Marquee space or Dome Marquee
Hire our marquee or hire a 3rd party one
Bawley Bush Retreat offers all event principals/organisers a range of marquee options to consider. This is additional to our function room, already included in our event tariffs. Third-party supplied marquees are welcome and there are some excellent options but, from December 2018, Bawley Bush Retreat will have its own 175sqm 6-sided dome marquee available for hire to guests at a fraction the hire cost of any 3rd party alternative. Our Netherlands-designed-and-manufactured Hexadome-Large event tent will easily house 150# cocktail style or 120# seated as well as providing space for a band and dance floor.
Our marquee frame will be permanently assembled and normally anchored to the ground but it is designed to be relocatable. At 16+m long, 14+m wide, 7.1m high the frame is made of sturdy 120mm diameter anodised aluminium and able to withstand constant weather exposure. The frame itself will permanently carry waterproof dimmable 12-volt colour-selectable strip-lighting, useable also when the frame is covered. Of the frame can also be custom lighted and decorated as desired by users. Our marquee frame will always be ready for alfresco use by guests willing to take their chances with the weather and for such uses there is no additional charge....the frame is included in our basic property hire charge.
If you want the frame covered with a waterproof white tent fabric, as shown in the photos above, creating a very large marquee for decorative effect as well as wind and rain protection then a marquee hire fee will apply. For that fee to be minimised that covered marquee configuration must be booked at least 2 weeks before your event. Such is the texture of the fabric it will allow internal lighting effects to be visible from the outside. We will organise to stretch fabric over the frame a day or two before your event and will remove it when weather permits, after your departure. A typical setup would be undertaken sometime Thursday or on the Friday morning with removal the following Monday. This is much the same erection/removal timing that a 3rd party marquee supplier would also follow. Note we have no solid floor but fabric hire includes annex matting to lay over our lawn.
None of the Hexadome photos on this page are taken at Bawley Bush Retreat but are presented to demonstrate to potential event organisers just what the structure we will be erecting late in 2018 could look like. The colour effects are obtained through the use of interior colour lighting. Note that the pink poolside marquee is a smaller version of the marquee we offer. Please note that our marquee area is set in the bush and has beautiful views over sweeping lawns to the adjacent coastal lake....we do not have the sea or pool views depicted in the photos. The frame-only pic is also a smaller version shown here to give an idea of what our frame will look like in its usual unclad configuration for alfresco events...EXCEPT that ours will also contain a lighting truss.
More: Our 175sqm frame/marquee will be erected in a fixed position at the north end of a 600sqm+ graded lawn area leaving plenty of level space for other desired celebratory uses, eg food or drink vans, games, outdoor furniture. There is no hard flooring available from BBR for the marquee though a lawn-friendly hard floor could be hired from a third party supplier if thought necessary. Extras that can be hired from Bawley Bush Retreat include a 5m x 4m waterproof dance floor and up to 6 marquee side panels to fully enclose the Hexadome's 6 arched openings. There are 3 opaque side panels that match the tenting fabric, one with a door and 3 clear panels, one with a door. An extra hire fee applies for each panel. See Wedding tariff schedule to budget for extras.
3rd party marquee? if you prefer to hire a 3rd party marquee, or you just want open lawn space in the place of our frame, you will need to budget for our modest frame-unanchoring-and-tow-away-and-back fee. A modest ground hire fee for any 3rd party-supplied marquee will apply and you would also need to allow for any extras from the supplier or annex matting hire (from us). Marquee suppliers well-familiar with Bawley Bush Retreat include nordic tent suppliers Kata Lane and Matakata, also clear wall/roof and standard wedding-tent suppliers South Coast Party Hire and Shoalhaven Party Hire... but you are free to hire from any professional, insured third-party provider.