We supply marquees and domes for large festivals, all sorts of private events and many for local public events run by local councils.

We can also fit hard flooring and supply dance floors and staging if required.

Marquees are erected by ourselves to ensure your personal preferences and requirements are catered for.

We also supply furniture at very competitive rates.

We offer a range of flooring, lining, lighting and heating options for extra comfort in all weather conditions.

In addition to the marquees, our services include:

  • Outdoor, grass protective hard flooring- over 100 m2. Great for outdoor dance floors
  • Table linen, from traditional to spandex and Indian styles
  • Indoor and outdoor LED lighting set ups
  • DJs and sound equipment
  • Party backdrops
  • Bean bag and cushion seating
  • Catering and equipment

 

Event Guide

In order to help you plan and run your event, we have put together a little guide to our marquees and optional extras at BK Marquee Hire

Marquees

Our clearspan, white marquees

Made by a variety of manufacturers, these have become the industry standard for clearspan marquees with no internal poles. Providing a year round option suitable for use in nearly all weather, these marquees are rated to withstand 60mph winds, much higher resistance than lightweight pole based options generally coming in around 25-30mph.

The standard heavy duty marquees we provide come in 3m, 6m, and 9m widths. Lengths starting in 3m sections, with 1.5m add ons available where required.
Maximum lengths available in each width are:
3x9m (27 m2) maximum capacity of 30 people seated, 45 standing
6x45m (270 m2) maximum capacity of 300 seated 450 standing
9x36m (324 m2) max 360 seated 540 standing

These can all come with windows, but check to be sure as during busy periods we do often hire all of our panoramic windows.

We also have Pagoda style marquees in 6x6m with pointed roofs, perfect for garden events.

Clear domes and inflatable marquees

We also stock a range of clear, dome and inflatable marquees.
Starting from a 3.6m dome suitable for 2 to 10 people for close gatherings, family occasions or adding a different special area on the side of your marquee.
Next up is our 8m clear inflatable dome.
Finally a multi functional stage cover shape black inflatable marquee with clear roofs.

Both designed so once set up, the pump can be switched off, and the event run with as much of your own peace or noise as you wish.

These are heavy duty for inflatables, but of course not quite the wind resistance of a clearspan marquee. Where possible we aim to provide replacements for events when wind looks like it prevents us from using our inflatables.

Flooring

All our marquees can be fitted with hard flooring, wood or plastic. Our recommended option is our event deck ultra flooring. This provides a much closer hard floor to a wooden one than many plastic options, with the added bonus of being able to protect the grass outside the marquee too for walkways. It is very resistant to moisture from the ground. Outside it allows rain to pass through it for a safe non slip surface and for water and light to feed the grass below.

We can matt with silver or grey matting or new carpet of your choice. On hard standing surfaces we recommend laying hard flooring to keep matting and carpet stay as dry as possible. On grass it is easier to prevent surface runoff, but we still lay a damp proof layer under flooring to protect from ground moisture.

Decorating

Our clearspan marquees can all be lined in pleated ivory silks for special occasions adding style and another layer of insulation. We can also line them in blackout cloth, entirely for screenings or part black part ivory to section things off, great for parties with dance floors.

We can also line halls when dimensions are similar.
 
We aim to make it easy for clients to decorate their marquees so let us know what you have in mind and how we can help with hanging things. This is also partly because we are keen to stress not to use any tapes on any part of the marquees due to the amount of mess they can leave and damage to the materials in removing.

For 2021 we have a range of new decorative LED coloured lighting.

 

Lighting

Our marquees can be lit with a variety of lighting options. Mini chandeliers on dimmers or white/coloured strip lights for the basic options. Then a choice of atmospheric uplighting and floodlights, fairy lights, colour changing LED strips, spotlights on mirror balls, large colour changing ball lanterns, disco lights and lasers etc, most of which changeable via remote and many suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

 

Securing marquees

In order to be secured they are staked to a depth of 80cm so it must be made clear when this is not possible due to unsuitable surfaces or underground utilities. Where this is not possible we can provide a service fitting small bolt anchors into concrete, flush to the ground and capped with a little plug to allow unscrewing for ease of any future use. Where neither of these are possible we have a range of weighting options we can deliver to strap down too.

Marquees can be sited right up to and above patio doors on many occasions, but cannot be attached to the house. When they cannot sit close, we recommend using our roofed walkway to provide covered access.

 

Keeping Marquees Dry

The simplest method is laying hard flooring to keep the floors dry, but at certain times of year small amounts of condensation can build up in any structure. This can be dealt with by short running of heaters at night or in the morning, or simply opening the marquees up in good weather to allow moisture to escape, while of course shutting doorways up where possible in bad weather.

 

Dancefloors

We currently stock 2x 15ftx15ft (approx 5x5m) parquet dance floors, one brand new for 2021 so we can dance again in style. These can be configured together in square or rectangular shapes up to 7x7m total with sloped edging. Any other type of dance floor, black and white, light up LED can be hired for you for special occasions.

Staging

We have an 8x16ft or 2.4x4.2m wooden stage platform suitable for small bands, plays and presentations. For bigger stages we work closely with a local Audio Visual company with many years of experience.

 

Heating

We provide a range of heating options, from hanging halogen and fan based electric heaters for small tents, all the way up to thermostatically controlled indirect diesel heaters which sit outside the marquee blowing in warm air through ducting.

Heater guide:

Silver Stanley gas fan heater. These are perfect for smaller tents with variable controls, and surprisingly powerful for their size rated to 16kw.
Suitable for 6m tents, can approx increase temperature by 30 deg C in a 6x6m tent or 15 deg C in a 6x12m tent. Instructions for use are written on the side but for ease of use repeated here:

Starting heater
1. Open gas tap on bottle.
2. Switch on red fan button on rear of heater.
3. With the dial set to low, push it in and turn anticlockwise until it clicks and ignites then hold for 30 seconds.
4. Adjust heating level with dial, turning anticlockwise for higher output..

Turning heater off
1. Close gas tap on bottle.
2. Turn off red fan button.
3. Return Dial to low by turning clockwise.

Yellow Easy Heat 105 gas fan heater. These are powerful heaters rated up to 30kw, perfect for large spaces. Can approx increase temperature by 30 degrees in a 6x12m or 9x9m marquee, or 15 degrees in a 6x24m or 9x18m marquee.

Starting heater
1. Open gas tap on bottle.
2. Switch on fan button on side of heater.
3. Hold in the gas button on the left hand side of the heater, then push in the ignition on the right hand side and hold for 30 seconds. This is not as necessary when starting the heater from warm.

Turning heater off
1. Close gas tap on bottle.
2. Switch off fan button on side of heater.

Red Arcotherm EC32 indirect diesel heater. This is the heater of choice for all occasions. Controlled from a thermostat hanging inside the marquee, it sits outside, saving space and blowing in warm air through a duct. Rated to 28kw, they can approx increase temperature by 30 degrees in a 6x12m or 9x9m marquee, or 15 degrees in a 6x24m or 9x18m marquee.

Starting heater
1. Turn thermostat to required temperature.

Once it is running the heater will cut out when it reaches the desired temperature, then monitor and restart itself when required.

Turning off heater
1 Turn the thermostat down to zero.

The heating will stop but the fan will run for a short while to cool down.