Being in the UK there is no escaping the fact that you will have to consider the elements, in most things but especially so when looking to hire a marquee here in Surrey, for an outdoor occasion or event. Even here in Surrey, the sunnier part of England, temperatures and overall conditions can vary, and a sudden temperature drop at an outdoor event can be noticeable.
During the summer months and going into September and the ever-changing date for the beginning of Autumn, heating worries are not a concern. Though, as the temperature starts to drop, you will need to look at planning for indoor heating for your marquee. It’s important that you sort this out well ahead of time – and you should also make sure that you put the heating on well before your guests are due to arrive. This obviously ensures that they’re warm from the moment they step foot into the marquee itself.
Heating the Marquee
To heat the inside of the marquees we use indirect diesel and electric powered heaters which are thermostatically controlled. The heater stands 3 meters away from the marquee to keep the sound of the diesel engine inside the marquee to a minimum. The heat is blown through ducting and then a diffuser disperses the heat throughout the marquee. The user simple sets the thermostat to the desired temperature and the heater does the rest.
Gas Patio heaters are a good choice for outside. They provide just enough heat for groups of about 10 people to stand around.
Heat From a Fire Pit
If you really want to push the boat out and wow your guests at the same time, you might want to consider using a fire pit outside instead. They do need to be If you really want to push the boat out and wow your guests at the same time, you might want to consider using a fire pit outside instead. They do need to be positioned a safe distance away from the marquee itself. These look amazing and will create a beautiful cosy glow – and your guests are sure to love standing around the pit, chatting away, and making small talk. Up the ante even more by having marshmallows on hand for your guests to toast as they mill about!
Once you’ve taken care of all of that, you can think about other ways to keep your friends and family warm. A range of hot drinks and toddies on offer is a fun way to do this (and you can easily tailor these to suit the time of year, such as eggnog at Christmas time). And you could also dot faux fur throws here and there so that people can wrap themselves up nice and warm as the evening wears on if they want to take a stroll outside.
If you’d like further help and advice relating to heating marquees during winter, or if you have any other marquee questions you’d like answered, make sure you get in touch with us here at Crystal Marquee Hire today. We’d be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.