What size marquee do I need to hire?


If you are looking for marquee hire in Essex look no further than County Marquees East Anglia. Covering Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, London, Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire, County Marquees East Anglia have every size and style of marquee to suit your event.



Marquee hire in Essex| County Marquees East Anglia

But it is not always easy to know exactly what size marquee you require for your event. If it is too large then guests may feel inferior and isolated from proceedings, too small and it may be uncomfortable. Getting the marquee size right for your event is very important!

Marquee Hire in Essex

So when looking for marquee hire in Essex, or the surrounding areas, this guide will be very helpful in making sure your marquee hire fits your event perfectly.

A quick tip at this point, if you are planning on having a marquee in your garden (or similar space), please ensure you have measured correctly! It may be that you will need two marquees to properly fit your available space. As marquee specialists we are here to help, so please get in touch!

Here is an approximate capacity guide for marquee sizes.

Marquee Size All guests seated at tables Buffet meal some at tables At Chairs Only
20’x20′ 20-30 50 70
30’x20′ 30-50 70 100
40’x20′ 40-70 90 130
30’x30′ 50-70 90 140
50’x30′ 60-90 140 220
70’x30′ 100-140 210 330
40’x40′ 70-100 150 250
60’x40′ 100-150 220 400
80’x40′ 140-200 290 600
100’x40′ 200-280 370 740
120’x40′ 240-320 450 870
140’x40′ 280-400 530 1000
160’x40′ 320-460 630 1150
180’x40′ 360-520 740 1350

As mentioned above this information is an approximate guide only, we understand that every event is different! There are always other factors to take into account, we suggest that when looking for marquee hire in Essex (or surrounding areas), you get in touch with us here. We can fully discuss exactly what type and size of marquee will suit you best!


Also, we are currently exhibiting at Little Tey Barn, an esquisite venue for hire in Essex from 4th July 2020 – 18th July 2020. For more information on how to visit Little Tey Barn in a socially distanced manner to view one of our marquees please contact Little Tey Barn here.

For a free no obligation site visit or more advice call us on 01787 477878 or email.

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Marquee hire Southend baby showers | County Marquees East Anglia
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Marquee hire Southend baby showers

Baby showers are a great way to celebrate a new life with the ones you love!
With more and more ideas online, baby showers have never been more popular. But it is an awkward event when it comes to deciding on a venue. In the Summer, many people opt for an outdoor venue – who doesn’t want to enjoy the summer sun?

However, it’s unlikely that you’d want to remain in the sun all day. And moving the party to your home is likely to become stuffy and crowded, or may simply not be an option. Whatever your reasons, County Marquees East Anglia is here for all of your event venue needs!

With a variety of styles and sizes, our range of high-quality marquees provides a practical and elegant setting for your baby shower celebrations.

And while you’re here, why not check out our blog for more baby shower ideas.


Marquee hire Southend garden parties

If you’re lucky enough to have a charming garden in Essex’s statement seafront city, you likely play host to the garden party of the year!

Only a short distance away from a lively beachfront and Southend’s infamous pier and amusements, gardens this charming are hard to come by. And it makes sense that you’ll want an equally charming marquee canopy when hosting a garden party.

To step up your garden party game, consider hiring caterers – to give you more time to mingle amongst guests (and enjoy some exceptional food). With over 60 years of experience, County Marquees East Anglia feels qualified to suggest some of the finest event caterers Essex has to offer.

Plenty of Thyme offers bespoke dining experiences perfect for an elegant garden extravaganza!


The finest marquee hire Southend supplies for your summer event!

County Marquees East Anglia are proud to offer some of the most stunning Marquees Essex has ever seen. From traditional and tipi’s, to sail cloth and transparent marquees, our range is guaranteed to add a touch of elegance to your summer event.
When it comes to the marquee hire Essex has to offer, think County Marquees East Anglia, and get in touch today!


For a free no obligation site visit or more advice call us on 01787 477878 or email.

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