Marquees

Matamata Hire can provide a marquee quotation for your function.  Print the “Planning a Marquee Function” and when you have decided on the marquee size and any other requirements, email your request for a quotation to  Matahire@xtra.co.nz.
Matamata Hire has been involved in the Beach Hop at Whangamata for the past four years.

Planning a Marquee Function?

What you’ll need to think about…

  • What date will my function be?
  • How many people do I want to shelter?
  • Will the marquee site be safe and sheltered from strong winds?
  • Will guests be standing or sitting?
  • Will I be using long tables or round tables?
  • What size tables will I use?     What type of chair will I use?
  • Will I have the catering area in the marquee or will I have a separate area for the catering?  Will I need a chiller trailer?
  • Will I need a dance floor or platform area?
  • Will I require any floor covering eg. matting?
  • Will the marquee area have adequate area for pegging down into the earth?
  • Will the layout provide suitable and safe exits for guests?
  • What kind of lighting will I need?
  • Will the electricity supply be adequate and safe?
  • Will the heating be appropriate and safe for the venue.  Note that gas and diesel heaters require good ventilation and cannot be close to marquee walls or the roof area.
  • Will toilet facilities be adequate and easily accessible for the number of guests?  Will I require portaloos? 
  • How will I decorate the marquee?
  • Will I need a Council permit?  (Permits required for marquees over 100SqM)

Size

Square Metres

Standing Buffet

Seated 2.4 Trestles

Seated 1.5 Rounds

6x9

54

90

49

42

6x12

72

120

65

55

6x15

90

150

82

69

6x18

108

180

98

83

10x5

50

83

45

38

10x10

100

167

91

77

10x15

150

250

136

115

10x20

200

333

182

154

10x25

250

417

227

192

 

 

Larger sizes available on request.

Plan your function!  Print the grid below and draw in your seating plan.

  • Keep in mind table sizes.  
  • Trestle tables are usually 2.4M or 1.8M long.  
  • 2.4 trestles fit 4 people on each side and 1 at each end if left open – 10 in all.
  • 1.8 trestles fit 3 people on each side and 1 on each end if left open – 8 in all.
  • Round tables for functions can be 1.2m, 1.5m, or 1.8m diameter.
  • 1.2 tables fit 5-6 people, 1.5 tables fit 7-8, and 1.8 fit 9-10 people.
  • Bar leaners at Matamata Hire are 120cm x 60cm.
  • Remember to allow space for chairs and walking space around tables.
  • Mark in any catering areas and stage or dance floors.

Download and Print our Marquee Grid plan