Finding the right tent hire company with the relevant type of marquees for your particular location, budget, event and guest total requirements may at first seem like a challenging task. With so many types of tents, sizes and service offerings, you are spoiled for choice. The tent type and size will most probably be the most important considerations and then where the tent hire company operates, in addition to service offerings and the tariffs asked. Below you will find some tips and considerations to help make the selection task a bit easier.

Selecting the Tent

With an extensive range of tents for hire, you will want to ensure that the tent you select will be able to seat the number of guests, provide the required shelter, have the right ambience, and can be erected within the space limitations that you have. You will find that we at TentWorx go the extra mile to help you decide on tent size. View the marquees tent section for information on the seating capacity of each type of tent to get an idea of what size will meet your requirements.

Finding the Supplier

Once you know the size of tent and the purpose for hiring it, you are ready to talk to various tent hire companies. However, keep the following in mind when comparing quotes:

  • Quality of the tents.
  • Add-on services available.
  • Track record of the tent hire firm.
  • Areas in which the firm provides tent hire services.
  • Other equipment for hire through the company.
  • Manpower available for setting up the tent.
  • Tent sizes available.
  • Tent types available.
  • General availability of information.
  • Service delivery.
  • Professionalism.

Once you’ve considered the above, you will agree that TentWorx is the best tent hire company to work with. We have the manpower and resources to meet your event requirements. Our tents range from traditional peg and pole marquees, to aluminium frame and Bedouin tents. We have all sizes available and provide the same level of professional service, whether you hire a small ten people tent or a large 2 000 guest tent.

Our expertise in setting up tents is equally impressive and we’ll provide you with guidance in tent selection. We offer our services throughout South Africa and have an extensive range of add-on value services, in addition to a wide range of equipment to hire. This means that you can negotiate a better price and be assured of on-time delivery and setup of the tent and equipment, while minimising administration and the need to work with various suppliers.

We are also able to provide you with a full range of catering services through our sister company and thus enable you to host the perfect event.

General Marquees Size Guidelines

As mentioned earlier, you will be able to use our table at the “tent hire” section on our website to determine the exact size of tent that you need. Below are a few guidelines to help make the decision easier.

Consider the specific type of event. If it is for a 21st or 18th birthday party, you can seat people more compact, because the younger crowds prefer full houses. If it is for a banquet or wedding, you will want to create more space between tables and for a market, you will want to consider rows or a horseshoe layout and won’t have to place so many chairs.

For dining, keep around 2.5 metres of space for every round table and for standing space, you will need around one metre per person, although 1.5 metres will be better. For dancing, you will want to allow one metre per person and allow for a third to 50% of the guests to be dancing at once.

View our full range of tent hire services and contact us to discuss your particular catering, tent and equipment needs.