FAQs for Marquee Hire, Tipi Hire & Sailcloth Tent Hire

Origami Marquees, are experts in the field of marquee hire, so we are able to answer a range of Frequently Asked Questions. We are pleased to offer a wide range of unique and stylish marquees suitable for all types of events. Our impressive collection includes Tipi hire, Sailcloth tent hire, and more.


We understand that selecting the right marquee for your event can be a daunting task, and that’s why we have created this comprehensive FAQ page. It is designed to answer the top twenty-five frequently asked questions you may have about our services, pricing, and more. From initial planning stages through to the final execution, we are here to ensure that your event is unforgettable. Whether you are planning a wedding, corporate event, or a special celebration, Origami Marquees is the ideal choice to cater to your needs. If you can’t find the answer to your frequently asked question here, then please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.

General FAQs about marquee hire

Generally speaking a marquee is a temporary structure that can be used for a variety of events that come in a range of shapes, sizes and quality. At Origami Marquees, we only offer high-quality unusual marquees such as Tipi, Sailcloth Tents and Stretch Marquees that are suitable for weddings, parties, festivals, corporate events, and more.

Hiring a marquee can provide a beautiful and versatile space for your event. With our marquees, you can create a customised environment that reflects your personal style and preferences.

At Origami Marquees, we offer competitive pricing for our high-quality marquees. The cost of hiring a marquee will depend on several factors, including the size of the marquee and any additional services you require. Our clever Instant Quote Generator can calculate a marquee hire price that will include everything you need including delivery, installation, flooring, lighting, and furniture oh and that pesky VAT! However, if you’d like a customised quote why not contact us?

Our team will work with you to determine the length of time you require the marquee for your event. Typically, for a weekend function we like to erect the marquee a couple of days on either Wednesday or Thursday and take down on either Monday or Tuesday. However, we offer flexible rental periods to ensure that you have the space you need for as long as you need it.

Marquees can be used for a wide range of events, including weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals, and more. Our marquees are versatile and can be customised to suit your specific needs.

FAQs about the marquee hire hiring process

Booking a marquee with Origami Marquees is easy! Simply contact our team to discuss your event requirements and we will provide you with a customised quote. Alternatively, visit our Instant Quote Page, we can use this as a basis to provide a personalised quote.

We recommend booking your marquee as far in advance as possible to ensure availability for your desired date. Our popular Tipi and Sailcloth Tents are often booked years in advance of popular dates. However, we do occasionally offer last-minute bookings subject to availability.

Yes! At Origami Marquees, we offer a range of customisation options to ensure that your marquee is perfect for your event. Take a look at our items for hire sections to see our range of lighting, flooring, furniture, and decor options to suit your specific requirements.

Yes! We offer a range of additional services to complement our marquees, including, co-ordination, decoration, and event planning. As well as a full bar service. Our team can work with you to create a complete package that meets all of your event needs.

FAQs about the Marquee Setup and Logistics

The size of the marquee you require will depend on the number of guests and the type of event you are hosting. Our team can provide guidance on selecting the right size marquee for your event.

Our experienced team will handle all aspects of marquee setup and takedown. We will work with you to schedule setup and takedown times that are convenient for you and your event.

Our marquees can be set up on a variety of surfaces, including grass, concrete, and gravel. Our team will assess your site to ensure that it is suitable for marquee setup.

Yes! Our marquees can be set up both indoors and outdoors, making them a versatile option for a wide range of events.

Yes! We offer a range of heating and cooling solutions to ensure that your event is comfortable for all guests, regardless of the weather.

FAQs about the Marquee Features

We offer a range of flooring options for our marquees, including the industry standard coir matting, hard flooring and carpeting. Our team can advise you on the best flooring option for your specific event needs.

Yes! We offer a range of windows and walls for our sailcloth marquees to provide additional insulation and protection from the elements. Our team can advise you on the best options for your event. Our Tipi tents have a range of options for openings and windows.

We offer a range of lighting options for our marquees, including fairy lights, and uplighting. Our team can work with you to create a lighting design that complements your event theme.

Yes! We offer a range of furniture and decor options for our marquees, including tables, chairs, linens, and more. Our team can work with you to create a customised design that fits your event theme. Take a look at our items for hire sections to see our range of furniture and decorative items.

Yes! We offer a range of stage and dance floor options for our marquees to ensure that your event is a success. Our team can advise you on the best options for your specific event needs.  

FAQs about the Marquee Safety and Regulations

At Origami Marquees, we take safety seriously. We follow all relevant regulations and guidelines to ensure that our marquees are safe for use. Our team will provide guidance on any safety measures you need to take for your specific event.

The requirements for permits vary depending on the location and size of the marquee. Our team can provide guidance on any permits you may need to obtain for your specific event.

Yes! Our marquees are made from high-quality materials that are fire-resistant and comply with all relevant safety regulations.

FAQs about the Marquee Maintenance and Cleanliness

Origami always provide marquees in A1 condition as we purchase new from our manufacturers (Tentipi & Anchor) at the start of each season. We clean and maintain our marquees after every use to ensure that they are in top condition for the next event. We also conduct regular inspections to identify and repair any damage or wear and tear.

Yes! We provide instructions on how to clean the marquee during the event. However, we recommend hiring our professional cleaning service to ensure that the marquee is properly cleaned and maintained.

We have a strict policy on damages to our marquees. We require a security deposit to cover any potential damages, and we conduct a thorough inspection after every use to identify and repair any damage. We also offer insurance options to provide additional protection for our clients.