives you an idea of timeframes:

Marquee size

Approximate set-up time

2x3m

30 minutes

3x3m

30 minutes

3x4m

45 minutes

3x6m

1 hour

3x8m

1 hour 15 minutes

3x10m

1 hour 30 minutes

4x4m

45 minutes

4x6m

1 hour

4x8m

1 hour 15 minutes

4x10m

1 hour 30 minutes

4x12m

1 hour 45 minutes

6x4m

1 hour 15 minutes

6x6m

1 hour 30 minutes

6x8m

1 hour 45 minutes

6x10m

2 hours

6x12m

2 hours 15 minutes