The most efficient sized table for seating guests is a 2.4m rectangle table with 10 settings, so if space is a bit tight this is your best option. Tables are available in round or rectangular and come in a number of sizes. The number of guests that can be seated will depend on your place settings and the size of the crockery that you choose.
Rectangular tables are available in lengths of 1.2m (seats 6), 1.8m (seats 8) and 2.4m (Seats 10). Table extensions are also available to configure a seating of 12.
Barlens can provide a free site inspection for your event to establish the best location, size and cost for a marquee at your event.
Do Barlens have party supplies? Barlens specialize in the hire of party AV, lighting, catering equipment and furniture, and we leave decorations, helium balloons and banners to the party suppliers.
Having enough glasses is vital. If you are setting your table with glasses it is easy to work out the right number but always allow a few extra as spares. For cocktail functions or per-dinner drinks it is a bit more complex. On average allow 2 drinks per person for the first hour and around 1 for every hour after that. This means that for a 3-hour cocktail party for 100 guests you could serve around 400 drinks.
For a seated dining function you should allow floor space of just over 1.5 square meter per person. This is the minimum you should allow and only allows space for the dining area. To this you will need to add space for dancing, buffet tables, a bar, a band, entrance ways and a catering area, to name a few. For larger events it is not uncommon to require at least two square meters per guest.
For a more casual event where some or all of the guests will be standing it is quite possible to reduce you space ratio down to half a square meter per person.
If your site is exposed and likely to be windy, a Hoecker Pavilion is going to be much more secure than a traditional marquee. Having the peace of mind in knowing that your structure is able to stand up to just about any weather will be money well spent. A level site is always an advantage and the more formal the event, the more important this is. Our flooring systems can be leveled on sites with a gentle slope or undulations but on steeper sites it is not always possible. Keep in mind that people are more used to sloping grass than a sloping timber floor. So what feels fine as a lawn may be quite disconcerting once it is floored.
When measuring your site allow at a minimum of 2 meters on each side for the guy ropes on a traditional marquee. If you use a Hoecker pavilion you will only need around 200mm on each side if the structure can be pegged down, and slightly more if it is to be weighted down.
Your item is only guaranteed when you have either paid 30% or the full cost of your quote. You can still amend your contract after this time but it is key to secure your equipment. Payments made in full can proceed straight to the Customer Collect Zone off Gladstone Street. Customer must present proof of contract in hard or soft copy form at pick up.