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7 Top Tips for Wedding Marquee Hire in London 

 Are you considering hiring a marquee service provider for your upcoming wedding?  What are the things you need to consider before saying “you’re hired”?

Getting married is a once-in-a-lifetime event that everyone (especially the women) is looking forward to.  There’s no better feeling than finding the person you’ll be spending the rest of your life with so it’s only natural for you to pull out all the stops and make it as special and as elegant as much as you can.  After all, you’ll only be getting married, once right? So, make sure to make your wedding event successful!

Before you walk down that aisle though, you’d have to go through the exhausting and stressful task of planning the wedding itself, particularly the venue.  You either choose to hold the event in a hotel or resort or be more flexible by choosing a Wedding Marquee Hire in London.  Yes, there are a lot of marquee service providers in London today and I perfectly understand how difficult it can be to choose the best one so I’m giving you these 7 tips that will help you choose the best Wedding Marquee Hire in London.

1. Do your research

Having so many options can be both a blessing and a curse so make sure to do the necessary research required before hiring a marquee provider.  Check what type of marquee hire services in London they specialize on, the kind of flooring they offer, heating options available and the kind of equipment they use.  These things will come handy and would aid you in reaching a decision as to which marquee provider to hire. 

2. Choose a provider that has good reputation

Part of the research you have to do is to identify which provider has the best reputation.  Good customer feedback is one of the first things you should be looking at.  Knowing how these providers fared with previous events they held will give you a god insight on how they conduct work and if they are efficient enough to make your wedding a huge success.

 3. Finalize the number of guests you’ll have as early as you can

One of the first things you need to keep in mind when hiring a marquee provider is the number of guests that will be attending your wedding because this will determine the size of the marquee that will be erected.  Make this a priority so you can proceed to making arrangements with the marquee provider.

4. Inquire/Book as early as possible

Marquee service providers are in demand especially during the wedding season and if your target date falls within peak season, you’ll be having a hard time getting a hold of the best marquee service providers out there so to make sure that you don’t miss out on them, you have to plan ahead and start inquiring and booking one as soon as possible. 

5. Choose a good location

Now the question here would have to be, what is a good location like?  You have to consider the kind of service marquee hires bring to the table so make sure to choose a place with no underground pipes or cables, and with a dry and flat ground as much as possible.  If you can, also look for locations with no overhead obstacles that can get in the way like trees and power lines.  Remember that marquee providers need power for music, lighting, and heating so if you’re on a budget, try to choose one that’s close to a building with power because you’ll be needing generators otherwise.

6. Make sure there is enough parking for your guests

It may be trivial for some but it can ruin your guest’s mood if they have to circle around the vicinity a couple of times looking for a place to park their vehicles on.  Make sure that there’s enough parking for the number of guests you have on your list so no one would get late and everyone would have a good time.

7. Make security and safety a top priority

One of the disadvantages of holding an event outdoors is that nature is something you do not have control over which is why it is very important to make sure that weather conditions would not get in the way of your guests enjoying your wedding.  Make sure that you have the proper heating equipment available in case the night gets too cold.  Make sure that that you have toilets available near and around the venue and that there’s proper lighting to avoid any untoward accidents and most of all, make sure that the marquee hire have enough staff to assist your guests and provide support in case there are technical issues.

Planning an event as huge as a wedding is never easy.  Stress and sleepless nights are definitely expected but with the proper planning and sound decision-making, all these difficulties will be all worth it in the end and all you have to do is enjoy the moment and cherish the memories.


Ben Levy is the director of www.levcomarquees.com, London's leading marquee & event hire specialists. Ben is committed in giving the highest quality marquee services in London by ensuring that each event he organize are stunning and elegant.  When not at work, Ben spends his time writing and documenting every memorable event. Follow him on LinkedIn.

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