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Choosing a marquee hire supplier

Choosing a marquee hire hampshire supplier can be quite a tricky task as they are often several low-cost suppliers who may fight for your business, but we believe that the better Marquee can be a cost-effective solution. We know how important your party or event is, so investing in the best marquee hire is of paramount importance and it's a good idea to speak to marquee hire and event planning experts. 

Darkstar Discos offers a truly first-class service, we care about supplying the right marquee hire hampshire for your event both in style, price and size. The team here always strive to make sure that any problems are minimised and you're completely delighted with the service that we offer. 

Here are some tips from the Darkstar Discos team about getting the most out of your outdoor event with excellent marquee hire options. 

Tip 1 - choosing the right marquee. Murphy's Law sometimes called Sod's law states: "if it can go wrong it will". Parties and weddings outside can truly be wonderful events, but they do require highly specialised planning and thinking ahead to factor in all of those unknown elements. So, for your next outdoor event, you should think about getting a Marquee. It will really serve you well and, regardless of potential inclement weather, it allows us to still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors but retain all the comfort of being safe and warm but free from the rain. If the marquee is a DarkStar tent that can really wow your guests, so much the better! 

Tip 2 - Seating planner. Any good host knows the importance of seating and it makes a lot of sense to ensure that your guests are happy and nothing in this area is more important than having some intelligent thought behind where people will be sitting. it's important as well as providing good dining companions to make sure any potential mismatches are identified and sorted out beforehand.  Choose wisely; for example, don't place any elderly guests right next to the DJ decks or in front of speakers, don't let the young children run crazy around granny's feet if she's using a walker. People want enough space to mingle after any sit-down meal and there should be room for dancing. Remember to ensure you have enough chairs or other seating to accommodate least 60 to 70% of your guests along with tables so they've got some where to place the food and drinks regardless if it's a sit-down meal or buffet style affair. It's always a good idea to have a few extra chairs or seating available for those unexpected plus ones or additional guess who turn up last minute. 

Tip 3 - Entertainment / sound equipment. You should be aware that, in any large space, with or without sides, the acoustics operate in a very different fashion. We cannot stress enough how the right music or audio coming from the right Sound System can really change the energy in any event, so getting this right, while simple, should not be an element of planning that is overlooked. 

Tip 4 - Staging. The staging for your event requires the perfect setting and often can include special equipment. You may need microphones, you may need a raised area such as a platform so that your speakers and entertainers are visible from all areas within your marquee. There's so much more to staging than appears at first glance and there's a lot that you can achieve so it's often best to speak to the expert about what the endless possibilities are to make your event truly special. 

Tip 5 - a Bar. You can choose to have the Bar with bartenders and mixologists or you can have a self-service bar. It is often best to set up away from any main Marquee entrances so you don't create an accidental bottleneck of people waiting to get served but it's also a great place for guests to be together and mingle. Need a bar but not sure of the best option? We are the experts and we can advise you on the best layouts available to you to suit your desire and your budget. 

Tip 6 - Lighting. You can light your marquee space in many, many different ways. Using lighting cleverly can really create a unique mood for your event. This can range from indirect lights to replace darkness, dynamic lighting that changes colours throughout the event or in pace with the music, display patterns of coloured light, and many more options. Maybe you'd like your corporate logo lighting the marquee roof? Speak to us for some amazing lighting design ideas. 

Tip 7 - Dance floors. Some parties are just not a party without lots of entertainment and dancing. You need a stable surface for dancing and flooring can be used to preserve the grass at your event venue, it can provide better footing on an irregular surface, act as a base for carpeting, and we even have our own bespoke light up Michael Jackson style dance floors for hire as well. Whatever your dancing requirements, we have a dance floor layout to suit. 

So, the above top 7 tips will make sure your event planning goes smoothly and that your event is one for you and your guests to truly remember. Darkstar Discos are a team of experts in event planning, marquee and venue hire in Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. These tips are important but always remember, it’s people that make parties.

party venues berkshire - Social Tent

SOCIAL

Up to 50

This amazing marquee will seat 40 in comfort for dinner or allow 50 people to throw shapes until dawn! There is ample room for a bar and DJ!

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party venues hampshire - Gathering Tent

GATHERING

Up to 100

For a larger event, our 18-metre diameter Black Darkstar is the ultimate funky tent! It is designed to function as a nightclub during the day with black-out walls

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party venues surrey - Epic Party Tent

EPIC PARTY

Up to 150

When you really need to push the boat out for those important landmark events, we suggest the Ultimate Darkstar – that’s both tents used together!

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  • "The part went amazingly. It just looked absolutely great and everyone had such a great time"
    Archie
  • "DarkStar's people were absolutely amazing and they took the stress out of organising the party. The next big event we have, we are DEFINITELY going to have DarkStar organise it."
    Claire
  • "The tent seemed to light up into a pop-up disco which our guests thought was incredible!"
    Amanda
  • "Just a big "WOW" from everybody really"
    Ian
  • “Thank you so much for all you have done, the party was a roaring success and we are all thrilled. You have a really special set-up. I wouldn’t even consider any other company if we were to have a party again. All the kids were wowed by the whole atmosphere and just how cool it was.”
    Victoria Hurley
  • “A massive ‘Thank You’ for the great effort you all made to make sure things went so well. The stage, sound and lights are the talk of Bentworth. It was obviously as spectacular and professional as we’d anticipated”
    Steve and Julie
  • “Not only is the Silchester Music Festival an amazing night, it is an amazing feat of organization. The festival significantly helped us in winning the Southern Village community of the year award.”
    Claire Jones / Silchester Parish Councillor

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