MARQUEE SIZE GUIDE

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE:

We rarely supply for the absolute maximum capacities that each size can accommodate. Typically an event, such as a wedding, that requires space for dancing or a bar area will work to 50% to 65% of the maximum. The extra space will be ‘used up’ with these functions as well as practicalities such as entrances to the marquee and catering areas (see ‘Recommended for ‘)

At your FREE SITE VISIT we will work through your requirements and make a suggestion for the right size for your event IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO US TO GET THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOU. THIS IS NOT TOO BIG AND NOT TOO SMALL…

The sizes in the table are based on our experience of thousands of events over the last 15 years.

PARTY SIZES : Each size can be increased in 3m sections i.e. the width is fixed, but the length extends Marquees can also be linked to create different sizes and layouts

Marquee Size * Typical Uses: Max seated Max stand Recommended for
3mx3m, gazebo or clearspan Market stall, entrance porch n/a n/a Walkways, stalls
5mx5m, pagoda only Sports event, small party in limited space 30 40+ Hog roast, christenings
6mx6m, pagoda optional Perfect for small parties, community events 40 70 40 to 70 party
9mx6m, clearspan Small family parties, drinks reception 60 90 30 to 40 seated
12mx6m, pagoda optional Very popular for parties, corporate events 80 120 40 seated, 80+ party
12mx9m, clearspan Start of the big tent sizes. Great value 120 170 60 to 100 party with dancing

LARGER EVENTS:
Each size can be increased in 3m sections i.e. the width is fixed, but the length extends

Marquees can also be linked to create different sizes and layouts

Marquee Size * Typical Uses: Max seated Max stand Recommended for
12mx9m, clearspan Start of the big tent sizes. Small parties 120 170 Audience seating for 120+
18mx9m, clearspan Popular size for weddings and fetes 180 250 60 to 100 formal dining
18mx12m, curved roof Comfortable layout for medium sized events 240 400 100+ wedding
24mx9m, clearspan Craft shows, food fairs 240 400 20 to 40 stalls
24mx12m, curved roof Classic larger wedding size 320 550 150 to 180 wedding
30mx12m, curved roof Got a big number to accommodate? Try me 400 700 200+ wedding, 300+ party

EXAMPLE COMBINATIONS:

3 x 6mx6m pagodas, 18mx6m A small run of market stalls
18mx9m with 6mx6m pagoda Wedding for 80 with separate bar tent
24mx12m with double pagoda Large reception/chill out area leading to generous dining area and dancefloor
2 x 24mx9m in a ‘zigzag’ Square dining area with ‘hidden’ dancefloor area and lounge area on arrival
U’ shaped using 3 large tents Great for public events with easy access, visibility of stalls and walkthrough

TABLE CAPACITIES AND ROOM LAYOUTS:

This is so important in helping you decide the right size marquee for you – tables can be mixed and matched to suit

3′ and 4′ rounds These are used mostly for party tables or outside areas
6′ x 2’6″trestles Rectangular tables used on almost every event. Can seat 3 either side if using for dining
5′ rounds The classic banqueting table. 8 people formal dining, up to 10 more informally
5.5′ rounds A nice size for 9 to dine formally, up to 11 informally
6′ rounds Largest round table available. 10 formal, up to 12 informal

A 9m wide marquee maximum 3 x 5′ round tables across its width with room for guests to pass

If 5.5′ or 6′ round tables are used, this starts to be a little tight, so 2 x larger tables is generally used

A 12m wide marquee maximum 4 x 5′ round tables across its width with room for guests to pass or 3 larger sizes

EXAMPLE LAYOUT: 120 person wedding, cabaret style seating
Option 1 – 3 rows of 3x 5′ rounds 72 seated, 2 rows 2x 6′ rounds 40 seated, straight top table 8 people This requires just under 18mx9m dining space
Option 2 – 2 rows of 4x 5′ rounds 64 seated, 2 rows 3x 6′ rounds 60 seated, straight top table 8 people This requires under 15mx12m dining space
Option 3 – 4 rows of x 5x 6′ trestles with top table across the ‘head’. This requires under 12mx12m dining space