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Marquee Hire Prices

Marquee Hire Prices

One of the first questions we are asked when someone is enquiring about marquee hire is the price. We thought we would put together an article to give some insight for some of the factors which effects the price. Please see below some factors to consider:


The location of the marquee you are hiring is a big factor to consider. The distance from the hirer’s depot and the access once on site are crucial factors to consider when organising your marquee. Factors such as tolls, staff travel costs are all costs which are passed onto the client and usually calculated in the delivery charges.


Most marquees for hire in Melbourne are based on a square meter rate. This usually includes the installation and the delivery is usually separate depending on the location where the marquee is being installed. There are inherent costs associated with larger marquees and this intern is more labour with installation and cleaning costs.

Please see below a list of sizes are available:

A Frame Marquee Style:

The lengths increases in 3 meter increments (ie: 3m, 6m, 9m long etc)

  • 3 meter wide
  • 6 meter wide
  • 10 meter wide

The lengths increases in 5 meter increments (ie: 5m, 10m, 15m long etc)

  • 10 meter wide
  • 12 meter wide
  • 15 meter wide
  • 20 meter wide
  • 25 meter wide

Curve Roof Style:

The lengths increases in 5 meter increments (ie: 5m, 10m, 15m long etc)

  • 10 meter wide
  • 12 meter wide
  • 15 meter wide
  • 20 meter wide
  • 25 meter wide

Roof Colour & Shape

There are options such as white and clear roof sheets which can be decided upon when you’re booking in your marquee rental. The clear roof options usually carry’s a slightly higher price as it is harder to maintain and keep clean. Traditionally, white roof marquees were common however we have seen a recent trend of company’s renting clear roof options as a point of difference.


Another factor which will depend on the size of the marquee and inevitably price is the furniture style you decide upon for inside the marquee. In a cocktail style layouts whereby clients utilise high bar tables instead of formal dining sit down tables & chairs you do not require as much space as a sit down formal dining arrangement. Due to the space the tables & chairs take we can comfortably fit more guests in a marquee with less furniture installed.

Please contact one of our team members today to obtain some accurate pricing on your upcoming marquee hire!

Wedding Marquee Installation – Private Location.

Alex & Dennis – Lower Plenty – March 2017

We were approached by the awesome Nat from Harper & Co on behalf of Alex and Dennis for their special wedding day late 2016. Open Air Events was engaged to supply a clear roof marquee large enough to cater for 250 guests seated as well as a large dance floor and featured bridal tables. The solution; a massive 15m x 40m clear roof structure with 33 rustic tables and 250 white americanas amongst other bits and pieces. The marquee roof line was covered with more than 300 metres of LED festoon lights that were controlled with an adjustable dimmer box. Over the feature bridal table we installed a cluster of pendant lights with Edison globes at varying heights which were mixed in with a huge 6 meter long floral hanging arrangement which exceeded 200kg. Our expert rigging team facilitated the appropriate trussing which was lowered on the day of the event for the florists (Ivy & Eve) to do their magic. To finish off what was already a spectacular set up, they capped it off by utilising Mega Deck to install more 100 square metres of a clear (acrylic) pool cover which was the dance floor area.

See here for a snippet of some of the drone footage on our YouTube Channel:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RiLQjzYA8s   Watch in HD

Get in touch with one of our team to find out what new products we are launching in the 2018 wedding season!

New Marquee Hire Stock!

New Marquee Stock!

Exciting times! We have recently updated our stock range offering both large amounts of clear roof and white roof marquees for hire in Melbourne. Our new stock additions allow us to cover large square meters along with having spare stock in the warehouse at all times for last minute demands or requirements. Our marquee stock upgrades have allowed us to move into new areas of business offerings marquees for hire for the following events in Melbourne: multi-unit marquees for events such as fun run’s and marathons; large tents for exhibitions, conferences and weddings along with marquees for a lot of other events and uses.  Our marquee’s for hire in Melbourne come in a range of options; clear roof marquess, white roof marquees and white roof marquees with a liner as an optional extra.


Curve Roof Marquee Hire

We have recently expanded and offer a more contemporary look with the addition of a curve roof marquee structure for hire. The curve roof marquee slightly changes the roofline adding a completely different look to the tent, especially for the hire of marquees for the use in weddings and corporate events. Our structures have been designed with flexibility in mind with an array of weight loading capabilities to allow for the hanging of lighting, art installations and floral arrangements from the roof line.

Feel free to contact one of our friendly staff to discuss your marquee hire requirements today!


Multi- Unit Marquee Hire

We our increased range of stock we now have the ability to cater for multi-unit events with hundreds of meters of marquee’s in stock for hire. We can both weight and peg the marquees in large quantities whilst still maintaining healthy stock levels for last minute orders for your event or festival.


We recently catered for a fun run the Red Bull Wing’s For Life World Run, the event was held in Melbourne as part of one of their legs internationally. We installed over 100 meters of marquee for the event, installing the marquees on a tight timeline. We completed the job within the timeline specified so the public car park the event was held in was ready for handover back to the public to minimise disruption. Open Air Event’s managed the entire marquee and furniture hire for this event along with all council permits and engineering sign off required to ensure it met the local municipalities guidelines. We managed the stage hire for this particular event as well as the stock mentioned above. Feel free to contact one of our staff today to discuss your upcoming event requirements!

Clear Roof Marquee Hire vs. White Roof with Liner for Marquee Weddings in Melbourne

Working in the event hire industry day-to-day we often get asked the cost difference between a clear roof marquee and white roof marquee with a liner for a lot of wedding marquee hire enquiries in Melbourne. There are many benefits of a clear roof marquee compared to a marquee with a liner; the clear roof option offers a ‘WOW’ factor for your event creating a magnificent space in the evening once the sun has set, opening up the night’s sky and stars whilst still being protected from the elements. The clear roof marquee option works out more cost effective compared to the liner option as it is less labour intensive, the money saved by going with the clear option can be invested in floral hanging arrangements or additional lighting (see pictured) to create a spectacular space for your wedding.


There are some downsides to the clear roof option and there is two main factors which should be considered while deciding which option is best for your event; the time of day the marquee is being used and the time of year the marquee is being used are 2 very important factor when deciding on the options for a marquee wedding in Melbourne. As there is no UV protection in a clear roof marquee it can tend to get quite hot if used during the day in the height of summer. Naturally, most weddings in and around Melbourne are held around the summer months due to the unpredictable weather patterns, if the marquee is being used towards the end of the day and in the evenings it is usually a comfortable temperature inside the marquee even during the hotter months. We offer a number of preventative methods to minimize the heat inside a clear roof marquee; we can tarp the marquee with an opaque material which blocks out the UV minimizing the heat furthermore cooling options such as misting fans and air-conditioning is available however come at a greater cost.


In recent years, there has been an attraction towards the clear roof marquee in comparison to lining mainly due to brides and grooms wanting to impress there guests and add a point of difference to their wedding. Although it is slightly more expensive than the plain white roof marquee option a wedding is such a significant life event that all option should be considered to make the day as memorable as possible. Contact one of our friendly team today to discuss your event requirements.