There’s a lot riding on your big event and you’re thinking about hosting it somewhere unusual rather than going for the standard venue choices to give the occasion the wow factor. If this is you, and you’re looking into inflatable marquee hire, we’ll tell you the 3 things you need to think about first and foremost when searching for the perfect provider.
1. Are they covered?
Go with a respectable company that is covered for public liability insurance and has comprehensive health and safety documentation. They need cover for public liability as they will be installing a structure for you as a member of the public and there will be lots of people in and around it, increasing the chance of injury. A comprehensive health and safety policy ensures that they will carry out the work for you safely.
Another thing worth looking out for is a marquee hire damage waiver to provide you with indemnity against any cost of repairs to the structure and hired equipment if damaged during the hire period – really important when the cost of these rentables can reach into the tens of thousands.
We also recommend you check if they are registered with MUTA as it means they must follow the association’s Best Practice Guide and be legal, decent, honest and truthful.
2. Dig a little deeper
Take the time to find out about previous events they have provided their inflatable marquees for, and read up on their reviews. It’s always worth checking in on these reviews because you’ll discover what the company and the staff are like to work with, what state the equipment is in, which events have been successful for them in the past, and generally how trustworthy the firm is. You’ll soon sift out the good companies from the poor ones.
3. What else is on offer?
What will you get for your money? Will the company set up and leave you to your own devices during the course of the event or can you be assured that they will be nearby and ready to jump into action if you find yourself in a situation where urgent help is needed?
You can also shop around for getting more than just an inflatable marquee, as all good businesses will normally offer a range of packages, and usually at competitive rates. This could be anything from providing a DJ or a band, to a photographer and PA music system hire. This is always worth considering because they could well provide you with a cheaper, more straightforward option compared to sourcing all the separate elements by yourself.
Have you come across our amazing inflatable igloos and would like to find out more about hiring one along with a competent team to look after you and your guests?