Dancing The Night Away – A Comprehensive Guide To Marquee Dance Floors
If there’s one thing that pulls an event together, it has to be the dance floor. A place where people gather to shake their bodies to well-loved songs and generally feel the love. Dance floors are one of our most popular items here at Carron Marquees. They have a certain allure to them – drawing in people, even if they didn’t seem so keen, to begin with. When we’re working with a client to design their dream marquee event, the dance floor is normally one of the early on requirements speculated. Which is why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you understand everything there is to know about dance floors.
Does My Event Need a Dance Floor?
Whether or not flooring for your dance space becomes a requirement for your event depends largely on your own requirements. We have helped many clients fit these staples in – whether they’re designing a wedding or a corporate event. Let’s look at some common marquee-related events and how these floors come into play.
The first dance. The Father-And-Daughter dance. The family dance. All of these take place on a dance floor. With marquees suitable for construction on any surface, the uncovered ground normally isn’t suitable for moving at speed. In fact, with most installations, we recommend some form of groundwork to create a smooth and stable surface. This minimises the risk of tripping and related injury. At weddings, dance floors help to split up the space – separating the dancing area from the bar or dining section.
While large-scale conferences and meetings may not call for a dance floor, a Christmas or Summer party definitely does. Allowing your employees to let their hair down and relax with colleagues fosters better relationships. The perfect way to do this is to give them a space where they can truly be themselves. Dance floors can encourage even the most stoic of employees to shake their tail feathers and truly let loose.
Well – it goes without saying really, doesn’t it? Is a birthday party even a birthday party if you don’t have a dance floor? We think not.
Benefits of a Dance Floor
Now, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of including a dance floor in your next marquee event.
- 1. Divides Up Space
Marquees, especially when first installed, can feel overwhelmingly expansive. This is especially true if you’re catering to a large group of people. While furniture and decorations can work to distinguish different areas around the space, one practical and visual way of doing this is with dance floors. With a host of styles, from rustic wooden finishes to retro check patterns, you can use these to establish where the dancing area is in contrast to the dining section, bar area, or relaxation zones. They work to structure your event – it’s easier to say ‘Get Yourself On The Dance Floor’ than it is to get people to just stand and dance.
- 2. Safety
We mentioned above the importance of creating a stable ground for your guests to move on. Our dance floors have a durable, interlocking design. With this, they can be fitted quickly and create a flat, non-raised surface. No matter how energetically your guests throw their shapes, they’ll stay locked into place and won’t shift. Dance floors also provide stability that some grounds, such as grass, cannot. Imagine working with a sodden field – heels would sink in and natural lumps would become hazardous. This is what dance floor steps help to solve.
- 3. Accentuates Your Theme
With marquees being such blank canvases, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the prospect of creating a solid and consistent theme. Dance floors help to do just this. Wooden dance floors bring a rustic and romantic charm into whimsical spaces, making them a popular choice for weddings. Our retro black and white dance floor is striking, with a vintage style that befits many birthdays and corporate themes. After they have been fitted, it’s easy to see how the rest of the event will fall into place around them.
Types of Dance Floor
We’ve already touched on several dance floor styles that we have available here at Carron Marquees. But, let’s look at them individually so you can understand which is best suited for your event.
Wooden Dance Floors
Crafted to create a classic theme, we have a range of wooden dance floors to suit your needs. They come in a number of finishes and stains, so you can ensure the theme of your big day needn’t be hindered. Our wood dance floors can accommodate a large area and are popular for big-scale events – think corporate parties and larger weddings. We use high-quality wood and our interlocking system to ensure they stay fixed in place all night round. And, by not using screws or tools, it means that our professional crew can install and remove them quickly.
Black and White Dance Floors
One of our most popular and striking dance floor options is our black and white checked design. Offering a vintage, retro style that so many people love, it demands the presence of all your guests once the music turns on. This floor has a high gloss finish that reflects the overhead lights, creating a disco-like feel to your event. And, it has a non-slip aluminium edging to ensure it won’t move or separate during the event.
Choosing the Right Dance Floor
Consider your theme and the size of your chosen marquee before opting for a dance floor. We have a team of experienced and professional specialists on hand who can help you design and choose the right ancillary items for your big event. If you would like any further information about these dance floors or any of the other items for rent at Carron Marquees, please do get in contact with our team here today.