Being in the UK, something you’ll have to consider when arranging marquee hire in Surrey or elsewhere is how to keep the space nice and warm so your guests have a wonderful time and never feel uncomfortable at any point.
During the summer months and going into September, you don’t need to worry about this overly but as the temperature drops, you will need to make arrangements for heat. 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 so that they’re warm from the moment they step foot into the marquee itself.
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.
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 egg nog 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, 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.