How Marquees Can Make a Great Winter Party!

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At first glance, winter may not seem the best time to throw a party. Then again, why not? Spice up the drab days with a gathering of family and friends. Just remember that you are not restricted to how many people you can squeeze into your home. Expand your guest list and hire a marquee.

Because it is the offseason, many of the accessories you need for a lovely bash are offered at a discounted rate. At All-Hire Party we can help you deal with the cooler temperatures, less than the perfect ground, and grey skies that only offer poor lighting. 

With a good planner by your side, you can arrange the perfect party with a warm and comfortable surrounding. With a solid marquee complete with heaters, you can set the scene for a winter wedding, fundraiser, birthday party, or “just get over the winter blues” soiree. 

Our professional services will make the event all the more enjoyable for you as the host. We are able to make suggestions about décor, food, beverages, entertainment, and more. Let your imagination run wild. 

With a marquee, you will have enough space to invite as many people as possible and throw the best party of the year.

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Using a marquee means you get all the extra room you need. There are a lot of different styles and sizes to choose from. 

For your winter event, select one with sides to keep the chill-out and the fun and games in. Discussing your options with one of our representatives will give you more ideas for a unique venue than a hotel meeting room and will help you design the right space and accessories to make you the talk of the town. 

Clearspan marquees are one of the more popular choices for a winter event. You can also check out the options for linings and twinkle lights on the “ceiling” for a starry night effect. It depends on the type of party you are hosting and the atmosphere you want to create. The ability to customize your space is one of the key advantages to hosting a party under a marquee.  

The marquee will still allow you to provide seating, tables, a dance area, serving stations, and everything you need for a terrific bash. Just take a look at the size of your back yard and go from there.

Talk with your local council about using public space. Parks are still lovely in the winter and you will have fewer worries about prying eyes checking out your party when you use a marquee.


Even during the day, Adelaide winters can be a bit cold. Don’t let that prevent your winter party. Just be sure to have your marquee supplier include heaters. When you have decided on the configuration of your marquee, you can work with a representative to select the best heaters for space. They should be placed evenly around the area to avoid hot spots and freezer areas.

A heater near the entrance will encourage your guests to remove their coats and hats and be comfortable during the party. Just include a rack for the convenience of storing their outerwear.

When deciding how many heaters and where they should be placed, have a sketch of your layout available. This will help determine where the heaters should be placed for maximum effectiveness without being a hindrance to the traffic flow.


Your marquee supplier will know just how the heaters should be vented for safety. Don’t mess with this arrangement. 

Each heater should have its own carbon monoxide detector. Turn on the heaters about an hour before the guests start to arrive. That will assure that the tent is comfortable from the beginning to the end.

Arrange some seating into cosy nooks. Either arrange for small settees or use patio furniture. Just make sure there are cushions available along with cute blankets, throws, or afghans. This will make for a romantic cuddle.



Because the Adelaide winter can cause wet and mushy ground, it is important to have the correct flooring in your marquee. In the summer matting works fine, but in the winter we recommend a hard floor. A cassette or boarded floor covered over with a cord carpet will keep even the soggiest ground from seeping in.

Flooring comes in a number of different styles, finishes, and colors. Think about different shades for different areas of your party. The dance floor, of course, needs to be bold, but you can have other areas for conversations or to designate the refreshment area. There can be a section for games or activities. Different styles of floor coverings will enhance your theme.

One of our representatives will be happy to meet you at the area to look at the surface for level and irregularities and advise about the best options for your event.


Even if you are hosting a daytime event, you will need appropriate lighting. Lighting does more than illuminate the area; it sets the mood for your party. Don’t stop with fairy lights on the ceiling. Carefully placed fixtures will give the best ambiance you could ask for.

Keep the entrance well lighted. That includes the exterior as well as just inside your marquee “door”. Tie into your theme. You can set up a photo op for your guests. Be sure lighting is incorporated into your table arrangements. Battery operated candles are a must!


Just like flooring, different areas of your space can have different elements like spotlights, paper lanterns, chandeliers. LEDs produce a lot of lumens (light) and will last for a long time so you shouldn’t need to worry about replacing bulbs during the middle of your event.

Remote controls can help you focus on different areas as you change from dinner to dancing or speeches.



If you are celebrating a special event, like a wedding, birthday, etc., you have a built-in theme. You can plan your decorations around the guest(s) of honor’s favourite colors, interests, etc. Also, be creative. Celebrate a half birthday or it’s going to rain…again. Let your guests know what you are planning so they can dress appropriately and bring gifts.

If there is no particular reason for the party, you can capitalise on the season with colors of silver and white. Give your centerpieces some pizzazz with feathers or baubles. Or, you can go the other way and try for palm trees and exotic drinks. Floral arrangements can be made out of fabric and still look lovely.

Speaking of cocktails, think about warming beverages like Irish coffee or hot mulled wine or a hot chocolate bar. Food can also be unexpected. Just because it is chilly is no reason not to fire up the barbeque.


Winter can be its own excuse for a smashing party. You can scrap the idea of using a community center room, pub, hotel, or clubhouse. Plan the event for your own backyard. Cold or not, you can be the host for an outstanding event with a marquee. Back the marquee opening to your back door and you will more than double the space from your home to the tented area. With properly placed heaters, none of your guests will sense any difference in temperature from one spot to another.

Marquees and all the accessories that go with a party are particularly well priced during the winter since it is considered an offseason and there is less demand. You can be the smart shopper and save money while entertaining your friends and family in style.

Creativity is the key and you have all the tools at your fingertips when you work with All Party Hire.

Conclusive Guidelines on Opting for a Marquee Hire in Adelaide

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There are many big events to celebrate…weddings, graduations, retirement, Sweet 16, charity events and galas. When you start the planning process, one of the first decisions is a venue.

If you want to really do it right, order a marquee from All Party Hire in Adelaide. We have the flexibility to expand your setting from just an ordinary meeting room to incorporate the excitement of the outdoors. If you are using your home, it adds the space you need to make it truly spectacular.

If you need more reasons, here are a few:

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Designate the Area – A marquee will define the area for your event where none was. They come in different sizes and so you can become creative with different areas for food or entertainment.

Design Possibilities – With a marquee you start with a blank canvas. You get to choose the colors, accessories, and lighting. You are not restricted to coordinating with a room’s chandeliers or strange wall color. You can let your personality show through.

Flexibility – Marquees come in different sizes so that you can choose just the right size for your event.

Privacy – If you are hosting an event at your home but want to prevent nosy neighbors from gawking, a marquee gives you the discretion to enjoy. If you have chosen an open area like a beach or garden setting, you are able to keep control of the outside interference of volleyball games or unwanted stares.

Shelter – The relentless sun can make your guests very uncomfortable. Using a marquee means degrees cooler inside. A respite from the rain means your guests are able to enjoy the event no matter what the weather. The sides can be raised or you can order a tent with clear walls so that you still enjoy the view. Heaters are available for chilly evening events.

Focal Points – You may choose to have a variety of marquees. This doesn’t mean your party will feel like a fair, but rather will give the opportunity for lounge areas or service points. It is a great way to allow your guests to mingle and enjoy the gathering.

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No Time Constraints – With many halls or meeting rooms, you are only allocated a specific time. With a marquee you can have it arrive early and stay late. Next day retrieval is no problem for All Party Hire. We are able to work within your parameters to be sure everything possible is to your liking.

Increased Available Space – Many layouts are just not adequate for your party, whether it is your home, a park, or an event space or country club. A marquee expands to your needs and will let you accommodate more people or a stage or a dance floor, or more seating, or a larger serving area, or even games.

Less Stress – If you are planning to use your home to host a party but are concerned about people tracking in dirt or having to limit access to certain areas, a marquee gives you the flexibility and freedom from concern.

Less Mess – At the end of the party, you won’t need to worry about moving furniture back to its original position. All Party Hire will do all the clean up and you can sit back and relish in a successful party.

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Backup Plan – When planning far in advance, you can never be sure of the weather conditions. A marquee gives you plenty of options to take care of the sudden rain shower or an unusually hot day. If you are throwing a bash with little notice, it is the perfect venue without searching for available rooms or size. Marquees are available in different sizes and shapes so you will be able to select just the right configuration.

Decorating Creativity – A marquee is the perfect blank canvas. You will be able to decorate from top to bottom and establish the layout that is just right for your event. Your guests will be able to enjoy your party and you can take all the credit.

Sources: Arabian Valley, Reeces Event Hire, Southern Marquees