24 Oct

The Tent Family: Kinds of Marquees

marquee family tentThe Australian lifestyle involves a lot of outdoor activities. From going on holiday to celebrating family milestones, there’s nothing better than being out in the open. Whether you live in Brisbane, Melbourne, or Perth, nothing beats getting together with family and friends by the beach, in a garden, or other natural environment.

Marquee tents allow you to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors with the protection of a roof. These provide an excellent and affordable venue for otherwise expensive reservations for weddings, galas, and corporate functions.

In Brisbane, buying a marquee is simple enough. The following is an added bonus of choosing the appropriate kind of marquee, as they have been used throughout history for a wide variety of purposes.

Traditional Marquee – These were designed for large scale events that could be set up and torn down quickly. The big tops of circuses are the most common structures imagined when discussing the marquee. This is the reason behind cultural associations identifying ‘marquees’ with joyful gatherings.

Pole Marquee – This is a simpler designed tent more commonly used in a smaller scale than the traditional Big Top. They are typically associated with English country garden weddings. As the name suggests, the tent is erected by a single pole at the centre or king pole, and guy ropes that line the sides are pulled to give the marquee its shape.

The guy ropes are tied to hooks hammered into the soft earth. Pole marquees are ideal for lawns and similar terrain, but impractical for anything else.

Aluminium frame – These are also known as High Peak Frames and don’t use centre poles or guy ropes. They are the most common of the modern marquees, are easy to assemble, have relatively cheap parts, and easy to set up on virtually any surface, even over a pool.

The sale and rental services of marquees have proven lucrative as they are an excellent marketing instrument for events. These tents also have the added advantage of interchangeable parts, allowing for versatility in expanding to larger sizes whenever needed.

Why confine yourself to four walls, when you can enjoy life with three, or two, or none at all?