When arranging an event, it can often be tempting to try something a bit different to the usual way of doing things. A brilliantly unique venue for events is a marquee. A marquee is effectively a giant tent that can be used as shelter for events such as festivals or weddings, particularly typical English country garden weddings. With marquees, they're typically a short-term solution so perfect for events but they wouldn't be suitable as a long-term shelter solution. Read on to find out all the details that you need to know concerning marquee hire Skipton.

What events can we have a marquee for?

You can hire a marquee for any event that you require them for as long as it suits your need. Usually, marquees are hired for corporate events, private functions and weddings. They're perfect for any occasion where you want to have the joys of being outside but sheltered from the cold, wind and rain.

How can the marquee be laid out?

Whilst we have templates of how the inside of your marquee would be laid out, we always stress that the layouts that we decide on will be bespoke to you as the customer. A detailed plan will be produced for you after you've told us your requirements throughout our initial meeting. Not only will it be based on your personal requirements but we will also do a site inspection to find out what space we're working with so that it's ultimately the best experience for you and your guests.

What else is available?

Whilst we can definitely create the perfect marquee for your event, that's not all that we can offer for you. There's also a number of other services and supplies that we can offer to you, some of which we're going to expand upon here.

Chair hire:

The likelihood is that you'll require chairs as it is a hassle for you to bring your own. We have a selection of high quality chairs available that come in a range of colours and materials including silver, lime washed, white and natural wood amongst others. There's also a wide collection of chair pad colours so that you can pick the colours that suit your image best.

Dance floor:

Everybody loves to dance. Our superb dance floors are available in either black and white, all white or parquet. If you want something more interesting, we can also supply LED dance floors to suit your needs.


To enhance your marquee, we have various types of lighting that are available. Whether you're after chandeliers, spotlights or dance floor lighting, you can hire it from us to create the perfect mood at your event.


Toilets are obviously going to be a necessity for your event. We have various deluxe units available for a touch of class at your event. We can also arrange generators and electrical connections to the house or building for lighting.


Floors are important, especially for an event created to impress. Our wood floors are of a solid construction and covered with a carpet for comfort. The carpets come in a range of colours so that you can really customise the event. If you have an uneven garden, we can quell any issues by building steel sub-sections to level the floor.

About us

Now you know a bit more about marquee hire Skipton, we're going to tell you a little more about us and why we're the perfect people to hire your marquee from. Established in 1985, we have 30 years of experience in supplying quality marquees for all sorts of social engagements. A local family-run business, James Dabbs is ran by husband and wife team James & Gillian Dabbs. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, providing your reassurance and support throughout the entire experience. We have a great range of contacts and associates so that if you need any caterers, bands or event organisers, we're sure to have a contact to help you out.