Event Marquees for Sale: What to Look for Before Clicking “Buy Now”

Once you have decided on the venue for your outdoor event, the next big thing to know is how you are going to make it great. In a country like Australia where the weather can turn really hot during summers, marquees or gazebo tents are a fantastic way to throw a party outside while also making sure your guests are comfortable and protected. Whether it’s a corporate event, wedding, or private party, there is a range of marquees available to suit every requirement. In order to make sure that you are getting the best for yourself, here are a few things you should look for before clicking “buy now” when shopping event marquees for sale.

1. Know the Right Size:

One of the most important considerations when buying an event gazebo tent is to know the right size. You don’t want your tent to be too large or too small. Depending on the size of the venue, the choice of size would vary. For smaller events, trade shows or parties, a standard 3mx3m marquee might do the job for you, however, for a larger event like a wedding where you need to fit more people inside the tent, you would want to go for a relatively bigger size, say a 6mX6m or 8mx12m party marquee for sale. At Extreme Marquees, we can offer marquees of virtually any size. Let us know what you are looking for and we will come up with a solution that perfectly matches your requirement.

2. With or Without Side Walls:

plain marquee with sidewall

plain marquee with sidewall


printed marquee without sidewall

Though you can get event tents with or without sides, marquees with side walls have several advantages. They offer you complete protection against outside elements instead of just overhead, as well as add more privacy to your events. Also, they provide you with more branding opportunities in case you are looking to promote your business at an event. When not required, the side panels can be detached from the mainframe of the marquee with ease. If you want added protection without the need for sidewalls, a large-size, inflatable dome tent can be a good option.

3. Check the Frame Material:

A-frame actually defines the stability of your tent and it’s something that must not be overlooked when you are shopping for party tents for sale. Make sure that the frame is strong, but at the same time, lightweight enough so it can allow for easy movement (unless you are looking for a more permanent structure). Marquee frames are made with different types of materials, however, aluminium and stainless steel are the most popular choices as they offer both strength and flexibility. Aluminium frames also provide more durability as they are corrosion-resistant and do not get damaged when exposed to water/moisture. A great option to avoid marquee damage caused by rainy weather.

4.  Know the Fabric Material:

Another key aspect to look for when buying heavy-duty party tents for sale is the fabric material used to make the roof. Event tent roofs are made from all kinds of materials, including polyester, nylon, acrylic and PVC-lined fabric. Make sure you are investing in a high-quality product that comes with a tough, long-lasting fabric material. Avoid buying cheap quality tents made using only a single sheet of polyester with no lining or other protection as they are more likely to tear and leak when put to test.

5. Look for Important Features & Accessories:


marquee sandbag

marquee weight plates

marquee weight plates

marquee rain gutter

marquee rain gutter

Although they all serve a similar purpose, not all marquees and commercial tents for sale are designed equally. They all come with different features and accessories to suit different requirements. Before you invest in a marquee for your upcoming event, make sure it comes with all the important features you are looking for, for example, engineer-certified, UV-protected, fire-retardant, etc.

How to Increase the Life of Your Event Marquees?

To make sure your event marquees last long, it is essential that you take good care of them. Though they are heavy-duty and are designed to perform well in the hot weather, when exposed to excessive heat, the fabric can get slightly damaged. In fact, it is one of the major reasons for fabric damage in gazebos. Check out our blog: How to Keep Your Event Gazebo Cool During Summers?” for tips that you can follow to keep your event marquees cool in summer and increase their life.

Get Top-Quality Event Marquees & Party Tents from Extreme Marquees

A heavy-duty, top-quality marquee can do wonders for your event and make it memorable. Searching online for the best custom-printed marquees or gazebos for your upcoming event? Look no further than Extreme Marquees! We are a premier supplier of events tents and marquees in Australia with more than 18 years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to choose from our wide range of plain and printed marquees. Whether you are looking for a standard marquee for a promotional event or a large-size, heavy-duty wedding party tent for sale, we have you covered!

At Extreme Marquees, we use top-quality materials and cutting-edge print technology in the manufacturing of our heavy-duty outdoor shading solutions that not only protect you and your guests from various elements but also help you promote your brand in events in the best possible fashion.

Explore Extreme Marquees’ Wide Range of Marquees and Gazebo Tents

At Extreme Marquees, we offer an extensive range of event marquees and gazebo tents available in a variety of colours, sizes, fabric, and print options to suit different requirements. In addition to event marquees, our offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Folding Marquees
  • Custom Printed Marquees
  • Medical Tents
  • Outdoor Dining Tents
  • School Tents
  • Wedding Tents
  • Commercial Tents
  • Star Shade Tents
  • Pull Up Banners and Display Boards

In case you need to order marquees in bulk, go ahead and place your order! We accept bulk orders for both plain and printed pop-up marquees in Australia. Make your events successful and your brand stands out with Extreme Marquees’ top-quality events tents that are heavy-duty, waterproof, durable, and UV protected.

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