The current guidelines are 1+ metres of space between each table or group. If the 2m distancing without other measures in place is used there will be a reduction of indoor seating capacity for most by approximately 20-50%.
For those who do not have surplus indoor space, using a temporary cover in their garden or part of their car park is a great option to supplement this loss in capacity. We have developed social distancing seating plans below for the various style on offer. The below drawings take into account 2m distancing (for approx. 1m distancing please see the individual product pages)
As standard all marquees come suitable for soft ground, for hardstanding we recommend the Pagoda or Hex, but in certain situations the Espree and Star can be put on hardstanding. We have a number of options available for securing to hardstanding, including our NanoLink water weights.
The Pagoda is ideal for either hardstanding or on soft ground. Its versatility to connect to eachother or other style, efficient use of space and year round suitability make it a popular style for a social distancing marquee. Due to the impending 2m distancing requirement, we have deemed sizes smaller than the 6x6m to be inefficient as they will only allow 1 table.
The Hex is a great looking marquee for either hardstanding or on soft ground. Its imposing size, included panoramic windows and year round suitability make it a great style for a social distancing marquee.
The Star an open air marquee that is great for the summertime. Best suited to soft ground, its imposing size, included panoramic windows and affordability make it a good option for a social distancing marquee if you have plenty of outdoor space.
The Espree is a modern 'stretch tent' design without the distadvantage of a traditional stretch tent. Ideally suited for soft ground, its modern style, included panoramic windows and year round suitability make it a great option for a social distancing marquee.
The Espree can be joined together at the ends or by the sides, great for if you need extra space that's seamlessly connected. Image courtesy of Godney Marquees
The Espree comes with walls, but when the weather is great why not leave them off for your party! (the crinkles are more obvious on this brand new tent, but subside over time). Image courtesy of Godney Marquees
With a traditional pole design with subtle curves, the Espree is great for weddings. This is 2x Espree 102 joined with a 28ft gutter. Image courtesy of MJM Marquees
Even with the internal poles in place, there is still plenty of room to eat and dance. Image courtesy of Godney Marquees
It's up to your imagination how the Espree can be dressed at night (fairy lights around the walls can look nice though!)
Easily attach the included walls at night
Why not add a bar? Image courtesy of Godney Marquees
The Espree provides loads of room with an open feel and in a few minutes can be protected against the elements with the Velcro on walls
The corners are heavily reinforced to handle stress points
Gutters can connect both sides of the Espree 102 to another Espree 102, or like here with an Espree 148. Also available is a gutter to connect to the 28x38ft Eureka Capri
Internally the gutters create a little bit more space, enougn for an extra table
Class leading poles: Designed for the UK weather, the Espree uses T6061 hard anodised aluminium poles with a 76mm diameter centre tube and a 3.2mm wall for the centre pole
Class leading securing: The included feet come with 3x 750x19mm double head irons per foot and make the tent stronger in harsher weather
The 6 smaller legs come with a small shoe each to prevent the pole from sinking or slipping. Also included is a 560mm stake to prevent the shoe from slipping inwards
You can essentially shorten the pole to get it into position easier, and then adjust it up to get a great tension. This is particularly useful on uneven ground
Connects with gutters to another Espree and the 6x6m Pagoda