Sometimes when you’re looking for the perfect venue for an event, the best venue may not be a permanent structure! A marquee venue in London is a great option for many different types of events ranging from corporate events, charity dinners, award ceremonies, private parties, summer parties or Christmas celebrations.
Marquees are a great choice for events thanks to their size, and the fact that they are often purpose-built for entertaining, meaning they offer more flexibility than other event spaces. There are many different types of marquees: pole marquees, trapeze marquees, framed marquees and Chinese hat marquees just to name a few. If you’ve never considered using a marquee for your upcoming event, read our list below of reason why you should.
- It’s a little bit different
Who doesn’t enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary experience? Using a marquee versus renting out a traditional venue space adds something a little extra to the atmosphere of the party. More companies are opting for these semi-permanent structures to create their own unique venue.
- Branding Opportunities
Marquees can come in a variety of colours to match your branding and if you want to go the extra mile and have your own logo or branding printed onto the stretch fabric, you can!
One thing that sets using a marquee apart from renting a traditional venue is that you can customise your marquee space depending on how large your event will be. You can change the layout, the look and even the interior of the structure, something you would never be able to do in a venue.
Even if you do book a traditional venue, a marquee can always be placed adjacent to the entrance to act as a breakout area. You can also use a mix of different sized marquees around each other to create a unique layout for the event.
- Protection from the Weather
Marquees are 100% waterproof and are also UV resistant, so no matter the weather, the party will go on! The stretch fabric used to make marquee tents is durable and made to last so you can rest assured your guests will stay protected under the strength of the marquee.
- More Affordable
Traditional venues usually have fixed costs per guests, so sometimes you may end up paying for space you don’t need or even end up not using. When you use a marquee instead, you will only pay for the space you need.
- For Any Occasion
Marquees act like a huge blank canvas so they can be used for any kind of event. They can be dressed up and decorated to transform into a luxurious wedding reception or they can remain minimal with a simple layout for edgy product launches.
- Less Hassle
There is a lot that goes into organising an event so hiring a company to set up and take down your marquee is one less thing you will have to worry about. This also gives your event planners plenty of time to set up tables, chairs and decorate the space.
One the best things about using a marquee is that you can host your party (almost) anywhere! This gives you the opportunity to explore more options and not limit yourself to brick and mortar venues.
Lights, furniture, ceiling décor and audiovisual equipment can still be set up in marquee tents. As long as you have access to electricity, you can do almost anything that you can do in a traditional venue.
Ultimate Experience have two stunning semi permanent structure venues in central London, City Central at the HAC and The Pavilion at the Tower of London. Both of these venues come fully equipped with full production and AV, ambient light, DJ and disco, luxury toilets and a PA system. They are available from June to July and again from late November to December.
City Central is a huge semi permanent structure with capacity up to 2,400 guests. Located just minutes from Liverpool Street, Old Street and Moorgate stations, City Central is set in the grounds of the historic Armoury House and is an incredibly popular venue for summer parties and awards ceremonies. The private funfair includes dodgems, ferris wheel, carousel and side stalls, with the marquee itself being split into two main areas perfect for dining and drinks receptions.
The Pavilion at the Tower of London needs no introduction, situated in the North Moat of the Tower of London this venue boasts unrivalled views of one of London’s most famous landmarks. The Pavilion can accommodate up to 1,200 guests and is suitable for corporate events, summer receptions and charity dinners.