Marquee FAQ’s

Got a question?

We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions:

Where do I start?
Why not give our team a call and explain what your event is and what you might like to do. They can help to guide you in your choices and can offer a no obligation quotation if appropriate. Call 01372 459485 or download your full copy of our comprehensive ‘Marquee Hire Guide’ here.

What do you do?
We are experts in all kinds of marquee events from birthdays, to weddings to large scale corporate functions. We can just assist you with a marquee, or we can plan and deliver the entire event – we will give you as much help as you need. See our Planning & Mangement page for more details

Why are some estimates so cheap?
There are many different kinds of marquees available and also a wide variance in quality or materials, build and service. Watch out for hidden extras and corner-cutting including an insufficient power supply which could potentially ruin your party. We have a 10 Point Guarantee to ensure that you get quality, safety, and reliability with no nasty surprises

Do Marquees have to go onto grass?
No, modern marquees can be erected on any surface, provided there is some means of anchoring. Undulating surfaces can be tackled with a standard boarded floor, slopes and troughs will require an integral raised floor.

Can you put a marquee on a tennis court?
Yes, tennis courts are an ideal space, though the surface can sometimes get marked and netting needs to be removed. A wooden floor may necessary to protect the surface and assist drainage. Find out more here.

Will a marquee damage my lawn?
Not really, except on soft, wet lawns where the entrances and exits can become soggy where it is well trodden. We advise a wooden boarded floor in these kind of conditions. There is generally just a slight yellowing of the grass, which quickly returns to its normal colour. You can read our article on this subject here.

When should I cut the grass?
We recommend cutting the grass a couple of days prior to the arrival of the marquee to allow it to dry out.The aim is to erect the marquee on a dry surface to limit condensation and damage to lawn.

How long have Inside Outside been providing Marquees in Surrey?
We are proud to have been trading for over forty years.

Does Inside Outside only provide luxury marquees?
We offer a range of marquee packages individually tailored to your needs. We have options from budget tents and unlined traditional poled marquees to state-of-the-art frame tents, suspended flooring and bespoke linings made to order.

What makes Inside Outside Marquee Hire unique?
Attention to detail. We understand the importance of precision and workmanship, which naturally leads us to make our own canvas poled marquees and beautiful and elegant linings in a range of colours and styles. Our versatility and can-do approach has given us the reputation of being the leading marquee hire company in the South East.

Do you offer long term marquee hire?
Yes, visit our long term marquee hire page for more information.

Call 01372 459485 or email to discuss your requirements