ForeCast Marquees


Tel: 07802 430559



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What size of marquee do I need?

We recommend the following: For a buffet event: a minimum of 8 square feet per person For a seated event: a minimum of 15 square feet per person These sizes do not include catering tables, dance floors, DJ area etc, so remember to allocate space for all the facilities you are considering.

Are your marquees totally waterproof?

Yes. Most definitely.

Do you supply only the marquee?

No. we can provide all your catering, equipment hire and staffing requirements.

How long is a marquee generally hired for?

We normally erect the marquee between one and three days before the event and will dismantle the marquee one to two days after the event.

Will I need carpet in the marquee?

It very much depends upon the weather, the type of event and the condition of the grass. Most wedding Marquees require carpeting, but less formal events can work perfectly well without.

Can the marquees be opened up in warm weather?

Yes. The walls of our marquees are easily opened up and secured. This can be demonstrated in order that you can decide whether to put them up or down on the day of the function.

Are marquees suitable all year round?

Marquees can make ideal venues for Christmas and New Year parties as well as summer functions. Powerful heaters (see question on heating) can keep you warm in winter, and the option of hard flooring protects from wet ground. A marquee can be your perfect choice of party venue whatever time of year!

Does the marquee need heating?

We advise to budget for a heater even for a summer event. Then make the decision to have it or not in the week leading up to your function when you are more likely to know the weather situation.

What is a lined / unlined marquee?

Lined marquees are more luxurious and are suitable for traditional wedding-style marquees. Unlined marquees have the PVC walls and marquee structure visible and therefore more suitable for corporate functions or casual events.

Are marquees safe?

Our marquees are made from materials that conform to British Standard specifications and are fully fire resistant. We also have full insurance cover.

Can I make last minute changes?

Yes it is possbile providing the requested changes are not too drastic! Extra furniture, different flooring etc can be made early in the week leading up to the function or before if possible. We try to be as helpful as we can and do our very best at all times!

Are the marquees storm-proof?

We always ensure our marquees are sturdy and properly anchored. They are manufactured to withstand winds of up to 60 mph and made in accordance with EC Safety Standards.

Can the marquee be connected to a building?

Yes. Our marquees can be utilised to serve as an extension to a building if required as the structure can easily butt up against the side of a house. Or you can opt for a covered walkway to link to the main marquee. There are usually numerous options in which we can accomodate your needs. Just ask!

What about insurance?

A damage waiver against damage to persons or equipment caused through negligence by Forecast Marquees is included in all our quotes but we advise that you insure against cancellations.

Will a marquee damage my garden?

As you would expect grass that has been covered for several days will not look its best, but this is temporary and should be back to its former condition within a short space of time.

Can a marquee damage underground services?

If any service cables or pipework is near the surface, damage is possible. So please advise us if you suspect there is cabling close to the surface and its possible location.