Oxford Tent Company

faqs

Frequently Asked Questions?

Below, we’ve included some questions and answers which you may find useful when planning your event and marquee hire with Oxford Tent Company.

If your question is not answered below, please feel free to contact us.

  • How much does it cost to hire a marquee?
How much does it cost to hire a marquee?

Our prices are advertised on our Marquee Hire Rates page, so it’s easy to know the cost. However, if you are wishing to add items or need guidance please contact us by filling in the enquiry form

  • What areas do you cover?
What areas do you cover?

We’re based in Oxford (Oxfordshire), and offer our marquee hire in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire and Berkshire, as well as some parts of the country.

  • How much space will I need?
How much space will I need?

It all depends on the number of guests, the need for a dance floor, bar or band and the space you have available. We are happy to make suggestions, or if needed, visit the site to make sure you get what you need for your event.

  • What surface is suitable for your marquees?
What surface is suitable for your marquees?

Capri Marquees are only suitable for Grass. Our Matrix & Hex Marquees can be put up on hard standing ground, but will require water weights if the ground cannot be drilled. An extra charge is made for water weights.

  • When can I expect delivery?
When can I expect delivery?

For Saturday events, delivery is usually on a Thursday or Friday AM, with removal on a Monday or Tuesday AM (You will only be charged for a single day hire). However arrangements can be made for an earlier delivery and/or pick up time.

  • How long will it take to set up a marquee?
How long will it take to set up a marquee?

Set up time will depend on the volume of items hired. As a guide, our smallest structure on its own will take approximately 30 minutes to erect. On average, most events take about 2 hours to set up.

  • Do you give discounts?
Do you give discounts?

We offer small discounts to charities and schools. Please contact us for more information.

  • Are your marquees lined?
Are your marquees lined?

Due to their modern design, our marquees do not need to be lined. However, you can decorate as you see fit. We have seen some fantastic interiors over the years. Feel free to have a look at the images in our Marquee Gallery for a better idea of the style of our marquees and some decoration ideas.

  • What if the weather is very poor?
What if the weather is very poor?

Unfortunately, the weather is out of our control. All of our marquees are waterproof, as are the sidewalls. In heavy rain, matting may get wet, but it does dry quickly on well-drained grass surfaces.

  • Do I need matting?
Do I need matting?

It depends on your event. For weddings, we suggest you opt for matting as it looks much better – also high heels on grass can be awkward. If you are having a dance floor, you must have matting. For catering tents, we suggest you do not have matting, unless your caterers require it.

  • Should I cut the grass?
Should I cut the grass?

We would suggest you do, but only if you can collect the grass. Avoid cutting the grass close to the day of the event, particularly if you are not opting for matting, as the grass likes to stick to the surface of the marquee.

  • Do you provide side walls?
Do you provide side walls?

Yes, a complete set of sidewalls (half white and half clear) are provided with every marquee.

  • Can I decorate the marquees?
Can I decorate the marquees?

Yes. The poles and archways in the Capri Marquees and the wires and poles in the Matrix Marquees provide ideal points for attaching decorations. However, we ask that you refrain from fixing anything to the marquees themselves, or to the sidewall material. (i.e. no glue, sellotape, blu-tack, staples)

  • How are they linked?
How are they linked?

Our marquees can be linked using specially designed linking kits, which are available to hire. They are waterproof and will give some extra space to the marquee interior.

  • Do you hire linen, cutlery, generators or toilets?
Do you hire linen, cutlery, generators or toilets?

Unfortunately, we don’t. However, we do have reliable contacts should you need them for your event, which we can manage on your behalf.

Covid-19 Update 😷

Because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we will offer Full Refunds on events should the Government issue new restrictions on gatherings. We hope this will put your mind at ease when choosing Oxford Tent Company for your next event! Thank you