No matter the weather or time of year, a marquee celebration is something to behold. With the support of the right hire company, contractors and a fitting theme, you can turn what may appear to be a plain tent into a space that creates unforgettable memories. Their beauty and charm come from their versatility – marquees can be erected anywhere and at any time. When planning a marquee event, there are a multitude of things to consider and plan.

However, one of the most important and perhaps an aspect that many people ignore is temperature. Come rain or sun, you need to make sure all guests are comfortable throughout your event for a multitude of reasons. This guide will help you to understand the tools and techniques available to help with maintaining the perfect temperature in your marquee.

Why Is Temperature Important?

The key priority during any event is guest comfort. Whether you’re hosting a wedding or a conference, it’s imperative to keep the guest’s happiness as a top focus. After all, you want to be able to hold their attention throughout the day and ensure that everyone leaves in good spirits. Temperature is a vital consideration for the following reasons:

  • Comfort

No one likes being too cold or too hot. And when it comes to planning an event, ensuring a high level of comfort is incredibly important. You want people to focus on the celebration at hand, whether this is the announcement of a new product to employees or the union of two lovers. Too cold and guests will spend their time huddled up underneath coats, wishing they stayed at home. Too hot and they’ll be rushing to exit the marquee as soon as possible.

  • Health and Safety

There are safety implications for keeping people in an environment where the temperature has not been properly maintained. It is very uncomfortable if guests are left in a too hot environment. . Equally, and more significantly for marquee events, if an environment is too cold, it can cause excessive shivering and a lowering of body temperatures.

  • Event Longevity

If you want to keep people at your event for as long as possible, make sure it is the perfect temperature. Moving into the evening, that cool chill in the air could be the first thing to send people diving for their coats and to the door. However, if you make inside the marquee more appealing than outside, they’ll be more likely to stay for as long as they can.

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Maintaining Temperature in a Marquee

You may think that heating a marquee is something fully reserved for Winter and Autumn events. And, in some ways, you’re right. Keeping the chill off becomes much more prevalent when the daytime temperature is low. But, there is still a need for the right temperature control techniques during marquee events throughout the year.

Marquee Heaters

Marquee heaters are specifically designed for this need. They sit outside of the marquee event space, working without hindering the aesthetics of your celebration. Run off of power supplied either by fixed buildings in the surrounding area or marquee generators, these heaters are designed to fill the marquee space with warm air to take away the cold chill. If you have hired a larger marquee, you may need multiple heaters to achieve the desired results.

Our tips for using marquee heaters effectively are:

  • Power

You’ll want to make sure that the heater you choose has a powerful enough fan to blow warm air throughout the entirety of your marquee space. Indirect Heaters are generally regarded as the best option as any fuels produced are exhausted outside via a flue. This means that only the cleanest and safest warm air is used for temperature control and ensures you abide by the relevant safety requirements.

  • Direction

When planning the design and layout of your marquee, take into account the heaters. You want to make sure guests feel the warmth and are drawn into your marquee at the earliest point. And, you want to counteract the impact of cold air at its most prominent point. Carron Marquees experienced team will place the heaters in the optimum area. This will help to maintain the most consistent temperature throughout the rest of your event space.

  • Test

If you have the time and the luxury, we recommend running your chosen heaters the day before your event for a couple of hours. Test different areas of the event space throughout the day to see how well the heater performs as external temperatures change. This will give you an indication of any points where additional heating measures are needed or where they can be turned off for periods of time.

  • Preheat

During the coldest months, we recommend turning on all heaters at least 2 hours before your guests arrive. This will ensure that they walk into a wall of warmth and instantly feel comfortable. If you wait until the start time to turn them on, it will take longer to bring the event space up to a suitable temperature.

Carron Marquees Heaters

Here at Carron Marquees, we have been supplying marquees to the South East of England for over 40 years. Our ancillary rental items, including our range of marquee heaters, remain some of the most essential pieces needed for your event. Alongside indirect heaters, we also have fire pits to encourage guests outside to socialise that is supplied with kindling and fire-lighters for easy use.

If you would like to discuss your marquee heating needs and requirements with a member of our experienced team, get in contact with us here today.

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