Marquee Hire Guide .com turns ten years old!

Today, Marquee Hire Guide .com turns ten years old!

We are very proud to have been helping people to create wonderful events for a decade.

During that time we have passed just under 120,000 job enquiries to the companies that advertise with us, and had over 5 million page views.

Many of our advertisers have been with us since day one – in fact a couple of them signed up with us the day after we went live on February 27th 2007.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our advertisers and all of our users.

All the best,
The Marquee Hire Guide team

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Don’t Leave It Too Late!

A big celebration in the form of a summer event in a marquee or outside environment is something that people look forward to for months – be it a wedding or an anniversary event, a birthday celebration or a festival – and with expectation comes the need for organisation and planning.

With that in mind, you should remember that even with the additional day in February this year, March will still be upon next week. This means spring is around the corner (hooray) and summer won’t be far behind!

This time of year, event hire companies are filling up their books with “last minute” bookings for the summer months – if their books aren’t already full on some weekends – and because of this – you really need to get your finger out and get enquiring!!


The last thing you want to do is tell everyone you are going to invite, what sort of party you are going to have, only to not be able to get the suppliers you need to create the event you have in your mind’s eye.

And that is where we come in. You can find everything you want and need for the perfect summer celebration on – as well as local suppliers and an easy to use quote gaining system.

So why wait! Don’t delay – start making enquiries today!

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Christmas Dinner Planning

It is that time of the year again, Christmas lights are starting to appear, the John Lewis Christmas advert has already been on TV for a month and Iceland have started to promote their frozen Christmas food range. December must be around the corner!

From a personal point of view, you may have already started your Christmas shopping, decided for sure where the tree is going to go this year and confirmed with all of your guests that they are ok that you won’t be serving turkey this year.

But one thing you may not have quite worked out yet is where is everyone going to sit, and for that matter what are they going to sit on? Christmas is a time of great celebration – people getting together – eating, drinking and being merry. But you may have been a bit hasty inviting everyone to your place this year. But fear not, we at marquee hire guide .com have a solution for your lack of space / furniture / crockery / cutlery / cooking ability – hire it all in!

You can hire in a small marquee for extra space, furniture for your guests to sit on / at, crockery and cutlery so you don’t have to pour gravy straight on to the table, and even someone to do the cooking for you.

merry Christmas
No obligation quotes for all of these things and more are available by clicking on our home page – choosing the service you want a quote for – and clicking on the “make an enquiry” button.

Why wait – click here to make enquiries today.

Make your Christmas hassle free – make it a marquee hire guide Christmas!

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An Enquiry Milestone

Since our launch in February 2007, we have been passing event hire enquiries to the companies listed with us, helping to make events happen and putting organisers in touch with vendors to make dreams come true.

August 2015 saw us pass a milestone we are very proud of.

We passed our 100,000th enquiry across to our hire companies for them to send quotes to the enquirers.

Starting as a simple idea, our site has grown and evolved, with page views of around 1 million per year, we are extremely proud of what our site has grown into.

Below is a screen print of our original website design.

old home page of marquee hire guide

Thanks to all our users and customers for their support over the years – and here’s to another 100,000 enquiries.

To make your event hire enquiry – please visit our home page now and choose the category you are interested in.

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What is the Average Number of Guests at a Marquee Wedding?

Planning your wedding can be a very exciting and joy-filled time, choosing your outfits, choosing the rings, deciding on any musical entertainment, planning on decorations for the venue and sending out the invites.

But it can also have its perils – who to invite who to leave out. Who to invite just for the evening and who not to invite at all. A lot of this can come down to the style of day that you want as well as budget which can also be a consideration. If you are planning your wedding now, you should know you are not alone – there are hundreds of couples across the country going through exactly the same dilemma as you!

marquee wedding

Weddings range in size of guests hugely from immediate family up to hundreds of guests. One of the beautiful aspects of a marquee wedding is the flexibility it affords you when deciding on guest numbers – many marquees are modular, meaning they can be extended or decreased in size, once you know final guest numbers – a benefit not afforded to traditional buildings (unless they extend using a marquee!)

At Marquee Hire Guide .com we receive literally 1000’s of marquee wedding enquiries every year – which we pass to our hirers for them to quote. We thought it would make an interesting read to see how many guests the average marquee wedding has in the UK. So we have trawled through all of the enquiries since the start of 2013 to work out an average – looking at day time guests for weddings in a marquee or alternative tent (yurts, tipis, stretch tents, etc) during this time and working out at average.

The results were very interesting – and showed a slight drop in numbers from the last time we did this a couple of years ago when the average number of guests was 120.

The average number of day time guests that are now invited to a marquee wedding is 114.

Whatever size of wedding you are planning – we hope it goes fantastically and wish you all the best for a happy life together – and remember, although the average number of guests at a marquee wedding is 114 – there is no such thing as “the average wedding” – everyone single one is unique.

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