Dancefloors & Staging
If there is going to be dancing at your event we strongly recommend using a professional Dancefloor, which offers a flat hard surface that is securely joined together. Not only does it add to the overall image of your marquee, it creates a focal point for the evening music and the first dance! These can be built to any size to accommodate smaller and large events – as a very rough guide we would recommend an 18 X 18ft dancefloor for around 100 guests. We stock two styles of dancefloor – Oak Parquet finish and a Black & White Chequered finish.
Staging is requested by most bands and DJs. It is not only practical for musicians to perform on a stage in terms of visibility, but a stage really focuses the evening entertainment. Our staging is available in 8ft X 4ft decks that sit on 30cm risers and is always installed using a black pleated valance to hide the framework and any cabling that may be required.
Sound System Hire
We stock several Sound Systems which range in power rating to cover all situations, from smaller speaker systems that we use for speeches to larger more powerful rigs for large venues. We supply mixing desks, CDJs, wireless microphones and other sound equipment. All of our speakers are manufactured by RCF and our mixers made by Allen & Heath – all of high quality and very reliable. Hire prices include cabling and complete set up.
Sound System Hire is available for short term hire to cover events such as speech days or church services, or for weekend hire for weddings and parties, or longer. We can also recommend several bands and DJs based in Dorset.
Speeches are a very important part of your wedding, so you need to make sure they are clearly heard! Our twin wireless microphones are simple to use and make sure not a word is missed! If you already have a band / DJ booked, a PA System is often required to play background music during the reception or to continue the party after the band have left!
(Our Oak Barrels Bar Units look great used as a DJ table too!)
Heating is absolutely essential for any marquee event held during the winter months especially. Even during the British summer, once the sun has gone down it does tend to get cold. If you want your guests to be comfortable for the duration of the evening, a thermostatically controlled heating system is advised.
Our indirect space heaters sit outside the marquee and channel hot air through ducting into the marquee via a diffuser. Simply set the desired temperature using the thermostat and the heater will regulate the inside air temperature accordingly. The Arcotherm heaters that we stock are leading industry standard units, offering top class safety and reliability. They require both an electricity supply and diesel to operate.
We also stock Pyramid Patio Heaters, which look stylish and offer heating for outside spaces. These heaters warm the air in a 3m radius around the unit. Gas is required which we can supply.
Our Indian Firebowls have always been a popular option – great to sit around on a chilly evening!
Other Marquee Accessories
A reliable Generator is crucial for any remote event – we can advise on required size and supply all distribution and cabling.
Make sure your guests don’t get lost on the way – you don’t want anyone to be late! We have signs in all shapes and sizes…
Luxury Toilet Units are required for a wedding where there are no amenities in place. Units come in several sizes, showers also available.
Bunting and Paper Lanterns were used here to create a pathway to the marquee wedding. We stock bunting in several styles, so save making it yourself!
No dancefloor is complete without a Mirror Ball! We have several sizes and all are supplied with a motor and spot light to create moving light in any colour.
Check if your venue permits Firebowls, but if they do its a great addition to the outside space and create a gathering point outside on a nice summers evening.
Our Sails and Hypars provide an eye-catching feature. Popular for outside bars and hog roasts on a summers day.
These artificial Palm Trees can add a bit of greenery to any corner of your marquee or venue. They look very realistic!!
Bamboo Oil Torches are available for hire or sale. They offer stylish outside lighting and are a great way to illuminate pathways etc.
Our black leather Bean Bags can be used in the chill out area of the marquee around a low table of just on their own. Perfect for the end of the day!
We offer Bell Tents in a variety of sizes. A group of these creates a great little campsite for your guests who are staying. Ask about glamping furnishings.
Blackboards are a great way to personalise your wedding marquee. We have many sizes, some with existing writing or you can write your own.
This canopy with warm fairy lights looks great over any wedding ceremony. Many styles available, ask for specific requirements.
The vintage Chitting Trays make unique coffee tables, flower arrangements, drinks service or just general decoration.
Our new ornamental gold frames make a fantastic surround for your table seating plan, food or drinks menus or general signage.
We have a selection of these directional blackboard signs which you’re welcome to write on as you need. Popular for car parks, toilets, bar etc…
Pastel coloured bunting is essential for that English Marquee Wedding look. We have a few styles in stock so let us know what your colour scheme is.
These low Bar Stools give the traditional pub look for use in your bar area. They work well around coffee tables to create informal seating areas.
Oak Barrels are hugely popular for decoration, outside drinks tables, champagne reception service & wedding cake stands.
For use inside and out, our comfortable Rattan Furniture sets create an English garden feel around your Marquee.
Still very popular are these rustic style circular Tree Rings, used as table centres or for your wedding cake as shown here.
Vintage Apples Crates also have a multitude of uses, table centres for flowers or food, coffee tables and frequently as general decoration.
Vintage Galvanised Tubs can be used for many things with a bit of imagination! Often hired for ice baths for your beers or flower arrangements.