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What kind of events are suited to a marquee?

kind of events are suited to a marquee

Considering hiring a marquee for your next event, but not sure if it’s suitable? There are a lot of different types of events that can be held inside a marquee. 

While it’s tempting to think that a marquee is only suitable for weddings or large parties, there are actually lots of different types of events that can be held in a marquee with great success. 

As a trusted marquee hire company, Excel Event Hire can support you to find the perfect marquee for your outdoor events. 

Where Can A Marquee Be Used?

A great alternative to bland function rooms, marquees are ideal for creating a lasting impression at your event. To help you decide if a marquee is right for your private or corporate event, here are some examples of where they can be used. 


As mentioned above, weddings are a very popular type of event to hold in a marquee. Marquees are ideal for hosting outdoor wedding receptions and can be decorated to suit any theme or style while providing a great space for guests to enjoy the festivities.

Birthday Parties

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or just want to throw a party for your family and friends, a marquee is a great option. It’s a private space where you can let your hair down and have some fun!

Offering a blank canvas for decoration, you can create your preferred birthday theme with ease. 

Corporate Events

If you’re looking for a unique venue for your next corporate event, look no further than a marquee. We’ve seen everything from product launches to trade fairs and company Christmas parties being held in marquees.

Outdoor Concerts

Marquees are an ideal option for an outdoor concert. They provide shelter for guests from the sun or rain, and they can be decked out with stages, lighting and sound equipment to create a great concert experience.

So, as you can see, there are lots of different kinds of events that are suited to a marquee. If you’re planning an event, be sure to consider a marquee as your venue. 

Types Of Marquees

When it comes to hiring a marquee for your event you’ll need to look at different types of marquees to ensure the one you choose is well-suited to your needs. 

Traditional Marquees 

Using support poles and guy ropes, this style of canvas marquee offers an old-fashioned, character-filled look to your event. They can only be erected on soft ground due to the use of guy ropes and as such are not suited to events with sand, concrete, gravel or other hard surfaces.  

Clearspan Marquees

This style of marquee relies on a rigid metal frame for support and as such can be set up on a variety of surfaces without issue. The flexibility of clearspan marquees extends to the ability to add flooring, walls and doors, making them perfect for any special occasion or private function. 

Being made of waterproof PVC, they are also a popular option for wedding marquee hire. 

Canopy Marquees 

If you desire the more traditional look of a pole marquee but want the flexibility of a clearspan marquee, then a canopy marquee may be the perfect option from which to host your event. They combine a metal frame with a centre pole for a more original look but still allow you to add sides, flooring and more. 

Quality Marquees With Excel Event Hire

As one of Queensland’s leading marquee companies, we have the expertise and quality products you need for a winning marquee event. No matter the size of your guest list or the type of event you plan to host, we can support you to leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons. To learn more, call our team today at 07 3217 3217

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