Looking to buy Marquees & Tents?
Whether it's a birthday party for your little one or that special day in which you finally say, 'I do', OnBuy's offering of tents and pop-up marquees has something to make every special occasion the soirée it deserves to be (be it for ten toddlers or your entire social circle!). From stylish, pristine white models to funky garden alternatives, you’re sure to be simply spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the ideal base for your celebrations. Providing more shelter than a gazebo
and canopy combined, you'll be better shielded from the rain and draughts for a cosier experience – bonus! So, with an abundance of tents for garden parties, and a plethora of elegant marquee options that are bound to impress even the most discerning of guests (from a range of industry-leading brands, such as vidaXL
, and Outsunny
), our selection is simply teeming with choices, whatever your style and setting.
What’s the difference between a marquee and a gazebo?
There are two primary differences between a gazebo
and a marquee: size, and intended use. First and foremost, gazebos are much smaller outdoor structures that are designed to supplement a home garden or backyard. Traditionally, marquees are, instead, intended for commercial use and tend to shelter a larger number of guests during a bigger event.
Residential hard- and soft-top gazebos don’t usually exceed 5.4m x 5.4m in size, which is usually enough to comfortably accommodate around twelve people, with a full set of furniture
or large outdoor game
. Marquees look almost identical to their soft-top cousins, but are much more spacious inside. It’s not uncommon for event companies to rent out models as large as 9m x 27m (usually enough for a wedding, or the equivalent of a whopping four-hundred-person standing capacity), though OnBuy’s best-sellers tends to range from 2m x 2m to 6m x 16m.
How do I maintain my marquee?
Investing in a good-quality tent or marquee also means investing in the time to keep it clean, and constantly spick and span. All gala models are incredibly easy to maintain, given their plastic material and polyester, or PVC-coated structure. While these fabrics already offer high levels of protection against adverse weather, such as wind, rain, UV rays, dust, and other irritating pollutants, your marquee still needs to be inspected and cared for on a regular basis, primarily to increase its lifespan, and keep it consistently looking fresh and gorgeously new.
Inspect your tent at least once every season and expect to sterilise it (traditionally with tepid water and a soapy solution) at least a couple of times over the spring and summer, especially if you’re intending on using it frequently. Predictably, it’s more likely to pick up dirt and dust particles during the dismantling process, so take extra care during this stage. It’s also really important to consider where you’re going to erect the structure, as trees can often produce sap and general grime that washes off the leaves when it rains. To prevent this from happening, consider moving your marquee to an open area, where muck is less likely to accumulate.