When planning a marquee wedding or garden party it can be tough to work out a budget prior to planning. There are different types of marquees that range from hundreds to thousands. Additionally, there are many accessories and services that your event may require like event furniture, catering areas/equipment, power, and toilet hire.

Quickest way to get a marquee hire quote and find out marquee hire prices:

The quickest way to get a quote would be to ue a ‘Quick Quote Calculator’ which you can find on most reputable marquee hire company websites. You enter your basic info to get a rough figure which will give you a good idea of the costs. Once you have completed this you will have the option to request more information or a call back form the marquee hire company.

This way of finding prices is good if you are gathering information from multiple companies quickly and are not ready to make a direct contact for full marquee hire prices and quote.


Rough price guide for the marquee hire prices:


£10 to £20 per Guest


Typical marquee hire prices ranges from £10 per guests to £20 per guests. This includes the marquees, essential accessories like flooring, lighting, tables, and chairs as well as a dance floor.


Like the Quick-Quote Calculator this way of finding the price of marquees is also a good way to gather information quickly without making direct contact with the marque company for a full list of prices or a quote.

An accurate way to get the price of marquee hire:


Once you have found a handful of local marquee companies you can make direct contact and request a full quote and price list of their services.

When looking for a marquee hire company it is always a good idea to ask friends and family for recommendations and look at business reviews on Google or Facebook. It is important that you trust the company and can see a portfolio of their work. Recommendations and reviews really help with your planning as it’s a window into the company showing how they work and their values. Remember to ask as many questions as you need to ensure you know you are getting exactly what you want and are happy with the company.

When making contact with a marquee hire company they will want to now the following questions to help them put together a quote. If you can provide these in your first contact email it will make the quoting process quick and easy as well as ensuring you get a quote based on your requirements.


  • Date of event?
  • Location of venue?
  • Is the venue grass or hard standing?
  • How many guests?
  • Seated or standing?
  • Do you need space for a dance floor / disco area?
  • Do you need a catering marquee?
  • Do you a toilet trailer?
  • Do you need any power provided (Generator Hire)?

With this information the marquee hire company will be able to put together a detailed quote with a breakdown of each items being provided. Also, they should provide an eBrochure or list of accessories as they may stock something you have not thought of or didn’t realise they can supply.

Site Visit:

Any reputable marquee hire company will offer site visit as part of the service. This way you will be able to meet them in person and they will be able understand your plans and vision a lot better to help create the perfect marquee venue.

On a site visit the company will take measurements of the garden and review the access so they can ensure the marquee will fit and reduce any logistic issues with delivery and installation of the marquee. They will also be able to advise of any ideas or tips to help your party run smoothly. Marquee hire companies have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they will more than happy to share with you so just ask.

Below are some questions it is worth asking over email, phone or on the site visit.

  • Do you offer a site visit?
  • Are your prices inclusive of VAT?
  • Do you require a deposit?
  • Do you have insurance or a damage waiver option?
  • Once I have booked can I amend or change the booking?
  • Do you take card payments?
  • What accessories and furniture do you offer?
  • Do you offer toilet hire?
  • How long is the hire for?
  • When do you deliver and set up the marquee?

Every marquee hire company have different terms and conditions. You can see some of LEX Marquee Hire FAQ’s






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